Finding a Christmas Tree & Little Joys

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been that involved in the process of finding, or cutting down, a Christmas tree. As a kid, I remember watching my parents pushing and pulling our annual, large evergreen through the back door, across the kitchen, and into the living room, all the while (lovingly) telling me and my sister to stay out of the way (I’ve come to…

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A Rainy Autumn Visit to Orcas Island

  Visiting Orcas Island in the off-season is such a treat—it’s incredibly quiet and cozy without the summer crowds. No matter the season, Orcas always offers some pretty incredible pacific northwest scenery, so naturally I was pretty excited when Matt and I booked our trip to visit this little island with our friends from out of town. We rented a…

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Vacation Preview: Orcas Island

Last week I was able to get out of town for a few days to Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. Orcas is probably my favorite island in the PNW, and visiting this time of year was such a treat. Orcas is a place that’s completely transformed by Autumn. Typically in the summer, downtown Eastsound is sunny and buzzing…

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