Monthly Archives: September 2012

Santa Barbara

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After four nights in San Francisco, we spent another one in Monterey and then drove to Santa Barbara down the coast on Wednesday. The drive, like the one from Portland to San Francisco, was beautiful – although a bit foggy. I spent many summers here in Santa Barbara when I was younger, but the last…
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Portland to San Francisco

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My wallet disappeared from my purse on Tuesday evening in Portland, with a lot more cash than I care to admit and my credit cards/driver’s license/ID. I remember thinking the other day that it had been a long time since I bought the wallet but it was still in great condition and I hadn’t grown…
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Seattle

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I’m pretty sure I have discovered the world’s bestest ice cream. It’s the salted caramel flavor from Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream Shop in Seattle. Plus, did you know their scoops are the size of a baseball?!?  Although tomorrow we’re headed towards Portland, where I hear Salt and Straw is up for the challenge and might…
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Dallas

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It’s the first time I’ve ever been to Texas, although I haven’t seen much besides the hotel room and the conference room at the university. There’s a couple of things that have struck out to me: the size of everything, it’s all huge! And, that I was expecting very hot weather, and we didn’t get…
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Destination: Honeymoon

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We’ve been crazy busy lately, last week prepping everything for the wedding – DIYing and self-catering is no joke! – and this past weekend cleaning up. Tomorrow, though, we’re headed to Dallas for a couple of days (I have a conference there) and then we’ll board a plane to Seattle, where the actual honeymoon will…
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5€ Chairs

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Ever since we built the benches for the outdoor dining table we knew we wanted to upgrade them to chairs down the road, and use those benches with the cheaper dining table. We love the hand made benches, and they’re great for extra seating, but let’s face it, they’re not the most comfortable seating option…
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