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If you read my last post, you know D and I were recently in Maui, Hi. As promised, I am putting together a Maui travel guide. All of the Hawaiian islands have their own unique style and culture. D and I have been to 3 of 6 main islands you can visit, one of which […]

Hawaii, travel

Maui, Hawaii : Travel Guide

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Hiii friends! If you follow me on Instagram, you should be, (shameless Instagram plug) but you also noticed D and I took a trip to Maui last week. Hawaii holds a special place for both of us because we got married in Kauai.  It seemed fitting to head back to Hawaii for our first anniversary. […]

Hawaii, travel

Our Stay: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

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D and I recently began a Whole30. It is an elimination diet, focused around eating whole foods. This means no sugars, carbs, dairy and importantly alcohol. The diet really makes you focus on whole, healthy eating. I’ve really enjoyed this refocus on the food I’m putting in my body. A couple weeks ago, I was […]

portland, reviews

Explore: Canning Class with Sarah Marshall

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Every year as soon as the holidays are fully behind us, D and I like to take a weekend trip to somewhere warm. In the past, we’ve gone to Las Vegas and Palm Springs, but this year, we wanted to try somewhere new! After a couple days searching the internet, we landed on Austin Texas. We […]

Texas, travel

Austin, Texas : Travel Guide

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Brunch in Portland is quite the event. There are SO many tried and true brunch favorites in town. I always am looking to try the newest brunch menus, but that comes at a cost…waiting in line. Trust me when I say D is reluctant (at best) to wait in line for breakfast. It’s never an […]

portland, reviews

Review: New Brunch Menu – Circa 33

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If you didn’t know- Valentine’s Day is this week. While there are parts of Valentine’s Day I think are a bit cheesy, that said I do enjoy a good excuse for date night! D and I love a good date night dinner. Last week we were invited to try Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse at the new ilani […]

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Review: Date Night at Michael Jordan’s Steak House

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Maybe it is me, but January has been rough. Work has been super busy. I find myself going into my home office when its dark and when I come out- the house is dark again. I’ve chatted with friends and colleagues and heard a similar story. The winter days are short, dark and in the […]

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Recipe: Matcha Latte

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Happy 2018 friends!  We are almost one month into the new year already. I love the start of the year. You can always make positive changes in life, but the new year is a fresh start. I appreciate the opportunity for a bit of self-reflection and a renewed sense of focus on the future. While […]

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Welcome 2018

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Holiday travel season is upon us. D and I are in Los Angeles as you read this post. Holiday travel can be a stressful time. Even if you are a well-seasoned traveler, being surrounded by other people who only travel during the holidays can also cause trouble. I’ve partnered with Uncommon Goods to bring you […]

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Holiday Travel Tips with UnCommon Goods

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Oregon is becoming a wine capital of the world. I recently heard there are almost 700+ labels of wine coming out of Oregon. That is crazy! With so many options- how do you choose? I’m here to help. I partnered with Toyota and went on a wine tasting adventure and I have some of my […]

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Explore: Oregon Wine Country with Toyota

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