Raf and I went on an interesting hike at the Columbia Gorge last weekend. Again we found it in “100 hikes in Northwest Oregon” and it proved to provide us with all kinds mystery. Again. This time the hike referred to a trail that that barely existed. We finally found the trail by chance and […]Read More what a week!
The sun has actually come out in the PNW. Can you believe it? This photo was taken last weekend when Raf and I decided to go for a walk at Powell Butte in Portland. What a great place! And right in Portland. Another reason why I love living here. When you hike to the top […]Read More the one where I update you on some happenings.
My mom’s dog, Sam died yesterday morning. It wasn’t a big surprise because he was really old for a big dog. 16 years old. We all knew this was coming soon. But still, it’s hard. He was a great dog and we are all going to miss him. In fact, he was my favorite dog. […]Read More Rest in peace, little guy.
I decided to make my own hand cream again so last weekend I searched out the original recipe I used. After a bit of googling I found it! I used the linked recipe as a starting point and added to it my own ideas. I thought about eventually, once I get the formula just right, […]Read More Adventures in DIY
A couple of weeks ago I felt compelled to follow my creative impulses and they led me to this. I’ve been dyeing, spinning and knitting and I’ve opened my crafty Etsy shop. You can find it by clicking the banner below. I have lots of plans for the future! It’s like a floodgate has […]Read More Crafty Monday: Hats, Hats, Hats.