5 of My Favorite Asian Food Spots in Portland, Oregon

Being in Seattle, we road trip to Portland, Oregon pretty frequently for food and shopping. Here are some of my more recent favorite spots from the past couple years. Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine Lots of special dishes at Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine, but my favorite is the crowd-pleaser: Volcano Cup Noodle with a beef short rib. Just be warned, it’s…
Portland, Oregon
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5 Back-to-School Teacher Outfits

We went back-to-school in-person at my district last week! This is my third year out of the classroom (time flies!), and while I’m no longer a high school English teacher, my work style now that I’m in an office is more or less the same as when I was in front of the classroom. Here are 5 of my favorite…
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Gingham Top and Linen Shorts

Is there a more summery combo than gingham and linen? As summer is winding down — the temperatures in Seattle have dropped a bit and I started back up at school again — I wore this look for one last hurrah during our downtown staycation last weekend. Zara gingham top (similar here and here), Madewell linen shorts, SHASHI raffia headband,Oliver…
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle Staycation Weekend Itinerary

Last weekend, we played tourist in our own city of Seattle and had a lovely staycation downtown at The Sound Hotel courtesy of Visit Seattle! Safety protocols in the city were top notch and everyone was masked indoors, so we felt safe while still being able to have fun. Read on for where we stayed, what to do, where to…
Seattle, Washington
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8 Best Desserts in Maui

Half the reason we go to Hawaii is to eat! We recently traveled there, and it was paradise to just chill at our beach house and bring back food to enjoy on the lanai while gazing into the ocean. We especially ate so many delicious desserts this trip so I thought I’d corral all the places in one post. For…
Maui, Hawaii
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Visiting Family in Austin + Itinerary (Sightseeing, BBQ, and more)

After getting the COVID-19 vaccine a few months ago, we’ve finally been able to fly and visit family! One of these trips has been to hangout with some of my husband’s family in Austin, Texas, which gave us precious time with his adorable nephews and niece! As WA state and many other places are opening up again, it’s ever more…
Austin, Texas
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