Nothin’ but the oooey gooey . . . Marvelous Cinnamon Rolls

Dear Friend asked for recommendations on where to find a good classic cinnamon roll in Seattle? If you have seen one roll you have seen one roll. Each bakery has their own style, none of which were what her taste buds where searching for….  Grand Central – too dry, no frosting; Cinnabon – too commercial, […]

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The Art of Packing the Picnic Hamper

Etiquette Roulette Time: Courtesy of Amy Vanderbilt, Miss Manners, Smokey & Yogi Bear Eleanor Roosevelt would say: no one can make you go picnicking without your consent. Only YOU can make a picnic Fabulous… Source: Amy Vanderbilt’s 1952 COMPLETE Book of Etiquette (p. 309), Miss Manners 1938 Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior (p. 134) & Random […]

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Promoting Culture II – Champagne of Life

In follow up to my January 23rd post about promoting culture, in the form of yogurt, here is a post about taking it to the next level – Kombucha.  So beyond a beverage I enjoy, What is Kombucha? Pronounced – kŏm’bū chah  (kobooocha) In a nutshell: Effervescent fermentation of a sweet black tea Who does […]

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Reach & Read: Grayson

Grayson by Lynne Cox Is it really a book about a baby whale? Sure, if you judge it by its cover. Lynne has shared with us a personal memory of swimming with a baby whale separated from its mother.  She describes all of the vibrant sea life and the swimming experience in a way that […]

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Mossy Walk

Today I launched a new creativity campaign – Mossy Walks. Inspired by a single paver near our driveway and a never ending supply of green, unassuming, intricate mossomeness in BeHi.  What began as just a reason to get out for a walk, log some steps on my FitBit and finally take a photo of that […]

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Reach & Read: Half Broke Horses

Half Broke Horses – Jeanette Walls Walls delivers many answers to disbeliefs conjured up during the unbelievable but true story line in The Glass Castle.  How can Jeannette be so resilient? Under what circumstances did her parents meet?  I always love a back story and this is no exception. Definitely more action packed than the […]

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