Summertime in the northwest has been breathtaking.
Sunshine, dusk not setting until after 9 and the sound of our birds chirping very early…I love the scent of grills going and finding a new joy daily when I visit our produce garden.
Dinner revolves around what we have an abundance of and that is ripe, ready to be picked, pulled or cut.
I love the way nature has such away of being present and an important part of our daily lives.
As are outdoor projects are consuming any spare time we have. I feel it is laying a wonderful beginning for future summers and also welcoming the other seasons throughout the year.
As we build our outdoor living space I dream of being outdoors as much as possible. I find myself loving these moments more & more…
With having seasons in the northwest we are trying to make our space to be weather resistant. We want to be able to sit out, probably with the fire going and take in the beautiful days & evenings throughout the year.
Such a happy artichoke!
Reaching high into the beautiful sky…
Spending the day with one of the boys’ great friends – nature at it’s finest. Having the best time!
I feel blessed daily for being so fortunate to take in the Pacific Northwest authentic sky. I find beauty in every single one.
Cooling off with a friend in all this wonderful warm weather.
Traveling for work has been in full swing…..
Admiring the beauty while in the air.
Seattle is just as gorgeous in the air…
Clean, green and pure beauty.
With traveling for over 15 years in my career. You come to appreciate it where you live even more. We are surrounded by beauty every moment. We just need to be willing to take it in.
Some highlights of traveling over the last month is I get to see some wonderful friends.
Also yummy eats!
Also been getting lots of wear out of my suede yellow loafers-Love!
Moscow Mules with some of the besties.
A little dancing… Jonesy (my east coast Jeff) is always up for having a good time. Also my roomie Mara!
He has been traveling non stop for work. Not home but a few days out of the month. We decided to put a rollaway bed under the stars on the balcony.
Mix up the hotels stays.
Jonesy, is such a great friend. He always makes me laugh until my stomached is aching. We have many memories over the years.
He adores my family. Has bonded with husband. Him and his partner are the ones in magazines for the many, many Christmas trees that start going up in I believe mid September. His partner Ryan had the honor of decorating the White House for the holidays.
They have the same passion for entertaining, events and parties.
Lauren has been such an amazing co-worker. We have become friends as we have so much in common.
I’m so thankful for her day to day help with my accounts. Most of all her loyal friendship.
Jim and I (another co-worker, friend & bestie) had to fuel up before a afternoon meeting in Manhattan Beach. Whole Foods was a must. Yummy sandwiches & real beanz natural coffee drink did the trick.
June & July is very busy…back in the air
Request from my boys… Grilled cheese. I had to make it extra special
Color is explosive. Texture, reflections, and raw beauty has me in awe…
I absolutely love creating healthy real food for my family.
The busyness of work, produce garden, summertime commitments, and our outdoor under major construction. I look to the empty canvas (my kitchen) and need to create…
Homemade healthier tortillas
Grilled Spicy shrimp tacos
After a year… Finally the treehouse is painted. The handmade sign I made is also up! The address writing matches our house written out numbers.
My son Bren has started British Soccer Camp.
He was on such a energy high when he arrived home after the first night.
“Mom, it was so awesome!”
He is doing it with his team; Eagles FC
I had a 8:30am meeting in Portland.
Leaving my house at 5am
I wanted to bring a treat for my amazing buyer and her assistant.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
They were so thankful.
This brings me endless joy!