Pittock Mansion Portland OR Haunted

The Nation’s Most Haunted Cities: Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon is considered one of the nation’s top 10 most haunted cities by many.  In the 1800s, Portland was a bustling port town, with many shipments and sailors arriving and departing each day from all around the world. Unfortunately, all of the activity associated with the ports, coupled with labyrinthine underground tunnels that run…

Suncrest Sunset 2

Travelin’ Thursday

This past weekend Captain America and I visited some of his family at a reunion-of-sorts in Prineville. His brother’s wife’s family owns property out in the country, on which they have built a “western town.” Her father initially started the project for their wedding, and over time new buildings have gone up, such as the…

Bridesmaid Dress

Always the Bridesmaid

A few weeks ago I had the wonderful experience of shopping for bridesmaid dresses with my bridal party.  Actually, it wasn’t so wonderful at all – it was really more like the most miserable experience thus-far in the wedding planning process.  But it was fun to hang out with my girls and get their help…

Pedicure

An Ode to Being Pampered

Last Friday I got my first pedicure…and it was amazing… Normally I’m not a big “girly” girl.  Okay, so I am in certain situations – if I see a spider I’ll holler until Captain America comes and takes care of it, for example.  But as far as my “upkeep” goes, I’m pretty easy going.  I…

Inspire Your Day - A Kind Reminder

A Kind Reminder

Sitting on the balcony of our hotel on the coast last month, I looked down and saw this awesome reminder written in the sand: I’ve often written my name in the sand, created games of tic-tac-toe, and made plenty of sandcastles, but I love the idea of writing a message for others to stumble upon.…