October 2016

The Northwest Pacific Coast

Along the Pacific coastline, high up in northwest Washington, lies a place of quiet retreat and natural beauty. Welcome to La Push, a town in northwestern Washington that’s part of the Quileute Indian reservation and has the westernmost zip code in the contiguous US. This unspoiled coastline is at the northwest corner of the state. Only a handful of beaches (that are accessible by car) lie north of it…

Looking Back at My 2016 Garden

Being a gardener is a year by year experience. Here in the north, we judge our results in the fall after growing for only 5 months. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my plants and seeds into the ground until Memorial Day weekend, as it was incredibly rainy and cool in May. Being that I don’t have the space nor materials to grow seeds indoors late winter, I sow late in spring, and usually don’t have any issues. I thought posting some information here might help other midwestern gardeners or at least show that gardening isn…

Living on One Income

Since the year 2000, my husband, kids, and I have lived on one income. It hasn’t always been easy (especially when we had to pay 2 mortgages for six months due to moving), but we found a way to make it work – without handouts and without loans…

My Fantasy Football Life

  I didn’t always spend my Sundays watching football, but now, almost my entire Sunday is devoted to it. (Ever watch RedZone on the NFL Network? It’s awesome! Read about it in a previous post here.) Football only became a huge part of my life when I got involved in fantasy football…