Tuesday, June 14, 2016

where have I been?

I haven't been on my little blog site in quite a while. It's not that I don't have stuff to share...I do! We went to Argentina and spent a weekend in Vancouver, B.C. I'm making a new quilt and have been dog sitting a lot. We did some awesome landscaping to our yard (including a fountain!) with the help of my generous Mom who flew in from Illinois to help. I hope to update this page with all that stuff soon.

The reason for my absence is that I've been working on a very special project called Rain or Shine Guides, which is a blog that focuses on everything there is to eat, see and do around the Pacific Northwest. I'm writing the site with my good friend, Kristina Knaus. We are both lovers of travel and of trying new things and getting out and experiencing life. We decided other people could benefit from our knowledge (we will eat for you!) and thus Rain or Shine Guides was born. We are very proud of our site and are having a blast writing content. We have a few other fun things in the works, which hopefully I can share soon.

I would love it if you checked out my new project. You can follow along by email (sign up at the bottom of the homepage), and we are also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We also accept guest bloggers and would love for you to contribute to our site if you have a great idea or topic! You can email us at rainorshineguides@gmail.com!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

haunted coke machine

My friend, Kristina, and I had some time to kill the other day, so we went and tracked down the mystery coke machine in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Some people like to joke that it's haunted because nobody knows who actually fills it. You also don't get a choice of your soda...hence the "mystery." We ended up with a cherry Dr. Pepper. Nicely played, haunted coke machine.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

dogs in the back

Just wanted to share these two funny photo from Anders and my dog sitting adventures...dogs are seriously the best.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

cat cafe

Last night I went with some friends to Wallingford's new cat cafe called Meowtropolitan (worst name in the history of cafe names). It's exactly as it sounds...a cafe...with cats. You have to have a reservation to get in, and you are limited to 1 hour with the cats. The shop regulates the number of visitors, so the cats don't get over stimulated. The best part is that only about half of the cats are residents where as the other half are from the shelter and up for adoption! I highly recommend checking it out whether you're in the market for a cat or not. 

Prepare to be bombarded with cat pictures!

Who wants to go back with me?!?!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

life lately

It has been a busy December! In addition to all of the holiday festivities, Anders has been working his crazy holiday schedule at the market (80+ hours in a week!). We also signed up to be dog sitters on Rover and have had two clients already. We had a nice and relaxing Christmas Day, and we are looking forward to an easy New Year's Eve as well. I'm excited about our plans for 2016, but I'm always excited about plans, so that's nothing new! Let's do this!

Our first Rover client, Calvin

Holiday time with the boys at the market

My office is full of silly people especially during the holidays

Our second Rover client, Mac (we loved him so much we wanted to keep him)

Christmas Day dog walks with Mac and Maggie (and Santa)

 A pottery piece by 3SevensPottery I had made for Anders for Christmas. 

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

you cut

These pictures are from a few weeks ago when we went out to Carnation to a you-cut Christmas tree farm. We picked this particular farm because it is salmon safe meaning the farm protects wetlands, controls soil erosion and encourages plant and wildlife diversity. Awesome! We went early because we were working around a Seahawks game, which is why everything is covered in a blanket of frost. We're pretty happy with our little tree. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

world fishing journal

World Fishing Journal just aired an episode entirely about Pike Place Fish. I have watched a lot of shows on the fish market, and this one is much different. It is filmed documentary style and has in-home interviews with Johnny, the owner of PPF and Jim, their coach. It also features Anders and a few of the other guys. I really liked it and felt like it captured the spirit of the place and gave a cool look at the history. Johnny shows a lot of old pictures and talks about why he bought it. Check it out!

Passcode to view this episode: wfj