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It’s Beautiful Here Part Two

As I said in my last remodel post, our ten year old furniture was showing its age. Timing was on my side since we began the remodel in October, it was close to Black Friday sale time. I am the self proclaimed queen of shopping on a budget. Our biggest purchase was a new sectional sofa but I… Continue reading It’s Beautiful Here Part Two

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Wow! Our Trip to Iceland

I still can’t believe we went to the most beautiful country in the world. Last spring I heard of an airline called Wow Airlines. They were starting nonstop service from LAX to Reykjavik and there was a special sale in October for $99 one way fares. The dates happen to synch with Olivia’s school October… Continue reading Wow! Our Trip to Iceland

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Our House Remodel Part One

We bought our house ten years ago. I have told this story many times about how we put thirteen offers on twelve different houses and each time we were outbid. After searching online, going to open houses every weekend and having my heart broken for an entire year, it was a miracle when we bought our… Continue reading Our House Remodel Part One

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Train from Portland to Los Angeles

All Aboard!! After a delicious late brunch we said a tearful goodbye to our friends and headed to Union Station in downtown Portland. Since we arrived early and there’s no long lines or security checks we dropped off our luggage at the fancy-pants first class lounge.  We took an Uber to go shopping and I played some… Continue reading Train from Portland to Los Angeles

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The Timberline Lodge

Anyone who knows me knows that Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is my jam. I love that movie so much but I’m weird so I know more facts about the filming of the movie than the average person. The film’s famous opening scene was filmed at the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood so I was stoked that Story… Continue reading The Timberline Lodge

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Train to Portland, Oregon

It’s funny how we ended up back in Portland during the same week as our summer road trip last year. Since we were heading north to visit Evelyn & Dion in Seattle, I thought it would be fun to take the train back home to LA with a stop in Portland to visit our friends Story & Chris.… Continue reading Train to Portland, Oregon