Easy Girl Scout cookie ice cream

Where are all my Girl Scout cookie fans at? Let’s face it, Girl Scout cookie season is by far one of the best seasons of the year. Don’t tell me you don’t get super excited when you see cookie stands set up outside the grocery store. Or when your coworker’s kids hit you up for sales. It’s…

Budget friendly turkey pot pie

As much as I love being a foodie and eating new and exciting things all the time, I always have room in my stomach for good ol’ comfort food. You know what I’m talking about- the dishes that instantly make you think of your mom or even your grandma. The dishes that you ask for whenever you’re…

Pho Saigon, Moses Lake

I’m a huge (HUGE!) fan of Asian cuisine and I think a lot of that comes from my upbringing. (This would be a good time to read the “about” section…hint hint.) However, for those who don’t know, I am a full fledged island girl. I was born in Hawaii and raised on Guam. Both places…

Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle, Spokane

I’m literally kicking myself for not knowing about Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle before this week. I go to Spokane pretty frequently for shopping trips, girl’s weekends and other special occasions but for some reason have never stumbled across this gem. The Milk Bottle is known for their milkshakes (made from their homemade ice cream), their…

Historic Edgefield, Portland

The Edgefield has officially become one of my favorite Pacific Northwest vacation spots. It’s located  just outside of Portland which makes for an easy weekend getaway. The Edgefield is actually part of the McMenamins chain. For those who aren’t familiar, McMenamins takes historic properties, such as schools or other buildings, and turns them into hotels, music…

Sweetheart cinnamon rolls

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. Even if I didn’t always have a significant other it was still a lot of fun. I mean, it’s basically a 24-hour free for all to seek out all the chocolate and champagne you can find. Aka – Heaven! I especially love how even the most normal things get turned…

5 unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! No need to panic about what to get for that special someone though because I’ve done the hard work for you. I went outside the box and came up with a few gift ideas that are not only fun, but that take advantage of some of our area’s…

Nicholas Restaurant, Gresham

I’m a huge believer in trying new things while on vacation, especially when it comes to food. I have a rule that we’re not allowed to eat at restaurants that we have back in our town while we’re on vacation. I mean, where’s the fun in that? Experiencing new things is why vacations exist. And…

Portland or bust!

Hey friends! I promise I haven’t forgotten about you! It’s been a really busy week for us as we’ve been getting ready for my annual birthday trip to Portland. Last year we were pretty ambitious and stayed at a couple of different hotels in different areas of the city. It was a lot of fun…

Perfect French Press at home

“Coffee first, everything else second.” This quote rings true for me every single morning. I have been drinking coffee for more than a decade, so at this point, it’s definitely priority number one as I go about starting my day. You could say I’m pretty much addicted. And while I love coffee, I’m definitely not…

Bacon wrapped, spinach artichoke stuffed chicken breasts

I don’t normally end up with the chef’s hat at home, so it’s kind of big deal when i plan and execute an entire meal all on my own. I mean, I can count on one hand how many times I’ve cooked for Cotey throughout our relationship. I would be able to use two hands…

Date night hack: Michael’s for under $30

Now don’t get me wrong, you should always want to splurge on date night. In fact, there are times when you almost have to spoil your significant other (first dates or anniversaries,  for example). But sometimes, you just want to go out and have a nice dinner without spending an arm and a leg. And…