Project Discover Week #12

When I say it's been a hell of a week, let me tell you, it's been one hell of a week! I don't know who was more nervous going to take the PMP certification exam, me or Mr. Misadventures.  I dropped the hubby off at 7:30 a.m. on Monday and sat at a coffee shop for four hours with my stomach twisted in knots while he took the test. I returned to pick him up at 11:45. 12:00 came and went 12:05, … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Perfect Kid-Friendly Road Trip

As summer draws near, many families are beginning to plan a vacation. Between low gas prices and warm weather, now may be the perfect time to hop in the car for a long family road trip. While long stints in the car leave many kids asking “are we there yet?” take a look at these tips to have them instead asking about the next road trip. Make the Journey Part of the Fun Car travel doesn’t have … [Read more...]

Hawaii Collection – Oh my, Hawaii!

I've been blessed to have been to Hawaii four times in the last couple of years (and I am due for another trip).  There is nothing quite like this island paradise. It breath-taking, relaxing, fun, tasty.  You can be adventurous as you want, explore the local cultures and foods, or do absolutely nothing and just enjoy the tropical breezes. I know the East Coast has the Caribbean and I've … [Read more...]

Project Discover Week #11

Have you ever dreamed of living on a houseboat? I have! I love the water and for most of my adult life, I have lived very close to some water source.  When we go on our walks along the Columbia River we pass a slew of houseboats, including the one above. However, we didn't have the clear weather shown in the photo. Instead this week, we had days and days of rain. We did manage to get in three … [Read more...]

J’adore #69 – Travel Gear Edition 3

I'm thrilled to bring you a new edition of J'adore, my series on my favorite internet finds. This one is focused on travel gear and travel related products.  Who would have thought when I published my first J'adore in 2010 that I'd ever get to #69! It's a testimony to the ingenuity of people and the entrepreneurial spirit that continually creates products we must have! Travel Gear that Protects … [Read more...]

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Currently | 4.18.17 Watching | Fate of the Furious. > Anyone who knows me really well knows that I am a Fast & Furious fangirl.  I have loved this franchise since the beginning and can't tell you how many times I've watched all the series. No joke I even assigned it to my team at my last job. I love the action, the stories, the family.  Fast & Furious 7 was tough, with the death of … [Read more...]

Project Discover Week #10

Project Discover is my weekly series originating from my 2017 word of the year, discover. Besides looking for a job I am focused on three things: Discover(ing) Portland Discover(ing) Exercise (re)Discover My Blogging Mojo You can follow along every week in my Project Discover Weekly Updates. It's been such a good week, I don't know where to start! Let's go with the fitness regime … [Read more...]

My Blog Income

At the beginning of the year, I shared my blogging tools. These tools are the ones I have been using over the past eight-plus years, both free and paid. I think bloggers are always experimenting with what works best for them and it is my intention to keep that post up-to-date and relevant so that it can be a resource for you. Now I'd like to share my blog income, how I earn money blogging on … [Read more...]

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Top 5 Things to Eat in Richmond

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