A Month of Creative Spending

As we head back into the school year, close out our summers, and realize that over half the year has passed it’s a perfect time for self reflection. If you don’t follow me on Twitter, you probably don’t know that halfway through this month I will be ending my current project. Without a guaranteed paycheck, many would probably be sinking into panic. You’ll notice, I’m not. I have a plan. And I’m starting it now. Once I have no job, I’ll be cutting my budget in half each month. So in preparation, I’m using August to tighten that proverbial belt. No … Continue reading A Month of Creative Spending

Weekend of July 10th

July 10 Honeyhoney  Start your weekend off right with some soulful southern rock. You might even see me there. Find me and I might just buy you a beer. 😉 🍻 July 11 Milk Carton Derby Seafair keeps bringing the excitement and this weekend it’s at Greenlake. Races occur every 15-30 minutes and there’s enough to keep you and the little ones engaged. Bring a picnic and make it a day. July 12 Seafood Fest I’ve heard it many a time “I forget how close we are to the ocean”. And I get it, kinda. But here’s a reminder, there’s an ocean right on … Continue reading Weekend of July 10th

Weekend of July 3rd

July 3 – Wooden Boat Festival All weekend long you have the chance to celebrate all wooden boats, from little toy ones to massive vessels. July 4 – Cal Anderson Park Independence Day Picnic This is a truly, kid-friendly, pet-friendly, event that allows you to celebrate the 4th without the loud bangs and booms. There’s a pie-eating contest, which means this picnic is the real deal. Seafair Fireworks Just a couple of years ago there was the possibility Seattle would have no fireworks shows. Local businesses stepped up and the show goes on. Anywhere around Lake Union is likely to give you … Continue reading Weekend of July 3rd

5 Ways to Make Life Easier

As I busy single mom, I often find myself short on time. There is always dishes to be done, laundry to be folded and toys to be picked up and tossed away. (The latter is more of dream) Acknowledging we cannot do it all, I’ve found a few short cuts that make life easier. 1) Milk Delivery Each week my milk shows up and I didn’t have to go to the grocery store. If you’re like me, this is the one thing of which you’re always running out. I just need to remember to grab it out of my Smith … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Life Easier

Weekend of June 26th

June 26 – Eddie Izzard Tonight is the last show in Seattle, and trust me it’s the best way to spend your evening. Per his usual style Izzard incoporates history into his standup and takes twists and rambling turns. June 27 – Urban Craft Uprising Over 150 independent vendors come out to show the best of the craft world. It’s like etsy on drugs. Go explore, find a unique piece to bring home. Willie Nelson with Alison Krauss Spend the evening with Willie and Alison. He’s still got it and if a little guitar picking gets your boots tapping, you’ll have a lovely night … Continue reading Weekend of June 26th

5 Best Picnic Spots in Seattle

Seattle is a beautiful city, full of parks, greenspace and plenty of viewpoints. There’s usually something going on in a park near you, but for me the best activity is a picnic. And in honor of International Picnic Day (June 18th), I’ve put together my favorite picnic spots in the city. 1) Gas Works Park I love this park. It gives an impressive view of the city plus on Tuesday nights you can watch the sailboats race. I prefer to snag a spot on the hill, but the view is just as impressive on the eastside of the park. Bring a kite, … Continue reading 5 Best Picnic Spots in Seattle

Weekend of June 12th

June 12 – Seattle Fashion Week You might be surprised by the designers that reside here in Seattle. Check out one of the events and be prepared to ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’. June 13 – Prairie Home Companion What better way to enjoy the soothing tones of Garrison Keeler than with a glass of wine at The Chateau? I’ve never witnessed this live, but I enjoy the broadcast and it always sounds like they’re having so much fun. So why not go? Georgetown Carnival If you’ve never spent time in this neighborhood, this event is a great excuse. This growing neighborhood, home to some fabulous … Continue reading Weekend of June 12th