Keepin’ It Weird in Portland — A Photographic Journal

The weird, wacky and wonderful world of Portland, OR in pictures... If you've been following my blog, you know that Mike and I recently returned from 2-weeks in Portland, Oregon. Part of our purpose while in the City of Roses was to make every attempt to ingratiate ourselves into the local culture. In order to … Continue reading Keepin’ It Weird in Portland — A Photographic Journal

Day-by-Day in PDX – The Final Leg

Our 2-week experiment of living like locals in Portland, OR (cont'd)... As we reluctantly approached the end of our 2-week "trial period" of living like local Portlanders, we experienced a wave of contrasting emotions -- first, we felt the mounting pressure to see and do as much as humanly possible in our remaining three days...coupled … Continue reading Day-by-Day in PDX – The Final Leg

Day-by-Day in PDX — Part II

Living like locals in Portland, OR - our 2-week experiment (cont'd) From farmer's markets to Da Bears... Day 4: It's Saturday, and you know what that means...it's farmer's market time! Portland has more farmer's markets per capita than any other city and for good reason -- it's literally surrounded by farms on all sides.  Fruit … Continue reading Day-by-Day in PDX — Part II

Day-by-Day in PDX – Part 1

Living like locals in Portland - Our 2-week Experiment Our families and friends don't understand why we want to move to Oregon. Why would we want to give up all the comforts of the Midwest to pack up and move halfway across the country? To that I say, why wouldn't we? Well, to all the naysayers, … Continue reading Day-by-Day in PDX – Part 1

Tuscany’s Timeless Treasures

Part Due: The riches of the Montepulciano Region “In vino veritas.” (In wine there is truth.) – Pliny, the Elder, 23-79 A.D.      Italy, though smaller in size than France or California, is actually the world’s largest wine-producing country and one of the oldest, dating back to Etruscan times (from which the name 'Tuscany' is … Continue reading Tuscany’s Timeless Treasures

Flea Market Finds

Who doesn't love a great flea market? (OK, probably a lot of people, but that's really not relevant right now because WE love flea markets!) If you're willing to put the time and the effort into the "hunt," flea markets can be super  fun, fabulous and fulfilling.  I'm especially lucky because my husband, Mike, actually … Continue reading Flea Market Finds