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What to Wear for Memorial Day Weekend

Hey hey Friends! Summer is almost here, and it's time to get your vacations on! It's also the weekend to celebrate members of the miliatry past and present. I always want to do my part by paying respects to men and women who have sacraficed greatly for our freedoms. One way I love to  honor service members on Memorial day, is by wearing the colors that represent our flag. Today I'm sharing an outfit I styledf or this weekend. Check out my tips on how you can put together a similar look! Stylish Off the Shoulder  Dress This dress screams summer and is so versatile for many different climates.  I love off the shoulder looks for warm weather. Here in the Northwest summer days are usually warm, but the evenings can get quite cool.  Always keep a jean jacket or short sweater around to layer with a dress of this type. I 'm in love with the unique print of this dress from FAIRWEATHER CANADA.  I found it recently in Kelowna B.C. on the way back from visiting my mum in Calgary.

Untold Italy Pocast Interview: A Solo Trip to Northern Italy

  Unotld Italy: A Solo Trip to Northern Italy Grand Canal Venice: Vaparetto ( Water Bus) in backround Last month I had the honor of being a guest on the Untold Italy Podcast.   ( don't judge me ha, I said so and ya know a lot, it was my 1st time!) I was interviewed by Katy, the host and Travel Writer of the blog Untold Italy.   I would be thrilled if you downloaded the show and listen to Episode #66.   If you are new here , WELCOME !

1 Day Seattle Southside Itinerary: The Perfect Spring Daytrip

Are you looking for the perfect spring break getaway close to home? Look no further! If you live in WA State or are visiting the area,  Seattle Southside  has lots to offer.  Most tourists are aware of the attractions offered downtown Seattle, but may not know the gems awaiting in the south! This 1 day Seattle Southside itinerary offers a step by step guide for a fun day trip for spring break, or anytime of year. Our family spent a fun packed day this past Saturday on a media tour. Always take time to explore your own backyard.For an absolutely perfect one day in Seattle Southside utilize these practical tips based on your travel style or needs. Seattle Southside includes the cities of Tukwila, Seatac and Des Moines . *This post is in collaboration with Seattle Southside Tourism Authority. We were hosted at the following businesses for a media tour. All opinions & photography are my own.( Hot Air balloon image only: courtesy of Seattle Southside)* Seattle Southside Spring Break Iti

San Francisco: See the Top 5 Attractions in 5 Hours

*This post contains affliate links. If you click or purchase; I may receive a small commission at no additonal cost to you . Today I am sharing one of my favorite all time spots to visit, the city by the Bay- San Francisco. It's a great place for a day trip or an extended vacation. I was there for just a few hours this time, so this post will cover the 5 places I visited in 5 hours. These are the most popular attractions, and well known to most vistiors. Some day I hope to take time to find some of the hidden treasure of the city.

Banff Upper Hot Springs: A First Time Visitor's Guide

  *This post contains affiliate links. Which means if you click or purchasse I may receive a small commission at NO extra cost to you.   Today I'm sharing a First Time Visitor's Guide to Banff Upper Hot Springs. We are all stuck inside doing the social distancing thing, and dreaming of our next getaway.  I'm fueling your wanderlust, and hoping we get the green light to travel again soon.   I was born a few hours east of Banff, in Medicine Hat Alberta. I love every opportunity to write about my amazing and scenic country; Canada. 

56 Things I've Learned in 56 Years

This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you choose to click through and make a purchase, I make a small commission at no cost to you.  Wow where did January go?! Today is Feburary 10th, my 56th bday.  Although the 50's are getting farther in the rear view mirror, ha ha -it's all good! I cherish life, family and celebrate another year of blessings.

Top Places for a Staycation in Seattle

Happy New Year Since traveling is on the downlow, a staycation is wonderful idea. It's fun way to escape the grind and experience gems in your local area. Since I live near the Emerald City, I'm sharing ideas for a staycation around Seattle.  If you don't live in the Seattle area, save this post to reference for later.  

What to Wear for Valentine's Day

*This post is in collaboration with Chico's Boutiques. All opinions are my own Hello friends, I hope your New Year is off to a great start. The last year has been a crazy ride for all and I'm glad we can put it behind us. I've been on a hiatus from blogging for a month. A rest during the holidays was wonderful. I hope you were able to relax some during the busy season.

Best Things to do in Tempe Arizona for Christmas

  Photography: Courtesy of Tempe Tourism This post is in collaboration with Tempe Tourism Board. All opinions are my own W elcome to Tempe, the city of lakeside views and creative hues! I recently visted Tempe Arizona, via a virtual press tour  on zoom. Tempe Tourism took us on a an interactive trip to the best spots in the city. I can't wait to acutally visit in person, hopefully next year! There are many exciting adventures to discover, including top shopping and eats in the metro Phoneix area. 

An Exciting Day at Portland Japanese Garden

*  Gifted Experience: This post is in collaboration with the Portland Japanese Garden.  We received complimentary entrance into the garden, in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own **Affliate links contained in this post.   I'm excited to share my tips for visiting the Portland Japanese Garden , in Oregon.  I usually visit the Portland area twice a year.  It is a beautiful Northwest city, and has outstanding outdoor experiences to enjoy. I've been wanting to visit the Japanese Garden for a long time. I'm was happy to collaborate with the garden in Portland.  Today I'm sharing top tips for visiting this amazing venue.