Category: Weekend in Pictures

Week in Pictures

With a view like this, who wouldn’t want to mow? We are still LOVING our new electric mower – no gas, bay-bee! Nothing like a quick getaway over to the beach at Fort Stevens State Park this past day off – windy and gorgeously sunny! October is the best!!! And of course, what is a week without some evidence of…

Before + After = The Laundry Room

Not terribly sexy to some, but hey – I’ve never had a laundry room! Our washer & dryer was down in the basement on cold hard concrete next to the spare bedroom. To have one on the main floor that’s easily accessible, well lit, and has room to, well, launder? Kinda cool. Anyhow, when we saw the house, the then-owner…

Eco-licious

Stuff to think about this week: THIS is a huge example of why unions – and photojournalists – are so essential, and MUST be supported. Australia’s racism problem in a nutshell – yet the author even misses the boat when it comes to the intersection of racism and sexism, not calling out the obvious – old white dudes running these…

Week in Pictures

With our big-ass kitchen work table fully completed, baking is afoot! And with last week’s chill and rain, it meant that homemade gingersnaps were a requirement! Two pieces of advice on making these: 1) Take them out of the oven a minute before they look done, which ensures they are chewy instead of crunchy, and 2) Eat four immediately, save…

Week in Pictures

Sunday late morning and listening to Mavis Staples, Blind Boys of Alabama, Mahalia Jackson and so many other greats on the Gospel Train show here on Coast Community Radio. Reggae. Old school jazz. Banjo twangin’ folksy stuff. And even some good stuff to boogie to here and there, plus news courtesy of the best journalists out there, NPR. All on…

Week in Pictures

Happy Birthday this week to my sweetheart who turned 51!  We started out with brekkie out and a walk down a fairly quiet Cannon Beach (yay for his birthday being just after the summer holiday has ended!) then he got his wish of going for his first ever ride in a small plane – a biplane to be exact –…

Week in Pictures

A much needed escape from DIY-land to the beach. While we did a quick trip to Short Sands to spread Ruby’s ashes, this was our first actual beach time since moving here where we could just get our feet wet, wander down the sand and…exhale. Water savings in play! I’d bought three dual flush toilets from Home Depot for $99…

City Mouse –> Country Mouse

The other day I was standing in a parking lot, waiting for our Azure delivery (it’s like Costco for organic/non-GMO foods – cheaper, in bulk, and there are delivery spots all over the country, love it…), and chatting up a lady about what we were ordering, where I was from (being the new kid in the group, after all), etc.…

Week in Pictures

Holy moly, seems all I’ve had much time for in blog-land are “week in pictures” posts with all that we are still working on with the house! I promise there will be more words and topics soon 🙂 In the meantime, here’s another BIG glimpse into our world and some of the things commandeering our time this summer…!!   Well…