The Portlandiest of the Portland “Things”

I am really glad one of our neighbors posted this on Facebook today, otherwise I would have missed it.
The 30 Most Portland Things That Have Ever Happened In Portland
It's pretty good. Philadelphia friends and family - kind of like South Street, right? Just a little more widespread - so the entire city has this vibe. While we've never seen Darth or Gandalf, we have

February 22nd, 2013 0 comments live

Sharrows on Skyline?

Fog + bikers + Skyline Boulevard = one nervous driver on a recent early evening drive.

No, not me. Kenny. I was the nervous passenger. Haha. I was already nervous about the fog and Kenny taking the two-lane mountainous road - but then add some bikers who make me nervous on a normal, sunny day, and well, I need Tums.

Can we get some sharrows up

February 21st, 2013 0 comments live

Apizza Scholls

Ooooooh! I feel almost cool! We went to Apizza Scholls last weekend.

This is exciting for two reasons 1) I made a reservation and 2) it was on Food and Wine's 2012 best pizza places in the U.S. list . Don't be fooled - we brought the kids,  but the fact that we brought them somewhere where I made a reservation was a step up from our normal

February 18th, 2013 0 comments live

New Jersey Digs Oregon Beer

One of the best parts about Portland / Oregon is the thriving local brewery scene. My dad apparently agrees - and ordered a Portland brew tonight at the local Buffalo Wild Wings back in New Jersey!

I love this text for two reasons - 1) Portland made an impression and 2) he got auto-corrected, and subsequently, had to curse. I am quite sure he has no

February 16th, 2013 0 comments live

Officially an Oregonian

I had the joy of re-living the age of 15 this week.

I went to take my written driver's test again. This time, it was so I could become a licensed driver in my new home state.

What's that? Haven't I lived here for a while now?


Yes, I have.

For some reason, I wanted to hold on to one of the last bits

February 14th, 2013 2 Comments live

Mission: Fill the Walls is Coming Along

Before the holidays, Kenny and I spent a rockin' Saturday night hanging up some frames on the transition wall between our kitchen and living space / entry hall. It's a sizeable empty space that looked, well...very plain without anything on it.

We contemplated getting a stand alone bar or something along those lines, but we're not sure we want another piece of furniture in this

February 11th, 2013 2 Comments our house

I Rocked Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Cheesesteaks

Ok, ok, so this dinner really isn't the epitome of health, but it was Super Bowl Sunday and Kenny suggested we do it up Philadelphia take-out-style. But, since we obviously aren't in Philadelphia, this meant making it from scratch.

When we first married, Kenny and I made homemade pizza a lot. It was fun and we felt fancy. But it took forever.  These days, I

February 8th, 2013 2 Comments dinner that was rocked

Mom, Dad – This One’s For YOU!

Although I've only been a parent for six short years, I quickly learned that one of the most satisfying things is when someone tells you "you done good" by complimenting your child's behavior. It makes you grin ear-to-ear while your heart swells with more love than you ever imagined you could feel. And then it happens all over again every time you think of those

February 7th, 2013 7 Comments live

Weather report

True to the warning yesterday, today's weather has brought a bit of everything. The only constant is that it's felt pretty chilly all day. Not Philadelphia chilly. But chilly to the point where I bumped up the heat, so my purple fingers would go back to their normal beige.

We've had clouds, sun, rain, about 10 minutes of a heavy snowy / sleety / rain mix, clouds, more

February 5th, 2013 0 comments live

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