After spending countless weeks living vicariously through my friend’s travel photos on Facebook from Italy, Spain, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Mexico, I had enough.
Inspired to plan our own trip, I called up my travel agent, Kim Johnston. She’s an experienced agent based out of Tacoma, who has been all over the world. I wanted to share some of her travel wisdom, because if you are itching to get out and explore, it’s not too late to put together a fantastic summer getaway. Continue reading “Get Outta Town.”→
Maybe it was after our trip to Italy, but at some point recently I vowed to stop drinking crappy wine.
And by “crappy,” (excuse my third grade verbiage) I mean wine that I’m just kind of meh about.
Problem is, when it comes to purchasing wine, I have no idea what I’m doing, or how to escape meh. For years I’ve simply wandered the aisles of stores, picking anything that catches my eye with a cutesy label or a funny name, praying to the wine gods my $6.99 bottle tastes close to decent.
Life is too short to waste it on bad wine.
In search of help, I sought out an expert friend of mine to shed some light on what I consider a delicious yet overwhelming topic. My friend and Zumba buddy Tracey LaPierre is an enologist and owner of Seattle Wine Lab, a quality control consulting firm for winemakers. With over 16 years in the wine biz, who knew my key to drinking better wine has been two-stepping next to me this entire time in Zumba class?
In 2015, couples spent an average of $32,641 on their wedding.
I don’t know about you, but a price tag like this gives me anxiety. This is one of several reasons we eloped.
Yes, we eloped. It was a lovely, teeny-tiny ceremony in October 2013 in Woodinville, WA.
When it comes up, I get a lot of questions. There are several reasons we made this choice, and I don’t regret it.
If your dream is to have a huge ceremony, that’s fine. However, I bring this up because I’ve had conversations with brides-to-be admitting they never wanted a huge ceremony and feel completely overwhelmed.
I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be this way.