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Before The Blog

This blog began in the lovely San Luis Obispo County, California where we lived for a long time before moving to Washington in 2020. 

Human - Human behavior

An Update On Us

I revamped my “About” section this week and turned it into a post, this time adding a fresh social media pic, new details about my crazy days as a government reporter and what really happened in the events that led me to become a stay-at-home mom.

Real Estate - Property

We Bought a House!

Escrow closed on our new Gig Harbor property yesterday and we’re officially homeowners again!!

It took four months of looking in person, 11 months of looking online 🤪 and dozens of blue shoe bootie/mask-covered Covid showings to find this home — but we did it! Thank you for sharing in all of it with us 🏡.

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New Year, Same Me.

New year, same me.

It’s 2021, so here’s a quick ‘oh, hey there!’ for anyone new.

I’m a longtime newspaper reporter turned stay-at-home mom, stepping out from above the fold to do my own thing as a writer. 🤞🏻 What you’ll get from me are stories about places to take kids. Except now with the pandemic and our big move from California to Washington, you’ll also see our endless search for a house, a remodel, cabin life, and all the ways this California girl is settling into the Evergreen State.