Spending a Lot of Time in Washington

This year has been FULL of work travel and that means I have been keeping the I-5 nice and warm between Oregon and Washington. This fall I headed back to Seattle for another work trip and even though I manage to be up there a lot; I still find new things to love. Here are 5 new things that I fell in love with during this last trip.

  1. Homegrown
  2. Seattle Great Wheel
  3. Museum of Pop Culture
  4. Funko World Headquarters
  5. Tipsy Cow Burger Bar

Simple Holiday Decorating

I love every holiday and I love decorating my house to reflect that holiday but this year has been really difficult with all the time that I have spent away either on a trip or in the office. It isn’t getting better for me anytime soon. But I don’t want to pass up any more holidays this year and not decorate so I have been in search of very simple and quick ideas to help me feel more like me during the holidays.

Here are 5 ideas to help spur you along down a simpler path as well.

Not Your Usual Sweets

It is that time of year again when everyone turns on their ovens and starts baking. This year for me is a little different. I have actually given up sugar . . .actually even more then that, I have given up sugar, sweeteners of any kind, and any food that tastes sweet. I am not sure if or when I might incorporate somethings back into my diet but it won’t be for awhile.

In the meantime, I was thinking about everyone else with this post. Sometimes that greatest step we can make for ourselves is making the smallest change. Consider baking this year but using different flours, different sweeteners, or adding veggies to the mix. You never know but you might end up with something new you like.

So here are 5 recipes to get you thinking outside of the box.

  1. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. Coconut Macadamia Bars
  3. Healthy Chocolate Donuts
  4. Deep Dish Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies
  5. Homemade Healthy Tagalongs