Since I have really short eyelashes and don’t want to pay a well-known beauty brand big bucks for their magical eyelash growth serum, I decided I would make my own. Plus, I am not fond of all the unknown chemicals that these companies add into their products. I am trying to go through life now with a more natural approach even though it’s a little more expensive. My family and I are important to me and so is our health, so it’s worth it.
Kells Irish Pub and Restaurant in Downtown, Portland, Oregon is one of those popular spots that everyone has to try at least a couple of times.
They have the traditional Irish Pub food that one would expect, like Sheppard’s Pie, Cabbage & corned beef, lamb stew, Irish cider and more. They also have burgers and fries if you want American, which was perfect for my daughter since she wouldn’t try either of our meals.
I’ve really only eaten the Sheppards Pie here and it’s been good every time. I don’t know what a REAL Sheppard’s pie is supposed to taste like, so I am only going by what my taste buds know from here since I’ve never been to Ireland to have real Irish food. (Maybe one day I’ll get over there)
It’s that time again for our yearly Clark County Fair trip!
We always hit up the first day (Friday, August 4th) since it’s free with the coupon from Fred Meyers. But, it ended up being a scorcher this year, so we were only able to last until about 10am-2pm.… Continue Reading
If you’re a caffeine addict like most of the world, you’ll obviously need a cute coffee mug to drink out of. Am I right!?
As some of you know, I run an Etsy Shop, but with busy summer days comes low sales and not as many views as a small business owner hopes for. So I figured I would do a shameless plug for myself since I also run a blog. It’s like a win-win for both. Create content + get a possible sale.
I haven’t been able to stock my shop with as many new ideas as I would like. But maybe one of these weekends I can get some ideas out of my head and onto coffee mugs.
Here are 5 Cute Coffee Mugs Found on Etsy
(in my shop *wink*)
Mermaid at Heart
You can get this cute coffee mug ——> here
This is a cute mermaid at heart glitter coffee mug using a mix of blue and pink glitter to match the cup design.
This is one of those personal posts that gets me kind of heated; okay, fired up, A LOT!
Drug addiction is NOT a disease. Just like drinking is not a disease; it’s a choice! You choose to take that drink and you choose to do that drug. No one is putting a gun to your head, telling you you must do these things.
Calling it a “disease” just placates the drug user/alcoholic and makes them feel better about the problem. Calling it a disease is counter productive and enables them to keep on their destructive path because in calling it a “disease” they don’t have to take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. Basically, giving the person a free pass.
I have zero sympathies or compassion for addicts. Especially those that relapse for no good reason other than they have no will-power to control their emotions.
It’s summer, it’s hot and you need something cool to get you through the sweltering heat; make up some tasty hemp and chia poop emoji yogurt-sicles for you and the littles!
I actually found these while walking around Walmart. They were in a middle aisle in a giant bin for less than $2; score!
I know, I know… this is actually an ice cream emoji, but kids and most of the internet claim its poop. I’m okay with poop.
I could have been super gross and made these into fudge poopsicles, but I wanted it to be somewhat healthy for my toddler since she likes eating 2-3 a day.
CHIA SEEDS NUTRITION
Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 4 grams of protein and 11 grams of dietary fiber. That’s over 40 percent of your daily fiber needs! They’re also a good source of good fat.
HEMP SEEDS NUTRITION
Two tablespoons of hemp seeds provide 10 grams of protein and four percent of your daily fiber needs. Like chia seeds, hemp seeds are high in fat (13 grams per serving).
They’re essentially a really great source of fiber, protein, fat, minerals, calcium and antioxidants.
Have you ever taken a drive to the Gorge in either Washington or Oregon side? You’ll find this hidden gem in the small logging town of Carson, Wa.
We’ve actually been to Backwoods Brewery quite a few times since its opening in 2012. My husband is from Carson and that’s where most of his family resides, so we try to get up there as much as possible to visit. And since it is a small town, food options are kind of limited unless you drive a few minutes to Stevenson, WA. That is until Backwoods Brewery came along!
I love that they make their own dough and sauce for their delicious pizzas, and brew their own variety of beers. My husband dislikes IPAs which they seem to be fond of, but they do have quite a few good beers that aren’t IPA, like their blueberry wheat (seasonal draft) and the Ridge Run Stout.
Watches have been around since the 16th century and for good reason; being able to easily tell time at any point of the day is crucial without fumbling around trying to find a phone or looking for a clock. One would think with today’s modern technology that the wrist watch would be dying out and ultimately one day disappearing altogether, but the wristwatch is still thriving and surviving despite technological advancement because they’re more than just a way to keep track of time, they’re also a fashion statement!
I stumbled across JORD Wood Watches and was intrigued by the intricate mechanical designs of some of their pieces as well as the watches being made out of 100% natural woods like maple, bamboo, zebrawood, cherry, blackwood, koa and sandalwood. You can tell that each piece had a lot of thought and time go into the designing process. They’re so classic yet industrial-looking, almost like they came out of the 19th century, especially the Dover pieces which are my husband and my faves.
When I was younger, my parents/grandparents used to take us to the Fort Vancouver so we could watch the fireworks display every year for the Fourth, which is the biggest fireworks display west side of the Mississippi (or so they claim). Well, they had been canceling it, banning fireworks in the city, then reinstating the fireworks display as of recently. So I figured since they were doing the fireworks, and we had no camping plans this year, that we would take our daughter to watch the fireworks. I want to make traditions and memories with her that she can look back on with us. Plus, it would be the first time she would see fireworks and actually be aware. The last time was on the beach in Hawaii, but she was 7 months old and oblivious. lol
That late afternoon, we went to my mom’s for a BBQ and to swim. I decided to do a simple OREO Dessert treat to bring along using Red Velvet OREO’s, milk, whipped cream and added strawberries and blueberries to make it a little more festive. Surprisingly, the fruit on top wasn’t half bad with it.
OREO cookies are a favorite around here, especially the regular OREO cookie! But, sometimes you want to try something a little different, so that’s why OREO cookie is doing the MY OREO Creation Sweepstakes. They want YOU to come up with unique ideas for a new OREO cookie flavor and you’ll win 500,000 if your idea is chosen!
I headed over to Walmart to see the many different flavors they offered for inspiration. They had a cinnamon bun, cake batter, mint, peanut butter, red velvet cake and more! You can find many different options for a great price at Walmart stores.
I actually picked up some of the red velvet cake to make up a festive Fourth of July treat today, which is both super easy and tasty with minimal ingredients!