This post is sponsored by Armor All but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Do you know what would make cleaning more fun? A maid!
I absolutely loathe cleaning, but I also like a clean environment that we all know is impossible with kids unless you’re always right behind them with a vacuum and some handy dandy scrubbing wipes. But, there’s also something about Fall and Spring that gets me in the mood to clean and declutter our lives so that we’re dealing with a little less stress and living in a cleaner environment. Maybe it’s the changing weather and I’m not sweating just from getting up off the couch since the crisp, cold air has finally arrived.
It’s almost that time of year AGAIN. I know I say this all of the time, but where does the time go? UGH! I wished it would slow down a little bit.
My daughter and I have already begun our pumpkin season by starting off with a pumpkin pie blizzard from Dairy Queen; yum! We love this time of year since there’s such fun activities to do and plenty of places to visit local to us. We had planned this year to grab pumpkins from the pumpkin patch to decorate into the light fury from How to Train Your Dragon 3 and we ended up doing just that! It was hard picking one place to visit, but we decided on Sauvie’s Island in Portland, OR since I hadn’t been since I was like in my late teens I think. The place is pretty busy on the weekends so I recommend going on a weekday because we sat in a 15-20 min line less than a mile from the farm just to get in the parking lot. Then it was the same as we left. It was kind of crazy! The kids had fun with the animals and stuff so it was worth it.
I love Desert Essence hair products because they contain non-chemical ingredients, so I knew I needed to try out the Desert Essence Probiotic Hand Sanitizer line for those days when a sink isn’t readily available. For instance, when I need to change a diaper in the back of the car.
I received free product from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.
“I had the privilege of being hosted by Getaway House. All opinions are my own. “
I knew during the summer that I didn’t want to do normal tent camping with 2 small kids because air mattresses aren’t really ideal for me nor is sleeping on the ground. I am constantly being woken up by my 1-year-old through the night already; add tossing and turning into the mix because the air mattress is uncomfortable and I get a nightmare that I didn’t want to endure.
So I decided to look into cabins and stumbled upon the Getaway.house which had “tiny home” options that were about a 2-hour drive from Portland. This specific location is near Mount Adams in Glenwood, WA and it was just the perfect environment to escape from everyday city life, so I knew we needed to stay a couple of nights to get some “glamping” in.
Winter in Portland. With the wrong attitude, it can be a dreary time, full of rain, sleet, and generally crummy weather. But winter is also an opportunity for residents of Portland to get out and try something new, to explore their beautiful state in unique ways. All it takes is the right attitude.
Portland might be famous for its restaurants, book stores, and coffee shops, but the city also happens to be located in the middle of a recreational hub, with plenty of opportunities to play outside all year round. So here’s our list of greatest winter hits around Portland.