• Awards,  Blogging,  Entertaining,  Garden,  Recipe's,  Travel

    10 Things I’m Lovin’ Right Now

    Welcome to my post about 10 Things I’m Lovin’ Right Now. Where I can share with everyone a selection of neat/happy things that I have found or that have happened during the week. With all of this craziness happening in the world right now, I’m am doing my best to focus on the positive things around us. Some days are definitely easier than others. So Anyway, here are some Happy things for the week. The 10 Things I’m Lovin’ Right Now: 1. Inspiring Quotes I got this awesome text message today, that I shared on facebook, from Trent Shelton (former NFL Player). I follow his podcast called Rehab Time. It’s…

  • Cocktails,  Lavender,  Recipe's

    Honey Lavender Sidecar

    This Honey Lavender Sidecar is a delicious and refreshing twist on the simple and classic Sidecar Cocktail. I still remember the first time a tried a Sidecar cocktail. I had met a friend in downtown Portland at this swanky restaurant/bar, El Gaucho, for drinks. She and her other friends were all drinking sidecars and were raving about how good they were. Well, I just had to give it a try. Right? The bartender brought me mine and…. Wow! It was love at first sip. Why had I never tried this glorious liquid before? Had I been living under a rock? That was many years ago but I remember it like…

  • Garden,  Herbs,  Summer travel,  Travel

    Lavender Fields Forever

    Yesterday morning I decided to do something a little different from the norm. I took an hour out of my day to go spend some time with nature. Not that nature isn’t all around us. I just wanted something a bit different from my usual daily travels. One of the many wonderful things about living in the Portland area is that there so many cool things to see just a few minutes from the city. I decided to take a trip out to a Lavender farm and pick some fresh Lavender. It was only about a ten minute drive from where I live. As I drove out there, I passed…