Seattle recap


Hello blog world!  Sorry I have been MIA for awhile.  I have however, been crossing things off my list!  This month, I took the PCCN and passed so I am now officially a certified nurse in progressive care, woo hoo!  I also managed to complete a non-wobbly yoga handstand!    

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We took a family vacation to Seattle last week and after seeing Alisha’s awesome yoga poses in cool places, I took advantage of the gorgeous Washington scenery to do a few.   yoga



We enjoyed a lot of awesome coffee and tea, the two places we visited the most were Stumptown and Zoka.  


We visited the famous Pike Place Market, crossed off my goal to do a winery run (that turned out to be on the street and didn’t have free wine :( ), explored Olympic National Park and enjoyed beautiful views.


From top left corner clockwise: Crescent Lake, Downtown Seattle, West Point lighthouse at Discovery Park, Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Meals included lots of fresh seafood, mainly Dungeness crab, and fresh produce-including roadside blackberries.

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From left to right: Heirloom tomato salad with crab at Tom Douglas’ Etta’s, Crab cake benny at Barking Frog, Blackberries everywhere, Egg scramble with housemade sausage at Portage Bay Cafe (thanks to Kristin).  I would recommend all of these as well as a couple more I put on my travel restaurant page.

Thanks to all the recommendations of great places to try!


A weekend of crawls



What a weekend.

I made it to (and through) my first ever caffeine crawl!  Recap later but for now I leave you with pictures.caffeine crawl.jpg




I also attended my first Crawl for Cancer, but did not finish that one :)

Many props to the Kansas City area coffee and tea shops, proud to be a part of what you all are doing!

A great weekend


A great weekend, in the fullest, consists of both activities and time to rest.  This past weekend started for me on Friday, and I couldn’t have been happier to jump on the opportunity to finally lay outside in the sunshine and ready my new book Eat the Yolks. My parents came in town and we had our first patio meal since forever at Tavern in Mission Hills.



The next morning mom and I ran the Rock the Parkway 5k and then headed to another patio for brunch at Coal Vine’s on the plaza IMG_20140412_071535_974 IMG_20140412_111140_494


We then went to City Market, trying to find a way to complete #42.  The meal we made came pretty close, considering the only chicken we could find was a whole chicken and pretty expensive and avocados just aren’t easy to find around here.



We made citrus chicken lettuce wraps + asian slaw and both were so tasty, but we agreed the pineapple guac was the best part of the meal!

What’s the best part of a weekend for you?