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30 Nov
2011

10 Things Loved in November

November was my first month without my sweetheart. I was hanging out here in Portland while he was beach combing and snorkeling on Oahu. OK, so he may have been doing a little bit of work at that new job of his. While it was quite the solitary time, I did manage to have some fun. I did yoga 3-4 times a week and was blessed to have great friends who still wanted to hang out. 🙂

Here are 10 things that made my month:

  1. Best friends – this couple rocks
  2. Mt. Tabor in the fall
  3. Rain or Shine Coffee House – a great post-yoga indulgence
  4. Veritable Quandary – one of Portland’s best kept brunch secrets
  5. Pyro Pizza – brick oven pizza cart
  6. Small dogs and the people who love them
  7. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas
  8. Stumptown Coffee – you can’t start winter without it
  9. Going out to eat alone – it can be fun!
  10. Yoga Union – amazing teachers and a great studio
  11. Spending Thanksgiving with my favorite guy
31 Oct
2011

10 Things Loved in October

October – our last month living in Oregon together. Much of the month involved getting the house ready to sell, but we made time for some great trips, Portland experiences and meals out with good friends.

Here are 10 things I loved about October:

  1. Walks at Powell Butte Nature Park – our neighborhood spot for the last seven years
  2. Nuestra Cocina – best fish ever, and a pretty good pumpkin soup
  3. Kayaks – we bought ourselves presents for our new life in Hawaii
  4. A walk at the lake – a great weekend with the parents
  5. Lark Press – great little shop with “designy” gifts and letterpress cards
  6. Beautiful autumn drives – one last road trip
  7. Laughing Planet – Cuban bowl and PB&J smoothie
  8. Scootering with my best friend – Comma Mr. finally bought a scooter
  9. The Oregon coast – I love my chilly beaches
  10. Screen Door – always a favorite

10 Things Loved in September

September was a wild month. Last month’s interview trip turned into a job offer … aaaaaaaand my husband and I decided to move to Hawaii!

Here are 10 things that made me happy in September.

1. The EMP – shows are so much cooler when they are at the Experience Music Project

2. Fashionable people who march to their own beat. Purple man-pris? Why, yes!

3. The Space Needle – my first trip up since toddlerhood

4. Free Starbucks at the “insider lounge” during Bumbershoot

5. A wonderful kitty who forgives his parents for making him go through surgery

6. Subtle reminders that you’ve made the right choice

7. Outdoor concerts with best friends – Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival

8. Cooking things that I grew

9. Painting and picking the perfect shade of white

10. La Isla Puerto Rican restaurant – nom!

10 Things Loved in August

It was a life-changing month. It also involved a few trips. Things were bittersweet. Did I mention life might be changing? Here are 10 things I loved about August.

1. Foggy mornings at the Oregon coast

2. Tomatoes from my garden

3. Road trip to Crater Lake

4. Camp food – grilled corn on the cob

5. Hiking down to Crater Lake and wading in the icy, clear blue water

6. Pancakes at the Crater Lake Lodge restaurant

7. Celebrating my sweetheart getting old (turning 31)

8. Portland Bridge Pedal – the 10-bridge ride

9. Last-minute trip to Hawaii for husband’s job interview

10. Throwing our plans out the window

10 Things Loved in July

Summer in Oregon – it’s where it’s at. Here are 10 things that made my month.

1. Bocce ball with friends

2. Fireworks over Oaks Park

3. Busting out the “stars and stripes” Converse All Stars for Independence Day

4. My garden finally growing!

5. Macarons (I know they were on my June favorites list too, but these are from Elephant’s Deli so not exactly the same thing)

6. Multnomah Falls

7. Farmers market season

8. Getting crafty with vintage buttons

9. Sailing on the Columbia River

10. Enjoying Waialua soda at a slightly cooler (and my favorite) beach – Oswald West