Category: Day to Day Life

First Bread of the “BER” months


I’m pleased that even though it’s a roaring upper 90s outside that I brought myself to cook a dessert bread for my family. Everyone is all about Fall and I’m all there with them but the truth is, Summer isn’t officially over on the calendar till Friday, September 22nd. That’s right, Summer is here to stay in Oregon for three more weeks.  I want to get all the cool weather clothes out so badly but I’m stopping myself and enjoying these last few weeks of warm weather and sunny skies. Autumn is my favorite season so I’m really eager for the season change though!  Continue reading

Northwest Heat Wave: The Worst is Over!


Those who follow the news and weather will know it’s been abnormally hot in the Northwest. Not only are we dealing with temperatures 10-15 degrees above average but the air quality too.  The air has been affected by all the forest fires in Oregon and Washington. It’s been deemed unhealthy and highly recommended to keep children indoors and those with health and breathing issues like asthma. Continue reading

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Blueberry Picking 2017!

This is our third year in a row picking blueberries during the Summer as a family. Blessed with the price of $1.35 a pound we brought home 20lbs worth. Pie, jam, cobblers, scones, and additions to pancakes are plans for these berries.

Lydia got in on the action and was helping pick until she discovered how tasty the berries were and then more went in her mouth than the bucket. However, she discovered the green ones weren’t so great and had such a hilarious reaction. lol

Do you enjoy picking berries with your family or other fruits during the Summer?