blackberry streusel cake

Friday Baking – Blackberry Streusel Cake (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Happy Friday!  And a happy belated birthday to my bloggy friend Angella over at Insidious Life!  Same day birthday twins are fun to find…I celebrated my actual birthday terribly, but it was made up for a wonderful day after filled with lots of fun, shopping, cocktails and bocce ball.  Liquid Nitrogen cocktail, anyone?  Unfortunately for my sister […]

DIY Bathroom Update on the Cheap!

DIY Bathroom Update on the Cheap!

We bought a house. We finally bought a house. It’s not perfect, it wasn’t cheap, and it definitely isn’t pretty. But we got a screaming deal on almost 10,000 square feet of land in Seattle proper in a ridiculously hot real estate market, in a desirable area, with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Sure, it […]

Bacon, Goat Cheese and Mama Lil's Pepper Omelet

Bacon, Goat Cheese and Mama Lil’s Pepper Omelet

We had a lovely trip to Costco this weekend where the husband made several trips to the cart, arms filled with beer, vodka, bourbon, dark chocolate covered coconut, and what have you.  Sometimes I think taking him to Costco is a bad idea, but to be honest, having a small bar in our house tends […]

Friday Recap:  Favorites - WTF - Coveting - Link Love

Friday Recap: Favorites – WTF – Coveting – Link Love

TGIF my bloggy friends!  It’s been a WTF week here at Simple Island Living quarters, and I’m ready for some family time.  Specifically, a trip to Costco, some scrambled eggs with these puppies all over them, and possibly a trip to the zoo.  Luckily, after an extremely frustrating day yesterday, my husband insisted I stop […]

The Ebb and Flow of House Buying - Seattle Bubble FTW

The Ebb and Flow of House Buying – Seattle Bubble FTW

The last post I did, I spoke about our desire to buy a new house.  This (if you’ve been a long-time reader) is something we’ve been working on for a very. long. time.   See here. We got back on the horse, entered the fray, and have been house-hunting like mad fools in a parade. […]