Duct Tape Car Repair: How to fix a sunroof with Gorilla Tape


I drove to California yesterday, which takes me about 8 hours. I love a good road trip, I enjoy driving alone with my thoughts and Ryan Seacrest’s radio show blaring pop tunes when I’m in range, but John Tesh wears me out a little. All my road trips start with a new roll of tape, […]

On August 12, 2011, in Family, Humor, Sponsors, by juliejulie

Horny Toad: How to find fun, do good, and be comfortable at BlogHer’11


This is my cousin Amy. She works at Horny Toad, a very cool clothing company who’s sponsoring my blog while I travel down to BlogHer this week. Amy’s gonna kill me for posting this picture, probably, but hey, if you had a cousin this cute, you’d post her on your blog for linkbait, too. Especially […]

On August 3, 2011, in Family, Fashion, Sponsors, by juliejulie

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Our Summer Reading Frenzy!


We’re in the full swing of summer now, and the teenagers around here are finally getting bored, so I took them to the library. They rediscovered Harry Potter, his friends, and his deathly enemies! I do not recall seeing my 14 year old daughter all day yesterday. I knocked on her door once, to make […]

On July 13, 2011, in Family, by juliejulie

The Mysterious Missing Nutella: a Costco Story


I had to go to Costco last week. We were out of toilet paper. For real. We were down to the six pack of State Farm branded mini tissues I snagged from my Eugene Half Marathon goodie bag, and put in the bathroom for emergencies (okay, seriously, they are good neighbors!) I couldn’t wait another day. […]

On June 29, 2011, in Family, Food, Humor, by juliejulie

How to kill a spider – accidentally. Sorry Buddha!


“Mom, can you kill something for me?” he said. “No, but maybe your sister can help,” I said. She is great at saving spiders and creepy crawly things. She always has been. “But I want it dead,” he said, “so it doesn’t come back in the house again.” “But it would hurt Buddha’s feelings,” I […]

On June 6, 2011, in Family, by juliejulie

Memorial Day Stories: Grave Hopping at Pioneer Cemeteries in Oregon


In our family, Memorial Day is about honoring the dead by touring the pioneer cemeteries where at least five generations of ancestors, who traveled by covered wagon to Oregon, are resting in Peace. We listen to stories and remember to stick the flags into the grassy dirt, softened by months of rain, at the head […]

On June 1, 2011, in Family, by juliejulie

My (Ridiculous) Life with Dogs: Living with a Papillon and a Weimaranar


Pierre the puppy is a Papillon. He’s not a butterfly, despite his big ears, he’s a dog. He’s not a baby, although he likes being held like one. He’s sweet and cute and smart and often very loud and annoying. So maybe he’s more like a toddler? Sadie is a Weimaranar, just like those dogs […]

On May 27, 2011, in Dogs, Family, by juliejulie

Mother’s Day Cookie Walk


When the kids were little, we started a Mother’s Day tradition called “The Cookie Walk.” We baked cookies together, invited the grandmothers over, and went for a walk or a hike. We’d stop every time someone thought we should, and eat a cookie. We pretended the walking erased the calories in a few dozen cookies […]

On May 9, 2011, in Family, Food, by juliejulie

How to Eat Paleo on Vacation


So, on day 4 of my personal Paleo diet challenge I took my teenage daughter shopping in Portland (a belated Christmas present, she has the patience of a saint!) and miraculously managed to stick to my eating plan despite mandatory trips to some great Italian restaurants. And, I didn’t feel deprived, at all. For real. […]

On February 24, 2011, in Family, Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

Let’s go bowling!


I went bowling today. I am terrible. Mostly gutter balls, but I got lucky once, and got a STRIKE so now I want to go again. We should start a bowling club! Anyone can join, just take pictures and share them with us. And tell us what your bowling name is. I think I’ll be […]

On January 9, 2011, in 1, Club Meetups and News, Family, Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie
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