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Eating & Drinking our Way through Portland


To celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, the husband and I took a quick trip to Portland. We had always wanted to visit and had never been until now. What a fun city, filled with some of the nicest people I have ever met! I thought it would be fun to share a few of the food and drink highlights of our trip!


One of our culinary highlights was brunch at Tasty and Alder. Everyone we met in town told us we must eat there, and it did not disappoint. I will be dreaming of the Bim Bop Bacon and Eggs for a long time. There are tons of breweries in the Pearl District, but Deschutes was our favorite. Hop Henge was an amazing beer and the steamed clams are a must.


Our dinner at Little Bird was such a memorable one. Think craft cocktails and luxurious foods like oysters, fois gras and cheese plates…pretty much my dream come true. Last but not least is Andina. We ate tapas style here, and the octopus was some of the best octopus I have ever had. The ceviche and the empanadas were also outstanding. I can’t wait to go back to this food and drink mecca!!

Mom Monday {Piper Style}


Happy Mom Monday friends! I thought I would share some of Piper’s favorite items in her closet right now. She has such a sense of style that is all her own, and it’s so fun to watch. I mean tutus and tank tops with fairy wings…? Of course these are her favorite right now!


Mom Monday {Family Getaway to Lake Arrowhead}


Happy New Year friends!! Hope you all had a restful, amazing holiday break. After some time with family, and lots of lounging on the couch (nursing a cold) I am ready to get back to it. Today I am sharing with you a new family getaway destination. Piper had been asking us to take her to the snow. Something we don’t have a lot of in Southern California. So we did some research and came up with Lake Arrowhead. Less than 2 hours from south orange county it was a great destination. We drove up really early and were able to start our day with some fabulous sledding! Piper’s first time, which made it so fun. Then we toured the town of Lake Arrowhead for a bit and checked in to our room at Lake Arrowhead Resort. This is definitely a trip we will make again. I can’t wait to see it in the summer too!

Family getaway Lake Arrowhead | Wiley Valentine


Friday Fun {Joy & Vegan Egg Nog}


Happy Friday! We are almost through the busy holiday season over here in the studio and I thought I would leave you with a bit of joy! The inspiration to-go is from one of my favorite custom holiday cards we did this year, yay to gold and silver foil!