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An Early Morning Hike

Sunday mornings are one of the only times that I can sleep late and eat a big breakfast.  I like to stay at home and spend the day crafting.  However, my daughter wanted to go hiking because it was going to be another beautiful sunny day.  The… Read More

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Play Ball!

For another scorching hot day in Seattle, my family and I decided to take our dogs to the park.  Cocoa, our mini black and tan dachshund, loves playing chase and playing in the water.  While Cocoa and Haru were playing in the grass, my husband, my… Read More

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Picnic with Cocoa and Haru

It was a perfect sunny day.  I took out the picnic containers I bought in Japan and started preparing a picnic lunch.  These containers were showed in the “Pretty Zakka”post.  I made fried chicken, potato salad, tamagoyaki (Japanese style omelette), green beans wrapped in bacon, and rice balls.  I added some strawberries… Read More

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Home Again Vol. 4 Odaiba de Sushi

On our final day in Japan we stayed in Odaiba in Tokyo.  Odaiba is a popular spot for shopping and entertainment on a manmade island in Tokyo Bay.  There are many tourists and they can enjoy shopping, walking by the ocean, and many other seasonal events.  Although Odaiba is in Tokyo, we… Read More

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Home Again – Vol. 3 Pretty Zakka

  While I stayed in Japan, I visited many stores that sell “zakka”.  “Zakka” are small household and interior design items in categories such as  the kitchen, bathroom, stationary,  crafts, fashion, etc.  They are all so pretty, of good quality and design, and very functional.  Just looking at them makes me happy and always inspires… Read More

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Favorite Place for Brunch

Portage Bay is one of my favorite restaurants for breakfast and brunch.  This restaurant is in the Eastlake area located north of downtown Seattle and is close to Lake Union.  It is in a developing area, with new office buildings, apartments, and restaurants.  Portage Bay is a very… Read More