The Enchanted Forest

If you have never taken your kids to the Enchanted Forest just south of Salem, you might want to check it out.   Although a little spendy (in my opinion), the kids seemed to have a great time!!

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DIY Link Party #11

Welcome to the DIY Party!  Here is your go to for finding great projects for your home, as gifts or simply just for fun!  Come on in!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us last week!! There were some really awesome ideas!  Please remember this is for craft and art ideas only.

How to choose the features??  I’m going crazy with my list of things to do now!  So many really awesome ideas!  Here are three….

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Happy Valley Station Food Carts

My husband and I were out playing around in Happy Valley, visiting the big Neighborhood yard sales (which wasn’t so big after all!).  Since the sales were sparse, we decided to stop for a bite at the Happy Valley station.

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A great lay out!  The carts are all arranged in a circle around a main building.  Inside the building are tables and benches as well as a coffee cart and beer taps (30 Taps).  There is an awning that stretches from the building to the carts so people are under cover while ordering and eating – which turned out to be lucky for us.  The rain started – and I mean rain!! Like the bottom fell out of the clouds!

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But what about the food?  There were several that looked good – The Urban Avocado had a chicken, tortilla and avocado soup that looked good.  Bardo’s grill had some good burger choices.  And Kickin’ Chicken Wings – a cart full of wings – and around and around we went with choices all over the place. Continue reading

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DIY Party #10

Welcome to the DIY Party!  We’ve been going for 10 weeks now!! WOW!   And I’ve already completed some great projects from the ideas shared here.  

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Thank you to everyone who joined us last week!! There were some really awesome ideas!  Please remember this is for craft and art ideas only.

Great ideas were shared last week – and we’re picking up on how many projects are shared!  Our features include ideas from The Apple Street Cottage, Sarah Lizzies,  & Sadie Seasongoods ~

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A Dry Year for Willamette Falls

A couple of years ago I shared the story of the Historic Willamette Falls.  The largest falls by volume in the Pacific Northwest, and yet, this year, each time I drive by they look almost dry.  I knew it had been a dry year, but this is amazing!

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In May of 2014 the falls were rushing with water

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