Portland Rose Festival – 100th Anniversary!

The Portland Rose Festival – A summer event that has been going on for 100 years!  It started as a way for draw attention to the city as the place to go for summer fun – and it continues with over

It started two weeks ago, but you’ve got one more week to go check it out!

Fleet week starts June 7 and goes until June 11 – A variety of military vessels arrive on the waterfront for your viewing.  Check the schedule here to see what ships will be docked on what day!  

The Spring Rose show happens at the Lloyd Center on June 8 & 9 – and it’s Free!! Continue reading

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It’s that Crafty Party!! The DIY Link up #60

Love to makes things?  Decorate inexpensively?

This is a  Do it Yourself CRAFT and DECORATING Party

(Please do not post recipes,  self help, items for sale or anything else that isn’t a crafty idea with instructions!  Sadly, those posts will be deleted.)

Creating art, decorating and remodeling your living space, doing it all yourself not only saves money, it’s fun and feels pretty good!

Come share your projects here –

april 13 - 6-9pmwoodstocks pizza416 broadway avenue

But remember – This is  DIY Party!  Make sure you include instructions (see the rules below so you don’t get deleted!)

This party is not for selling items, recipes or food posts or travel – it is only Do it Yourself projects WITH instructions.

Please Do Not post recipes!! Please share them here:  What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up


And now – a HUGE thank you to everyone who shared last week!  There were some great ideas.  And here are the most visited posts!

 Please visit the featured bloggers and leave them a comment.  Let them know how amazing they are!


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Places to Go – In Oregon!

Oregon – the beautiful place I live.  And there is so much to see and enjoy.  Are you looking for someplace to go?  Here are some great ideas for day trips, a weekend, or even a whole week!

Day Trips (or a whole weekend!)

Breitenbush Hot Springs – Any time of year, this place will refresh and rejuvenate!

The Enchanted Forest – A fun place for kids (exhausting for us old folks!!)

Kayaking the Tualatin River – Mild exercise for the body, quiet time for the mind. Continue reading

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Do it Yourself Craft Link up #59

Love to makes things?  Decorate inexpensively?

This is a  Do it Yourself CRAFT and DECORATING Party

(Please do not post recipes,  self help, items for sale or anything else that isn’t a crafty idea with instructions!  Sadly, those posts will be deleted.)

Creating art, decorating and remodeling your living space, doing it all yourself not only saves money, it’s fun and feels pretty good!

Come share your projects here –

april 13 - 6-9pmwoodstocks pizza416 broadway avenue

But remember – This is  DIY Party!  Make sure you include instructions (see the rules below so you don’t get deleted!)

This party is not for selling items, recipes or food posts or travel – it is only Do it Yourself projects WITH instructions.

But if you have a great recipes, please share it here:  What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up


And now – a HUGE thank you to everyone who shared last week!  There were some great ideas.  And here are the most visited posts!

 Please visit the featured bloggers and leave them a comment.  Let them know how amazing they are!


Continue reading

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The Beautiful Oregon Coast

As those of you who read this blog regularly know, I love the beach.  My fantasy is to have a little cottage sitting right on the shore all decked out in nautical, beachy decor – a place for friends and family to come and just regroup and refresh.

Well, so much for fantasy.  I live in the Willamette Valley (and I love my house I might add) so the beach is a drive and a visit.  And just so you know why I love it, here are some pictures of my favorite beaches – some are recent, some not so much, but all represent the glorious tranquility of the beautiful Oregon Coast.

Enjoy!

 

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