PNW People, Lifestyle & Politics

Seed starting and life lessons

Today my daughter and I planted seeds in our new seed starting kits. This is in preparation for our container garden we've got planned for our back deck this spring and summer. We'll be growing strawberries, spinach, tomatoes, grape tomatoes,... Continue Reading →

Reducing our environmental impact 

Alright, I've been wanting to write this post for awhile now, so I'm excited to get to it. It's nothing fancy, it's really just a few ideas for how each of us can lessen our environmental impact. After all the... Continue Reading →

The Case for Resisting Betsy DeVos

The purpose of this post is to generate ideas and strategies for how to resist Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Many, many of us spoke out against Donald Trump nominating her. We called our members of Congress, demonstrated, we... Continue Reading →

Making your crafty dollars count

Sharing my wonderful crafty friend’s blog post about spending your crafty dollars mindfully. Check her out! 💙


Inspired by the marches taking place around the world today, I have been thinking a lot about how to continue supporting the long fight that is ahead of us. It seemed appropriate for this forum to discuss how I can use my crafty dollars to make a statement and support the causes that I believe in. Given that crafting is largely associated with women (for better or for worse), we can really use the things we buy and the things we make to bring attention to the causes that are important to us. I know I spend hundreds of dollars each year on my crafty habits, and I want to make sure that money is going to businesses that promote women and women’s issues. More than that, I want to make sure that I am not putting my money into the hands of businesses that are actively working against minority groups and/or women.


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In one week, the new president has done a great deal of damage to the United States of America's identity and what we stand for as a people. He has also made us less safe and is damaging our election... Continue Reading →

The encouragement I give myself

Our youth give me hope. Their fresh ideas, their caring and tolerance for difference renews us. Beauty all around me provides meaning. Continue to nurture yourself and all you find beautiful. People, relationships, laughter, art, nature, feelings, caring, kindness, helping,... Continue Reading →

Women’s March on Portland 1/21/2017

I just wanted to give you all that weren't able to march today a quick run down of the day so you can share in the excitement.  It started with coffee and long ticket lines for the MAX train into... Continue Reading →

45 things to do instead of watching the inauguration 

Here's a list of activities you can do as an alternative to watching the inauguration this Friday. Whether it's for your own mental health, self care, as a statement of resistance, or to decrease the ratings, I fully support people... Continue Reading →

Indoor herb garden planted ✅

Today my daughter and I checked a goal off our list. We planted our indoor herb garden which we have been really excited about! She planted the tiny seeds in the dirt and learned how to gently push the dirt... Continue Reading →

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