Bliss bits 10/31.

It’s BLISS BITS Wednesday Thursday!

Happy Halloween! For the past few years, LIFE has gotten in the way of any crazy Halloween festivities. Two years ago, we had just returned home from the Yucatan a day early, thanks to a hurricane evacuation. Last year, we were just catching our breath after our wedding and an extra week filled with family, thanks to another hurricane. Our Halloween habit these days is to snuggle in with scary movies and handing out candy to the kiddies. And after traveling for most of this week, that’s our big plan this year, too! Most of these shots are from our Pacific Northwest anniversary adventure– I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Here’s a sneak peek, plus a few other itty bitty smiles from the week.

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I stepped out of the shower last week to find this fella hanging out. OMG.

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My dog power-napped under the bed while a giant moose ate the leaves off of our trees.

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Peeling garden tomatoes for meat sauce- recipe coming soon!

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The clouds over Washington looked like snow from the plane.

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My favorite nook in our Seattle hotel room.

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Coffee always tastes better when it comes with two tiny donuts!

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Morning view of downtown Seattle.

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Fall colors of the Northwest.

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We played tourist for a day.

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The flower section is by far my favorite part of the Public Market.

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We rode a giant ferris wheel!

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We snuck in a smooch or two.

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Dinner at our favorite restaurant was quite romantic.

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This is a peanut butter bonbon on some homemade jelly, served with milk. I can die happy.

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Happy anniversary to us!

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I love the Dahlia Lounge’s branding.

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Mustache belt buckle!

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Doesn’t John’s macchiato look like a pumpkin?

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This sign made me want to go inside. And got a song stuck in my head…

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My anniversary card to John.

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Space Needle selfie.

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The biscuits at Serious Biscuit are serious.

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I was fascinated and inspired by the view of the bakery.

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We went to the EMP (Experience Music Project)! It never gets old.

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They had a “scream” room. How funny is this photo?

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The second half of our trip was spent on Orcas Island. We took a ferry!

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Isn’t it supposed to rain all the time up here?

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The road to our beach cottage.

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I want to live here forever and ever.

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View from the bedroom.

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If I could have figured out how to take that chair home, I would have.

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We were treated to a fluorescent pink sunset!

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This close to Canada, we wisely opted for poutine.

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Never say goodbye.

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A beachcomber’s dream.

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An incredible public picnic area in Moran State Park, dating back to the 20s.

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Shroomy.

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Not fake.

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The view from the tower on Mt. Constitution.

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You know how I feel about these big daddies. **hug**

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A special place on this earth.

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I toted a bag of sea stones home with me!

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Chef Hubby created an amazing fresh seafood feast on the cottage’s smoker.

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“Cheers” with s’mores.

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This is Phoebe! She lives next door to the cottage.

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Swoon.

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Moose and snow greeted us when we got home.

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Soy-honey salmon over quinoa with roasted butternut, cranberries, pine nuts, and arugula.

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Two years ago, we raided the costume stash at the last minute.

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John really got into it.

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Last year, Cholula was plotting our death.

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We were about to board Air France, bound for the island of Taha’a!

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This morning. Winter approaches.

You know. Just the usual bliss.

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6 replies »

  1. The beach cottage and this morning’s view are nothing short of magic! I’m glad you’re back and posting away, I always have a good time reading up on your bliss bits and the smallish details that make your life so full 🙂 Have a great Halloween, Amber!

  2. What Great and FUN Adventures – loving your captures, like the moose and the scream room:) I want to explore more of the Pacific Northwest since I got a taste of it at the end of July playing Lewis and Clark. Happy Day and Happy Halloween!!!

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