Our Home on the Farm

All, Our Story, The Farm

John here. Alexis asked me to write a short bit for those who may be wondering how we came to live on this little six acre farm in the South Puget Sound region of Washington State. Fortunately, we have my parents to thank for enabling us to live on this beautiful property!   Over forty […]

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Pretty in Pink: Subtle Valentine’s Day Decor

All, Decor, Home, Shopping, The Farm

I’ve never been big into celebrating and certainly not decorating for Valentine’s Day, but now that my wedding Anniversary falls on that day, I guess I have to succumb to liking the day after all*.  As I was perusing Pinterest for Spring Decor ideas, I found a few boards on Valentine’s decor for the home […]

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Quest for Seattle’s Best Fish & Chips, Episode 1: Lockspot Café vs. Chippy’s

All, Food, Restaurants, Tacoma-Seattle, The PNW

Seattle’s long history of fishery extends to times well before the white man’s arrival. The native peoples’ relationship with the abundant and accessible bodies of water–the sea, the Sound, the many rivers and lakes–was one of respect, worship and sustainability. Unlike the natives, the white man came and began to plunder the sea recklessly and with […]

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Where In the World is Sandy Eggo?

All, Cool Spots, Food, Restaurants, Travel

Somehow when Alexis and I last took a trip to San Diego, there began a running joke where we would tease The Kooks using a play on the name, spelling it Sandy Eggo and insisting that we were going to visit a round waffle that lived in the sand. To the point of sending them […]

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Our Home on the Farm


All, Our Story, The Farm

John here. Alexis asked me to write a short bit for those who may be wondering how we came to live on this little six acre farm in the South Puget Sound region of Washington State. Fortunately, we have my parents to thank for enabling us to live on this beautiful property!   Over forty […]

February 21, 2018

Quest for Seattle’s Best Fish & Chips, Episode 1: Lockspot Café vs. Chippy’s


All, Food, Restaurants, Tacoma-Seattle, The PNW

Seattle’s long history of fishery extends to times well before the white man’s arrival. The native peoples’ relationship with the abundant and accessible bodies of water–the sea, the Sound, the many rivers and lakes–was one of respect, worship and sustainability. Unlike the natives, the white man came and began to plunder the sea recklessly and with […]

August 20, 2014

Disneyland with the Kooks


All, Cool Spots, Travel

Disneyland is the ultimate vacation destination for anyone with kids. As a parent, you relegate yourself to the fact that once the child knows of the existence of Disneyland, a visit to the Magic Kingdom is a foregone conclusion. Since my youngest two kids, affectionately known as The Kooks, had never experienced Disneyland, we decided […]

June 11, 2014

Marriage Proposal Chocolate Chip Cookies


All, Food, Home, Recipes

I’ve been making these soft chocolate chip cookies for over 10 years.  They are by far one of my most requested recipes and tend to be a hit where ever they go.  I may have even had a couple marriage proposals or two over these (all in jest of course)!  When John first found out […]

June 11, 2014

Welcome to the Nest!


All, Our Story, The Pups

Hi, we’re John and Alexis, and as you may have figured out, this is the first post (and by virtue, something of a greeting) in our new web log. If you haven’t already, check out a little bit more about us here. So here it is, welcome to our Nest! Aside from the popularity of […]

June 2, 2014