It’s fall! I wish I was back in Germany again…

I’m writing this blog from my couch, sick for the first time in two years (yes, there are upsides to being locked away with your husband and your cat). I’ve been napping, drinking lots of water, and snuggling with the cat. And, in moments of lucidity, I decided to share…


The Golden Circle: A must-do for any Icelandic trip

Are you looking to plan a trip to Iceland? This blog post is meant for anyone curious about visiting this beautiful country (if you’re looking for a travel recap, go check out my previous post). Iceland was not a normal sort of trip for us and it required different planning…


Diamond Beach in Southern Iceland.

After an almost two-year break we were able to get back to “Europe” with a 12ish day swing through Iceland. Though Sergio had been previously for work, it was my first trip to the country and marked my 20th European country(!). …


Greetings from the reading chair!

Even though it felt like summer was just starting, summer is almost finished here in Seattle as we roll into September. …


Happy Summer — especially in the PNW! This is reading on the deck season for us (or, in the photo above, in the hammock as the sun sets). July was an especially exciting month because I hit my annual reading goal of 100 books! This has been a massive reading…


Yes, WE TRAVELED!

You know me — it’s time to check in on the intention and the goals I set for myself in January. It’s a mid-mortem, of sorts. …


Palm tree climbing at the Polynesian Cultural Center

A few years ago I had a rethink about my blog and decided to move away from travel blogging, or, at least, to diversify to a broader set of topics. This past year+ I’ve returned to those entries with joy, envy, and nostalgia for those pre-pandemic times. …


Third COVID mini-getaway in Sequim.

Can you believe that it’s been more than a year of this pandemic? I certainly can’t believe it, but the calendar tells me that it’s true. March 7, 2021 marked our household’s one-year pandemic anniversary, and while my original intent was to write this post then, I decided to hold…


Just a little light HR reading with a dramatic cat.

Is it me or is it a little exciting that summer is almost here and, for the vaccinated, it’s about to be a lot freer than the last one? May is such a lovely month in the Northwest, but don’t worry — I still devoted plenty of time to reading…

Sarah Carr

NW native blogging about life’s struggles and triumphs. Balancing career, family, hobbies, and health. Fierce advocate for mental health. And chocolate lover.

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