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My ETSY shop is now open ­čÖé I only have a couple of things there but I am quite proud of them. I designed them from scratch and had my shop technician do the fabrication. Check it out! Update: I made my first sale on November 14th, only five days after I opened!

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Creative Designer Marie

This post was taken from the Pacific Northern website with permission from Marie who was featured on their blog. Marie is my lovely sister-in-law, wife of my youngest brother Francis. PN Designer Feature: Creative Designer Marie Mangona Creative Designer Marie Mangona knew from an early age that art was her destiny. When it was time […]

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Travel Hacking Part II – Redeeming Miles

This is Part II of the post Travel Hacking So after accumulating hundreds of thousands of miles, you might be wondering what to do with them. The obvious answer would be to book a domestic flight to anywhere in the US using 25,000 miles and call it good. While that is useful, you won’t be […]

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A couple of weeks ago we visited the island of O’ahu in Hawaii and we had a great time! Mulder had his own vacation at the PetsHotel but this time he actually did quite well and was excited when he got home. Honolulu was like the Philippines and Hong Kong combined so it was extra […]

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Winter “Storm” 2011

Portland had a late winter “storm” today with accumulations of 2-3 inches! Everything melted by noon then it was business as usual.

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Chocolate Festival

The Chocolate Festival is being held for the benefit of the World Forestry Center. What a way to indulge your chocolate cravings and help a good cause. January 21- 23, 2011 at the OREGON CONVENTION CENTER First things first. Lunch was at Bunk Sandwiches where I had the house specialty Cubano Pork Belly Sandwich. It […]

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Portlandia is coming soon on IFC. Premieres January 21, 2011 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT I am looking forward to it!

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Give Away – Portland Monthly Magazine

I have been a subscriber of Portland Monthly for about three years now and always enjoy reading it. Are you a subscriber or have read an issue? What do you think of it? This holiday season, I am giving away a free one year subscription to Portland Monthly Magazine. To enter – post a comment […]

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Heinz 57 No More

For a long time we believed that Mulder was a Hound-Mix Dog. That’s what the Shelter Volunteers said and besides he’s got the eyes and ears of one. Strangers would always try to guess what kind of dog he was and the more common guesses were German Shepherd, Rottweiler, and Great Dane because of his […]

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In Praise of the Library

I┬ádid not like┬áreading when I was growing up. No book could hold my attention. However, when I moved to the States, I started reading magazines. Somehow, the combination of text and pictures attracted me. Then I discovered I could read them for free at the library. I went from not reading at all, to magazines, […]

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