Momming It Forward in Portland



What a perfect little weekend getaway!

My husband was traveling last week, he landed in Portland one day before we drove in. It was a 5 hour drive for me, but quite possibly some of the most gorgeous country on EARTH! I'm serious. When you think of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. THAT's where I was! From 5 feet of snow on the top to crabapple trees in bloom down the other side!

Eating lasagna at Cheri's house. THANKS so much for letting us stop over and eat your YUMMY food!! {And play with your dog!} How's this for sweet of her, it was HER birthday and she made dinner for US!!?

The next morning we rocked the Portland Saturday Market, with all the little artisan shops. My husband got a little bored though.. He was all? How many spices, and blown glass can you look at? But my 11yrold was soo in love with these twirling whirly gigs with a large round glass orb in the center. "Only $20 mom! I'll pay for it, I will!"

She and her sister ended up with cute matching hats instead...



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Later that night I ditched the family and went to The Fat Straw Cafe down in the 'OH.MY.HECK awesome neighborhood of the Hawthorne District'.

I met up with:
Michelle (@DapperSnappers)
Cheri (@nottoosticky)
CC (of If Only I Had Superpowers blog fame!)

And others... We had a great time, talking and getting to know each other.
{And trying out Bubble Tea, very cool, very weird,
who knew tapioca balls would be a phrase I'd say out loud??}

We all tried out the Yummy products from Basa Body. And we all agreed the Lotion smelled divine, and the mint chocolate soaps from the Kiss Me Kit were VERY hard not to outright lick! And... we agreed the best thing in the kit is the Basa Body Stick. It has a subtle smell, BUT OH!...you will be smitten the first time you rub this on your elbows! 100% coconut oil, what's not to love?

I rubbed the stick on my 8yrold's atrociously dry hands AFTER she fell asleep and I swear her hands were soooo much better in the morning! Imagine what this will do for your feet!!

We raised over $200 for Yehu.org and the mom entrepreneurs in Kenya that night! And a lot of why we were able to do that was thanks to our sponsors. Will you do me a favor and click over to each of these sponsors and say thanks with your mouse?







  • DapperSnappers.com Have you seen these Toddler belt clips? I promise if you have a toddler you need to SEE these! These are the kinds of thing you will be seeing on Oprah soon, so if you hurry you will be able to say: "I knew about Dapper Snappers waaay before!"

  • JumpStart.com.. I've already been singing my 4yrold's praises of this site.. go see for yourself... or wait til tomorrow when I'll be giving away a 6month subscription!

  • GiftTree.com You absolutely must see the Mother's Day gift ideas.. I picked this chocolate explosion of a gift! What would you pick out for YOURself!?



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10 comments:

Kaye Butler said...

Sounds like a great time!!!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

oh - so jealous - I want to meet fellow bloggers!!

Kristina P. said...

What a great trip!

And I am going to respond to your email right now.

CC said...

It was fun and I learned a lot. But I still need a real Twitter tutorial! :)

Sticky (not too) said...

OMG! That looks like so much fun, I wish I could have gone...hahahahaha

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Cool post and loved the photos. I have a brother-in-law lives in Oregon and I just love going out to your state to visit. Beautiful country indeed!

That's great you could meet some blogger buddies. So many of my friends these days are "e-friends" - it would be awesome to be able to meet them in person.

M & M said...

thanks for puttin my button on your blog:)

Dawn said...

Glad you had a fun trip! =)

MoziEsmé said...

That sounds lovely - all of it!

Mark and Katie said...

Cheri told me about the fundraiser this weekend...sounds like it was a ton of fun. We did have beautiful weather this weekend too. Couldn't have timed it much better.


Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!



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