It seems like I see the term lifehack everywhere these days.  For anyone who’s been living on the moon or maybe just recently acquired an internet connection (Grandma) a lifehack is defined by the online Oxford Dictionary as:

A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.

Sounds good to me – I’m always on the lookout for ways to make things easier, especially relating to some of the more mundane aspects of daily life. Often after reading about some so-called ‘lifehacks’ though, I’m left feeling like the solution just isn’t for me for one reason or another – maybe they are so simple I think “duh” or maybe they make things more complicated than necessary.

All that being said, I’m hesitant to be just another person throwing a lifehack out onto the interwebs, but oh well…that’s never stopped me before. Continue reading


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Located in the Columbia River Gorge and just a short drive from Portland is the must-see Multnomah Falls.  At over 600 feet tall, this magnificent waterfall is breathtaking and is the second highest year-round waterfall in the US.  It was even featured in a scene from the Twilight movie and according to Native American lore, the falls were created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe. Continue reading


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We spent a few days in DC so that Adam could sing for a friend’s wedding.  Having both been to DC before, we skipped most of things we’d already seen as first time tourists and mostly just walked around and ate a lot.

Where we stayed:  The District Hotel

This was a great bargain for sure and was thoughtfully paid for by the bride and groom, but I wouldn’t stay here again for sure.  It was old, but adequate and had some of the worst (yet quite hilarious) Yelp reviews I’ve ever seen.  I was actually a bit disappointed when the hotel clerk was merely disinterested and preoccupied rather than downright rude like I’d been expecting based on the reviews. Continue reading