Blog Posts - Pacific Northwest

Getting Inspired at We Day #Youthspark

Travel consideration provided. During my last trip to Seattle, I had a chance to attend We Day Seattle at the Key Arena. We Day is a very unique event that is part pop concert and part inspirational seminar. We Day is an initiative started by Free Th...
by Momstart on Aug 20, 2015

Lady on the Oregon Coast

I have a confession to make: despite growing up in Northern California, I haven’t spent much time in Oregon. I’ve done Seattle a fair few times—admittedly I have relatives there—but Portland and the rest of the Beaver State have gener...
by A Lady in London on Aug 3, 2015

A Desert Girl Heads to the Pacific Northwest!

“Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring…’How to Build a Boat.'” ~ Steven Wright Finally, at long last, vacation has arrived! I am so excited to be heading to the San Juan Islands for ei...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jul 24, 2015

Tasty, Oregon-Made Teas From Plum Deluxe

Sample provided. After his first visit to England, Jai remarked that he hadn’t realized how true the cliché of drinking tea is. There are plenty of silly stereotypes about English people that aren’t true, but the joke that we drink tea c...
by Momstart on Jul 4, 2015

Seattle’s Amanda Saab Talks MasterChef

MasterChef marks its 100th episode tonight on FOX. Among the contestants this season is Seattle’s own Amanda Saab, who took time out to speak with me about her love of cooking, food photography, and her favorite local restaurants: When did you...
by Momstart on Jul 1, 2015


For the July, 2015 selection of the Scream Queen of the Month I decided to do things a bit differently; instead of featuring an established star I’m going with a young woman working hard to make her way in the world of show business. Apryl: ...
by Written in Blood on Jun 28, 2015

The Honest Company Pop Up Shop Comes to PDX #honestpopup

I brought along my good friend Nilou, who is a huge fan of Honest Company products, and her 7-month old daughter, Liliana, to check out the Honest Company Pop-Up Event at our neighborhood Whole Foods (Bridgeport Village, in Portland). What a fun even...
by Momstart on Jun 13, 2015

United States: Airline Extends 'Oregon Wines Fly for Free' Promotion

Alaska Airlines extends its popular "Oregon Wines Fly for Free" promotion, which allows Mileage Plan members to check a case of Oregon wine without charge from 5 airports in the Pacific Northwest.
by Accidental TravelWriter on Apr 12, 2015

Join The Tillamook Co-Op! #DairyDoneRight #ForRealFood

Today, April 6th marks that launch of The Tillamook Co-Op, a community of dairy lovers that is free to join. You can sign up online and receive benefits such as an invitation to the first annual Tillamook Co-Op board meeting as well as to member dinn...
by Momstart on Apr 6, 2015

State of The Art Shopping Comes to Bellevue

Thanks to AT&T for inviting MomStart to this event. AT&T flagship store in Bellevue proves to be a refreshing experience. How many service stores have you been in where it was painful? Too many is my answer. This store on the other hand, I co...
by Momstart on Mar 12, 2015

Become a Hair Model & Get a Free Blow Out on Monday, March 9th!

Products provided. It will come as a surprise to no one that I am pretty passionate about hair care. Bumble and bumble. have been one of my favorite brands for years since my hairdresser turned me on to them. I’ve used every kind of potion you...
by Momstart on Mar 6, 2015

The Toast Wedding Showcase in PDX: Free Tickets

Complimentary tickets provided. This Saturday, I’m heading to The Toast Wedding Showcase in Portland, Oregon to check out some fabulous local bridal vendors during a lovely evening filled with snacks and fun! Tickets to the event are $10, and r...
by Momstart on Mar 4, 2015

FEMA Fact Sheet: Extreme Space Weather Could Mean Blackouts For More Than 130 Million Americans

Ever since I first mentioned coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, while blogging about the Doomsday Preppers TV pilot back in August 2011, I’ve witnessed an ongoing debate over the impact of such severe space weather originating from the Sun. Now addin...
by Survival And Prosperity on Dec 17, 2014

Relax in Style at Hotel Murano in #Tacoma

Travel consideration provided. The whole catalyst for our Tacoma trip was our experience in 2004 stopping at a hotel in the area that was less than enjoyable. A lot has changed in the 10 years that have passed: Not only does that specific hotel appea...
by Momstart on Nov 26, 2014

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium: Defying Our Perception of Tacoma

Travel consideration provided. After Jai and I arrived in Tacoma and took a tour of The Museum of Glass, we headed straight to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. We always enjoy visiting aquariums, and since we were only in Tacoma for the day, there...
by Momstart on Nov 25, 2014

The Museum of Glass in Tacoma: Artfully Unexpected

Travel consideration provided. As I mentioned yesterday, Jai and I took a fun little day trip to Tacoma this summer. The trip happened in the middle of a crazy hectic month: I had just spent two weeks in California to attend BlogHer and visit family...
by Momstart on Nov 24, 2014

Rediscovering #Tacoma: Who Knew?

Travel consideration provided. Earlier this summer, I shared a vlog with you where I detailed one of my most memorably disastrous vacations, where I booked a room at a fleabag hotel in Tacoma. A funny thing happened after I wrote that post: I got an...
by Momstart on Nov 23, 2014

Washington State: Delta Challenges Alaska's Dominance at Seattle/Tacoma

Global air carrier Delta Airlines adding more flights at Seattle Airport to new travel destinations in a challenge to the dominance of Alaska Airlines, the city's hometown air carrier.
by Accidental TravelWriter on Nov 20, 2014

52 Things to Discover in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

1. Wineries – the Willamette Valley is home to more than 400 wineries, with tasting rooms dotting the hillsides and lining the small town main streets from Portland to Eugene. Plan a wine tasting trip and start exploring the wines and producers th...
by 52Perfectdays on Nov 18, 2014

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It has been so rainy here lately in the Seattle-area, and I have been moping around about the fact that I couldn’t really get out and get nice photos. And then one day it dawned on me that rainy days can be just as much fun to shoot as sunny da...
by World Walk About on Nov 10, 2014

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