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seattle picnic lovers adventure society

August 9, 2012


Earlier this summer I hosted the second edition of the Seattle Picnic Lovers Adventure Society’s (SPLAS) summer picnics. Here’s how SPLAS works: There are a number of under-utilized parks in the City of Seattle – places with great views, an abundance of picnic tables, grills, etc. and no one is taking advantage of them! With […]

summer dinner party menu

August 9, 2012


Throwing a dinner party anytime soon? Might I suggest you simply replicate the meal that Kendall and I put together for Siri’s goodbye party? It was truly epic, very impressive and didn’t really take that much time to cook! For appetizers, serve truffle oil popcorn, smoked salmon dip piped onto English cucumber slices and topped with […]

Sarah & The Stranger Suggest the Same Stuff (sort of)

July 5, 2012


From: Sarah Studer To:, Subject: Sarah + The Stranger Suggest the Same Stuff (sort of) Pardon the Microsoft Paint mashup (and the alliteration), but isn’t this bizarre? Imagine my surprise when I picked up a copy of The Stranger off the floor at Oddfellows only to see my doppelganger on the cover, in […]

32 things to do this summer with Sarah

July 2, 2012


So, it’s finally summer in Seattle. Well, almost. As usual, the clouds have remained through June but the sun promises to shine come July 5th (two days after our big party – so annoying), but I don’t mind the wait. The rest of the country has been melting under heat waves and we’ve remained nice […]

photobooth props!

June 22, 2012


Thanks to a very generous donation of photobooth supplies from the wedding of Melogna & Jason, my collection of props has basically quadrupled, which is pretty awesome because I took inventory of it all this afternoon and was able to categorize and photograph it. I’m willing to rent it out (or parts of it) if […]

ways in which i am unprepared for a zombie apocalypse

April 2, 2012


Several weekends in February and March were spent at the Norpoint Shooting Range on LivingSocial Adventure’s “Shootin’ & Drinkin'” event in which we took groups of 40+ people up to the gun range to shoot rifles and handguns, and then over to tour the Scuttlebutt Brewery and then over to Scuttlebutt’s restaurant in Everett. It […]

Top 6 Seattle Happy Hours (downtown)

March 17, 2012


Yesterday the OSRP (throwback!) asked me for my favorite happy hour spot in downtown Seattle, and I of course drew a blank before then rapidly firing off several restaurants that may in fact, not actually be my favorites. I then explained that in order to truly give the best advice, I would need more information: […]

4 great seattle businesses for the amateur cook

March 5, 2012


1. The Book Larder – I’ve been following The Book Larder on Facebook ever since they opened, and I just love that there’s an entire store dedicated to cookbooks! It’s genius. They’ve got almost every book you can imagine, with a special focus on local authors, of which there are many. As a regular Cookbook […]

best week ever

February 6, 2012


Last week was such a great social week. I had initially started Monday in a terrible mood, but then I checked my calendar and realized that there was NOTHING but fun stuff happening each day and I decided to be thankful that I’m connected enough to be able to participate in such a great array […]

elizmases past and present

December 15, 2011


I was kind of surprised that searching “Elizmas” on my blog yields very few results given that it’s the second best holiday of the year. Elizmas is Elizabeth’s birthday and since she loves Christmas so much, we’ve made it into a perfect mash-up. We use Elizmas to take advantage of all of the holiday activities […]

season of sharing

December 15, 2011


This weekend was the Coinstar, Inc and Childhaven “Season of Sharing” event at Central Cinema, a great local theater in the Central district of Seattle. We invited the families of Childhaven to attend for an afternoon of holiday cartoons and music videos, BINGO, pizza, popcorn and candy. I ran around town (Seattle AND Tacoma) like crazy […]

holiday gift guide (part 1)

December 1, 2011


‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la. It’s also the season for gift guides, and since I spend so much of my free time on Pinterest, I’ve found plenty of things that I would love to give my family and friends. Here are my suggestions of what […]


November 1, 2011


I learned an important lesson this Halloween. After years (YEARS!) of INSISTING that I make my own costume and wrapping myself in flimsy paper and packing tape and running the risk of my costume falling apart mid-way through the night (which it always did), I discovered that Halloween is WAY more fun if you’re comfortable. […]

service girls, july 2011

August 17, 2011


Oh man – I started this post over a MONTH ago and am just getting around to posting it now. I kept blaming the loss of my camera battery charger, but then I realized that the photos from this event were actually on my phone, so really there’s no excuse. So anyway, a few weeks […]

dreaming of the “dîner en blanc”

July 6, 2011


I read about the Dîner en Blanc a few months ago on Oh Happy Day and immediately fell in love with the concept: “everyone” (invite only, of course) wears white, packs a picnic – complete with tables and chairs and heads to an undisclosed location for a 3 hour outdoor dinner. The best part is […]

service girls, june 2011

June 27, 2011


On Friday, my volunteer group visited OPERATION: Sack Lunch for our June service call. OPERATION: Sack Lunch is a meal and basic necessities provider serving the un-housed, no and low income, food insecure children, women, and men, who call Seattle their home. We are a grassroots project that began in 1989 with 30 lunches in the kitchen of founder, Singer / […]

the places elizabeth went / weekend recap

June 27, 2011


My most favorite philanthro-friend Elizabeth made a spur-of-the-moment decision on Thursday afternoon to come spend the weekend in Seattle, and I had exactly 46 hours to show her everything I love about the city. On Friday afternoon, we went to happy hour at re:public and then to the Seattle Public Library to see Harry and […]

kendall getting (got) married

June 20, 2011


As I mentioned in the toast, Kendall’s name was never the first to come out of anyone’s mouth when we speculated about who would be the first person to get married. We definitely laughed that she would probably be the first person to have a child, given her general hatred of them – so that […]

potential bad habit alert! (an ode to yogurtland)

June 16, 2011


I just met up with Zoey of Drunk Boys with Cigarettes for lunch. At Yogurtland. If you haven’t been to Yogurtland yet, you really ought to stop what you’re doing and head up to Capitol Hill and see what all the fuss is about. You won’t be disappointed. It’s similar to Red Mango, Crazy Cherry, Mooberry […]

the places melogna went

June 13, 2011


Melanie (aka “Melogna”) returned to Seattle with us after Vegas, rather than flying back to Boston before Kendall’s wedding. She stayed with Emily for a few days, with Kendall for a few days, and with me for a few days. It’s been a great trip and we’ve loved having her here… but at one point […]


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