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My first 5 k


For two years I am planning in try a 5 k but I always felt like I was not ready for it. Last week, I signed up for “run like a viking 5 k” in Ballard Seattle. 

Por dois anos eu estava planejando participar de uma corrida, mas eu sempre sentia que não estava preparada. Semana passada eu me inscrivi numa corrida que se chama correndo como um viking em Ballard, Seattle.


It was a run dressed as a viking so I created my outfit myself.

E uma corrida once voce deve se vestir como um viking entao eu fiz minha roupa.



It was a run but I had to ride my bike for half hour to get there and half hour back home. So it was my Saturday workout. 

Foi bem divertido, mas tive que ir de bicicleta ate la correr e voltar pra casa de bicicleta entao esse foi meu exercício desse sábado. 


I was the 3rd woman to finish the run. Hope some day I be better at it. What really make this run special was this 79 old man that run the whole way super happy.

Eu fui a terceira mulher a terminara corrida. Eu espero que um dia eu corra melhor que isso. O que me deixou muito feliz e  fez essa corrida especial  foi ver um senhor de 79 anos correndo feliz da vida.


I really like the run and I am planning and doing it more often now. I noticed I run faster when other people are around. 

Eu estou panejando participar dessas corridas com mais freqüência de agora em diante, porque eu me diverti bastante e corri mais rápido do que geralmente faco quando corro sozinha.

My first 5k yay. 🙂


Are pets good for your health?

Pets don’t only provide companionship and unconditional love, but they also can improve your health. 

A pet keeps your cholesterol and blood pressure low. Reduz your stress,  helps fight depression and keeps your immunity stronger.

They are not only good for your heart, but also for your mood. They help you interact more with people. And force you to stay more active. By having a pet you will be healthier. 

Bigwig, our dog is with us for almost a month now. Things changed  and are still changing slowly. He helped us to be more organized. We can’t leave our shoes by the door, or our sweatshirts on the chair,  or shocks on the floor and food where he can reach. Also the time that before was for computer and/or boredom now is fulfill with walks, fun, play time, bites and love. He is like our little baby and we love him more than anything.

At the park

I love take photos of him every time because I know he will grow so fast and I will miss my little puppy.

Eating his carrot

Thinking about life as a dog

Sleeping on our pillows


He loves carrots, people, kids, socks, run,bite, sleep, play with everything except his toys, cats, garbage truck and blog. ( he always sits on my lap and watch me blogging so I guess he likes it)


Today I let him workout with me. In the first round, I lost my yoga mat.

Sunny day in Seattle

Seattle is a great place to live with lots of parks and fun places to visit. But Seattle is cloudy an average of 226 days per year and rains about 150 days per year. Because of that sunny days are the best and everyone try to enjoy it the most. On a sunny day in Seattle everyone is out with their dogs, kids or just alone. Everybody seems happier and you can see all the mountains around us and the beautiful sky. Also the sunset on sunny days is amazing and colorful. I love the view of mountains with ice on top I have so many pictures of them.

Yesterday we went for a short walk with the little boy. He had lots of fun with other dogs and people. Here are some photos from some sunny days we had this year.

Mountain Rainier

The locks

Golden Garden park

Golden Garden park

Bigwig drinking water in a water bottle. He is a cute little boy.

Getting a puppy

We got a PUPPY…yay.

After lots of research,  we finally chose the kind of dog we wanted. We chose Beauceron a French dog because he life span is 10-13 years; he does not have big health problems and he likes exercises. Also he is not so hairy and is a friendly dog. He is from CA and he got in Seattle just last Saturday. He is 8 weeks now.We named him Bigwig.

First day with him was so amazing. We took him to some little walks and everybody stopped us to play with him because he is so cute. He loves kids and other dogs. Our first day photos.

Playing with daddy

Sleeping like a baby

A beer lover ahaha

Finally some peace in the apartment

Now comes the worse part. Potty training, behavior, chewing  and everything else. So far he is learning everything slowly except the chewing part. I am reading a lot about how to training him but nothing is really working so well. He likes chewing my pants, shoes, blankets, plants etc. He has lots of toys but he likes chewing other stuff too. How do I fix that? Any tips?

I love him very much and I can’t wait for him to grow up so I can have a running partner. He is so cute and annoy. Any tips about his training will be really helpful.

3rd Anniversary

On June 12th it was our 3rd anniversary. I feel like it was just yesterday when I decided to try the scariest thing ever that was share my life, my dreams, my PMS, my crazy thoughts and all my moments with someone else. But I always knew he was the one I wanted but thought would never find. He is not just my husband, he is my best friend, an annoying creature of the earth, my buddy and the person I want to hug so tight until his last breath come out. He is also my fake zombie and the person I never trust leaving my backpack around special before going to work. Other day I was late to work and when I got to my bus stop I found it in my backpack. It is really big and embarrassing 🙂 But he is the man I love and I have lots of fun with every day.

As usual we always celebrate everything in this house. And we went out to celebrate our anniversary. Other anniversaries we went to eat sushi but this year we decided to do something a little cheaper so we could do maybe 3 or 4 things instead of 1. We went to have dinner in a bar  and I got a hummus plate with veggies.

He got a Bratwurst and salad.

We hated the food. So we went to our favorite bar that calls Viking Tavern. We used to live super near this bar before but now we moved a little further. The reasons this is our favorite bar is because is cheap, they have a shuffleboard, a jukebox, popcorn and pork butt sandwich. Plus the bartenders are cool.

My favorite part is sit there with a cold beer and my popcorn.

My husband hates when I take picture of him. That’s why I do it all the time 🙂

Next stop was in a brazilian bar.

We missed our bus and had to walk about 2-3 miles back home and it was raining a little. Our way home there is lots of boats and at night it was looking really nice.

The next morning we decided we still had something else to do about our anniversary so we went to a park, a museum and see some interesting spots in Seattle.

Volunteer park

Volunteer park

Volunteer park

Volunteer park

Volunteer park

At children area in the Asian Art museum

Making origami at asian art museum

Asian art museum

Bruce Lee and Brandon Bruce Lee grave site at Lake View Cemetery

On a brench near house where Kurt Cobain killed himself

The house Kurt Cobain died

This was our 3rd anniversary celebration. Not too fancy but fun. And the best present for our 3rd anniversary is coming soon. And is the best ever. :0

Growing your own veggies in an apartment

About two years ago I started to think about growing my own veggies. I wondered how much it would cost? How much stuff do I need? Will this work?

Well, about two days ago I stopped thinking and decided  to try. Before that, I asked for some tips from my amazing friend Shelly. She gave me some good advice, and I got excited about having my little baby plants. We went to Fred Meyer supermarket near our apartment and chose herbs and spinach as a start.

Here is my list and prices:

Basil: $2.99

Jalapeños: $2.99

Spinach seeds: $1.79

Lavender: $1.69

Rosemary: $1.69

Parsley: 1.69

2 clay pots: $1.34 each

2 planters: $2.09 each

Organic potting soil: $4.99

Organic fertilizer: $5.99

Total: $30.68

I got home and started to move them to bigger pots right away I was happy to do that. If they do fine and everything works well I will be growing more veggies in the future.

Basil for $2.99

Jalapeños for $2.99

Lavender for $1.69

Rosemary for $1.69

Parsley for $1.69

Spinach seeds for $1.79

Organic fertilizer for $5.99

Organic potting soil for $4.99

My tools: gloves, a knife, measure cup and a bag of garbage

Basil all ready in the new pot

Parsley ready too


My seeds are in the empty pot

All done

Its been 3 days now since I got my plants and I can stop look at them to see if they are okay and if they are growing or not…haha. I know is to early but I can’t wait to see if they will be delicious in my food or not. And I had so much fun doing it because it reminds me of when I lived on the farm and we grew all of our own food and made our own stuff. We never had to go to supermarket because we had everything at home.

Any special tip about my plants will be appreciated. And I will update about their future on my balcony 🙂

Weekend in Ocean Shores WA

Finally a weekend of to spend with my husband. After some hours research in front computer with some beers and lots of talk we still didn’t know where to go. So on Saturday morning we decided to go to Ocean Shores, WA. It was not amazing but at least we had each other to annoy all the time. We got there by 2pm and this was the first thing we saw BEACH…and it seems like endless. We got a cheap hotel room no cockroaches included. Well didn’t have to many options so why not try to find something interesting??

Finalmente um fim de semana para passar com o meu marido. Depois de algumas pesquisas horas em frente do computador, com algumas cervejas e muita conversa fiada ainda não sabíamos para onde ir. Então, no sábado de manhã decidimos ir para Ocean Shores, WA. Não foi incrívelllll, mas pelo menos tínhamos um ao outro para irritar o tempo todo. Chegamos lá as duas horas da tarde e esta foi a primeira coisa que vimos PRAIA… e parecia interminável. Alugamos um quarto num hotel barato, mas sem baratas incluída. Bem, não tinha muitas opções do que fazer, então, porque não tentar encontrar algo interessante?

We found this…

Encontramos isso …

The Pirates Cove Pub was the best thing in Ocean Shores if you know what I mean :). Super cold yummy beer,some food for the belly and cool folks. We liked it and ended up going back there later night again.

Esse bar chamado de Cove dos  piratas  foi a melhor coisa em Ocean Shores, se você entende o que quero dizer :). Cerveja saborosa e super gelada, um pouco de comida para nossa panca e alguns pessoas bacanas. Nós gostamos e acabamos voltando lá mais tarde  novamente.

Sunset was beautiful.

O pôr do sol estava lindo.

And the deers….and our weekend was over…bye bye ocean…

Também tinha os veados…e nosso final de semana acabou…xau xau Oceano…

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