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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.


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 🙂

Trying something new “Picnic alone”

In my attempt of trying something new for the day I went to a picnic alone. Why alone?? I never went to a picnic alone and it was my only day off of the week. I packed my backpack with towel, food, water and my camera. Comfy clothes on and I was ready to go. I love taking photos so it was fun because I saw a black bunny into the woods and he was cute.

I walked for about a hour or so. Found lots of stairs to walk too.

It was really relaxing. I do believe you have to take some time to be alone, because its relaxing and peaceful. Plus be alone sometimes made you think about things and people you usually forget about when you are busy or with other people.

I found this place for my picnic. Sat there and ate my meals. Here I am sorry I could not take better picture than that.

Here is my picnic meal. Some almond bread, carrots, hummus, banana and water.

I thought about how embarrassed was for me being alone in a picnic, but after maybe 10 minutes I was not worried anymore. I just enjoyed my day, my time alone and my walk.

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