Food & Drink


laundry room

The Laundry Room

Of all the places that we have visited in the world, Las Vegas is a place that we return to again and again. Why? It’s cheap to get there and there are a million things to keep us entertained for a few days. In a nutshell, it’s an easy getaway. We have a pretty typical routine in Vegas… we take some gambling lessons (free at many casinos), we eat at great places, we visit with friends and family in the...

every vegetable soup

Every Vegetable Soup

The weather here in the PNW is ridiculous. For a place that rarely sees snow, we have been dumped on repeatedly for days. Schools have been cancelled all week and everyone is cuddled up inside waiting or the rain to return and melt all the white stuff away. I personally don’t mind the cold and snow. For me it is an excuse to make soup. One of my favorites is the “every vegetable soup.” Here’s how to make it…...

football on turf

How to Amp Up Your Super Bowl Party

Living in the Pacific Northwest, this year’s Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots is not really a must-see event. To make the most out of my party, I add a few games and events to amp up the level of excitement when no one cares about the ultimate winner. Well, no one really wants to see Tom Brady win another Super Bowl, but even if he does, no one will be terribly upset....

sunset fun in Bagan

Welcome to Northwest Rambles!

Welcome to Northwest Rambles… a blog dedicated to living every day to its fullest, stepping outside your comfort zone, making the world a better place, being your authentic self, experimenting, exploring, creating, photographing, playing, and all-around fun! I believe that being happy is contagious and I hope to spread that feeling as far and wide as possible. Life’s too short to be unhappy. I am working on surrounding myself with like-minded people who are passionate about life and learning and...