Monday, October 31, 2011

See Ya in Seattle!

Gregg was visiting his family [California] and I was working in Portland so we thought... why don't we meet somewhere on the west coast that we've both never been to! A grand idea :)

Seattle was coffee heaven for both of us. Starbucks literally on every corner and the ORIGINAL Starbucks right by our hotel!

Now there's some extra meaning behind my typical "Grande Pike with room for cream" order. I ordered that while standing in the Starbucks on Pike Street. Did that just blow your mind?!

There was a nice young man playing guitar outside. When Gregg and I walked by another time, the line was out the door.

Outside of Pike Place Market

Such a hipster shot

Biggest donuts I've EVER seen

Where they throw the fish... but NO FISH WERE THROWN :(

Ole Gregg, enjoying the market whilst enjoying an orig 'bucks

An AMAZING view from the top of the Bank of America building. It's a way better view than the space needle, it's inside [this is key, it's too cold to be outside], and it's waaaay cheaper. $5 versus $16 at the space needle!

Actually, I overheard our Starbucks barista say you could just go to the ladies bathroom on the 74th floor for the best view for free!

Greggy's dreams came true when we went to the Museum of Flight!

I can name all of these planes. Legit.

Very serious about planes. Also flight.

Told you he was serious.

The Concorde [for those of you like me who don't remember] was a supersonic passenger airplane. They could get from JFK to London in about 4 hours. Bring it back, Concorde!

Air Force Onnnne

The president's chair in Air Force One.

Our view on our walk to dinner

In the market after dark!

Yummy apps at a place called Matt's in the Market. It was in the market. It was also faaaancy.

The GUM WALL!!!! Apparently, there's like a $150,000 fine if someone tries to "ruin" or remove the gum.

Smells like candy if you get close enough.

Sick! Literally.

This is the view from our elite breakfast room. Oooh, elite :)

After dinner and drinks, Gregg and I came back and got in the hot tub and went for a chilly dip in this bad boy.

See ya, Seattle. You rock.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

And I need you now tonight...

I reaaaallllyyyy want to sing karaoke this weekend.

Someone come with me and just follow this helpful chart and you'll be fine.

Happy Saturday, kiddos!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Treats!

When I used to have a semi normal life at my old job, I always loved baking treats for my work team! I've got to admit that it's something that I miss dearly. Here are some treats that I would love to make for my office, if only I had an oven in my hotel. Although, I fully plan on baking when I'm home next weekend :)

Look at these stinkin' cute skelly cupcakes. I don't see a recipe but I would imagine it would be easy to recreate. I found it from this site

Pumpkin is all the rage and I couldn't be happier! These cupcakes are not only amazing looking and festive.... they're not too bad for you! Check out the recipe from Skinny Taste!

SPIDER BROWNIES! Umm yum and suuuper easy! If you need help... click here :)

I brought in something similar to this at my last job and it was a hit! For more fun halloween treat ideas, check out Kraft's website!

What treats are you making this Halloween?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Update - Where I've Been!

After traveling to plenty of states that I've been to before, I'm finally able to cross a few off my list! If you don't remember, I made a list of all the states I'd been to thus far. On August 5th, I had traveled to 25 states... as of today, it's 28!

I told Gregg I wanted to make a map like this and it's precious! 

Well, the first one doesn't count because I forgot that I'd been there! It's MICHIGAN! I have definitely been to Michigan. Flying to Detroit and driving around in Detroit definitely means that I've been to Michigan. Also, my next assignment is to Bowling Green, Ohio and I'll be flying back to Detroit soon!

Portland, OR is the next place I've been since my last post and I've been in Oregon for a whiiiiile. If you've looked at any of my posts, you've seen some of the amazing things I've done. I've eaten the amazing Portland food [including food from a TRUCK], I've seen amazing sites [Hello, Pittock and let's not forget the falls!], and I've been to quite a few places that have been highly recommended and are staples here in Portland! I really love it here and I'll be quite sad when I leave.

Gregg and I met in Seattle, WA this past weekend and we had a blast! Finally able to mark Washington off the list, I'm also happy to say that I absolutely loved Seattle! More pictures and details of our trip to come but here's a sneak peak :)

Can't wait to post about our trip! Stay tuned :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cupcake Jones!

Are you "jonesin'" for a delicious treat? If you're in Portland, you have to check out Cupcake Jones! We were planning an event here in Portland and we decided to sample some cupcakes before the event [rough life, right?] and they were amazing. Everything is FRESH and they don't even use dyes in the cupcakes. Au naturale, baby! And they change up the flavors every day.. helloooo, variety!

Here's a shot of the pearl, the peanut butter chocolate and the caramel apple!

Downtown Chocolate Brown and Pumpkin Pie!

The Red Velvet is my fave. Amazing. That's a sugar coated petal.. don't knock it til you try it!

Here we've got some new ones including Molasses Spice and German Chocolate!

Chocolate Covered Pretzel. I die.

Cupcake Jones
307 NW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97209