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Mt. Rainier flyby
Have you met the man of my life? His name is Djembe. I call him Jimmy. He is the master drumbeat to all of his 14 siblings that I witnessed and participated in being born almost 9 years ago. He is my soulmate, my protector, my healer, my best friend. He is alive and thriving. I can’t imagine life without him. I thank the universe for his guardianship, kindness, thought and unconditional love 🙏🏼 😊 🐾 Born 3/17/2010 #saintpatricksday #lucky #bellasmella . . . . . #djembe #jimmy #unconditionallove #djembeofthepuppies #furrykids #dogsofinstagram #bordercollie #protector #bestfriend #PNW #northwestisbest #goplayoutside #bordercollieoftheday #mykidsarefurry #mykidshavefourfeet #bordercollieoftheworld #🥰 #💖
Looking to get out of the city this weekend? Follow the Columbia and you're guaranteed to end up somewhere beautiful 🌊📸: @theexploringkitten
we still end up in boxes even though we chase packaging
Looking like a pro @Carlyneave in @rossignol latest collection, available at @skidxb now! ⠀ ⠀ #AdventureTime #Teamzsi
Golden sunsets, warm sand & salty air. Hard to beat the hakuna matata vibes from the Oregon coast ✌🏻
What are some good anime shows/movies to watch? #love #like #follow #nw #pnw #northwest #northwestisbest #cars #carshow
#Kyros This crazy boy understands the importance of living and loving every single day you have. Sometimes you have to find happiness in the simple things... like snow. ───────────── © Goldilockѕ αиd τhe ωolf ρhoτogrαρhγ
Under the Bridge - I just love bridges! This is an underneath/sideview of a bridge. I almost fell trying to take this picture.⠀ ⠀ -----⠀ Contributed by Belinda Zuniga @goddessbeli ⠀ -----⠀ For the archive or to submit YOUR photo to Photo of the Day, visit link in profile! :)⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #bestoforegon #bridge #bridges #cascadiaexplored #exploregon #exploreoregon #falldayhikes #northwest #northwestisbest #nw #oregon #oregoncoast #oregonexplored #oregonnw #pacificnorthwest #pnw #pnwcollective #pnwlife #pnwonderland #sideview #thatpnwlife #traveloregon #upperleftusa #youroregon #photooftheday
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“There is always gonna be another mountain, I’m always gonna wanna make it move” -Miley Cyrus (you welcome)
Today was the second Friday in a row I had a 6 mile run on my #bigsurmarathon training plan. Last week, it was soo hard...I ran so slow and hated it. I was so scared, afterall a marathon is over 4 times that distance I was struggling with!! Even though I have done it before 26.2 is still a huge feat. . . Then today I not only had a 6 mile run on my training it was a tempo run.. I had to go fast. Today I ran over a min per mile quicker than last week, my body felt better and it was so much more enjoyable. . . So what was so different? My mindset! Last week I was angry, frustrated and didn’t want to be out there. This week I tried to focus on the joy of running as hard as I can and that I can. I can do hard things. I can run quicker than I did last week. I can run a marathon that intimidates me. . . Actually I can, you can too. What is it that you are wanting to do? Try it! You can. . . . . . #runningthoughts #runspiration
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Sunny beach trip last weekend, snowy hike today. 😊 Hey Pacific Northwest, you’re pretty awesome 💙 . . #franklinfalls #pnwonderland #northwestisbest #fieldtripfriday #snowventures #k5winter #pnw #hiking #washingtontrails #wanderlust #optoutside
The Eagle Creek fire of 2017. Heartbreak as I watched this from the Washington side of the Columbia River 😭
Be patient. Everything is coming together. This is a reminder for us as we build Gompers Distillery. Every day progress is made and we get closer to sharing our 1920's Prohibition themed speakeasy with you. ⠀ .⠀ We're going to pour ourselves a little Gompers Old Tom Gin while we wait... 🥃⠀ .⠀ In case you missed it, we're giving away two tickets to the Redmond Crab Crack. Check our feed for entry details. 🦀⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #gin #redmondoregon #centraloregon #visitcentraloregon #visitrdm #gompersgin #gompersdistillery #patience#oregon #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #northwestisbest #thatpnwlife #pnwlife #architecture #build #constructionlife #distillery #craftdistillery
Just in case you were wondering, Laddy is still life #laddyislife
Jumping into 2019 like.........⁣ ⠀ Photo credit @left.coast.living ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #pointdefiancepark #northwestisbest #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #loveWA #pnwlove #tacomawa #metroparkstacoma
~ My photographer friend @pinefoxpnw caught a rare glimpse of a pine marten during the day. Right around the time I finished doing a nature journal entry of them. Such a beautiful little critter. ~ ~ ~ #pinemarten #marten #pnw #northwestisbest #intothewoods #intothewild #forest #naturelovers #photographer #naturephotography #pacificnorthwest #wildanimals #nature #naturewalk #critter #weasel
​ 📣 🆕🏡 Just Listed❗ #MoveinReady home in a great community with tons of potential! - 🎈 #OPENHOUSE : Saturday 1/19, 11-2 PM - 📍4732 SW 313th Place, #FederalWay . 📲 @nancyleekw for more info/private showing 253-222-9978! #maxeyhometeam Shawn Maxey | Keller Williams Realty . . . . . . . . . . . #northwestisbest #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #instagood #washington #beautiful #house #realestate #piercecountyrealestate #piercecounty #pnwhomes #WA #pacificnorthwest #livewashington #cascadiaexplored #pugetsound #jblm #justlisted #home #kingcountyrealestate #federalwaywa #pnwrealestate #thatpnwlife #washingtonstate #l4l
10 THINGS ABOUT THE MAKER . 1.) My full name is Maysen, but I've went by May my whole life! 2.) I work in an actual leather shop in downtown Portland where I basically get to sling hides all day! 3.) I have a weird passion for merchandising and setting up displays. It's crack cocaine for my Type A, OCD personality😂 4.) My dream job would to be a traveling photographer for an Ag-based magazine, and photograph all of the hardworking farmers and ranchers across the US! 5.) Since I was 18, I've wanted to move to Alaska😂 6.) I'm a simpleton; I have a uniform of Wrangler jeans and the same five thermal shirts from Target on rotation🤷🏻‍♀️ 7.) My style is a cross between Joanna Gaines meets backcountry wilderness gal 8.) Leather is solely a fun venture for me! I'm very much the type that if it turns into "dread", I won't do it. Life's too short to work yourself to death. Keep it fun! 9.) I'm two terms out from my B.S. in Agribusiness! 10.) I was a cheerleader in high school, and was the "flyer!" I have bad ankles from too many tumbling classes and falls off the pyramid😂 . . #farmlife #cutterlaneleatherandsupplyco #madeinoregon #pacificnorthwest #ranchlife #farmlifestyle #westernfashioninspo #ranchstyle #farmhousestyle #cowboystyle #ranchy #traveloregon #wildernessculture #pnwlife #getoutside #rei1440project #outdoors #livefolk #bestoforegon #exploregon #northwestisbest #mountainbabe #fixerupper #farmhousedesign #wildrag #flowertruck #slowfashion #westernfashioninfluencer #farmhousefashion #farmersmarket
Welcoming the winds of change. January Mood™️ 2019.
Today was my first venture into mild exercise since having Silas, and my first time pushing two children while wearing one. A hilly 1.5 mile walk was just the right way to ease back into moving, and the fresh air felt spectacular. . @hopewriters challenge Day 5: EDIT . I don’t mind editing when the changes are MY idea. What I struggle with is when someone else has suggestions for my work. . There’s a scene toward the beginning of “Anne or Avonlea” that I love. (Who am I kidding, I love every last scene in that movie!) Anne has just received another rejection letter from a publisher and she reluctantly queries Gilbert, “Do you recall any...major faults with my story?” When Gilbert graciously offers his opinion on one of her scenes, Anne takes deep offense and retaliates in indignant rage. She’d asked for candor, but it turns out she wasn’t ready to welcome a negative critique. . I always laugh at that scene, but inwardly I also cringe a little, because I see myself in Anne. . Outside voices ultimately forge us into more gifted writers, but we must be willing to listen to them even when their insight feels painful or personal. Andrew’s feedback on important emails or personal writing projects hasn’t always been fun at the time, but I know I am a more effective communicator because of it. I reckon you could dub him my Editor in Chief. ✏️ #hopewriterlife
Baby you’re a FIREWORK ✨
Caught a few snow flurries on our way back from this drive. |
This time last year we had huge storms and big low pressure systems smash our coast! Providing us with some surf!!! Yewwww 🤙🤙🤙🤙🌊🌊 check out our you tube channel for full vid! #saltysessions #cyclonesurf #broome . . . . . . . . . #WA #thisiswa #surfing #lifeofadventure #cablebeach #broomebible #surf #gopro #thekimberleyaustralia #surfinglife #stormsurfing #lifeofadventure #justanotherdayinwa #northwestisbest #westernaustralia #travelinspiration #kimberleybucketlist #goprosurfing #amazing_wa #westisbest #staysalty
Since I woke up to the news of her death yesterday morning, I’ve been thinking about some of my favorite words of hers. There are so many I’ve tucked into my heart that have kept me company during my darkest moments, which has made it hard to pick one, but I’m going to give it a go anyways. “What does the world mean to you if you can't trust it to go on shining when you're not there?” from October, Mary Oliver. And thanks @phomusrec for this great capture of me from this past summer! #optoutside #maryoliver
As our paths change, we stumble and fall. Fortunately, there's always another straightaway to get back up
Monument
I always love spending some time away from Alaska and coming back. It reminds me of the absolute endless inspiration and beauty that lives here...
#BackontheMarket#REDUCED & #MoveinReady Rambler on 1/3+ Acre! Great location 🛣👍 #RaquetClubEstates • 🎈 #OPENHOUSE : Saturday 1/19, 11-2 • 📍11915 58th Ave SW, #Tacoma • 📲 @nancyleekw for more info 253-222-9978 #maxeyhometeam Shawn Maxey | Keller Williams Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . #housesofinstagram #tacomawa #homesforsale #northwestisbest #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #instagood #washington #realestate #piercecounty #pnwhomes #WA #pacificnorthwest #ff #253 #pugetsound #ftlewis #mcchord #jblm #home #house #tacomarealestate
ice fishing 🎣
Coffee anyone☕️ Swipe to see underglaze #coffeecontainer #coffeeforthewin
Get Laced 👟 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ won these for 52 cents. couldn’t not share this with the world. #lacedapp #lacedwinner
Not sure why I get so sad coming home from any kind of getaway-sometimes it’s a few days for fun, a few months abroad, or a week and a half for work. I mean, PDX > SEA any day 😉 but I cannot seem to come back and sit still without some kind of emotion. • This is certainly not the weather I was just enjoying there, just a reminder of a beautiful summer day back in 2016. • #seattle #seattlewashington #washington #emeraldcity #pikeplacemarket #pikeplace #downtown #market #tourist #sunnydays #travel #solotravel #wanderlust #nomad #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pnwdiscovered #northwestisbest
I have seafoam in my veins so I understand the language of the waves 🌊
Catching the sunset between two train carts.
i am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine
TONIGHT! @joannaleemusic at 9 PM. As always, no cover and free fun.
You are invited! ⭐️ Tonight’s the night! @lamart1933 @lamartdc #winterwonderland
Throwback to early morning hot summer hikes taking in amazing views. Oh how I can't wait for summer to return! First and foremost because I'm getting married and going to have the most epic honeymoon lol! But I also have so many plans in the works after those big events & can't wait to go on more exciting adventures around home. I'm also excited for the 3-day weekend coming up! It'll be filled with hiking, important errands, relaxing, & working on my new blog post featuring my favorite summer 2018 hikes. Hoping it'll help you plan some adventures this coming summer if you're in (or headed to) Washington! My favorite fall hikes & winter hikes of 2018 will follow shortly after. I'll also be working on a new fitness related post soon as I haven't written a fitness update on the blog since I first started it (it's my most viewed post after my Dumaluan Beach on Bohol post) and I'll be figuring out how I'm going to start off my "Introvert's Perspective" little personal corner of the blog. I hope you guys enjoy all the content coming soon. Really hoping to expand and take my blog to another level this year! Wish me luck! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #tbt #summer #mountains #mtrainier #view #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorwomen #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #sheexplores
Joe and I loved the morning light coming through the trees on our hike Saturday. It gave such a warm inviting glow to the forest and was a reminder that some of the most simple things in life can also be the most beautiful. Really enjoying these quiet peaceful winter mornings in the forest this season. . . . . . . . . . . . . #forest #trees #light #oregon #pnw #upperleftusa #oregonexplored #pnwonderland #pnwlife #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #outdoorwomen #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #womenwhoexplore #letsgosomewhere #hike #hiking #optoutside #pnwcollective #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #sheexplores #wanderlust #womenwhohike
Joe and I woke up at 2 A.M. and drove almost 5 hours to Blue River, Oregon this morning. We enjoyed a morning dip at this beautiful hot spring situated by the McKenzie River at sunrise and then went to hike the McKenzie River Trail. We went to see the infamous Blue Pool but since the hike is kind of short we extended it to other areas of the trail and ended up with almost 10 miles roundtrip today. The pool was GORGEOUS and there was some snow! We were going to stop at a waterfall after but we are so exhausted and currently on the 5 hour drive back home! These are the kind of moments I live for and to be able to have my best friend and soulmate to enjoy life with makes me even more grateful and happy. I'll cherish our adventures for the rest of my life and I'm so blessed to have found someone with the same adventurous, curious, and persevering spirit who loves every little bit of me. What fun stories we will be able to tell to any future kids (if we have them) and grandkids about our travels abroad and outdoor fun near & far. Also, hike 3/52 of 2019 complete! Happy Saturday everyone! P.s. I'm currently editing more pics to share but wowza Blue River, Oregon and the Willamette National Forest is a gorgeous area! Get out there if you haven't! Definitely visit one of the many hot springs in Oregon too! . . . . . . . . . . . #hotsprings #river #oregon #pnw #upperleftusa #oregonexplored #pnwonderland #pnwlife #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #outdoorwomen #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #womenwhoexplore #travelblogger #letsgosomewhere #peaceful #pnwcollective #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #beautifuldestinations #sheexplores #travel #wanderlust #herpnwlife
I cannot wait for more peaceful quiet cabin mornings sipping coffee on the deck and admiring the gorgeous views and nature surrounding me ⛰🌲☕ On another note, Joe and I had planned to book a cabin randomly next weekend but with everything coming up in the next few months we decided to save the $300 + other expenses for such a short weekend for more important things. Plus we checked the weather and saw it would be raining starting next week through the month in that area. But it is sunny all this weekend...So what have we decided to do instead? Shifted our whole plans around for tomorrow and spontaneously going to head out to Blue River Oregon for just ONE day lol! An almost 5 hour drive each way but I'm so excited to finally do a hike I've been dying to go on as well as soak in a hot spring and maybe squeeze in a waterfall. It is going to be a long day but thankfully we will have Sunday to recover lol. Wish us luck! 2 am wake up call just around the corner...we're young and you only live once though right? Lol! . . . . . . . . . . . #mountains #view #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #landscape #cabin #rustic #peaceful #relaxing #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #coffee #butfirstcoffee #pnwcollective #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #airbnb #lifestyleblogger #weekendwarrior
Hands up in the air for Fri-yayyyy! After having a short week last week from the holidays this one definitely felt like it dragged in my opinion. Ready for a little outdoor time and some important errands this weekend. I'm REALLY excited for next weekend's semi-planned adventure though and hoping the weather will hold out. Also, I've been reading horror stories about the conditions of some of our parks & trails from the government shutdown. Fortunately I haven't seen anything terrible yet on the trails I've been on but I am doing a popular hike this weekend and getting worried about how things will be. I'm sure you've heard it from many this week, but it is an important message that you can't hear enough. Keep our outdoors clean, leave no trace. Do your part to help clean up when possible and absolutely get on someone if you witness them trashing our outdoors. But my biggest concern is all the employees that have been suffering during this shutdown essentially over a damn wall. I'm not going to get too much into politics on here, I have my opinions and I'm sure you can make guesses on them and where I lean to, but I've been following all this closely (as I do with most current news & events in our world and encourage you to as well) and it needs to come to a resolution. The government is not working FOR its people right now at all. What a mess. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #mountains #view #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorwomen #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #heybrookridge #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #nikon #landscape #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #sheexplores
Who doesn't love a front row seat at a waterfall? And who knew desert ones could be so cool and unique? There were at least 3 here that I got to enjoy. This was back in March of last year and I haven't been out towards central/eastern Washington since. We have a hike planned out that way soon though and I can't wait! It's perfect if you're looking for a change of scenery from the usual green forests and mountains of Washington. I just love how diverse our state is. If we somehow magically had tropical white sand beaches I would be sold and never leave lol 😂😂 Have you hiked in central/eastern Washington? . . . . . . . . . . . . #waterfallwednesday #waterfall #chasingwaterfalls #desert #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorwomen #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #nikon #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #herpnwlife
Happy Monday! May your week be unexpectedly beautiful like this trail was. I love the greens and browns of the forest and how it almost has a subtle warm golden bronze tone to it all. Mother nature always paints the best pictures without even trying and to be able to experience each masterpiece is a privilege I'll never take for granted. Bonus when you get to enjoy it in complete solitude. Keep her safe, keep her clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #winter #forest #trees #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorwomen #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #heybrookridge #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #nikon #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #herpnwlife
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