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Our blog chronicles the lives of two thirty-somethings living and loving in Oakland. We talk a lot about food, wine, travel and our house - a 1916 Craftsman in a part of town that was once described as "up and coming."

[TRAVEL] Where NOT to Stay in Portland

Authors: Becky Caudill

Friends - if you're coming to PDX and wondering where to stay, DO NOT book The Nines. Despite it's (supposed) 5-star rating, our stay has been a nightmare. Even with my company's preferred corporate corporate rate, I'll never stay here again. 

Here's a little story ...

We got here on Saturday at 4 p.m. to check in - room's...

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[FOOD] Paleo Lite Not Right For Me Anymore

Authors: Becky Caudill


So ... this quest for optimum health via the food I eat is an interesting one. Veggie + Sea was going well for me, minus the whole inflamed joints thing. Then we went back to eating low carb with meat. Oh goodness. The nausea and the bloating. I seriously feel like my stomach is going to explode Total Recall style. And my...

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[LOCAL] Scenes from an Oakland Afternoon

Authors: Becky Caudill

Of course I chose the hottest day of the year (so far) to take my fitness "routine" from the treadmill to the great outdoors. While, yes, I was near to melting from the heat (77 degrees according to my phone), at least the scenery was pretty darn good. That is, until I saw a drug deal and several homeless people sleeping in...

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[FOOD] The Diet Experiments Continue

Authors: Becky Caudill

After our trip to New Orleans, we continued to eat vegetarian, but added seafood into the mix. For the most part, this was an incredibly satisfying way to eat. I can only recall a handful of times where I felt stumped by what I should have for lunch or dinner, or disappointed with what was ultimately consumed (and that was...

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[TRAVEL] Lake Tahoe for Non-Skiers

Authors: Becky Caudill

Y'all have heard about the drought conditions that California is currently suffering through, right? During our winter months I can only recall four times that it rained for the entirety of the season. Many of the weekends, if you hadn't looked closely at the calendar, you would have thought fell smack dab in the middle of...

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[LIFE] Can You Be A Writer If You Don't Ever Finish Writing Anything?

Authors: Becky Caudill

When people ask me what my hobbies are, I have a pretty straight forward answer. I read, I write, I drink, I cook, I travel (not necessarily in that order). I've done a fairly good job on the reading front, amassing more than 200 books in the past three years. Now, before you go and become super impressed, I have to admit...

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[TRAVEL] Upcoming trips ...

Authors: Becky Caudill

We have a lot of travel plans in 2014; even more than we had in 2013, and that's saying something. For the past ... counts backwards ... um, too many to count ... years we've spent 4-7 days soaking up the sun on one of the Hawaiian Islands. This will be the first time in those many years that we don't have a trip to Hawaii...

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[DECOR] My Office Nook

Authors: Becky Caudill

I mentioned several weeks ago that we decided not to share an office anymore. You'd think with me working from home full time and Alan only using the office at night that it'd make more sense for me to keep the office, but for how we live, that actually didn't work the best. Since Alan pays the bills and keeps track of all of...

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Real Estate Sampler

Authors: Becky Caudill

The idiocy in the Bay Area (namely, Silicon Valley) is at an all-time high and it's gotten to the point where I'm almost ashamed to work in the tech sector here. While there are a number of hard working people (and companies) that are creating products that are benefiting individual users and society at large, there are a...

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A Russian River Weekend Getaway

Authors: Becky Caudill

Over President's Day weekend, we celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. February 16, to be exact. We took Friday off and drove up to the north end of the Alexander Valley of Sonoma (not to be mistaken for Sonoma Valley) to meet up with our friends at Mercury Wine for some wine tasting, some wine buying, and to give...

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