Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

A weekend away in a beautiful place, and a crazy busy summer so far!

This summer has been crazy busy so far, and I loooove summer but have to remember to stop and enjoy it!

I got a chance to last weekend when we went up to beautiful Port Angeles, Washington for a family reunion for my husband's family. His grandparents have a great house at the tip-top of a road of switchbacks, looking out over the Puget Sound. We were rushed going up there Friday after work, and had to leave at 7 on Sunday morning but had a great Saturday and got some pretty photos, and really got to relax and be on vacation for a day or so. Wanted to share with you!

The house on a foggy Saturday morning (in July!)...

Sunny afternoon at the rock beach, down the hill a ways and on the Puget Sound...

And beautiful views from the house in the late afternoon. You can watch the ferries and ships go by!

View from the other side of the house, also lovely. Last time we were there I took a bath in a jet tub with great big windows above it, looking out over this view!

Enjoying our time away!

Like I said, we had to rush back Sunday morning and I feel like I've been going nonstop ever since. I really need to find some time this summer to relax a little! And the summer's almost halfway over already! I started a bucket list, things I must do while the weather's nice:

  • Wear a swimsuit
  • Pick berries
  • Listen to some outdoor music
Not that hard, right? I just gotta find the time!

How have you been relaxing this summer? Is July your busiest month, too? =)


  1. Wow, it looks beautiful. I love the picture of the pile of pebbles, going from the big ones to the really tiny one :) x

  2. So pretty! I love the thick fog and forest landscape.

    Though, I confess, I kind of always think of the Twilight movies when anyone talks about Port Angeles. :)

    1. Haha, yep, there are even Twilight tours in that area. Although the Twilight tourist store in downtown Port Angeles just closed, apparently! Maybe the trend is wearing off.

  3. I know exactly what you mean about being so busy you don't stop to enjoy the summer. I have to make it a point to busy myself with trips to the pool and bike rides.

    1. Great idea! I haven't done either of those yet but really should... =)

  4. Wow, all those pictures are so beautiful! Even though it was quick, it's good you were able to go visit family. This summer has been the busiest in a long time, but my family went to the beach last month, so that was my relaxation!

    1. Sounds like fun! Busy is good, I guess, means you're not wasting the nice weather--but relaxing is sooo important, too!

  5. I love those pictures! Also, can I just say you picked the perfect outfit to go with that scenery! And, your husband's shirt is pretty cool as well.

    1. Aw, thanks! Yes, I felt sort of nautical. He loves his Tardis shirt. =)

  6. Beautiful picture of the two of you!!!

  7. Looks lovely. You and your husband are so cute together.


  8. I love the Port Angeles/Port Townsend area! Totally makes me want to schedule another date weekend with my husband (last time we went to Astoria, OR) - thank you for the inspiration! :-)

  9. i want your husband's shirt!! i'm in the middle of making a TARDIS quilt right now!




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