As much as I love romance, chocolate, and flowers, we just aren’t the couple that puts a lot of thought into Valentine’s Day celebrations. I’d rather eat a nice dinner and then go out for dessert than get all gussied up for a dinner out at an expensive restaurant, and luckily for me Mr. M&M … More The first hike of the year and a frugal Valentine’s weekend
One of the only perks of working in the science field are free trips to conferences. This year I applied for a travel award through our department and received $300 to travel to any conference of my choosing. Since the husband and I are in the same field, we got to travel down to Monterey … More Four days in Monterey
The summer bug has hit me & all I can do is day-dream about hiking, camping, bar-b-queing, swimming, and lounging in the sun while I’m sitting inside at my desk. Summer is the best time in the Seattle area; everyone is always out and about, the days are nice and long, and there are literally … More Summer activities for free!