Author Archives: lifeofaphoenix

About lifeofaphoenix

My name is Stephanie and I live in the greater Seattle area with my husband Michael. This blog is my opportunity to give myself an outlet for my love of writing, photography, food and life.

Doppelganger

This is my Dave and his doppelganger at the airport… My mom, sister and I were watching Dave and this man to his left stand in exactly the same posture.  With their high riding pants, white shoes and stripped polo … Continue reading

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Love at the U

A few weeks ago I drove up to the University of Washington to pick up my Panda.  While he was waiting for me, he surprised me by getting us each a milk shake. Aww Panda is so sweet! We goofed … Continue reading

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The Perfect Game

   The Perfect Game White Sox at Mariners Nice game Hubmer

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Vanilla Cake with Rum Glaze (gluten-free)

My friend Kae and I had a housewives day last weekend.  We baked some delicious gluten-free cake!  We baked 2 – 8 inch round cakes drizzled with rum glaze (so we could each have one).  Yummy!!  Hubby and I added strawberries and … Continue reading

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Happy Easter and Happy Birthday to my Little Brother!

In the 4 years we have been together, this is the first Easter basket I have made for my hubby. It has only the good stuff in it!  The little chick tweets.  I thought the cat might get a kick … Continue reading

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My Friends at Alki

After my students got so excited about all of the shells and rocks my teacher friend and I brought back from Alki, we decided to have a family outing with our students and their parents. This past Saturday we met at … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

Today was just one of those days where you come home, take a deep breath and are glad that it’s over.  Tomorrow starts another day and after a glass of wine and a good night sleep I’ll be ready.  Stand Tall! … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

The Gum Wall in Post Alley, downtown Seattle is definitely unusual and quite disgusting if you ask me.

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Happy St. Patty’s Day

The best St. Patrick’s Day treat!!  Hope you enjoyed one as well!

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Eastside Firefighters Pipes and Drums

Last weekend I happened upon this group at A Terrible Beauty restaurant in West Seattle.  They were AMAZING!  And really, what is better than some firefighters in kilts playing Irish music? Firefighters are not usually my forte because I come … Continue reading

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