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Oregon Coast Awesomeness

Not many places can compare to the pure, rustic beauty of the Oregon Coast. Stretching 363 miles north to south, there's plenty of coastline to explore along the Pacific Ocean. My family returned again this year and we stayed in Seaside. During our visit, we witnessed so much natural beauty. From spotting whales, to watching the sun rise and set, to seeing the stars on a dark, clear night, and seeing rainbows from our balcony, it was all good. In fact, it was awesome.

Great State Burger

We discovered some delicious burgers for dinner at Great State Burger. We checked out their newest location in Chinatown on 5th Ave. Great State Burger is a local chain in Seattle with three stores, and another location coming soon to 3rd Ave in downtown. You can also find them at Safeco Field. Their restaurants are quick serve, so when you walk in you order at the counter. This way you can still get quality bites, but for a little less than a sit down place.
Their burgers are made from organic grass-fed beef, and yes, you can taste the difference. The burgers are their take on a classic American cheeseburger. They have their special State Sauce, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, and cheese. The fries are crinkly fries made from Yukon Gold potatoes. They were hot and crispy, and had the perfect amount of salt.
The burgers were simple and therefore highlighted how good of quality the beef was. Because good food doesn't need to be complicated. We also shared a chocolate shake, which wa…

A Visit to Mighty-o-donuts in South Lake Union

If you're searching for healthy donuts in Seattle, you can find some at Might-o-donuts. They are organic, egg and dairy free, and they don't use GMO's. I found the donuts to be very light and non-greasy. They have a nice selection of flavors to choose from and since we are in Seattle, they can whip up a latte to go with your donuts. We visited their new location in the Denny Triangle, their 5th location. They were established in 2000 and have been making donuts you can feel good about eating ever since. The four of us each ordered one donut. My husband had a Twist, a homemade yeast raised donut with cinnamon and sugar. One of my sons had a Grasshopper donut-a chocolate mint glazed on a cake donut, and my other son had a Chocolate Peanut Butter donut, which was a peanut butter glaze on a chocolate cake donut. The donut I chose was a Donut King, a chocolate cake donut with a vanilla glaze and then rolled in coconut. These weren't your usual "eat a donut and have a …

A Hot Wheels Party

When planning kids birthday parties, it's always fun to pick a theme. My son's favorite things are cars, especially Hot Wheels. Luckily I was able to find a Hot Wheels cake at Baskin Robbins. It was an ice cream cake with a chocolate layer and a Cookies and Cream ice cream layer. My son loved the green car on top and could barely wait to grab it off the cake. We had a party at a nearby park and invited their friends and parents. We had Dominoes deliver pizza, so it was hot and fresh. The kids had a blast running around and playing on the playground together. It was so fun to include other people and celebrate together. Here's to a happy forth birthday to my twins!

Dinner at Sugar Factory in Bellevue

For a special birthday dinner for our sons, we checked out the new Sugar Factory in Bellevue. The experience was like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. There was a bright and colorful gift shop near the front of the restaurant where they were featuring Mariah Carey's Christmas line. They decorated the restaurant with Christmas details everywhere in order to promote the seasonal line of products. The gift shop also sold bulk candy, ice cream, cupcakes, and more merchandise. Sugar Factory is a chain that has locations all over the world. They are known for their signature goblets, a cocktail with sixty ounces of liquid. They are topped with candy and are poured tableside by the server. The really fun part is watching the dry ice as the liquid meets the ice. I tried a Lollipop Passion goblet. It had melon, pineapple, and coconut, and had two huge lollipops and a candy necklace. The best part, other than how cool it looked, was how delicious it tasted. I didn't know it would…