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Moving Day: Phase 2

First off, I want to apologize for the absence of regular posting… I have been trying to get a daily hashtag going on Instagram and have been trying to settle on a writing schedule… please bear with me. california to oregonmcdonaldsmoving daypackingpdxpnwportlandtoddler life

Moving Day: Phase 1

We knew our move from Sacramento to Portland was not going to be seamless. There were going to be phases to make it work out the best financially, as well as emotionally. When Chris got the job offer we immediately knew we needed to put in our 30-day notice on the apartment (we were fortunate…


I just want to sit down in my kitchen with my beverage, look out the window, and watch my beautiful daughter run around the backyard. I want to sip the sweet nectar that is coffee/wine (depending on the time of day) and bask in it. But no, I get to sit in a run-down apartment…

The Journey Begins

Welcome! My name is Kayla. It’s been a long time since I’ve jumped in the writer’s chair and I hope you’ll bear with me as I navigate this journey! lifestylepdxpnwportland