Winter Essentials

18 Apr

My winter essentials for paddling are over on No&Yo’s blog.

Cold Paddle

Local Foray

12 Apr

I get this crazy travel itch sometimes and then I remember-oh yah, we live in a really incredible place and I have almost limitless exploring possibilities. HR Valley

Sick days

2 Mar

Sick days should never be on weekends. 2 out of 3 of us are down for the count so I’m pinning remedies late at night.


Good Love

20 Jan

You gotta be careful when you’ve got good love
Cause the angels will just keep on multiplying

-Jack Johnson

The adventures just keep on coming. This little wonder is our newest adventure. She’s an awesome little ball of energy that has both B & I wrapped around her finger.

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Along with growing a baby, we’ve been growing Willow Wine Cellars as much as possible! Our families have been working tirelessly with us through harvest and as the wine sits in barrel.

We’ve done a little traveling but have tried to explore more locally with baby Olu. Cheers to more adventures to come!

Worn Wear

7 Dec

In light of Patagonia’s new campaign Worn Wear I thought I would post my own. I do have some excellent Patagonia pieces that I’ve had for a few years now but the item deserving my worn wear story is my Sorel Boots. Today was the first snow of the season and it just kept coming down so I dug around in the closet and found my moms Sorels. They keep my feet nice and toasty.
My mom was given these boots as a gift 20+ years ago and 2 years ago she passed them on to me.

Chewbacca loves snow days.
Snow Day

Past Adventures

4 Dec

Since we haven’t been posting consistently I wanted to post about our trip down the Pacific Coastline back in April. We had 1 week and our goal was to make it down to San Luis Obispo to see Larry and Jesselle and then back up through Napa to drink some yummy wine and see old friends and then home.













Oh darling, let’s be adventurers

21 Oct

Our adventures in the last year have been so many, and all happening so quickly, that we haven’t had a chance to update the blog. We’ve had quiet moments too, but none that we wanted to spend updating.

We got married! We are now Mr. and Mrs. Simpers. It was such a beautiful day, filled with so much love that when I think about it I tear up a little and I feel like my heart is expanding out of my chest ( Wedding

The other thing that has completely blown us out of the water is that we’re starting a winery! We launched a kickstarter website that was successfully funded, once again causing us to feel so much from everyone around us we’ve been completely blown away.

So now we’re just riding this wave of an adventure full of love and community. Tarnna’s finishing up her Masters in Education, powering through homework like an old locomotive. And Brendan’s working at Syncline and finishing up our harvest for Willow Wine Cellars, good thing Harvest is so much fun.

So while our adventures are long processes, we sure have piled on every exciting thing we could do.


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