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New Year, New Adventures! Introducing:

Happy New Year! I am SO excited for another great year sharing, learning, and connecting with all of you here on!

Our New Year’s Eve was quiet – just me, my husband, and my kids – and we’re hosting our annual New Year’s Day pajama party with a small group of friends today. I love being able to ring in the new year with a few close friends, some good eats, lots of laughs, bubbly… just comfy cozy smiley bliss.

2014 New Year's Day

What about you? How was your New Year’s Eve and do you have any New Year’s Day traditions?

The first day of the new year is a natural great day to launch something new. And, as always, I’ve been working on something new… this time with my newly minted business partner husband.

We are THRILLED to be launching a new website devoted to all things Portland, Oregon. Introducing!

In 2014, I will still be writing here regularly, featuring full recipes, restaurant reviews, travel articles, DIY tutorials, round-ups, more linkup parties, and more. I will also still be writing regularly for the blog, about social media marketing, graphic design, web design, blogging, and small business/entrepreneur tips.

PDX Bliss is where Alain and I will feature little bits of bliss in and around the Portland, Oregon area. The site is going to undergo a few more changes over the next few months, but it’s LIVE and we’re so excited to share it with you now!

This new blog will consist of short descriptions, one photo, the main details for where to eat, drink, shop, go, stay, and play in and around PDX. It’s a brief guide for busy folks who are looking for a quick recommendation, who are searching for something new to explore and try.

Can you please recommend…? will help answer those pressing requests for recommendations that I get every day from friends, blog readers, and strangers alike via email, texts, Facebook messages, and Twitter private messages. I wish I could answer every single email, text, FB message, etc., but I just can’t. So if you’re seeking recommendations for restaurants, wineries, kid-friendly places, attractions, and events, you can now check out for the quick nitty gritty info AND┬áthis blog,, for more in-depth reviews and posts!

If you’re feeling generous today, I would be SO appreciative if you would give PDXBliss a like on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Thanks so much in advance, friends!

HERE WE GO, 2014!

So, 2014. Here we are. And here we go! What do YOU have planned for 2014? Any new ventures and/or adventures? Do you make resolutions or choose a special word each year? I’d love for you to share in the comments below!

May the new year bring each of you much joy, love, peace, warmth, laughter, adventure, and, of course, BLISS. Happy 2014, everyone!


Food + Drink + Travel writer. Adventurer, mom, biz owner ( In constant pursuit of all that is creative & fun. Email: info (at) urbanblisslife (dot) com.

  • Jenifer Jan 1, 2014 Reply

    Congrats on the new website launch!! I have a couple of people in mind to direct to just such a website! Happy New Year!!

  • Thanks so much, Jenifer! Happy New Year to you!

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