Kristen Phillips

Pinterest-ing website

Pinterest: “A fun reminder of the clothes I will never afford/fit into, the home décor I will never afford/fit into our small home, the recipes and crafts I am too lazy to ever make, the sayings I wasn’t clever enough to think of on my own, the photos I wish I had taken but didn’t.”


Waves, incessantly crashing on the warm sandy shoreline, palm trees swaying with the light breeze, tourists laying on beach chairs with a fruity blend in one hand and an easy read in the other. Hawaii is the ideal getaway for anyone—regardless of age, interests or lifestyle. Depending on what island you visit, it can seem as though you’ve hopped into a post card and are living the dream.

Going green with food

We eat out of convenience rather than considering the quality of what we consume. In a nation where fast food is easily accessible and affordable, we regularly eat highly processed foods when we really should be allowing our bodies to do the processing.

Broxson’s uphill battles

Climber, cyclist, skier, mountain guide, ski instructor, full-time parent, geography and environmental science instructor Tom Broxson, Pierce College Puyallup division chair of business and social sciences, has done it all.