SPIN Laundry Lounge, Mississippi District, Portland OR

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SPIN Laundry Lounge Coffee & Cafe

Oh happy day!!

Have you done laundry at a laundry mat? Trust me …. the experience can be horrifying! One time I was doing the weekly duty and stepped in doggy doodoo ~ IN the facility !It can feel a bit degrading as a guest. Not anymore!

Enter: SPIN in Portland, OR 

SPIN Laundry Lounge

SPIN Laundry Lounge Cup! They also have their own Permanent Press Blend Coffee Roast!


It’s sustainable – She took an old building in a trendy neighborhood and designed it to use less energy then chose the most energy-efficient washers and dryers on the market.

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Sweet Grass Market in Walden Colorado


Walden in north central Colorado is a town with a population of under 585 people and is the largest municipality in Jackson County. A small town just shy of the Wyoming border. I was passing through from Steamboat Springs, CO, through Poudre Canyon to Ft. Collins, CO when I saw the store and took a u-turn on Main.

Sweet Grass Market, Walden, CO

Sweet Grass Market, Walden, CO


Sweet Grass is the liveliest little place in town with coffee and burritos for customers like me, feed for some of the locals. YUP! It’s a coffeehouse and feed store! Not to mention a few other gadgets around available for purchase like stained glass and beautiful framed photographs of animals.

Deb McGlaughlin started the business in 2012. She donates a majority of her profits to the North Park Wildlife Rehabilitation center, which she manages. She has a passion not only for community but for small and large animals that are injured, usually on the roadways. Most of the injured animals are birds like eagles and owls. 

Pop in and visit them … and tell them I said “hi”!


Sweet Grass Market
420 Main Street
Walden, CO 80480
(970) 723-4033

per•cep•tion. Word!


pərˈsepSHən; noun

Some graffiti is good :)

Some graffiti is good! Right?

And OH what a word!

“Perception” is currently in the top 1% of lookups and is the 135th most popular word on Merriam-Webster.com.


This word is so powerful in the world and in your mind. It alone could be the cause of all the wars. EVER. It could also be the cause of someone investing $1 in the stock market and getting a $1 Million return. In other words, it can create miracles or strangle them.

It is love. It is peace. It is fear and it is hate.

Google’s definition: the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.

Merriam-Webster’s definition: the way you think about or understand someone or something

Do what you will with this day.

What if you shifted to a “higher” view?

Question your perception.

Aloha, Lisa