About Me/FAQ

Hello! I'm Lecia Phinney, and this is my blog.

I live at the water's edge in Seattle with my husband, two boys, two cats, and a Corgi. But I did most of my growing up in Alaska, and went to college in New York City. Peanut butter is my favorite food. Other favorites of mine include singing along, sleeping with the windows open, and yellow dresses.

I started this blog in 2008, after having a series of risk-reducing, preventive surgeries for a BRCA1 gene mutation. I didn't know what to do with myself; I was stuck in a worried, preoccupied state, and thought that a new project might help. Over time, storytelling about my family and domesticity, through images and words, let me really see my life and live in it more fully, and believe in it once again.

I'm currently working on a memoir, Inheritance, depicting the realities of living with a cancer gene from its first manifestation to its discovery seven years later to the empowering choices I made and their aftermath.

Thanks for stopping by!


Can I email you?
I'd love to hear from you: leciawphinney [at] gmail [dot] com. I do my best to reply to every e-mail I receive, but I'm not always successful, and for that, I apologize.

Do you accept advertising? 
I don't accept ads. Thanks for asking! (For the sake of disclosure, I do participate in the Amazon Associates program.)

Can I send you a free product to review?
I don’t do product reviews. On occasion, I will mention great books I've come across.

What camera(s) do you use?
Canon 1D Mark IIN and Canon 5D Mark II. I sometimes also post iPhone shots.

Can I use one of your photos?
Please ask first! The entire contents of this site, photos and text, are protected by copyright. Please do not use anything without my permission.

I'm new to blogging/I'm thinking of starting a blog. How can I get started?
Write about what you love, honestly and thoughtfully. Think about what you want to read. And look closely at your favorite blogs. What do you like about them? What do they do well?

This is a great post that just about covers it all.

I'm coming to Seattle...what are your recommendations?

FOOD - a few favorites: SpinasseThe Whale Wins, Vif, Din Tai FungSitka & Spruce, Bakery NouveauGreen Leaf,  Delancey, The Wandering GooseCanlis (for special occasions).

SITES and ACTIVITIES: Pike Place Market, Ballard Farmers MarketOlympic Sculpture Park, Elliott Bay Book CompanyTotokaeloDiscovery Park, the Ballard Locks, Alki Beach, Center for Wooden BoatsVolunteer Park, riding any of the Washington State Ferries, visiting any of the islands in the Puget Sound area.