Where to See the BEST Flowers this Spring Near Seattle

Spring is finally here in Seattle! After a long, cold, and hard winter full of snowy days and freezing temperatures, I’m sure I’m not the only one craving the sunny days and colorful spring flowers. Seattle has a beautiful selection of places to see the flowers, and the Pacific Northwest, in general, has so many beautiful flower fields and gardens worth a visit.

Woman wearing a purple dress running in a tulip field

Today, I will be highlighting five of my favorite spring flower varieties and my top picks on where to see them, whether you’re okay with crowds or would prefer to avoid crowds altogether. I’ll be posting summer flowers later in the season, so stay tuned for even more places to see flowers near Seattle!

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3 Holiday Outfit Ideas for Any Occasion

What do you do to celebrate the holiday season? As things start to feel a bit more normal this year, I’ve been excited to bring out some of my favorite holiday pieces as I am able to attend small holiday gatherings and go out and about for holiday shopping once again. And of course, each of these occasions calls for the perfect holiday outfit! 

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Ellen Tracy.

I’m excited to team up with Ellen Tracy to share three holiday outfit ideas, whether you’re dressing up to attend a festive outing, or just running some holiday errands. Since 1949, Ellen Tracy has been empowering women to dress their best for their work in the world. Ellen Tracy believes that style comes not only from what you wear, but what you do, who you are, and who you aspire to be.  

In each of these holiday outfits, I’ll be highlighting the Ellen Tracy Double Breasted Wool Blend Coat, available at Nordstrom Rack. The neutral taupe color goes with nearly everything in my closet, is well-fitting, and flatters, whether I’m layering up for warmth or am wearing it as a topper over my favorite outfit

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Gift Ideas She Will LOVE for the Holidays

The holidays are here and I don’t know about you but despite getting an earlier start to holiday shopping this season, my list continues to grow! While there is no shortage of gift ideas for her out there, many end up looking the same: gift sets, blankets, robes, pajamas, socks, and slippers. While all of these are great gifts, chances are she might already have these and instead might enjoy something to go with her cozy attire or something to do on those cold winters nights at home!

Gift Ideas for Her

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.

I’m excited to be teaming up with Babbleboxx to share five great gift ideas for women, whether she is the life of the party, a curious crafter, or loves to relax at home. Keep reading for five new gift ideas for her that she’s sure to love this holiday season! 

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A Local’s Guide to the Best Seattle Gift Shops in 2021

Happy Small Business Saturday! Are you shopping small this holiday season and looking for the best Seattle gift shops? Read on, because in the process of only shopping small businesses in Seattle last holiday season, I discovered some amazing local shops and new-to-me businesses in the process. And I thought I already had the down-low on the best gift shopping destinations as a Seattle native!

Best Gift Shops Seattle

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Why shop small? Keeping our money in the local economy is important to me, as small businesses are the backbone of our community and I’d hate to see any more of my favorite businesses be forced to close their doors. As things have opened back up in the last year, there is no better time to change up your holiday shopping habits and avoid the big box stores. Many small businesses are offering creative shopping including shipping, curbside pickups, and delivery to make buying gifts from Seattle easier than ever. Why not shop locally and visit the best Seattle gift shops this year?!

If you’re trying to do the same and shop locally this holiday season, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Seattle gift shops and locally owned businesses with gifts for everyone on your list!

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Hosting Friendsgiving? Here are Some Easy Ideas That Everyone Will Love

Are you hosting Friendsgiving this year? If you’re new to the idea, Friendsgiving is just the word “friends” and “Thanksgiving” put together and represents a time where a group of friends can get together and celebrate over a large meal. It’s only grown in popularity over the last 10 years or so and typically is celebrated the weekend before Thanksgiving. Best of all, you really can’t go wrong whether you go traditional with a turkey and all the fixings, order takeout, or enjoy a potluck-style meal that everyone in the group contributes to.

Friendsgiving is a time to give reconnect, enjoy the time, and give thanks with friends. For me, reconnecting and enjoying time with friends calls for a delicious spread around the table. That’s exactly why for our Friendsgiving this year, I thought personalized cheese boards would be the perfect way to celebrate in these unusual times. Of course, I’ll be serving up the main course and sharable small plates of all of our turkey day favorites, too. But these cheese boards were just too cute (and tasty!) to not share!

Tips for Hosting Friendsgiving

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I’m especially excited to work with Babbleboxx to share some tasty finds that will be the perfect addition to your holiday spread, whether you’re planning to host Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or another celebration sometime soon! Read on to get inspired by these tasty additions to the dinner table, plus my tips and tricks for making personal mini cheese boards this holiday season.

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