Category Archives: Life

The BEST Beach Reads for Summer 2022 (And Where to Read Them in Seattle)

The summer weather in Seattle may have gotten off to a slow start, but it’s here and there is no better time to dig into the perfect beach read! I’m excited to partner with HTP Books to share four of the perfect summer books from bestselling authors and where you can read them around the greater Seattle area. After all, there’s nothing like the perfect relaxing spot to cozy up with a good book and our weather this season just cannot be beat!

This post is sponsored by HTP Books

Whether you’re looking for a lively beach location, serene lakeside spot, cozy coffee shop, or an unusual park view, read on to see my four summer fiction novel picks and where to read them!

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Pack These Summer Beauty Essentials For Your Next Weekend Trip

When it comes to summer, there is nothing like getting out and exploring! We are so lucky to have the most beautiful summers here in the Pacific Northwest, so I rarely want to leave come summertime. That’s why I love taking weekend trips to locations just a short drive away! We recently adventured to the Columbia River Gorge to take in the beautiful scenery and explore the area. Prior to departing, a little beauty prep with all of the summer beauty essentials I’ve recently discovered was definitely in order!

Summer Beauty Must Haves

Are you heading somewhere new this summer? In partnership with Babbleboxx, I’m excited to share six summer beauty products for your prep routine and a packing list for your next summer adventure, whether you’re jet-setting or keeping things local!

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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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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

Disclosure: Some items photographed in this post have been provided for editorial consideration. Additionally, some links in this post are affiliate links. If you click them and make a purchase, I may make a small commission. All opinions are my own!

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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