Category Archives: Life

The Travel Companion You NEED For Your Next Flight

We were flying home from Boston when I realized I had made a critical mistake: I’d lost my earbuds. Placed into a coat pocket, they probably fell out at some point during our travels. Without a backup pair, it was remedied by a cheap pair in-flight that sufficed, but ended up getting tangled up in the passenger next to me and yanked out a few times when said passenger fell asleep. Oh, the joys of air travel.

JLab Audio JBuds Review

Disclosure: Thanks to Best Buy for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

But what if that could be different?

After my travel mishap, I started looking into wireless earbud options that could cancel out background noise, hold a charge for a several hour long flight, and wouldn’t take up much space in my bag or require a special charging adapter. That’s when I discovered JLab Audio’s new line up of JBuds, available at Best Buy. Boasting the title of #1 best-selling true wireless earbud for less than $100, they claimed to offer great sound, high-quality fit, and comfort. 

But do they deliver? Today, I thought I’d share my thoughts in this JBuds review, and how they have helped improve my everyday work and travel! 

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How I Keep Rigby Healthy with Freshpet

Disclosure: Thanks to Freshpet for sponsoring this post. All opinions are our own!

When it comes to Rigby’s health, I refuse to compromise. After a few too many digestive upsets from questionable pet foods, I no longer like to take risks with his health. After all, if I’m focused on my health and working on feeding myself the best ingredients, why wouldn’t I do the same for my pet?! That’s exactly why we feed Rigby a nutritious, tasty, and healthy diet that’s fresh from our fridge. Made with all-natural ingredients, Freshpet is pet food that I can count on and trust.

Freshpet Dog Food for Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

I first discovered Freshpet at our local Target. I was curious, so I did what any rational person does: I Googled the brand. I already loved that the food was clearly fresh since it has to be refrigerated and at home, and was easily accessible at one of my favorite retailers that I shop at on a regular basis.

Through their website, I learned more about the company and its ingredients. We tried out Freshpet, and have made it a part of Rigby’s regular meal rotation ever since. For some of the other reasons why we love Freshpet so much, read on!

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Thrifting for Good through Styled for Success

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, I’m thrilled to share some of the work I’ve been doing in partnership with Northwest Center’s Styled for Success program. Since 1967, Northwest Center and Value Village have been partners in inclusion. This year, they have teamed up to give job seekers with disabilities confidence through personal styling for job interviews. It’s been an honor to be a part of Styled for Success by styling job seekers at local Value Village stores!

Styled for Success Program

Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid styling project with Northwest Center. You may recall I donated my time to help them kick off the program in February, and they were kind enough to hire me after. All opinions are my own!

One of those job seekers, Jesse, was able to find the perfect interview clothing during Styled for Success. Jesse found the perfect fit in his interview outfit AND found a new job at Sky Nursery. Another job seeker, Mahal, also found the perfect interview clothing and a new job with Northwest Center Integrated Facility Services.

To find out more about the Styled for Success program and how you too can get involved, read on!

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How We’re Saving Big on Home Renovations with the Albert Lee Warehouse Sale

Homeownership is not for the faint of heart, and as many of you know, we’ve had some struggles along the way. Not only is buying a home expensive but so are all of the things that come with it! When we moved in over 2 years ago, I had major plans for updating our kitchen, especially the outdated appliances from the 1970s. Then we spent thousands and thousands of dollars on unexpected repairs and surprises, those plans were a bit foiled. 

Enter the solution to my appliance dreams: the Albert Lee Warehouse Sale!

Albert Lee Warehouse Sale

Disclosure: Thanks to Albert Lee Appliance for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

This October 26 and 27th, the Albert Lee Appliance Warehouse will open its doors for an appliance sale, unlike anything you’ve seen! With over 30,000 square feet of discounted appliances, it is the largest appliance warehouse sale in the state of Washington! If you’ve been following along on our home renovation journey on Instagram, then you might know we’ve been eyeing appliances from GE Profile. I’m looking forward to hopefully picking up a few, like the GE Profile Kitchen Hub and the Induction Range during the sale!

I’ve got the inside scoop from Albert Lee Appliance about how to make the most of the sale and some insider tips to make the process easy and stress-free! Read on for the best tips to shop for the Albert Lee Appliance Warehouse sale this year!

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Fall Sneaker Style with Clarks

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Zappos. All opinions are our own!

As the fall leaves begin to change color, I’m quickly transitioning into full-on autumn-mode. We just turned the heat on in our home, our front porch is decorated with mums and pumpkins galore, and our wardrobes are quickly changing from short sleeves to cozy sweaters. I’ve packed away my sandals for the year and lately have been craving comfortable sneakers and boots instead.

Fall Sneakers Outfit Ideas

Just in time for fall, Dave and I are thrilled to partner with Clarks and Zappos to share how we’re creating sneakers outfit ideas for him and her! Clarks is one of our favorite shoe brands, and we love that they offer tons of stylish, comfortable options for him AND her. We loved styling spring and summer looks in our Clarks, and always purchase our shoes from Zappos! We love that Zappos offers fast, free shipping, a 365-day return policy, and world-class customer service! 

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