If you’re anything like me, then you’ve been making up for lost time this summer! We’ve been enjoying getting out of the house (safely, of course!) to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. One of my favorite activities has been figuring out what to pack in my beach bag and spending the day in the sun. It’s been an unusually warm summer here in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, earlier this summer we had a heatwave and reached the highest recorded temperature in the Seattle area ever! It hit 111 degrees in some areas of the city. At my office in Bellevue, it was 109 and I had to go outside just to feel it for myself!
While I love summer and warm weather, there is a point in which it’s a bit too hot for me. Without air conditioning (retro house problems!), we sometimes are forced out of the house to cool down. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of water around here. While our beaches in the PNW might be less sandy than rocky, they sure are beautiful, breezy, and perfect for cooling down!
Are you heading to the beach soon? Today I’m partnering with Babbleboxx to share what to pack in your beach bag this summer to beat the heat. From hydration to the perfect read, you’ll want to check out these great new products that you might not know about yet!
I’m going to let you in on a little secret — we have the best summers in Seattle. There’s a reason we put up with all the rain, fog, storms, and endless gray days that come with our fall and winter seasons. And because our summers are so good in Seattle, it’s the perfect time to road trip around our state and explore the great places in our backyard. So how do we go about preparing for a road trip this summer?
How to Prepare for a Road Trip This Summer
This post is sponsored by Kelley Blue Book; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
After a year of staying home and traveling only when absolutely necessary, I’m looking forward to hitting the road this summer to visit some of our favorite local places and seeing destinations that have been on my to-visit list for years. However, the first step when putting together a road trip itinerary is making sure to make time for TLC for the car that’s getting us there!
Today I’ll be sharing how to prepare for a road trip and give your car the TLC it needs before your upcoming road trips in partnership with Kelley Blue Book, the go-to resource for all things cars!
When it comes to shopping for fall, I don’t think it’s a secret that I (and almost everyone else, it seems) love hitting up the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Each year, I refresh worn-out staples like ankle boots, find a statement piece for the season, and shop the latest trends. It’s a good time to dive into your closet and see what could use an update. This year the NSale has already started for the highest tier of Nordstrom members, ICON! But for many of us, the sale opens up in the coming days or weeks. In the meantime, I’ve rounded up the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks that make for great wardrobe basics and have been tried and true favorites for me over the years.
I like to be smart about the sale, set a spending limit, and plan what I’m shopping for ahead of time so I don’t get sucked in by the shiny sale prices. With that said, over the years I’ve noticed some of my absolute favorite pieces seem to get updated for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale each year. New colors, fabrics, and textures get released, but still, the garment is mostly the same as the year before.
I’ve rounded up my all-time favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks that return (almost) every year to the NSale. Hopefully, you’ll find a new favorite or great wardrobe basic, too!
Are you heading back to the office soon? Or have you already? After a year (or more) of working at home, many of us are adjusting back to work-life in an office environment. While I enjoyed working at home for much of the pandemic, there is something empowering about dressing up for the day ahead. That’s why I wanted to share how to style a button-up shirt for work! I encourage you to lean into your personal style, whether you lean classic, colorful, vintage, or some mix of all of the above, so you feel most yourself whether you’re working in the office or at home.
Before I jump into the outfits, I wanted to address the elephant in the room: my absence over the last few months here on the blog. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, then you might not know that I recently started a new job. You might recall that I left my previous job to work full-time as a freelance blogger and content creator. And while I enjoyed the freedom that provided, what I didn’t love was the inconsistency, especially in the midst of a pandemic when many businesses were scaling back their marketing or anything else that could be seen as “extra.”
Every month, we feel it coming. Whether your emotions shift, you feel bloated, or you get funky food cravings, you might be alerted that-time-of-the-month is on its way. Cue the sighs and groans, but what if we turned around and turned our periods into something to celebrate? While I don’t love the period cramps, the exhaustion, or the hormonal headaches and breakouts, I love and appreciate my body. To me, that’s something worth celebrating, and in these uncertain times, why not celebrate all that our bodies can do for us?!
This post is sponsored by Kotex®, but all opinions are my own.
Let’s celebrate this cycle with a period party! No, you don’t need to don a party hat and have a cake made. We’re celebrating our bodies for this period party by listening to them, practicing self-care, and treating ourselves! Whether this is your first period or your 300th, our cycles and bodies are worth it.
Thanks to the protection of U by Kotex® Click® Tampons, I really do feel like celebrating! From the brightly colored packaging to the comfortable applicator, I know I’ll be able to do it all without worry with Kotex Click. Whether I’m taking time out of my day for self-care, exercising, or I’m conquering an endless stream of work, worrying about leaks is the last thing I want to do. Fortunately, Click Tampons are up to 100% leak-free and the #1 compact tampon that absorbs like a full-size tampon.
If you’re dreading your monthly visitor and are ready to find out how to make that time of the month into something worth celebrating, then keep reading for the perfect self-care ideas!