Celebrating Family Traditions + Holiday Recipes with Albert Lee

Traditions; we all have them. The holidays often bring about time to celebrate family traditions and the opportunity to make new ones. As newer homeowners, we have slowly added new traditions every holiday season, and have also incorporated some of what I grew up with, too.

In many households, holiday traditions revolve around the kitchen. In our family, it’s no different. The kitchen has always been a gathering space where the grandmas, moms, aunts, and cousins share treasured recipes and have a good time while preparing the meal for everyone to enjoy. When it came my time to determine what type of traditions I wanted to carry on, creating and preserving family recipes was at the top of my list!

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

With the holiday season nearly upon us, I’m excited to partner with Albert Lee Appliance to share some of my treasured family recipes. Additionally, I’ll be highlighting some of the great features from the GE Profile appliances that help make holiday cooking and baking easier than ever! 

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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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5 Easy to Create Carrie Bradshaw Costumes

I came down with a summer cold at the end of July, and to get me through my boring weekend of canceled plans, I began re-watching Sex and the City. I’ve always fancied myself a bit of a Carrie. While I don’t have the wild curly hair, a bad smoking habit of smoking, and have not been on nearly as many dates as Carrie Bradshaw, her creative fashion, carefree spirit, and freelance lifestyle have always appealed to me.

Carrie Bradshaw Tutu

When it came time to think about Halloween costumes, I instantly knew I had to create some of Carrie Bradshaw’s amazing 90s and early 00s outfits. Today, I’m rounding up 5 easy Carrie Bradshaw costumes that you can re-create for your Halloween soirées, or like me, for answering the door for trick-or-treaters. Best of all, these costumes are all created from real clothes that I either had in my closet, thrifted or purchased on a budget making them truly do-it-yourself!

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