Feelin’ It ūüćé

I just recently started listening to podcasts while I work out and really love these two in particular. Good Company – with Grace Bonney founder of Design Sponge, best-selling author and founder of the Good Company magazine.

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The Dave Chang Show – hosted by famous chef/restaurant founder/owner Dave Chang of the Ugly Delicious Netflix series. Both podcasts explore creativity in¬†business while talking about the struggles and success of it all. It’s a lot of behind the scenes stuff which I love.

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Jamie Cooks Italy ūüáģūüáĻ¬†– YouTube

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I’ve watched many cooking shows in my life but I’ve never watched a cooking show that made me salivate the whole entire time! Jaime Oliver and his friend Gennaro explore Italy’s heritage through the richness of its people and their food.

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The 90‚Äôs are back and I‚Äôm excited to revisit some styles from my youth! Bring on the¬†caboodles, scrunchies and big clips!¬†Let’s pretend the butterfly clip phase never happened. I nabbed this caboodle online from ban.do. They have a variety of cute caboodles in a varying sizes and styles. Big clips and scrunchies¬†my¬†recommendations are from¬†Amazon.

 

 

Feelin it – Summer Summer Time ūüĆě

Gal Meets Glam – Dress collection

Honestly… all I can say about this¬†creation of lifestyle blogger Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam is its stunning. If you have any occasion where it calls for a dress or you just want to feel feminine and beautiful go with this line. Julia’s flawless designs have made picking out a dress a no brainer.Dresses are available on the¬†Gal Meets Glam¬†website, at Nordstrom or Nordstrom online (select styles).

Chef’s Table Pastry¬†

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I’ve always loved a Chef’s Table on Netflix’s and being an amateur baker I’m obsessed with Chef’s Table Pastry. This show profiles pastry chef’s offering a unique, intimate look into where they draw inspiration from and their creative processes. This show will not only leave you feeling inspired but craving something sweet!

Good Company Magazine

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This magazine Good Company РThe Community Issue is the creation of best-selling author Grace Bonney. It has a very similar vibe to her book In the Company of Women which is wonderful. This debut issue focuses specifically on community. Bonney has employed women in various fields to write about what community looks like. Asking them how they create community and what they hope to/have accomplish/ed in doing such etc..Its powerful, encouraging and drives home the underlying truth we are better together not alone.

MLB Ballpark app

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I’m a Mariners fan at heart and love my local ballpark Safeco Field. Year after year, I’m still discovering new things about it but it wasn’t until this year that I downloaded the MLB Ballpark app. Its free and totally worth it.Once you select your team you’ll be given everything you need to know about their ballpark from where to find your favorite food and drinks to the stats about the starting line up. If you are a baseball fan this app gives you access to everything you would want to know right at your finger tips.

New Year! New Inspiration!

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Today I’m sharing some of my favorite creative people I follow. If you want to jump-start your creativity for the coming year definitely check out each and every one of these people!

Designers

Emily Henderson

Joy Cho – Oh Joy!

Joanna Gaines – Magnolia

Tiffany Pratt

DIYers 

A Beautiful Mess РElsie Larson and Emma Chapman

Aww Sam – Sam Ushiro

Studio DIY РKelly Mindell

Oh! I also follow her hubby who’s a¬†photographer Jeff Mindell¬†@jeffmindell

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The Miller Affect – Amanda Miller

Gal Meets Glam РJulia Engel

cupcakes and cashmere – Emily Schuman

Authors/Books – Creative Community

Moorea Seal @mooreaseal

52 Lists; Make Yourself at Home

Grace Bonney – Design Sponge

In The Company of Woman

 

 

Feelin’ It – Summertime

Here in the Northwest the dog days of summer are really heating up! This week we’ll be hitting the 90’s and might even surpass 100 degrees which is, super hot for us! The following are a couple of things I’ve been feelin’ this summer. Try them out and let me know what you think.

Emeril Lagasse – Chocolate Mousse

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Here’s a quick, easy, delicious tasting summer dessert that’s wonderful¬†for the summer because you don’t have to use your oven.¬†Personally I don’t¬†really care for milk or dark chocolate but when I tried this I fell in love. Emeril Lagasse the BAM!!! man himself has a boxed chocolate mousse that is to die for!!!! All you need to whip up this quick and easy mousse is milk! I suggest chilling it in beautiful glasses. An easy, elegant delicious tasting dessert for the win!!!!! They carry it at Fred Meyer in the baking aisle or on Amazon in 6 packs!

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Refreshing Summer Beverage

Lavender Lemonade

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I remember very clearly the first time I had this drink it was at local coffee shop and I can recall it being so refreshing and delicious. After that experience I was curious to find out how to make it myself. After inquiring I found out that its super simple to make. It’s simply just two ingredients lemonade and lavender syrup. You can use either frozen concentrate or premade lemonade and¬†Monin¬†brand lavender syrup. Once your lemonade is¬†made/ready just sweeten with a 1/4 cup of lavender syrup or¬†¬†to taste and stir well. Serve cold. The colder the better. I also suggest using edible lavender sprigs as a garnish or stripping the sprigs and mixing the actual little lavender pieces into the lemonade¬†as a final touch. Enjoy!Bottoms up!

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The lavender syrup can be found online @ the Monin site below or at Cash&Carry stores.

https://www.monin.com/m/catalogsearch/result/?q=lavender&category=15

Book – Journal

52 list of happiness

https://www.mooreaseal.com/collections/everything/products/52-lists-for-happiness

On Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Lists-Happiness-Journaling-Inspiration-Positivity/dp/1632170965/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493610857&sr=8-1&keywords=52+lists+for+happiness

I loved the 52 Lists Project¬†and I absolutely¬†love the 52 Lists¬†for Happiness Project just as much.¬†This is ¬†my “go to” gift this year. I gave out the 52 Lists Project last year and this year I’m handing¬†out the 52 Lists¬†for Happiness Project. These books prompt quick short personal journaling¬†sessions that are encouraging and release positive vibes!!!! I’ve really enjoyed soaking up the sun this summer and going through this. Also, Moorea Seal will be releasing a new book this fall called Make Yourself At Home it just went on presale. It looks fabulous! If you’re interested take a look!

https://www.mooreaseal.com/products/make-yourself-at-home

Accessory – Temporary Tattoos from Tattly

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The design I’m wearing is part of the Bloom set by Helen Dealtry.

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I can’t say enough about this amazing temporary tattoo company based in Brooklyn, NY. The temporary tattoos Tattly¬†creates are not only made in the U.S.A. they are¬†non-toxic (vegetable based ink)¬†and super cool. Created by¬†professional¬†artists the variety of styles/designs they carry is¬†endless. There literally is something for everyone of every age.¬†Summer weather is perfect for showing a little skin and highlighting the brilliance of these tattoos. Sold online and at selected retailers (Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Powell’s’ City of¬†Books etc..).

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Feelin’ It

The Crafted Life – Peace Gun Enamel Pin for Charity

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http://thecraftedlife.com/charity-flair-new-pin-in-the-shop/#more-14092

I follow a wonderful blog called The Crafted Life and the author Rachel Smith is selling these beautiful pins in her Etsy shop to raise money for charity. You can buy these stylish pins for $12.00 each and all the proceeds will go to DAV.org a non-profit that helps homeless and disabled veterans. Buy a crazy cool pin and help contributed to this great cause! They look great with anything jean!

Lauren Conrad’s bird earrings

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https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2454996/lc-lauren-conrad-bird-stud-earrings.jsp?prdPV=1

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One of the many things I associate with spring is the sound of birds chirping. This spring I purchased these¬†super cute bird earrings from Lauren Conrad’s jewelry collection from Kohls. Everyone knows if you’re from the Northwest everything is better when you put a bird on it! They are my favorite earrings at the moment and on sale right now for only¬†$5.99!

Book – Chasing Slowly

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http://designformankind.com/chasingslow/

For about half of the month of¬†March I was sick and during that time I was able to read this delightful book called Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner.¬†She addresses the¬†American cultures¬†obsession¬†with equating success with mass¬†consumerism,¬†accomplishments and money.¬†Erin shares¬†her own personal¬†successes and failures.¬†¬†It’s insanely relatable and Erin’s transparency¬†is refreshing and encouraging.

Puyallup Farmers Market

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http://www.puyallupmainstreet.com/events/puyallup-farmers-market/

This is one of my favorite local markets which features a wide variety of vendors. You can find everything from art, produce, plants/flowers and honey from local farmers. Located in the beautiful family friendly Pioneer Park. The market will be opening on April 15th and it runs through October 14th on Saturdays from 9am-2pm.