Mother’s Day Gift Guide 🌸

I hope each and every one of you is having an awesome weekend!Mother’s Day is fast approaching so I thought I’d share some really awesome Mother’s Day gifts. All of which can be ordered from the comfort of your own home and delivered to theirs.

Victoria Emerson’s bracelet wraps and cuffs are my go-to accessories for dressing up any outfit. I’ve given these to family and friends and they are a big hit every time!Not only are they stunning and comfortable they come in a wide variety of styles. My personal favorites are the wrap bracelets.

Essential Oil Diffuser – Amazon

I love my Asakuki essential oil diffuser and use it throughout my day. It creates a calming atmosphere with its customizable multi- light features, soothing scents and sounds.

Young Living – Essential oils

This is the only company I’ve ever bought essential oils from. My favorite blends are combination of orange and lavender or eucalyptus blue.

Moon Valley Organics – Organic Skin Care & Honey Products

I became a big fan of this company and it’s products years ago while visiting the Pike’s Place market.They produce a wide array of organic personal care items and honey!Not only are their items organic they smell and work phenomenally. I suggest the gift set bundles or a gift card.

How can we talk about Mother’s Day without talking about chocolate!!Enough said. Here’s some of Seattle’s/Tacoma’s best chocolate and toffee treats.

Seattle Chocolate

Theo Chocolate – Mother’s Day gift sets

Brown & Haley

Also, keep in mind there are a lot of great shops and restaurants that are closed right due to Covid-19. A great way to continue to support local businesses while getting your mom a gift is to buy a gift card for future use.

I hope you find these gift suggestions helpful.

Be well, Nicole

Christmas Delights

Winter is officially in swing here in the great Pacific Northwest and the countdown to Christmas is on. Personally during this season I feel like I’m either running a full on sprint or on vacation for days at a time either way, I’m loving it! Yes, it can be chaotic at times but quality time with family & friends is definitely worth it! In between working, decorating, shopping, drinking copious amounts of cocoa and enjoying family & friends I’ve been crafting away. I wanted to share a quick yummy treat that I make during this time of year as well as, a delicious alcoholic beverage.tonofpeppret

Chocolate Covered Pretzels!!!

The combination of the salty with the sweet is perfection!!!These are definitely for the non-baker or anyone who simply just doesn’t have time to bake. These are so simple and kids love being recruited to help make them.

All you need is

parchment paper

Ghirardelli melting chocolate (I prefer white chocolate)

Snyder’s Pretzels (your choice of style I use either the rods or pretzel minis)

Suggested toppings

Colored sprinkles (red, green etc..)

crushed candy canes

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Prepare your work space by having lots of counter space available. Line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment paper. Put your pretzels in a bowl and have all your toppings open and on hand. Use a microwavable dish to melt your chocolate in the microwave paying particular attention to the package melting directions. After the chocolate is properly melted start dipping away. I like to dip only half of the pretzel no matter what type of pretzels I’m using. Cover the whole half of the pretzel in chocolate lightly shaking off any excess then transfer pretzel flat onto your parchment lined sheet. Continue to dip pretzels and after every five or so sprinkle with whatever festive topping/s you choose. The chocolate sets pretty fast so you can make a bunch in a short amount of time. This year I did white chocolate with red sprinkles and white chocolate with crushed candy cane. Both tasted AMAZING!!!! I also like to line whatever container/tin I’m packing the pretzels in with parchment paper. I scored on these festive Christmas tins from the Dollar Tree this year.

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Moscow Mules 

My mom turned me onto Moscow Mules recently not only are they super simple but delicious!moscowmule

You’ll need

Vodka 2oz.

Ginger beer 4oz.

Lime

Ice

I suggest using copper mugs not only do they keep this beverage super cold they are beautiful. Fill your copper mug with ice add vodka, ginger beer then squeeze a hefty lime wedge into the drink then stir. Add a fresh lime wedge for garnish and enjoy!!!