SEVEN Luxury Haircare Gift Pack Giveaway / hellorigby!

SEVEN Luxury Haircare Giveaway

19th December 2014

To say I’ve had a weird week is an understatement. Let’s just say work has been a little crazy and there have been some late night activities that make me very happy it is behind me now. With only a few days until Christmas… I’m seriously attempting to check everything off my to-do list. It has not been easy this week.

Needless to say, I’m very happy it’s Friday, and I’m even more happy to be bringing you this amazing giveaway from SEVEN the Salon. I’m sure you remember that they gave me an amazing new hair cut and Balayage, taught me to style my hair, and sent me home with a goodie bag full of some brand new favorites.

SEVEN Luxury Haircare Gift Pack Giveaway / hellorigby!

Some of those SEVEN Luxury Haircare favorites (and more, I’m sure!) will be making its way to one lucky winner. I’ll make it short and sweet, just get yourself entered below and have yourself a Happy Friday!

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*Sorry international readers, this one’s just for US residents only due to shipping restrictions. I’ll catch ya next time! ;)


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The Condo Remodel...Almost / Porch Seattle iPhone App / hellorigby! seattle lifestyle and fashion blog

The Condo Remodel… Almost

17th December 2014

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There is a lot I’ve learned about myself over the past year or so. Something about blogging really brings to light some of your best and worst characteristics. For me, I’ve discovered what an awful procrastinator I can be, and also how I’m not quite as organized as I thought I was.

The Condo Remodel...Almost / Porch Seattle iPhone App / hellorigby! seattle lifestyle and fashion blog

I’ve mentioned a couple of times that we’re looking to do a remodel of our condo. Some of my biggest flaws – yep, especially the procrastination one – has really reared its ugly head with this remodel. Why is it that things that are hard or outside of our comfort zones become nearly impossible to start and finish?

That’s just the thing – we don’t know anything about installing floors, ripping up carpets or painting. The thought of calling someone and talking about the work we need to be done, then trusting that they will come and complete the work to perfection is just… well, terrifying.

Needless to say, we’ve been dragging our feet about all of this. Bad bad bad. I mean, we’ve meant to start this remodel since summer and then set another goal to get it done before Christmas. And we’ve gotten nowhere. It’s just when the thought of researching a painter, finding a handymen, and locating a flooring installer just makes my eyes glaze over.I wouldn’t know a good one from a bad one, honestly.

Thank goodness for Porch. I’ve heard so many things about Porch, seeing as I have a few friends who work for them. But I never quite understood what they were about… until I actually needed them. Porch just launched an app for iPhone, and it’s basically a newbie remodeler’s dream. With a few taps, Seattle residents can book a project, like painting a room or installing a new light fixture. Or, nationally, you can tap a different button and you’re set up with a concierge to help you find the perfect person for your home project. You can also research contractors, plumbers, painters, and more in your area, read reviews, and see how many of your neighbors have used them.

And the type of projects they book? The options are basically endless. They have painters, plumbers, house cleaners… you name it, they have it. Even someone to come hang your Christmas lights or clean up after your holiday party. Seriously.

We’ve scheduled our first home project through Porch, and I can’t wait to share when we’ve made some more headway on the condo remodel. So far I’m feeling good that we’ve got a jump-start on things, even if it is a small start in the scheme of things.

And because the holidays are all about sharing the wealth… errr, discounts… Porch has been so kind to offer you 50% off your first home project booking*! Just use code HELLORIGBY50 (no expiration!) when booking via the app. (*Sorry, non-local readers, the Porch Booking feature is in Beta and is only available to Seattle residents. Hopefully, it’ll be in your ‘hood soon too!) That means you can get a room painted for as little as $45, or have someone come clean your home for about $35. Mind blown.

What would you like to get done around the house that you haven’t been able to? Or any helpful advice for some remodeling newbies?

Disclosure: The nice people at Porch offered me a discount on a home project for writing this post, but no further compensation was received. All thoughts are my own.


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Couple Overlooking the Water Ocean / Jenn an David Couples Session, Seattle, WA Pier & Pike Place Market by TMinspired Photography / hellorigby

Three Years

16th December 2014

…Or how we met, and ironically I’m the one who still can’t figure out which day is our “dateiversary.”

Couple Overlooking the Water Ocean / Jenn an David Couples Session, Seattle, WA Pier & Pike Place Market by TMinspired Photography / hellorigby
Photos in this post by TMinspired. More from this shoot here.

Dave and I have been together for three years. I haven’t actually talked about our relationship much, if at all, on the blog because… well, that’s not really what I write about. We’re not married, so I’m not about to give anyone marriage advice. (And even if we were, I highly doubt you’d want it. I’m far from perfect.) And he’s not necessarily the biggest fan of being subject of any blog posts, so I usually try to keep him out of it. He’s nice enough and obliges me sometimes though. ;)  Continue reading


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KISS InstaWave Curling Wand Tutorial & Review / hellorigby!

How to Get Perfect Curls with KISS InstaWave

15th December 2014

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I had the opportunity to try out the new KISS InstaWave Curling Wand through a promotion with BrandBacker. Being curling inept, I thought this device would be perfect for me.

KISS InstaWave Curling Wand Tutorial & Review / hellorigby!

I was totally right. This wand seriously rocks. There’s basically no chance of burning yourself (And I have… many, many times using a traditional curling iron) and I can curl my hair in about 5-10 minutes depending on how much of a perfectionist I choose to be. ;) I also have yet to get my hair stuck in this thing. I was seriously paranoid about it, but it seems to be basically impossible to really get it tangled in there. Trust me, I’ve tried. (Okay, not intentionally, but I have on occasion got a little overzealous with how much hair I try to curl at one time…)  Continue reading


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The 10 Best Christmas Movies / hellorigby!

The 10 Best Christmas Movies & Giveaway!

12th December 2014

I think you can probably guess by now that Christmas is my favorite of all the holidays. There’s nothing better than grabbing your favorite snacks, cozying up in a warm blanket with your pup, and drinking some hot cocoa while watching the best Christmas movies. I thought it’d be fun to share my top 10 that I almost always try to watch before Christmas comes (or have on all day on Christmas. I may or may not have looped A Christmas Story all day last year…)

The 10 Best Christmas Movies

The 10 Best Christmas Movies / hellorigby!

1. It’s a Wonderful Life – This is probably one of my favorite movies of all time, regardless of its holiday theme. It’s relatable, heartwarming and overall a great story. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor this year and watch it.
Where to watch it: Netflix Add to Queue, Amazon (Buy $6.99 (SD) or $9.99 (HD)), iTunes (Buy $9.99Continue reading


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