5 Fall Essentials to Makeover Your Daily Routine

Ah, that pesky daily routine. It’s honestly something that I still haven’t mastered. Beyond getting up in the morning, getting coffee, and feeding myself, I’m really not the best at playing by the rules or following any sort of schedule. Must be that creative brain of mine.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.

With that said, there are several hacks and modifications I’ve made over the years to make my days run more smoothly and efficiently. And when fall rolls around, the mornings get a little bit colder, the air feels crisper, and the blankets in bed feel even warmer and cozy, it can be hard to get things moving. That’s why I’m so excited to share a fun post in partnership with BabbleBoxx that features some great fall essentials to help makeover your daily routine!

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Cozy Recipes for Fall with ANGOSTURA Bitters

It’s just beginning to feel like fall, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to embrace the delicious flavors of autumn. No, I don’t mean pumpkin spice! I’m talking about apple crisp fresh out of the oven, and creamy, delicious comfort foods to fill you up and make you feel all warm and cozy inside as temps slowly but surely drop. I’m thrilled to partner with ANGOSTURA® bitters again this season to share how you can make two twists on classic and delicious fall dishes, incorporating the brand’s signature aromatic bitters to enhance flavors, of course!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by ANGOSTURA bitters. All opinions are my own!

As the leaves begin to change, it’s only fitting to dust off the recipe books and cook up some old fall favorites. This season, why not try a new culinary ingredient as well? ANGOSTURA bitters, known for their use in cocktails, are also a simple way to add complexity and flavor to dishes, from sweet to savory! Even better, ANGOSTURA® aromatic and orange bitters are sodium free, gluten free, vegan and kosher, making them easy to incorporate within a number of culinary genres and dietary preferences.

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Put a Chic Spin on Your Game Day Party

It’s that time of year! Yep, football season is back. As you may or may not know, I’m not the biggest sports fan in the world… however, I’ve grown up around my dad who is the #1 University of Washington Husky football fan. And I went to their rival school.

Yep, he loved that.

For that reason, we’ve spent a lot of time watching the “big game” and eating plenty of game day snacks over the years.

Disclosure: Thanks to Fred Meyer for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Honestly, it was a fun rivalry throughout my college years and gave us lots to chat about leading up to the Apple Cup, where the two largest colleges in Washington went head to head. Later, the Seattle Seahawks made the playoffs and went on to win the Super Bowl, and I found myself getting invited to come watch the game with friends and family.

I quickly found that while I may not love the sport, it doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy the camaraderie and parties that come with it! That’s exactly why today I thought I’d share a spin on a game day party. Nope, you don’t have to cover your house in mascots, don a jersey, or wave around a finger to have a fun sports party! And no, your game day spread doesn’t have to be terribly unhealthy either. And best of all, you can find everything you need at Fred Meyer!

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Things to Do in Kirkland, WA

In an effort to share more about the wonderful state and area I live in, I thought it was about time to share another part of the city that I love; Seattle’s Eastside, and specifically the city of Kirkland. Last fall I was able to take a mini tour of the city of Kirkland with one of the local tourism board members. While I am local to the area, I’m not a Kirkland native nor resident, so it was great getting the local scoop!

Photos by Chelsea Macor Photography

Depending on traffic, Kirkland can be a breezy 30 minute or less drive, and at the worst, well… let’s just pretend it’s always easy breezy. A waterfront community, Kirkland has a charming downtown core and great access to stunning views. Walk along the water, take in the city shops, or dine at some of their tasty restaurants. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite places to visit the next time you find yourself in or around Kirkland!

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My Connected Home with CenturyLink

You’ve worked hard for hours on getting your project just right. You’ve reviewed it, made your edits, and are getting ready to upload it when all of a sudden your internet goes out.

Sound familiar?

Disclosure: Thanks to CenturyLink for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. And I speak from experience – we have been paying customers of their 1 Gig service for over a year! 

Up until we bought our house and switched to CenturyLink this was my life. Whether I was trying to get something finished for work and sent off, or I was trying to finish up a blog post or YouTube video, it frustrated me day and night to have internet service (and not inexpensive service, either!) that was just not reliable. I’d have videos get half uploaded and fail, only to realize that my connection dropped. And Dave also was frustrated; he enjoys video games with friends, and he was continually finding himself getting dropped out of matches he was in with his friends due to a dropped connection.

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