Category Archives: Life

3 Days at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco // Where to Stay, Eat, & Visit in SF’s Embarcadero Neighborhood

At the beginning of June, I set off on an adventure to San Francisco. If you can believe it, I had never been before! With family in SoCal, I had yet to make the adventure up to the Bay Area. With Pinterest hosting the in the making conference for creators, it was the perfect opportunity to visit San Francisco!

Disclosure: Thanks to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco for hosting our stay! All opinions are my own.

San Francisco is a beautiful city bordering California’s bay and the Pacific Ocean. With wine country, Sausalito, Alcatraz Island, and the iconic sights of the city like the Victoria houses and cable cars, there is plenty to do and see in the city, no matter what your interest may be. Shopping, food, drink, sports, arts, and culture can be found in nearly any neighborhood, and we were thrilled to stay at the Hyatt Regency in Embarcadero, which is in one of the most exciting and interesting neighborhoods.

Continue reading


Follow Jenn: bloglovin / twitter / facebook / instagram / pinterest / g+ / youtube

25+ Books to Read This Summer // Plus, a Giveaway!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, I may make a small commission. St. Martin’s Press is kindly sponsoring the giveaway in this post. All opinions are my own!

Who can believe summer is actually here? Last week, yes. This week? Well, the weather is a bit confused about whether it’s almost July or if we’re back in spring shower mode. Random rain sprinkles at 2 pm? Eh, no thanks. I’d rather be basking in the sun, book in one hand, a glass of wine in the other.

25+ Top Beach Reads for Summer 2018, or anytime!

Shop my Furniture: Burrow Arm Chair // Similar Plant Stand + Faux Plants // Similar Side Table // Similar Lamp // Target Project 62 Pillow // Similar Geometric Sculpture

For the gray days where all I want to do is to do is curl up on my Burrow armchair, or for the beach trips or long plane rides you have planned this summer, you’re going to need a good summer read. And for that reason, I thought it was about time I dust off the old bookshelf, dig into some of my archives, and pull together a list of some of my most recommended books, plus a few new releases! While I haven’t finished each of these quite yet, they are definitely going to be read before summer is over.

If you’re curious about my top book picks AND are interested in a giveaway for a special book package to kick off your summer reading, then read on!

Continue reading


Follow Jenn: bloglovin / twitter / facebook / instagram / pinterest / g+ / youtube

How to Host a 4th of July Celebration with your BFFs

Can you believe 4th of July is almost here?! As June comes to a close, I’m over here wondering what happened to this month! Quickly it’s gone from spring showers to temperatures in the high 70s and 80s. It’s most definitely feeling like summer here in the Pacific Northwest, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate summer than with a 4th of July celebration!

How to Host a 4th of July Celebration with your BFFs - from outfit ideas to a food menu to drinks and more! Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fred Meyer. All opinions are my own!

If you’re like me and tend to be a last minute party host, never fear! I’ve got some ideas to make your 4th of July a swinging success, and hopefully without too much prep or clean up. It’s pretty easy when you have a store like Fred Meyer close by, which has everything you need to host the perfect summer bash. Maybe you’re planning to grill up some hot dogs and hamburgers or just looking for some new decor for the Fourth. Or if you’re planning to hang with your BFFs and get in a little girl time, or want to have a big bash, Fred Meyer has it all!

So what’s on tap for Fourth of July 2018? Read on for all the fun ideas for your summer party!

Continue reading


Follow Jenn: bloglovin / twitter / facebook / instagram / pinterest / g+ / youtube

How to Have a Stress-Free Summer Staycation

Ever come back from a trip and feel the need to go back on vacation promptly? That’s about how I felt after returning from San Francisco last week! While the trip was enjoyable, it was really a working trip and left little time for any relaxing vacation type activities.

Don’t get me wrong, I am 100% not complaining. San Francisco is a beautiful city that I can’t wait to return to. But to say I was exhausted upon return was an understatement! And, returning home was basically go-go-go too – from heading back to work, then having a weekend full of events with friends and family.

Stress-Free Staycation Ideas Disclosure: Thanks to Babbleboxx for sponsoring this post. All opinions about the products included in this post are my own!

That’s why I’m planning the ultimate, stress-free staycation for myself at home this weekend. With only a single item on my calendar (yay!) I can’t wait to kick my feet up and enjoy some of my favorite leisurely activities around the house and my neighborhood.

Looking for some staycation ideas you can do at home this summer? Here’s what I’m going to be doing this weekend!

Continue reading


Follow Jenn: bloglovin / twitter / facebook / instagram / pinterest / g+ / youtube

15+ Fun Things to Do at Home This Summer

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and with Memorial Day behind us, summer is most definitely on its way. But, did you know summer doesn’t actually begin for a couple more weeks? Regardless, I’m going to pretend I didn’t learn that fun fact and celebrated its arrival a little bit early. Anyone else going to join me?!

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

While I’m still pulling out my summer wardrobe and dusting off some of my favorite pieces from summer’s past, I thought it would be fun to think up some of my favorite ways to celebrate summer and share them with you! Fortunately, I didn’t have to look far for some inspiration! Everything I need to celebrate all things summer, from pool parties to backyard barbecues, is available at my favorite store Fred Meyer! From pool floats to swimwear and coverups to backyard grilling accessories and more, they’re my go-to for one stop shopping.

While traveling for summer can be fun, it can also be expensive! Why not enjoy the comfort of home right from your backyard or neighborhood?! From hosting a summer party to a backyard BBQ, or even playing tourist in your community, I’ve got plenty of ideas to make it one to remember. Today, I thought it would be fun to share some easy ideas to celebrate summer right at home, so read on for some activities on my list this year!

Continue reading


Follow Jenn: bloglovin / twitter / facebook / instagram / pinterest / g+ / youtube