Category Archives: Life

What to Pack for a Spring Holiday

Pretty sure that Memorial Day Weekend snuck up on me. How it already the end of May?! For me, it traditionally marks the end of spring and the start of summer here in the Pacific Northwest. And as soon as the temperatures bumped up a few notches here, the first thing I wanted to do was go shopping for all the summer things! Give me all the cute hats, swimsuits, cover-ups, and sunglasses. Add a dash of sunscreen, a cute beach bag, and a good book to read, and I’m set.

What to Pack for Memorial Day Vacation // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fred Meyer. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that support this blog! All opinions are my own. :)

Fortunately, Fred Meyer has all the essentials that I was looking for. They’re kind of my go-to place for anything; they’ve got groceries, clothing, housewares… pretty much everything you need to keep your life running smoothly. It’s kind of perfect to have a one-stop shop, especially when you’ve got a bit holiday weekend coming up and you kind of forgot about it. ;)

With that said, today I’ll be sharing some of my essentials that I found while shopping with a holiday trip in mind! But really, these would be perfect whether you’re planning a staycation or are flying 1,000 miles away!

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We Bought a House!

Happy Tuesday! I’m so excited to share the news that we finally bought a house! This is a long time coming, and we are so thrilled to finally be done with the buying process. (And yes, now the real work begins!)

Seattle 1965 Mid-century Modern Home // Hello Rigby Seattle Home Blog As much as I initially enjoyed house shopping, the Seattle Real Estate Market is not for the faint of heart. We had our hearts broken over the first house that we fell in love with, lost out on a house that was truly for the best, and walked away from one without making an offer that needed a whole lot of help and felt like a money pit. Third times the charm as we got the third house we made an offer on, and we couldn’t be happier!

It’s a 1965 Mid-century Modern home. It was owned by the same family since it was built and lovingly cared for all those years. With that said, we have a lot of renovation work to do to both finish the house (we have almost 1,000 square feet of unfinished basement!) and to modernize parts of it that we aren’t so crazy about. Overall, however, we will be renovating it to its 60s glory and maintaining as much of the aesthetic of that era as possible.

With all that said, my life is going to be changing a bit. My weekends and evenings may have more house projects in them than they did previously. Is that going to affect my blog? I’m not sure yet.

That’s where I need your help – are you interested in seeing home content? Are house projects of interest to you? Would you prefer room tours or projects? I’d love to share, but only if it proves interesting or useful to you. After all, you’ve kept me coming back to this space and motivated to keep on keeping on, and I want to be sure I’m giving you what you want!

I’ve inserted an anonymous poll below, and I’d love your honest feedback.


(If you can’t see the poll, you can also take it here!)

Thanks for all of your support and bearing with my wacko blogging schedule over the past year or so while we sold our condo and were in search of our first house! You guys are the best. 💗


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5 Step No Makeup Makeup with Clarins

The struggle is real when it comes to making your lashes look voluminous without falsies. I’ll try any trick in the book because if I’m honest, I still haven’t mastered the false lash application. I’ve loved the no makeup makeup look lately, and fuller looking lashes can make all the difference. But really, who has time for that in the morning when you’re getting ready for work?! Not this girl.

Clarins 3-Dot Liner Natural Makeup Tutorial + Review // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Clarins. All opinions shared in this post are my own!

I’m excited to partner today with Clarins to share their new 3-Dot Liner. It’s both perfect for making the lashline appear fuller and for those who may not be the best at wielding an eyeliner pen just yet. Lately, I’ve loved a no makeup makeup look, with a dash of a glow of course! I think it’s perfect for this time of year when the weather is getting nicer, and the temperatures are getting warmer. I’ve been trying to fit more into my mornings, which means less time for creating a makeup look and more time for other things. Because of that, I wanted to make this no makeup makeup tutorial as simple as possible. You can get this look in just five easy steps (and probably 5 minutes or less, too!).

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Yesterday my mom and I set out on another Mother’s Day Adventure, this time at Pacific Place in Downtown Seattle. Knowing my mom and her love of window shopping, I knew partnering up with them would be a great fit! With so many great options to shop at for Mom, Pacific Place is a one-stop destination, with stores like L’Occitane, Chico’s, and Francescasr to delicious food options from Din Tai Fung, Pike Place Chowder, and sweet treats from Trophy Cupcake, you really can’t go wrong. Plus if you and mom are exhausted from an all-day shopping adventure, you can always kick up your feet and catch a flick at the AMC Theatre at the very top! ;)

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas // Hello Rigby Seattle Fashion Blog Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Pacific Place. All opinions are mine and my mom’s! :)

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mothers Day only days away (where does the time go?!), I wanted to share some of the great gift ideas my mom and I both loved at some of our favorite stores at Pacific Place. You could say I got my discerning eye and gift of present-finding from my mom, so I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with anything on our list!

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5 Ways to Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day

My mom is a pretty special lady. At 50, she decided to take on a whole new career and hit the books so that she could do it. I think my leaving for college may have had something to do with that, but I appreciate her drive and can-do attitude. She’s one of those people who thinks of others first and rarely spends time or money on herself. If anyone deserves a special Mother’s Day, it’s mine, which is why I wanted to pamper mom this Mother’s Day!

How to Pamper Mom this Mother's Day // Hello Rigby Seattle Lifestyle Blog Disclosure: The Hyatt Regency Bellevue treated us to the Shop Play Dine Package in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are mine and my mom’s! :)

5 Ways to Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day always reminds me to be appreciative of the skills and life lessons she has taught me. Because my mom works so hard and seems to always be doing something, whether it’s working, helping someone out of some type of financial or tax pickle (she’s a Tax Advisor and bookkeeper for small businesses and organizations), or off to take Rigby for a walk, I wanted to be sure Mother’s Day for her this year would be something where she didn’t have to do anything.

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