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11+ Things to Do at the Alderbrook Resort for Mother’s Day

Last week, my mom and I were invited for a midweek getaway to the Alderbrook Resort, about two hours or so outside of the city. Located in a small coastal town called Union, the Alderbrook is situated right on the water and amongst the trees. It’s quiet, a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life and the perfect getaway for two ladies who were desperately seeking a little R&R.

Disclosure: Thanks so much to the Alderbrook Resort and Spa for hosting my mom and I for a fun overnight trip! All opinions are our own.

We actually have spent a lot of the time on the Peninsula, as we have family in the area. Often, we travel there and don’t get to really explore or get to know the area. It was nice to play tourist and visit some of the hidden gems and spots recommended by the hotel! After all, it’s always best to ask the locals where to go, right?!

With about 24 hours from arrival to departure, what were two girls hanging out on the Olympic Peninsula to do?! Read on to find out what we did at the Alderbrook Resort and Spa!

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Quick Dinner Ideas in 20 Minutes or Less with Prep + Pared // Hummus Baked Chicken Recipe

If you’ve been reading for awhile, then you probably already know that cooking isn’t my favorite activity. It’s not that I’m not capable or don’t enjoy food, it’s just that at the end of the day, the last thing I want to do when I get home from work is spend hours in the kitchen laboring over a meal and cleaning up.

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

I’ve tried meal planning. We’ve tried subscriptions. But often, the prep work involved means the meal still takes just as long to prepare, if not longer, than if I had found a recipe online, or whipped up something simple.

What if there was a meal kit prepared for you, and all that was left to do was assemble it and put it in the oven or on the stove?

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Putting a Spring in Our Step // His & Hers Weekend Style with Clarks Shoes

A sunny spring weekend in Seattle is kind of my favorite. Sure, it may be a little chilly, but the sun on your face makes it feel like spring is actually here, or at the very least, on its way. And fortunately for me, we’ve had a lot more of these lately. Now if only the sun would stay out a little later so I could enjoy it after a day at the office too!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Zappos and Clarks Shoes. All opinions are my own!

Sunny weekends inspire me to be more active. Something about the sun beckons me outside, whether it’s in the yard, or out and about in the city. Dave and I often like to try out new restaurants (if you haven’t figured it out by now, brunch is my favorite!) and explore our neighborhood… even if we don’t exactly live there.

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A Backyard Upgrade for Spring with Fred Meyer

Spring has finally arrived, and there’s nothing better than getting outside and enjoying the sun! While it’s still a little chilly here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s never too early to plan for the warmer days.

That’s exactly why I’ve partnered with my friends at Fred Meyer on this sponsored post to share how we’ve been working to upgrade our backyard. While our house has a decent sized yard, what it doesn’t have is grass. At all.

For us urban Seattleites, it’s actually quite awesome. Instead of tending to grass, we can work to make sure everything in our raised planter beds and fruit trees are happy. And, it means the perfect entertaining space.

The only problem?

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How to Host the Perfect “Pitches Night In” // Pitch Perfect 3 Party Ideas!

Disclosure: Thanks so much to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own!

Calling all Pitches! The Bellas are back for one last call in Pitch Perfect 3. And it’s time to celebrate because Pitch Perfect 3 is now available on Blu-ray. Own it with all new musical performances, a gag reel, and extended scenes never seen in theaters!

To celebrate the occasion the best way I know how, I had to invite a few friends over to snack, lots of laughs, and to enjoy each other’s company! After all, isn’t it more fun to share great movies, good food, and fun drinks with friends? I think so!

If you’re ready to host a movie night with your best gal pals and are in need of some inspiration, read on! This is a party you can host no matter how much time you have or your entertaining skill level.

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