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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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What to Wear (And Do!) this Easter

And just like that, spring is here! It seems like just yesterday Seattle was experiencing snow flurries. There’s nothing to mark the start of spring quite like Easter weekend. Whether you celebrate or not, I can’t help but love the cheery Easter Bunny, watching children collect Easter Eggs, and of course, adding a new dress to my closet for the spring occasion!

I’m thrilled today to partner with my friends at Fred Meyer on this sponsored post to share your one stop shop for all things Easter. Even better, their Easter Event is on now! Save on everything you need, whether you’re serving Easter Brunch, planning an elegant Easter Dinner, are looking to do something new this year, or anything in between.

If you’re in need of some holiday inspiration, you’re in the right place! I have a few fun ideas for your Easter celebration, from Easter basket making to brunching and shopping for the perfect outfit.

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15+ Things to Do in my Favorite Seattle “Tourist Trap” // A Complete Pike Place Market Guide

If you haven’t been to Seattle yet, I’m sorry, but we just can’t be friends.

Just kidding.

But really, you should come visit my favorite city. I’ve been to a lot of great places, but there’s nothing like coming home to Seattle. It’s not all doom and gloom and rain, I promise. And when the sky lights up and the sun comes out, it’s pretty much the most incredible place to be.


Photos of me by Kailin of Cordially K

And beyond our beautiful weather during the spring, summer, and fall, we also have some amazing things to do here. If you love being outdoors, you’ll love the multitude of hiking trails, parks, and beaches. If you’re into shopping, we have lots of that too. And if you haven’t heard about Pike Place Market, or are curious to learn more, then read on, because this post is for you!
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