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5+ Festival Necessities For Your Summer Plans

Who’s ready for festival season?! Every year I look forward to the time of year when you can pack a bag filled with your festival necessities, grab your friends, and get outside for a day of music in the sun! There’s something special about the festival season that I always look forward to every year, even if that just means hitting an outdoor event or two during the summer months.

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While I’m not attending any music festivals this year, in just a few days my friend Megan and I will be taking on Tacoma for a fun concert. While it’s not an outdoor experience, we’ll definitely be taking advantage of the beautiful Memorial Day weekend weather and spending some time exploring the city and enjoying the sun!

When it comes to outdoor events, whether you’re hitting a local festival, going to an outdoor concert, or even just spending some time outside with friends, I wanted to share some of my festival necessities that I think you’ll love. If you’re curious to see what my top picks are, keep on reading!

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Our Epic Foodie Weekend at Tulalip Resort Casino

When thinking about visiting a casino resort, my first thought is often not about food. When it comes to visiting Tulalip Resort Casino, however, food immediately comes to mind! From the infamous Eagle’s Buffet brunch to Italian fare from Tula Bene, Tulalip has a lot to offer guests.

Beyond the glitz and glam adorning the ceilings, Native American artwork, and the falls that greet you upon entry to the resort, Tulalip is more than just a casino. It has something for everyone! It’s a foodie destination, a 4-star resort, a beautiful spa, and a place to unwind, whether you choose to gamble or not.

Recently, I was invited on a media trip up to Tulalip Resort Casino. I grew up north of the city, so I’d heard of and visited many times before. As mentioned, I’ve visited for the infamous brunch at Eagle’s Buffet on weekends (what a treat!). This time, I was excited to see what else awaited my taste buds!

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Make a Gift Basket For Mom with Sprouts

Last year, I got my mom hooked. It was an accident, really. I took her for her first facial on a press trip to the Olympic Peninsula, and she was amazed at how good it felt. Not just the facial itself, but the way in which she was able to unwind a bit, relax, and treat herself to something new. Since then, she’s been asking for skincare tips (which I have plenty of!) and has told me she makes time for self-care rituals, even something as simple as taking more time for body care after a shower.

Disclosure: Thank you to Sprouts for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

This year, I was thrilled to partner with my friends at Sprouts to create a Blissful Body Care gift basket with the ultimate self-care tools inside, just for mom. While I can’t quite replicate a real spa in a DIY mother’s day gift basket, I can give her a few great products that will give her the ability to recreate it right at home, when it’s convenient for her schedule. Even better? Sprouts makes it easy as a one-stop shop for natural, affordable products I can count on to make Mom smile!

If you’re stumped on what to get for Mother’s Day, then make a gift basket for Mom! You can customize it exactly to her preferences and can be enjoyed at any time. Today, I thought I’d share some of the amazing products I found, all available at Sprouts, to include in my do-it-yourself Mother’s Day gift basket!

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How to Have Healthier Hair this Spring with Pantene

Well, spring is officially here! I am for one excited about the changing weather, but like every season in the Pacific Northwest, the transition time between seasons is always rough on my skin and hair. It will be warm and humid one day, and the next it will be cold and wet. This yo-yo climate wreaks havoc on my beauty routine, as one day I’ll be battling dryness and encourage volume, and the next I’ll be trying to tame frizz and flyaways. The struggle is real!

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Fortunately, Pantene to the rescue! They’ve been my go-to haircare brand since I was in elementary school, and I love how they’re still making my old favorites, but also creating innovative newer products, too. In January of this year, they launched Pantene Intense Rescue Shots in the United States. Previously a great hair day secret of Brazilians, Pantene’s first at-home rescue treatment is full of concentrated nutrients, vitamins, and lipids to encourage healthy hair.

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13+ Winter to Spring Outfit Ideas

As I ride the train into the city, the streets are wet, the air has a bit of a chill, and the sun tries to peek from behind the clouds. It’s that awkward in-between time of year when it’s still not warm enough to wear a just sundress, but not cold enough to require a coat on a daily basis, either. This time of year, the weather can change wildly day to day, sometimes even throughout the day, requiring many different layers to accommodate the weather conditions of the moment and making winter to spring outfits a necessity.

That’s peak spring for you in the Pacific Northwest! Unpredictable.  🌧

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If you’re struggling to dress for this unpredictable time of year, I feel you. It can be hard to figure out what can be put away for the season, and what might need to stay in your dresser and closet for just a couple more weeks. Today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite transitional dressing staples and favorite outfits I’ve put together as we take winter to spring outfits for a spin!

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