Walking in a Winter Wonderland at Enchant Christmas Seattle

It was a cold, drizzly night when I pulled up to Safeco Field. My mission? To meet up with some of my BFFs and explore Enchant Christmas, a light maze, Christmas market, and ice skating rink all inside Safeco Field in downtown Seattle. It just opened up last week, and it’s here through the holiday season. I’d been looking forward to it all day and couldn’t wait to get inside to see what it was all about!   

Disclosure: Thanks to Enchant Christmas for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

Once inside, I wasn’t disappointed. I attended on Media Night, which meant that I was able to enter through the club level and sample a few of the food offerings before heading down to the light maze area. Let me tell you – the view from above was so incredible! The twinkling lights, fun colors, and festive music put me in the holiday mood.

So what is there to do at Enchant Christmas inside Safeco Field? Read on to find out!

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A Staycation at The Charter Hotel Seattle // What to Eat, See, & Do in Downtown Seattle

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, there’s no time like the present to book yourself a staycation. And if you ask me, Seattle is the perfect city for a staycation. Who wants to worry about traffic and parking during the holidays? Not this girl!

Disclosure: Thanks to the Charter Hotel for hosting us for an overnight stay and providing dinner and drinks. All opinions are my own!

That’s why I was so excited when The Charter Hotel, a Hilton Curio Collection hotel, opened up right near Pike Place Market earlier this year. Just steps away from some of my favorite restaurants and event venues, there’s so much to do in just a few block radius. Plus, the hotel itself is fresh and modern, for a true staycation Seattle style! And for the full staycation experience, you don’t even need to leave the property! Visit the beautiful rooftop lounge, fitness center complete with steam room, sauna, and rainfall shower, and delicious Argentine-inspired restaurant right inside.

So what’s there to do in and around the Charter Hotel? Read on for how we spent our staycation in Seattle!

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The Complete Guide to Shiba Inu Gifts // Gifts for Shiba Inus & their Owners

I don’t think it’s a big secret that I’m kind of a crazy dog lady. I mean, I did name my blog after my dog after all. But not only am I a crazy dog lady, but I’m also a crazy Shiba Inu lover, too. Shibas are such a unique breed with a variety of quirky behaviors and characteristics. It’s hard to summarize them in a word or two, and Shiba Inu owners are probably no different.

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With Shiba Inu’s growth in popularity since the “Doge” meme, the Hachi movie, and countless Shiba influencer such as Maru, Menswear Dog, and many many more, it’s only logical that there’s been a growth in the amount of Shiba Inu merchandise available on the internet, too. When I first got Rigby, it was nearly impossible to find much more than a book, maybe a keychain, and if I was lucky, a t-shirt or mug with “Shiba Inu” typed on it. Now, there are entire websites dedicated to making breed merchandise, and countless ways to source gifts for Shiba owners.

Shiba Inu Gifts: The Complete Gift Guide for Shiba Owners & Their Shibas

Today, I thought I’d make it a little easier for you by tracking down some of my absolute favorite finds from across the web. I tried to only select Shiba Inu merch from places I would feel comfortable buying from – Amazon, Etsy, DeviantArt, as well as treats and toys for your Shiba that you can feel confident in giving your dog since they’re Rigby approved!

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Break the Style Rules for Thanksgiving // Black and Brown Outfits

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s become a tradition around here to share what I’m wearing for Thanksgiving. So why stop this year? When looking back at past Thanksgiving outfits, I couldn’t help but notice a pattern of wearing a color combination that’s heavily debated: black and brown. Do black and brown outfits work? Do they not?

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Personally, I’m on team black and brown, which is why I thought it would be fun to share a few different outfits that incorporate this color pairing. Where do you fall on the style spectrum? Are you a black and brown hater, or do you think they can work together?

I’ll share my personal style tips when it comes to this pairing and you can let me know what you decide in the comments below!

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10+ Packing Tips for the Holidays + Travel Checklist

Oh em gee. Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week?! With it falling early this year, it feels so strange to begin referring this time of year as the “holiday season.” Send help please; I am most definitely not ready for fall to be over yet!

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With the holidays impending, that only means one thing: lots of holiday travel. While I’m fortunate that all of our family lives within a few hours of us, a busy fall season with trips back to back led me to grow my travel packing skills exponentially. If you’re looking for a travel checklist to help you stress less, and packing tips to make sure everything fits into your bag, I think you’re going to like this post. And even if, like me, you’re not traveling this holiday season, it never hurts to save this post for later. Never know when you might need it!

10+ Packing Tips + Travel Checklist for the Holiday Season

If you’re ready to up your packing game, learn some packing tips for winter travel, and download a travel checklist, so you never forget your toothbrush again, then read on!

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