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An Interview With the Flower Subscription Service Delivering the Most Beautiful Arrangements

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These beautiful flowers are from The Stemmery, a Seattle-based flower subscription service that hand delivers beautiful bouquets on a regular basis.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s pretty serendipitous that I discovered a Seattle-based flower subscription service that delivers the most gorgeous bouquets. I’m obsessed with giving thoughtful gifts, so I wanted to share more about this unique business because I think a monthly flower delivery would make such a lovely Mother’s Day gift (maybe paired with my easy DIY necklace!).

Plus, there’s a little promo code surprise at the end of the interview that gets you 20% off your first delivery. So get ready to learn more about this local, woman-owned business, see her impeccably designed flower arrangements, and find out where she thinks everyone should go in Seattle.

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Easy DIY Necklace With Sea Glass, Stones, or Shells

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An easy DIY necklace you can make for Mothers Day! Or if you need other gift ideas, try make it for a birthday or bridesmaid gift.

Any time I go to Discovery Park or Golden Gardens in Seattle, I scour the sand looking for interesting stones, shells, or sea glass. I never really had a plan for these. I just liked seeing what I could find on any give trip to one of these gorgeous Seattle beaches.

But last year I had the idea to turn these treasures into Christmas presents for the ladies in my family. They ended up being a huge hit, so with Mother’s Day coming up I wanted to share this easy DIY necklace tutorial with you. All you need are sea glass or stones, malleable craft wire, scissors, and tweezers!

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Where to Eat: The Best Restaurants in Whistler, BC

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Snowboarding in Whistler, BC is a surreal experience. There are a ton of ski terrain and great mountain views!

I’ve been going to Whistler Blackcomb Resort every year for almost a decade…which means I’ve been hunting for the best restaurants in Whistler, BC for a while now. Whistler Blackcomb is one of the best ski and snowboard destinations in the world (and the best in North America). It has unparalleled ski terrain and one of the bigger après ski options at the base of the mountain in Whistler Village.

Yet, the shopping, eating, and drinking options in Whistler Village are…let’s just say diverse. You’ll find a lot of touristy shops filled with tchotchkes you don’t need or overpriced ski clothes. Tucked between those are dining gems like The Old Spaghetti Factory and Ruby Tuesday (cough sarcasm cough).

With all the high street options available, it can be difficult to find the restaurants and cafes worth eating at. And since the prices at this popular ski resort are inflated (mentally prepare for this!), you definitely want to make sure you don’t have food regret.

Over the years I found the secret places to eat in Whistler Village. These are mostly off the beaten path and are loved by both locals and discerning tourists alike. Here’s my carefully-curated, constantly updated list of the best restaurants in Whistler, BC. But shhh…don’t spread the word too much or they might be impossible to get into before you know it.

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How to Spend a Winter Getaway in Winthrop, WA (And Possibly End Up In a Hot Air Balloon)

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The Balloon Glow event at the Winthrop Air Balloon Festival was one of the coolest things I ever saw in my life. They light up the hot air balloons in the middle of the street and watch them aglow from the fire.

A few weekends ago my boyfriend and I went to Winthrop, WA to celebrate our anniversary. We planned our winter getaway around the Winthrop Balloon Festival because I’d bought him a hot air balloon ride for our anniversary last year (which we never took because I’m an idiot – more on this later).

Winthrop is in central Washington’s Methow Valley, which is home to the largest network of cross-country ski trails in the country. Plus, it’s only a 45-minute drive from Lake Chelan, a great wine region. These two facts, plus the fact that the Winthrop Balloon Festival is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen, make Wintrop the perfect location for a winter getaway in Washington state.

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Ski Idaho: Tips for Road Tripping to Schweitzer & Silver Mountain

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View from the top of Silver Mountain Resort in Idaho. Featuring The Emerald Palate snowboarding at this popular ski resort in Idaho. The conditions and views are absolutely amazing.

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I took a road trip from Seattle to Idaho in order to check out the skiing at Schweitzer Mountain and Silver Mountain. Neither of us had driven across Washington state or gone to these resorts, so we were excited to spend a long weekend exploring a new area of the Pacific Northwest.

Here are pictures from our trip and my recommendations for the top things to eat, drink, and do while at Silver Mountain and Schweitzer Mountain Resorts.

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