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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Easy Steak Recipe With a Rosemary Jam Crust

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This easy steak recipe features a rosemary, mustard, and jam sauce and a crunchy, zesty panko crust. It is so easy and perfect for holidays.

I’m always looking for an easy steak recipe. It’s not for meal planning purposes or inspiration. Rather, I’m reading up on cooking methods and looking for themes in how to cook the perfect steak. I do this because…confession…I haven’t always been the best at cooking steak indoors.

I used to avoid cooking steak because it always turned out more gray than caramelized brown. It’s taken a lot of practice, but I’m finally comfortable making steak on the stove. What was once an “eat-it-when-others-make-it” situation is now an “eat-whenever-the-mood-strikes” situation. And the mood struck hard a few weeks ago when I was thinking about recipes I could potentially make for Easter dinner.

Knowing I still have a rosemary plant going strong from last summer (I know, WTF, right?!), I developed this recipe. It’s super easy and flavorful, with herbaceous and sweet flavors filling up your home and palate. Read on for the recipe, tips on cooking steak, and wine pairing suggestions.

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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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Spring Style Inspiration: What to Wear During That In-Between Weather

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Spring style inspiration alert! This striped vintage henley is a mens rugby shirt from a vintage store in Nashville. Paired with my Animal Traffic beanie, jeans, and a faux leather jacket, it is an easy style to rock in this in-between spring weather!

It’s starting to become that “in between” weather in Seattle. It’s not cold enough for a winter coat anymore, but it’s still too cool to go jacket-less. It’s the type of weather that makes spring style inspiration hard to come by.

Luckily when this weather comes rolling in, I turn to one of my trusted fashion uniforms. I grab some of my favorite PNW made and vintage finds and style it into this “borrowed from the boys” look.

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