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.
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!
Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. Sure, I love cookies, feasts, lights, the tree, and getting gifts. But what I really love about Christmas is buying gifts for people. I spend a lot of time finding the perfect holiday gifts. I think about the person’s interests, needs, and my relationship to them and try to find a gift that’s both thoughtful and practical.
Since I’m constantly curating gift ideas for my friends and family, I thought I’d share some of the best items I found with you. And if you saw my Seattle holiday markets article, you know I love shopping local. That’s why I decided to make this year’s holiday gift guide filled with all Pacific Northwest businesses and makers (a lot of which I discovered at this year’s holiday markets). So take a peak, find some gifts, and learn more about some of the awesome local businesses you can support this holiday season.
Step away from the jewelry, chocolate, & lingerie (but keep the flowers). Valentine’s Day is about giving gifts that take extra thought and sometimes effort. I’ve curated some of the best and most thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift ideas for both him and her, and then paired them with experiences or crafts to up the wow factor.
Let this be the year you give your loved one the best Valentine’s Day gift ever.
I was visiting my boyfriend’s family for the holidays. I was very excited for the trip, but was upset I’d be missing the Urban Craft Uprising and other Seattle holiday craft fairs. If there’s one thing you should know about me, I. love. indie. craft. markets. Love them. So when I realized I’d be missing a few in Seattle, I was devastated. Probably more than I should have been.
To fill the void, I researched craft fairs happening in Toronto. I came across the One of a Kind Show and figured I’d check it out. There was an entry fee that made me grumpy, so I went in with low expectations. But let me tell you, this event lives up to its name.
There were more than 800 vendors at this show, making it by far the largest craft fair I’ve ever been to. My patient boyfriend walked up and down every single aisle with me as I “ooh’ed” and “aah’ed” at the makers’ wares, grabbing business cards like a mad woman.
This holiday gift guide is a compilation of some of my favorite vendors, featuring gifts that would be appreciated by siblings, parents, friends, and spouses alike. So support some independent small businesses from the Great North and give a unique gift to everyone on your list this holiday season.