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Apartment 34

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While I certainly don’t consider myself to be the ultimate shopping guru, being from Seattle, I have long been aware of one the best kept secrets for fashion-lovers out there: Nordstrom Rack. It’s always been my source for the ultimate designer scores. But now the secret is out – the Rack {as us native Seattlites call it} is heading across the country opening new stores and celebrating with a very fun campaign “Confessions of a Shopping Genius” and they’ve partnered with bloggers to help spread the word. Truthfully, I was a little reluctant to give up one of my favorite hidden gems for great deals, but I realized I had to share the love. I know you can relate to that “Yess!!!” feeling when you score those heels or that bag you’ve been stalking.

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Make-Ahead Oatmeal Smoothies Awhile back, I wrote a post about Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal that has been very popular with Yummy readers. (Thanks for all of the enthusiastic feedback!) Since then I've been experimenting with a smoothie version of that recipe. In today's post, I'm sharing my 6 favorite flavor varieties along with a formula you can follow for inventing your own smoothie flavor combos. They're easy, can be stored in the fridge for several days; and they can be frozen! Breakfast before school or work, or on the way. The Dreams Factory I have to admit that I am addicted to my iPhone. It’s the first thing I look at when I wake up and it’s the last thing I see right before I go to sleep. I probably couldn’t even wake up if it wasn’t for my phone.

Letter Writers Alliance Donovan and I had so much fun teaching the very first L.W.A. Laboratory last week! We had a great group of ladies who learned the tricks and cheats to creating intersting mail art. Below are just some of the photos I took at the Lab, but you can also take a gander at photos snapped by our Lab Subjects on Instagram #LWALab. Donovan opened the workshop with the history of mail art, but swiftly got into what the mail regulations are. You need to know what rules you can bend or break and how to expand what is considered mailable!

Summer Fun Jars I have to give full credit to my cousin Crystal for this summer fun idea. For the Mudpuppy giveaway she commented: "So this summer me and the kids made a summer fun jar so I don't have to be as creative everyday. Home Decor photo source: Houzz Earlier this year, I made myself a few goals to continue to challenge and push myself in the blog and in life. One of my goals was to expand my horizons. 2 Super Simple Sangria Recipes If you've never had Sangria before you are in for a treat. I adore wine but it can be so fun to add seasonal fruits (plus a sweetener). I love how Sangria can be super informal, like fruit punch. A butterfly in my hair I am quite passionate about tea and because i hugely enjoy both drinking it and talking about it i have "sat down together with" some lovely tea drinking ladies and asked them a few questions about their "relationship" with te a. V: D o you remember when you first started drinking tea? A: I think it all began when I was to university, I can’t remember exactly if it was when I met new people in a new city or perhaps discovered before, but what I do remember is that I found a friend who was beginning to have the same addiction as I .

Honest To Nod When we found out about the amazing candy making process at Papabubble, we knew we had to make a stop during our first Nod Bus Tour at their location in Pasadena, CA. We were even more excited after we discussed partnering with them to create some exclusive custom candy to hand out on our #nodtourbus stops around California in April. We sat down with Mike from Papabubble LA to find out a little more about their delicious and creative candy. What exactly is Papabubble? We are a handmade candy shop that specializes in hard candy with images or words inside, the perfect candy for weddings, parties and special events. When did Papabubble begin?

Sanctuary I've been at home today, nursing a flu with copious amounts of tea (brewed in that silver tea pot, which used to belong to my English Grandma Ellen -she's now 97 and going unbelievably strong, Weekly Deals & Frugal Recipes Archives - Romance on a Dime Hello everyone! This week I wanted to highlight Pendleton’s Country Market and my trip to their Butterfly Bio-Villa. About Pendleton’s Country Market Pendleton’s is a local family farm that started about 40 years ago. SMP Living If we had to pick one thing that the Parisians do crazy well, it’s picnicking (or maybe fashion). But for this how-to, we’re focusing on their ability to lay out the yummiest wine + cheese + baguette spreads. Learn the easy five step approach to packing a gorgeous French apero from Katie Donnelly Photography plus find even more pretty inspirtion in the VAULT. Living in Paris there are only a few things that are ever certain: rain, red lipstick, the Eiffel Tower, and Parisians picnicking the second it becomes sunny. In France, picnics in the evening fall under the category of “aperitif” but everyone calls it “apero” for short.

10 Shortcuts for Cleaning Your Kitchen in Record Time Thanks for visiting. Sign up for free updates via email. See you soon! We are in the middle of spring, even though the weather around here has not quite caught up yet. While mother nature changes her landscape with a fresh palette of color and wonder, many people have also been using this time as an opportunity to change things up a bit on the home front. Cozy Homemaking Nothing much to say today but wishing a super happy birthday to a most wonderful & stunning person on this planet, someone who's been a light on my path, and who taught me so many things in/of life. Happy birthday sunshine, I love you so very much ! And a little something for you here ... ox