• Lifestyle

    See You Never, 2020 | Lessons Learned

    Let’s talk 2020. This time last year, I was naively optimistic. 2020 was supposed to be the year of more celebrations, opportunities, and travel. We can’t really predict the future, now can we? Instead, this year was quite the opposite of what I had in mind. I have spent the majority of this year, in my room, in front of my desk, probably on zoom calls. And if I wasn’t working, I was probably in the kitchen… baking or eating. I’m sure everyone can agree this year did not go as planned. To say it bluntly… it sucked. I was anxious and fatigued through it all. Sometimes, I wonder if…

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    Fashion

    Outfit Ideas | 5 Dressy Holiday Looks

    One of my favorite parts about the holiday season is dressing up! Dresses, heels, sparkles, and glam — this is the time of year when I get truly excited about it all! Unfortunately, there won’t be much of that this year, with the exception of my family’s Christmas photoshoot– which is our tradition. Usually done a day or 2 before Christmas, my family and I get dressed in our fashionable and glamorous outfits and take photos around our tree and decor. We’ve been doing this since I was a young kid, and it’s a no-brainer to-do for the holidays. In college, I always had to make sure I brought home…

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    Food,  Lifestyle

    Holiday Baking & Cookie Boxes

    December is in full swing, and you know what that means? Holiday baking! It’s been a while since I’ve done a more personal post. I hope everyone is able to safely celebrate the upcoming holidays, or at least take some time off to rest, do something you love doing, or indulge in some sweet treats (take a peek here if you want some ideas). The December holiday season is the best, especially for baking. Chocolate, gingerbread, peppermint… Christmas flavors are some of my favorites! I’ve seen so many adorable baking creations on Instagram — from creative cakes, brownies, and chocolates. I’m more of a cookie fan, so you’ll always find…

  • Lifestyle

    2020 Holiday Gift Inspiration!

    One of my main goals when gift-giving? Gift something that the recipient will find useful. I think we’re all guilty of giving little trinkets or random items when we’re not sure what to get someone (and honestly, I’ve learned, when in doubt, just get them chocolates instead. Check this out for some ideas). When an item I gift gets a good amount of use, that’s when I know I’ve done a thoughtful job at gifting. I try to stay within a budget or aim for a price range, (aka, constantly browse the sale section), but sometimes, investing a little more for something that the recipient will truly appreciate and use…

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    Food,  Lifestyle

    5 Seattle Businesses to Shop At During the Holidays | Sweet Tooth Edition

    Have you started shopping for holiday presents yet? Normally, I tend to wait until the last minute to shop for presents, but given this year the holidays are going to look a little different, I wanted to plan ahead to make sure my gifts will arrive in time. One of my goals when buying gifts is to be thoughtful and intentional. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t consider myself a good gift giver. I extensively go back and forth on my ideas for weeks… that’s probably why I end up getting them at the last minute. One factor to consider is how to support small and/or local businesses. It’s so…