Who’s ready for Halloween Costumes?

They appear out of nowhere. One minute you walk into a sports store and the next, there it is- a Halloween costume shop. Here’s a list of where they’re at around Westside:

Near Safeway
2605 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Near Target & Best Buy
2760 NW Town Center Dr
Hillsboro, OR 97006
Former Storables
3195 SW Cedar Hill Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
Former Orchard Supply Hardware
10860 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Former Office Depot
7255 SW Dartmouth Rd
Tigard, OR 97223
What are you going to be for Halloween?

There is nothing better than a good pen

Alright I’m going to admit it, I’m an office supply snob.  I absolutely love going into office supply stores and looking at all the amazing goodness that they have.  The best part is finding the most amazing pen EVER!  You know the ones I’m talking about right?  The ones that if someone were to steal it you’d be really mad.  When I worked at the elementary school I taped flowers to my pens so that they wouldn’t walk off, that’s how much I love a good pen.  And when said pen can be combined with beautiful artistry it’s truly a win win.  And that’s exactly what this week’s local Etsy shop of the week does.

I’d like to introduce you to Custom Story Pens which is owned by Hillsboro resident Don Osborn.  Don’s pens are truly one of a kind.  He has pens that have been created using wine barrels, that look like a gear shift, use a 50 caliber bullet and so much more.  I personally feel that Don’s pens would make a great holiday gift for that hard to buy for person in your life.

Are you looking to make your IOS aesthetic look amazing?

Alright I’m an Apple junkie.  I love all of their products so when IOS 14 came out and I saw on TikTok that you could change your aesthetic I was sooooo excited.  What I wasn’t excited about was taking 3 hours to make it what I wanted like some people were.  Friends, as you know I’m a Realtor® and time = money.  So what’s a girl to do????  Etsy baby!  There are so many amazing creators out there and you are sure to find an aesthetic that is right for you, and this week’s Etsy business of the week may be able to help you out.

It’s Blush Created located here in Hillsboro, Oregon and the woman behind the vision of some pretty amazing products is Brooke Atwell.  She has some of the cutest Boho inspired aesthetics as well as Instagram Highlight icons.   Now if those items aren’t up your alley she’s got some other amazing products for you too.  From stickers to super cute stickers that you can use in your Instagram Stories to make them cute.  She also has cute quote packs that you can use on Instagram too.  If Instagram isn’t your jam never fear she has also created some AMAZING digital prints that are perfect for you or to give as gifts.

I also love that she does blog post signatures, business cards and so much more.  Brooke truly makes some beautiful items that are sure to help you stand out from the pack on Instagram, your blog or home.

Fall Means Apples and Pumpkins and so much more

IMG_0454Fall is in the air and honestly we live in one of the most amazing places to enjoy this season.  As I drive around the area for work I truly enjoy seeing the fall foliage and pumpkin patches as they prepare for the season.

There are so many amazing activities too.  From hitting up the ever popular Roloff Farms in Helvetia to enjoying one more last warm day at Sauvie Island there is something for every one to enjoy.

The Red Tricycle has a list of 32 amazingly fun things that you can do during this time of year.  And if you live in the Hillsboro area be sure to check out their fall activities guide to learn about some fun activities that the Hillsboro Parks and Rec Department has going on.

I hope that you find something fun to go out and enjoy.

All You Need is Love……and A Dog!

hiveboxx-deX-KChuboY-unsplashWho loves those fun signs with all the cute sayings?  I totally love them especially the really funny ones like 10 out of 10 would Poop here again that can be found in some folks half bathrooms.  If you love these types of signs too then this week’s Local Etsy Business of the Week is for you…….

Dreamers & Doers.

Dreamers & Doers is located in Hillsboro, Oregon and they create sassy, fun, relatable prints!  She’s got so many cute designs that feature country music, dogs, cats, or a meaningful quote she’s got something for everyone on your gift list.

One of the things that I really love is that the prints are downloadable which means you get to really customize it to your decor or the decor of the person you are giving it to.  The prints are great for birthdays, holidays or closing gifts and will look fantastic in any room of in your home.