Who Doesn’t Love A Picnic….Especially When You Don’t Have to Do Anything?

I have always loved the thought of going on a picnic.  What I haven’t loved is the thought of planning it and packing all the stuff to go and do it.  It’s probably why I’m soooo obsessed with this week’s hot spot of the week’s Instagram Feed – Picnics With Elegance

Picnics With Elegance is the brain child of it’s founder the beautiful Kelly.  She loves making people feel special and has a background in non-profits and event planning.

It doesn’t matter what you are celebrating there is a picnic choice for you.  Here’s a few of the ways you can celebrate with a picnic:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Baby Shower
  • Birthday Parties
  • Engagements
  • Anniversary
  • Weekend Brunch with Your BFFs
  • First Date

Now I know what you’re thinking we live in Oregon so a picnic is going to be seasonal or what if it looks like it might rain?  Never fear Picnics with Elegance has a portable, weather proof pod for those types of days.

I know you’re wondering what exactly is included in a picnic right?  Here’s some of what you can expect:

  • One stop shop for the perfect picnic
  • Event Set Up
  • Table Decor
  • Place Settings
  • Floral Arrangements
  • Food
  • Take Down
  • Personal Hostess
  • Cell Phone Pictures
  • Personalized Touches

So what do you need to do?  Provide a date, time and theme.  They do have add ons available at an additional charge.

Packages start at around $250.00 and a picnic is typically 1.5 to 2 hours in length. Be sure to check out their website for more detailed information.

So my only question is how are you going to use a picnic to celebrate?

 

 

 

Yep, I Admit it I get Botox.

Yes friends, I admit it, I get botox, much to my husbands dismay.  He can’t understand why on earth I would want to inject botulism into my body.  The reason is that yes, the older I’ve gotten the more the fine lines and wrinkles have bothered me.  I am not going to lie for many years botox was something I wanted to do but was afraid to, until one day my friend had a botox party.  At the time she owned a waxing studio and invited me.  It’s at this party that I met Katherine Foster who put me at ease.  She answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable getting those first injections. (Katherine uses Xeomin)

This experience is why her business, Skin by Katherine is my business/hot spot of the week.  Since that initial appointment I have continued to receive botox injections from her.  One of the things that I find so interesting about botox is that the longer you continue with the treatment the longer you are able to go in between treatments as the muscles have a memory.  I feel like I look more rested and can tell when it’s time to go in for treatment.

Katherine treats patients at the Contour Chiropractic offices in North Plains, OR.  She’s a registered nurse so you know you’re in good hands with her.  In addition to botox treatments Katherine also offers the following services:

Skin care consultation service

PDO Threads

Chemical Peels/Masks

Micro Needling with HA Serum

Dermal Planing

Dermal Fillers

Spider Vein Removal

Yes, I know that some of you may be surprised that I admit to getting botox treatments.  I feel that it’s important to show that it’s okay to take steps to help with those fine lines and wrinkles.  If it makes you feel better than that’s great.

Love Board Games and More??????

It seems like finding a store dedicated to board games, role play games, trading card games, etc can be hard to find.  It’s certainly not something you find on every corner right?  If you have a love for these types of games then you will love this week’s hot spot of the week, Rune & Board in Hillsboro.

Owned by Nick and Sadie who both have a love for board games.  Sadie is a Dungeons & Dragons fan, and has been playing different editions of the game for over 30 years.  Nick has a love for board and card games, which he has been playing for over 30 years as well.  Along the way he found he had a passion for magic so you will find some magic items in their store.  Nick also loves to play euro and role play games as well.

If those types of games are not your jam never fear as they also have Legos, puzzles and educational games.  There’s honestly something for everyone at their store.

When we aren’t under COVID restrictions they do host events at their store.  If you would like to go into the store and play they are taking reservations for parties of no more than four with a minimum $5 purchase per person.  Great way to get to see your friends and have some fun.

To stay up to date on what’s happening be sure to follow their blog. Rune & Board is located at 238 SE Washington Street in Hillsboro.  If you are traveling to their store via Max or bus the nearest stop is Hillsboro Central/SE 3rd TC Max Station.  Their hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 12 – 7 PM and Sunday 12 – 5 PM.

The Days Are Longer Why Not Grab a Brew……

This time of year makes you just want to be outside so you can enjoy the weather, and maybe a cold brew.  This week’s hot spot of the week is a place that you can do just that, Ambacht Brewing

Located in Hillsboro, Oregon Ambacht Brewing is Oregon’s only brewery without an IPA.  Ambacht strives to create American Ales inspired by Belgian brewing.  Their tap room is open from 12-5 PM Thursday through Sunday for you to enjoy a brew.

You are able to bring food in with you and your floof to enjoy their outdoor seating.  You’re also able to grab bottles or have your growler filled.  If you are a cherry fan you’ll want to check out two of their newer brews as they are their cherriest brews to date – Ambacht Pie Cherry Pale and. Ambacht Pie Cherry Dark.

The next time you’re looking for a brew or want to share something local with a friend from out of town hit up Ambacht.  They’re located at 1060 NE 25th, Suite B in Hillsboro.

Have you visited Garden Frog Nursery?

If you were to drive by Garden Frog Nursery in Hillsboro you might just keep on driving based off of it’s looks and location.  Let me assure you that looks can certainly be deceiving.  Garden Frog is basically right across the street from Lowes and Home Depot.  It’s got the appearance of being some place that wouldn’t have a whole lot of options, yet they really do.

We like to go their to get our seed potatoes each year, and of course to look around.  I love that they have lots of different plants as well as cute pots and items for your yard.  The people who work their are knowledgeable as well.

In addition to plants they also provide landscape design services and can help you figure out landscaping, hardscaping, lighting and irrigation.  They also provide delivery services.

Something that I find really nice since I’ve got a black thumb (my husband takes care of all of our plants) is that they have a section on their website dedicated to plant care and information  It’s especially handy if you’re just getting into gardening too.

So if you’re out taking a tour of local nurseries this spring to see what each of them has be sure to stop by Garden Frog.