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?

 

 

 

With Love, From PDX

There is something truly special about being able to give that hard to shop for person on your list a unique and special gift that reflects where you’re from.  That is exactly what this week’s local small business With Love, From PDX will help you do.

Owned by the beautiful Inger, who also curates the fabulous gift boxes, With Love, From PDX combines her passion for the community and the fabulous locally-made goods you can find in Portland to make her gifts.  By doing so she is able to help support over 75 other local small businesses.  She launched her company in 2015 and her website makes it easy for you to curate a gift perfect for the person receiving it.

With Portland being such a diverse, innovative, creative community Inger can truly find some unique gifts.  It doesn’t matter if the person you are shopping for is into wine, snacks or loves things to bring a unique flair to their kitchen there is something that everyone will love.  My Copy of May 2020 Graphics  (1) copy 5

 

I Love Unique Jewelry…

I am that person on your gift list that LOVES unique jewelry.  I do not want to wear something that I’m going to see on every other person out there.  Case in point on year for Mother’s Day my daughter bought me T-Rex earrings from Coach because I saw them in the store and fell in love.  Plus how many people are going to wear T-Rex earrings.  Hmmmm maybe I need a T-Rex costume to go with them?  That’s a whole nother story.

So since I love unique jewelry I love to find local artists who make amazing jewelry to give to those hard to shop for women on my gifts list.  We all have them, the ones that have everything.  Therefore when I found this week’s Local Etsy Shop of the week I knew I had to share.  It is Asakawa Silver located in Hillsboro, OR.  I am more than a little bit obsessed with the bee earrings.

The owner/artist is Monte Gueber and he takes his inspiration for the unique pieces he creates from the world around us.  From beautiful butterflies to honeycombs there is certainly a unique piece of jewelry for someone on your gifts list.

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.