Holiday Stress Got you Down?

My Copy of May 2020 Graphics  (1) copy 5OK this is one of the more stressful times of  year.  We are preparing to gather with family and celebrate the holidays, and this year it feels more stressful than others because of COVID.  It just feels like there are more decisions that need to be made. Do we travel?  Do we have people over?  Do we do holidays via Zoom?  How do we keep everyone safe?  It’s enough to make your head spin which is why taking some me time is important, and you’ll be able to do that with this week’s local business of the week, Karma Day Spa & Salon.

Karma is located in downtown Forest Grove and I first learned of about them from my friend who was my personal trainer at the time.  She had the most amazing nails so I decided to give them a try because I’m a sucker for getting my nails done.  Now they don’t only do nails friends.  They’re sort of a one stop shop for all of your beauty needs in Forest Grove.  They offer hair styling services, facials, waxing, massage, lashes/brows, spray tan and make up application

I honestly love their location.  It’s super cute and I love that it’s close to Pacific University.  There’s something about being in that quaint college town that takes me back to my own college experience.  If you are looking for a great place that doesn’t take you into downtown Portland then you really should give Karma a try.

Ready for a new hairdo?

They say that anytime a woman goes through a major change in her life she changes her hair.  I know for me that’s been true to some extent.  I also know that as the holidays approach many of us want to look our best even if we won’t be attending a ton of holiday parties this year.  So last week I introduced you to my fave place to go get your wax on at and this week I’m sharing where Revival Studios will be moving to come December…..Glam House Salon in Hillsboro.

Glam House Salon was established in 2017 and provides high quality beauty services to the Greater Portland Metro area.  Hillary Lemmon is the owner of Glam House.  She specializes in advanced hair color and extensions.  She loves to see the transformation her clients make when changing up their hair.  She has been in the industry for 10 years and is always expanding her knowledge through continuing to educate herself.  Her goal is to always bring new and exciting things to the salon.  This is her dream job as she’s dreamed of doing hair and owning her own salon since she was in the third grade.  There are two other hair stylists in addition to Hillary as well as three lash artists/estheticians.  Honestly if I wasn’t already in a fully committed relationship with my hair stylist for over 10 years I’d totally get my hair done here.

Be sure to check out all of the amazing hairstyles they have created on Instagram and Facebook!

 

Time To Get Your Scare On!!!

Halloween is Saturday and one of the big Halloween events is Haunted Houses.  I know they’ll look different this year but here is a list of some amazing Portland area Haunted Houses that you can check out and get your scare on:

The Fear PDX

ScareGrounds PDX

13th Door Haunted PDX

Creatures of the Night

Sauvie Island Haunted Corn Maze

Please note that many of these haunted houses do require tickets to get in because of COVID and some of them are close to selling out for this weekend.  Hopefully you’ll be able to find somewhere to get your scare on at.

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.

Welcome to Cornelius, Oregon!

This city of Cornelius is full of a rich history.  It’s history begins long before it was incorporated into a city thanks to the arrival of the railroad.  It should be noted that the railroad played a big part in the beginnings of several other cities on the Westside of the Portland Metro area as well, North Plains, Forest Grove and Banks to name a few.   While the railroad helped to bring folks to the west many of the settlers to the area faced the hardships that came with traveling along the Oregon Trail.

The City of Cornelius is named after one of those successful settlers, T.R. Cornelius.   He settled in to the Tualatin Valley and upon hearing about the Whitman massacre joined the Washington County Volunteers where he fought with them in five battles.  As the need for volunteers decreased Mr. Cornelius moved to California to follow the gold rush.

As a Sgt. he returned to Oregon and was was promoted to Captain, eventually becoming a Colonel of the Washington County Company D after the retirement of Colonel Nesmith.  At the conclusion of the Indian War Col. Cornelius spent 20 years working in the Territorial Legislature.  At the end of his time with the Territorial Legislature in 1871 he returned to the 1,300 acre farm that he had built over the years.  His farm housed a grain warehouse, two sawmills, a grocery store, creamery as well as several homes and barns that stretched across the 1,300 acres.

During this time Ben Holladay was building a railroad depot that was going to house the post office and telegraph office in an area known as Free Orchards.  Farmers in the area began to enjoy the railroad depot and Cornelius’ warehouse.  Farmers would line their wagons up all throughout the day to unload the grain into the warehouse as it waited to be shipped.  In later years everyone in the town agreed that the town should be named in honor of T.R. Cornelius to recognize the many contributions he made that allowed the community to develop.

The City of Cornelius was incorporated in the spring of 1893 and the first Council meeting was held on May 5, 1893.  Folks today enjoy living in Cornelius for it’s close proximity to Forest Grove and Hillsboro in addition to the average price of homes in Cornelius being in.  It allows for small town living close to it all.