12.19.2014

My Top 5(ish) #Seattle Event Picks, Week of 12/19/14

With the holidays in full swing, here are some of my favorite events, deals and other festive things to do in Seattle this weekend & the coming week!

Featured events:

NOMZ

12.17.2014

On 2.5 Years of Freelancing

When I decided to start freelancing over two and a half years ago, I had no idea what I was getting into. I just knew I had to do it. Working for yourself is the most freeing job you can ever have - if you're willing to work the hardest you ever have in your life for it! It's also the one professional move you can make that will teach you more about yourself, about others and about life than anything else. The great thing about freelancing is that it's always there if you decide to do it. While I wrap up my first round of life as a freelancer, here are a few of the best - and hardest - lessons I've learned:

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12.12.2014

Lovin' On NYC's Love Grace Juice

As you know, I am always down for a good green juice. I start every day with a For the Glow workout followed by a homemade green smoothie, and sometimes I'll have them for dinner if I'm not feeling up for a full meal. Juices and smoothies are the quickest way to get your nutrients from greens and superfoods in - and when done right, they're a delicious treat too!

Love Grace juices smoothies

12.11.2014

My Top 5(ish) #Seattle Event Picks, Week of 12/11/14

With the holidays in full swing, here are some of my favorite events, deals and other festive things to do in Seattle this weekend & the coming week!

Featured events:

Badwill Market 2014
The beloved Badwill Market is back! Osiris pulled together an incredible list of vendors this year. Pop by after Sunday brunch!

12.10.2014

Presenting the Fresh Jess MakrBox! (+ Giveaway!)

Far and away the best thing about Fresh Jess is being able to give some really cool independents and small businesses a platform to shine. Whether it's an event, a custom top, a mixtape, many giveaways or just a fun "check this out," my blog lives for these creatives. MakrBox has given me another stellar opportunity to feature some of my favorite things made by some of my favorite local talents. I present to you, the Fresh Jess MakrBox!

Fresh Jess MakrBox

12.08.2014

Fresh Jess Loves Ampersand as Apostrophe (+ Giveaway!)

The gifts just keep on comin' from Fresh Jess this holiday season!

Last month, I had the honor of hanging out with Jessica (owner) and Mady (production assistant) in the Ampersand as Apostrophe studio. I love meeting small biz owners, and what a treat to see Jess in her element. Amidst giant rolls of leather hides and shelves full of chains of all kinds, we talked bags, business and life. Ampersand as Apostrophe is one of the most coveted bag brands on ShopBop, Revolve and boutiques across the world. We're so lucky to have Jess and AasA based right here in the Emerald City!

In the studio

12.05.2014

Happy Holidays! 50% off Richer Poorer & Pointe Studio Socks!

My friend Vince is here to hook you up, because who doesn't love a good sale? Or socks?

This code is good sitewide at Richer Poorer and Pointe Studio. Happy sock shopping!


12.04.2014

My Top 5(ish) #Seattle Event Picks, Week of 12/4/14

With the holidays in full swing, here are some of my favorite events, deals and other festive things to do in Seattle this weekend & the coming week!

Featured events:
Go have a boozy hot chocolate at Oddfellows. I mean, LOOK AT IT
Meatless Mondays is also still going strong at Oddfellows and its sister restaurants, Tallulah's and Smith!

12.01.2014

A Big List of Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday seems kinda silly to me considering many of us spend a lot of time online and probably do most of our holiday shopping there no matter what day it is. The word 'cyber' itself is so outdated and cringe-worthy! Anyway, treat yourself and your loved ones to some deals from this select list of rewardStyle retailers:

11.29.2014

Support Small Biz: Seattle Holiday Pop-Ups & Markets

If there's one thing to be excited about this season, it's supporting your local (and maybe not local) small business owners. You've gotta have a lot of heart, willpower and a strong backbone to run a small business, and for that I salute you. You continue to be the lifeblood of Fresh Jess!

I have never seen so many Seattle indie markets and pop-ups in any one holiday season, and I felt this list merited its own blog post. These are in somewhat chronological order; follow the links below to find more information on vendors and entertainment at each show.

I'm looking forward to checking as many of these out as I possibly can!