Holiday Gifting

I love buying the perfect gifts for friends and family! Jeff and I try to avoid Black Friday but we usually do stop at the Fred Meyer sock sale. Half price socks! We love it. I partnered with Fred Meyer to pick out gifts and stocking stuffers, here are a handful of my suggestions. 

Items I love to give {and receive!}

Argyle Bubbles, love to find local sparkling wine and bring as a hostess gift
Red wine, another great hostess gift
Champagne re-cork just in case you don't finish that bottle of bubbles
Copper mugs for moscow mules {I'll learn how to make them one day}
Large camping mugs for the coffee and tea lovers
Stumptown Cold Brew, always good to have in the fridge
Steven Smith Tea, my favorite kinds and Meadow and Lord Bergamot
Justin's peanut butter cups, always
Cozy Scarf, for these cold days
And of course, greenery to add to the packages tied up with string

What are your favorite items to give?

Friendsgiving at Lena's Kitchen

A few weeks ago I attended a Friendsgiving hosted by Lena's Kitchen Blog and it was everything I hoped it would be. Beautiful, delicious, cozy, welcoming, and did I mention delicious? 

Lena worked with White Pepper, who I love, and Fred Meyer, who I also love, to create this beautiful Friendsgiving. Vanessa from Tribes and Pines created the beautiful eucalyptus and olive branch garlands. 

Thank you to all sponsors involved.

Olive Oil from Red Ridge Farms
Salt and honeysticks from Jacobsen Salt and Bee Local
Izze drinks
Formosa Hot Sauce
Bull Run Distillery Vodka and Whiskey
Raft syrups for cocktails
The BItter Housewife bitters for cocktails
Commonwealth plates and glasses
Portland Apron Company
Rachel Jacobson Calligraphy
The Modern Proper linen napkins
Of Hand Studio small ceramics

Photos by Aaron Lee Photography