jennibost jennibost

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Jenni  I'm a blogger/writer/designer/stylist living in Portland, OR with my husband and our two sons.

http://www.awellcraftedparty.com/

When you talk so much that you forget to take a picture until you're walking out the door= a great double date night. Also, am I like 25? I just went on a great kid-free double date. Makes me feel young again. 😂 Thanks @thisbeautifulday for a great evening with good conversation and fantastic food and beverages. Thanks @runwithtongs for the recommendation for @nobonesbeachclub - we missed you! .
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#datenight #tiki #vegan #pdxeats #pdxvegan #pdxtiki

My very first #BabyBootCamp is in the books. Tired and realizing that I'm wayyyy out of shape, but I feel great and am excited about going back next week. .
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#babybootcampbeaverton #feelingtheburn #workit #workitmama #ouch

Do you watch the Oscars each year? I used to. I LOVED them. However, since having kids I just don't have any time to watch all the movies and get into it the way I used to do. Nowadays I wait until the day after and watch clips, check out the attire, and make a list of movies I should try to check out eventually. However, if I were having an Oscar Party this year then this popcorn would absolutely be on the menu. The salty and sweet combo of this Peanut Butter Honey Flavored Popcorn would be a fun treat while watching the show.

Do you watch the Oscars? What is your favorite part?
#Oscars2017 #Popcorn #oscarparty #Oscars

Got my shirt in the mail and had to wear right away. If you see me tomorrow, yes, I'm wearing the shirt I wore yesterday. ;) #shepersisted

#ad I personally wouldn't have really given any thought to having a margarita today... you know, in the middle of winter... but, I found out that today is #NationalMargaritaDay ! I love a good excuse to celebrate. It was also a great excuse to pull out the @tresagaves tequila and margarita mix. Simple and tasty. It truly felt like a glimpse of summer on a rainy and cold February day.
Happy Margarita Day to you! .
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#OnTheBlog #LinkInBio #Margarita #TresAgaves #Tequila Cocktail Recipe: Perfect Margarita http://www.awellcraftedparty.com/2017/02/22/cocktail-recipe-perfect-margarita/

Is it strange that I was more excited about meeting Abby and Elmo than my son? Ha! He loved dancing to the music and playing on #seseamestreet today at @washingtonsq - #Elmo and #Abby are here all day with the #kisforkindness tour.

I've been fortunate over the years to have great friends in my life. In high school I had a small group of girl friends that I hung out with nearly every day. Some of those ladies are still in my life today even though we live so far away. They saw the drama that came with my teenage years and still want to know me. That feels like a huge win in my book. In college I had another set of girl friends who dealt with my messy habits and my extreme work hours. They partied with me until dawn and slept all day on the beach with me the next day. They also introduced me to my husband and were witness to our blossoming relationship. Now I am blessed with close girl friends who have been there through thick and thin (and not just my waist size!) and who I consider family. They witness my move from carefree adult to mother of two. I also have a set of friends who challenge me and inspire me in my blog, in my activism, in my goals, and in my relationships. Honestly, if I get down to it... I'm one very lucky lady.
I do believe that friendship is what you put into it. Sometimes, I fail at giving to some of my relationships. Every now and again, I get it right. If you are feeling thankful for your friends and want to do something nice then I've created some free printables for Valentine's Day and beyond. I hope you are able to tell someone that you love them very much this Valentine's Day. I also hope all my friends out there know how much YOU mean to ME! Know you are loved. .
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#ValentinesDayPrintables #Friendship #VDayGifts #VdayGiftIdea #valentinesdaygift #Valentines #Galentines #HeresToMyLadies #OnTheBlog #LinkInProfile

Life and world events have caused me to draw back a lot lately. I have really been struggling to not just hide in a huddled heap on the floor or just lose myself in another Netflix binge. I know I'm not alone in this and I know that this isn't the first nor the last time I'll experience these feelings of loss, disbelief, exhaustion, anger, and so on... I've been learning a lot about myself and my limits. I've been learning a lot about the importance of self-care and the importance of friends. When asked to do a Valentine's Day party idea for Afternoon Live my first thought was to do a fun, powerful ladies night. But, likely due to the timing of the death of my grandmother, I just couldn't come up with anything that got me excited until I fell onto the idea of celebrating the women in my life with a little self-care opportunity. Thus, a Valentine's Day Spa Lunch was born. These rose scented, and shaped, hot towels are one of my favorite details of the party. They are so easy to do but add so much to the whole relaxing vibe and to the party decor. How to and more spa party tips are #OnTheBlog . .
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#ValentinesDay #LinkinProfile #SpaParty #selfcare #treatyoself #treatyourself #roses #ladiesnight #ladieslunch #valentinesdayparty

Today I celebrated #ValentinesDay a little early with some tasty sparkling Rose' and a spa party how to on #katuafternoonlive - check it out at: http://katu.com/afternoon-live/lifestyle-health/valentines-day-spa-lunch

Free printables on the blog! .
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#ontheblog #LookMaImOnTV #LookMaImOnTVAgain #valentinesdayparty #PartyTips #sparklingwine #spaday

I've been quiet this week due to feeling overwhelmed and under prepared for the world problems and my own personal problems... And then of course those that cross lines. Last week I had plans for this week that included planning for the future, meeting new people, and opportunities to stand for what I believe in. Instead I got a gut punch in the middle of the week and am now flying home for a funeral. I've sort of been on a rollercoaster of emotion. I've almost been thankful for being able to grieve and not think as much on the things that have occupied my mind of late. Grief as respite. It's strange. Gah. Anyways, homeward bound. .
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#pdxcarpet #grief #ramblings #life

This is one of those days that I love to celebrate. It is a simple observance that a handful of people pay attention to, but to those that love that one little thing... it is such a fun little highlight. Today is #NationalPopcornDay and a perfect excuse for whipping up a tasty sweet or salty (or, hey, both!) treat and cuddle with loved ones in front of a favorite show or movie this evening. This Peanut Butter Honey Flavored Popcorn recipe is super easy and takes only about 10 minutes to make. Plus-- honey and peanut butter? YES PLEASE. What is your favorite type of popcorn? Tell me all about it! I need another treat to celebrate tonight!
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#ontheblog #popcorn #flavoredpopcorn #recipe #pdxeats #tastytreats #movieandpopcorn #instagood #foodstagram #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #f52gram #bhgfood #thekitchn

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