Friday, December 29, 2017

Eating Healthy in 2018 with Evergreens

First of all, we have some exciting news... we are pregnant!!! Due July 2018, so I really want to focus on eating healthy as my goal for 2018. I am guilty of being too busy to eat healthy, but I'm working hard to change my habits! At home I do some simple things like smoothies my toddler and I have with breakfast. I also love making different quinoa salads for lunches. I like to keep a lot of fresh produce in the house so we remember to eat our fruits and veggies!

A big help for me is having a great place to grab a healthy meal for myself and my son Eli when I'm out running errands or just want to grab some food on the go! Evergreens has been one of my favorite spots and I can honestly say I crave their salads! I found them when I worked in downtown Seattle at Nordstrom Corporate. They were right next door, and I made that my place to eat out when I didn't pack a lunch.

So if you live in the Seattle area, check this link to find one near you evergreens.com/locations I love to shop at U Village, so that is probably the location I visit the most, but they are opening more closer to where I live on the East Side. They just opened their first in Bellevue. Eli and I just went to check it out last week.

My favorite salad (Eli will also eat) is the El Sombrero with Chicken, and recently, I was just introduced to the Spicy + Kale Caesar with Chicken, which is also AMAZING! They make the salads or wraps right in front of you so you can totally customize any salad how you would like it.

U Village Location



Ask for your dressing on the side and take it home to eat! 



New Bellevue Location.








They also featured me on their website, link here



Xoxo,

Sasha


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Oregon Wine Weekend Getaway

Hi all!

It's been awhile since I did an actual blog post. I have a fun one to get the ball rolling again! :) We did a fun little Oregon Wine Weekend Getaway this past weekend, so I wanted to share what we did, where we did wine tastings and of course what I wore!

What I packed. 



Road trip from Seattle to the Portland area was a little long so we made an ice cream stop along the way and let Eli run around for a few. 


His outfits are from our shop of course. ;) mintedmethodshop.com

We stayed at Hotel Oregon in McMinnville, Oregon. Super cute historical hotel in the downtown area. Surrounded by wine tasting rooms and restaurants. They were totally family friendly. 


The first day was mostly us driving from Seattle so we took a few minutes to get energy out of Eli in the room before heading to dinner.

Hotel Oregon has the coolest rooftop restaurant! Great way to watch the sunset. 


I would like to share this tee because I got SO many people complimenting it on my Instagram stories and asking where it is from. I have another ripped tee, but is linen and not that cozy. This one from Tobi.com is like the softest tee you can get. Such a good basic! 

First day we grabbed breakfast at the hotel, in fact we ate breakfast there both days because it was AMAZING. 

Let Eli run around and explore downtown since the Wineries didn't open until 11am. 



Had to stop to admire the tile work, I think Eli was impressed. 


Of course starting off the day with loads of coffee. And isn't this the BEST dress for a day of wine tasting! I wanted to dress up a little because the wineries are so fancy, dress is also from Tobi.com

First winery and favorite was Stoller Family Estate. It was in the hills, beautiful property, great staff and of course amazing wine! We ended up loving the Chardonnay the most, so we brought a bottle of that home with us.   





This place was Eli's favorite for sure. He was running around and climbing on the lawn chairs. AND he wasn't the only toddler! 

We spent a few hours here because we just didn't want to leave! 

We had time for one more winery before they closed at 4 so we went to Domaine Serene. I didn't get any photos, but this place was super fancy. I suggest calling ahead to make reservations if you want a table outside. We did think they had the best Pinot Noir that we tasted all weekend! 

The next day we stopped at Domaine Drouhin, that has a french wine maker. The property was gorgeous! 


The trip was short, but so fun. Love this adult activity you can do with a toddler on your hip!! Can't wait to plan another wine weekend.

XOXO, Sasha

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Photo Session with Seattle Photographer Amanda Nour Azarpour

Photo Session with Seattle Photographer Amanda Nour Azarpour

Very happy with how these photos turned out! If you are in the Seattle area and need some family photos, I would highly recommend Amanda! Click the link at the end to get ahold of her.







































Thank you Amanda! 
Instagram: @amanda.az