J’adore #57


It's been awhile since I have done a straight-up old school style J'adore (you have to go back to Dec 2013 for #56!) and in the spirit of the recently resurrected Saturday Six, I am returning to some classic Misadventures with Andi series posts! Also since all my series badges have my old look and feel I will have to make due with playing around with Canva (I am totally addicted) until I have new … [Read more...]

J’adore – GemShare


We make thousands of decisions every day. We walk around with our network on our smartphones every day. There are millions of apps out there, dozens launched every day. What if you could tap into your network to help you make decisions via one of those apps? I think that is exactly what GemShare has in mind. What is GemShare? GemShare is an app that allows you to create your own … [Read more...]

J’adore – Mary’s Secret Ingredients


I am a big fan of local, seasonal artisanal food products.  It is a way of supporting small business, the farming and food community and a wonderful way to explore new edibles!  I was really pleased when Mary's Secret Ingredients extended an invitation to try out her summer box. What I love about Mary's Secret Ingedients is not only does Mary Frances source great products but she also creates a … [Read more...]

J’adore – Nomaders


Find your own heroes. Even better, make them local. But what about when you travel? What does a local hero look like then? Your local hero probably looks slightly different than what mine would be. And given that everyone has a unique perspective on what they are looking for when visiting a new city, its no wonder that most tours start beginning to feel a little generic. And who … [Read more...]

J’adore – AFAR Experience Seattle Edition


After a magnificent morning exploring the MOHAI in Seattle, the AFAR Experiences group headed to a very special venue, a artisan popup shop called "Our Material World" curated exclusively for us by Laura Sullivan Cassidy, Seattle Met's style editor.  Seattle Met is a really great Seattle magazine that covers just about everything you would need to know, but I love their food and local culture … [Read more...]

J’adore – Paperless Post


I have been participating in the Month of Letters challenge which has been a lot of fun, and it has been a reminder of the simple things it life, but it is not practical with my lifestyle. I am constantly over-committed and with my mission to REFINE my activities and efforts, electronic cards and invitations are my method of choice. Also, I realized that for many of the people I interact with … [Read more...]

J’adore #56


It is getting down to the wire for Christmas gifts - there are certainly a lot to choose from.  Sales everywhere, online and off.  Great gift guides to help you choose just the right gift for the last folks on your list.  I have been participating in several holiday giveaways in the hopes you might win a few gadgets or cash to get let your holiday stretch a little further. As I travel the in … [Read more...]

J’adore #55


I am not going to say the holiday season is the season of drinking, but it is certainly the time of year that extra indulging takes place. So I thought I'd use this J'adore to share a few items that might help you with all the extra celebrating you will be doing this time of year! Labeled as the "the first daily multivitamin for healthy people who drink alcohol" Drinkwel (created by 2 UC … [Read more...]

J’adore #54


Two weeks in a row, I know.....I am on a roll! With the holiday season approaching there are tons of really fun products out there, all catching my eye as I travel across the interwebs.  Makes it easy to write J'adore posts! I am not one for traditional photo frames.  I have none on my desk at work and only one in our entire house.  I just saw this Polaroid frame tea bag on PhotoJoJo and to … [Read more...]

J’adore #53


I am not a big shopper which is why I tend to do virtual shopping, and if I can buy something online I will. J'adore is my way of collecting the things I think are cool, things I spot in my online travels. From time to time I do actually buy a few things and share what I like. My tendency is to buy from small locally-owned businesses, women-owned if I can, so by sharing a little about them … [Read more...]