Happy Thanksgiving

Best Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is here, so our minds have turned To what time has taught us, to what we’ve learned: We often focus all our thought On shiny things we’ve shopped and bought. We take our pleasure in material things, Forgetting the pleasure that friendship brings. If a lot of our stuff just vanished today, We’d see the foundation of each happy day Is special relationships, constant and true, And that’s when our thoughts go directly to you. We wish you a Thanksgiving you’ll never forget, Full of love and joy—your best one yet! By Joanna Fuchs

Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry sauce is a must have for holiday dinners. Here is our favorite recipe – enjoy! • 12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries • 1 cup sugar • Orange zest  • Lemon zest • 1 cup of water • ½ tsp of cinnamon • 1 tsp of vanilla Add all ingredients to the pan and cook over low heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are soft. This should take about 10 minutes for berries to pop and sauce thicken. Let cool for an hour. Transfer to bowl and wrap with plastic wrap or place lid on top.

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Must Have Mothers Day Gift Ideas

  Are you looking for that perfect gift for someone special this Mother’s Day? Here are some of our favorite ideas that will arrive in time for gifting on May 13th. 1 . Beach Cruiser Bicycle from Firmstrong.  The Urban Lady Beach Cruiser allows mom  to hop on and go for a ride while letting the breeze blow through her hair.  Exercise and fun are a result of this classic ride. (Price range $200 + shipping or Amazon Prime.) 2. ‘Shangri-La’ Robe by NATORI in night blue.  Gift mom the comfort and beauty of this soft robe for Mother’s Day. 

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Valentines Day – Gifts for Her

Valentine’s Day is coming up and we put together our favorite gifts for her to celebrate with the woman in your life.  Treat her to something special and thoughtful to let her know how much she means to you. Give her the traditional gift of flowers. Flowers are a traditional option for the Valentine’s Day.  Switch it up and try a different arrangement instead of roses.  Roses are beautiful but honestly they are overpriced this time of year.  Treat her to a bouquet from your local market or select a bouquet for delivery from one of out favorite flower companies,

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Valentines Day – Gifts For Men

Valentines Day is around the corner and did you have your sweetheart’s gift selected yet?  We put together our favorite’s ideas in a Valentine Gift Guide: Gifts for Men.  Happy shopping! For the man who loves to snack. The Jerky Heart from Man Creates should be listed as one of the top gifts for men this year.  Each heart shape box has 10 different packages of jerky to snack on.  Some are traditional flavors and others are out of the box flavors. This is the perfect gift to joke with him as he will think it is a heart shaped

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Hello November

We start November thinking about our favorite things about this month.  We are planning on what we will share with you about our favorite recipes, fashion and holiday celebrations. Stay tuned as November evolves and we discuss the best skin care products for this month by region and much more.

Goodbye October

We shared some of our fall favorites this month.  See all of them here.   Have you switched from your summer skin care products to fall skin care? Read our tips for fall skin care here.   A fall recipe to get cozy with.  Add this Apple Cider Doughnut Cake recipe to your menu this weekend.   XOXO October – until next year.  

Fall is finally here

It is time to embrace a new fall season.   Do you look forward to new seasons or do you long for the simplicity and nostalgic characteristics or the previous season? Every season has it’s pros and cons.  Our headquarters are located in the Pacific Northwest.  So fall brings brisk temperatures, fog, rainy moments and beautiful copper colored autumn leaves.  But some years, warm sunny skies linger longer into October.  It can be hard to embrace the beauty of fall when there is still so much summer still popping it’s head in to our day.  This year summer lingered long into

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Fall Recipe: Apple Crisp with Bourbon Soaked Raisins

Apple Crisp with Bourbon Soaked Raisins Overnight raisins: ½ c. raisins or currants 3 T. Bourbon Filling: Bourbon raisins from above 5 c. peeled, cored & sliced apples Juice of half a lemon ½ c. brown sugar 1 t. cinnamon 2 T. flour Dash of cloves Topping: ¾ c. old fashioned rolled oats ¾ c. flour ½ c. brown sugar 1 t. cinnamon ½ c. butter, room temperature ½ c. chopped walnuts Directions: Overnight Raisins:  Soak raisins in bourbon for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Filling:  Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, combine filling ingredients and mix

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National Best Friend Day – June 8th

A best friend is someone who is always there for you on good days and not so good days.  Celebrate your friendship by giving them a little something to show you care.  From now until June 9th, all orders at www.apothederm.com will include a special skin care gift to give your best friend.  A little treat for the people who help build our own villages. Read about why a close friend is so important to your wellness at Refinery29 in this article.

Tips for Setting Goals and Changing Habits

Tips for Setting Goals and Changing Habits The sun is peeking out behind the clouds here in the northwest, so we are starting to come out from under our umbrellas.  When the sun shines, we tend to start thinking “summer” even if it is 60 degrees outside.  With summer, comes more fitting clothes and peeling away the rain jackets and jeans from the last several months. At the office, we have taken a turn towards changing bad habit to be more healthy.  Each of us in our own way has taken on a challenge towards a healthier self.  Whether it is

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