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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What is Galentine’s Day? And why do we eat waffles?

Today is Galentine’s day. “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation, NBC show. Leslie Knope was played by Amy Poehler. What is Galentine’s Day? Galentine’s Day came from Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, on the NBC show Parks and Recreation where she claimed the day before Valentine’s Day as a day to celebrate your girlfriends.  These are the friends who are there for you on good days and bad.  Spend time with friends or if you have previous plans today, call

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Valentine’s Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is coming up and we have put together some of our favorite date ideas for the holiday or any other time you are looking for date night suggestions. Paint Night.  Visit a paint night where you sip wine and paint.  All levels of artists are welcome at these outings as there is an instructor leading the class.  It can be a special time where you are doing something new together.  There are usually offers available on Groupon in multiple areas. Ice Skating.  Why not?  Indoor or outdoor ice skating rinks are a great outing during this winter holiday. 

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Healthier Options for Game Day Appetizers

Traditional football and game day food recipes transformed into Healthier Game Day Recipes. Lately we have been thinking about ways to improve our daily habits for healthier  lifestyles.  With the SuperBowl and ProBowl coming up, we wanted to be able to partake in game day the traditional way by eating but not having the guilt after. We have reviewed our current game day menus and realized that they would not do.  We have searched and located recipes that are fresh options for traditional game day appetizers.  Try these Healthier Game Day Recipes and let us know your favorite or share your

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Summer Essentials – Our Summer Must Haves

The summer is long from over. As we are enjoying the weather and activities that come with this season, we wanted to list our summer essentials and must haves here for our readers. Summer usually means sunny skies and warm weather especially in the northwest.  With the temperatures rising, pool floats have become very popular.  From flamingos and swans to donuts and pineapple floats.  The pool and seashore has become very colorful this year with an array of brightly colored options.  Also very popular and a favorite of ours is frozen treats.  Popsicle recipes are popping up all over and recipes are not

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming and will be here before we know it.  We were thinking about items that would celebrate mom and to make her feel as special as we think she is.  There are lots of price ranges that could fall into place here but most moms are looking for the thought and not necessarily the highest ticket item.  Here are some of our top picks for moms this year. Lands End Women’s Marin Botanical Scarf (Item # 469012) $29.00 A breezy, beautiful spring print to add easily to a an outfit for work, wedding or weekend. Shades of Blue Sea Glass

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Staff Reads - March

Staff Reads in March

Here are some of the current reads that our staff here at Apothederm Skin Care has on our nightstands to read this month.  Since we are post-awards shows, our minds are looking forward to the next books that are made into movies.  After perusing on the internet, we located books that have movie launch dates in 2016.  There are a few of us who are intent on reading books before we watch the movie to see which one we prefer. Cozy up with your favorite cup of coffee or tea and read on!   The Girl on the Train, by

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Staff Reads - January Square

Staff Reads in January

As we start off the New Year we are apt to try new things or make changes to our day to day.  At the Apothederm headquarters we are also inspired to read more books.  There are several book challenges that are posted on the internet but our favorite is from PopSugar 2016 Reading Challenge.  It provides a list of different types of books to read over the year and you can download a printable for our fridge or reading tablet cover here.  Whether it be for fun or for enrichment – either way it is a new year and our reading

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52 Week Challenge

WELCOME! Let us challenge you… Where: Located on Apothederm Skin Care and all our social pages.  Follow us! #52WEEKCHALLENGE When: Begins January 2016 What: Challenge yourself through the entire year to do something different each week all year long.  They may be big, small, hard or easy.  Weekly challenges will be posted on Fridays to prep for the following week.  

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Staff Reads in December

The Wall Street Journal released their list of the Top Fiction Books of 2015 last week. (http://graphics.wsj.com/best-of-the-best-books-2015/).  Our office is a compilation of people who are scientists, executives, sales people, marketing and finance employees.  Needless to say we vary greatly on what we like to read in our personal time.  Here are some of the books that we are reading as this year comes to an end.  Hopefully one of them might inspire you if you are looking for a book to read. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman  (excerpt is from Barnes and Noble) In this “charming debut”

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Staff Reads - November

What Are We Reading – November

As a way for you to get to know us a little more, we have started sharing what we are reading this month.  If we like it, then maybe you will too.  Here are some of the books that the Apothederm Skin Care staff is reading in the month of November: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Me Before You by JoJo Moyes Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Confess by Colleen Hoover Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Salt by Mark Kurlansky The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho   Read on! Come back in future months to see what else

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