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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    A Look Back.



Snowy Seattle.

We woke up yesterday to a rare blanket of snow, and schools cancelled all across the area!  This is our second snow of the year, which is such a treat – it has been years since it snowed in the city! 

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I grabbed my real camera for once, to snap some pictures of the snow before most people had ventured out of the house yet.  I know some of you live in snowy places and see your neighborhoods like this for months on end, but wow – it took my breath away!

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The kids were stoked for a snow day, and I was ready to get out there and play at like 7am.  We had spent the last two weekends in the mountains though (with TONS of snow!) so the novelty of it wasn’t quite as high as usual for the kids.  They opted to play inside for a while and just stay in their jammies and be cozy. 

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I don’t know what has changed – maybe just getting older?  But suddenly these two are the best of friends. They will play for hours uninterrupted and it is such a refreshing pace of life. I can remember this time last year when I was convinced they would just hate each other forever – the all-day fighting nearly killed me. It is so fun to see them now as such sweet buddies.

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Lazy snow day breakfast along with a gallon of coffee.  Boring but so good!

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Eventually we made our way outside, and the kids were determined to ride all their wheels and bikes through the snow.  They didn’t get very far. 

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We have moved this snow shovel countless times in the last ten years – it came with us from Ohio!  This is the most it’s ever been used since then, other than to help scoop up leaves in the fall.

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So strange to see our yard in such a blanket of white.  I love the way it looks before anyone has gone out and disturbed it!

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No one in the family was more excited than Indy Dog.  He was leaping and jumping and rocketing all around the yard, and couldn’t wait to play fetch in all the powder. 

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He turns eleven this month, but he doesn’t seem to know that. 

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Our nextdoor neighbors came over and played for a while, and we all decided to head down to Discovery Park to find some sledding hills.  I didn’t trust my car in the snow (super light since it only has a battery), so I decided to just pull the boys there on sleds.  No picture since I was working my butt off, but picture me walking a half mile with 80lbs of kids behind me on two sleds – I looked like a mule!

The park was a dream.  It’s such a beautiful place on a warm sunny day, but it was breathtaking in the snow.  We scurried up a little trail and found this amazing field that hadn’t been touched by a single footprint yet. 

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The boys raced around and I just sat there soaking up the beauty that is the Northwest. 

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Back on the other side, we spent a lot of time sledding.  Cullen loves sledding, but Graham has always been very cautious of it (which is so unlike him!).  This was the first time they were sledding entirely on their own – taking the sleds up themselves, loading on, helping each other push off down the hill – beyond adorable. 

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It was a total blast.  We spent the rest of the day at home while Graham napped and Cullen played.  And eventually we all ventured over to our new production space, so that I could help Casey lift some framing for our new walk-in refrigerator. 

I know I’ve mentioned here that we are moving to a new kombucha shop before, but I can’t even explain the scope of the work that involves.  As owners, obviously the work falls to us, and our employees have to keep up production in our current space while we are building out the new one. And we are pretty much down to zero babysitters these days, which meant setting the kids up with the ipad while Casey framed a walk-in and I cleaned and shop-vac’ed all around them.

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End of day 1 of the build-out, and heading home around 7pm.  It’s going to be a very long week, but will be so worth it in the end.  I can’t wait to show you guys all the before and afters once it is done! 

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Another snow day here due to icy roads, and we are all starting to go crazy at home.  Time to brave the roads and venture out! 



February Flowers!

This post is sponsored by The Bouqs Company.  Thanks for your continued support of Daily Garnish!

It’s February!  My favorite month, and not just because it happens to include my birthday.  I love February because it is short and sweet, means all the New Years madness is behind us, and it usually brings the promise of spring.  And also – Valentine’s Day!

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We have been married for seven years now, and together for almost 12 (how!?).  With two little kids and babysitters few and far between, we don’t get out for romantic nights very often (or really, ever).  So we do our best to plan at-home date nights, special meals for just us, or cozy movie nights on the couch together.  The idea of romance can mean so many different things at different stages of life! 

We aren’t huge celebrators of Valentine’s Day in our house, but it’s always nice to do something sweet and simple just to say I love you.  And while of course you can do that anytime, Valentine’s Day is a timely opportunity to keep romance fresh and alive.  And nothing is more fresh than gorgeous freshly-cut flowers!

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We got a delivery from The Bouqs Company this week, and I couldn’t wait to see what was inside when I arrived home to find the box on my porch. 

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I first learned about The Bouqs Co. when I saw them on Shark Tank a while back, and then we used them for some of our holiday arrangements a few years back.  They are different from the traditional florist service in a number of ways:

  • The Bouqs Company is a flower delivery service that’s easy, fresh, and beautiful – flowers are cut the day you order and shipped the next day, so they should keep their freshness and last longer!
  • The flowers are shipped directly to your door from the farms, with super fast, on demand, same day delivery in some locations.
  • All flowers are grown at sustainable, eco-friendly farms that follow strict responsible farming practices and are 3rd party certified by and The Rainforest Alliance.
  • There is flat, affordable pricing – no upsells or hidden costs, and competitive prices on arrangements.

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My mom was a florist for many, many years and when I was in high school I worked in her shop as an assistant. Twenty years later I am still incredibly picky about flowers!  I can’t stand bad arrangements full of died carnations and mini balloons.  What I love about the flowers from The Bouqs Co. is that you get exactly what you see in the picture – no swaps or filler flowers that take over the arrangement. 

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The flowers come wrapped up nicely within the box, ready for you to trim and arrange them yourself into a handcrafted arrangement.  It was so fun to pull out my scissors and find my inner florist again.

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I chose the Lavendaria bouquet, because there is nothing quite as pretty as classic roses (and purple roses are my absolute favorite!) 

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The blooms were slightly open and such a beautiful, vibrant color.  And the smell took over our living room in all the right ways. 

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There is no question that I got my love of flowers from my mom.  She always taught me that fresh flowers can transform your space at home, and I wholeheartedly agree.  There is something so special about having a gorgeous arrangement on the table!

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Many thanks to The Bouqs Company for this early Valentine’s treat as we kick off February.  If you’d like to send beautiful flowers to someone you love this year, use the code DG20 to get 20% off your order!

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Happy February, friends! 

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