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Christmas Gift Guide Featuring Some Of Our Favorite Small Businesses!

Tis the season to be Christmas shopping! It's always a challenge to come up with unique gifts for all those on your list. Here at Blush Out West we try our best to support small business when gift giving and we love when others share their great finds with us, giving us ideas to store away. So, we thought we'd share some of our favorite things, whether we've come across them, given them as gifts or even received as gifts. We truly appreciate all the support we receive as a small biz from our amazing shoppers, so wanted to share with you other small businesses with amazing product.                               ...

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A Non-Traditional Thanksgiving in Tennessee

                                                                     I was reminded last night in line at Sprouts, listening to the young mid-twenty-something cashier, why I'm the type of mom that I am.  And why, since becoming a mom to Wren almost 25 years ago, and then Chase a couple of years after that, my #1 job in life has been and is Mom. The cashier was being asked by the customer if he spent Thanksgiving with his family. He said no, he didn't go to Nebraska (which isn't even that far), because his parent's...

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Wren's Canby Cottage Makeover

If you follow us on IG @blushoutwest you know that Wren has been very busy with home improvement projects on the house she and Jake bought back at the end of 2020. They found a great little starter house in Canby, Oregon, where Jake has been born and raised, still surrounded by his family. Canby is a really nice little, farming community that has lots of small mom and pop businesses and has not been overrun by big box stores. It's so refreshing to see that!  Wren gets many messages asking her about details on the projects she has done so we thought we'd put it all in a blog post for you gals who are interested. She also started...

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Ready For International Travel? We Sure Were!

If you follow us, you know we aren't living in the shadow of fear that's been perpetrated on the world for the last year and three months (but who's counting)? We've been all over the country and back from Florida to California and in between, to Tennessee, Oregon and Texas. But it was high time for us to get back to Mexico! We were more than ready to flee for a stress free vacation  to the white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya and the huge meandering pools, endless buffets and decadent massages. We're not here to tell you you should head to Mexico too, but we want to let those who are ready to travel in on the deets...

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