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Erin Lee

Favorite things in life are my boys, sewing, embroidery, volunteering and sharing my experiences.
Joined 3 months ago
Dyson V8 Cordless Vacuum
Sashiko Style Visible Mending Kit
Rose Gold Panasonic 360 Freestyle Cordless Iron
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"Who Was" Book Series
Book
My kids love the "Who Was?, What Was?, Where Is?, and What Is the Story Of?" book series. Fun way to learn about some awesome people and events in history!
A.S.98 Naya Sandals
Sandals
Quite possibly the most perfect pair of wedge sandals ever made.
Alissa Clark Clayworks- Mug- Birds on Bike
Coffee Mug
I drink a lot of coffee and this handmade stoneware mug is perfect! Holds 18 ounces of your favorite hot beverage and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Anti-Virus Smartgame
Game
This one-player puzzle involves concentration, logical thinking, planning and problem-solving. There are 60 different challenges and it's fun for me and my kids!
Attic Journals
Journal
Love these handmade journals created from discarded books! You can even build your own custom journal from your favorite book, great gift for yourself or the book lover in your life!
Backstories Princess Leia: Royal Rebel
Book
The force is with my family and we enjoy reading the Backstories Star Wars books. Fun way to learn the history of some of our favorite characters.
Bend Soap Co. Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub
Exfoliant
The Bend Soap Co. makes a Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub that is amazing. Only a few natural ingredients used and locally made!
Birdrock Home Dog Kennel
Dog Crates
We wanted a dog crate for the living room but were concerned about losing precious space. This kennel is perfect because it provides a safe place for the puppy and doubles as a sturdy end table.
Bose Soundlink Mini 2
Speaker
We use our Bose Wireless Speaker (SoundLink Mini II) daily in our house but also works great for parties! We've had it for years and are still happy with the sound!
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
Headphones
I love these wireless headphones! The earbuds stay secure and the connecting cord keeps me from misplacing one.
Burt's Bees Waterless Shampoo for Dogs
Pet Shampoo
Our puppy is constantly adorable but occasionally stinky. This waterless shampoo helps in between baths!
Catnip Fried Egg
Cat Toy
The Spoiled Cat hand-makes fun gourmet catnip products! Love the fried egg design, you can also order a side of catnip bacon :)
Chef's Planet Preptaxi- Stainless Steel Food Scoop
Food Scoop
I own a million kitchen gadgets but this one I use almost daily. It's the easiest way to transport ingredients from my heavy wooden cutting board while cooking without making a mess!
Cricut Maker
Electric Cutting Machine
This magical cutting/creating machine was the perfect addition to my crafting world.
Crooked Autumn Sun (Album) by Rick Bain and the Genius Position
Music
Fantastic album, the reviews on Amazon say it best :)
Demeter Corrugated Metal Raised Bed
Gardening Accessories
Our garden grows in these raised garden beds. Love the blue color and they were really easy to assemble!
Elbesee Cross Stitch and Embroidery Hoop/Frame
Embroidery Supplies
This embroidery hoop holder allows me to use both hands for my embroidery projects. It's adjustable in both height and angle. Suitable for up to a 12" x 9" (30 x 23cm) rotating frame or up to 12" (30cm) hoops.
Fence Flower- Honest Wear
Landscape Decor
Brighten up your outdoor space with this fence flower handmade in the Pacific Northwest from recycled fence boards and reclaimed materials.
Frequent Crier Patch- Stay Home Club
Clothing Brands
Perfect little gift for the frequent crier in your life! The Stay Home Club has lots of fun products, they describe themselves as a lifestyle brand for people who have no life :)
Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light
Lamp
We like the Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light, it's rechargeable and my family likes how adjustable it is!
Ground Turkey Bites- Hot Diggity Dog Treats
Dog Treats
Small bone and heart shapes are created using ground turkey that has been dehydrated. Perfect for smaller dogs and for training!
Hamilton Beach 45 Cup Coffee Urn
Coffee Maker
I've used this simple 45 cup coffee maker for events and parties over the last 4 years and it still works great!
Hoop Earrings- Yedomi Jewelry
Earrings
I will forever love hoop earrings and YedOmi Jewelry hand makes the perfect ones that are gorgeous and unique.
Hoover React Powered Reach Plus Upright Vacuum
Vacuum Cleaner
We've been happy with this vacuum! Transitions from hardwood floors to rugs easily.
Hot Wheels Track Sets
Toy
My boys love hotwheels and the different tracks. All the tracks are compatible and my kids are proof you can never have enough cars in your collection :)
In Her Studio Magazine
Magazine
This magazine takes you inside the fantastically inspiring studio spaces and lives of female artists, designers, and makers.
Inspira Ez Snip, Curved Scissors
Scissors
These little spring action scissors are one of the best sewing accessories! I keep a pair by my sewing machine and in my embroidery basket. Perfect gift for a seamstress or seamster.
Mugwump
Bag
Mugwump designs & creates handbags, wallets, & other fashion accessories using reclaimed/recycled materials. Who wouldn't love a bag made from a favorite book or board game? Perfect gift for that fun person in your life!
Mugwump Vaccination Card Holder
Wallet
I'm so excited to be receiving my second vaccination soon! Can't wait to travel to see my family! I will be putting my beautiful vaccination card in this holder created using repurposed materials.
Nuvo Recorder
Recorder
The dreaded recorder from elementary school has been updated! The Recorder Plus has a unique silicone key system which allows for larger tone holes resulting in less squeaking than a traditional recorder and a warm, mellow tone.
Penzeys Spice
Spices
Penzey's spices are the best! I like to use their Revolution spice when I'm grilling chicken or pork. Hand-mixed from: Flake salt, Tellicherry black pepper, cane sugar, turmeric, minced orange peel and coriander.
Pix-Star
Digital Picture Frame
I really didn't think I'd love this digital picture frame but I do! Awesome that our family and friends from all over the world can send us pictures. Would make a thoughtful gift for just about anyone!
Prank Stickers by Toysmith
Stickers
Happy April Fool's Day! This stickers are a fun way to prank my loved ones :)
Puma
Shoes
I'm a big fan of Pumas. Comfy fit and lots of great styles!
Pure Citrus Orange Air Freshner
Air Freshener
I've yet to find a better air freshener. This freshener is all-natural and non-aerosol and contains no man-made chemicals, heavy perfumes, or artificial ingredients. Made from 100% natural citrus oils
Rocketbook
Notebooks
This feels like a traditional notebook but is reusable and connects to cloud services. When you write using any pen from the Pilot Frixion line, your writing sticks to Core pages like regular paper. But add a drop of water… and the notebook erases like magic.
Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce
Condiment
Secret Aardvark Hot Sauce is a staple in our pantry. The hot sauce lovers in my family put it on everything! Made in Portland, love their story and that they give back to the community.
Seekcollect
Clothing Brands
Beautifully curated collection of vintage clothing, accessories and home objects from the 1930's to the 1990's.
Star Wars™ Cakelet Pan
Baking Pans
This heavy cast aluminum pan is a fun and easy way to make muffins and cakes!
Staub Cast Iron 3.5-Qt Braiser With Glass Lid
Pots & Pans
We switched to cast iron cookware about 10 years ago. This cast iron braiser gets used every day. Worth the investment!
Tamara Adams Art - Woman Rising (Painting)
Art
Woman Rising - Portrait of a Woman with Raven- Tamara Adams' paintings are beautiful, strong and spiritual. I own several of her pieces, they bring me joy!
Tell City Pretzels
Snack
Handcrafted hard pretzels made in Tell City, Indiana since 1858. Lots of different flavors but the original is hard to beat! Definitely the loudest and the best pretzels I've ever had!
Thomas Rude -The Young Composers- Linocut Print
Art
Thomas Rude is a sculptor and linocut artist who's been creating amazing work since 1971. His pieces are cool and interesting and I am determined to own one of his sculptures in the near future!
Totes Rain Boots
Boots
I've lived in Oregon for almost 20 years and have collected a number of rain boots. I recently purchased a pair of Totes and love how light weight they are! ***Edit- these boots are tricky to get on when your puppy's whining to go out in the middle of the night. Also make my feet sweaty if I wear them for very long :)
Trader Joe's Original Savory Thin Mini Crackers
Snack
These little thin rice crackers are great by themselves or perfect for dipping!
Tuffo Muddy Buddy
Childrens Clothing
Muddy Buddy's are awesome! Both my boys wore them. They easily fit over whatever jacket your kiddo's wearing so perfect for all weather.
Weber Spirit II E-310
Grill
My husband loves all things Weber, this grill has served our family well for several years :)
Well & Good Inflatable Collar for Dogs and Cats
Pet Care
Our small puppy was recently spayed and this inflatable collar worked well as an alternative to the large plastic cone the veterinarian sent her home in. Only had to add a little air a few times.
Whoonu
Game
Whoonu is always a hit for game night! Basically you're guessing people's favorite things. Fun to play with kids and really entertaining to play with other couples!
Wood Vase by Uli Kirchler
Vase
Uli Kirchler carves and sculpts rough wood into a works of functional art, making certain that elements of the natural state and shape of the wood remain. Each piece exudes grace and pristine craftsmanship.
Wool Dryer Balls by Smart Sheep 6-Pack
Dryer Sheets
I use wool dryer balls, you can add essential oils if you're looking to add fragrance. It's a nice alternative to the chemically fragrant dryer sheets.
Yedomi Jewelry- "Circle of Life" Necklace
Necklaces
I love all my YedOmi jewels! My circle of life necklaces are my current favorite ones to wear every day. Great to wear alone or layer!
Yoga Toes
Foot Health
10 minutes of bliss for my toes and feet!

Special Occasions

Best Baguette
Restaurant
Best Baguette is our favorite place for Banh mi sandwiches. Fresh baked baguettes, bubble tea and pastries. Delicious!
Bob's Red Mill
Restaurant
Bob's Red Mill and Whole Grain Store is one of our favorite places to grab breakfast or lunch! Then we shop the store to stock up on kitchen staples. And occasionally we see Bob himself :)
Clay's Smokehouse
Restaurant
Family owned smokehouse for carry-out or catering. Ribs, brisket, salmon and more. Homemade desserts too. Really delicious!
Cloud City Ice Cream
Ice Cream
Small batch, handcrafted ice cream using natural and local ingredients. The dark chocolate salted caramel is my absolute favorite!
Crafty Wonderland
Gifts
Crafty Wonderland originally was a twice a year artisan market featuring over 200 crafters from the Pacific Northwest. They now have a retail shop so you can support local artists year-round!
Crystal Ballroom
Entertainment
Floating dance floor!! Built in 1914 and restored in the 90's by the McMenamin brothers, the Crystal Ballroom is one of my favorite venues to see live music.
Cynthia's Attic
Gifts
I really miss treasure hunting at antique stores and shops. But shopping online at Cynthia's Attic is the perfect alternative! Thoughtfully curated selection of interesting and unique items for your home.
Enchanted Forest
Recreational Activities
Salem, OR
This handmade, fairy tale amusement park has been open since 1971. Almost impossible to describe, definitely something everyone should experience!
Great American Video and Espresso
Entertainment
Local family-owned coffee shop and movie rental. I love taking my kids to this friendly old-school video store. Be ready to buy ice cream or frozen custard because the store smells delicious (even through your mask). You can also call ahead and pick up at the drive-thru.
Jade Teahouse
Restaurant
Jade’s food is inspired by their Vietnamese heritage with influences from Laos and French Colonial Vietnam. Everything I've tried is delicious but my favorite dish is the fried catfish!
King Curry
Restaurant
King Curry is our go-to for Thai cuisine. My personal favorites are the spicy green beans and the yellow curry. Fair warning the spicy is really hot!
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Venue
Lan Su is a magical botanical garden that combines art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony.
Laughing Planet Cafe
Restaurant
Laughing Planet is a family-friendly quick-service restaurant that offers yummy healthy food. Burritos and bowls, soups, salads, smoothies, juices, and homemade cookies!
Made in Oregon
Gifts
Just like the name says... everything sold here is made in Oregon! Great place to buy gifts from the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Mike's Drive-In
Restaurant
30 flavors of milkshakes!!!! Locally owned, family business since 1971. They buy their fish and meats locally, the halibut is fresh and soft serve cones are 99 cents all day!
Oaks Park Amusement Park
Entertainment
Amusement park, roller skating rink, mini golf and more!
Obsessions by Crystal
Jewelry
Lovely gemstone jewelry handcrafted in Oregon by Crystal Kennedy.
Ovation Bistro
Restaurant
Locally owned and operated with delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Highly recommend the truffle shells and cheese with pork belly!
PDX Sliders
Restaurant
Hands down the best sliders I've ever had! Lots of options (beef, chicken, pork, veggie) but the Hawthorne (bacon, goat cheese, strawberry preserves) is my forever favorite.
Portland Indigenous Marketplace
Gifts
Portland indigenous artists and entrepreneurs in a culturally respectful space. The Marketplace encourages cultural resilience and economic sustainability by promoting public education through cultural arts.
Portland Saturday Market
Gifts
Wonderful open air marketplace for small businesses creating locally handmade arts, crafts and foods from the Pacific Northwest. Don't be fooled by the name, they're open on Sundays too!
Salvador Molly's
Restaurant
Locally owned and operated, Salvador Molly's offers a "world of flavors" in an eclectic, delicious menu! Whatever you order, make sure to include some "great balls of fire" (habanero cheese fritters). If you eat all 5 with the sauce your picture is put on the hall of flame!
The Original Dinerant
Restaurant
The Original is a contemporary diner that serves up fun twists on classic comfort foods. The BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato) is my favorite!
Things From Another World
Book Store
TFAW has everything my comic-loving family needs! Great selection of comics, graphic novels, toys, statues, and other pop-culture related items. The owner started Dark Horse Comics and they also carry Marvel and DC Comics and other independent publishers.
Third Eye Books Accessories & Gifts
Book Store
Third Eye Books Accessories & Gifts is an amazing resource for African Centered books, accessories and gifts in the Portland Metro Area. 100% Black owned and operated since 2019.
Wallace Books
Book Store
Independent bookstore located in the heart of Sellwood. They carry new best sellers and that quirky, hard-to-find out-of-print treasure!
Yedomi Jewelry
Jewelry
Gorgeous and unique jewelry handcrafted in Portland, Oregon by Naomi and Yeder Campos. Intricate metal work, beautiful gemstones, each piece is one of a kind. Perfect for a special occasion or a zoom meeting.

Home

Chipdrop
Landscaper
ChipDrop connects gardeners with arborists for free wood chip mulch deliveries!
Hippo Hardware & Trading Co
Home
Hippo Hardware is an eclectic building salvage store specializing in hardware, lighting, architecture and plumbing from 1860-1960. There are three glorious floors and 30,000 sq feet of building salvage to explore.
Key Home Furnishings
Furniture
We custom ordered our sofa from Key Home back in March. Love having locally made furniture and all the options (my husband and I both have lots of opinions). Customer service was friendly and helpful.
Mill End Store
Fabric Store
Family-owned fabric store with a huge selection of fabrics, trims and notions. The store is huge so don't be shy about asking for help!
Montavilla Sewing Centers
Sewing Classes
Family owned for 3 generations, Montavilla's staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Great place to purchase sewing machines, notions, attend a class or take your machine for service/repair!
Pendleton Woolen Mill Store
Fabric Store
Pendleton wool and notions galore! Fabrics for sewing, rug making, and crafting. My personal favorite is the weekly delivery of selvage and blanket trimmings from Pendleton's mills.
Rerun
Consignment
Love this neighborhood resale and consignment shop! Ever changing selection of furniture, home goods, clothing and more.
Tidee-Didee Diaper Service & Natural Baby Boutique
Laundry
Tidee-Didee delivers cloth diapers to your doorstep and takes away the soiled ones. Made using cloth diapers easy for both my boys!
Tony's Garden Center
Nursery
Tony's is a gardener's paradise! Endless selection of gorgeous annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Family owned and operated in Portland.

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