Celebrate Your Story! – Volume 20

Recently I told my husband that I think I’d like to make it a life goal to visit the top donut shop in each of the 50 states. Although he enjoys a good donut, he told me I could count on him to go with me to maybe 3 of them.

The guy is totally going to miss out!

Luckily, I have girlfriends that share my love for this deep fried treat. I immediately sent a text to one of them to hit up a new shop in town with me in honor of this being donut week on Storypiece. Of course, she was in!

These are the kind of sacrifices I make to be a blogger.

Pip's Donuts in Portland | Storypiece.net

Pip’s Original Doughnuts in Portland makes mini donuts to order. There is generally a line out the door and a wait for your treats, but they are SO worth it. The small size (genius!) allows you to taste a variety of what they have to offer without sugar overload. Their Dirty Wu is a must try, but I have to say the one I was least excited about, the Raw Honey with Sea Salt, was my hands down favorite. If you are in the pacific northwest, Pip’s is a delicious stop to make.

Our girls outing for donuts then led us to a little shopping at a local rebuild center. Portland has an abundance of refurbished buildings and the salvaged pieces often make their way to stores like this. You never know what treasure you are going to come across. Inspired by some of last week’s Celebrate Your Story! Link Party offerings, that include repurposed rustic finds, I can’t wait to go back.

Rustic Spring Decorating Ideas by The Summery Umbrella

Spring Decorating Ideas

LZ has a great eye for mixing rustic and modern elements together. She then incorporates fresh greens for Spring. Her home is fresh and beautiful for the season!

Outdoor Spring Decorating by Little Brags

2016 March Easter Decorating

Christine has some great ideas for Easter that include a live bunny (plus a sneaky impostor) and easily transition to Spring decorating. If you are looking for some new ideas for your outdoor decor, she has some gorgeous suggestions.

Farm Fresh by Shoppe No. 5

Farm Fresh Sign Above Horse

You all know of my love for vintage signs and so I was instantly smitten with this design that Debra created. She so cleverly took a finished piece (the Fresh) and made it her own.

Now it’s your turn… What are you repurposing, reusing or restyling? Share your ideas in the link party so that we can celebrate with you.

Celebrate Your Story Link Party

Chloe | Celebrate & Decorate

Danielle | Storypiece

Sandra | Sweet Sensations

Jenny | Paint Yourself A Smile

The rules for participating in Celebrate Your Story! Link Party are simple:

  1. Follow your host blog.
  2. If you are participating in Celebrate Your Story!, please be sure to add your permalink, and not your general blog address.
  3. Do not add your post name/blog name IN ALL CAPS.
  4. Please include a link in your post back to the party.
  5. No Etsy shop links or similar, please link to original content on your blog.
  6. Visit at least two fellow Story Sharers and leave them some love on their post!
  7. Please limit your shares to only 3 per week.  

Please note: by joining the Celebrate Your Story! Link Party you are giving your hosts permission to share your content on their site and social media platforms. Any photos used will be appropriately credited with links directing readers to your site.

Looking forward to seeing all of your creative ideas. Link away!

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Have you browsed your local rebuild center? When it comes to donuts, what are your favorites? What is the top donut shop in your state? I’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments below.


  1. Rebecca says:

    When you come to California for donuts, I’ll go with you! I know a really good donut shop in downtown San Diego. Yum!

    • Danielle says:

      You are on! That would be so fun to meet you and visit a donut shop. I met my husband in San Diego and we are long overdue for a SoCal visit. I’ll let you know when we get down that way for sure.

    • Danielle says:

      Absolutely! Thank YOU for sharing your work at the link party. It’s been fun to checkout your blog… it’s one of my new favorites.

      Looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

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