Recipe // grilled halloumi watermelon bites with pistachios & mint

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Summer, summer timeeee, can you hear me? The sun seems to have (finally) broken through here in Seattle, so we’re taking every opportunity possible to eat outside and enjoy our new deck furniture. Today I partnered with Truvia to share my favorite appetizer recipe that is super easy to make and will totally delight any summertime guests you have: Grilled Halloumi Bites!

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The Business of Being Creative Double-Take: Top 10 Business Tools for Creative Entrepreneurs

Run your own creative business? 2 creative entrepreneurs are sharing their must have business tools that help them effectively manage their businesses. Find the list at

Instagram. Blogging. Facebook. Email newsletters. Pinterest. Invoicing. Webinars. Bookkeeping. 

When you run your own blog or business, the list of things to do feels endless and it’s easy to feel constantly behind. The good news is, there are some amazing tools to stay organized and get things done. Joanna and I are sharing our favorite tools to help us rock our businesses, save time and make more money!

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my favorite design books to inspire your next makeover

While our bedroom makeover is on hold a bit as my leg heals, I’m still brainstorming what other renovations we can tackle this year! Homeownership… the work never ends, ha. While Pinterest is obviously my favorite place to find inspiration, nothing quite beats the timeless, classic inspiration that so often comes from books. I have a fairly large collection, so now that I’m essentially on couch-rest all the time, I’ve been digging back into some old favorites and wanted to share my favorite design books to inspire your next makeover!

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when things don’t go according to plan (aka our recent trip to Joshua Tree)

Now that I’m 2 weeks out from my accident, I feel like I’m finally about to talk to you guys about it. If you followed on Instagram, we went to Palm Springs for a wedding and then drove the short distance to Joshua Tree for our first outdoor climbing trip of the season. I was so excited… I had trained all winter and the past 2 summers were a wash for me in terms of climbing because of injuries (2 years ago I suffered a bad sprain and only climbed half the summer. Last year I had a dumb finger injury that kept me from climbing for about 8 weeks). Really, I was ready for this trip and to climb. So ready, so eager. And feeling so good! It felt like this would be my summer to reclaim the joy I have for climbing. That Monday morning, I approached the rock with an open heart, ready to climb hard and kick off a great summer.

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DIY floral centerpiece by The Stemmery (a floral subscription service!)

learn how to make this gorgeous springtime centerpiece for entertaining. The DIY arrangement includes Cottage Yarrow, Ranunculus, Seeded Eucalyptis, Queen Anne’s Lace, Tulips. Get the full tutorial on

Yesterday’s small space entertaining tablescape was seriously one of my favorite shoots of all time… and part of the reason why is because of the gorgeous centerpiece by The Stemmery. I’m of the mindset that flowers make everything better, so I grabbed a vintage pitcher and let Sarah go to work building the perfect springtime bouquet.

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small space entertaining // moody blue marbling for spring

small space entertaining inspiration. moody blue marbling for spring. white and blue dinnerware with matte black cutlery. smoky quartz as a gift for guests. get more entertaining inspiration on

Before all of the drama of last week and my broken leg (and surgery), I wanted to launch a new series — meet Small Space Entertaining! As the proud owner of #mytinybungalow, I find that I entertain way more than I ever did when I lived in a larger space. I think it’s probably because I own my home and love showing it off to people, even though it’s still in major fixer upper mode. But entertaining in a small space has it’s challenges. To kick off this new series, I decided to set my table for a springtime brunch for 4 and share my inspiration.

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so… I broke my leg

A lot of you know this by now because of social media, but I broke my leg during my climbing trip in Joshua Tree. I’ll spare you the gory details, but I had surgery and now I’m laid up in a hospital bed with lots of ice packs, tubes, and a sweet air cast. Not sure when I’ll get to go home, but I wanted to leave you guys a note so you didn’t think I’d disappeared!

I hope to be back to our normal post schedule as soon as possible.