meet Texture, my new favorite way to read magazines & get inspired

meet @readTexture, my new favorite way to read magazines & get inspired. Head to to learn how I'm using this app to plan my kitchen and bathroom renovations + get a code for 2 weeks free! #SummerByTexture #sp

I think we all have that friend, the one who loves to be connected and generally stays on top of… well, everything. I’m that person — I’m a sharer, an avid reader, and generally a hoarder of inspiration. Texture, a new app that makes reading magazines way easier (not to mention way more affordable), has changed SO much of my process when it comes to finding and saving inspiration for my home. Today I’ve partnered with Texture to share how I use this powerful app as I begin brainstorming more renovation projects for #mytinybungalow!

p.s. keep reading to find out how you can get a free 2 week trial to test out Texture for yourself!

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DIY // boho tassel picnic blanket

Celebrate summer with the perfect DIY boho picnic blanket with dip-dyed yarn tassels! Head to for the full tutorial and more easy projects.

One of my very favorite summer activities has got to be picnicking. They’re free, involve being outside, eating yummy food, and spending time with friends. Seriously, how can you top that? This summer, I took my picnic style up a notch with this super cute boho picnic blanket DIY with dip-dyed tassels. The best part is that it’s made out of a few things you could find at any hardware or craft store!

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I’m back + what I learned during my ‘vision quest’

I'm back from my 'vision quest' road trip + 2 weeks of living off the grid. Read my personal essay and find out what I learned on

Hi, guys! I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I’m back from my ‘vision quest’ as my friends came to call it — and also that I so deeply appreciate the amazing support and love that I received when I shared this post. I genuinely didn’t know how you guys would respond, so to be on the receiving end of such kindness was truly inspiring. I’ve never taken off like this and gone totally off the grid. I literally logged out of all of my social media accounts and did not check my email for 2 whole weeks. I had no idea what I’d come back to — would you all be totally over me and my drama and not want to follow the blog anymore? Would my Instagram get hacked and then removed? Seriously, these are the thoughts of a social media addict who knows she has a problem. The first few days were rough because I found myself slipping into what I call The Cycle: see how many likes and new comments are on Instagram, refresh email, see if there are new comments on Facebook, post a few more snaps, think up something witty for Twitter, refresh email, pin a few more ideas for my dream kitchen… The Cycle just goes and goes, so while I was off the grid, I quickly became hyper-aware of it and totally nipped it in the bud. I’ve been back since last Friday, but ever since I’ve been way more cognizant of how and when I use my phone and the internet.

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drawn + downloadable

drawn + downloadable — free artwork for your phone, tablet, and computer by Jojotastic. download more colors and artwork on

For this week’s downloadable art for your phone, tablet, or computer I wanted to switch things up and give you guys artwork that’s more expressionistic, more fluid… and way less pattern-driven. Sometimes while I’m watching trashy TV (ahem, The Bachelorette), I grab my trusty sketchbook and just paint whatever comes to mind. I’ve never been good at painting anything true-to-life. Instead, my favorite thing to do is just do what comes naturally and see what I can make with it when the paint dries. I wanted this artwork to feel like miniature abstract paintings for your tech, with a bit of a color study thrown in for fun!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale round up — early access preview!

Truly one of my favorite sales of the year, the @Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us and you guys can get early access! head to for my favorite picks from this sale — lots of great must-haves for clothing, beauty, accessories and shoes!

Vince Camuto over the knee boots

Truly one of my favorite sales of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us and you guys can get early access HERE! I always shop this huge store-wide sale and use it as an opportunity to stock up on all of my favorite items from jeans to dresses to shoes (oh, the shoes… so many great styles this year) to beauty. Here’s my exhaustive guide to the sale and all of the must-haves I’m eyeing:

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DIY // floral photo transfer shorts

Add a modern-boho look to your favorite summer cutoffs with this super easy floral photo transfer DIY! For the full tutorial and more easy fashion crafts head to

With summer in full swing, I find myself reaching for one wardrobe staple again and again — cutoffs! There’s just nothing like a pair of comfy denim shorts for a casual vibe that beats the heat. As much as I like the distressed look, some of my cutoffs are getting a little too raggedy and need a makeover. So I’m revamping my old favorites and giving them new life with a boho-chic touch!

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how my cat completes me + the Purina Nutrition to Build Better Lives program

TODAY ON THE BLOG: I'm waxing poetic about how my cat completes me + sharing all the details of the @Purina Nutrition to Build Better Lives program. During the month of July, for every bag of Purina Cat Chow you purchase for your cat, a meal will be donated to a cat in need. Their goal is to donate 5 million meals from July 1 through July 31! Find out more on #CatChowCares #ad

I think by now we all know that I am a loud and proud, card carrying cat lady. I’m totally obsessed with my sweet, little love muffin Georgette. She’s been with me ever since she fit in the palm of my hand and has moved across the country with me 3 times! Our bond is quite strong, so I was delighted when Purina reached out to me to talk about her and why it’s so important to adopt and donate to shelters.

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