This week was super fun, you guys. The highlight was definitely my quick road trip down to Portland to meet with the amazing team at Rejuvenation to talk about lighting and hardware for my bedroom renovation. I also got the opportunity to tour their factory where they restore vintage pieces and make new ones, as well. It was… for lack of a better word, unreal. I could spend a solid week there asking questions, touching everything, exploring the shelves of gorgeous vintage finds, and getting inspired. It was amazing! I hope you didn’t miss my Instagram Stories, where I shared it all.
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With January come and gone, I still find myself focused on my health and fitness goals. I’ve got my trainer and my workout regime on lock, but I am still working on my healthy eating goals — so imagine my excitement when Burt’s Bees reached out to share the news of their new Protein Shakes! I decided to combine my favorite fruit (mango) with the vanilla powder for a delicious, filling smoothie that keeps me energized and feelin’ strong after a good workout.
2017 is the year I turn 32. My birthday isn’t for another month, but I’m really starting to contemplate my age more and more lately. There’s a significance to all of the anniversaries I’ve been experiencing lately: the 2 year anniversary of my grandfather’s passing, the 2 year anniversary of me moving back to Seattle, the 1 year anniversary of me buying my house. It all feels like some major adult shit… and as my therapist says, I enjoy tiptoeing along the line of rebelling and wanting to stay young, wild, and free while also being pretty damn good at adulting.
Giddy up, you guys, I’m officially kicking off the renovation of the one bedroom in #mytinybungalow! We did a mini refresh about a month ago when Sean first moved in, but I’m really itching to get on with the renovation already. I’ve been living with this icky room for almost and year and it’s time to turn this sad, dark room into a sanctuary. And, now that Sean is living with me, he’s involved, too! In traditional makeover style, let’s start with some scary before photos, shall we?
The last few weeks of winter are the worst! It’s when you really start to notice all the tiny things in your home that make it so cold. Small details, like an old window or drafty door begin to take their toll. So when Joanna mentioned that her tiny bungalow had a drafty door, I knew just what project share next: a draft stopper! We used a fabric dying method from our most popular post, how to ice dye, for a boho-chic look that matches Joanna’s living room.
This week was sort of a wash, not gonna lie. I got really sick and barely left the house… basically I’ve spent the entire week melted into my couch! I’m starting to feel better (yay), but I was not expecting to be knocked out so hard by a cold for a full week. It also snowed in Seattle this week, which was awesome. It’s the first time I’ve seen #mytinybungalow in the snow and it was so cute. The snow settled over a lot of my house’s flaws which was kinda nice. Even my chain link fence didn’t bother me as much. I briefly ignored my cold to walk the dogs in the snow through Discovery Park and it was lovely.
Some good reads this week:
My good friend Elizabeth launched the Healers podcast and it is soooo good. Definitely check it out.
If you watch my Instagram Stories, you know one thing: I’m a closet beauty and skincare addict. Make up doesn’t really excite me, but skincare like serums, milks, masks, and moisturizers are my absolute favorite. I could talk about them all day! Some of you guys have DM-ed me, urging me to share my favorite products and skincare routines here on the blog, so here goes. To kick off my beauty report series, today I’m sharing my morning and evening skincare routine!