I’m not gonna lie, having a broken leg and wearing an unsightly air boot is really cramping my sartorial senses. This summer has found me living in t-shirt dresses, with the occasional pair of cut offs thrown into the mix. The look is pretty basic and I’m very over it, especially after discovering these gorgeous pieces from DÔEN. This is the vibe that I want to be my everyday style: vintage, chic, babelicious, and reminiscent of the western prairie.
photo credit: Danfredo Photos + Films
If your bathroom is anything like mine, it’s pretty small and lacking any real form of storage. Having a small bathroom can inspire you to get creative though — and it’s all about figuring out which tools are best to help you get organized. I’ve tried countless different configurations and methods for squeezing out every last bit of storage in my small bathroom and wanted to share a ton of amazing pieces I’ve found in the process.
Happy summer, you guys! I’ve heard in other parts of the country it is actually summer… but in Seattle warm days are sort of new to us this week. They’ve finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier about absorbing some extra rays and working on my freckle collection. This week brought about a few updates with my broken leg situation, specifically that I can finally start bearing some weight on the leg and can begin physical therapy. I’ve heard that this will be the hardest part, but honestly I’m just glad to finally feel like I have some control over the matter. I still have a lot of healing ahead of me, but it feels good to know I’m on track.
Here’s some stuff that is inspiring me lately…
Oh, broken leg life… I would never wish this on anyone! It’s not just the pain or discomfort that (for lack of a better work) sucks — it’s the boredom! I’ve learned quite a bit in the past 6 weeks and wanted to share with you guys my ‘survival kit’ of sorts that has helped me deal with this. I figured even if you don’t have a broken leg, but have another injury or if you need bedrest, these items will definitely help!
These days, cooking is kind of a challenge for me. It’s pretty hard to put together a meal while on crutches! Sean has taken over all of our meal prep, but isn’t totally comfortable in the kitchen. We’ve worked on simplifying some of our go-to meals and snacks, especially ones that take advantage of our garden. I planted way too much kale, so we’ve been getting creative with eating it all. One super easy way is to make kale chips. Another obsession of mine lately everything bagel seasoning. I found some at Trader Joe’s and immediately thought we could make our own mix!
I have to say, #brokenleglife has sort of put a damper on all things renovation related! It’s kind of a bummer. But Sean has been working away trying to keep our projects going while I recover here at #mytinybungalow. I wanted to share a little bit of an update with you guys about all the changes that gave happened cuz even if my leg is broken, we still manage to have fun and get some stuff done around here!
Can we talk about Joanna’s garden for a minute? Never mind the beautiful flowers and chickens and wiener dogs running around, those planter boxes are basically bursting at the seams with lush kale, chard, herbs and more. It’s a major urban farming success story (and makes me extremely jealous of her yard!) and it deserved to be dressed up a little bit with some pretty garden markers to help differentiate the fennel from the dill — I’m looking at you, Oprah.