When I chose to live in a small space, part of my decision was inspired by my desire to reduce my impact on the environment. There are so many ways to reduce waste in your home, but my most recent area of focus has been the bathroom. From my skincare routine to storage, these 5 tips have minimized the amount of waste I generate, while also making decisions that are better for the environment.
Happy week 3 of One Room Challenge! While I’ve been at High Point (check it all out on my Instagram Stories) getting all inspired, Sean has been back in Seattle working on the fence and doing a LOT of construction stuff. Imagine being in a showroom full of beautiful furniture, mimosa in hand, and getting a text message about trimming a massive tree — that is what week 3 of ORC has been like for us! Even though I’m traveling, so much progress has been made, especially lots of decisions.
source: straw tote from Mango.
One of my favorite New Yorker cartoons features a caption that reads, “I dress for the weather I want, not the weather I have.” And that’s the attitude I’ve taken as we deal with plenty of April showers here in Seattle. The weather may not yet be warm, but I’m choosing to channel those balmy temperatures by adding to my wardrobe dashes of the summeriest pieces I know: straw accessories. Today I’ve rounded up my favorite picks for this textural summer-friendly trend — and they all ring in under $100!
There’s something about spring that always makes me so excited to grocery shop and switch up everything we eat and drink. The local markets are chock-full of beautiful, fresh produce right now. One ingredient that I haven’t had a chance to explore much is rhubarb. Admittedly, I’ve always been intimidated by rhubarb and it’s tartness. I can wrap my mind around rhubarb when paired with strawberry and in a pie… but all other forms sort of stress me out! Or rather, they used to until I tasted my first sip of this rhubarb + pink peppercorn cocktail!
Happy Friday and greetings from High Point! I flew in a bit early to hang out with my friend Lindsay of Suite One Studio and I’m so happy I did. It’s been really fun to check out her new studio space, meet her tiny zoo, and finally see her house. Our plan for the weekend is to check out the market early, but also to scope out some of Lindsay’s favorite antique shops and eat some gooood Southern food. I’m going to be oversharing on Instagram, so be sure to follow along to see it all FIRST.
In case you missed it, here’s what we shared on the blog this week:
source: Soho Home enamelware canister set.
In the tiny bungalow, we’ve worked really hard over the past year to minimize our waste and our impact on the environment. That means no more plastic and certainly nothing that is disposable… so I’ve searched high and low for stylish, but functional dry goods storage containers. There are tons of options out there and I figured we’re not alone in trying to green-up our home. Even if you’re just trying to avoid using plastic in your kitchen, these storage containers are a great place to start.