Lately, I’ve noticed the term adaptogens on wellness products, so I thought it would be great to learn more about them and why they’re important to add to your routine. Adaptogens are naturally occurring, non-toxic plants that can help protect your body from mental, physical and emotional stress. An adaptogen will adapt its healing properties to whatever your body needs at a given time, which is so helpful for all the stress we’re under.
You know those people who have an infectious energy, who always inspire you on Instagram? For me, that person is Ashley Petrone from Arrows and Bow! She is a fun loving, dancing queen and mom of three… and an incredibly talented renovator. She and her husband have renovated a couple of Airstreams and just moved into a new house. She has taken what she learned from RV-living and incorporated it into minimal living tips in her home. And this home tour is especially fun because we have shots of both of Ashley’s spaces — including their adorable Airbnb casita!
Omg, happy Spring! Who else is stoked for longer days, sunshine on your face, and fresh produce in abundance at the farmer’s market? Ok, in all honesty it’s pouring in Seattle as I write this but Spring IS coming, I know it! Nothing makes me happier than seeing those dark, ruby-hued stalks of rhubarb first popping up at the market. Like many of my recipes that eventually come to fruition (no pun intended), I first dreamt this one up long before rhubarb was in season. But now that it’s finally appearing, I jumped at the chance to make this Lavender Rhubarb Upside Down Cake a reality and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you!
I have wanted to share this post every spring since I started our vegetable garden. But every year I hold back because I know the photos aren’t the prettiest. I finally got over that fear and decided it was time. Gardening is like a meditation for me and such a big part of what I enjoy doing on the weekends. I just had to share with you. Plus, I get asked a lot about our garden when I share it on Instagram Stories, so it was definitely time to share how I plan my PNW vegetable garden, what I planted, and resources for Pacific Northwest gardeners.
Our tiny bungalow hasn’t exactly been very peaceful lately because of the renovation. But we’re in the home stretch of it, so as soon as the house gets a deep clean, I plan to create a zone inspired by wellness and self-care. I really want to get back on track 100% with feeling my best. Because of this, I’ve already started brainstorming ways to transform our home into a wellness retreat. Here are some ideas I had and I’d love to know what else you’ve done!
It is my fervent wish that I blink and it’s suddenly summer… baring global warming, it’s safe to say summer is a few months away from Seattle. That being said, spring is the perfect time to think about your outdoor decor situation. A quick, easy, and affordable way to update your patio is with a cute side table. Luckily, there are tons of affordable outdoor side tables on the market right now!
Every time I ask on Instagram for submissions for these Q&A posts, I get questions about my blogging career and how I got to this stage. Sometimes the questions about how I got started, the ins and outs of managing my business, and so forth. I always try to answer every DM, but sometimes I end up answering the same questions over and over! It’s definitely time to answer the questions I get asked the most often in one place. Maybe you’ll even learn more about me and my career path, too!