By now you’ve probably seen people using essential oils everywhere. I feel like I blinked and all the sudden, boom, everyone is talking about them. They came in like a magical unicorn that could solve all our problems, at least according to Instagram. OK, maybe not all of them, but a ton, especially around the house. If you’re still unfamiliar with them, I’ve decided to put together this little guide that breaks down how and why you should use essential oils. Hope it helps!
It’s no secret that I love an accent wall. I mean have you seen our dining room and bedroom? Typically, an accent wall means using a darker color to create visual interest within your home. But here’s the thing: we’re almost programmed to think you can’t use a dark paint color in a small space because it would just make it feel even smaller. Well, I’m here to tell you that you CAN and SHOULD go dark! With that being said, I’m here today to share how to use dark colors in a small space — without making it feel even smaller.
I’ve spent a lot of time in the last year thinking about how I can minimize my wardrobe, consume less, and also give you guys some inspiration and ideas on how to do the same. Embracing a minimalist wardrobe hasn’t been a cake walk, that’s for sure, but I’ve become really passionate about it and want to keep challenging myself (and you!) to keep it up.
There are a lot of ways you can start “going minimal.” For me, I think the best approach to buying things more intentionally is to take baby steps. I kinda learned after 2018’s shopping freeze that not buying things is easier said than done, but it was fun and totally worth it to become a more conscious shopper.
So, if you’ve been wanting to do something similar, but haven’t been sure where to start, I’ve put together five different ideas for minimalist wardrobe challenges. Some of these ideas you may have heard of, others might be totally new. Either way, I hope you give one a try. And not only to learn to consume less, but to also learn something about yourself in the process!
One of my 2019 goals was to give up my studio space and move ‘blog operations’ back into our tiny bungalow. When I first moved in and renovated the living room, I actually had an office corner. It didn’t feel like a good working situation at the time, but a lot of things have changed so I’m trying again… which means it’s time to outfit my home office! A key piece to being productive while working from home is having a great desk. With so many stylish desks for small spaces on the market, I thought it was high time to start looking for one and to share my findings with you!
There are tons of ways to make your home smell great: candles, electric diffusers, plug ins, palo santo, incense… and reed diffusers! Today I’m sharing an incredibly easy way to make your own essential oil reed diffuser with a cute etched glass vessel. But first… a back story.
It seems like once a year (at least) it’s inevitable that I come down with a cold. And the only thing worse than getting sick, in my opinion, is having to take all the medicine that comes with it. I find that antibiotics do a number on my digestive track, so I try to save them for the worst of the worst. If I can, I prefer to try and sooth the cold away naturally. And I have to say, I’m convinced these methods work. I figured some of you might feel the same way, so I put together a few of, what I think, are the best way to naturally ease a cold. Definitely let me know in the comments if you have any remedies as well!
It always cracks me up to see which of my posts resonate the most with you. A few years back, I shared these stylish laundry baskets and ever since that has been in my top 10 most popular posts ever. So odd, but I think it speaks to how big yet silent of a role doing laundry plays in our lives. When I first bought the bungalow, I was stoked to have in-house laundry. After a few years though… our tiny laundry room has started to annoy me. One of my 2019 renovation goals is to finally get that space settled and make it less of a chore to do laundry. Some of these laundry essentials will definitely make the cut and help it be less terrible in there!