Happy long weekend, everyone! It’s funny, as a self-employed person, rarely do I get to participate in traditional days off, but this time I really want to. I’ve been feeling like I need a day off for a while, so I’m just gonna do it. It’s also the one year anniversary of when we got our chickens! Isn’t that nuts? I remember the day, too. I was having a really emotional day because of my leg and Sean turned to me and asked, “Do you want to go get chickens today?” With tears streaming down my face, I nodded and off we went to get them. Now here we are a year later and I am majorly obsessed with the girls. Funny how that happens, right?
In case you missed it, here’s what we shared on the blog this week:
Finding outdoor furniture for our small patio area in the backyard was such a challenge. We were working with a very limited space and only certain pieces would fit! Thankfully, Stori Modern hooked us up with some gorgeous pieces that were totally perfect (we went with the Graphic collection), but I wanted to share some other chic, small space outdoor furniture options with you in case you’re on the hunt, too. I tried really hard to curate a mix of pricepoints, too because a few of you have passed along that feedback!
This definitely won’t be news to long-time readers: plants are one of my favorite ways to decorate a space — indoors and out! There’s just something about them that make an empty house or apartment feel like a home. For example, when I moved into #mytinybungalow the first thing I brought over was my giant tree! And because I majorly have plants on the brain right now thanks to our complete backyard overhaul, I thought, why not put together some of my best recommendations for styling a variety of plants in a small space? Of course you can use these tips for any size space, but I did put some thought into all the awkward nooks and limited window space of tiny homes.
Finishing our backyard is basically like our gateway drug into entertaining soooo much more than ever before in #mytinybungalow. Since completing the renovation, we’ve had dinner outside nearly every night and most of the time we have guests joining us! It’s also feeling wayyy more summery in Seattle — which basically means all I want is to have cut loose, kick back, and have some fun (aka no more work, please). Summer is also just the best time for cocktails, especially a shandy, ya know what I mean? I’ve actually ALWAYS wanted to do a fancy shandy recipe here on the blog and now we finally have one! Meet the lemon balm and grapefruit shandy, your new favorite drink for the impending summer months.
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While attending a major event like High Point Market, it is so easy to get totally overwhelmed. There is just so much to absorb over just a few short and harried days. I finally had time to sift through (over 850) photos I took during Market and wanted to share a few more home decor highlights with you + some notes on why each moment felt important from a design perspective. Let’s get started, shall we? I suggest grabbing a coffee, cuz this is a long post with so much inspiration!
Fixer upper life, oof. Not only can a renovation project take over your life, but it can take over your face and cause some majorrr breakouts. I know I can’t be the only one that happens to, right? With our most recent makeover, I kept my skincare routine on track and I noticed a major difference, so I figured I would share it with you! Here’s my quick and (fairly) easy routine to maintain clear skin during a renovation.