It’s finally time to eat every meal outside and I am HERE FOR IT! I love dining al fresco on our patio. But we have one rule: no glass outdoors. No one needs a pet or person stepping on broken glass! So with that in mind, I recently invested in a full set of reusable outdoor dinnerware, drinkware and serveware so that we are fully prepared for summer entertaining. Ready to do the same? Here are some super cute melamine plates, cups, and more to get you inspired!Continue reading “Cute Melamine Plates, Cups & Serveware for Outdoor Dining”
With camping season pretty much here, now is a great time to talk about one very important component of outdoor adventure: being a responsible camper. In my opinion, knowing how to camp responsibly without impact on the environment is one of the most important things you can do as an outdoors person. It doesn’t matter if you’re going for an afternoon hike or a multi-day backpacking excursion or a group car camping outing. These tips are are all things that I do every time I do anything remotely outdoorsy and I hope you’ll join me in being a good steward of our great outdoors.Continue reading “How To Be a Responsible Camper & Outdoors Person”
I don’t know about you, but I have been in the mood to fill our cabin with plants lately! They just make me happy and given that I’m grieving, I’ll take all the joy I can get. I’ve shared tons of inspiration and tips about houseplants here on the blog (full list below), but I have yet to share my favorite plants to keep in the kitchen specifically. With so many options, I know it can feel daunting to pick just a few. So I wanted to share a bit about the best plants to put in a kitchen to inspire you! Let me know what you think of this list + if there are any additional plants to keep in mind!Continue reading “These 7 Plants Will Thrive in Your Kitchen”
Laundry was definitely a fraught issue in our cabin up until recently. We had a small electrical fire in the dryer about two months ago and then we discovered that our washing machine needed to be retired (refer to this really gross discovery). So now that we’ve replaced our machines (not pictured! I haven’t had a chance to take photos of them yet), we’re finally getting through a backlog of dirty clothes and bedding. Given that our laundry area is actually a closet, I’ve had to get really creative with organization in our small laundry room, so today I wanted to share a few in depth tips in case you’re in the same boat!Continue reading “My Best Tips for Organizing a Small Laundry Room”
Hi friends. I’ve admittedly put off writing this post for over a week, but it’s time to get back to normalcy and routine. I want to start by thanking everyone who’s sent kind words, flowers, and even memes to bring some lightheartedness to our lives. Every time a major life event happens (and there have been a lot of them recently), we are always amazed by the amount of love we receive.Continue reading “Life Update”
Woof, the cooking fatigue is REAL. Especially now that we live in the mountains. I literally cook every single meal every single day. It’s a LOT. It got to the point where I felt like I was making the same thing day in and day out… so I went in a mini cookbook buying spree recently. In case you’re also in a cooking rut, I wanted to share a few cookbook recommendations I’ve loving these days! I hope they help to inspire you to try something different. Here are my current favorite cookbooks + the recipes I’ve been making the most from them.Continue reading “Cookbooks I’ve Been Loving Lately”
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When we lived in the city (and before COVID), Sean and I always made time for date night. Usually that meant dinner out, followed by some cocktails. But now we live in the middle of nowhere! Combine that with the fact that Sean is away during the week and, well… we need a date night! So I decided to surprise him the other night by setting up a tropical oasis at home under our pergola. I teamed up with Better Homes & Gardens exclusively at Walmart to create a cozy, tropical vacation-inspired spot on our property that’s perfect for date night. Here’s how:Continue reading “Date Night Idea: Create a Tropical Oasis At Home”