Essential Stylist Tricks to Make a Room Appear Larger

Essential Stylist Tricks to Make a Room Appear Larger. How to make a small room feel bigger and taller, expert tips from a stylist

This blog post is one that’s been percolating in my brain for ages. I feel like no matter the size of your home, there’s always at least one room that feels smaller than it actually is… which can kinda be a bummer! But fear not, there are quite a few easy stylist tricks to make a room appear larger. Today I’m sharing my favorites that I’ve used in both of our homes that work every time. If you’ve tried any of them or have others to add to the list, let me know! I’m allllways looking for more home decor hacks, as you all know.

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7 Outdoor Decor Ideas to Spruce Up Your Space for Spring & Summer

7 Ideas to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space for Spring & Summer on a budget! affordable outdoor decorating ideas

Now that we have 2 acres, it’s like we have outdoor space for daysssss. There’s an an outdoor dining area, a firepit area, a grilling area… heck, even the hot tub has it’s own little zone! I know not everyone has loads and loads of space to create the ultimate outdoor oasis, but I’m sure you can still do something to make your outdoor space feel special — even if it’s a tiny balcony in the city! So with that in mind, I decided it’s a great time to round up my best outdoor decor ideas for sprucing things up. I hope you love these ideas!

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Cute Melamine Plates, Cups & Serveware for Outdoor Dining

Dine Outside All Summer Long with These Cute Melamine Plates, Cups & Serveware — perfect for summer entertaining, dinner parties, eating outside al fresco and more

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!

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How To Be a Responsible Camper & Outdoors Person

How To Be a Responsible Camper & Outdoors Person. essential rules for backpacking, camping, climbing, and hiking

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.

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These 7 Plants Will Thrive in Your Kitchen

The best houseplants to put in a kitchen including pothos, snake plant, spider plant, venus flytrap and more kitchen house plants to try!

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!

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My Best Tips for Organizing a Small Laundry Room

Small laundry closet organization ideas on a budget. storage tips, cleaning supply storage, stylish laundry baskets and more. Shop the post & learn more on

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!

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Life Update

A quick life update about my health, our cabin, our pets, my business, and more.

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.

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