Small Space Squad Home Tour: Eleven Houses

Small Space Squad Home Tour: Inside a 1920s Fixer Upper, Home to Jenn of Eleven Houses! @elevenhouses #smallspaces #tinyhouse #livesmall #smallspacesquad #hometour #housetour #minimalist #moderndecor #modernrustic #modernfarmhouse

Typically, when I find new small space dwellers to interview for Small Space Squad, I get really, really excited. It’s not every day that you meet someone (even virtually) with the same lifestyle ethos as you! I was especially stoked when I ‘met’ Jenn Freeman from Eleven Houses. Jenn is an amazing DIY-er who is lovingly renovating a 1920s home on a budget. Oh, and she has Rebecca Atwood wallpaper in her bedroom, too! Can you see why I’d be drawn to her yet?? Let’s tour this historic, stylish small space.

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Weekend Wellness: What is Decision Fatigue?

All About Decision Fatigue & How to Combat It. #wellness #selfcare #brainhealth #productivity #productivityhack #decisionfatigue

Typically, I am really good at making decisions, especially of the split second variety. I trust my instincts, but when I don’t, I always take the time to do my research, bounce ideas of friends and family, and take my time. But now with our wedding less than 60 days away… I have found myself in the deep dark hole of decision fatigue. As a classic over-thinker, I spent some time looking up what exactly it is and ways I can ease my mind. Here’s what I’ve found so far!

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Homemade Mosquito Repellent Tiki Torches | DIY

How to Make Homemade Mosquito Repellent Tiki Torches. Banish bugs and add chic decor to your outdoor area with these essential oil-infused tiki torches made from vintage glassware. Get the full tutorial at Jojotastic.com #diy #summer #patio #essentialoils #mosquitorepellent #homemadebugrepellent #tikitorch #summerDIY #outdoorentertaining

The Fourth of July is behind us and summer is in full force — even here in Seattle! That means plenty of barbecuing, al fresco dinners, and evening spent drinking rosé on the back porch. Aka, total bliss. And, while the vitamin D and warm breezes are a definite perk, the buzzing mosquitoes are more than a minor annoyance. Rather than stocking up on the standard bug-repellant citronella candles, I wanted to make something a little more special. Enter: our essential oil-infused homemade mosquito repellent tiki torches, crafted from pretty vintage glassware (for that extra-special touch!).

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Q&A #6: All About Our Backyard Chickens

Q&A: Answering Your Questions about Our Backyard Chickens! #urbanfarming #backyardchickens #chickens #fancychickens #chickencoop #chickenkeeping #Q&A #questionandanswer

Sometimes I feel like there’s a split between what I share here on the blog and what I share on Instagram… specifically our backyard chickens! In an effort to be more transparent about every facet of our life AND to make life a little easier on myself, I’ve been trying to merge to the two more and more. Plus, apparently consistency is good for this blogging and social media thing? ANYWHOO. I get sooo many questions about how to keep backyard chickens, so it was high time for me to dig in and answer ’em all for you.

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Seattle Neighborhood Travel Guide: Ballard Edition

Seattle Travel Guide: What to Eat, See, & Shop in Ballard! Visiting Seattle and the Pacific Northwest? Check out these tips for the Ballard neighborhood in the Emerald City. #seattle #travelguide #ballard #cityguide #PNW #pacificnorthwest

I’ve gone back and forth a bit on whether I want to do neighborhood-specific travel guides for Seattle. Lately, I’ve gotten asked a TON for recommendations though, so here we go! The Emerald City has manyyy incredible neighborhoods, but I wanted to start with the one I call home: Ballard. There’s so much to share about this awesome corner of Seattle… so let’s dig in!

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My 5 Favorite Low Light House Plants

My 5 Favorite Low Light House Plants! #plants #houseplants #lowlightplants #indoorgardening #tipsandtricks #decoratingwithplants #zzplant #begonia #nerveplant #snakeplant #monstera

Thankfully, our tiny bungalow has an abundance of beautiful, bright natural light. That was all but a prerequisite when I was house hunting! Our bathroom however… it is quite a cave. There isn’t a single window in there. But a bathroom is the perfect place for plants thanks to the humidity. So I’ve been hunting for low light house plants that can survive in there. Here’s a bit of what I found during my research + links to buy cuttings or entire plants!

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The Friday Edit

The Friday Edit. It's BACK! Check out my list of the top reads, interesting posts, delicious recipes, and MORE from the week. #weekendreading #fridayedit #recap #aperolspritz #spritz

Remember when I used to pop in and share what’s inspiring me each week?? I’ve been missing The Friday Edit lately, so -boom- it’s back! Mostly, I’ve come to the realization more and more that I’m an obsessive sharer of information. What better way than to do a post every other week? I still want to share wellness-related posts as part of Weekend Wellness series, but I’m thinking they will alternate each week. What do you think? I’d love to know how you feel about this change in blog content.

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