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!
How did you enjoy our first installment of the new Small Space Squad? If you have no clue what I’m talking about, we launched a new series where I interview small space bloggers and influencers, then share their tips for making the most out of their small spaces! For our second installment, we’re featuring the super-unique and beautiful space of blogger and designer Mallory Fletchall of Reserve Home. Not only does she make the most stunning decorative poufs and pillows, she also knows how to make her small space stand out. Come along as we tour Mallory’s bright, airy, and colorful home.
Despite the various Valentine’s Day DIY and recipe posts you see here on the blog, that’s usually the extent to which we celebrate Valentine’s Day. I waiver between feeling like it’s a made up, Hallmark holiday or thinking of it as a day to show love just a little bit more. Sean and I are usually just really low-key about Valentine’s Day in general. It sort of feels awkward though, especially when we try to explain it to people. This doesn’t mean we don’t try to do something special for the other! If you’re in the same boat as us, I figured it would help to share a list of non-traditional ways to express love! Oh and p.s., these tips are great if you’re on a budget, too.
I’ve always shared wellness ideas and topics here on the blog, but one wellness trend, in particular, has caught my eye lately — journaling. I mentioned it before in my wellness series, but didn’t really go into tons of detail… especially in regards to my practice of using a gratitude journal. It’s something I’ve been into for a while, so I thought I’d make a post out of it and share tips on how to start a journal yourself, how I use journaling and why a gratitude journal specifically appeals to me.
When I watch this video, it really does feel like we’re in the home stretch. If there is one piece of this massive kitchen-shaped puzzle that has been missing, it’s the sink. After 6 months of washing dishes either with the hose (it is currently 22 degrees in Seattle) or in the bathtub… our new farmhouse sink is positively a dream.
Two years ago, I started the practice of sharing some of the feedback I have received during my annual reader survey. At the core of my mission for this blog is to always be open, honest, and totally authentic with you. This is why writing this post is sometimes the hardest one I’ll write, but also so valuable. I simply want the blog to be the best possible resource for you! So without further ado, let’s dig into this year’s reader survey results.