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You’re probably wondering why on earth I am tackling another makeover so soon after our kitchen reveal… and whose house this is! Recently, I was given the opportunity to team up with Amazon Home to makeover a space. After perusing the mix of furniture and decor they offer, I knew exactly what I wanted to revamp. I asked Andy, my soon-to-be father-in-law, if I could transform the living and dining rooms in his Craftsman house — and thankfully he said yes! Let’s dig into the before photos + the design plan.
Whenever I’m anxious and overwhelmed, I engage in a stress-cleaning spree. To me, nothing feels better than a good ole declutter sesh. It is sooo cathartic. But with the influx of Marie Kondo, no shopping challenges, and minimalism, getting organized can feel really daunting — no matter the size of your home. I wanted to share some of my best organizing tips that are approachable and actually realistic in the hopes of inspiring you. So often it can be a lot to tackle, but with these tips, I find that getting organized is a lot easier.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!