My New Morning Self Care Routine

My New Morning Self Care Routine #selfcare #wellness #selfcareroutine #morningritual #morningroutine #relaxation #slowdown #meditation #fiveminutejournal

Mornings and I haven’t always gotten along. As I struggled with my insomnia, mornings felt like this painful thing… all I wanted to do was stay in bed and sleep if I could. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that I take after my dad and grandpa more. It’s time to admit that I’m more productive in the mornings and that my day generally goes better if I wake up early. That doesn’t mean I don’t fully enjoy and appreciate sleeping in. It’s just that I’ve learned to embrace being a morning person. And with that comes starting a new habit: my morning self care routine.

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Small Space Design Q&A #2

Small Space Design Q&A: I'm answering questions about how to layer rugs, how to pick rugs that match, if you can layer rugs over carpet, how to store shoes in a small space, my biggest regrets in our kitchen renovation, & more! #smallspaces #tipsandtricks #tinyhome

I am always so blown away by how thoughtful and amazing you all are. Every time I ask for submissions for my new Small Space Design Q&A series, I get soooo many amazing ones. And, of course, on my end I’m more than happy to answer them. I really just love being a resource for you! Today’s Q&A covers topics like styling rugs, hiding cords, shoe storage, my biggest regrets with our kitchen, and more! So without further ado, let’s dig into even more of your small space design questions:

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How to Decorate with Large Indoor Plants in a Small Space

How to Decorate with Large Indoor Plants in a Small Space. #plants #houseplants #lowlightplants #indoorgardening #smallspaces #tipsandtricks #tinyhome #decoratingwithplants

Houseplants of any size are definitely a decorating must-have in my book. Not only do they help circulate and clean the air, but it’s always nice to have something alive in your home. There are tons of options for small space-friendly houseplants, but it seems like size is always an issue. We have quite a few large indoor plants in our tiny bungalow, which means I’m often asked for tips on incorporating them into homes. I know it can feel daunting to bring a giant tree into your space, but these styling hacks will help you hoard plants with confidence!

image source: photography & styling by Jojotastic.

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10 Self-Care Ideas for Spring

10 Self-Care Ideas To Help You Celebrate Springtime! #selfcare #wellness #springtime #spring #springselfcare #selfcareroutine #selfcaretips

When did it become March??? This is nuts. I really feel like 2019 is flying by! With each change of season, I try to re-evaluate my self-care and wellness plan. Maybe that means letting a habit go because it doesn’t serve me for the new season… or adding a new idea to my repertoire. Today I am sharing 10 self-care ideas that are inspired by springtime!

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My Search for a Stylish Countertop Compost Bin

Stylish Countertop Compost Bins + Tips for Picking the Best Composter! #compost #zerowaste #minimalism #howtocompost #compostbin #kitchen

Here in Seattle, we’re legally required to compost… which is awesome! But it can also mean having a box of sort of rotting stuff on your counter. That’s decidedly not awesome. As our kitchen gets closer and closer to being finished, I’m on the hunt for stylish pieces to add to it, including a stylish compost bin! It may seem weird, but a stylish, yet functional countertop compost bin is shockingly hard to find. So I wanted to share a few of my fave options with you!

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Our Weekend in the North Cascades

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I always wonder whether you guys are interested in seeing our behind-the-scenes, real life mountain adventures. But here’s the thing: I really want to show them to you! I think it’s so easy to get caught up in everything being perfect and lovely and beautiful on the internet, but part of what I love about video (aka vlogs) is that it’s soooo much more real. So this past weekend, when we went to the North Cascades to do some wedding planning stuff, we shot some video. Get ready to see some of our funny friends, our misadventures, and our second attempt at cross country skiing.

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How to Care for Your Pets During A Renovation

How to Care for Your Pets During A Renovation! Tips for keeping cats and dogs happy, healthy, and safe during a remodel and while living in a construction site. #pets #renovation #fixerupper #dachshund #kitchenremodel

Not only is our long-overdue kitchen renovation taking a toll on us, it’s also taking a toll on the pets. A few of you have reached out and asked how they are doing, especially when I posted a prompt for my Q&A series. So I thought it was time to check in, let you know how they are doing, and offer some tips that have helped us to care for our pets during a renovation!

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