Monthly Life Update, September 2021

moody photography of sailboats in Seattle, Puget Sound. A quick life update about my health, our cabin, our pets, my business, and more.

Wow, yet another month of 2021 has breezed by! September is honestly my favorite month because it’s when the weather starts to turn. I looove the golden light, autumnal colors just starting to peek through, and the cooler temps. Plus, our wedding anniversary falls in September. This month found us just as busy as last month, so I’m excited to share a bit more of a personal look behind-the-scenes in our latest monthly life update!

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Everything You Need to Know About Selecting a Paint Finish

Everything You Need to Know About Selecting a Paint Finish! How to pick the right paint finish for each renovation project, the difference between paint finishes like high gloss, eggshell, satin, flat

If there’s one part of renovating a home that is challenging, it’s selecting paint. We’ve already covered my entire process for choosing paint color. But today it’s all about sharing my experience and how to choose the right paint finish! High gloss, semi-gloss, eggshell — what does it all mean?! If you’ve often wondered if you’ve made the right selection while standing at the paint counter, know you’re not alone in trying to determine the best paint finish for your project. Here’s a helpful guide all about how to choose a paint finish for every room in your home!

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Looking Back on One Year in Our PNW Cabin

Looking Back on One Year in Our PNW Cabin, a recap of all our renovations including a black bathroom with beadboard

WOW, I literally cannot believe it but today is officially the one year anniversary of us leaving city life behind and moving into our PNW cabin. The time has both flown by and crawled along. We’ve had some amazing successes, a lot of really gross discoveries and countless laughs. I’m a firm believer in celebrating milestones in life and living in a spot for one year is definitely on that list. So today’s blog post is dedicated to looking back on one year of cabin life and everything we’ve learned along the way. I hope you enjoy this post!

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My Favorite Fall Home Decor (All Under $100)

Affordable fall home decor finds, all under $100 including pumpkin candles, candle holders, cozy pillows, plaid throws, fall wreaths, autumn serving platters and more!

Oh fall, I am SO glad you’re here! I am definitely someone who loves loves loves autumn. I don’t go as far as to embrace pumpkin spice lattes (I’m all about that pumpkin bread instead). But what I LOVE the most is fall home decor. Give me all of it: the fancy fantasy pumpkins, rich shades of ochre and burgundy, plaid, mums, crispy leaves. Yes, please. In case you need help getting into the mood, here are some gorgeous and affordable fall home decor picks that I’m totally into right now.

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How To Choose Bedroom Paint Colors (My Best Tips!)

Trying to pick the perfect bedroom paint color? These tips from an interior stylist will help you select wall color with confidence every time! Bedroom paint, main bedroom paint color, best paint for bedroom, interior design tips and tricks from

For most, the bedroom is a place where we can escape the hustle and bustle of the world, slip into our soft, comfortable bed, and simply let the stress melt away. When decorating your bedroom, it’s important that you select colors that match the type of serenity you want to feel when you’re in the bedroom. Choosing the wrong colors can even affect the quality of sleep you receive, so the decision is not to be taken lightly. Today I’m sharing my best tips for picking paint colors for a bedroom — I hope they help you!

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Underwear Reviews Recap

Underwear Thesis recap bracket, my search for the best pair of cotton underwear and underwear reviews

Now that there are loads of underwear reviews here on the blog as part of my highly scientific Underwear Thesis project, I wanted to create a single post that recaps ALL of the reviews. Essentially, this is your one-stop-shop for everything Underwear Thesis related. Looking for a specific brand review? It’s here! Looking for the bracket in order to find my absolute favorite brand of underwear? It’s here! If there’s anything additional you’d like to see, leave a comment and let me know.

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Underwear Thesis: Thunderpants Review

My unbiased and unfiltered review of Thunderpants underwear including the hipster and high-rise bikini underwear! tips and tricks from a textile designer and fabric expert to help you be a more informed consumer and better shopper. Full review including washability, inclusivity, fit, sustainability and ethical practices.

Wow, it’s the last day of Underwear Thesis… where did the week go?? I hope you’re loving the reviews and learning a ton. As this series evolves, I want to incorporate more small businesses who are entering into the underwear game and today’s review is a great example. Today we’re breaking down the details of my full Thunderpants underwear review — this is my most requested brand to check out, btw!

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