Life Update

A quick life update about my health, our cabin, our pets, my business, and more.

It’s been a minute since I shared a deeper life update here on the blog. If you follow me on Instagram, you get more of a picture of my day-to-day life and everything going on. But I feel like here on the blog, it’s more about sharing posts and content I think you guys would find helpful and inspiring… so sometimes life updates don’t always happen! So I wanted to take a bit of time to share what’s going on + also explain why I haven’t been as consistent of posting here to the blog every day. Definitely let me know if you enjoy this time of post!

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4 On-Trend Etsy Shops You Need to Know About

4 On-trend Etsy Shops you have to know about for the best vintage home decor, affordable Moroccan rugs, one-of-a-kind decor, and rattan mini lamps!

Now that we have more than doubled our square footage, it’s like a decorating dream for me! There are so many spaces to decorate and style… so much opportunity! Because of this, I’ve gone deeeeeeep into Etsy to source truly one-of-a-kind pieces for our cabin. During my searches, I’ve found some really wonderful shops that you need to know about.

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Lighting Trend Alert: Mushroom Lamps

Shop The Lighting Trend: 13 of the Best Mushroom Lamps for accent lighting on a nightstand, sideboard, side table, or bookshelf

While sourcing lighting for our cabin, I’ve been focusing on finding pieces that are either vintage, thrifted, or vintage in feel. To me, it’s important for this home to have a more eclectic, curated look than our last home. Because of that, I feel like I’m so much more aware of how lighting trends ebb and flow… and then ultimately come back. A good example of that is the mushroom lamp trend that is popping up now (pun very much intended). I absolutely love the tortoise version I sourced from Urban Outfitters, but have been eying a few other of these diminutive cuties to sprinkle throughout our home. Here are a few faves that I’m loving right now in case you’d like to add one or two to your home!

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6 Things About Chicken Keeping I Didn’t Know Before Getting Hens

6 Surprising Things about Chicken Keeping You Should Know Before Getting a Backyard Flock!

I can alllllmost feel spring in the air and to me that means one thing: getting more chicks to add to our flock! Last year’s chicks are nearly a year old if you can believe it. If you’re considering getting chicks or chickens this spring, I thought it would be a good time to share some of the unexpected things I’ve learned along the way. Chicken keeping is definitely a learning process that I am still figuring out (and probably will always be figuring out). But I love it and find it to be so good for the soul.

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Our Cabin Bedroom Suite Renovation: Flooring & Bathroom Plans (Part 3)

Cabin bedroom makeover and main bedroom suite renovation in our PNW cabin, paint is Current Mood by Clare Paint

WOW I was not expecting so many people to be interested in last week’s progress check in about our cabin bedroom suite project! I am truly so honored that you want to know all about this project, even the ugly stuff. So today I wanted to share another update + my design plans for our bathroom. Keep in mind that this bathroom is basically our temporary solution until we can fully renovate it.

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My Best Tips for Winter Camping

How to safely go winter camping. essentials for camping off the grid, van life, mountain adventures, hiking, and rock climbing! tips for layering for warmth, how to stay warm while camping, and more. Every single piece of outdoor gear and equipment we take in the Pacific Northwest in our Vanagon #vanlife #camping #hiking

Oh March… I’m not sure about where you live, but here in the rainy PNW this month is when I start to daydream about warmer days and going camping. Especially now that we live at the foothills of our fave mountains! But here’s the thing: it is still very much possible to stay cozy and enjoy yourself while winter camping… you just need to be prepared. We’ve done quite a bit of winter camping, so I wanted to put together some of my best tips for you. Definitely leave a comment with any tips that you have, as well!

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7 Home Improvement Items I Swear By

7 Home Improvement Items I Swear By including the best rug pad, rug tape, step stool and more! The perfect list to help on fixer upper and renovation projects

I’m in the process of building a totally updated, brand new website and part of that will be a section dedicated to all of my favorite things — including home improvement items that I recommend and swear by! But until then, I wanted to share 7 of my favorites. This list ranges from smaller, un-seen items that quietly make your home better in the background… and larger, more visible daily use items. Everything on this list is something we’ve had in both of our homes and highly recommend! I hope you like it and leave a comment if there’s anything you recommend adding to the list.

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