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It all started in November: Sean and I were chatting about the living room and one of us mentioned that we need a new TV. The existing one had been with me since I graduated college and was a bit dated, to say the least (the speakers would buzz and rattle with any hint of bass). Flash forward to Black Friday and suddenly we had bought a 55″ television. While this was a definite upgrade from our 37″ dinosaur TV, it was also quiiite an addition to our tiny living room. If you saw my Instagram Stories, you know how overwhelmed I was when the giant TV came into our home. Truth be told, I thought about returning it, but then I fell for it… hard. High definition is sort of amazing, as is not having to search for my glasses to watch The Bachelor. Anyways, after we wall-mounted it, I realized that I’d have to get creative in a big way to make it blend a bit more into our tiny home. And that’s when Art.com enters the picture (pun very much intended) — their vast selection and The Gallery Wall Designer and ArtView™ in their easy-to-use app made it a breeze for me to select a pre-curated gallery wall and order.
Not gonna lie, this year I definitely phoned it in with the holiday decorations in my home. Between not being able to walk for half the year and then having the busiest Q3 and Q4 ever for this blog, I just didn’t really have the time, energy, or gumption. Last weekend I finally got my act together enough to put our ornaments on the tree and sprinkle some tiny lights around the house. I thought it would be fun to share a quick little video with you guys to show how we decorated the bungalow + a few photos, too!
PS — make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel cuz I’m planning tonsss of new videos in 2018!
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When I first discovered EBTH, I just about lost my mind because I was still laid up on the couch nursing my broken leg and couldn’t physically attend any local estate sales. EBTH satisfied my estate sale cravings in a big way by making it possible for me to shop while elevating and icing my leg. Ever since I’ve been hooked! Now that it’s officially the holiday season, I partnered with EBTH to share how I’ve curated an eclectic holiday vibe in my home this year (and my low-stress entertaining tips for Christmas Day).
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I have a confession to make… my home doesn’t always smell the freshest. For starters, having a tiny zoo in a tiny house doesn’t help. We’re also still very much fighting the ‘old house smell’ that’s been lingering for the past 2 years. About 4 or 5 months ago, Aera sent me their patented Aera Smart Home Fragrance Starter Set and, quite frankly, I am obsessed with it. Gone are the days of quickly lighting candles before people come over or having plug ins (that are too heavy to even stay in my outlets #oldhouseproblems). So today I’m revealing my secret source and sharing my new favorite way to make my home smell + the details of a giveaway!
So… you might have heard on my social channels yesterday that I was nominated in the Small Space category of the Domino Design Blog Awards (shameless plug, please vote for me). I’m having so many emotions about it and, really, just had to write a post about it. Some of you may not know the full story of how I came to live in #mytinybungalow. Essentially, a year after my grandpa passed away I found out that he had willed me the money for a down payment on my first house. I had never even considered owning a house up until that point because I was a bit of a wanderer. I’d moved across the country 3 times, I didn’t own a sofa, I never thought I’d ever be able to afford a house in Seattle. But now I do own a house and it’s been utterly life changing. This beyond-generous gift from my grandfather has truly changed my life and I’m totally overwhelmed by the impact of it.
But this home has become so much more to me than a house.
Today’s post has me feelin’ a good bit of excitement and nervousness… because it’s the first ever No Make Up Home Tour! Started by my friend Kyla of House of Hipsters, this is the opportunity to see what my home really looks like, day to day, without the styling, the photoshopping, the editing. And you get to see lots of other bloggers’ homes as well (be sure to check out the full list below to see everyone’s home). So you’re probably asking why I’m nervous. Well, you’re about to see my kitchen and bathroom, two rooms I have never been shown on the blog before! So grab a coffee and a snack and get ready for some fun and REAL home tours.