4 Small Batch Candle Brands I Love

Support Small Businesses & Make Your Home Smell Amazing with These Small Batch Candles

You may not know this, but one of my very first jobs out of college was designing packaging for candles. Part of that job was drawing inspiration from the fragrance of the candle and it really set the stage for me to become totally, wholeheartedly obsessed with home fragrance, especially candles. I wouldn’t call myself a fragrance snob by any means.. but I am definitely picky when it comes to scents and the candles we burn in our home. I also love candle in particular because so many of them are handmade or handpoured by small businesses — seriously, there are so many amazing small batch candles out there! But today I wanted to share 4 of my absolute favorites + the scents I love the most from each.

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How We Keep Our White Sofa Clean (With Pets!)

How to keep a white sofa clean with pets. Care instructions for white couch, how to keep white upholstery clean, plus cleaning hacks for fabric and fabric care tips and tricks

With 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 humans, and countless (outdoor) chickens, people think we’re nuts for having a white sofa. And trust me, up until we got it, I would have agreed with them! But now that we’ve lived with a white sofa for over 2 years, I’m happy to report that I have zero regrets. While it doesn’t look totally brand new, it still looks pretty darn good — especially given how much use it gets! So today I’m sharing how we keep a white sofa clean, including alllllll the cleaning tools I use. Let’s get started.

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Our Cabin Bedroom Suite Renovation (Part 4)

Cabin bedroom makeover and main bedroom suite renovation in our PNW cabin

Let me just say… renovation fatigue is REAL. This is my update in 2 weeks and that’s because I’m just so swamped and overwhelmed. Not just with my actual work, but with our cabin bedroom renovation. And the biggest road block is me because I’m so tired of painting! Add in that the weather is getting warmer, the sun is out more, and my spring fever is taking over my life. I’ve gotten loads of questions about what on earth is going on with this renovation project, so here’s a rundown of where we’re at and what else we need to do for our cabin bedroom suite renovation.

BTW there’s a really interesting discussion happening in the comments section of this Instagram post about renovation fagitue — lots of great advice and insight!

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Before & After: Turning Our Concrete Patio into a Relaxing Backyard Retreat

Before and after makeover reveal: our backyard concrete pad refresh on a budget with @bhglivebetter @walmart with stylish and affordable outdoor furniture, decor, lighting, planters and more. Shop the post & learn more on jojotastic.com #BHGlivebetter #walmart #betterhomesandgardens #AD
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I’m not gonna lie… our outdoor spaces have sort of been the lowest priority since we moved to the cabin. Mostly because it’s still not quiiiite spring here yet! In fact, the day after I took these photos, it snowed! So when Better Homes & Gardens exclusively at Walmart challenged me to refresh an outdoor space, I was really worried. The weather is so unpredictable out here, plus I hadn’t even begun to wrap my mind around what I wanted to do on our concrete patio. You’ll see the before photo and totally understand… but thankfully, there are SO MANY amazing options for outdoor decor, furniture, planters, lighting, and even plants that they basically did my job for me. I am beyond thrilled with how easy and affordable it was to transform this boring concrete patio into the perfect relaxing retreat — especially since it’s right outside of our main bedroom suite!

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5 Tips for Finding the Best Moroccan Rugs

5 Tips for Finding the Best Moroccan Rugs including how to budget, what size to choose, how to find good vintage one-of-a-kind rigs, and more!

When we moved into the cabin, I decided I wanted our rugs to each feel like miniature pieces of art. A great example of that is the pink Moroccan rug in our living room. It’s a total work of art, don’t you think?? But I hear often that it can be intimidating to select a rug, especially a one-of-a-kind Moroccan rug. So today, I wanted to share my go-to tips and tricks to help you find the best Moroccan rugs! I also think that many of these suggestions are great when it comes to shopping for vintage or OOAK rugs, so definitely keep that in mind, too.

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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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