Do you think it’s too soon to think of Thanksgiving? I’m sort of on the fence about it… but then I also always feel like the holidays sneak up on me! Like, how is tomorrow Halloween already?? When did this happen? I digress. Back to Thanksgiving… entertaining is always my favorite part of the holidays. I love having people over, feeding them, keeping their wine glasses full. The whole nine yards. Even with our kitchen in shambles, I have high hopes of some low-key small space Thanksgiving entertaining. I’m also on this kick where I want everything in our new kitchen to be absolutely amazing, so I’ve been rethinking everything I have and making a few key purchases. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time or bajillionth time, this post should help you feel confident and prepared!
While I am a true devotee to the Waterhog doormat lifestyle, I can’t help myself when it comes to seasonally- inspired fall doormats. A chic fall doormat is a great way to welcome guests for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all the way into the winter holidays… all while helping to keep mud and dirt outside where it belongs! During my extensive internet search for this post, I was amazing by how many fall doormats are on the market… and also how many of them were chic and not too kitschy.
Let’s be real here for a moment: shopping for any sized home is difficult enough, but when you limit the square footage… well, that’s when things get interesting! Over the past 3 years, I like to think I’ve become an expert when it comes to small spaces. After all, #mytinybungalow is only 640 sqft total. I definitely have some favorites when it comes to finding furniture and storage pieces, so I wanted to share my holy grail list of small-space friendly stores with you!
September is totally my favorite month. I love that the weather is getting a bit cooler, but that the days are still long. Also, you can’t beat that golden fall light! Here in Seattle, the temperature dips at night now, so often I find myself reaching for a throw when we settle into the couch for a bit of binge watching (um, when do we talk about Ozark??). In #mytinybungalow, we actually keep a basket stocked with cozy throw blankets so that there are always a few available as needed, especially when we have house guests. I definitely have some favorites, so I wanted to round up the coziest, softest, warmest throws for you, just in time for fall and it’s chilly weather!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schlage. The opinions and text are all mine.
As I mentioned briefly before, once #mytinybungalow is totally finished, we plan to use it as a vacation rental. Initially, I thought a normal rental would work, but the more we think about it… the more we want the flexibility to stay at the house whenever we feel like it! This strategy would fit in nicely with our longterm goal of owning and living in a cabin in the mountains, so every home improvement project we take on is with these goals in mind. Today I partnered with Schlage to share tips for how to prepare your house to be a vacation rental — especially so you get great ratings and repeat guests!
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Oddly enough, one of the most intense debates that Sean and I have had over the kitchen renovation is about lighting! Apparently, we both have a lot of opinions when it comes to the finishes, shape, size, and location of the lighting. Who knew? Anyways, thankfully our lighting sponsor, Rejuvenation, has everything we need (and more) to choose lighting that will make both of us happy and compliment Sarah’s gorgeous design plan. Here are some of the options we considered + the combo we ultimately chose.