Ok, I know it might feel like our kitchen renovation is dragging on… that’s probably because it actually IS. It’s April now and we started back in August. So yeah, 9 months… my bff joked that I could have had a baby in this time and she’s not wrong. Trust me, the joke is not lost on us! Anyways, I wanted to share yet another progress report with you guys… and thank you for your encouragement, kind words, and following during this ridiculous remodel journey! You know that I only keep it real with you, so the fact that you’ve been so incredibly supportive through this whole ordeal means the world to both me and Sean.
I’ve been lucky enough to call Anne Sage a close pal for a long time. She’s one of my truest friends that I’ve met in this crazy world of blogging and Instagram and we go way back. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her different apartments and homes evolve over the years — but her place now is simply STUNNING! I am so excited to share today’s Small Space Squad home tour. Get ready to treat your eyes to the beautifully minimalist, yet cozy home of Anne Sage, her lovely husband, and their four pets.
I know it sounds so simple, but it bears repeating: the type of lighting in your bedroom plays a huge role in how well (or poorly!) you sleep. As someone who’s struggled with insomnia for most of my adult life, I can attest to this. I’ve pretty much inspected every facet of our bedroom in the hopes of maximizing my ability to sleep. With so much research and insight, I figured it was time for me to share with you about changing your lighting can help you sleep better!
One thing that I am asked about a ton is where I got the artwork in our home. We definitely have an eclectic mix, ranging from prints to vintage oil paintings to wall hangings to old posters. Personally, I prefer to have a mix of art rather than pieces from a single source because it makes our home feel more curated and special to us. It’s entirely up to you though! I thought it would help if I shared my favorite, go-to online sources to buy artwork, plus some faves.
You guys… I am on the warpath! The warpath against plastics, that is. Not only do we try to maintain a low-waste household, we are also working on eliminating plastic usage entirely. With the news that New York is going to ban plastic bags, I felt like it was time to share another post about changes I’ve made to be more eco-conscious in our own home. I hope these tips to go plastic-free your daily life help! I swear, they are easy to do.
For a long time I was extremely anti-faux plants. My bff tried to convince me to put one in a darkish corner when I was styling her home and I pushed back… hard. I was totally unconvinced that there were any actually good faux indoor plants. But here’s the thing: the retail gods have heard me and challenged me because, you guys… there are actually some GOOD faux indoor plant options now. It’s really weird and I almost didn’t hit publish on this post because there are so many benefits to real indoor plants… but that just isn’t for everyone and every space.
One of my favorite things to do is fall down the rabbit hole of beauty products. For instance, I’ve been reading more and more about the different ingredients in the skincare products I swear by. One favorite of mine, Osmia Vital Nectar Rose Drops, features rosehip oil, so I started researching that. Turns out that there are tons of amazing benefit to this organic ingredient! Not only is it fab for the face skin, but it is also wonderful in hand creams, body lotions, and more. I’ve actually noticed a big difference in the brightness and texture of my skin, so I wanted to share more with you. Let’s dig into more of why you need to add Rosehip Oil to your skincare arsenal!