Our patio that we made over for One Room Challenge last year is still such an awesome space. We literally use it every day in the spring, summer, and fall. Here’s the thing though: our tiny bungalow is on a corner and one of the streets is a main thoroughfare. Because of this, we get a lottt of street noise. We added a fountain to help drown it out, but lately I’ve been thinking of adding something else: a set of modern wind chimes! As usual, I did my deep dive online and found tons of great sources that I wanted to share with you in case you’re on the search, too.
AURA AURA is an experiential portrait practice of Detroit-based creative, Eileen Lee. Eileen and I have been internet friends for a very, very long time. I invited my good friend Becca to get her aura portrait photographed with me as soon as Eileen opened her Seattle pop-up. I decided to let Becca tell her view of our aura portrait sessions. AURA AURA is a pop-up aura studio located in Seattle and Detroit. Book an aura portrait session here.Continue reading “I Got My Aura Photographed, Here’s What Happened”
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and that means it’s officially time to break out our warm-weather wardrobes. And if you’re like me, that part of your closet might feel a little bit…lacking right now. Sure, I have some cute sundresses and jean shorts from last year — tried and true standbys — but I’m itching for a few fun new pieces to add to my summer look. To make your life just a little bit easier, I’ve rounded up five of my favorite summer fashion trends (including some really fun accessories) that are fit for the upcoming months. Happy shopping!
image source Anine Bing.Continue reading “Our Summer Fashion Trends Guide”
With our wedding on the horizon in September, I can’t help but think ahead. But here’s the thing: I still have a whole summer! It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day so I took some time to brainstorm a few summer self-care ideas to help me stay grounded. It’s sort of like a to do list or bucket list of sorts… cuz summer is short in Seattle and I want to enjoy every moment of it!Continue reading “8 Summer Self-Care Ideas”
Spring is in full swing and we are officially in countdown to Summer mode… or at least I am! One of the best treats of this in-between season are ripe and juicy strawberries. If you know me, you know I’m very passionate about in-season strawberries. Those sad, greenhouse-grown ones that are usually enormous, yet have no flavor just can’t hold a candle to their in-season counterparts. I’m talking the little deep-red ones that almost look jewel-like. They have a sweet, intoxicating fragrance that is as sweet as candy before you even taste one. I’m taking full advantage of these delicious little morsels and making this incredibly easy strawberry almond overnight french toast recipe — it’s perfect for brunch this weekend!Continue reading “Easy Strawberry Almond Overnight French Toast Recipe”
Today’s small space tour is an exciting one because Alexandra Collins (aka Alexandra Studios) is practically a neighbor of mine! I think she just might be my first Seattle feature for this series… anyways, I’m always drawn to Alexandra’s home and style. It’s clear to me that she spent time growing up abroad because her home has a curated, European vibe. Everything in it is carefully considered and thoughtful — and amazing small space inspiration!Continue reading “Small Space Squad Home Tour: Alexandra Studios”
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Let’s be real here for a sec: selecting a shade of white paint for our house is one of the most stressful decisions I’ve made! We have white upper cabinets in the kitchen, so I wanted to get it right. In my opinion, nothing is worse than shades of a color that don’t match. I’m totally the person who will wear all black, but be grumpy that my shades of black aren’t the same. I know, I know… so delicate. Anyways, let’s dig into some tips I’ve learned from Sherwin-Williams about how to choose white paint!Continue reading “How to Choose White Paint”