The Saturday Scoop 2.8.20

The Saturday Scoop 2.820. Check out my list of the top reads, interesting posts, delicious recipes, and MORE from the week. #weekendreading #saturdayscoop #recap #dachshund #wienerdog

How is your weekend going?? We got a new bed this week (more to come on that), so I’m spending the weekend getting that settled and styled in our bedroom. We also got new bedding… is there anything better than a brand new set of sheets? I think not. Also, Sean is working on installing a heater and insulation in our Vanagon so that we can go on some mountain adventures soon. I’ve been cooped up ever since the fall and my health stuff, so you better believe I can’t wait for the van to be ready again!

Keep reading for my must-reads of the week & a recap of anything you might have missed here on the blog — plus don’t forget follow my adventures on Instagram for truly behind-the-scenes peek!
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A Pastel Hued Modern Flower Arrangement for Valentine’s Day | DIY

How to Make A Pastel Hued Modern Flower Arrangement for Valentine's Day! Create an ikebana inspired centerpiece with orchids, white protea, and sweet peas for a dramatic blush, pale pink, and lavender flower installation wrapped in ivory tulle. Step-by-step DIY tutorial on #valentinesday #centerpiece #pinkflowers #modernflowerarrangement #modernflowers #diy

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your house? I love any excuse to celebrate, but my floral business usually consumes most of February 14th, so this year we’re planning a cozy evening in. I’m breaking out my Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking cookbook and I’ve already bought a lovely bottle of Italian wine that we’re really looking forward to.

I’ve shared a few Valentine’s Day-inspired tutorials in the past, including these pretty bouquets perfect for giving your bestie and this centerpiece to adorn a table for two. So this year, Joanna and I wanted to change things up and try a modern flower arrangement that felt more like an installation. The result is dramatic and unexpected — but still easy to recreate yourself. Here’s how!

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How I (Finally) Made the Switch to Natural Deodorant

How To Switch to Natural Deodorant Once and For All! Tips and tricks for detoxing your armpits after switching from aluminum antiperspirant including witch hazel and charcoal masks. GEt even more clean beauty and skinecare tips on #naturaldeodorant #cleanbeauty #wellness #selfcare #cleanskincare #naturalskincare #charcoalmask #witchhazel

When I shared my fave natural deodorant last week, I asked if you guys would want a post about how I was able to make the switch. As someone who’s tried multiple times to give up antiperspirants and deodorants that contain icky ingredients, I know that the struggle is real. I don’t even know how many times I’ve tried to make the switch… sometimes my attempt was more successful than others. But then eventually I’d always switch back. This fall, I was finally able to switch to natural deodorant — and today I am sharing HOW with you!

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Our Whole30 Experience, Part 2

Part 2 of Our Whole30 Experience (Recipes, Meal Plans, & More)! Our favorite recipes, my favorite Whole30 breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas, what we're doing AFTER whole30, why we did whole30. #whole30 #recipes #whole30experience #whole30mealplan #whole30meals #mealideas #dinnerideas

Can you hear me celebrating?? Cuz Whole30 is DONE… and we did it!!! Before you read any further, if you haven’t already check out Part 1 of our Whole30 experience. Cuz otherwise this post might not make any sense. Today is literally the first day I’ve had cream in my coffee in 30 days and it is heavenly. There are some things I’ve missed a ton on Whole30 and some that I feel like I can confidently walk away from. So let’s breakdown part 2 of our experience!

p.s. Most of these images aren’t styled or curated… which means they aren’t up to par with the quality of imagery you usually see here on the blog. I’ve been documenting the process with my iPhone, so apologies for the on-the-fly aesthetic!
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8 Sustainable & Ethical Lingerie Brands to Know About

Go Green with These Sustainable & Ethical Lingerie Brands! Tips for Shopping for Ethical, Sustainable & Eco-Friendly underwear. Looking for Stylish Ethical Fashion Brands? List includes reviews of Pact, Everlane, Hara, Organic Basics, Cosabella, Hanes, Knickey & more! #sustainability #sustainablestyle #ethicalfashion #ethicalbrands #ecoliving #sustainablelifestyle #ecofashion #ecostyle #ethicalclothing

Have you been enjoying the sustainable style posts I’ve been sharing lately?? I hope so! Today, we’re going below the belt and talking underwear and lingerie! I know that this might come off as a weird topic, but underwear is a manufactured piece of clothing like everything else, so I thought it was worth a deep dive. Plus, have you ever stopped and really put thought into where your underwear comes from? I mean, it touches the most intimate parts of the body, so I’d like to know what goes into making it. During my last closet purge, I decided that from then on I would only purchase sustainable and ethical lingerie. Here are some great brands to inspire you to update your underwear drawer!

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Your Guide to Zero Waste Stores in Seattle

Your Guide to Zero Waste Stores in Seattle. Looking for a zero waste store in Seattle to help with your journey to be more sustainable? Check out my guide to all of our local stores! #wellness #zerowaste #ecoliving #greenliving #plasticfree #reducewaste #zerowastetips #masonjar #reusablebags #seattle #shoplocal #buylocal

I consider myself incredibly lucky because there is a zero waste store in walking distance of my home. As we continue to expand our eco-friendly practices in our home, this resource has played a huge roll. But what if you’re new to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Today I am sharing some of my favorite local resources and zero waste stores in Seattle to get you started. Keep in mind that local farmers markets play a huge roll in eco-friendly shopping, especially because it encourages you to eat what is in season. If you’re looking for a place to get food storage, bulk goods, and home products, I hope this list helps!

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4 Surprising Benefits of Hibiscus

Weekend Wellness: The Many Surprising Benefits of Hibiscus! Learn all about the health benefits of hibiscus tea and hibiscus in natural skincare products and hibiscus for the bath. #hibiscus #hibiscustea #hibiscusbath #wellness #selfcare #benefitsofhibiscus

During our Whole30 journey, I took a deep dive into the ingredients and foods we are allowed to consume… which then led me down the rabbit hole of the benefits of various types of tea! One tea that I have always loved, but never really considered the benefits of is hibiscus. This vibrantly colored, sweet yet tart herbal tea is rapidly becoming a favorite of mine. I decided to dig into the benefits of hibiscus — and WOW there are plenty. I had no idea, to be honest. So I figured I should share my findings with you and see what you think!

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