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!
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!Continue reading “A Pastel Hued Modern Flower Arrangement for Valentine’s Day | DIY”
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!Continue reading “How I (Finally) Made the Switch to Natural Deodorant”
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!Continue reading “Our Whole30 Experience, Part 2”
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!Continue reading “8 Sustainable & Ethical Lingerie Brands to Know About”
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!Continue reading “Your Guide to Zero Waste Stores in Seattle”
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!Continue reading “4 Surprising Benefits of Hibiscus”