I’ll admit, when Joanna asked me to try my hand at making some shampoo bars, I was intimidated. Soap making always seemed like a big undertaking done by the likes of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other sturdy prairie women who had to make do with what they had. But once I started researching the process, I realized how incredibly easy (and satisfying!) it is. After a little bit of math and some crazy scientist-style mixing, you’re left with wonderful-smelling shampoo bars that are way better than store-bought liquid shampoo. Today we’re sharing our customizable shampoo bar recipe made with rose essential oil, shea butter, coconut oil, and other good stuff! Continue reading “DIY Shampoo Bar Recipe With Rose Essential Oil”→
For this Weekend Wellness, I want to discuss something we all need and do: sleep. I’ve struggled with insomnia for years, maybe even since I started high school. I honestly can’t remember when or how it started; it’s just always been a fact for me. I struggle with both falling asleep and staying asleep. Most nights, in fact, I am awake between the hours of 3 and 5 am just because. It’s not exactly fun… The single biggest thing that’s had an impact on my sleepless nights has been to form a sleep routine. It’s almost as though I have trained my brain to know that these specific actions mean it’s time to turn off and go to sleep! That’s not to say there hasn’t been a lot of experimentation and trial and error… It feels like I’ve tried everything from prescription sleeping pills to acupuncture, so I wanted to share some tips for you on how I’ve learned to cope with my sleeplessness. I hope these suggestions help you, but I would also love to know what has worked (and not worked!) for you.
Greetings from North Carolina! As you might have seen on Instagram, I am hanging out with my friends at Sunbrella at High Point Market and sharing some major design inspiration. Because I am traveling this week, I thought it was the perfect time to share my tips for maintaining self care while traveling. I’m usually the first person to let any semblance of a routine go out the window when I travel, but I’ve been focusing more and more on doing that! Instead, I took some time to plan ahead and that has made all the difference for this trip. When I’m around people all day long for multiple days on end, that can wear on me. But now that I’m armed with these self care habits, I’ve noticed a vast improvement on how worn out I feel from business travel!
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a wellness kick lately. Maybe it’s because I’ve been really stressed with work, wedding planning, the renovation, everything and felt like I had a breaking point… or maybe it’s just the change in seasons that is inspiring me to make some changes in my life. Regardless, I’ve been brainstorming more and more ways to improve my self-care routine and take better care of myself. It’s important to me to always be evolving and growing as a person, so I recently made this list of self-care ideas to keep me inspired. I figured it would be a great concept to share with you, in case you’re in a self-care rut or even overwhelmed by where to begin.
If you’re someone who likes to keep up on wellness trends, then chances are you’ve heard of floating. I’m no health guru by any means, but I love to try new things. Especially when they include floating in a mysterious tank that somehow makes you healthier. This might sound a little crazy, but that’s basically what floating entails. It’s safe to say I’m intrigued, but I want more info on the benefits before diving in (pun intended).
After taking on soooo many projects in #mytinybungalow, I feel like I’ve learned a thing or two about how to take care of myself during a renovation. If I don’t, my skin will break out, I’ll be exhausted and cranky and my body will ache for days. Sounds like the worst, right? It is. And I know I’m not alone in this. I’ve heard from so many of you that you’re also living in a construction site. Which is why I want to share a few tips for some simple acts of self-care that can seriously make a reno project less painful. Keep in mind that I am still figuring things out as far as self-care goes because it definitely is more of an evolution, but these key steps have really helped me lately!