Self isolating in a small space has been… something. Sean is still working because his job has been deemed essential, but I have barely left my house in over a week except to go out into our backyard. Our home is 640 sqft and lately it’s felt too small because of my self quarantine! I’m a little stir crazy now that I’m an indoor cat (we’ve been joking about that). We only have 2 rooms with doors, the bedroom and the bathroom. So I’ve focused a LOT lately on making our small bedroom feel more like a relaxing sanctuary from all the craziness in the world. If you’re in the same situation, these 6 tips might help you!Continue reading “6 Ways to Make Your Small Bedroom Feel Like a Relaxing Sanctuary”
I suspect by now we’re all getting a little bit stir crazy… at least I am. Even though I generally work from home, there’s something about being told not to go out that’s making me want to leave my house all the more. But given how important it is to stay home, that is my number 1 priority right now. I’m trying to use this time as best as I can… and giving myself the grace to relax when it feels right. But it’s also a really good time to tackle things that I never have time to do. I brainstormed a long list of what those chores could be and thought you’d find it helpful, too!Continue reading “Small Things to Do At Home That You Never Have Time to Do”
It took me a while to publish today’s post. I rewrote it a few times and, once, even deleted it. Everything in the news today is so serious and so scary that I actually almost didn’t even get out of bed today. There are so many unknowns with my lungs that I am taking Coronavirus extremely seriously. My genetic testing appointment got pushed out because it’s too risky for me to go to medical facilities right now. So now I am hunkered down in my home, trying to work, but also trying to find some joy. If you missed my Instagram post over the weekend, Sean and I got chicks for my birthday. They have provided the truest, simplest, sweetest form of joy that I could possibly ask for right now. I am always trying to make this blog a better, more useful place for you — and right now I think the best way I can do that is to make a post that offers my suggestions for this uncertain time.Continue reading “My Coronavirus Resource Guide + Personal Thoughts”
I’m no stranger to working from home and working for myself. After 5-6 years of freelancing, I have a pretty firm grasp on what works for me… and what doesn’t. At the end of the day, it’s all about knowing what helps you be more productive. I’ve done a ton of self reflection on this topic and wanted to share what’s worked for me today… especially with the scary news of the Coronavirus because so many more people are choosing to work from home. As someone with a pulmonary condition, I am taking as many precautions as I can and staying home.Continue reading “8 Things That Help Me Be More Productive”
I don’t know if you actually know this, but I am a huge skincare and beauty buff. I’m not nearly as obsessed with makeup, but skincare… ooooooh boy that’s my fave. It all comes down to self-care. Every night before bet, I indulge in a luxe skincare routine and it’s honestly one of my favorite parts of the day. A while back I became aware of how much waste can be generated during this process, so I started researching. Today, I am sharing 5 tips for how to reduce waste in your beauty routine! If you’ve tried something I haven’t mentioned here, let me know, too.Continue reading “5 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Beauty Routine”
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!