You can’t help but notice this trend of mattresses in a box and I finally got to try one for myself! I’m going to give you all my opinions in this Nora mattress review and also let you look at some super cute photos of Dexie in the process.
When Wayfair extended the opportunity to test out one of their new line of premium mattresses I jumped at the chance because we were just about nearing time when our guest bed was going to have to be replaced. Since I know what it’s like to sleep at other peoples homes or when I’m traveling, I always want my guests to feel comfortable and able to get a really good nights rest. In my opinion, that starts with an uncluttered guest room and a good bed! READ MORE
Be modishly (aka “stylishly) on time this holiday season with a Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch. How many of you just learned that modish = stylish just now? It’s ok, most people don’t actually know the definition of modish, but this blog is here to inspire one person at a time!
Sorry, I definitely just got sidetracked talking about modish and not the beauty of this Q Jacqueline watch in Navy from Fossil. Now that I’m creeping towards my mid-30’s I’m really into classic accessories that are timeless (no pun intended), functional and versatile. In my opinion, this watch checks off all 3 of those characteristics. READ MORE
On Sunday I hosted some of my closest girlfriends at my home for a Holiday Bake & Brunch. It’s our 2nd year doing this and it truly is something I look forward to. We picked a date about 6 weeks out and set some loose parameters towards the day. Since there are a few of us that have dietary restrictions (nut free, gluten free, dairy free) we asked guests to bring a recipe that accommodated our needs and to also bring an item valued at $25 for a gift exchange. Beyond that, it was just counting down the days to our bake & brunch day! READ MORE
It’s been awhile since a DIY project has been on here, but this one is a keeper! We all have goals to get a bit more organized in the New Year and I suggest starting it off with a DIY wood command center hung in your entryway. This is honestly a really easy DIY project, but it has a ton of functionality!
Over the past couple of years I’ve been slowly trying to transition out some of our old pieces of furniture where the wood doesn’t really match what we have going on now. Previously, we had a skinny console table with a drawer right here in the entryway from the garage (which is into our living room) where we’d drop our keys, sunglasses and odds & ends. Not going to lie, it drove me nuts because it didn’t fit with our decor and because it lacked functionality, it just became a drop zone for junk. Hence, I’ve had building a wood command center on my DIY list for far too long. READ MORE
‘Tis the season of giving! Call me crazy, but I really do feel this intensely strong desire to giveback more than ever this holiday season and wanting to make it a focal point moving into the new year. I feel so grateful with the things I have, the opportunities I’ve been given, the incredible family & friends that are in my life and the places I’ve traveled. If I can make one other person (or animal) feel as happy and joyful as I do, then with the inspiration from Picture Keeper Connect, it’s my duty to do so.
Here’s the thing I’ve learned about expressing gratitude, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune or any money at all. It can be as simple as purging your closet and donating the items to a local shelter, walking dogs at the local animal shelter, giving someone a genuine compliment with a big smile on your face, offering to snap a photo for a family or couple and paying it forward by buying the coffee for the person in line behind you. It’s about expressing genuine acts of kindness that we so badly need in the world today. READ MORE
Alright, I’m just going to put this out there and let the judgments come as they may be.
I’m fascinated with true crime; including murder, missing people, unsolved cases, profiling, etc.
What I’m willing to bet is that I’m not the only one who is a closet true crime aficionado. In my college days, I even explored avenues of what route I would need to take to become an FBI profiler. Took criminology classes, entertained the idea of being a lawyer and ultimately decided upon majoring in psychology so I could hopefully learn more about the psyche of what makes a serial murderer tick. I read books on Aileen Wuornos, Jeffrrey Dahmer and more like them. READ MORE
I always say that I get my love for all things apple from my Dad. Whether it’s a slice of apple pie, a serving of apple crumble, a spoonful of applesauce with dinner or even just a glass of apple juice with breakfast, I want it all. One of my favorites has always been apple butter, but time and time again I simply forget about it because I don’t see it too much here on the west coast like you do living in the midwest.
The other day, while shopping at Trader Joe’s, I found a loaf of gluten free cinnamon raisin bread. I threw it my cart and instantly knew I wanted warm apple butter to spread on it for breakfasts throughout the week. It would be just like I had it growing up. So, while in the store I picked up 4 pounds of honey crisp apples, a jar of honey crisp apple cider and went home determined to figure out how to make homemade crockpot cinnamon apple butter. READ MORE
‘Tis the season to get squeaky clean with Santa Barbara soaps! As I mentioned in my recent post about incorporating an all-natural skincare routine, this also applies for how I clean my body. Let’s just put it this way, I’m basically obsessed with all-natural bars of soap so much so that I have a back stock of them in a glass vase on my vanity. You will not find a container of shower gel in my bathroom because guess what, I can’t read what 80% of the ingredients are in them.
The bars of soaps we grew up with are a thing of the past. You know, where they leave your skin tight and super dry? Yeah …. not anymore when using all-natural soaps that incorporate ingredients like coconut, avocado and sunflower oil, Pacific sea salt, coconut milk, sugar and pure essential oils. You not only feel good about what you’re putting on your skin, but you’re skin actually feels clean and hydrated. READ MORE