Home Decor

Weekend Makeover | Redesigning My Bar Cart

09.05.18

The quest continues with my weekend makeovers to update areas of my house and my recent project was redesigning my bar cart.


Redesigning my bar cart with everyday items like a vintage record player and houseplants. | Modish and Main #decoratingtips
So there are a few things you’ve probably realized about me by now.

(1) I’m a crazy organizing / re-organizing home freak.
(2) I love my wine + cocktails.

Therefore, all it took was trying to come up with a new cocktail over the weekend and 2 hours later I had redesigned my bar cart and was still left without a cocktail. Go figure. My goal with updating the bar cart was to make it more of a functional design piece rather than a figurative “bar cart.” Therefore, I carefully curated a selection of remaining booze (emptied out 9 bottles) so it no longer overtook the space and then added our record player and vintage vinyl albums. I have also come to learn that the key to pulling any redesign together is adding greenery. In this case, I transferred my basil plant to the bar top along with my Grandpa’s vintage decanter. A little bit functional, a little bit personal = the personal combination.
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Style & Beauty

How I Got the Best Skin of My Life

08.28.18

Truth be told, I got the best skin of my life in my mid-thirties.

How I got the best skin of my life in mid-thirties by cutting out dairy and using organic, all-natural skincare from Éminence. | Modish and Main

How I got the best skin of my life has been a very long and educational journey. I’m hoping that my sharing my story and what has worked for me will save you or someone you know the hassle that I had to go through for a much longer period of time.

First of all, our skin is a direct reflection of how we treat it. It wasn’t until I got into my 30’s that I truly understood what that meant. I’ve shared in the past with you that I went dairy free over 2 years ago and that lifestyle change alone completely eliminated my cystic acne.  While I was thrilled with my skin because it was acne free, this year I started to feel like my skin appeared dull and lackluster. That was the beginning of how I got the best skin of my life at 34.
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Organization

Why You Should Create a Fitness Drawer

08.24.18

Sharing why you should create a fitness drawer to not only stay organized, but also to keep yourself motivated to get that workout in.

Why you should create a fitness drawer to stay organized and motivated to get your workout in. | Modish and Main I think we can all agree that getting into a consistent fitness routine is struggle enough, so I suggest making it one less hassle by creating a fitness drawer. Think of it as a one-stop-shop in getting ready for your next workout.

Personally, I “enjoy” working out in the morning. I’ve been setting the alarm for 5:15am and rather than wander all over my bedroom to grab leggings in this drawer, tank top in that drawer and sports bras & socks in the closet, I decided to create a singular fitness drawer with everything I need. It’s funny how once you have a light bulb moment like this you wonder why it took you so long to do it in the first place. Getting ready for a workout is so quick & easy now, plus I can see at a glance when it’s time to do laundry because I’m running low on certain items.
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Lifestyle / Travel

P.S. I Launched a Lifestyle Adventure Brand Called Modish Wanderer

08.23.18

P.S. I launched a lifestyle adventure brand called Modish Wanderer 3 months ago.

Modish and Main launches lifestyle adventure brand called Modish Wanderer If that opening sentence doesn’t tell you what a whirlwind of a summer I’ve had then I don’t know what does. I can’t believe it has taken me 3 months to finally announce the news officially here on Modish & Main about the launch of my lifestyle adventure brand called Modish Wanderer! While you can read more about Our Story on the website, the creation of this brand stems from two friends having a passion to capture a life of adventure.

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you probably often see that I absolutely love to travel  & am always seeking new adventures. I have this desire to create a life of incredible memories and my camera often leads me to new destinations. It’s this passion that spurred the concept of Modish Wanderer and really the design behind the logo which takes you from the beaches to the mountains and everywhere in between.
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Lifestyle / Style & Beauty

Denim on Denim

08.17.18

An easy, comfortable fall style that anyone can pull off is the denim on denim look. Stylish looks for fall — denim on denim with a wide brim hat. | Modish and Main

These days my personal style centers around comfort and versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched. Whenever I want to feel pulled together, stylish and comfortable all at the same I time I grab for my denim on denim look. The key to pulling this off is making sure your denims don’t match. That’s when you fall into the Canadien Tuxedo category and although that works for some people (you work on a ranch or live in Canada), it’s best to offset the denim.

Another tip is to wear the darker shade of denim where you want to appear slimmer. Just saying, it works.
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Home Decor

Designing Your Entryway with Everyday Items

08.15.18

Sharing with you this simple, easy trick to design your entryway (or anywhere in your house) with everyday items. How to design an entryway using everyday items like straw handbags. Details on Modish and Main

Full disclosure — I’m going through this “moment” right now with my house where I’m over “stuff” and/or desperately wanting to update an area of the home. You may have noticed this considering that a few of the latest posts are where I created a hat wall in our master bedroom, redesigned my home office shelves and then went on to purge my closet, I’m in this transition phase of sorts of wanting to switch things up but not spend much (or any) money to do so. That leaves me to design with everyday items that are already around my home and today’s focus was on the entryway.
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Organization

Feeling the Urge to Purge

08.13.18

I woke up the other day feeling the urge to purge. Before I even left my room to start my day, I went into my closet and picked 30 items to purge. While 30 items seems like a lot, it didn’t even put a dent into my closet.

Feeling the Urge to Purge My Closet! | Modish and Main I have felt this strong urge to remove unnecessary clutter from my life and last week it was my home office shelving and this week it’s back to being focused on my closet. Quite honestly, I felt ashamed of myself that after 30 items were removed (that’s what you see hanging up), my closet was still full of clothes, shoes and accessories. “Why do I need all this stuff?” is what I kept asking myself.
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Lifestyle

Summer Fun at the Santa Barbara Polo Fields

08.09.18

Last month we got to enjoy some summer fun at the Santa Barbara Polo Fields.

Summer style at a Santa Barbara Polo Match. Lack of Color Hat, GAP linen dress. | Modish and Main

I have had a whirlwind summer from taking a 12-day road trip to the Pacific Northwest, heading to Wisconsin to celebrate the 4th of July, our annual Lake Tahoe trip and in between there, I got to have some summer fun at the Santa Barbara Polo Fields! I have never been to a polo match,  but what’s not to love about a summer day in Santa Barbara where you get to dress up, wear a big hat and watch handsome men ride beautiful horses in a competitive polo match?
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