Monthly Life Update, January 2024
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by Joanna
4M ago
Why did January feel like both the longest and shortest month ever? This year, I intentionally ignored as much ‘new year, new me’ stuff as possible. Instead I chose to focus on staying cozy and resting. After all, spring is around the corner and that’s when I basically become a full-time outdoor cat in the garden! I hope you’ve had a good month and were also able to ease into the new year. Monthly Life Update: January 2024 My Health I feel like the most exciting thing has happened for my health: Sean’s new job offers really great healthcare which means that I’m not longer paying for a super-e ..read more
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Our Latest Primary Bedroom Decor Updates
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by Joanna
4M ago
Last week I shared my 2024 renovation goals and alluded to the updates I’ve been making in our primary bedroom suite. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know all about them. But just in case, I wanted to share a post that recaps all of the updates I’ve made and why. Grab a coffee cuz this is a lengthy one! The Latest Decor Updates In Our Primary Bedroom: What’s Changed & Why A New Paint Color The first thing you’ll notice is that our walls are a totally different paint color. After being sick all last winter and spending way too much time in the bedroom, I grew sick of the prev ..read more
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How To Make Your Home Feel Brighter (5 Tips & Tricks I Swear By)
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by Joanna
4M ago
Living in the Pacific Northwest brings about its own unique joys and challenges, but the dark and dreary winters are definitely one that I struggle with the most. After living here for nearly a decade, I’ve learned a few decor tricks that can help brightened things up — even on the darkest of days. With a few of these clever interior design tips and tricks, you too can transform your space into a cozy sanctuary of warmth and brightness. Here are my top 6 ideas to make your home feel brighter, even during the darkest winter months! Make Your Home Feel Cozier With These Tips & Tricks To Mak ..read more
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Our 2024 Cabin Renovation Goals + 2023 Recap
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by Joanna
4M ago
Happy 2024, friends! I felt like it would be fitting for my first post of the year to be all about my 2024 renovation goals for our cabin. I love writing this post annually because it helps to keep us on task with what we really want to do here, but also so you can look forward to some of what will be posted on the blog! Plus, it’s a good time to see how we did with our 2023 cabin renovation goals. Let’s dig in! 2023 Cabin Renovation Recap I always enjoy reflecting on our past goals before establishing fresh ones. Let’s take a brief look back at what we achieved in 2023: Another Primary Bath ..read more
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Monthly Life Update, December 2023
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by Joanna
5M ago
Last blog post of 2023! Not gonna lie, it feels a bit like I’m limping across the finish line and into the new year. Yet again I spent December sick with a cold and felt behind all month long. And now we’re just a few days out from Christmas and I don’t know where the time went! Anywho, here’s my last Monthly Life Update for 2023 — I’m excited to see what next year has in store for you, me, and this blog. Monthly Life Update: December 2023 My Health Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve been sick this week and last week. Such is life when you live in a remote cabin and don’t get out very often! It s ..read more
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Gift Guide: Self-Care Gift Ideas They’ll Love (under $25, $50 & $100)
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by Joanna
5M ago
Oh, self-care… we all need it, but if you’re like me, sometimes you struggle to give yourself the gift of self-care. This gift guide is full of budget-friendly presents that are sure to inspire some self-care — and maybe there’s a good gift or two on this list for you! No matter your budget, I hope you love this list of relaxing gift ideas (with a few beauty and skincare gifts in the mix, too). Gift Guide: Gifts to Inspire Self-Care (under $25, 50 & $100) Gifts under $25 The Original Makeup Erasers These makeup removers are awesome. They do such a great job and I love that this set is o ..read more
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Gift Guide: Practical Gift Ideas (aka sh*t they’ll actually use)
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by Joanna
5M ago
I’m personally a big fan of gifts that are useful. To me, practical gifts are the gifts that keep on giving. Plus, a lot of my favorite things could fall into this category, so I felt like it was time to curate a gift guide of practical gift ideas! They may not be the most glamorous, but the usefulness is there! Gift Guide: Practical Gift Ideas That Keep On Giving Gifts under $25 Handy Paint Pail You know those friends who just bought a fixer upper? They are gonna need this and will thank you when they’re cutting in along the ceiling and don’t spill paint everywhere. Shop Cast Iron Skill ..read more
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Gift Guide: Easy and Affordable Stocking Stuffer Ideas (under $15 each!)
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by Joanna
6M ago
I can’t be alone on this one… I feel like every time I look at a retailer’s website under their curated stocking stuffer lists, the prices definitely do not feel like a stocking stuffer. To me, good stocking stuffers are affordable and definitely under $15 each. In case you’re shopping for cute but affordable stocking stuffers, here are my faves this year! Gift Guide: Cute Stocking Stuffer Ideas, All Under $15 Stocking Stuffers under $15 Pocket Bellows I love salt, especially fancy salts. Plus an edible gift like this is a great easy stocking stuffer that keeps giving. Shop Weleda Lip Ba ..read more
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Gift Guide: Dirty Santa & White Elephant Gift Ideas (all under $25)
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by Joanna
6M ago
Do you call it White Elephant or Dirty Santa? Personally, I always thought of it as the former, but I learned about Dirty Santa this year! So obviously I had to include it in my White Elephant gift ideas guide this year. Not gonna lie, I had a bit of fun putting together this gift guide. I hope that no matter what kind of holiday party game you play, these silly gift idea recommendations help. Plus, everything is under $25! Gift Guide: Quick Gift Ideas for White Elephant and Dirty Santa under $25 Gifts under $25 Reusable Curly Glass Straws Relieve childhood with glass-versions of super sill ..read more
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Gift Guide: Outdoorsy Gift Ideas They Actually Want
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by Joanna
6M ago
While I’m not exactly a professional athlete, I definitely have my sporty moments. Especially when it comes to outdoor activities and adventure! That’s my jam. If you’re looking for outdoorsy gift ideas this year, I hope you love this gift guide. I tried to curate gift ideas that are in the IYKYK category Gift Guide: Outdoorsy Gift Ideas That Will Make You Look Like You Know What They’re Talking About Gifts under $25 Pocket Bellows If you’ve been reading my blog or following me for the past couple years, you know how much I LOVE this low-tech little tool. It’s the perfect way to build a coz ..read more
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