In My Home

My Top Purchases of 2018

It’s 2019! It’s a weird sci-fi thing to say and very wild to think we’ll be in the year 2020 next year. Very Zenon (I hope ‘Supernova Girl is stuck in your head for the rest of the day). I love reflecting on my best purchases of the year to see which items made the biggest impact across the board. From the quick, impulsive AmazonPrime purchases to the items that I spent years considering, comparing and hoping for–here are my best purchases of the year. 

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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It’s time for my last gift guide of the year- stocking stuffers! I love a stocking, guys. It’s the first thing we open every Christmas morning and O and I still like to make them special for each other! I usually get the kids very little things like a deck of cards or beads or things like that, but I do try to make O’s stocking a balance of things he needs but would never think of, wants but would never buy and something just to make him smile. 

Our Natural Medicine Cabinet and Fighting off Cold Weather Germs

keeping a natural medicine cabinet stocked for kids

Fall and winter are full of the year’s best things. October-February golf many of my favorite things, but they also hold some of the worst: germs. Ohhh winter germy season, how I loathe thee. I’ve recurved many questions about our natural medicine cabinet and now feels like the best time to share how we prevent illness and how we treat it if need be.

My Favorite Interior Design Accounts to Follow on Instagram

If I could do it all over again, (cue “If I could tuuuurn back time…”) I think I’d go back to school to study Interior Design. It’s been a passion of mine since I can remember and would really come in handy these days as O and I renovate homes together.  Since there are no do overs, I rely heavily on learning through the design teams I admire and Instagram is my favorite place to do just that.  Here are the accounts that make the most appearances in my Saved Folder:

My Favorite Cameras + Lenses

A question I receive often is what cameras I use and why. I have been passionate about photography since I can remember, anxiously awaiting my Kodak disposable film to be developed after an elementary school birthday party, making all my siblings line up for photos on vacations and taking selfies well before there was a term. I am certainly no professional but you will rarely find me without a camera on hand. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and save this post for when you have a bit of free time to relax. This post has no shortage of words plus lots (and lots) of photos!