Yay! Just logged on and BAM all 7 posts I tried to do yesterday and this morning (with a few getting through) got posted 😹 so now it seems we're back to normal! Or about as normal as we can be in this weirdo community 🤪
When we look to buy a house we talk open spaces, natural light, storage capacity. When we look to move it’s often for more square footage, more space to move, more.
In our current spaces they become full. Furniture covers most walls. When a space has a blank wall we have the urge to fill it. “What perfect item can I find for right there.” Why are we so admiring of open spaces when we house-hunt, but almost ashamed of open spaces in the spaces in which we live? Why aren’t we proud of the preserved space to breathe? We should be!
I have been learning to embrace, love and desire open spaces. Not every room needs to be filled. I’ve snapped a photo of two examples in our own small home.
Open space, some people pay extra for it. You may already have it hidden under all that unused stuff. Shoutout to Kelly @houseofaqua for being an example of the beauty in less!
daily slow: yoga and tea to end the night. exhausted w/pms. but do self care even when self care doesn’t sound appealing. do a small kindness to yourself, I promise: it won’t hurt you— it will purely heal. 🌱
Bathroom decor. Have you ever wondered why things like toothbrush holders are absent in most hotels? At first I thought that maybe it’s because only “better” hotels can afford them😂, but now I’m more inclined to think that these things are simply not needed. Moreover, they are difficult to keep clean, and create perfect conditions for bacteria or mold development in humid places. I was a huge fan of bathroom paraphernalia holders and containers before. Until I realized that all they really do is keep moisture inside not letting a toothbrush dry off properly. On top of that the design of a container/holder makes it super tricky to reach all the way down to the bottom and clean it properly. What was I thinking getting the hexagon container🤷♀️? Of course, if you enjoy the decor above all I can see how impracticality seems less important. As for me, towel folding can also be cute :) What bathroom accessories are a must for you and why?
#flatlay am I doing this right? Real housewives (self employed artists) of Instagram behind the scenes. I love a gorgeous minimal studio scene as much as the next guy but I really love the real deal piles and “disorganization” in parentheses because hey man I know where everything is and exactly what point I’m working at in my process. Don’t touch my “mess” it’s exactly where I left off and there’s thoughts in process! Or sometimes it’s just me throwing things in a pile while I zip to the next creative impulse 🤷🏻♀️ #zen#minimalism#flatlay#photostyling#interiordesign
It’s been a long time between posts! I’ve been working on a brand new collection with a different direction and aesthetic to my past work and it’s nearly there! This image courtesy of @barenbrug perfectly captures the essence of things to come...
Shout-out to @debtfreelife4me for reading my mind and posting about small businesses 😂 (P.s. she's a great account, go follow her!) I love small businesses, but she's right - most times they are more expensive for the same items from a large chain store.
HOWEVER, once we're debt free you can bet we'll support the heck out of these stores. There's a mom & pop bagel and deli place across from our apartment complex we go to (instead of Dunkin, or other fast food joints), a flower stand on the side of the road for mother's day/birthday/just because bouquets, we frequent Callie's Candy Kitchen in the Poconos for our chocolate needs, every year we pick pumpkins and buy a batch of homemade apple cider donuts from a roadside farm in the next town over, and there are numerous online small shops that sell unique items that are ethically sourced and made with the environment in mind.
We don't do these things often, because we're not debt free yet and it's rarely in the budget! But I'd rather support small businesses standing against Amazon and other large companies who mass produce items for over consumption 🎃