It’s yet another quiet snowy day in Minnesota and I’m dreaming of spring. As I’ve shared before in my shopping secrets posts, I always try to stock up on clothing deals in the off-seasons and put them away for the next year. I’ve been finding some great deals lately, and I thought I would share them!
In the age of instagram and pinterest full of beautiful and inspiring spaces, its easy to to find yourself wanting to redo your living space to look exactly like what you see on social media. I think social media is great to be inspired by, but I feel like it’s always important to embrace the character of your home. Sometimes you could do more damage chasing trends that will be no longer in style in a few years.
Last weekend, I ran my first race of the year: a valentines 5k. I’ve been working really hard on HIIT the last few months, but haven’t been doing a ton of running outside. I wasn’t really sure where my training was at, but I was hoping to be near a PR.
As the race approached, the weather conditions looked worse and worse. We had freezing rain, and then a lot of snow, and then were being hit with below-zero cold. Race morning was expected to be 12 below temperatures, and I was a little surprised they didn’t cancel due to the conditions. But, I do live in Minnesota and it’s a February race!
We can all agree that Valentine’s is the worst holiday, and rebranding it “galentines” is even worse. This month, I’m loving the idea of treating yourself for valentines and adding a little bit of my favorite color to your life.
The next project on my kitchen remodel to-do list was putting in new floors. The current floor was a beige linoleum that was actually new when I bought the house. The floor had a matte finish with a little texture in it, which made it look okay for linoleum, but it held dirt so bad! I would scrub and scrub, and it still looked dingey. I was so happy to start ripping it up!
Pinterest is full of amazing home inspo, but it can also be full of style “rules” that people think they have to follow in their own space. The truth is, each space is unique and there is not set of rules that applies to everyone’s space or personal style.
Keep reading to see some of the biggest myths debunked, and what you should really think of when decorating your space.