Owning a house is a lot of work, but it can be even more work if you let the maintenance slip away from you. I’ve found it’s a lot easier to do a little bit of work each weekend to keep my house in good repair, instead of putting things off and ending up buried in work (and expense) later on. Here are my must-do’s for the summer months to keep my house in good condition, inside and out.
Every May, there is a one mile race in downtown Minneapolis. I ran it for the first time last year and had so much fun. I never run “just” a mile, especially during a race, so its a fun way to see how your fitness has improved without a huge commitment.
I’m pretty sure you all already know this, but I’m a terrible cook. I’ve tried to get better, but it’s something I’ll probably never be great at. I have made a lot of progress in meal prepping my lunches for the work week, and making meals that I will actually eat, instead of leaving in the fridge while I buy something instead.
I try to keep a list of meal ideas to change it up each week. The key to me is that they are simple, filling, and include some good-for you protein and veggies. I thought I would round up some of my favorite lunch ideas for you guys so that you have no excuses not to prep this week!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty product round up, so I thought I would pull together some of the products that I am loving this spring. I’m always trying and experimenting with new things, and I love when I can report back with awesome finds!
Keep reading for some of the things I’m loving right now:
It is the first Monday in May. Otherwise known as the Met Gala. One of the few days of the year that the Met Museum is closed to the public, in order to host the Met Gala fundraiser for the museum’s Costume Institute. The Costume Institute is critical for preserving and celebrating the history of fashion.
There has always been a debate of whether fashion should be considered art, and often fashion is not included in art museums. This started to change in 2011 when the Met hosted the exhibit Savage Beauty which celebrated the work of the late Alexander McQueen. I had the privilege of attending the exhibit, and it was one of my most inspired days as a designer. McQueen was a true artist. His clothing told stories in the most stunning fashion.
What I’m loving about May is that all of my favorite flowers have started blooming! I love picking fresh blooms from my yard and filling my house with them. I’m not the greatest at arranging flowers, and it’s something that I want to get better at. I’ve pulled together some inspo for a bunch of different ways to arrange flowers of all types.