I started this post with the intention of a Marie Kondo-inspired organization overhaul, but I realized that my house is already pretty organized (SORRY!). My organization kick did inspire me to clean up my home office, get rid of some clutter, and give it a refreshed look.
If you feel like you’ve already long forgotten your new year’s resolutions, now is the perfect time for a little do-you refresher! I’ve compiled 30 little ways to practice self care over the next 30 days. Do a few, or do one every single day to make little improvements to your well being.
One of the biggest and longest projects I’ve done in my house has been my kitchen remodel. I touched almost every part of the kitchen– from the walls, to the cupboards, counters, and the floor.
The goal of the project was to embrace the midcentury style of the kitchen, but refresh it in a modern way. I wanted to keep the original birch cupboards as-is and design the room around them. I also wanted to brighten up the space to give it a more open and airy look. Finally, I wanted to add my own personal touch on it, to make it feel like it fits my home, and isn’t just a copy paste from something on pinterest.
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!