Round Ups

Cool Hunting || Chic Household Essentials

I find myself thinking about the differences between my twenties and thirties a lot.  I feel more confident in my thirties than I did in my twenties, which I think is a product of knowing myself better, feeling more secure in my core values, and having just a little more life experience under my belt.  I like to think certain things don’t get to me as much as they would have in my twenties, too. I also make decisions differently now.  Buying things in my twenties felt very experimental; like I was still trying to define what my style …

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The Most Zen Rooms + the Chicest Essential Oil Diffusers

I feel like I am most definitely late to the essential oil game. What I have lacked in early adoption, though, I make up for in wholehearted enthusiasm now.  My single diffuser (it’s actually #8 in the below ‘Essential Oil Diffusers’ shopping round up!) gets drug around the house from room to room, changing locations at least three times a day. When I think about the kind of space I want to create as “home” (which is something I have been thinking about dozens a times a day since we are in the process of …

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Cool Hunting || Alarm Clocks

Hi, friends! Anyone out there still looking for a New Year’s resolution? I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out. While all of us are likely accustomed to setting the alarm function in our smart phones, before nestling them to bed on our nightstands just inches from our sleepy heads, there is increasing research that shows how beneficial it is to charge your phone at night in a room other than your bedroom.  For starters, cell phones give off what’s known as blue light—a type that studies suggest can inhibit the …

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Cool Hunting || Daybeds

Last week our architect was working out the electrical layout for our house which had me thinking a lot about light fixtures which in turn had me thinking a lot about the furniture layout since that will determine where we need lights.  We have this fourth bedroom downstairs that is going to serve as an office / guest room.  99% of the time it will be an office, but when we do have guests in town or when we want to lure our friends out to stay with us, it needs to be able to transform into a super cozy guest room.  I love the idea of …

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