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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Guest Room
Preparing for a weekend this summer when we were going to have back to back guests in a single weekend, I realized that I was not prepared on the linen front! The guest room was ready to go, but the extra sheets I had for our air mattress were despicable. I grabbed some fresh sheets from Target, and fell in love with this pale green quilt while I was there. I still love the colorful Vera Bradley quilt set I originally bought for this room, but thought I'd use the green set as we go into fall and winter. 

My office space is in our guest room, and I am up here just about every day fulfilling Etsy orders. This space has been one giant experiment since we moved in last summer. I finally feel like I've got it mostly right! It took some reorganizing and purging, but ultimately I got everything I need to run my shop in this corner and just a few shipping supplies in one of the closets. 

Function is so important to me, so feeling like everything is in a good spot has been really nice and inspirational! 

The decluttering and reorganizing was so fulfilling too! Blake and I both ended up with 3 large boxes full to take to Goodwill and the electronic recycling center between our two office spaces. 

Our bedroom is such a relaxing space. When we moved in, I attempted to get away without bedside tables. (Our former side tables are now upstairs in the guest room) Eventually, we both agreed we wanted some. So I found tables that matched the desk we are using in our room as a console table. I really like the tables themselves, but what I've really been enjoying is keeping them completely cleared off. I love the minimal feel of that. 

I keep daydreaming about doing some hanging pendant lighting, or some kind of wall mounted bedside lights, but for now we will keep the floor lamp. You know I'm a super legit blogger when I didn't even fluff the pillow for this photo. 

You know, I never did a full room tour of this space. Is that something you'd like to see?

Upstairs Landing
Super random, but I added this little water bowl for the pugs upstairs. Delly and Winston follow me (well Delly likes to be carried) upstairs for work, so I felt bad that their water was so far away downstairs. I really like this bowl and next time I go to Target I'm going to see if they having matching food dishes. *Fun fact, I always get the pugs cat bowls instead of bowls geared toward dogs. They have such short faces, I find that cat dishes are much better for them. 

This mat is really helpful with the drips from water bowls too!

Just a little note on the kitchen: I recently removed everything from the kitchen island, except for the essentials at the sink. I really love how this looks and feels. I have some d├ęcor up above the cabinets, and the other counters are full of small appliances and our knife block - so having this space cleaned off really helps make the kitchen feel cleaner. 

I also LOVE the soap dispensers I got in my last Grove Co. order! Such a pretty touch that I love to see out every day. 

You can see the full kitchen tour here! <however that was before we did the backsplash! You can see the backsplash in this post!

Another current kitchen favorite! My two favorite essential oil blends right now from Revive. Gosh could I go on about how much I love Pumpkin Pie! But, Root Beer is a new one to me. It smells exactly like a root beer dumdum lollypop and makes your house smell like a candy store. In the best way. Love it so much! 

Living Room
Ok, super random, but! We rotated the area rug in here and it changed everything! It's something that bothered me when we moved in, but I got used to it and ignored it - but I always felt like we should have put the rug the other way. I don't know how, but I convinced Blake to lift up furniture for me as I flipped it and I'm so glad we did. 

Not only did it balance the room better, but I think it helped relieve the rug from getting worn out in all the same places. 

P.S. The pugs are clearly still LOVING their new beds

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Hi friends! I'm Kristen, and this is the Life and Style of an early 30's Floridian living the Best Life Ever, with her husband and three pugs. Runner | Avid Reader | Small Shop Owner

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