these are a few of my favorite things!

 
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i’m sitting in bed, sipping coffee right now & all the sudden i thought, “i just really wanna start sharing weekly favorites with my internet-pals!”

so here we are! green face & all ;) (that’ll make sense as you keep reading!)

here are 5 pics & links to my current 5 fave amazon-gems! definitely bought all of these items while amazon-thrifting at 1am. please tell me you guys do this too…?

AVARCA PONS SANDALS: https://amzn.to/2oWT1uI
ORDERING YOUR PRIVATE WORLD BOOK: https://amzn.to/2oX1Epe
COTTON MAKEUP REMOVER PADS - https://amzn.to/2x9BbZh
CHLOROPHYLL MASK - https://amzn.to/2QdPxjX
LINEN BAG HOLDER - https://amzn.to/2CD7MN2

DIY cozy nook

when we first moved into our home (almost 3 years ago now!) i envisioned a cozy little nook space in this area! plants, linens, fresh flowers, & flickering candles.

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as a vivid dreamer...sometimes my ideas stay in my head longer than i'd like to admit ;) but last month a beautiful bunch of friends coming to visit gave me the spark to say "kyle let's finally freaking make this nook!"

my home rennovation ideas = GREAT
my home renovation skills = MINIMAL

but kyle green has no shortage of handiness + brilliance so he & a friend made this idea come to life in ONE afternoon!!! & it was soooo affordable!

- the bench seating is all plywood! built into the wall. 
- the table was an IKEA refresh. we took the original tabletop off & replaced it with a lighter wood, to match the benches. for simplicity + budget sake, we kept the frame! (might sand it down in the future!)
- cushions are IKEA outdoor chair cushions, covered with drop cloths AKA cheap linen ;) 

i'm just in love with the space! it's as cozy as i dreamt up in my mind. hope this weekend project of ours inspires you to let that creativity flow in your own space!

my best tips for simplifying & getting organized

 
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confession: even though my house is almost always “tidy”, i’m not even a little bit organized. i wanna be organized SO BADLY but for as many times as i declutter...it all builds up again (like bad. really bad) 🌪🌪🌪but i’ve caught some kinda summer-cleaning bug & i’m ready to weed through + give away #allthethings. i texted a friend today & said “can you help me KonMari my house?! i’m embarrassed to show you my closets but i neeeed help” 😂 thankfully she said yes!!!

i’m really doin’ it, guys. room by room, closet by closet...i’m purging, simplifying & organizing all my ish 💪🏼 & IT FEELS SO GOOD. marie kondo & emily ley wrote incredible books on simple living that have been helping me a ton through this process. ⠀⠀⠀

+ A SIMPLIFIED LIFE by Emily Ley
+ The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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based on their approach, here are the questions i’ve 
been asking myself as i sort through each item during #operationsimplify (i like to name my personal projects 😂):

1. does it bring me joy?
2. is it good quality?
3. is it my favorite?
4. does it fit? (for clothes!)
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if you’ve been wanting to simplify your space...doooo it 👏🏼👌🏼🙌🏼 your brain will feel so much clearer & your soul, so much lighter! i’m loving every second of this new journey 🤗

don’t be afraid to ask for help! if you’re not naturally organized (like me)…ask a friend who is a profesh! i bet they’ll be so glad to help a sista out.