Thursday, October 20, 2016

Home Styling Plans : The Living Room

It seems like everyone these days has a set style that they use throughout their home. Vintage, rustic, shabby chic, romantic, modern, art deco, coastal, contemporary, traditional and transitional... and so on and so forth. Defining your style can be difficult. Especially with ever-changing trends and fads and a Pinterest and Instagram FULL of ideas.

My biggest challenge over the years has been honing in on my style. Too often I go shopping for home décor and find dishware, towels, throw pillows, and table décor that I love... only to get home and find that I have a weird mix of dark, mid-century romantic feel and bright, stark white chic décor that looks as misplaced as the random tents at the local swap meet.

Now that I am finally pin-pointing the exact style that I like I have found that saving all images of the style and feel that I love together really allows me to make sure that everything meshes well together in a seamless fashion.

The next update that I have in mind and will start envelope saving for (are you all familiar with the envelope system?) is the living room. It's where a family spends majority of their time, whether it's curled up with a good book or enjoying family movie nights like we did when I was a kid.

In order to optimize the space and accommodate a move into a future home with a living room of any size and dimensions, I am opting for a 5 piece sectional that I can adjust to fit my length and width needs.

The remaining décor will be, as they say, rustic glam, with a mix of dark woods, galvanized steel, and wonderful pops of teal... my favorite! I found all of these favorites on Living Spaces - I've had wonderful experience with them in the past and their furniture is price-pointed perfectly and great quality.

While I do still have quite a while before this little renovation will take place, preplanning has allowed me to be comfortable and confident in my styling decisions, and also prep the rest of the house to create one cohesive design and space. Whatcha think?! I'm in love. Enjoy!

teal throw pillow | sectional couch | table lamp | coffee table | neutral throw pillow | chair side table | teal throw blanket |
& décor | letter bookends | galvanized storage boxes | area rug | galvanized trays

Monday, October 17, 2016

Favorite Essential Oil Roller Blends

Happy Monday!
Are we all ready to begin another week? I am! This Thursday we will be heading to Kansas for five days for a wedding, and I'm so excited for this little mini vacay... but I am also scrambling to pre-write a few posts for you avid readers and get the house and fur-babies prepped for our absence.

Today I'm bringing you a little post with few items that will surely be flying with me in my carryon bag - my favorite essential oil rollers!

I've been carrying a couple of these in my pumping bag and they've come in handy for those quick pick me ups needed throughout the day. All of the essential oils I used are Young Living and therapeutic-grade (Member #10301637). Try one of them, or try them all - you're sure to love them! What are your favorite blends?? (Shhh... I've even started adding a drop of the Lemon to my Komboocha for added detox and a refreshing, crisp flavor. Yum!)

My Four Favorite Essential Oil Roller Blends

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Headache Blend

  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Panaway
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • Fill remainder with Fractioned Coconut Oil
To use: Roll on temples, across forehead, and back of neck to soothing headache relief.

Stress-Free Blend

  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • Fill remainder with Fractioned Coconut Oil
To use: Roll on wrists and back of neck for those times that you might want to throw your coffee mug at your coworker. (or even inhale directly from the roller!)

Fresh Eyes Blend

  • 8 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • Fill remainder with 100% Pure Jojoba oil
To use: Roll underneath eyes and on crows feet (not too close to your lash line) after removing the days makeup, dirt, and grime for refreshed and rejuvenated eyes in the morning!

Baby Coughs Blend

  • 1 drop RC
  • 1 drop Thieves
  • Fill remainder with Fractioned Coconut Oil
To use: To prevent those middle of the night coughing fits that keep poor sweet babies awake, roll on the bottom of your little one's feet and a small portion in the center of baby's chest.

And there you have it! You're on your way to healthy, clean and natural living.
All of these concoctions were made with these 10mL roller balls which I love, this fractioned coconut oil and this pure Jojoba oil. I love Jojoba - do you remember this post where it completely changed my skincare routine?! It's amazing!
I then added a strip of washi tape and added a little label with my favorite label maker.

Anyone else just jumping onboard of the EO train?? We're all happy riders over here! Don't even get me started on diffusing - it's so refreshing and relaxing. I need to buy 3 more!

Any one have any go-to blends that they'd love to share?? I have another pretty roller ball that needs some lovin'!
Have a wonderful oily day, my friends!