Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Favorite May Posts

Good grief, it's already time for another monthly round-up of my favorite posts. I feel like I just did one of these! Thankfully, I follow some pretty amazing bloggers who offer a never-ending flow of great posts. Here are some of my favorites from May.

1// Joshua Tree at Sincerely, Kinsey. Of all the places I've been in the continental US, there are two major gaps: New England, and the southwest. These photos from Joshua Tree make think that the latter has to be next on my list. After Seattle, of course.

2// 10 Photo Organisation Commandments at Caylee Grey.  Caylee is an organizing goddess, and I want to be her.

3// Woven Leather Bench DIY at A Beautiful Mess. Oh man, this is right up my style alley, and looks fairly simple. Might this be the DIY that finally leaps from my Pinterest board into reality?

4// Roasted Carrots with Avocado and Yogurt at Smitten Kitchen. I can't stop roasting veggies, you guys. It's a sickness. I know it's practically summer, but I don't care. And these look amazing, so I don't see myself stopping any time soon.

5// How I Accidentally Became a Minimalist at Kate Lives Simply. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. I'm starting to get minimalism burnout, you guys--it's like one more thing that we're suppose to aspire to and feel bad about not accomplishing (trust me, I've tried to KonMari with the rest of humanity). It is so freaking refreshing to hear someone say, "Hey, I became a minimalist out of necessity and found that it really works for me" instead of just reading another lifestyle post from a blogger who jumped on the bandwagon and became a condescending expert on all things "non-essential." I respect life choices that have a story --one beyond, "well everyone else was doing it...." This is life change that is valuable, meaningful, and lasting beyond the fad. Love love love.

6//Dos and Don'ts of Burning Candles at She Learns Things. Did you even know that there's a method to burning candles?! It seems like it should be (1) light it (2) blow it out when you're done, right? Yeah, apparently that's why my candles burn black smoke and only last about a month even when they still have plenty of wax in them. Noted.

7// DIY Natural Room Freshener at A Beautiful Mess. Well, I know what I'll be doing this weekend. #MAKEALLTHEROOMSPRAYS

8// My Fave Digital Photography Tools at Caylee Grey. Now that I've finally started a photography class, I'm soaking up everything I can from everywhere I can. Like I said in number two, Caylee's a goddess, so I'll take all the advice she tosses out.

9// Mexican Bean Salad at Hiser House.  Yum yum yum. I know for a fact that Lauren and I like a lot of the same foods, and I can already tell that this is going to be incredible. This makes me actually want to go grocery shopping this weekend.


  1. Ah, so many good recommendations! I just checked out Kate's post on minimalism, and I agree, way more interesting than "I read KonMari and then I threw everything away."

    AND that woven bench, yes.

  2. I'm so behind on my blog reading, but I'm glad you enjoyed my post about becoming a minimalist! Not to be all hipster here, but yeah, I was a minimalist before it was cool. There are a lot of good points to it, but it's not for everyone and my version doesn't have to equal anyone else's. And I agree, I have seen so many blog posts from people who are suddenly experts on minimalism because they read a couple posts and got rid of five things.


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