Holy cow, you guys. Is it just me or does it feel like we just celebrated New Years? Things are really rolling around here, I’m getting ready to finish my last 4 weeks of my clinical rotation here in NC (and finish school, forever!) and make the drive back to CO for the summer, and I can’t believe how fast the time has flown by. Today I ordered the study book for my OT boards exam that I’ll be studying for all summer, and things are really starting to sink in. I’m so looking forward to summer’s arrival (it is my favorite season, after all) and spending some quality time at home. Side note, any good tips for things to do/places to eat in Nashville? I’ll be driving through next month and I’d love a chance to check out the city.
Here’s what I’ve been up to this month so far…
To be perfectly honest, even though I love fruits and veggies, taking the time and effort to eat healthy foods during my busy weeks isn’t easy. By the time I get home from my long days at my internship, the last thing I want to do is spend time chopping veggies for dinner (or to pack my lunch for the next day!). But I’m always trying to be conscious of what I put in my body, and I know that getting enough fruits and veggies is super important.
This year, I started a new habit that’s really been helping me save time during the week and stay healthy. Every weekend after my grocery haul, I spend an hour or so washing and chopping up veggies and fruits for the long week. And you guys, the habit has stuck. In today’s post, I’m going to share a little behind-the-scenes peek at how I set myself up for a successful week of snacking!
One: buy produce that your family likes
I’ve been buying lots of grapefruit (so cheap here in NC!), these sweet baby peppers, and lots of seasonal fruit.
Two: wash and chop
I always make sure to wash all my fruits and veggies really well before cutting them up. Look at this gorgeous grapefruit!
Three: store for easy snacking
Tada! Now I have lots of healthy snacks already prepped and ready to eat. This helps me stay on track, and I love that I can just pop some fruits and veggies into a smaller tupperware and toss them in my lunch bag for the next day. If you have any tips for making healthy eating easier that works for you, let me know!
You guys probably know by now that I have big home decor dreams, and I swoon over the idea of decorating my own place someday. So when I came across the Coffee Table Essentials Challenge from Chairish, I decided to take part! Creating a style board for home decor? Heck yes, I’m in. All opinions in this post are my own.
I’m all about that base
Picking a coffee table from Chairish was pretty painless. I quickly felt attached to this 1960’s Danish teak coffee table–I love the retro feel of the smooth cutouts. Plus, I loved that it had some room underneath for storage; I believe that space shouldn’t be wasted and every piece of furniture should really work for your home.
Top of the World
I hate cluttered spaces, so I’d add a pop of color and functionality with this funky orange Lacquer Tray. It would be great for corraling a few odds and ends–T.V. remote, coffee table books or magazines, chapstick, etc. It’d also make a great spot to store these adorable yellow coasters, which are essential for keeping your table in great shape. I also love fresh flowers, especially pink peonies, and having a modern and unique vase would add a nice touch.
Like I said before, I love the way this coffee table has room for storage. I’d use 2 metal baskets or boxes that slide under the tabletop to store all of the odds and ends that don’t need to clutter the table every day. I like that these two baskets are very different styles, but would mix well together.
Ok, so that was pretty fun! I like knowing I can style a space for function and aesthetic–it feels good to have ideas for this kind of stuff. Someday, when I graduate and find a job and get my own little place, I know I’ll be able to curate a cozy and practical coffee table space. Pretty cool. (:
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Chairish. All opinions are my own.
You guys, this post today is super exciting for me to write. I’ve always loved dreaming about what my future home might look like, creating Pinterest boards of all the lovely mid-century modern style that totally gives me all the feels…in short, home design inspires me. And in the past couple of years, I’ve unearthed my obsession (and to be honest, my dream) with shipping container homes. This post is like my love letter to shipping container homes, and it is one of my biggest dreams to design and build one of these beauties some day (is that super unrealistic? Probably, but it’s still on my list. A girl’s gotta dream, right?).
I could go on gushing about container homes forever, but I’d rather share some of my favorite pictures and designs with you. All of these are featured on my Pinterest board, Shipping Container Homes, which is my little collection of hopes and dreams. Click the pictures for sources!
Love the orange containers, big windows, and staggered containers.
the family who designed and built it has a great blog with lots of pictures!
The appeal of shipping container homes, for me, is being able to reuse something old and ugly and turning it into something beautiful. I love that you can be really creative and design something that is functional for your family, and uses the land well to save on energy. Plus, I want to spend my time outdoors or traveling, so designing a home that is just the right amount of space really speaks to me.
I know that this dream is really lofty and probably a little unrealistic, but I think it’s good to have goals and dreams. What do you guys think, would you ever live in a shipping container home?