Amazing Farmer Markets

It is summer and produce is in full swing. Ever since I moved back to the PNW, I have been more involved in local farmer markets and believe you can attend a different local one each day of the week. Yesterday I picked up my CSA box and berry share of the season and OMG . . .it looks incredible! So in honor of farmer markets everywhere; below are 5 incredible ones you can find in your global travels. Guess what? I have been to some of them.

Edinburgh Scotland Farmer’s Market

Pike Place, Seattle Washington

Dane County Farmer’s Market, Madison Wisconsin

Rialto Markets, Venice Italy

Hilo Farmer’s Market, Hawaii

Road Trip Packing Items

It’s the season for road trips and I take them in abundance. While my destination, the length of the road trip, and the people who travel with me, change with each trip; there are fundamentals that always remain. Here are 5 items that I will always have in my car before starting a road trip.

  1. Sunglasses are an absolute must and I have been on trips where I have forgotten mine. So when anyone is traveling with me, I also have extra sunglasses for everyone in the car.
  2. Water is something every passenger has in my car and I have it in bottles that can be reused for the duration of the trip. You never know when you desperately need that sip of water.
  3. A blanket that can be used to cover things, sit on, sleep with or even dry off with.
  4. Kleenex because drive-thru napkins are just so harsh on your face.
  5. Roadside emergency kit for the . . .’I wasn’t prepared for that’ moments.

Pendleton All-weather Blanket
Emergency Kit

Spring Cleaning

Now that it is beautiful outside, no one wants to stay inside. But after a few months of being cooped up indoors, you realize that everything inside needs the freshness that is outside. . .enter, spring cleaning. I am pretty consistent on a lot of things–my house is clean, orderly, and taken care of. But every spring I feel the need to breathe life back into all the nooks and crannies.

So here are 5 tips and tricks that I have tried if you want to achieve the same.

How to Make Your Home Smell Good
Stinky Towels
17 Incredible Ways to Dust
Clean Windows
Declutter Your Home

Updating My Living Space

I have had the same living space design for more years than I care to admit. My biggest reason was–why change what is just fine? My living room was full of furniture that was functional, well-kept, and pleasing but something happened inside me at the beginning of this year. I don’t know if it was the fact that I now spend so much time at home because of the shift that the pandemic brought or if something inside of me is just ready for a change. Either way, it has been my mission to update the space.

I have been working on it casually since January. Starting first with a new couch, a new rearrangement of furniture and now it is morphing into older furniture pieces leaving and new ones coming in. So below are 5 new features I have been looking at while I update my living space decor.