You may have recently read my Summer Kitchen Wish List, full of sunny kitchen essentials I would love to add to my apartment this summer. I'm counting down the days until summer is officially here - only one week to go!
As well as browsing kitchen things, I've also been dreamily scrolling through summer wardrobe pieces. It's time for sundresses, shorts, and bathing suits, plus rompers, sunhats, and sandals.
Here's my Summer Wardrobe Wish List!
No matter what season, I'm a sucker for pastels, stripes, and soft vintage tees. I'm definitely looking forward to some dresses and shorts as the weather warms up, too!
See anything you like? What are your summer wardrobe staples?
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Spring cleaning has come and gone. Our apartment is finally feeling homey and clean, although I think I'll always have things to rearrange. I'm also still working on downsizing little by little after that minimalism challenge I did in April.
That being said, after I do a good clean-out I often find myself admiring lovely little things that fit the fresher feel of the place. That's admittedly not the most minimalist tendency, but I don't actually buy things nearly as often as I browse.
The main space I've been browsing for items for lately is the kitchen. I'm loving the citrus-y soap from Bath and Body Works that I have on the sink at the moment. With the light, floral, sunny feel of May and impending summer, I've been compiling a cute batch of summery kitchen items that I like - the "must-haves," if you will. Here's my wish list of Summer Kitchen Essentials!
1. Citrus Juicer
Manual Citrus Juicer
It would be so nice to sit on the front porch with a glass of super fresh lemonade this summer. Swooning!
2. Kitchen Lemon Hand Soap
Bath and Body Works Kitchen Lemon Gift Set
Speaking of lemon, I'd love to add more citrus-y soap to the edge of my sink like I mentioned earlier!
3. Dinner Napkins
As a way to go greener, we switched from using paper towels to kitchen napkins this year. These would be a lovely addition to our collection!
4. Honey Sticks
Sweet fresh lemonade during the day and delicious warm tea with honey in the evenings. Yes please.
5. Utility Cart
3 Tier Wood Metal All Purpose Utility Cart
My kitchen is honestly a bit small for this, but I would love to have a cart like this for coffee and tea fixings! It would look lovely topped with fresh flowers, too.
6. Spatula Set
Spring Shef Spatula, Pastry Brush, and Whisk
I love the color of this set! And I'm a sucker for wooden kitchen items? Plus I'm enamored with the idea of baking pastries this summer.
7. Honeycomb Canister
Creative Co-op Ceramic Canister
I'm honestly a bit obsessed with honeycomb print, especially on ceramics. And that yellow just feels so summery!
8. Breakfast Table
Greenco Bamboo Foldable Breakfast Table
I think I'll use this nifty breakfast table to eat all those pastries I mentioned while I lay in bed. Plus, I could use a laptop desk to do some work from bed!
9. Drip Coffee Maker
Diguo Glass Coffee Maker
Of course, breakfast is never complete without a good cup of coffee. I'm interested in these glass drip coffee makers, especially with the pretty wood and leather details.
Now I'm even more excited for keeping the kitchen tidy and making it feel like summer!
What are your essential kitchen items? Have any summery suggestions?
Two words: spring cleaning. It has me up the wall, y'all. It also has me simultaneously motivated?? I get in valleys where I'm bummed at how messy our place looks but have zero drive to fix it. Then the next day I'm whistling while the birds fly in the window and hang the drapes, you know?
Whether I'm feeling unmotivated or already inspired, I like to browse through Pinterest at beautiful spaces to either get out of the slump or to keep the momentum rolling with some new ideas.
With this minimalism thing I'm attempting, I've been especially intrigued by spaces with natural palettes and (obviously) fewer items filling the space, although not exclusively.
Take a look at this simple compilation of 9 beautiful spaces that will make you feel motivated to get your spring cleaning into gear.
Beautiful! Inspiring! Must clean my home and make space for beautiful things that I enjoy!!
But really, ha! These spaces give me some fresh perspective and make me feel ready to tackle the spring cleaning ahead.
Do you resonate with any of these beautiful spaces?
With spring break behind me, flowers springing up, and warmer weather coming our way, it really does feel like spring! With all that energy, I've been in spring-cleaning mode around here. We have several projects in mind to spruce up the place. A couple days ago we made a cute new bookshelf out of wooden crates to finally make room for our overflow of books.
I also just cleaned out my closet - which was quite a job. Besides our clothes living there, so do our three guitars, our Christmas tree, our laundry basket, and various other random items that couldn't seem to fit anywhere else (but hardly fit there!) I feel so much better now that the closet is a bit more organized, but now I'm ready to organize the actual clothes.
That being said, that also has me dreaming of getting some newer items to replace some of the old ones I don't wear as much anymore. I've been busy browsing through cute spring dresses. So here's my Spring Wardrobe Wish List!
I'll be over here dreaming of pastels and stripes.
See anything you like? How's spring cleaning coming for you?
The new semester is gearing up and I’m getting ready to substitute teach for the first time. I can’t contain my excitement! Of course, every college graduate hopes to don the cap and gown one day and land a real-life adult job the next, but that’s not always how it works out.
Fortunately, though, having the opportunity to step into substitute teaching in the middle of the school year as a part-time means of work is a dream come true for me.
That being said, I don’t have work every day, so the extra free time has given me an opportunity to spend time with my husband while he isn’t in class, work on my Etsy shop, and dream of the future.
As I’m sure you know, one big-time dreaming platform is Pinterest, and boy do I dream. Via Pinterest I can cultivate giant mood boards of my hopes and dreams, some of which are real goals and others of which are somewhat lofty ideas.
Take a look at some of my ideas for My Dream Teacher Wardrobe! Let's assume my ideal teacher wardrobe has an unlimited budget to back it up (ha!)
Basically, I'm a sucker for cozy cardigans, long skirts, simple dresses, and floral print.
Soon I’ll have to snap some pictures of my actual teacher wardrobe for you to see. You can check out my general style board and some of my other Pinterest boards here.
Have any favorite teacher pieces? Any dreamy ideas of your own? Feel free to share!
Recent graduate + Wife
+ Kindergarten teacher
+ Coffee lover + Artist
I'm a twenty-something trying to figure out this adult thing and using my spare time to run an art shop on Etsy and write a blog about life, art, education, and travel.