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The Benefits of a Morning Routine and How to Start One

The Benefits of a Morning Routine and How to Start One

When we are able to start our mornings on our own terms, we tend to move through our day in a better headspace. We might have more patience or feel better prepared to tackle the day ahead. While a missed alarm is inevitable, having a solid morning routine is a great way to set yourself up for a successful day ahead.
Me vs. Me

Me vs. Me

When I turned 16, I found myself in rehab for anorexia. I was in outpatient rehab for a little less than a year. Even when I was released after having reached my target weight, I still carried the anxiety of eating certain foods. Each day was a battle of politely finding excuses to avoid situations that might force me to eat pizza or ice cream. I would only be calm when I knew I could be alone, in complete control of what entered my body.

3 Ways to Minimize (Without Throwing Anything Out)

3 Ways to Minimize (Without Throwing Anything Out)

Minimalism is an idea, or movement, that supports intentional living without having to identify and become dependent on physical items or ideas. Most people make the mistake of associating minimalism with throwing away everything that no longer serves a purpose. While tossing out the junk that no longer has value is a part of the minimalistic process, there are ways to minimize without throwing anything out.
How to Forage for Fresh Foliage for Low Maintenance Indoor Plants

How to Forage for Fresh Foliage for Low Maintenance Indoor Plants

Filling your home with greenery doesn’t just add a sense of nature to your space- it can also contribute to mental wellness, physical health and can provide an overall calming effect to your home’s atmosphere. Studies show that indoor plants can trigger the release of dopamine, the happy hormone, lower stress levels, purify the air and clear your mind.
How to Style Vintage Inspired Vignettes

How to Style Vintage Inspired Vignettes

Step into any interior designer’s personal home and you will most certainly find yourself captivated by an array of mismatched treasures and perfectly posh collections arranged in vintage inspired vignettes. Why is it that the best spaces seem to have a touch of the unusual or fascinating?
12 Steps to Love Yourself - From Someone Who Didn't

12 Steps to Love Yourself - From Someone Who Didn't

Self-love goes beyond its definition: it is trusting yourself to make hard decisions and being confident that they are the right ones. It is accepting that life will put you in situations that will make you grow developmentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Self-love is admiring every curve, stretch mark, birth mark, freckle, scar and blemish that you have because they are a part of you, and your story.
DIY Gemstone Chandelier - For $20!

DIY Gemstone Chandelier - For $20!

Many of you have asked about my most recent DIY project so I wanted to share how I crafted this super unique gemstone chandelier.
The Lainie Collection

The Lainie Collection

When Mr. Larry Koolkin first messaged me about some vintage jewelry he needed to find a home for, I had no idea what lay waiting for me. He told me...
5 Simple Steps to Design A Cozy Home

5 Simple Steps to Design A Cozy Home

I'm a big advocate for turning your home into a safe haven by surrounding yourself with only the items that evoke joy and remind you of memories lo...
Anthropologie's Extra 25% Off Sale - Here's What's in Our Cart

Anthropologie's Extra 25% Off Sale - Here's What's in Our Cart

If you're a fan of Old Grace Gathering Co., chances are you're also a big fan of Anthropologie. They just announced their sale items are all an extra 25% off! The sale doesn't say when it will end, just that it ends soon, so we raced over to their site to add some pretties to our cart.
Design Lessons From Architectural Details

Design Lessons From Architectural Details

Stroll through the fascinating mix of wayward cobbled streets and the perfectly cornered “squares” of Savannah, GA and you will quickly notice something that you can’t just find in any other brightly colored coastal town. Savannah brings something different to the Southern coast—something that only an old city charmed with artsy backpack-clad Savannah College of Art and Design students, locally owned coffee shops, a well-preserved Gullah culture and antique homes unscathed by General Sherman himself, can conjure.
Things I Learned in My Twenties

Things I Learned in My Twenties

Ah, the roaring Twenties - not the decade of bathtub hooch and Gatsby parties, but the decade of serial bad dates and alcohol that could be compared to bathtub hooch. The 10 years nestled between 19 and 30 are transformative, to say the least. There is a lot of take, and even more give. It’s a time of discovering and rediscovering yourself as a human and member of society. It’s a time to decide if you’ll sink or if you’ll swim.