Make a Valentine’s Day Cheeseboard

Valentine’s Day is a very different story than we were told growing up. As kids, we looked forward to our class parties, eating sugary treats and passing out handmade valentine’s in elementary school. Now that we’re adults, Valentine’s Day usually comes with a lot of pressure. There’s flowers, candy, gifts, dinner reservations and pricey fixed menus. Sometimes all we really need to make this holiday feel joyful is just a cozy night at home. Whether you’re having a girl’s night or spending it with someone special, here is everything you’ll need to create a festive Valentine’s Day cheeseboard.

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Get the Look: Simple Living Kitchen

I started my blog shortly after moving into my studio apartment in June 2018. My best friend came over after I moved in, and of course, we ate pizza on my bed, listening to music and flipping through coffee table books (because that’s what you do). But while I was telling her all of my ideas for articles, she said, “Well, why don’t you just show people where you got all your cute stuff for your apartment?” So 6 months later… here are my long overdue favorite home decor pieces for a simple living kitchen.

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The One Thing You Won’t Find in a Minimalist Kitchen

The one thing that you won’t find in a minimalist kitchen is excess. That’s because in a minimalist’s dream world, everything has purpose, a proper place, and there is perfect balance in every corner. Well, that’s not always the case (even in my 350 sq. ft. studio apartment). But with tiny living, there is a minimalist method that will help you simplify your kitchen.

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Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup Recipe

We all know those women who look like they can do it all. Whether it’s having a prosperous career, exercising daily, or putting a homemade dinner on the table – it’s like they know this secret that the rest of us are struggling to find. Well, I have some good news for you. There is a little trick that I’ve uncovered to make one thing in your life a little easier. Here is how to create a thoughtful tradition by making a homemade soup as part of a weekly ritual.

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Local Spotlight: The Hängar Giveaway!

In celebration of The Hangär’s announcement that they will soon be moving to a new spot in Santa Monica, I’m thrilled to host a giveaway that you will absolutely love! One lucky winner will receive a bundle of 3 unique items from The Hängar for your home. Be sure to enter by Weds, January 2nd! You’ll find all the details on my Instagram here.

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The Dinner Party Trend to Expect in 2019

For Christmas one year, we got my Norwegian grandma a book by Alice Waters, 40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering. Alice Waters’ unique cooking style established a menu at her restaurant that serves the most delicious produce only when it’s in season. This reminded us of my grandma’s holistic philosophies in the kitchen and the Scandinavian focus on the joy of thoughtful gatherings. Inspired by the Scandinavian way of relaxed living and changes within traditional American practices, here is the dinner party trend to expect in 2019.

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