Loving Tiny Houses

Have you guys had a chance to watch Tiny on Netflix yet? B and I watched it this week and we’re seriously feeling so inspired as we think about someday building a house of our own. Tiny is a documentary that follows a couple as they build the teeniest of tiny little houses (about 130 square feet) and features tiny home dwellers from around the world. The so-called tiny house movement is pretty amazing when you think about it. People are choosing to live small, cutting back on the clutter, limiting their material possessions and in doing so are freeing up their time and their financial resources to live the lives they’ve always dreamed of living. They’re traveling. Pursuing creative passions. Working less. Playing more. Living large while living small.

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tiny House on Sauvie Island designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

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10 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer

10 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer

Who’s excited about the official start to summer later this week? I know I sure am! With the solstice just a few days away, I am finding myself pretty hardcore about making summer plans at the moment. Our big annual family camping trip goes down in late August and we’re already hard at work planning what we’re doing, who’s bringing what and how much fun we’re going to have. Summer! It’s kind of just about the best thing ever. So today, we’re talking all about celebrating the first day of summer. Whether you’re up for throwing a last minute party for all your friends or want to mark the occasion in a fashion that’s a bit more low key, I’ve got you covered. Click through for 10 ways to celebrate the first day of summer and happy summer to you!

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Loving Food Trucks + Campers

Have I ever told you that B and I dream of one day owning a food truck? We actually have a notebook full of ideas and recipes and doodles. Every so often we have test kitchen nights when we’ll try out three or four recipe ideas and taste test them, making notes about what we love best and what could use tweaking. Yeah, it’s that level of dreaming. Lately I’ve been seeing so many adorable little food trucks and vintage campers tricked out to serve up everything from coffee and donuts to oysters and cupcakes. Or heck, there’s even a restored caravan traveling around Australia selling vintage wares and treasures! Can you imagine? Such a dream! While I’m located approximately a zillion miles from any of these gems, I’m thinking you should make a point to pay them a visit or hire them to cater a killer backyard party if you’re in their area. And send me photos? Please and thank you.

Carpe Donut Truck

Carpe Donut Truck Carpe Donut Truck

[Carpe Donut | Photos by Laura Gordon Photography via Style Me Pretty.]

Travelling Wares

Travelling Wares Travelling Wares

[Travelling Wares | Photos by Kara Rosenlund.]

Attridge & Cole Coffee Co.

Attridge & Cole Coffee Co.

[Attridge & Cole Coffee Co.]

Cabin Cove Oysters

Cabin Cove Oysters

Cabin Cove Oysters

[Cabin Cove Oysters | Photos by Oh Darling.]

Enjoy Cupcakes

Enjoy Cupcakes

Enjoy Cupcakes

[Enjoy Cupcakes | Photos by Jose Villa.]

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Color Palette: Hibiscus + Honeydew

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a great weekend and an awesome Father’s Day. As we head into the work week, I’ve been finding myself day dreaming about a summer vacation. I’m pretty sure such a vacation is not going to make the calendar for us this year, but a girl can dream, right? I’m talking a beachy vacation with loads of fruity drinks in excess and waking up every morning in a bedroom with crisp white linens and windows open to the breeze. No doubt this color palette today is all about summer. Flowers, fruity drinks, summer breezes and beach frolicking. Sign me up! I am so ready for summer vacation.

Color Palette: Hibiscus and Honeydew

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[Photos, from top: Danielle Burkleo | Tasty Yummies | Monica Wang for Design Love Fest.]

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10 Awesome DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

10 Awesome DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas

Ready or not, Father’s Day is just a couple days away! I have to confess that I’m absolutely always that person needing last minute gift ideas for my dad. This year (as we have the past several years) we’re going to be celebrating by spending the day on the boat, island hopping and grabbing lunch somewhere on the river, but I’d also like to come up with something really fun to give him, too. So today, I’m sharing 10 awesome DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that are perfect for those of you who, like me, still find yourself needing a gift for your dad or your baby daddy. With lots of leather and meat and all the manly things, click through for 10 of my favorite Father’s Day gift ideas!

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