Wall Art: Vintage Travel Posters

Can we talk about wall art? Over the past year, we’ve all had a lot more time to stare at that blank spot on the wall that’s literally screaming for a splash of color. Your first reaction might be to make a Target run, or head over to Ikea, but hear me out. I found, purchased, and have fallen madly in love with these crazy cool vintage travel posters. The colors are subtle, but the quality is rich. The price is right, and even better, as I’m writing to you, they’re on sale (you get 3 for the price of 2)! They come frameless, so you’ll have to head to Ikea (I think they have the best prices) to get some picture frames, but it’s so worth it. I’m here to testify: the right wall art can enhance environmental and emotional wellness in an instant!

I got both of these because, as you know, I have a lifelong dream of traveling to Australia. I set up an office in the corner of my bedroom (I promise I’ll show you my office in a later post) and the colors of the posters perfectly compliment the space. And I got this next one because my mother really loved London and it reminds me of all the happy memories I have of her.

These posters come in other styles, sizes, and destinations, so there’s definitely one that will suit your space. Check them out!

Find the Sydney Posters here and here 

Find the London Poster here

Amazon Launches 2 Furniture Lines

Amazon quietly launched 2 furniture lines and they are absolutely amazing!

Remember when Ikea had cornered the market on affordable and chic furniture? Then Target threw their hat in the ring with Project 62 and Hearth & Hand to satisfy all of our mid century modern and farmhouse design cravings. Well, Amazon’s new furniture lines are set to give both companies a run for their money. Stone & Beam, a farmhouse modern furniture line, is exclusively available through Amazon, as is the totally chic mid century modern furniture line, Rivet. Check out the stunning pictures below!

These 4 Online Plant Delivery Services Are Garden Goals

Garden Goals! These online plant delivery services will transform your living space, by bringing the outdoors in, all without having to leave your front door!

Amazon

Of course the king of all online retailers would create an amazing plant store. If you’ve tried your hand at planting and all you have to show for it are those pretty ceramic pots that once housed your dearly departed gardening efforts, Amazon’s Plant Store will be your new best friend. Affordable and varied, the selection -and the price- can’t be beat.

Terrain

This is Anthropologie’s devoted garden shop. If style is what you crave, Terrain is where you want to be. Here you’ll find all your outdoor living needs. Everything from all-weather furniture and accessories to garden tools and, of course, plants.

The Sill

You might recognize The Sill from their cult following on Instagram #thesill #plantsmakepeoplehappy. A quick scroll through the pics will make you a believer. If you’re new to gardening, The Sill has a huge selection of plants for beginners and they also boast a selection of pet friendly plants. But what makes The Sill so Instagram-able is the chic, yet simple design aesthetic of their garden creations.

Lula’s Garden

So what if Ikea started my love of succulents. Those little plants are so darn cute, and they add a touch of green to the smallest of spaces. Lula’s Garden makes shopping for these small wonders super easy. They even have a Mother’s Day section so that you can get Mommy her very own tiny garden just in time for her special day.

Gut Health Beyond Food—3 Organic and Ethically Sourced Online Stores

Fun fact for the kids: William the Conqueror died September 9, 1087. A few weeks earlier during the Battle of Mantes, William, quite possibly already suffering from an impacted colon, was hurled against the pommel of his saddle, badly rupturing his internal organs. His condition worsened and he died of infection. Attempts to stuff his severely bloated corpse into a stone sarcophagus proved a fool’s errand as his putrefied intestines exploded, releasing a vile smell that sent vomiting mourners rushing for an exit… So yes, kids, you are going to sit right there at that table until you finish your kale.

Kale is totally good for your gut, there’s no denying that. But eating nutrient dense foods is only part of the gut health equation. In order to fully benefit from our efforts toward healthy lifestyles, we have to make sure that our environment isn’t putting the gut barrier under undue stress. The gut barrier (made up of the intestinal wall and gut microbes) is your body’s natural defense against toxins. The idea is simple: strengthen your gut barrier and hopefully you won’t go out like William the Conqueror.

Problem is, so many everyday products can throw off the balance of microbes in our digestive system, compromising our nutrient absorption, our immune system, and our overall wellness. Some of the culprits may surprise you. Commonly used antibacterial household cleansers, personal hygiene products, pet supplies, and even birth control pills and antacids, impact our environment causing a depletion of the good bacteria in our guts necessary for proper digestion and nutrient absorption. The good news is that you can protect yourself by swapping out everyday items with items from these gut-friendly, green living online stores.

The Ultimate Green Store

Natural, organic, recycled, eco-friendly goods- products that are made with your health and the health of our planet in mind. At the Ultimate Green Store you will find a wide range of high quality products in categories such as clothing, bedding, home goods, personal care, and even yoga mats.

Organic Surge

All those toxic ingredients in skin care products can punch you in the gut too. If you’ve already started your green skin care journey with all the DIY beauty recipes I share, you might want to add Organic Surge into the rotation. I’m really crushing on this line of skin care products I got as a gift. Truth: I’m using this more than any of my homemade products!

Our Green House

Let’s not forget how our fur babies for all their cuteness can introduce some yucky stuff into our lives. This store offers a curated collection of ethically sourced and natural products from fair trade artisans. You can find pet supplies, candles, and a pretty awesome line of household cleaning products.

Broken is Beautiful

Kintsugi— the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer. Yep. That is a thing, and it’s way more beautiful than you’re imagining. Much like Hygge, the definition of kintsugi encapsulates a concept rather than just a clear cut definition of something tangible. Kintsugi is like the antidote to the consumer driven, planned obsolescence of our present. By celebrating imperfections, kintsugi points to a more sustainable future. Mending everything from pottery, to floors, to fabrics, kintsugi really is quite cool. And while the urge to immediately start breaking your stuff will be strong, you must resist. Just check out these amazing photos that show how beautiful broken can be.

image via Fromental

 

You can buy a kintsugi repair kit and diy your own masterpiece like the pictures below.