My Recent Etsy Favorites

Who doesn't love small businesses! Here are a few of my recent favorites on Etsy!

I'm a huge fan of any sort of small business. It's so inspiring to see people trying to do what they love and make it into a sustainable way of living! It's been a few months process of working back in forth and applying and getting rejected, but I finally have a new place I'm moving into in only a few days! I'm so excited to have a new place that I can use to be "that home." You know the one, the one where everyone is welcome, the one that if someone needs to escape for a day they can join for pizza and a movie! Or if they need, they can crash at while they're visiting. 

In that spirit of the unique and small business, I've been "Pinteresting" and "Etsying" everything! Here are a few of my favorites I've found on Etsy. go check them out! 


I am probably going to paint either my cabinets or my backsplash white! I also really want an long rug to keep in the kitchen. The below from TURQUALITYRUGS is so beautiful! She's also offering 


A coffee section in my house is an obvious! I'm looking into signs and this one, from DeannasCraftCottage is on the list! 

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I'm going to have a hug patio!! It makes me so happy. I've been on the hunt for a hammock chair. Look at this beauty via hamanica


All the fairy lights!! I'll have the exact same type of "roof" over my place. Via Dealalley 

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Unique shelves are so simple, but such a great addition to your bedroom wall. I don't really put any pictures up in my bedroom normally, so this could be a great addition to the walls without any pictures up! Loopholes. Shelves by infinite abyss 

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I've always been in love with the small details of things! Aren't these perfect for dresser drawers!? Via owlkraft 


Living Room:

I feel that white curtains bring such scerentity to a living room. They act as a clean slate to the day! I really love these from MagiLinen

I'm in the deciding mode if I want to do a ladder that will mainly be for my blankets or one that I can use a shelves. Look at this beauty though! Via PipeAndWoodDesigns 

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Above the toilet storage can be such a wonderful addition! Add your body butter, and hand towels without taking up precious storage space on the counter! Look at these beauties from Truedimensiondesigns 


YAS! With my personality I so much so need reminders to slow down and relax! These are so perfect! Via LittleLadyPrintShop


October Favorites

October Favorites - AVintageJoy

This is not a drill, it's that time again to put away the summer items and pull out the cozy sweaters, fall decorations, warm beanies, and prepare for the holidays. This is my absolute favorite time of the year, second only to the wonderful cozy nights of December. I love decorating and having my home feel cozy, I Iove the fall colors and I love spending this time of year with those that I cherish. 

However, before you pull all of the plaid items in your closet, let's take a moment to reflect on October. Also, I may have already pulled out all of my fall and winter clothes, I can't help it. 

Inspiration. The Chip Ingram App. It has a bunch of small 30 minutes series' about so many different aspects of life. I've been listening to the "The Real God" series and it's so good! It's about obtaining the correct view of God. The goodness of God was a brutal one to hear. 

Blog Post. I'm so excited to share my favorite day of the year so far with you!! It's coming later this week! But here's a hint in my favorite post from this month! 

(Want to know what my favorite day of the year has been? Check it out here)

Purchase. Ever feel like you spend all of this time on your makeup and then it comes off two hours later? Ya, me too! Last week a friend of mine introduced me to the Urban Decay All Night Spray and I love it! It truly does allow your makeup to last all day. I tend to work 10+ hour days so this for me is a lifesaver. At the end of the day I still look like I have makeup on! Win!

Entertainment. On the youtube train, I've been watching a ton of tutorials and the ones I keep watching over and over are the ones by Tanya Burr. This is her fall makeup tutorial from last year. Love the dark lip! It also helps that she lives in England, one of my ultimo favorite places to visit.

Focused on. Having the right focus, and seeking wisdom in my life in all areas. Sounds a little introspective, but it's important in this season. We spend so much of our energy on things that we can not control or on outcomes that we don't know will happen or not. I'm trying to have an outward mindset and only focus on things that I have a part in, letting those I don't fall aside. Don't stress about what you can't control!  

What were your favorites from October?


July Favorites

July Favorites - AVintageJoy

Last July I was in NYC, so I'm definitely ready to be back Florida and relax for a few days. If I don't come back tan, I'm doing something wrong! I'm so ready for a Disney day and a day at the beach. Last week I missed the water so much that I found a coffee shop near a lake just so that I could see water, I know right! Here are some of my favorites from this past month.

1// Inspiration. Linda Rodin is in her 60s and has lived life without care. I love that she has lived in Italy, started her own company by accident, and worn what she wants to and what makes her feel good vs. what's fashionable at the time. If you haven't seen an interview with her you should google it! 

2// Post. One of my friends sent me this post by Cece from Plussizeprincess and it's so real. I've read a lot of posts about how people run their own businesses and I really resinated with this post. I love that she is so real and says don't quit your job until you're stable enough to. Preach! Because yes it's exciting, but you also need to pay rent and eat. 

3// Purchase. There are so many moment in the dressing room that you're trying to decided if you would really wear "this" in real life. I had one of those moments this month, I was nervous but decided to get the blue and white striped romper and try it out. I love it! I was nervous the first time I wore it and then I remembered that everyone else is thinking about how they look and not paying attention to me. I feel good in the romper and it's super comfy! 

4// Entertainment. I'm always watching youtube videos!! I just find them so motivating. One channel this month that I've been binging is Gary Vaynerchuk. When I first started watching his videos it took me a while to get use to the way he talks, honestly his vocal inflections. He is a loud talker, but once I got use to it, I love it! He's so passionate about what he does. He talks a lot about how it takes time to get to where you want to be and how those who succeed keep going!

5// Focused on. Getting ready for vacation!! I'm so excited! I need a break from my 10+ hour days at work. I know I'm basically going home, but it's still going to be a vacation. 

What were your favorites from July?


June Favorites

June Favorites

June you were filled with many visits from friends, and for that I thank you! My wallet doesn't thank you, but I do! I'll just have to save more next month.

1// Inspiration. The Denver Renaissance festival! I haven't been, but as soon as I saw one was coming I got so excited! It's all the way through July so I have some more time to go before it's too late. I already know my outfit I want to wear. Can you tell I'm excited to go!?

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April Favorites

April Favorites

My apartment is starting to look like an apartment and it is great! It's warming up outside and starting to get into festival season, which I have this year, so exciting! I'm so happy to be able to walk to places now and have friends in the mountains that I get to visit soon! Here are some of my favorites from this month/

1// Inspiration. I found Peter McKinnon and his such a good source on inspiration and positivity on the internet!

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April Goals (10 in 30)

April Goals (10 in 30)

Wow, March went by so fast! I'm slowly getting acclimated, drinking all of the water and trying to learn more and more to prepare for my job, possibly more on that later. For now, let's focus on the future and what April will hopefully bring

1// Have WIFI!! I know we live in the age where too many people are too connected to their devices, but after almost a month of only having my phone to use, I'm definitely ready for my pace to have wifi

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