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Johnny enjoying his new bed, made from recyclable materials. A large, quality dog bed for less than $100?! It exists. It’s real. And I have it.

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Smart Organizing Solutions that Make It Easier to Share a Bathroom, 7 Clever Ways to Organize Tupperware and Food Storage Containers, & ​The 20-Minute Daily Clean Routine That’ll Give You Your Weekends Back – I can’t pass up a good list of cleaning tips, and Apartment Therapy always has plenty!

Home DIY: Mini Succulent Planters – On the hunt for inexpensive planter options, I came across this little tutorial, and I LOVE it. I’m thinking I might try it out once we make some headway on building our patio.

Easy & Inexpensive Saggy Couch Solutions – Our main couch is a big green sleep sofa that Eric has had for about 10 years. We can’t afford a new one anytime soon, so I’m hoping this trick will help bring our green monster back to life for a little while.

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The Bodyguard soundtrack – Eric has started working at a local growler shop a few times a month, and since he had a shift last night, I was left home alone with 2 lbs of hanger steak, a bottle of wine, and no plans. After a few minutes of browsing HBO’s little corner of the internet, I found that HBO Now is currently streaming The Bodyguard, and you better believe my inner 8 year old was belting along to every Rachel Marron ballad.

Retta’s Instagram Stories – Every weekday morning she posts the same thing. She wakes up, sings “Good Morning to You”, makes Dark Magic coffee in her Kuerig, adds International Delight, takes a sip, and then smiles and says good morning. And for some reason I AM HERE FOR IT. It just brightens my day.

This hairdryer – This hairdryer has changed my life. For years I used brands from Target, and they were…fine. But my hair is so thick that it could take upwards of 45 minutes to really get it dry, and it was impossible to style because it would take too long. This hairdyer dries my hair in six minutes. SIX. 6!!! And I know what you’re thinking – Jenny, you cut you hair. Of course it takes less time. NO! I’m here to tell you that when I was growing my hair out for my wedding, this hairdryer could do the job in TWELVE MINUTES. Guys. LIFE. CHANGING.

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The Prettiest Patios on the Internet (And How to Get the Look) – As I mentioned in my last post, Eric and I are planning to make some changes to our backyard, and these photos are giving us major inspiration.

How to Do Anything – One of my favorite blogs, A Cup of Jo, is taking a week-long break, but Joanna posted this roundup of all of her How To guides. Definitely adding this one to my reading list.

Fare Isle – I’ve been following Kaity on IG for months now, and only just popped over to her blog this week. Her photos are so dreamy, and her career is basically #lifegoals.

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Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner – My hair is a lot to manage, even when it’s cut short. I have spent three decades trying to tame this wild beast and have finally, FINALLY found the perfect combination that works. I’ve tried fancy Japanese brands, salon recommendations, over-the-counter and special order smoothing serums and leave-in conditioners. In the end, my hair always seems to dry out at the ends and lose shape. But not with Living Proof. My hair has never been softer, healthier, and more vibrant. I am in L.O.V.E.

Bucky 40 Blinks Luxury Ultralight Comfortable Contoured Eye Sleep Mask – Eric and I switched our master bedroom a few months ago, and while I like the cozier feel of the smaller room, it also lets in a lot of natural light – early morning light, late afternoon light, basically #allthelight. And we haven’t added curtains yet. I sometimes work overnight for my “day” job, and try nap beforehand to make it to my 6:00 AM handoff. Since moving rooms, that nap has been nearly impossible due to the overabundance of lovely, but unwanted, sunlight. My sister-in-law recommended this sleep mask to me about a month ago, and I’ve slept like a baby ever since.

Wustof Classic Hollow-Edge Nakiri 5″ Knife – A good set of knives are a game changer in the kitchen. We were very fortunate to be gifted several for our wedding, and this one is by far my favorite. I love chopping vegetables. Or dicing them. Or slicing them. Being in the kitchen in general is very therapeutic to me, and this knife has just made the task of prepping that much more soothing. I have heart-eyes for this knife. Seriously.

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I Don’t Own the Eiffel Tower. Sometimes we’re not meant to own beautiful, perfect things.

My Year Without Shopping. Part of the inspiration for my springtime shopping diet.

How We Shop for Rugs. At some point in the next 6 months to 10 years, I plan to buy a new rug for my living room using these pieces of advice.

Unputdownable: 17 books I read in 24 hours or less (because they were just that good). This is a lifestyle blog for the BOOKISH after all.

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Coffee.

I’m putting this section on hold for a week or two, but don’t worry. It’ll be back very soon.