6 Ways To Make Your Living Space Feel More Luxurious

I love things that feel pretty, fancy, and a bit glam. As someone who works from home (therefore spending most of my time there), it’s important to me that my living space feels beautiful and luxurious. This is easier said than done for two reasons. 1) I’m on a budget which means high priced items to make my home prettier aren’t always the priority when it comes to spending money, and 2) I live with my husband, who doesn’t care about “pretty” nearly as much as I do. Neat, tidy, and clean, sure, but by no means is my husband a man that cares if the living space feels luxe and beautiful. Let’s be real: the only reason we have upgraded some of our furniture from the old busted leather couches is got as hand me downs after college is because of me and my desire to live like a married couple with a nice home rather than the hand me down bachelor pad my husband had not so carefully fully curated by the time I met him.

While buying new furniture or appliances always feels glamorous and makes home feel a bit fancier (at least that’s how I felt when we said goodbye to those beaten up leather couches and replaced them with what you see in the photos), it’s definitely not budget friendly to make such a purchase every time you want to feel like you’ve had an upgrade. The truth is you don’t need to spend a fortune or buy something large to up the luxe feel of your living space. In fact, I firmly believe that it’s the little details, the small afterthoughts are the things can make a huge impact on your space. I have a few tiny details you can add (or upgrade) to your space to help you feel a little more luxe, even if you’re just curled up on the couch watching some tv. Read more

My Favorite Essential Oils & How I Like To Use Them

Within the last year, I have become a huge fan of essential oils.  While I wouldn’t consider myself to be the “crunchy” type of person, I find I really enjoy taking the natural route when I can, and at the very least enjoy some of the aromatherapy benefits that using essential oils offers. Over the last year, I have managed to assemble quite the essential oil collection, and I use them in several ways each and every day. 

While most of my collection is Young Living, and some of this list will be YL specific, I am not a total brand loyalist when it comes to being a Young Living customer.  I have recently discovered a brand called Eden’s Garden that has high-quality oils at much lower prices than YL. I am all for saving a few dollars when I can.  

Before I dive in, here are a few things about the companies is this post.  Eden’s Garden, which is what I’m starting to use for any non-YL specific blends, has a rewards program with a referral reward.  If you want to join, use this link and I earn 50 points (you don’t have to use my link either. Just go straight to the site). This system, unlike Young Living, is totally free, doesn’t require any purchases to stay active, so it’s worth joining for anyone looking to get into essential oils. To get the best pricing at Young Living you need to be a member, which I think requires you to spend $50 a year.  This is not a difficult thing to do, but I just want to be clear what it means.  You also need to be linked to someone to join, so here’s the link to become a member under meI’m not at all trying to push this business system or whatever it is, as I don’t use YL’s business structure at all. I simply use their products and being a member is a requirement for best prices.  Stupid? Yes, but it is what it is. 

Okay, now that all that is out of the way, let’s talk essential oils!

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