Interiors: Time for a Refresh

Jenny Hjalmarsson Boldsen HomeWe’ve taken down holidays decorations and while it feels so incredibly good, it seems as though something is missing. Do you find that happening to you after the decorations, tree and stockings are gone? We now have a huge blank space in the living room, the bookshelves needs some serious love and the entire house feels as though items look as if they are in need of a refresh.

Jenny Hjalmarsson Boldsen Home Jenny Hjalmarsson Boldsen HomeWith that being said, all I want to do is take the time to re-decorate every nook in the house and bring it some new life. I’ve been gravitating towards adding back in more white to give it a fresh clean look. I can’t get enough of white at the moment – the studio is shaping up to be all white as well.

This house by interior stylist and decorator Jenny Hjalmarsson Boldsen has given me inspiration to get kick started into giving the house a re-freshed look. The way she mixes pieces together is perfection in my eyes. I had to share her home with all of you.

Jenny Hjalmarsson Boldsen HomeAre you gravitating towards anything different in the new year?

Photos from residence

New Year, New Inspirations

DetailsHappy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. I’m definitely ready to dive into a new year after a hard Fall season – our family was sick week after week and then right when we were feeling healthy and getting back into the groove, my grandmother passed away. Let’s just say, a fresh start was needed for me.

This year, I’m setting out to have a few resolutions that I can achieve every day. Life last year was hectic, but I was able to un-intentionally start some goals for myself that I want to continue this year.

Clean the Clutter

Yes, at the beginning of each year this is a goal for many, but I find that even cleaning the clutter from your everyday life makes a huge difference. We can all clean out closets but what about the everyday pile-up? Each night I walk around the house and clean everything up. It’s something I started doing and let me tell you, when I wake up in the morning it feels so good to have a tidy house. People ask me how I keep a clean house with a toddler and this is my secret.

Plan for Tomorrow

A girlfriend of mine – Camille Styles taught me this years ago. I asked her how she stayed on top of things with kids. She shared that she took 15 minutes each night to write out her to-do list, set goals and go over her schedule for the day. I haven’t been very good at this but this year I’m taking the time to achieve this goal.

Go to Sleep Earlier

This is something everyone should do. It’s incredible what a little extra sleep does for your body and mind. Nothing is more important than getting a full night sleep.

Try New Recipes

Do you ever get in the 10 recipe rotation rut? We certainly do in our house. Since I just cleaned out our pantry I can now see all of our cookbooks. I’m going to make my way through one recipe from each cookbook this year. Some I’ve never even cracked open!

Take Time for Myself

This is something I definitely don’t do enough of. Whether it’s going to a workout class, meeting up with a girlfriend for coffee, going to a coffee shop to actually read through a magazine. Even 30 minutes does wonders for the soul.

What are your goals for 2017? I’d love to know!

Spreading the Connection – Google Wifi

Google WifiIn today’s family life, kids as well as their parents are often in need of the Wi-Fi for managing their lives in the “connected” world. If you’re anything like our family, you tend to have multiple gadgets in use at the same time – smartphones, laptops, or pads – all relying on a strong connection to Wi-Fi. In our home, we also have the added complication of a flat that’s in the shape of an L. As a result, we have zones in our house where our Wi-Fi is spotty, even on a good day!

Google WifiGoogle WifiGoogle WifiOne solution we’ve found that has made every nook and cranny in our home Wi-Fi connected is Google Wifi. We placed them in key targeted areas and now I can set classical music in my toddler’s room while he sleeps, my husband can check baseball scores online, and I can check out my social media while listening to music online. I also love the sleek modern look of Google Wifi. The multi points system blends perfectly with my décor and look right at home!

Google WifiGoogle WifiWith the entire home up and running with Google Wifi, we have reliable Wi-Fi our entire family can rely on. Check out Google Wifi and see for yourself how you can manage and improve your Wi-Fi connection at home!

This post is a partnership with Google Home. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

Style: Getting Festive for the Holidays

Old Navy HolidayThroughout the holiday season it seems as though everyone is running around – checking off items from their shopping lists, attending holidays soirees and packing for their impending holiday travel. In our household, I feel as though mid-December came and it’s utter chaos!

Yes, my dining room is filled with gifts that have yet to be wrapped, I’ve stuffed our holiday cards but have yet to address them and until a few days ago our tree hadn’t even been decorated. Let’s just say, this year I’m way behind.

Old Navy HolidayOld Navy HolidayOld Navy HolidayWith that being said, I was able to pick up a few key pieces that I knew both Jackson and I could wear throughout the holidays. When it comes to dressing for the holidays I have three key tips I always go by:

  1. Layer – It’s always a little chillier this time of year so adding layers is a must. Whether it’s a staple sweater or scarf it adds a little extra something to an outfit.
  2. Pick it out ahead of time – This is a new rule I use for myself and my family. If we are hosting or going out – I make sure that all of us know what we are changing into so that we can get ready we ease.
  3. Keep it simple – at the end of the day, don’t over think your outfit. Remember that keeping easy and simple will make you feel more comfortable at whatever family gathering or event you might have.

Old Navy HolidayOld Navy HolidayOld Navy HolidayOld Navy HolidayOld Navy HolidayWhat matters most around the holidays is gathering together with your favorite people and having a joyful moment that is filled with laughter, joy and merriment. That’s what we plan on doing this season. Happy holidays and I hope this helps guide you on dressing you and your family for the holidays with ease!

Caitlin: Plaid Shirt Dress in Black Check |Long Open Front Cardigan in Charcoal | Faux-Leather Pointy Boots in Black

Jackson: Plaid Shirt in Charcoal | Fair Isle Sweater in Ivory | Skinny Cords in Gray | Sueded Sherpa-Trim Boots in Tan

This post is a partnership with Old Navy. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street1

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