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Motherhood: Making the Right Choice

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Having a baby last December has changed my life in a multitude of ways. The rewards of being a mom never seem to end – a first smile, a sweet hand resting on my own, or a cry in the night that ends when I enter the room – I’m one lucky mom!


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Now that I’m a mother trying to juggle work, baby, and family life – I needed to start thinking about the products in my home, using method has been a real lifesaver in more ways than one.


I find myself constantly washing my hands after diaper changes as well as before cooking meals or preparing baby food and of course washing bottles for Jackson. I find that method Nourishing Hand Wash not only moisturizes and hydrates my hands with natural botanicals but it’s also sustainable and good for the environment. I’m left with soft hands and not at the expense of the planet – now that matters to me! And since Jackson is continuously grabbing anything and everything in sight – I can rest assured that the soap in my kitchen and bathroom will not harm him. The coconut milk scent being a favorite for our family, although the almond flower and olive leaf smell amazing as well.


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My favorite is the method Nourishing Hand Wash in blue (surprise! surprise!) but the green and orange are equally beautiful and effective. It feels good to be able to use products that I find both effective as well as good for myself and my family. It’s a win-win product in my book!


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

Image by Claire Giffen for Sacramento Street

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8 Ways to Switch Things Up at Home This Fall

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Transitioning your home from summer to fall is one of my favorite activities. As the light begins to change and there is a slight crispness to the air, it’s time to think about making your abode a warm and cozy place to retreat to. Autumn is a time when we all begin to spend a bit more time indoors. The days are slowly getting shorter and our home is often our retreat. This is a good time to add warm touches that help us to embrace the change outside. One can burn candles; have baskets with throws ready to serve as a sanctuary where you can curl up with your favorite book. By changing a few key elements, your home will be a welcome place for you when you get home from a busy day.


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There are 8 items from World Market you might consider when preparing your house for the change of seasons:


Lighting. Consider adding a floor lamp or table lamp to add additional light to a room. Lighting is key to a room being used!


Bookends. I can’t get enough of theses petrified wood bookends. They add depth and beauty to any room.


Candles. As there is less light outside, bring the light inside. Candles create an elegant and inviting atmosphere and they signal a change of seasons.


Side Tables. This is something you make not think to switch out but it can make all the difference when refreshing a space. Side tables are be swapped around all year round, why not add a new one to place your coffee on every morning.


Throws. As the weather changes to cooler evenings, having comfortable throws to crawl into can be a comforting and practical addition.


Seating. As summer turns to fall, consider a changing your sofa. There is nothing better then a comfy sofa you don’t want to leave. If you’ve been thinking about updating yours now is the time since you’ll be sending more time indoors.


Throw pillows. There is no quicker way to update and change a room for the season. You can change the mood of the room with a change of throw pillows.


Baskets. Having a variety of baskets is a practical and aesthetically pleasing way to store things. You could even place your new throws in them.


Fall is my favorite season – I can’t wait to do a few of these seasonal changes to my home as well.

 


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


Photo by Paul Raeside via Coasts and Castles

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Changing My Morning Mood

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Since becoming a mom time is precious – especially in the morning. In the beginning, I didn’t have much of a routine. You could find me running around trying to get everyone prepped for the day. In the end, I found myself forgetting about myself. Something had to change.


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I made the decision that it was worth it to wake up thirty minutes early to have “me time.” It’s a time when I’m up drinking a cup of tea, getting ready in the bathroom (without the chaos) and finding inspiration in the quiet of the morning.


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Having an organized and beautiful bathroom helps me achieve this each morning. I went shopping at Target in order to find things to spruce up my bathroom routine. New towels with a fresh pattern, nifty organizers that improve the serenity of the bathroom, and products to pamper myself with all make my space in the morning tranquil and inviting. You’ll often find me lighting a candle while soaking in a tub with bath salts.


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By the time I’m done getting ready, I can hear Jackson cooing for me to get him and I’m more than ready to start my day!

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Photos by Michelle Drewes

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Summertime Alfresco Retreat

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Summer is the perfect time of year to invite friends over for an outdoor soiree. In the Summer you don’t always have to make it a formal affair. It’s the little things you do that make a world of difference when it comes to a last minute get together. Honestly, the table came together effortlessly. The bottles of the Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio were stunning. Acclaimed designer Zac Posen created the labels on the bottles and I based the entire design of the tablescape around the simple beauty of the stunning color scheme. I chose a black and white table linen from St. Frank and paired it with green and white flowers.

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The lunch was a combination of fresh roasted artichoke hearts and a salad with watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, and feta cheese. I try to make the majority of my summertime meals from produce I buy at the farmers market. Each Sunday we walk to our neighborhood farmers market and what happens to be in season is what we eat. When it comes to recipes I’m constantly turning to our food editor, Amanda – she always knows how to combine the perfect combination of ingredients to make incredible dishes. For this particular alfresco retreat I wanted a few stand out dishes that would pair perfectly with a light and refreshing drink – in this case with Ecco Domani’s Pinot Grigio for the lunch and their Prosecco with dessert.

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After the delicious lunch in Natalie Bowen’s gorgeous studio backyard, we lingered a little longer and sipped the Ecco Domani Prosecco – which worked perfectly with our dessert of fresh fruit and chocolates. This was the perfect mid-day break to a busy weekday. I honestly need to do this more often!


Check back later today for the recipes that Amanda created so that you can prepare the same summertime retreat for your friends!

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


Photos by Emily Scott, Food by Amanda Frederickson  for Sacramento Street | Table Linen and Pillows from St. Frank Textiles

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Style: Simple Layers

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It’s July and all I want to do is ditch my jeans for dresses and shorts – on some days this is possible when we aren’t fogged in or being blown away by the wind. While I still love the idea of putting on a dress and some bling, I’ve changed what I wear to align with being a mom. Jackson is often on my hip, and high-heeled shoes or tight clothes are usually found in the back of the closet. So, I went out on the hunt for key pieces that could be a) easily washable and b) still chic that I could run to a client meeting. I love this tie up dress in black linen paired with a slate sweater – both from Emerson Fry. Both are loose and comfortable and those are both essential qualities in my wardrobe these days!
 

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

 

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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