I made this Simple Sugar Body Scrub this weekend and used it today for the first time. LOVE IT! I linked the post if you want the details. All you need is sugar and coconut oil! Add some essential oils for variety. Put your dry skin on blast! BLD Inside Out! xo Whitney
Nothing like a sweet little flower to remind us that spring is just around the corner! Especially on a snow day! Today on BLD I share my attempts at amateur photography. This photo made the cut! Thanks @twostoryfarmhouse for carrying such a cute vase. I just ❤ it! xo Whitney
I quit drinking this past summer (with three exceptions over the past 6 months). I sleep like a baby now! Yesterday I discovered a journal entry from about this time last year when I irrationally and unintentionally over-indulged. It's on my blog if you're curious. @parchmancarole @troyparchman @j8m8c8 @sugarbeetfoodcoop Thanks for the memories! BLD Inside Out. xo Whitney
I quietly launched my new blog last week. It's called BeautyLifeDesign and it's about designing a beautiful life from the inside out instead of listening to conventional wisdom. I have today's post linked in my bio. It's about how I slay the grain and sugar dragons. Also a funny exchange between my slightly scary naturopath and I on why you should avoid juice. BLD Inside Out! xo Whitney
Taking a break from writing this morning to read #GoldDustWoman by the fire @riverforestpubliclibrary. If I ever find myself in the unlikely situation of hanging out with #stevienicksofficial I'd share with her this: Silver Springs IS a great song! Lindsay Buckingham will NEVER get away from the sound of a woman that loves him! Of course he didn't like it. The #beatingfemaleheart is a mystery and people don't like what they don't understand! ❤ Also, the world is a better place with you in it. I'm so thankful you were able to kick the Devil's Dandruff to the curb.
I love to put away our Christmas decorations right after the new year. It brings me peace after the chaos of the holidays. I'm keeping these cuties from @twostoryfarmhouse out all year long this time around as friendly reminders. Peace, Love & Joy aren't meant to be packed away in a dark basement only to come out for a brief time once a year. So here's some Peace, Love & Joy for you - no matter what day it is. The only ornament that's missing now is one that says Compassion. ;) xo Whitney
This vase is from a boutique I used to manage in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago (2005). It was probably the best job I had during my single days. We started every work day with an animated discussion of the latest celebrity gossip. Some how we start talking about actors we like. My coworker (10 years my junior) says to me, I love Sean Penn. I say to her, I don't know. I don't think I'll ever be able to forgive him for what he did to @Madonna. As if I had a first hand account of their relationship. My coworker says, What do you mean?! I look at her like DUH Madonna and Sean Penn were MARRIED!!! And she says, Oh my God! Madonna and Sean Penn were married?! She was too young to remember celebrity gossip from 1987. 😂 And that's when I knew I was getting old.
Benji says thanks for keeping me warm @manoucheshop xo 🐶