My Favorite Candle Scents for Spring

This post includes affiliate links which help support Honey & Pine. The very first time I entered Brandon's apartment I noticed he had candles. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's true. We had known each other for a while but I hadn't actually been inside of his apartment. The first time I stepped inside was late September. My nose immediately picked up the scent of cinnamon apples. I found myself wondering if he was cooking them but then I noticed a red candle burning on top of a bookcase in the corner of his living room. My first … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Makeover (Clean + Romantic)

A huge thank you to Lush Decor for providing the complimentary comforter set and curtains mentioned in this post. Lush Decor links are affiliates and help support FBL. Ever since Brandon and I moved to Atlanta a few years ago it has felt like our master bedroom was put on the back-burner. It was always about finishing our living room (which still isn't done), finding a new dining room table, or getting the guest bedroom ready for the company that was planning to come down and stay with us now that we live in a city worth visiting. The master … [Read more...]

A Simple Way to Renew Your Mind and Body (Giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Candle but my love for their Mind & Body Collection is all my own.  As much as I love the plentiful options and choices of  the times we live in it's easy to feel overwhelmed by so much information, so many tutorials, and such high standards. I mean, who among us hasn't feel like a total failure because our cupcakes aren't "Pinterest-worthy" after decorating? What happened to the days when merely being edible meant your cupcakes were a success. It's this age of perfectionism that leads … [Read more...]

How to Preserve Family Photo Memories

This post includes affiliate links which help support Far Beyond Love! I love taking photos when I'm with my friends and family but I am the worst about finding a way to actually preserve those family photo memories. I have hundreds of photos just waiting for me to actually do something with them. What? I don't know. I think about printing them for albums but then I remember the dozens of albums I already have and never look at. Then I consider scrapbooking but I'm not really the crafty kind (that's my sister). I could frame them but … [Read more...]

Summer Entertaining with the Heart of Haiti

I received a complimentary Sunflower Metal Lantern from Everywhere Society as compensation for this post. About three weeks ago my husband and I moved into a new apartment in a suburb just north of Atlanta. Our new place has a much bigger kitchen, two huge bathrooms with spa tubs, an outdoor balcony and a community 'Zen Garden'! Friends, believe me when I tell you that I absolutely love the Zen Garden! There are a few outdoor tables and benches, a bbq area, and an outdoor fireplace so it is absolutely the perfect place for a little outdoor … [Read more...]

Learn to Love the Home You Have

A few months ago I read Love the Home You Have by Melissa Michaels and absolutely adored it. In fact, I featured it in my sidebar as one of the items I'm currently loving for at least a month or two because it is just one of those books that everyone should read, especially if you are: Stressing over keeping up with the Joneses Struggling with discontentment over your home or your possessions Feeling inadequate in a society that values material goods and wealth Shortly after I read the book I received an e-mail from Melissa's publicist … [Read more...]