5-Minute Fixes to Refresh Your Bathroom on a Budget (Giveaway!)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MegaSummerRefresh #CollectiveBias For the first few weeks after we moved into our new place Brandon and I joked that it felt like living in an extended-stay efficiency. There were boxes everywhere, we were waiting for our new furniture to arrive, our walls were undecorated, and it just didn't feel like "home" at all. I finally broke down and told him I wanted my home! I needed the boxes gone and I needed us to do as much as we could to … [Read more...]

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...]

57 Things to Toss (or Donate) During Spring Cleaning

Is anyone else feeling knee-deep into their spring cleaning routine right now? I mean, sure, maybe it's just me but I have a hard time believing that I'm alone in this feeling of overwhelm right now. Brandon and I have hauled about a dozen bags of crap out of our apartment in the last week or two and it seems like everywhere I turn I spot something else in need of dusting, wiping, vacuuming, or cleaning. Just yesterday I spotted a cobweb in a corner I know I cleaned 3 days ago.  Brandon told me I'm going crazy with the spring cleaning … [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...]

Why I Started to Prioritize Sleep

Ever since Brandon and I moved to Atlanta I've been slowly working on building our home but one of the rooms it seems I was constantly putting off was our master bedroom. It was just this hodgepodge of furniture with nowhere else to go so it ended up in our bedroom (for some reason). With the start of the new year I committed to being more mindful of our resting space and finally completing our master bedroom. I reached out to Lush Decor who kindly sent a new bedding set and curtains, and to Skyway Walls who sent a … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Your Home Before a Vacation

Today my husband and I are on our way home from a long weekend in Orlando, FL celebrating my niece's 3rd birthday at Walt Disney World. If you missed it, you can recap the photos of my trip on Instagram. A few nights ago, before we left, I was running around taking care of all of these last-minute things that I feel just had to be done before leaving when my husband called me out and told me to just relax. Apparently he thinks I stress too much about things that don't matter. Well, I think he's wrong and I think they do matter and I … [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...]