Porch Hangs.


I think our entire household (we have two friends staying with us for a few months) can agree that the front porch is our favorite part of the entire house. The sun sets through the trees right onto the front steps, you can hear the birds singing in the morning, and you can always count on a friendly neighbor stopping by to say hello. When we first looked at this house, I knew I loved the porch, but I had no idea what a sacred place it would become. It's also Banjo's favorite place too. Every morning he sits and stares out the window until we venture out to the porch for breakfast. It never fails. 

We received this beautiful hammock from Novica, and you can usually count on someone lounging in it more times than not. Novica is a company that promotes fair trade by empowering artisans all over the globe in sharing and selling their beautiful designs. Each artisan is free to choose their own prices, create art that celebrates their culture, and ultimately provide a means of living through their passion and talents. 

I've tried to convince Banjo to hop up alongside me, but he's very adamant about NOT joining in on the hammock hangs. To each his own I guess. ;)

wearing: top, Free People // hat, XXI // shoes, ShoeMint.

Hammock - Novica
Rug - Home Goods
Chairs - Craigslist
Pots + Crates - Thrifted

Vanilla Coconut Facial Scrub // Clean Living


This scrub is intended to give you a soft fresh glow, with a subtle scent of sweetness. I've been using this face scrub before hitting the pillows, because the scrub's fragrance is so relaxing. 

1/ 2 cup organic sugar or brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla

Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Store in a sealable container with a shelf life of four weeks.

To use, wet your face with warm water. Scoop a small amount of the scrub onto your fingers (about a tsp size) and massage in a circular motion throughout your entire face. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. 


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 I knew a grand adventure was about to happen."

 -A.A. Milne