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  • Travel Diary: Dubrovnik, Croatia

    seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

    If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that for the past few weeks I’ve been traveling around Europe. Now that I’m back home in Seattle, I’ve had a few days to sort through photos – all taken on my iPhone 6 – and edit my favorite shots. For my first blog post in this travel diary series, I will share my experience in Croatia. 

    Simply put: Croatia is too much wonderful. We were in Dubrovnik for about a week and we could have stayed there for a month and still not done everything we wanted. In contrast to the natural beauty of the Adriatic, dotted with over 1,200 Croatian islands, is an ancient stone-walled city that has been impressively preserved and is still in use by the locals. It is like nothing I’ve ever seen. 

    Dubrovnik had something for everyone – beaches, both busy and hidden, hiking, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, spas and resorts, expensive restaurants, cheap cafes, and to my surprise, excellent wi-fi. The locals were very friendly, which I was happy to discover, and a little kindness and patience went a long way. The city’s central (and really only) industry is tourism – so they depend on visitors to make a living. 

    You should 100% go to Croatia. It’s relatively cheap (compare it to places on the coasts of Italy or France) and uniquely beautiful. I will definitely be back to explore the northern coast of Croatia, including Split and surrounding islands. 

    Now for the photos. Enjoy! 

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  • 5 Interior Design Tips for Your Tiny Space in the Big City


    Not everyone can live in an open, modern space – especially if you live in a big city. My apartment is just under 600 square feet – with a giant, awkward wall that blocks the entire kitchen from the living room. When space and floor plan are lacking, you have to use creativity to make the most of your home. And recently I did just that: I set a [small] budget, did a lot of Pinterest-inspiration searching, and I rearranged my living, dining and kitchen areas. The result? More space for living, less clutter and a modern look. 

    Thinking creatively about your space requires you to let go of the way you currently have things laid out and to start completely fresh. To begin thinking about your floor plan differently, here are some interior design tips for smaller living spaces: 

    1. Walls don’t have to define the space

    Think outside the wall – the back of your couch doesn’t have to be pressed against it! Try pulling furniture away from the wall – and even using couches and chairs to separate one room into two spaces (like a living and dining area).


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  • Bacon-Herb Cauliflower Biscuits with Sweet Onion Gravy

    Paleo, grain-free, clean eating cauliflower "biscuits" with sweet onion gravy

    I’m really excited to share this recipe with you all – as my love (read: obsession) for delicious meals secretly made from cauliflower continues. Is there anything you can’t make with cauliflower? If there is, I don’t really want to make it. Last week I shared my recipe for the perfect Cauliflower Alfredo sauce – and everyone seemed to absolutely love it. So why change what works? Another cauliflower recipe has arrived. In fact, I’m now changing my blog’s name to “The Chic Cauliflower.”  Read more

  • Herbes De Provence & Orange Blossom Sea-Salt Scrub – The perfect last-minute gift!

    IMG_0081It’s almost Christmas, everyone. And if you’re like me, there are still a few people on your gift list who you haven’t checked off yet. This easy, DIY floral sea-salt scrub is the perfect, last-minute gift that is both thoughtful and fabulous. Who doesn’t want to scrub away their stress while breathing in aromas of lavender, sweet almond oil and orange blossom water? You might want to make an extra jar, for yourself :)

    I got the original body scrub recipe from the Fruetcake Blog – and I just altered a few things to make it my own. Most of the ingredients are available at your neighborhood grocery store – and if you have a Whole Foods or similar market around, they will definitely have all the things! See below for my recipe for Herbes De Provence & Orange Blossom Sea Salt Scrub!


    Herbs De Provence & Orange Blossom Sea-Salt Scrub (adapted from Fruetcake’s recipe)
    3 Cup Course Sea salt (you can regular sea salt if you desire a finer texture)
    1 ½ Cup Sweet Almond Oil
    16 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
    10 Drops Orange Blossom Water (usually in the fancy bartending aisle)
    3 Tbsp. Herbs de Provence
    6 Small Weck Jars

    1. In a bowl mix sea salt, oil, lavender and orange blossom water until well combined.
    2. Add Herbs de Provence and mix well.
    3. Spoon mixture into Weck jars. Sea salt scrub will last about 1 month in the bath/shower – label it with an expiration date.