Once upon a time I’d order iced coffee at coffee shops and nod ‘yes’ when the barista would ask “cold brew?” because I figured the terms were interchangeable. Soon I learned these are not the same thing. Iced coffee is coffee extracted with hot water that has been cooled and iced, whereas cold brew is coffee extracted with room temp or cold water. The difference is significant, resulting in a smoother, less acidic brew that saves you from dealing with extra heat you can’t be bothered with during these summer months. Having learned how easy it is to make cold brew coffee at home, this is the only coffee I’ve been making and drinking lately and I’ve partnered with OXO to share how you can make cold brew coffee at home too.
Last I updated you on our reading nook it had a serious issue, which was that the chair was awful- beautiful, but terribly uncomfortable to sit in. We lived with that mistake for a while, holding on to aesthetics over comfort, but it’s time we sought out to have both. I’ve partnered with Rypen to refresh this little corner of ours with some of their pieces, and to giveaway a $200 credit to one lucky winner to shop the collection- giveaway details at the end!
A little refresh for my favorite wall in our home! Putting art around the TV has done so much to help our TV blend in with the living room and it’s the type of gallery wall I love most since it serves both function and design. Having gone through several edits of it during our years of living here, this arrangement is by far the winner so I kept that the same while updating the art to some of my favorites from Desenio. Desenio is an online source for modern and affordable posters and frames largely inspired by Scandinavian style, a very fitting partner for this project and sharing how I go about selecting art for our home (discount code at the end of the post.)
At one point my plant count maxed around 20 and as I’ve dwindled down to 9 I learned that 20 is beyond my capabilities for giving each plant the best home possible. I can handle keeping 9 alive though and no longer feel the frustration of plants constantly dying on me, especially since understanding the limitations of the living conditions our small apartment provides. Now I know what works for this space, from both the standpoint of design and not killing so many plants. These are all the plants in our home that have survived with me over the years and how to care for them.