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5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Wardrobe for Free

5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Wardrobe for Free

Fall fashion is rolling out in full force and confession, my minimalist tendencies are deeply battling with my love of all things on-trend and wanting to look on point. This month, I have a lot of big expenses hitting all at once. School bills, business expenses, and medical bills all are coming down the pike this month, making spending excess money on clothes not an option. It’s real, but a slight bummer. Maybe you’ve been there and still want to look amazing. You see new fashion roll out and realize you haven’t gone shopping for anything but basics for years.

Here are 5 tips we use to freshen up our wardrobe that are absolutely free. That’s right. Free.

Find the full details after the jump!

mid season capsule

A Mid Season Capsule

When it comes to the late days of summer, I always find myself living in a unique tension. I love the fashions for early fall, but find myself still in the sweltering days of summer. In light of this I was inspired to go through my closet and put together a mid-season capsule. With neutrals that usher in fall and bid farewell to the final days of summer oh so perfectly.

Keep reading for the full capsule after the jump!

8 recipes to beat the heat

8 Recipes to Beat the Heat

Happy Friday everyone!

We’re in the height of summer and are headed to the mountains for a bit of hiking, kayaking, and camping. It will be a welcome reprieve from the work week and our first time camping since moving to NorCal. It’s long, long overdue. We’ve put together this roundup of recipes because well, it’s hot. Really hot. We joke around that a Redding summer feels somewhat like the surface of the sun, where when it stays at 90 we think, “Wow, that feels cool.”

Keep reading for 8 recipes to beat the heat after the jump!

just 3 strawberry basil sorbet

3 Ingredient Strawberry Basil Sorbet

As we’ve been sticking to all things clean and whole in our house, I must share with you the greatest temptation. Snacking and desserts. These two food categories could throw me off quicker than anything else. This recipe is legit, takes 3 ingredients, and doesn’t involve an ice cream maker. It makes it a winner for us. The sweetness of the sorbet comes through naturally through the strawberries. The citric acid from the lemon elevates the melded flavors of the basil and strawberries without being overly tart. (Also, it’s Whole30 approved which is a big win in our house.)

Keep reading for this simple recipe after the jump!

summer gathering

A Summer Sonnet Overview + Free Hosting Guide

Happy Friday everyone!

We’ve absolutely loved sharing this week’s posts. We hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes and are inspired to host your own gathering. The other day I found myself in conversation with a friend and we were reminiscing over the past year. Some of our favorite nights in Redding have been like this. Often times outside, underneath the string lights and stars, with a drink in hand, surrounded by great food and community. In the daily grind of life, it’s challenging to find margin to make a delicious healthy meal, much less make the time to sit down and enjoy it. It feels somewhat counter cultural to unplug and engage at an evening meal. May I issue you a challenge? Find the hearts and those you want to share a meal with. Set a date and make it happen. Whether it’s lobster or grilled pizza, find a dish that’s simple to prepare, set the table and gather those you love. It’s worth it time after time.