How to Style Your Smart Home

How to Style Your Smart Home

This post is sponsored by Samsung.

When you were growing up would you ever have dreamed that a cell phone could control parts of your home? I certainly never did. I didn’t even learn of cell phones that weren’t the size of bricks until I was much older. Fast forward to today and the smart home industry is one of the fastest growing out there. You can automate nearly every item in your home and control it with the swipe of your finger on your cell phone. Today I’ve partnered with Samsung again to share with you tips for installing SmartThings Wifi and how to style your smart home.

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Small Space Inspiration From the Sunset Magazine Silicon Valley Idea House

Small Spaces Inspired by Sunset's Idea Home

This post is sponsored by Samsung.

A while back, I got to take a tour of the Sunset Magazine Silicon Valley Idea Home and was completely blown away. Designer Lauren Nelson did such a good job, and I fell in love with every room I set foot in. I wished so badly that I could use it as an inspiration to redo our entire home, but luckily, I was able to get some great takeaways on how to do small, tasteful room refreshers with appliances and more. I partnered with Samsung to show some great tips for small spaces and to share things I loved about the Silicon Valley Idea House.

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How Running Changed My Life

How Running Changed My Life

This post is in partnerships with subconscious.org.

I’ve always been a runner at heart even if sometimes life has had other plans. I’ve been drawn to running since my youth but as an adult I’ve had an on-and-off relationship with running. Although I’ve gone through phases of running on my treadmill, after our big move last year I started exploring our local urban trail. In January of this year I started running outdoors again semi-regularly and after some encouragement from a friend in March I really started to step it up, this time for hopefully the rest of my life. Today I’ve partnered with Subconscious.org, a local non-profit that is fighting the mental health stigma, to share the story of how running changed my life for the better.

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Adventures in Puerto Vallarta

Adventures in Puerto Vallarta

This post is in partnership with Visit Puerto Vallarta & Casa Velas.

To kick off my summer I spent six days adventuring in the stunning Mexican coastal town of Puerto Vallarta. The idea that all of my adventures, photos, and feelings I incurred while visiting Puerto Vallarta would fit into a single blog post is near impossible, but today I’m going to try. I feel most of my recent travels have been transformative, fitting perfectly into this summer for me.

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