Modern Office Decor

Modern Office Decor

So excited to share my modern decor office reveal!  If you’ve been following me on social media then you know that I’ve been a busy little bee over here redoing my office for a bit.  I knew when I moved into our house last year that I wanted to redo it. 

The room had carpet and I wanted hardwood floors.  It also had some old blinds, needed a paint job, new light fixture, etc.  As you can see I had big plans for this little room!  I couldn’t wait to get started. 

 

modern office decor

Love how bright and airy my modern office turned out!

 

As you know with anything it takes longer than you think.  But I’m so happy it’s finally done!  I really wanted a space that felt open and airy- hello I live in Washington and the dark days are a real thing.  I also wanted it to feel a little boho, while at the same time feeling chic. I like clean lines and simplicity but also a little flair here and there.  

 

before and after office decor

This was right when we moved in last November. We hadn’t painted it yet or done the floors. There were no closet doors either!

 

I think I nailed it!  Every time I walk into my office I just breathe a little easier, and feel a calm and peace.  Spaces have a serious effect on your outlook.  I knew I wanted to feel inspired and motivated when working, and so I needed to create a space that would embody that. 

 

modern office reveal

This was after we painted the office last January, but hadn’t put in new blinds or done anything else.

 

I’m sharing everything.  From the eco/green flooring I used to the desk, blinds, bookcase, shelves, EVERYTHING.  I really wanted you to be able buy anything that I used.  

 

modern marble shelves

When I saw these modern marble shelves online I knew they would be perfect in my office!

 

Flooring-

This was the thing that took the longest to decide on.  I really wanted something that wasn’t going to off gas toxic chemicals and also looked good.  Plus, I didn’t want it to be hard to install.  

I wanted something my hubs could install and not have to hire someone.  Well, I found the perfect flooring!

It’s from Green Building Supply.  Green Building Supply is your one stop shop for all things natural and sustainable for homes.  I talked with several different eco experts there and landed on the EcoFusion Solid Drop and Lock Strand Bamboo Flooring.  Not only does the flooring have a zero VOC finish, meaning it will not off-gas toxic chemicals but it also doesn’t have any added urea formaldehyde in it’s adhesive.  

 

Bohemian office reveal

I had to have a fiddle leaf fig tree in my office and the mirror was such a perfect touch as well.

 

I looked into EcoFusion and was really impressed with it’s overall sustainability practices and natural standards. This is a quote about EcoFusion taken from Green Building Supply’s website.

Unlike most bamboo importers, EcoFusion is vertically integrated which means the company grows, harvests and fabricates all of its own bamboo. As a result, EcoFusion insures that its bamboo is plantation-grown to maturity of five-six years for maximum hardness, utilizing no pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.

-Joel Hirshberg, Founder of Green Building Supply

 

I loved knowing that the company takes great lengths to ensure their products are safe.  In installation you don’t have to use any glue at all.  I loved knowing I could just use the drop and lock method and avoid glue all together.  My husband and a friend installed it in one afternoon and it only took them 4 hours!  I was so impressed with how easy it was to work with and use.  There was no smell either!

It looks so nice and bright and airy.  Just what I was going for.  The color I chose was Frost.  I wanted the floor to be light wood.  Especially since the room isn’t huge.  I wanted it to feel bright and open.  I had ordered a sample for $6.95 before choosing that color. It helped to see the color before ordering all the flooring.  Love that Green Building Supply offers samples!

 

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Love how everything came together, even the small office supplies!

 

After it was finished I was so amazed with what a difference it made!  The total cost was around $1,100. That also included the Moisture Block that we put down on the floors before installing the bamboo flooring.  The Moisture Lock helps to block moisture and protect your floor. 

For a non-toxic flooring that is not only easy to install, doesn’t smell and looks beautiful- I can’t recommend it enough!  I really wanted something that I could share with my audience that wasn’t over priced or unreasonable, plus that was also easy to install.  This is it!

 

modern bookcase

This modern bookcase was perfect since it wasn’t too big and had doors.

 

Here is the rest of my office reveal!  

 

bohemian light

This bohemian light is everything and really makes the room pop!

 

 

I have linked each item for you to find easily.  

  1. Shelves- I wanted something that looked chic and classy and had a bit of gold in them.  I’m a gold girl all the way and love little pops of gold here and there.  These also are large enough to fit a decent amount of products on- haha, something this product junkie needs for sure!
  2. Desk- I wanted a desk that had a good amount of desk space.  The last desk I had was so tiny.  I also wanted it to be white or something light- as to keeping with the light and airy theme I wanted.  I also wanted it to not be huge and hide my cords.  I can’t stand when cords are everywhere- pet peeve.  Anyways, after a lot of online searching I found one I love!
  3. Chair- I wanted a swivel chair.  I had one before and I love how easy it is to move around.  Especially once I had hardwood floors I knew I would want one.  I wanted one with clean lines and somewhat modern.  
  4. Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig- I knew I needed some greenery in my office.  I also knew that real ones were going to be tricky with lighting and I just didn’t want to deal with that.  So I opted for some faux plants.  This one is the perfect size and such a good price!
  5. Faux Palm Tree- I love how palm plants spread out a little more.  Really taking up some good space.  This was perfect to add some more color to the room overall.
  6. Acrylic Calendar- I love having a huge calendar where I can see all the things.  But I also wanted it to look cute and be practical.  Well I found the perfect one!  It’s mounted on the wall and can easily be written on with dry erase markers but doesn’t look like a plain white board.  Plus, it has some gold detail which makes me swoon!
  7. Bookcase- I saw this online and knew it would be perfect in my office.  I wanted a bookcase that would close so my girls wouldn’t be rummaging through it.  I also liked the clean lines.  I got the color grey but I noticed they’re out of stock of that color right now.  But they do have the shell color which I love as well!
  8. Diffuser- I love a good diffuser, especially when I’m working.  This one is made of ceramic and not plastic and is so chic looking.  It just blends in so nicely which is what I wanted.
  9. Printer- This might sound silly but I didn’t want a black clunky printer in my office.  I wanted something that would feel seamless and transition well.  I looked for a long time but finally found one that not only offered what I needed from copying, and printing but also looked so chic.
  10. Large Basket With White Flowers- I wanted a basket where I could put boxes from blogging if needed, and also put my blanket in as well.  This one is not only the perfect size but also super cute! I didn’t find the exact one online but this one is super cute too and similar colors.
  11. Seagrass Basket- These come in a set of 3.  I only used the medium one in my office but it works perfectly with the plant and theme.  
  12. Pieced Triangle Frame- This frame is super cute and just the pop of color I needed on my desk.
  13. Mirror- I wanted a mirror in my office for sure!  It’s nice when I’m doing videos or trying on new products.  This one screamed boho chic, and fits so well in the space.
  14. Bamboo Shades- We had installed all new shades in the house knew I wanted to do the same for my office.  I love how these let some natural light filter in a little.  But also are a statement for the overall feel of the room too.  I chose the Half Moon Bay color.
  15. Blush Stapler- It sounds silly but there’s always random things I want stapled and of course I wanted a cute stapler.  This one hits all the marks!
  16. Blush Tape Dispenser- I can’t tell you how often I want tape!  I’m so excited to finally have a tape dispenser. Makes like a little easier.
  17. Letter Sorter- I’m a sucker for a letter sorter.  Keeps my life sane and organized.  This one is both functional and chic!
  18. Blanket- I saw this blanket at the store and it was game over.  Not only super cozy but also went perfect with my overall theme.
  19. Light- This light fixture was the first thing I bought for the office! It really started the whole theme for me.  I just loved how it felt a little boho and also added a bit of drama and overall statement to the room.  Still my favorite thing about the space!
  20. Paint- We painted it last year.  If you want to read up on the non-toxic paint we used and why- read my full blog post on it here. I still love the paint so much!

 

What do you think of how it turned out?  Let me know your favorite element!

 

modern office decor

Sharing all the details on my modern office decor reveal!

Smoothie Box Review

Smoothie Box Review

Finally sharing my Smoothie Box Review with you!  I was so excited when Smoothie Box reached out to me and told me about their smoothies.  I couldn’t wait to try!

If you’ve followed me for a hot minute you know I’m obsessed with smoothies!  I make one every morning for breakfast.  

There are several reasons why I love smoothies:

  1. They are super quick to whip up.  I prep all my ingredients and literally just add liquid the ingredients and I’m good to go.  
  2. They are convenient on the go and as a mom.  Even if you’re not a mom you probably can relate to the benefit of smoothies.  
  3. They pack a nutrient punch.  My smoothie is loaded with a ton of veggies, fruit, healthy fats, fiber and protein.  A great way to start my mornings without having to prepare an elaborate breakfast.

I’ve checked out a lot of smoothie companies in the past but it’s been hard to find ones that aren’t just loaded with a ton of fruit.  I want some healthy fats, fiber and a amount of veggies.  After all, if you’re smoothie is primarily made up of fruit you’re going to crash pretty quick after drinking it!

Smoothie box review

Here is the Green smoothie pack- so delicious!

 

When I heard of Smoothie Box I was pleasantly surprised to see how healthy their smoothie packs were.  They were all organic and didn’t have any added sugar or funky ingredients.  Plus, the protein they offered was grass fed collagen protein.  I knew this was a smoothie company I could get behind!

How It Works:

 

Smoothie Box offers 3 different smoothie flavors currently:  

  •  Cacao- A guilt-free, rich & velvety chocolate milkshake(Smoothie Box description) Banana, Zucchini, Kale, Coconut Water, Grass-fed Collagen Protein, Sunflower Seeds, Banana Puree (Banana, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid), Coconut Cream, Cacao Nibs, Cacao Powder, Sea Salt
  • Green- A bright & tangy avocado salad(Smoothie Box description) Chopped Spinach, Avocado, Pineapple, Grass-fed Collagen Protein, Lemon Juice, Pineapple Juice, Water, Ginger, Dates, Flax Seed*, Sea Salt
  • Clementine- An orange creamsicle with a ginger boost(Smoothie Box description) Mandarin, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Ginger, Grass-fed Collagen Protein, Coconut Cream, Lemon Juice, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut Water, Dates

The Smoothies come with collagen peptides as the protein source.  They come in little packets.  All the smoothie packs are gluten, soy, and dairy free.  Plus, there’s no added sugar! 

 

Smoothie Box Review

You get this awesome travel tumbler in your box for smoothies on the go!

 

You can choose between 4 different boxes:

  • Variety- 10 Cacao smoothie packs, 5 Green, 5 Clementine
  • Protein Punch- 10 Cacao, 10 Clementine
  • Chocolate Lover- 20 Cacao
  • Custom- 20 of your favorite combo, you get to pick the amount of each

All you have to do is add water or nut/seed milk of your choice to your blender, add smoothie pack, collagen pouch and you’re set!

*You pay $5.95 a smoothie which is a steal!  Most smoothies you buy you end up paying upwards of $10 a smoothie!  Not only does Smoothie Box save you time but also money. 

 

Order Through The Link Here and Get $15 Off Your Subscription For Life!!!

 

My Experience:

 

I ordered the Variety pack!  I wanted to be able to try all the flavors for you guys of course.  My favorite flavor is Cacao!  It’s so creamy and really does taste like a healthy chocolate milkshake but instead filled with veggies like zucchini, and kale, plus it’s dairy free.  It really satisfied me in the mornings.

Not to say I didn’t like Clementine or Green, I really liked them too!  The Green smoothie pack is so refreshing.  It definitely would wake me up with the ginger and lemon juice.  The Clementine totally reminded me of a creamsicle type of flavor, which I’m definitely all about!  The Clementine and the Cacao were more filling to me.  But once I looked at the protein content it made sense. Clementine and Cacao have a little more protein than the Green smoothie pack.  

I love that you just add water and you’re good to go!  On the back of each smoothie pack they tell you to add 16 oz. of water.  I added about 12 oz.  I like my smoothies a little thicker. I also added a cup of water and then 1/2 cup of coconut milk to make it a little creamier.

Smoothie Box review

Here is the Clementine smoothie pack- so delicious!

 

When my Smoothie Box arrived everything was still perfectly frozen and intact.  There was dry ice keeping it frozen.  I loved how everything was so neatly packed and there was no leakage of anything.  I also got my order super quick!
I’m so impressed with Smoothie Box!  

I can’t recommend them enough. They make living out a healthy lifestyle so simple and easy.  I loved not having to think about prepping my smoothies or making sure I had all the ingredients.  Everything was literally ready to go and just needed to be blended!  My morning routine became effortless and so smooth, yet I was still getting all the nutrients of my previous smoothies.

I was also so excited that all their ingredients were organic!  A huge win in my book.  I love knowing that I don’t have to sacrifice quality for convenience.  I still added in a lot of my favorite superfood powders to the smoothie packs too.  I love adding in camu powder, pomegranate powder, and açaí powder.  

Smoothie box review

Sharing my full Smoothie Box review on the blog.

 

Order Your Smoothie Box:

 

If you’ve been wanting to hop on the smoothie train and aren’t sure where to start, then try out Smoothie Box!  They literally make the whole experience so easy and simple.  Maybe you already know you love smoothies but just want to save some time and hassle of making your own, then Smoothie Box would be perfect for you!  Order through the link below and get $15 off your subscription for life!

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Smoothie Box review

Sharing my full review on my experience with Smoothie Box on the blog.

How To Thrive With Ulcerative Colitis with Natalie Kelley

How To Thrive With Ulcerative Colitis with Natalie Kelley

In episode #37 we are learning how to thrive with ulcerative colitis with Natalie Kelley.  Natalie (aka Nat) is the 23-year-old wellness blogger, certified personal trainer and certified holistic health coach behind Plenty and Well. Nat is also an ulcerative colitis fighter – an autoimmune disease that effects her gut – and she uses her voice and platform to speak out and help others that struggle with the same, or similar, diseases. She is also a huge self-love advocate, believer in holistic wellness (beyond just food and fitness) and paleo recipe-developer. She loves long-distance running, weight lifting, drizzling her entire life with almond butter, baking, reading, writing poetry and spending time outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

 

Connect with Natalie-

Topics:

  • Share a little about yourself! Who is Natalie and how did you get to where you are today as a personal trainer and holistic health coach?
  • A question we ask all our guests- What was your Golden Hour moment of health awakening that inspired you to take action in your own health journey?
  • Can you share what ulcerative colitis is?
  • What has your journey looked like navigating life with ulcerative colitis? You’ve experienced some ups and downs but you seem very upbeat!
  • What are some things that have helped you the most in your journey with ulcerative colitis?
  • I also love how you used to feel trapped in a world of health and wellness where you had to workout for two hours and be super strict with your diet. What does it look like now for you in 2019? How has this impacted your life?
  • I love how you emphasize wellness in regards to what your thinking, relationship, self care- all the things. How has looking at life besides food and exercise made a difference in your life?
  • A question we ask all our guests- what 3 health habits have made the biggest impact on your health?
  • Where can everyone find you?
 

Links Mentioned in The Podcast-

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What You Should Know When Vaccinating Your Child with Dr Ben Lynch

What You Should Know When Vaccinating Your Child with Dr Ben Lynch

In episode #34 we are diving deep into what you should know when vaccinating your child.  This is actually an episode I recorded with Dr. Ben Lynch a couple years ago when I had the Gurl Gone Green Podcast.  I’m bringing it up again because the topic of vaccines is a hot one and not going anywhere, but also because this interview isn’t a do this or do that interview but one to inform the consumer.

Dr. Lynch has experienced the effects of vaccines first hand in patients and has interviewed some of the leading doctors and researchers on vaccines.  This isn’t meant to be an anti-vaccine podcast but an educational podcast.  The goal is to arm you as a parent or guardian with the information to make an informed choice for you and your family.  Often vaccines are treated as a cookie cutter approach for everyone, but unfortunately every body is different.  In this podcast, Dr. Lynch and I discuss vaccines that should be avoided considering the research, events that put children at risk for developing autism or spectrum disorders post vaccination, if those with MTHFR should avoid vaccinations, what HERD Immunity is and SO much more.  You don’t want to miss this podcast!  It’s packed full of relevant information.  Plus, Dr. Lynch shares his top resources for further education on vaccines.

Dr. Ben Lynch received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work at www.MTHFR.net. Dr Lynch is also the President & CEO of Seeking Health, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.

 

 

Connect with Dr. Ben Lynch-

 

Topics Discussed-

  • What vaccines you could avoid based on your background?
  • What is HERD Immunity?
  • How does the state of your immune system affect how your body handles vaccines?
  • What does MTHFR mean when dealing with vaccines and should you avoid vaccines if you have it?
  • What does delaying the vaccine schedule mean?
  • What events put children at risk for developing autism or a spectrum disorder post vaccination?
  • How can lifestyle affect outcome of vaccinations?

 

Links Mentioned in the Podcast-

 

 

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A holistic approach to vaccinations with Dr. Ben Lynch.

 

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The Power Of Ayurveda For Health with Angela Glaz

The Power Of Ayurveda For Health with Angela Glaz

In this episode we are learning the power of Ayurveda in health with Angela.  Angela first began her practice of meditation and yoga in 2002 to alleviate chronic back pain and symptoms of depression. Since then, Angela has come along way! She has been lucky enough to travel to India twice to study Yoga and Ayurveda and deepen her own practice. She completed her studies through Himalaya Yoga Valley, an internationally accredited yoga program, located in Goa, India. In her program, she studied yoga under Yogacharya Lalit, who has studied under Sri BKS Iyengar, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sri Sharath Jois, and Sri BNS Iyengar, and studied Ayurveda under Dr. Rohit Borkar. Most recently, she has completed the Ayurvedic Counseling program through Kerala Ayurveda Academy.

She has a genuine passion for teaching all things and finds joy in encouraging her students to explore their own unique gifts. That passion and belief in honoring every individual’s unique qualities is what drove Angela to create and open what is now Eka Yoga.

Angela teaches with Midwest heart, West Coast soul, and enough quirkiness to make the most cynical crack a smile.

When not teaching yoga, you’ll most likely find Angela urban hiking with her fur baby (Desta the dachshund) or getting experimental with cooking in the kitchen.

 

Connect with Angela-

Topics:

  • Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into Ayurveda?
  • This is a question we ask all our guests, what was your golden hour or health awakening that inspired you to take action in your health?
  • Can you give the listeners a brief overview of Ayurveda and what it is for those who might not be familiar with it?
  • What positive effects have you seen in your own life since practicing Ayurveda?
  • Can you share how yoga and Ayurveda are intertwined?
  • Can you share what Dosha’s are in Ayurveda?  How can we discover which one we are?
  • Why might you want to start out with a warm water in the morning according to Ayurveda? Could you share some morning rituals from Ayurveda?
  • How can someone find an Ayurveda practitioner?
  • What are three health habits that have made the biggest impact on overall health? 
  • Where can people connect with you? Socials channels, website, etc

 

 

Links Mentioned in The Podcast-

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