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{DIY bath soak – with himalayan pink salt!}

4 Dec

i love a good soak in the tub!

… it’s so relaxing and comforting. i especially love to enjoy a hot bath when i have sore muscles or if i want to fight off icky feelings possibly related to a cold or germs, or LIFE, etc. i make time to enjoy a hot bath at least once a week, but i prefer to do it twice a week. it’s a crucial part of my self-care routine, and one i look forward to enjoying as frequently as possible.

i’ve been making my own bath soak for a while now. i choose to use himalayan pink salt because it is extremely mineral-rich. sometimes i add in epsom salts or magnesium salts for additional benefits.

soaking for about 20 minutes in a rich salt bath has many rewards. of course, it’s very relaxing but it’s also detoxifying and soothing to both the nerves and the skin.

i like to play around with different ingredient mixtures depending on the season or how i am feeling. sometimes i will make an oatmeal bath for extra moisturizing.

it’s very simple and easy to make your own bath soak, and you can get creative with the ingredients. there are a lot of different recipes out there, but this is my favourite go-to that i’ve been making for quite some time now.

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  • 2 cups himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 8-10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2-3 drops vetiver essential oil

optional ingredients :

  • ginger powder (for detoxification)
  • dried lavender (for relaxation)
  • dried flowers
  • dried sage

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{season’s first snowfall on the tiny house}

14 Nov

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… at least it came a month later than last year!

{tiny tuesday : TH2 Update – days 9 and 10}

1 Jul
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TH2 – wrapped!

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the interior begins…

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the owner of TH2, matt, seems to have great taste in appliances!!!!

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it’s coming together!!

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click here to see day one and two

click here to see day three and four

click here to see day five and six

click here to see day seven and eight

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL GALLERY

 

{tiny tuesday : TH2 update}

24 Jun

DAY SEVEN : 

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TH2 : day seven

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the view from my backyard…

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wood and windows and walls – oh my!

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DAY EIGHT :

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i just love all the lines and stripes going on here…

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sun sets on day eight..

 

click here to see day one & two

click here to see day three and four

click here to see day five and six 

{tiny tuesday : TH2 update}

10 Jun

the house is coming along nicely.  it looks really cute and i can’t wait to see it when it’s complete.  watching it being built has me dreaming of having my own actual mobile tiny house someday… and i hope to make that happen!

for now, i am enjoying living in this great tiny home and watching one being built right next door – pretty sweet stuff!

here are some more fotos of the project, still currently underway…

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DAY FIVE

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another day on site…

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hard at work…

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quite literally “men at work” …

😉

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first wall goes up…

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first wall is UP!

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end of day five…

by the way, later that day… this happened :

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{that’s hail!}

i couldn’t run out to grab a foto of the tiny house because that would be crazy, so this will have to suffice 😉

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DAY SIX:

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day six… walls all over the place!

 

 

click here to see day one & two

click here to see day three and four

{tiny tuesday : TH2 update}

20 May

 

just an update on TH2 : the tiny house project by legacy homes.  {which also happens to be my new next-door-neighbour…}

DAY THREE :

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{the view from the back of MY tiny home…}

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{see it?!}

😉

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getting creative with craftsman…

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{setting the foundation…}

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{TH2}

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{end of day three}

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DAY FOUR

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{boss is on the site}

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{perfect building weather}

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{boards and beams}

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{“stand here while i do this…”}

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{foundation initiated}

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{end of day four}

 

click here to see day one and two

 

{TH2 – a new tiny house project!}

13 May

so – as it turns out, the owner/builder of my awesome tiny home has recently begun a new project for another soon-to-be tiny house dweller seeking a life less ordinary. of course, i asked if i could fotograph the process {and thank goodness my new “neighbour” is totally cool with that}.

i’ll do my best to update as time goes on… thankfully when i saw the big trailer pull up with this old unit on it, i was home and had free time, and i immediately ran to grab a camera.

this platform will be cut in half… and although the new tiny house {which we are referring to as “TH2”} will be half the size of this, it will still be twice the size of my home… so approximately 300-400 square feet.

i had never really fotographed the decay of a building before… and i gotta say, i kinda loved it. i can’t really explain why – but some of these images are so interesting to me… maybe the contrast of colour and exposed walls or floors… i don’t know. but there is something about “urban decay” i’ve always been somehow attracted to as an artist.

here are some recent fotos of the project from the beginning…

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DAY ONE – deconstruction

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oh, hi.

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plenty of material was recycled – yay!

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DAY TWO – deconstruction

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stay tuned next week for pictures of the beginning of the actual construction!

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