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Refresh your home while staying home | thoughtsbybrandi.com

REFRESH YOUR HOME WHILE STAYING HOME

I love a great refresh, especially in the spring… since were all stuck at home, I’m even more motivated to make our home a place I want to be in all day long. I’ve partnered up with Mercury Insurance to share some tips and easy DIY’s to freshen up your home while staying home, and bonus… these are things you probably already own so save money while you’re at it.
Like I said, every spring, something sparks inside me to…

Best Bunk Beds for Small Spaces

BEST BUNK BEDS | SMALL SPACES

One of my most asked questions I get any time I post about the babes room is where their bunk beds are from so I thought I’d share some of my favorite bunk beds for all budgets and why I love bunk beds for small spaces!
I did so much research when it came time to purchase a bed because a.) I’m picky and B.) I knew I needed something that worked in…

STUDIO ORGANIZATION WITH SIMPLY SEASIDE ORGANIZING

Organization. The key to living in a small home, successfully. The key to success in business, the key to so many many different kinds of success. To say our studio was unorganized is an understatement. At some point in time, it became a dumping ground for things we didn’t know where they should go and for items that needed to be dealt with at a later time. The stacks of unopened mail flooded the desk and the disheveling of…

SHARED SPACES | SMALL SPACE LIVING | THOUGHTSBYBRANDI.COM

SHARED SPACES | SMALL SPACE LIVING

Living in a small space means that often your separate spaces have to take on double duty. Currently, the babes not only share a room with each other but they also share a room with all their toys. Their bedroom is essentially doing triple duty. We make it work and I actually sort of like it because I think it’s taught them a few lessons like sleeping through noise and quiet play in the morning. While I dream of…

COFFEE TABLE BOOKS YOU'LL WANT TO READ + A GIVEAWAY!

COFFEE TABLE BOOKS YOU’LL WANT TO READ + A GIVEAWAY!

They say a home can speak a thousand words about your personality but if there’s one decor item that can speak volumes, it’s a coffee table book. Right away, you can tell someone’s interests by the books they keep. There is something so sophisticated about a Coffee Table book, wouldn’t you agree? They’re one of my favorite items to display as decor and I love to read and thumb through them on a rainy day or in the morning…

SMALL SPACE LIVING | 5 TIPS FOR HOLIDAY DECORATING

Holiday decorating in a small space presents it’s own set of challenges. Too many decorations and it feels overwhelming, not enough decorations and it feels like you didn’t even try. We often have to rearrange furniture and take down a wide array of every day decor and toys to squeeze in our Christmas tree and other decor pieces. And then when you add kids into the mix, the decor can really start to take over… for instance,  after catching…

TOY STORAGE | SMALL SPACE LIVING | THOUGHTSBYBRANDI.COM

SMALL SPACE LIVING | TOY STORAGE

A few weeks ago, I took a poll on my Instagram and asked some of my readers what topics they would like to see covered in the ‘Small Space Living’ series. An overwhelming amount of y’all wanted to know about toy storage in a small space. This is such a good topic because this is possibly our biggest struggle and the one thing about small space living that we have to actively focus on.
I’ll be the first to admit,…