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Quarantine Fatigue

Quarantine Fatigue

I remember first hearing the word quarantine fatigue and thinking oh, a new catchy word, kind of like ‘Fetch’.  Are we trying to make this a thing a la Mean Girls or is it an actual thing. Well folks, I’m here to say it’s an actual thing. Lately, more often than not, I’ve found myself exhausted from doing absolutely nothing. And so cranky, even the slightest upset would send me spiraling into a fury. It sparked concern for me,…

May Edit 5.18.20 | thoughtsbybrandi.com

MAY EDIT | 5.18.20

April showers bring May flowers… Spring has sprung y’all. Wild flowers are blooming all over southern California and as we ease out of this quarantine, it’s a much needed refreshing site. We’ve been taking daily walks and stopping to smell all the flowers, we’ve even been foraging some from the canyon to brighten up our home. I’ve been craving new items to bring some change and positivity into this current season we’re all in so here’s a few things…

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…

Garden Party Easter Baskets

GARDEN PARTY EASTER BASKETS FOR KIDS

The kids’ Easter baskets have become one of my favorite things to put together! I love all the pastels and cute spring items to choose from and coming up with a theme is always fun! We’ve been planning out our little urban garden lately so I thought it would be so cute to involve the twins with Garden Party Easter baskets!
To say I went all in on my theme would be an understatement. With all the craziness going on…

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…

Small Shop Favorites | thoughtsbybrandi.com

FAVORITE SMALL SHOPS

Shop small! Why? It’s simple… supporting small shops and local business owners is an easy way to know where your money is going. When a small shop makes a sale, the money goes to: 1. Cost of doing business (marketing, website maintenence, rent for brick and mortars, buying product, etc) 2. Paying employees or themselves (this puts food on other peoples table.. people you may actually meet and want to support). I love to know where my money is…

Surviving Thanksgiving with Toddlers | thougthsbybrandi.com

THANKSGIVING SURVIVAL GUIDE | TIPS FOR MOMS

Ah Thanksgiving… with toddlers… or young kids… sounds lovely doesn’t it? Well if you’re kids are anything like mine, you know; crazy, loud, obnoxious, rough, picky, silly, and I’ll say it… annoying. Yep, just when you pour yourself a glass of wine and sit down to eat your warm Thanksgiving meal, my kids will inevitably interrupt my entire dinner. Over the years, I’ve crafted and started to fine tune our holiday tradition to ensure I have a peaceful (and…