At Home with Skylar Isle

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For several years now I have been working to create a healthier home environment. Making small changes like using real foods, diffusing oils, and reading all labels. I know I am not alone in working towards a big wellness goal. I think the trend of reducing waste and harmful chemicals from our lives is not only an important movement, but the way to protect the future generations.

For as long as I can remember I have loved candles. My mother always had candles around the house, a habit that has passed on to me. I remember moving into my college dorm and loving that I could pick out my own candles. I would take a shower, light a candle, and do laundry. I was ALL about the glade fresh linen scent.

Little did I know how harmful those standard candles can be. The carcinogens and chemicals they would spread make me cringe. I am still a sucker for a fresh candle scent, I now just pay more attention to the candle ingredients. There are a plethora of small companies that create coconut and soy candles using essential oils.

I recently discovered Skylar Body‘s new line of candles. As a part of their new line they sent my one of their Isle candles. It smells clean and fresh, a bit like the ocean and those glade candles I used to love.

Hand crafted in LA these candles are free of parabens, sulfates and paraffin. Sustainably sourced using all natural, cruelty free ingredients. I loved their message of “inspired by women, consciously crafted with love. Now that’s magic”.

Beautifully made with recycled packaging this brands products have me coming back for more. For more go check out Skylar Body. If you use the code SKYLARHOME you can get 10% off your purchase.

Thank you to Skylar Body for partnering with us!

 

INTERIOR INSPIRATION in INLET BEACH

INTERIOR INSPIRATION IN INLET BEACH BY EMILYALDER

We recently put an offer in on a little cottage in South Laguna. While it wasn’t exactly what we were looking for and needed some work, we were excited at the prospect of buying something and put some real work into it. During that time I went in to over drive looking at ideas to make the space functional. It would have taken some work to get the home in the shape we needed and during that time all the kids share a bedroom layout that was large enough for two bedrooms, but had a crazy floor plan. I wanted to gather some ideas that would work for us if our offer went through.

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URBAN HOME SALE

URBAN HOME SALE on EMILY ALDER

Urban Outfitters is having an awesome home sale right now. Tons of their home products are up to 40% off. If we weren’t in the middle of trying to buy a home, I would be all over some of these items. Here are a few things that have been sitting on my wishlist and are taking some serious restraint not to buy before we move.

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RENOVATED GOTLAND SUMMER HOME

RENOVATED GOTLAND SUMMER HOME ON EMILYALDER

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Before we get to the renovated Gotland summer home, a bit about my admiration for Sweden.

As a teenager I was able to spend a summer traveling the Southern part of Sweden with one of my best friends. Diana is the niece of my first au pair and lived with us for my freshman year of high school. Once the school year was over we travelled to her hometown of Falkenberg, Sweden, continuing on to Goteberg, Baståd, and Halmstad. Diana and I traveled around the South West of the country visiting family and friends. Long walks through the woods, mornings jumping in the water, exploring city life. We shopped, ate delicious food, dyed my hair brown (a story for another time), and spent nights talking into the early morning. It was a trip that opened my eyes to the vastness of the world. As a result,Scandinavia will always hold a very special place it my heart. Continue reading

BEACHFRONT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Are you ready? Today’s home feature is crazy beautiful. Even better than the 2001 feature film and my teen self LOVED that one. On a serious note, this home is a work of art.

Located on the West Coast of South Africa, the design boasts an open floor plan with clean minimalism while embracing the natural elements of the Cape. Combining my two favorite materials, stark whites with warm woods. The open space connecting the dining area, kitchen, and living space allows for family time and easy entertaining.

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