Monthly Archives :

January 2021

5 ways to cozy up your home

5 ways to cozy up your home 768 1024 Jenn Pennell


Hello Love!
Since we’re all still staying home more, I thought I’d share my 5 favorite ways to cozy up my home so go grab yourself a warm cup of coffee and let’s go!
First up, blankets. Now as you can see from the photo above, even the cat is a huge fan of warm, fuzzy blankets. We’ve got baskets full of them all around the house, just waiting for someone to grab as they walk by.
Our favorite blankets are from Barefoot Dreams but if you’re on a budget, you can find some fantastic dupes like THIS ONE.

Next up, plants.
Now, if you follow me on social media, YOU KNOW I love me some plant babies. All the plant babies. They add so much earthiness and warmth to a space so we have them all over our house. I mean, ALL OVER our house…as you’ll see in the rest of the pictures.

Another way to cozy up your home, get pictures of you’re family around you. Run to Ross, TJ Maxx, or even your favorite thrift store to get some frames and print off your favorite photos from your camera roll. Better yet, print off all you’re favorites and get them in a photo album for your coffee table. Trust me, you’ll find yourself picking it up all the time!

Alright, this next one is a good one…ready?
Ditch those hospital white light bulbs and get nice warm toned ones. Trust me, they are SO much better! My favorites are the new vintage bulbs if your bulbs are in a lamp where they’ll be seen. THESE vintage bulbs are my favorites but if you’re wanting just regular ones, TRY THESE.

Last up, candles and diffusers.
Now, since I started using essential oils and cleaner products, I rarely (and I mean rarely) burn candles. I do have one candle that I LOVE and it’s the Leipers Fork scent from Southern Firefly Candle Company. It’s a rich sandalwood scent and it’s enchanting.
For the other 99.9% of the time, I’ve got my favorite oil scents diffusing into the air. Spearmint, Purification, and Christmas Spirit are my favorite ones from Young Living and if you’re in need of them, you can find them HERE.
Well, that’s my list! What makes your house super cozy? Share with me in the comments below!

My Bright and Cheery Home Office Makeover

My Bright and Cheery Home Office Makeover 150 150 Jenn Pennell

Hello Love!

When we built our house we had this extra space at the top of the stairs and weren’t sure what to do with it. It was too small for a bedroom but not big enough to do much else with. It started off as my scrapbook/craft room but then changed a few years ago to my office, when I started working from home. It was a mish-mosh of furniture from other rooms and was always a mess.
While antiquing one Sunday, we found these AMAZING framed shopping bags and the design inspiration started then and there. I framed bags that I had saved and started designing the room around them.
Most of the furniture and decor was bought from Ross and TJ Maxx since I was on a tight budget and the room turned out amazing.

It was the perfect little office for me to work out of. Bright and cheery.

Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle, affordable fashion, family of 5 travel, Young Living Essential Oils, Longaberger Baskets, Dresden & Company. Colorful home office renovation
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle, affordable fashion, family of 5 travel, Young Living Essential Oils, Longaberger Baskets, Dresden & Company.
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle, affordable fashion, family of 5 travel, Young Living Essential Oils, Longaberger Baskets, Dresden & Company.
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle, affordable fashion, family of 5 travel, Young Living Essential Oils, Longaberger Baskets, Dresden & Company.
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle, affordable fashion, family of 5 travel, Young Living Essential Oils, Longaberger Baskets, Dresden & Company.
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle, affordable fashion, family of 5 travel, Young Living Essential Oils, Longaberger Baskets, Dresden & Company.
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle, affordable fashion, family of 5 travel, Young Living Essential Oils, Longaberger Baskets, Dresden & Company.