Homebody and Soul http://homebodyandsoulblog.com for a daily dose of inspiration + imperfection Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:13:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 50502217 Soap and Sharks http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2017/07/23/soap-and-sharks/ http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2017/07/23/soap-and-sharks/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:13:54 +0000 http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/?p=2980 There is this blogger that I love. She has impeccable taste, a beautiful house, a relatable voice, and a unique perspective on living simply in our overly saturated, consumer-focused world. I loved reading her posts and looked forward to each and every one. And then one day, she just stopped. No warning. No goodbye. No […]

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5 Reasons You Should Start a Blog http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2017/03/07/2258/ http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2017/03/07/2258/#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:53:30 +0000 http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/?p=2258 One night, back in March of 2013, I sat down and wrote my first blog post. I was petrified; so scared of putting myself “out there”…into the universe. Which is seriously so funny to me now because no one even knew (not even my husband) that I had a blog, so it is not like […]

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Laundry Room Plans http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2017/03/03/laundry-room-plans/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:16:02 +0000 http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/?p=2856 I might be dating myself…but do you remember the movie ‘Dazed and Confused’? If not, here is the short plot line: coming of age story filled with good music, loads of teenage awkwardness and angst, all set in the backdrop the drug-induced seventies. It is a classic. Especially if you, once upon a time, used […]

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A Recipe for Not-Blogging Stew http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2017/02/24/2827/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:50:24 +0000 http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/?p=2827 I know, I know…the inconsistency of my blog posting is killing you. One day I show up, promising to write more and be more a “professional” blogger and almost a year later — I’m finding it hard to eek out one blog post a month. Okay, admittedly…I don’t think anyone (except me) REALLY spends their […]

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PSA: You are getting old http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2017/01/22/2788/ http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2017/01/22/2788/#comments Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:54:35 +0000 http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/?p=2788 Disclaimer: The pictures in this post are unrelated, taken with my phone and generally of poor quality. What can I say, you get what you pay for and this blog is free. 🙂  Have you all heard that relatively new song that goes something like this… You have a tattoo on your shoulder You stole […]

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Giving Thanks for Things that Suck http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2016/11/25/2746/ http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2016/11/25/2746/#comments Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:54:48 +0000 http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/?p=2746 I know, I know…it is Thanksgiving. We are supposed to be super grateful today (and every day). And I am. I really am. But it has occurred to me recently, that some things just suck. And I want to talk about it. Poor timing? Probably. But this blogger needs to strike while the iron is […]

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Explanations, Summer and Choosing Happiness http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2016/11/15/explanations-summer-and-choosing-happiness/ http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2016/11/15/explanations-summer-and-choosing-happiness/#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:52:41 +0000 http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/?p=2651 So about that radio blog silence. Yeah. Sorry about that. I feel like I should explain my prolonged blog-absence but, quite frankly, I’m exhausted just even thinking about it. Plus, there are slightly more important things happening in the world right now…like it ending. Thus, explaining my blog absence probably doesn’t really register as anything […]

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How to Furnish Your Whole House: The Budget http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2016/05/19/furnish-whole-house-making-budget/ http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2016/05/19/furnish-whole-house-making-budget/#comments Thu, 19 May 2016 05:01:02 +0000 http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/?p=2535 Remember last week when I wrote this post and said we would start “tomorrow”. By tomorrow, I apparently meant next week. Why do I make such promises on the Internet? When will I learn? Anyway…today (which, technically speaking, is yesterday’s tomorrow) we begin. You can go ahead and file this breaking news under the heading […]

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How to Furnish Your Whole House http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2016/05/10/2519/ http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2016/05/10/2519/#comments Tue, 10 May 2016 00:33:55 +0000 http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/?p=2519 As many of you know, last summer we bought a house. It is beautiful and lovely and we have barely set foot in it. In case you are new here, let me briefly explain… We live and work in China. We are from the States. We wanted to buy a house in America in hopes […]

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Same-Same but Different: Shopping http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2016/05/05/same-same-but-different-shopping/ http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/2016/05/05/same-same-but-different-shopping/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 06:26:51 +0000 http://homebodyandsoulblog.com/?p=2311 In the second installment of the Same-Same but Different series (click here to read the first post in the series), I have decided to explore my favorite hobby: shopping at Target. Disclaimer: For this post, I actually repurposed one of the very first posts I ever wrote on this blog in 2013. Since no one […]

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