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My Sanctuary (Bathroom) Tour

January 10, 2018

Hey guys!
Ever since I was a little girl I was consumed with the idea of owning my own spa.  I used to invite my girlfriends over and transform my parent’s house into a make shift retreat where we’d give each other facials, pedicures, and reassign all of the rooms into specific treatment centers! We had way too much fun lounging around all day, pampering ourselves the best we knew how, and creating memories that would last a lifetime, as well as habits I still have today.

Twenty  something years later I still hear the little girl in my head that wants to live in a spa. Though many of my priorities and passions have changed, I still get a thrill out of creating a relaxation space that the whole family can enjoy.

Starting with the best part of my bathroom…this tub!  It’s definitely something I use as a treat, certainly not daily, but when I have long week and my body is feeling sore, tense, or maybe even getting over an illness, nothing beats a hot soak and a bath bomb.  Speaking of which, I’ve been loving CBD infused bath bombs.  If you’ve never tried one, you should! They leave your body feeling so relaxed and really do help with aches and pain.  I’ve been loving the ones by Kush Queen!

The bathtub tray I made on my channel still works like a dream and literally took me less than 30 minutes to build and stain—so simple and so much cheaper than buying pre-built.  And I love all of my little goodies on display. They make me so happy 😉

The lavender plant was a score on amazon and as much as I love real plants, as they fill almost every room in my house, this piece is great because it looks real, but it’s actually faux and I don’t have to worry about taking care of it. Make that one less thing on my to-do! The crystal succulent holder was given to me by an amazing woman who’s a breast cancer survivor turned superwoman entrepreneur and I’m over the moon for it! She makes the most beautiful creations out of stones and geodes.  You can follow her on insta on insta or etsy and she’s truly an inspiration for someone that thrives no matter the odds. I LOVE IT!

The vanity is slightly make-shift.  I ordered an inepensive vanity from overstock and it came with a small mirror attached, but I really wanted something larger, so I removed the built-in mirror and found this amazing distressed wood mirror at hobby lobby for 40% OFF! In case you didn’t know,  Hobby Lobby ALWAYS has major coupons online, so I never pay full price for anything there.

The macrame hanging plants have taken over my house over the last several months! And once again, amazon saved the day with these two. I got the actual macrame and pot separately.  The pot is essential, because it has a built in water tray that keeps water from leaking out the bottom and onto the macrame or the floor. Ideal for hanging plants!

For my sink I’m lucky to have his and hers, so Byron can have his space, which pretty much consists of soap and a razor, and I get mine, which I try keep it very simple and funtional.  A little lavender and geode decor with a couple of glass jars for cotton balls and wipes, as well as a glass tray with my daily cleansing tools and tonics.

A little secret for decorating on a budget, rosemary smells phenomenal and sometimes it even blooms these precious little purple flowers! It’s also the easiest plant to grow. Barely any maintenance and if you don’t keep it contained, one plant could literally take  over your entire yard—hence why Byron and I use it for just about everything from decor to dinner. So yummy!

Overall the decor is my idea of classic and relaxing. The plants give the space life, and my little cabinet of wonders contains all the spa goodness one could ask for!

I was lucky to snag this vintage cabinet from the previous owners and I’m so happy they left it!

It’s become my safe haven for all things that smell yummy! Bath bombs, essentials oils, perfumes…it’s truly my cabinet of wonders and the amount of brilliant scents it emmits when opened…it’s DREAMY!

And last, but not least, one of my goals for 2018 is to get this built-in sauna up and running. It hasnt worked since we bought this house, but that won’t last long. It’s the final piece of the puzzle to complete a spa santuary of a bathroom.


I hope you enjoyed this post!

XO,
Rachel

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5 Comments

  • Reply Rachael January 10, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I’m personally more of a shower person, but that bath looks sooo pretty and inviting! And I never thought about using rosemary in a flower vase. It’s one of my favorite scents, so I’ll definitely have to try that one!

  • Reply myriam January 10, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    hey, love your post!! 🙂
    question: what are the names of the 3 jo malone perfumes? xoxo

  • Reply Manvi January 11, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Loved it. Perfect bathroom goals. <3

    Could you please do a YouTube Video and Blog post about how you make videos. All the equipments and how new bloggers/youtubers can grow?

    Your Viewer and Reader from India. <3

  • Reply JACQUIE January 12, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Beauty bathroom!!!

    Question tho- I see all of your pretty toiletries and none of Byrons! I am wondering because on my master counter I have a silver class tray for all my favourite products and i have been struggling to find something for my husbands. He clusters his in the corner of the counter.

    Any suggestions!?!!!?!?

  • Reply Naeeme January 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I love this post. Already You had an instagram post that explain how you return your bath to spa for your birthday party. It made me laugh. I loved that post very much.

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