Erin’s Things: August 5

Back again with a list of cool things to check out this week. Let me know in the comments what is inspiring you!

  1. MOD POOLS

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/modpools-are-heated-shipping-container-pools-can-be-used-year-round

It’s green, it’s  modern and it’s portable. Repurposed shipping containers are being turned into pools! Best of all, with a built in heating system so you can take a dip year round.

  1. A BEAUTIFUL MESS

http://abeautifulmess.com/2014/07/easy-abstract-art-step-by-step.html

This awesome lifestyle company by two sisters (Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman) focuses n home décor projects. They also teach online classes and have created photo apps. I particularly love the ‘easy abstract art’ page I stumbled upon. I will be trying my hand at a little art painting.

  1. CLICK AND GROW SMART GARDEN 9

https://www.clickandgrow.com/products/the-smart-garden-9

Anyone can have (or at least look like) a green thumb these days. Access to 35 types of vegetables and flowers, biodegradable and all-natural is a reality now with Click and Grow Smart Garden. Making room for this compact automated plant grower shouldn’t be difficult. You can out it on your countertop or even stash it on top of the fridge!  You just put in your pods that contain Smart Soil, fill the tank with water and plug it in and watch it grow.

4. Jess Lively’s Blog

Jess Lively’s blog includes an interview with Brene Brown, focusing on how to set boundaries in your relationships in a compassionate way and discussing some of the themes in her book ‘Rising Strong’. How this serves our empowerment is that emotionality can be a driving force and we make up these stories surrounding it which are not necessarily true. We must learn how to have tough conversations, check in and be brave. We deny our feelings based on ‘emotional high centering’ (meaning you can’t go forward and you can’t go back), it is a form of offloading feelings because we are better at hiding or causing pain until it takes a toll on our lives, rather than facing it or being honest about what we are really feeling.

http://jesslively.com/brenebrown/

  1. Justfloat.com

    If I need to de-stress or have some (much needed) me time, there is very little that is more relaxing than a warm soak in a bath…until now. Taking it up a notch in the Zen department, letting stress and worry literally float away with you as you bathe in epsom salt filled, sensory deprivation, oversized tub. No light, no sound, just listening to your breath as you float for an hour. And we all float on…