home spring cleanout with eBay.

mint glasses shot on pink background to sell on ebay. / sfgirlbybay

it’s that time of year again. Time to declutter and refresh for spring! I got a mandatory huge head start on my spring cleaning with all of the remodeling projects I took on this year. To cut down on the amount I needed to store during construction, I sorted everything into those classic three piles: keep, donate, and sell. Now that my remodeling projects are wrapping up, i’m ready to attack that sell pile with eBay.

navy wedge women's sandals styled to sell on ebay. / sfgirlbybay

I love the idea of passing some of my gently-used items on to someone who is looking for them on eBay and the process couldn’t be easier. Step 1: list it & sell it. Step 2: ship it. Step 3: get paid. It’s so simple. You can list items via your computer or even your mobile device, which is super convenient. But the best part is, you can list everything for free!

clean out your closets for spring with ebay. / sfgirlbybay

i’m selling the jewelry and sneakers that I no longer wear (or never did — oops!), some heels, and even some accessories and decor. My favorite part of selling on ebay besides the whole process of cleaning out your closets and only putting what you truly use and enjoy back in (so therapeutic!) is having a bit of fun styling my items for my photos. You want your stuff to look its best and stand out, right? I suggest shooting your items on a plain backdrop (I went with pink construction paper because, duh) and shoot during the day with great natural lighting. Don’t be afraid to show your personal style by adding a few relevant props into the mix. Just be sure it’s very clear which item is being listed both in your photos and description. For a simple guide to selling, click here.

pink and white sunglasses styled to sell on ebay. / sfgirlbybayjeffery campbell suede heels. / sfgirlbybayjeffery campbell suede shoes in ebay shipping box. / sfgirlbybay

If you need a bit more inspiration to clean out your own closets, check out eBay’s Clear out, Cash in Game – where you can win an eBay gift card and see what is selling this season!

gold and coral jewelry. / sfgirlbybaywhite sneakers styled with pink and blue socks. / sfgirlbybayjeweled necklace. / sfgirlbybayselling used accessories on ebay. / sfgirlbybayspring cleanout by selling items on ebay. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with eBay and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

urban zen.

zen shrine with salt lamp and palo santo. / sfgirlbybay

who else has been feeling rather stressed out lately? with our mega-hectic days it’s enough to make you wanna crawl under a rock and hide out for awhile — that’s not always an option, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some chill time for a little self-reflection now and then. in fact, we owe it to our health and mind to do just that. urban outfitters invited me to go on the hunt for some pretty tools to get me in that zen zone, and i found plenty. when i want to relax at night, or even during the day, i burn lightly scented candles and often some incense too. i have bowl where i keep a jar of matches, pretty crystals and palo santo at the ready and light my pink Himalayan salt lamps for extra good vibes. put on some joni mitchell and i turn into a hippie of sorts, but hey if it works, i’m not going to knock it.

urban outfitters decor on entry table. / sfgirlbybay

some of the pieces i put together for a zen shrine: Areaware’s Pillar Candle; jars of safety matches; Skeem Inc.’s Apothecary Match Jar; juniper ridge incense; Rabbit And Dragon Geo Incense Holder; and some small and large cement candles. add to that a Maryam Macrame Banner and you’re good to ooooommmm.

zen shrine created with home goods via urban outfitters. / sfgirlbybay

zen urban outfitters decor. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern decor ideas. / sfgirlbybay

urban outfitters bohemian decor ideas. / sfgirlbybay

candles and crystal incense holder from urban outfitters. / sfgirlbybay

crystals and matches in tiny jar from urban outfitters. / sfgirlbybay

zen shrine created with accessories from urban outfitters. / sfgirlbybay

zen decor ideas from urban outfitters. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with urban outfitters and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

clever crochet.

crocheted basket wall decor. / sfgirlbybay

this is one of the loveliest ideas i’ve seen in a long while for kitchen wall decoration or any wall for that matter. upcycled, pastel crochet baskets clustered cleverly on a wall painted the perfect palest shade of pink. the design is just so delicate and the palette so pleasing — it almost looks like i’m in an ice cream shop, picking out my favorite flavor. this is the work of textile designer Véronique Damart of maillo designs featured recently in this home tour on the socialite family. go check out their entire home tour, and shop for these delicate crochet beauties at maillo boutique.

crochet baskets on pale pink kitchen wall. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink kitchen wall with baskets. / sfgirlbybay

crocheted baskets as kitchen wall decoration. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of the socialite family.

got some time for the blues?

pair of blue chairs below vintage wood framed chalkboard. / sfgirlbybay

i’m back with another case of the blues, just for you. i can’t stop, won’t stop because i’ve clearly fallen back in love with blue. there was a while there where i thought of it only as a very traditional color, perhaps even preppy but after my visit to europe, i see it’s got all kinds of personalities — from super sophisticated navy to bright colbalt farmhouse french and an awful of fun in-between. whether you slather an entire wall in some dreamy shade of blue, or simply pull up a comfy indigo-colored chair, i think you’ll see blues get along quite well with an abundance of other colors, no matter what the hue of blue.

blue home decor and furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

blue tufted headboard and pale blue wall paint. / sfgirlbybay

blue pocket door and art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay

blue decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

dining area with blue shutters. / sfgirlbybay

blue wall and decor. / sfgirlbybay

blue bedroom walls. / sfgirlbybay

on trend blue home decor. / sfgirlbybay

two-toned blue bedroom walls. / sfgirlbybay

blue painted cabinet. / sfgirlbybay

blue velvet sofa. / sfgirlbybay

blue shutters. / sfgirlbybay

blue velvet quilt. / sfgirlbybay

desert photograph above bed with blue bedding. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: anna gillar; vtwonen; @kforgara; elle decoration; lonny; BYE Risograph Print by Sarah McNeil; @atshandmadewithlove; modernizor; the devil wears zara; @jessicacomingore; bonnie tsang; ceramic collage via bloomingville; architectural digest espana; The Apartment à Copenhague; elle decoration; vtwonen; lonny; elle decoration; adenorah; architectural digest espana; kk living; @freshexchange.

into the sea from kara rosenlund.

photo by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

one of my favorite photographers, australian kara rosenlund has added a brand new series of prints to her collection entitled Into the Sea and they’re all just as stunning as the seaside landscapes she’s captured. kara photographed these stunning prints in Sydney, Byron Bay, Stradbroke Island and the Whitsundays. i keep seeing images of byron bay and have put it high on my list of must visits, but in the meantime, i’ll just let kara’s images take me there.

photographer kara rosenlund byron bay inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

kara’s intention when photographing a landscape is to always capture the spirit or essence of the place, never wanting to capture the obvious, she’s more interested in the details that add up to a mood and exploring what she’s seeing within the frame, always evoking an emotion. This collection is about the serene feeling – the letting go – surrendering and being submersed in the power of the water. to purchase kara’s beautiful prints visit her shop, and be sure and follow along with her travel diary and on instagram.

photo by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

into the sea photography series by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

into the sea photography by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

into the sea photographic series by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

into the sea collection photographed by kara rosenlund at Byron Bay. / sfgirlbybay

into the sea photograph collection by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

woman in blue swimsuit photographed by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

photography by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

Bronte photography by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

into the sea photography by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

byron bay photography by kara rosenlund. / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by kara rosenlund.