Okay so as a blogger, I know there are things that keep me going and things that are gonna kill my writing session instantly. I'm sure many of you bloggers probably have stories about your routine and what helps or hurts you. I'm gonna tell you about both starting with what will stifle my writing aura. First is severe silence... Now I'm totally not judging if you love silence, that's amazing for you! But I CANNOT write or be creative with silence. I don't know.. I need a lil' music in my life. Second thing is looking into a wall, I don't care if I have an office I will always find my way to get to some light and life of a window. Lastly I would say that clutter is a total buzz kill for me. I will straighten up everyyyyything before I start writing. I guess a cluttered space equals a cluttered mind to me. Okay so now that you've heard my little pity party lol! Below is the 6 things that make my blog writing sessions.. umm I'll quote the younger people and say Lit! Lol and maybe this routine I do can help you.
7 things I need to have awesome blog writing session
I hope the things that I’ve shared inspires you to make a few changes, swap some or lose some. It’s all about the process that gets you in YOUR zone. The zone our readers love. They are counting on us to make genuine connections with them, inform them about cool projects and ideas. That happens when we have an environment to encourage our best which comes from our heart and flows through our pens, or keys. You know what I mean. You are inspiring, you are trendsetters, bloggers blog on!!! <insert electric guitar> ttyl
Greetings good people, I've recently decorated my fireplace mantel etc. and all items you see here are thrifted except for the mirror. The thrifted items were all under $5. So essentially I've decorated my fireplace area for under $25. Yaay right?! The reason I enjoy decorating with thrifted items because of the obvious it reduces project cost, secondly it gives me a little boost to know a little diy of mine has made my place completely rock! But Lastly I like that my pieces have a story..Like yea, I could've purchased every single thing from a department store brand new. But where's the fun in that right?! How cool is it to know that somebody once loved and lived with a piece of furniture or vase that you love now. Or how literally you can discover that a piece that you have was actually given as a sweet gift to someone in the past... Thrifted pieces are conversation pieces for sure. Here's what I mean..
You see thrifting is about decorating for less but it's also about the hunt and re-purposing and re-loving something someone once valued. This ginger jar I purchased had and engravement , wishing a couple a lifetime of happiness. Like, I don't know that's pretty cool to me. Something that I have in my home was once really special to someone that they bought it as a gift. Now it's in my place and is special to me. I could actually down the line give it to my son and create another conversation for him and his friends and family. All this to say that thrifting is a gift. Lower prices + a little tlc = a well collected beautiful home. -Liah over n' out!
Hey Ladies and gents, I recently took a trip to Goodwill and founds some items I am just in LOVE with. Everything was under $3. Don't you love when you go and it's like a piece was just waiting for you?! ..Well that's how I felt this past Saturday. I found a palm tree candle holder set, two bowls, and a gorgeous detailed tray. I was so freakin' excited! But anyway, I spray painted the bowls thus far a gold and one a glossy orange. I will show you the before and after below. Plus take a look at my other finds, spray paint used and other items you can put in your thrifted bowls should you buy any... Okay hope you enjoy!
Spray paint Used:
What else can I put in my bowls Liah??
-Personal Care Items, office/art supplies, jewelry and run-out-of-the-door essentials!
Hey ladies and gents,
As some of you may know I have moved into another house, and sometimes moving can be fun because of new purchases to be made. On the other hand moving can be stressful because old items or decor may not necessarily go with your new space. In this occasion I threw out my old foyer table and wanted to see if old diy dresser could work in my foyer. I mean.. If I don't have to buy the better. It turned out that it went okay, plus I planned to spruce up the look with some different decor pieces.
My new purchases came from WALMART. Now I have nothing against Walmart I shop with them on a weekly basis. ....But in my personal opinion about three years ago the decor & home section was well.. you know. They have came along way and have incorporated some new collections, like Martha Stewart, Better Homes & Gardens as well as Rachel Ray. I am really enjoying all the new choices in the home department. My purchases for the for restyle was from Better Homes & Gardens.
Source list and Pictures below. Hope you enjoy my foyer that went from bland to beautiful!
Lamp- $39.99 (Better Homes & Gardens)
Pothos Plant- $10.00
Tall Vase- $15.00
Do you love gingham?! I do! I picked this up at Walmart from The Pioneer Woman collection. These are kitchen towels that were four for ten dollars. That's a pretty good deal to me and aren't these colors fun?! This collection is full of bright and cheery items for all your party needs all they way down to essential cookware. Go to the site The Pioneer woman to purchase and browse or head to your local Walmart. Later!
I've joined Alaya of Behind The Big Green Door, in her challenge of decorating or refreshing a space in 30 days! In this challenge you are supported by blogger Alaya and other participating members to commit to finishing your space successfully within thirty days. You can find other bloggers, designers and decorators that are involved by simply typing in #1room30days in the search bar of Instagram. I am doing a refresh in my guest/son's bathroom. It's quite small but that don't mean it can't look purdy!
I wanted the look of it to be kid friendly and colorful yet adult enough for guests, also to tie into my son's room as well. So I'm sharing a sneak peek below of the direction i'm leaning torwards. Enjoy!
I wanted some art on the wall over the over my sons organizer cube, but I didn't necessarily want any word art or pictures. So a diy was in order, plus I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money. I knew that Walmart had fabric and small samples for a few bucks, and boom! I found some waverly fabric in the same color families I need for Nathaniel's room. They were only 98 cents! The white frames were $3 by Mainstays , so total project came to $24. Diy directions and more pics below.
Hey! What do you all think?! Would love your feedback
Hello! I am so excited to share with you a few updates that I've made to the garden as well as some plans I still have for it. First, I guess you share with you what I have planted. I'm growing zucchini, cajun belle peppers, jalapenos, basil, rosemary, tomatoes which is shown above, and lavender. I know tomatoes are zucchini is kind of hard to care for but I thought I'd give it a shot. We'll see what happens!
Here's a few pics to show you what I had to work with (before photo if you will)
Okay so this is pretty OOGLY. So here's my diagnosis..lol! I think it needs the obvious.. a border, needs to be weeded and the area surrounding needs more grass. I plan to do all of this but lets get to the pics and the updates that I've done.
We weeded and my little helper help spread soil and stage the plants for potting. Y'all let the record state that he drove me bonkers with all his talking and questions. But I love him to death! We also bought a black plastic border to continue from the wood border, and I'll just be real.. it's a fail, it doesn't stay up so we are gonna go for stone or brick next time. I'm sure it will look much better anyway.
As you can clearly see it looks much better than where its started from, I am happy with the progress but we (hubby and I) have a lot more to do. We also thought the wood was very drab and boring so we bought a small can of Rustoleum Wood Stain in color cabernet , it was less than five bucks and still have plenty of of it left. Like I've said progress, slowly but surely.
Hey! Thanks for stopping in! This is a sneak peak of three of the items I have chosen to be in my sons, room makeover. I absolutely love all three! The first left, is a pic of the area rug, I really like the pattern and it's orange so I win. The second is a driftwood rustic orb, I love it because it screamed boy to me and added some texture as well as looks pretty cool. Kind of going for a nautical-ish look. I really like the faux succulent for his room because it will add a little greenery and... well... he can't kill it. Lolol! However, I will be adding a real plant buddy in there for him at some point. If you'd like to know where I purchased these items they are listed below, cute doesn't mean spend a lot of money. ttylates!
Rug: Target (Threshold) $24.99
Orb: Target (Threshold) $17.99
Succulent: Target (Threshold) $7.99
So I'm doing a room makeover for my seven year old son. He's at that stage where they kind of want a big boy room but still fun and whimsical. Sooo while out at this weekend I found these really cute Waverly fabric swatches for 97 cents........ I'll wait. Lol! Inexpensive right?! Anyway, I love these colors and patterns. It's right up my son's alley too! He loves the ocean, boats and sharks, you know all those things boys love (insert eyeroll). I'll be sharing progress and sneak peeks along the way. Oh and those fabric swatches are at walmart. Go get some!
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