Today’s inspiration board is about working hard to achieve success, whatever you see success as. No matter what you are working toward in life, I think it’s important to have your mind in the right place. For me, working in the social media field, I get overwhelmed really easily. When I see other that are largely ahead of me makes me question what I am doing and discouraged at times. This year I am focusing on silencing the noise of others and working hard no matter what others are doing. Another aspect of success is believing in yourself. If you can get the confidence in yourself, you can do and achieve great things. This morning I sat down at my desk and attempted to tackle my emails. I looked at every unanswered message and told myself I’d get back to it later. I always need the reminder that now is always the best time, not in 30 minutes or tomorrow. Now. Man, I am the best procrastinator. I want to challenge both myself, and all of you, to finish things. I made the simple task of replying to emails look super daunting because of my mind set. Take each item on your list and follow through. There is nothing more satisfying than crossing everything on your list off at the end of the day. Am I right? So I hope we can all work together to get focused and work towards our goals. Take everything one day at time and always remember how far you have come!
Hi friends! So Andrew and I just went furniture shopping in Solana Beach. We went into a bunch of stores looking for beds and other furniture items. We are moving into a new place this summer and need to get some new things, so we figured we’d start looking asap. So here’s the deal. A lot of the stores we were in had some great things, but everything was pretty high in price. The headboard we liked was about $800 and it wasn’t even exactly what we wanted. So I remembered about Joss & Main which is a flash sale site for furniture and home decor and pulled it up on my phone. I found a section called custom upholstery and you can basically create your ideal bed for under $500. I put together a little collage of some pieces I am drooling over right now. Let me know if you guys have heard of this website and if you have ordered anything from there. I am planning on getting this bed within the next month and cannot wait!
For today’s decor inspiration, we are talking all about dining spaces. There is something so important about your dining space. I love dining areas that feel very lived in, but I also like a touch of formality as well. One of my favorite combinations is an old rustic table, with a beautiful chandelier hanging above. The juxtaposition of the two pieces creates so much balance and depth to any room. I love to spend my mornings sitting down at the table with a cup of tea to plan out my day. It’s my time to gather my thoughts and get organized. I think that your dining space should be able to work for guests, but also as a space where you can sit down and find inspiration.
Happy Monday! Today I wanted to give you all some great quotes that I have recently pinned and found a lot of inspiration from. With a new year ahead of us, we have so much opportunity for change. There is no better time than right now to put all of your future goals into action. I just got back from a little weekend getaway with a few of my friends. It made me realize how important it is to dedicate time to strengthen your friendships. This year I want to cherish my time with others and put more energy into enjoying the present and creating lasting memories. Most of the time I am thinking about the future and planning out my next weekend before the current weekend is even over. I need to make it a point to be in the now. Let me know what you are trying to change in the new year. I loved reading all of your goals for 2015 in my last video. It was so encouraging to see all that you want to accomplish and focus on. I hope you all have a great week!
Today I put together an outfit that is super warm, but also fashionable at the same time. I love layering different fabrics and textures to give a lived-in look. I usually stick to neutrals and add in accents of deeper tones like hunter green and navy blue. Starting off with basics like distressed pants and a chunky knit gives you the freedom to accessorize. Then you can throw on a textured coat, scarf and beanie to bundle up! Gold jewelry and a structured bag are always classic and will pull your entire outfit together. It has been pretty cold here lately, but still super sunny so I couldn’t forget a great pair of sunnies!
Ahh. I love a great serene bathroom. I like mixing prints and materials to give the room some character and a vintage feel. Black and copper accents, white marble, and big open windows are a few things I am drawn to. I also love simplicity in the general design. A separate tub and shower, large mirrors, and touches of detail. I see bathrooms as a place of relaxation and I feel the design should mimic that entirely. Head over to my Pinterest board to see what else I love!
When it comes to the bedroom, I like decor that is dreamy, soft and romantic. Your bedroom should be a place of retreat, soothing and relaxing. Tufted headboards, fluffy white comforters and delicate chandeliers are what I think of when I envision my perfect bedroom. I also love using lots of neutrals but in different textures throughout the room. I hope you get some inspiration looking through these pictures. Let me know in the comments what is on your wish list for your ideal bedroom.
It’s so funny when I look back on my pins under the ‘words‘ section. I always seem to be pinning quotes and verses with the same theme. My most recent ones have all been about being the change you want to see. I have recently felt really motivated to take more action in my job and quit waiting around for something to happen. It is all about your mind set. If you wake up with the intention of getting things done and staying positive, so much more is possible. I hope these few words of wisdom will help you get back on track. It is so easy to get lost in the shuffle of things. Sometimes it’s important to collect your thoughts, write down a list of what you need to do, and actually do it. But, through it all remember that God has the ultimate power in our futures and he will guide us every step of the way. When we put our faith in him, everything else will slowly come together the way he has envisioned. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday. Enjoy your day and keep you head up! Love you all!
I’m the type of person that likes to get things done all the way, as fast as possible. Okay, actually this only applies to decorating, I lied. Every time we move in to a new apartment, which is basically ever year, I feel the need to decorate it completely that month. This is not something I recommend! I am working on enjoying the process and taking my time. I also need to realize that I won’t find everything that I love right away, so I need to be patient. This is one reason why I’m slightly nervous for when we buy our first home. I know that I won’t relax until it is completely furnished and decorated. I know I have issues. So anyways, until that day comes, I am trying to really see what styles I like. My taste in decor has changed so much from just a year ago. I am really loving the european chic feel. White and cream colors, balanced out with wood and black accents. I am a huge fan of neutrals, with a few pops of color here and there. I also love feminine touches, so let’s see what I can get past Andrew. Here are some of my favorite inspiration pictures for living rooms.
Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! I am going to the beach for a few days with my family so I won’t be posting on here for a few days. I will have a video up on my YouTube channel tomorrow and another one on Friday so don’t miss those! I will leave you with some quotes to hopefully inspire you to have a great week.