January 19, 2018

87 UNIQUE STORAGE SOLUTIONS



January is all about freshening up the home and getting organized.  It's a good time to store away the holiday decorations, do a thorough wipe-down (using zero waste cleaning products), and purge any non-essentials.

I always found that the fun begins soon-after by organizing with beautiful yet functional displays.  With everything looking pretty, it's easy to keep up things orderly the rest of the year.

Here are 87 unique storage solutions to help you keep organized, room by room.

January 5, 2018

PLANT LOVE




Plants make me happy.  I have plants in almost every room in the house.  A little excessive?  Probably, but there's a good reason for that.

January 3, 2018

HOW TO END JUNK MAIL FOREVER




One of the easiest ways to stop clutter from entering your home is to refuse junk mail.  The weekly coupon mailers, sweepstakes scams, AARP membership sign-ups (when you're only 35), and countless credit card applications can really add up to a lot of unnecessary waste.  The average American household receives 848 pieces of junk mail per household, equal to 1.5 trees every year.  That's a lot of junk and not to mention, the number of trips to the dumpster.

While you can wait for the junk mail to pile up on the kitchen counter before deciding to throw it into the recycling bin, just say "no" by eliminating the clutter before it begins.

January 1, 2018

JANUARY DETOX




Happy 2018!  There's nothing like starting off the new year with a new perspective.  That means creating a cleaner, more organized and peaceful home.

Speaking of new perspectives,

DIY INSPIRATION :: BRANCH ON CANVAS




I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend after the holiday craze.  I wanted to quickly share a DIY inspiration that I spotted at my new hair salon.  I enjoy mixing clean, modern furniture with rustic accessories that have a natural element to them.  Beachy resort vibes?  Yes please.

Always looking for a new DIY project, this floral art piece stopped me at my tracks. 

December 28, 2017

STORING HOLIDAY DECORATIONS


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Holiday decorating can be fun but putting them away can become stressful.  To help you get it done faster so you can enjoy more time sipping hot cocoa next to the fireplace, here are a few organizational tips.


November 29, 2017

CALLING ALL MINIMALISTS :: WHICH TYPE ARE YOU?





The minimalism movement has grown in the last few years, as Marie Kondo and the likes have sparked an international trend to only keep what you really love.  I'm a firm believer of decluttering and being mindful of the things we bring into the house. 

November 22, 2017

OUR ENTRYWAY



First impressions are so important.  And that's why I decided to finally put some attention on building a welcoming transition from the outside in.


November 17, 2017

BIG NEWS






First, I’d like to say thanks to all of you who have been following my blog since I started last year.  It’s been a humbling experience being able to share my thoughts on how to implement a minimalistic lifestyle through fashion, beauty, and home.  I wasn’t expecting much when I started this blog.  


November 15, 2017

HOW TO HOST A STRESS-FREE THANKSGIVING




Every year, I look forward to hosting the biggest event of year at our home -- Thanksgiving.  Growing up, my parents would host about 40-60 of our closest local relatives, newly immigrated family members, new additions to the family, and friends of family.  Nowadays, my parents are usually travelling during this time of year.  While some family members who choose to spend their Thanksgivings at other homes, we have new guests that join our festivities each year.

It's an honor to continue this longstanding tradition and I have a few tips to share on how to keep a large (or small) gathering simple & stress-free.