With everything going on in the world today, I thought I would bring this little burst of color to brighten up your day. I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready for colors. Winter style is fabulous and all, but there’s nothing like making that Winter-to-Spring transition. The days get longer, the clothing gets a little lighter and the styles gets brighter. What else can we ask for?
As much as I want to keep this post about Spring style, it will be hypocritical and insensitive not to talk about the Coronavirus pandemic that the world is facing. It’s been difficult to find that balance between real life and escapism. I want to address the issues that affect us all, but also maintain some degree of normalcy and decorum.
That been said, none of us is really in control of this unfortunate situation, but my faith has allowed me and my family to surrender everything to God and to lean on Him. It’s fair to say that this pandemic is affecting all of us one way or another, but we must all remain calm, take precautionary measures and keep our peace through it all… and most importantly, know that in the end, everything will work itself out.
The main message here is to not be fearful or anxious, but to keep praying and practicing mental positivity daily. I believe we will get through this; and I’m sending a prayer and positive thoughts to anyone that needs it.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, through prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
Now, back to this Winter-to-Spring transitional outfit. Do we like it? Share your thoughts with me. I’m taking this time of international pandemic and quarantine situation to prioritize certains things in my life, and practice more self-consciousness. Expect to see more blog posts, and in the meantime, subscribe to my newsletter to stay in the loop, and get your read on.
As always thank you for visiting. I hope you have a great start to the new week! You can shop my look below.
Love & Light,
Top/Dress: Diyanu (Sold out)/ Denim: Similar/ Bag: (Contact me to order)/ Sunglasses: Similar / Heels: Similar
I know most of you have been waiting for this day with great anticipation! Well, so have I! This very day being extremely busy for us – Conferences at the girls’ school and basketball game for big sister all evening – I actually decided to surprise hubby with a quick lunch for two, since he got the good fortune to be working from home today…
I told myself: If we can’t go to a valentine’s day dinner tonight, well a valentine’s day dinner will come to us… at lunch! I quickly door dashed a steak meal for two from Ciao Bella… Truth be told, as much as I was excited about the quickly planned home-style dinner for two, I was even more excited by these goodies Liana’s Cake Pops hooked me up with! What a great compliment to my ‘minimalistically’ impromptu setup for the lovers’ lunch! The combination and assortment of colors just bring up the V-Day vibe!
And they did not just look pretty, they were scrumptious! Thank you, Liana’s Cake Pops for this marvelous creation! You made my day, girl!
I’m looking forward to the weekend to enjoy fully some fun time for my valentine, but I couldn’t wait to share these pics with you!
I hope they make you smile as they did me… and oh contact me now to book your home or event design/decor complimentary consultation.
Moving is no joke; especially when you’re a busy parent and just don’t have enough time to invest in a moving project. However, having proper guidance and good moving tips can definitely help smooth out the process. I have moved a few times in my life, and I can assure that these tips that I’m going to share with you may seem very basic, but they do come really handy. So if you’re planning to move in 2020 or in a near future, or even help a friend or a family member move, you owe it to yourself to read this post all the way to the end!
TIP 1 : Planning and Budgeting.
Planning your moving process ahead of time is crucial; and as for every project, planning makes life so much easier. Would you need a sitter for your kids that day? Book one very early on. Would you need to work with a professional moving company? Do your due diligence and decide if you’d need to hire one or not? How much can you afford? Compare their rates. How many boxes approximately do you need? What other tools do your need? Don’t forget things like, trash bags, newspapers, sturdy tapes etc… Just like planning, budgeting for your moving is important. The cost of moving usually adds up when you factor in all the expenses from buying moving tools, or water for the helpers, to working with movers or renting a moving truck. Think about it; it’s going to be a pretty busy day and worrying about money should be the least of your concern. Have a budget in place and work around it.
TIP 2: Decluttering
Nobody wants to move into a new place with a bunch of things they don’t need or haven’t used in years. If you don’t already do a seasonal decluttering, a pre-moving declutter may just turn out to be very beneficial to you. One good decluttering practice is to donate, sell, or get rid of anything you haven’t used in at least a year. Things that don’t fit well or that you just don’t like anymore, kids toys that they outgrew, …etc can be donated to a local charity, a church, a daycare or a friend or neighbor that may need them. You’ll be checking your one good deed off for the month too! 😉
Doing a garage sale or selling items that are in excellent or good condition on websites such as ebay, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist… is a good way to declutter, but also to make a little money on the side.
Decluttering may seem like a lot of work, but you would be surprised how many unused or unnecessary things you have in your house that are just using space you think you do not have. Decluttering is an excellent rule of thumb for a successful moving and will save you a great deal of space and money.
TIP 3: Protect and Organise.
We talked about newspapers, sturdy tapes, labeling, boxes and some other packing tools in tip 1. Remember? Yes, here’s how they come in place. Those wines glasses or other fragile gadgets need to be well-packed and protected. imagine your sentiment when unpacking your beloved belongings to only realize that they have been damaged or broken in the moving or unpacking process. Not a good feeling, so save yourself the headache and use some newspapers or clothes to protect your breakable items. I also find that trash bags can help in protecting your clothes that are on a hanger. Use them as the clothes bags used in the retail stores. Big blankets and sheets are also good to protect large mirrors or home goods; and some moving companies do provide some of those, when you work with them.
TIP 4: Labelling and Color Coding
I have labeled and numbered my moving boxes for most of my moving experiences, which I think is a great process, but some moving companies such as Relief Moving Company LLC are using Color Coding instead. The way color coding works is that you choose a color and you attribute that color to each room. For example, you may choose to use the color green for all boxes that belong in the Living room, and at a glance, the movers can see any boxes with the color green and know that those boxes are for the living room, without having to read what’s written on the boxe. Smart, isn’t it? Each room has its own color and the movers (or whoever is helping) would have a sheet with all colors and their designated room. Do you prefer color coding your boxes or labeling them?
Whether you choose to label and numbered your boxes or color code them, this is ultimately one of the MUST in your moving process and you not want to skip it.
TIP 5 : Hire a Professional Moving Company
We all can agree by now that moving can be quite stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. In my opinion, this is one step that a lot of people tend to overlook but it’s definitely an important one in my book. Professional movers help you save time and they ensure that everything is done in a timely fashion, and that your belongings are secure and safe. Another great perk about hiring professional movers is that they do all the heavy lifting for you and eliminate the risk of you or someone else getting hurt. If you live in Minneapolis or in the Twin Cities area, the folks at Relief Moving Company, LLC are highly recommended! They are located in Blaine and serve Blaine and its surrounding areas. Their customer service is outstanding and they are fast and efficient. The testimonials on their page are proof that they are one of the top movers in the twin cities with affordable and competitive rates. The lovely and friendly couple in charge, Adam and Itzel Page, own the company and have over 15 years of experience in the industry. They offer both residential and commercial moving services.
Hiring professional movers has become a necessity for most people, because of the amount of stress they can relieve and take out of your moving experience; so if you are living in the Minnesota area call this Commercial Moving Company in Blaine, MNfor the relief you need. Pun intended 🙂
This post is sponsored by Relief Moving Company, LLC. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Hypnoz Glam
That feeling of new beginnings is in the air… Can you feel it? 5 years ago today, I took a leap of faith and hit the “Publish” button for the very first time on my very first blog post. It was a very nerve-wracking yet exciting start. For so many reasons, I have tried to talk myself out of starting a blog; but eventually, I started it and I never looked back.
It hasn’t been easy; but easy has never been promised. I’m excited to see where this new milestone takes me; but I’ve also learned to trust the process and enjoy the journey as challenging it may be.
So you may be wondering what’s next? Well, there’s no big announcement or exciting news today; but what I can tell you is that if you stay the course with me, you may just enjoy the ride and appreciate the experience. Most importantly, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you all. 💗
I wish I had a blog anniversary post, or visual to share with you all, but this throwback will have to do for now.🙂 I have been extremely busy in the last month working towards a dear goal of mine and creating content just hasn’t been easy; but I’m working on it.
What I’m trying to say is, with all new starts, fear may creep in, you may need to step out of your comfort zone, you may face criticism and challenges, you may lose friends (and gain new ones along the way), you may realize that it’s not as easy as you thought it would be; the thought of quitting may even entice you… but this is all normal and part of your new chapter and your new growth. It’s all meant to be; and if your desire to make your life learning journey a life-changing one is strong enough, you may become the absolute best version of yourself in every possible way.
The resounding “No’s” are one step closer to a big yes or many “yesses”. The temporary defeats are not failures. They are setbacks for a greater comeback; and failure will never overtake you, if your determination to succeed is strong enough. If you will take anything away from this post, remember to greet each day with love in your heart, for that is the greatest secret of all success in all ventures. Cheers to a happy and prosperous August!
This post is sponsored by Summer’s Eve®, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Thank you for supporting the brands that support Hypnoz Glam, Thanks toSummer’s Eve®for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.