Hello, August!

Decorating, Lifestyle, Minimalism, simplicity, style

I’m so happy that it’s August again! August just so happens to be my birthday month and if I’m being honest….I get really annoying. That isn’t what this post is about, but I just wanted to mention how much I love August. Be prepared for a bunch of makeup, outfit, and hair post about how I’m going to all done up for the big day.

Anyway, I just kind of wanted to come on here and post about nothing. I am currently in the process of seriously getting my room organized. I’m looking at floating shelves, floor pillows, tulle, and just a ton of other things that will tie my room together.

I’m very excited to be doing this so that I can showcase it on this here blog. I talk about wanting to live a simple life occasionally and it’s time to start really making that happen.

Yesterday I had to purchase this cute little gem and for some reason, it has really inspired me. Yes, it’s a marble dry erase board…who doesn’t love marble? It sparked inspiration because I realized that my many walls can be utilized! Having something hanging such as a small shelf helps me to get rid of the unnecessary or find a different place for it.

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So I’m not going to ramble on too much about nothing so it’s time to end this blog post now. Thank you for reading as always.

How do you get organized?

ChelsiKay

My Weekend Shenanigans

Decorating, Fashion, Lifestyle, simplicity, skincare

Okay, so my post didn’t go up on Friday…or Saturday….or Sunday. I know I’m such a bad blogger and I need to redeem myself somehow. I guess I should tell you all how I got so sidetracked and ended up having three long days in a row.

Also, I forgot to mention in my last blog post that I made it to 100 followers on here!! I never expected anyone to actually read this blog, but am so glad and grateful that people do! I would love to do some type of a giveaway sometime soon, but I would need to work out those logistics first. So thanks for following and reading my blog you guys, I really appreciate it! Now back to the post!

Friday I was out with my parents all day. I was already a bit under the weather because I am a girl and you know how that goes…ahem. My plan was to stay in bed and watch YouTube videos all day, but that wouldn’t have been very productive. So instead I began editing a video at a coffee shop somewhere in D.C. After that, my mom and I went to Sephora and there I got my hands on the Josie Maran Argan Skincare Ritual Set. So far, I really like it! Once we got home, we crashed.

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Saturday was my day to stay home and just chill. I cleaned my entire room and bathroom. I moved some furniture around and did some more video editing so that I could upload. I guess that’s my idea of chilling. My vanity is now by my window so that I have natural lighting when I do my makeup. I also filmed another video speaking on my cystic acne, which should be up today or tomorrow. I tried to get a blog post up about leggings, in fact, being pants but I got really sidetracked. Maybe that’ll be up later this week as well.

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Sunday is the day all of my cleaning paid off. I moved two of my Ikea PAX closets out of my room. I wasn’t a big fan of the shoe racks that accompanied the PAX, so I decided to create a different kind of shoe closet. Once the two closets were out of my room, I put up two LACK shelves. The shelves gave me the blues because they don’t come with the screws that you need to anchor to the wall. However, the shelves made it up on the wall and the space looks amazing to me. Now I just need to get some better shoes!

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So that’s what kept me away from my blog this weekend. I know I still could have gotten something up, but my mind just wasn’t working correctly. I’m glad I at least got all the stuff I needed to get done and got a post up today. Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

 

 

Home Decor Project for the Amateur

Decorating, diy, Lifestyle

Today, I decided that I wanted to work on some home decor projects that have been on my to-do list for almost a year now. Now, I’m new at doing projects that include a visit to Home Depot or Lowe’s – even the simplest ones. Just last year, I painted a wall for the first time ever. It turned out…like how a first time painting job normally turns out.

Today, I tried my hand at spray painting. Surprisingly it was simple enough other than the fact that the wind can be erratic. So not long ago I purchased this Lazy Susan organization piece that holds all my cards, pens and other utensils. I thought it was perfect when I bought it except the color was way off. I planned to spray paint it several months ago but never got around to it until today.

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Since I was already spray painting, I figured I would spray another piece in my room. So I’m in love with flowers and I adore using them as decoration. Years ago I painted a Ciroc bottle white and did that trendy marbling that was going around at the time. This created a vase for my cute little teenage room. Now that I’m an adult I spray painted it silver to match my more “grown up” taste.

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My setup for spraying was pretty amateur hour, but that’s to be expected since I am an amateur at this home decor stuff. I think next time I will use a cloth tarp (or sheet) so that my decor items don’t stick to the plastic tarp.

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All in all this project was lots of fun and I would most definitely do this again to other pieces – maybe some furniture that I don’t like the color of. I hope this was a good read and a change from my normal beauty posts. Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay