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Wardrobe Audit
Fancying...
On taking stock...
The Art of Receiving
The truth about clutter

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Spring has sprung, have you?
Is that the time?
Color Your World - Indoors {II}
Family Command Center

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Wardrobe Audit
























Like the name implies, a wardrobe audit is a thorough evaluation of your clothes, shoes, and accessories so that you have an accurate picture of what you own.  It allows you to let go of what no longer serves you well, and instead invest the time, thought, and money on what does. 

Although it may not be the easiest of processes,  you'll be left with a clearer understanding of what works on your body, what doesn't, and what (if any) additions you need to make.  The beauty about a wardrobe audit is that it minimizes the amount of time spent getting dressed, and puts an end to the frustrating, "I have nothing to wear!

Fancying...

Moody blue interiors, great lighting, perfect views and highly textural furnishings






































Image credits: Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht via Design Milk 



Blue upon blue upon blue - what's not to like? Nature provides us with such abundance!  We need only pay closer attention to the beauty around us and perhaps the rest shall follow.






























via Pinterest





On taking stock...

Hi folks, how are you doing?  Are you still on track with what you set out to do this year?  If so, great.  If not, now's as good a time to figure out where the problem lies.  Regardless of what you called it (goal or a resolution), please note that whatever change you are trying to effect has to be done in a sustainable manner, and with intention.














Meaning, you need tocome from a place of authenticity when resetting  your vision, and answering  the WHY about this process i.

The Art of Receiving

Nothing says "Welcome to our home," quite like a warm reception and gracious hosts. 

Receiving guests in your home, and seeing to their comfort does take some preparation. 

However, you don't have to be a consummate host/hostess to pull this off!  With a little thought and consideration, you can get on just fine.  Here's how :

Be Intentional
Pay attention to people.  Observe and listen to what they have to say, and over time you get to learn a lot about them.

The truth about clutter


Anything that detracts from our physical, mental, or emotional well being is clutter.  When we can't, don't or won't act, things and emotions do pile up: Simply put, clutter is postponed decisions.   



Although we may not realize it, clutter subconsciously makes it difficult  for us to relax at home, at work or even when we're alone.   Clutter is commonly thought of in a physical sense i.e. the visible piles or state of disorderliness.   However, just because it's out of sight  doesn't mean it's out of mind  - It's hovering in the background, using up valuable energy (better spent elsewhere), space and time!

Pedestal sink solutions




Question: The  only bathroom in my apt contains a single unit pedestal sink, and a shallow medicine cabinet  that serves as the sole source of storage!  

I'm tired of going in and out of the bathroom to get my essential supplies - what can I do to improve my situation since I'm a renter?


Consider investing in options that are portable,  functional, and aesthetically pleasing.  You want to ensure that your needs as well as those of an occasional guest are met, and since there's not much floor space to work with, you'll need to get creative.

D-I-Y Inspiration

Come look at this space, come even closer - not bad, right?  Grab your stuff, let's go out there, chill and imagine enjoying a beautiful day on the meadow!  
Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you the Meadow Woolly pocket - what a brilliant idea!   This planter is modular, can be designed as you please, and in a size that's suitable for your space (read balcony, patio, rooftop).  Apt dwellers REJOICE ...


Now if the Meadow planter is not quite your thing,  a table planter may be just up your alley.

Out-of-Season storage


Well hello, hello Spring!  Are you finally here to stay, or are you just teasing us?  

Winter's been lingering & I can't wait for it to be gone!   Hello color, hello blooming plants, hello walks in the park & ...

As we transition to warmer weather, now is as good a time to analyze and organize your wardrobe so that it's Spring/Summer ready.  By taking stock of what you've got, you're better able to determine what needs to be repaired or replaced, and any new additions that may be needed.

Family Command Center

WHAT(it is)
Think of the Family Command Center(FCC) as a centralized place in which you get to organize, display & contain information or items that are vital to the smooth functioning of your family.  Information found here includes, but isn't limited to:
  • Calendar - for appointment setting & scheduling
  • Schedules - school, sport & extracurricular activities
  • School notes, permission slips, lunch menus
  • Contact information - people called frequently, emergency
  • Checklists e.g. shopping, household chores, routines

Back to School organization

Now that the long summer vacation is almost over,  are you prepared for the changes that come with  going back-to-school?  For some parents, the beginning of the school year brings apprehension because it could be the first time that their child is joining school, or simply that school is starting once again!  For your child, he/she may be going through his/her own, "I don't know what the new year or being in a different grade shall bring" moment tinged with perhaps the excitement of what's to come.
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