Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Everyday Hero

Today's post is kind of a last minuet thought. I was originally going to post a relationship post but I may save that one for another day. I was struck with inspiration yesterday while watching YouTube when Kid President came up in my sub feed. This little guy is beyond inspirational and always makes me so happy. 
This new episode he talks about heroes and how everyone is a hero. It really got me thinking as to whom really influenced my life and who I would call as heroes.
The biggest hero that I have encountered in my life would go with out a doubt my mother. This women has been through so much that most people would be torn down by whereas she still stands tall and laughs it off. From leaving an horrible relationship, being a single mother, having everything to next to nothing, and fighting breast cancer and winning the battle she is the definition of super women in my eyes. She is the kind of person who doesn't care who you are, or what you do, if you need the shirt off her back she would that. I am beyond blessed to have someone of such strength to look up too and that I can only dream to have her strength one day! 
The other biggest hero in my life would have to be my amazing fiancĂ©e Adam. He has been by my side for six years now supporting me through every decision I make. He reminds me everyday of how proud he is of me no matter how small the goal might have been. Asides from supporting me he has such a caring and giving personality that he is another person who could careless of how much or little money you make, he believes everyone has a story and battle that they are fighting. 
These are just two heroes that I get to encounter everyday who make me so blessed to have them. 
Who are the biggest heroes in your life?
Let them know how much they have impacted you!  


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bookcase Styling

The one thing I always seem to have trouble with when it comes to interior design is bookcases. I currently have two big cases in my entryway and one in my office. 
These shelves always end up being clutter magnets. It seems like the right place to just throw any book, magazine, or video games with out any effort to make it look neat. This is one project I want to work on in the summer, to really style the bookcases in the entryway.

I always love how in magazines and decor sites everything is neat and organized and not just a jumbled mess of books. The one main thing I have been noticing when observing these photos is how everything is kinda mixed. Its just not books, you also have meaningful photos and china on display as well.

The biggest rule of thumb is contrast, as you look at this photo you can plainly see the contrast of black and gold. As well in other photos you have colour blocking with the different books you may have.

Bookcases are just not to store books any more, they are now being used to showcase pieces. I love how these people showcased there collections of globes on the tops of the bookcase. As the summer goes on my plan is to pick up a few odds and ends that would be great piece to show off!

So whats your favourite way to style a bookcase or shelves in your home? 
Let me know in the comments! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June Faves

Okay can I just take a moment and ask where is the time going!? I feel like I am constantly been saying this everyday but still don't have any answers. June has came and went way to fast! Well lets just get into it shall we and talk about some faves that I have been loving! 

St Tropez Sunless Tanner mousse
I have been utterly obsessed with this stuff now. Im the kind of girl that enjoys the summer and the warmth but can not just lay there soaking up the rays. This is where st tropez comes in handy! You just need to apply this a few time a week then before you know it you will be a golden goddess!

Hoola Benefit bronzer 
On the same topic of being a golden goddess this bronzer is really as amazing as everyone says it is. I kept hearing so many great things so i thought to finally give it a try. I have always found it was hard to find the perfect bronzer for contouring. I find it even harder when i am so fair, so its nearly impossible to find a good one that doesn’t make you look muddy. This one is just perfect for when I am fair or tan depending how much you use! This is defiantly worth the hype. 

Soap & Glory Lemon and brown sugar scrub 
To conclude this golden goddess post about june faves this scrub is just fab. It smells amazing. It just has a hint of lemon scent with a bit of a sugary undertone to it. In order to have a fab tan you must exfoliate so that is the main reason why I pop this guy in my basket to try. I love when you just grab a random item just cause you need it and it turns out to be amazing! I will most diffently be keeping this guy around and re-buying when I run out! 

Zoella Youtuber
Zoella Sugg is the cutest you tuber ever! I have been watching her for some time now. For the whole month of June she had been vlogging everyday. Im really hoping she keeps up with the vlogs, I really enjoy following her around (that does’t sound creepy at all) during the day. She just finished up at VidCon and it looked amazing! 

What have you guys been loving this month?
Let me know in the comments below!