Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July Faves!

Its that time of month again! Its the happy time when everyone tells everyone what they have loved for the past month. I don't have a whole lot of newness this month, but I thought I would share the few things that I have been loving. 

The first thing that I have loved is the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil. This stuff has been a god send this summer. A few weeks ago I managed to get a pretty awesome sunburn just on my hip on the left side. Since that happened I had been applying this stuff constantly, day and night and the result was no peeling and a great tan. The down fall it wasn't really soothing however its not meant for this but it really helped with keeping my skin moisturized. As well the smell is amazing!!

Mask of Magnaminty from Lush has done wonders for my skin. This summer my skin has been on a roller coaster weather its sun burns or dryness/ oil / ruff texture of my face. This mask was amazing to get my face back in normal working order. The mask is also an exfoliantent when you wash it off. It pulls all the bad stuff to top and unclogs your pores. It also has a cooling effect due to the mint which is amazing for the summer and the smell is minty coco heaven.

My faves would not be complete with out my favourite YouTuber! This month it is the one and only Alife Deyes who does a bunch of great videos weather its video games, daily vlogs, or just all around crazy videos he is great. The past week he just celebrated five years of being on YouTube which is crazy! Go check him out on YouTube and subscribe!! 

Thats it for this month.
 What was your favourites this month?
 Let me know in the comments! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Everyday Hero

Today's post is kind of a last minute 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!