My Collaboration with “Bloom & Blossom”

Good morning beautiful souls, welcome to my channel if you are new! Or, welcome back if you are returning! So happy to have you back! So I know it hasn’t been the most easiest couple of weeks that’s for sure. Whether you are practicing social distancing, in self-isolation or even quarantined… it’s not fun or easy. I know this comes with a lot of brainstorming! If you are a momma, this calls for keeping your kiddos entertained all day, which I am not a parent myself but I will not judge you if that cup of coffee secretly has some baileys in it, just saying! I give you so much credit and together, we will get through this. I truly believe in the importance of empowering individuals during these crazy times and giving out a bit more extra love than usual. We are all in this together.

On my channel, whether it be on my blogging site or on my Instagram feed, I always try to keep everything more upbeat and positive. I have always been the more optimistic type, but trust me, I don’t shit rainbows and butterflies if that is what you think! I have my days but for the most part, I love providing unique, fresh, upbeat and positive content for you to view! During these tough times, I am going to be on my A game 110%! I am way way WAY beyond excited to share this wonderful collaboration that I was so honored to be apart of! So, without further or due, shall we jump right in?!

When it comes to Spring Time, I always love a couple of things. First, a pretty good spring outfit of course, second, some cute spring accessories. But, there is something missing if I do say so myself. Since I am always pretty much carrying around a drink with me at ALL times……. what if your drink could look hella fashionable!? Would you be down? I sure would be! That is why I can not wait to share this amazing company I was so fortunate to partner with for this collaboration! I partnered with this amazing company called, “Bloom & Blossom”! They provide a whole bunch of adorable and unique products on their website involving CUTE sayings! From ceramic mugs, crew neck sweaters, decals, tumblr mugs, you name it! When I say this company has the cutest sayings, I mean…….they are STINKING CUTE!

I absolutely love the name “Bloom & Blossom!” and I wanted to know how owner and creator, Kennedy Stanton, came up with it! Kennedy states, “It took me quite some time to find a name. I didn’t want something cheesy I wanted something light, pretty and different. It’s a good reminder for me that we have to bloom & blossom in life to be who we are meant to be. I believe we do this over multiple phases within our life, remember we aren’t meant to be stagnant”. I absolutely LOVE this and the backstory behind this name. I am always so curious behind company names and I find this meaning beautiful. I seriously could not agree more with Kennedy’s thoughts behind this, so true & accurate!

I was also very curious as to how Kennedy started her lovely business, and what the process was like creating it! I have never owned a business myself so this really fascinates me! Kennedy shares that her work started as a hobby as she never actually had the intention of making it a company. She states, “Oddly enough the first item I sold was funny egg cartons with sayings on them. They blew up for me locally and I couldn’t keep enough in stock. Then I moved into apparel and people were buying those from me. They kept saying I needed to do this as a business. So finally I started my social media approx 9 months ago, my website 2 months ago and then incorporated in January of this year”. That is absolutely unreal and I am so proud of you! Who knew it would’ve started from egg cartons! That is amazing. Kennedy is a prime example that if you set your mind to it, you can do anything, just have to stick to it and keep going! Her business is so creative, and the sayings on her products are hilarious, cute, sweet and classy!

I was beyond excited when Kennedy wanted to collaborate with me! She had gifted me this beautiful Custom Tumblr which I seriously can not get enough of! I had always wanted my slogan on a mug/cup and this turned out AMAZING! BEAUTS…. when I received this in the mail I was blown away at how perfect it turned out, she did a beautiful job! Did I mention the colour is breath taking too! I received mine in a “Rose Gold” shade, and there are hints of sparkles in it as well, so stunning! She has so many colours and designs to choose from which I love. Her tumblr cups are safe for hot and cold liquids, stainless steel, and are 20 oz. These retail in store for around $20.00 which is amazing considering the quality of the product and how much detail she puts in! I am seriously going to be carrying this around with me EVERYWHERE, move over boring water bottles, this new fella is coming in to STAY. Some of the amazing colours that she has includes, “Matte Rosewood, Matte Blush, Matte Sea Glass, Matte Black, Matte Midnight and also Silver (they are all absolutely flawless and so aesthetically pleasing!). My product also came with care instructions as well which is always great to have, so you know how to properly take care of it!

I don’t know about you beauts, but I swear I live for products with adorable sayings on them such as mugs and cups. Each morning, when I go and grab my coffee I always have to make sure it is in a cute mug….am I a little extra? I swear this puts me in a great mood, starts my day off right, and also just makes me feel dang good, anyone else!? It’s all about the little things in life.

“They say good things take time, that’s why I’m always late!”

I have to say I am beyond proud of Kennedy for opening up this business and owning this herself! She makes everything, packages everything up, and still works full-time! Can you say GIRLBOSS or what!? She’s amazing, and so inspiring as well! You can clearly see all the hard work she puts into her company that’s for sure! Of course you can’t forget about her fiance who is her biggest cheerleader! Love that so much!

I want to personally take the time to thank her for allowing me to collaborate with her and this beautiful company! She truly is going places and can not wait what the future holds in store for her! I had an amazing time conducting this blog post and showing you beauts just one of her gorgeous products! If you beauts wish to check out some of her amazing products you can reach her on Instagram at “@bloom.n.blossom.designs” and you can check out her website at :https://bloomblossomdesigns.com/. Be sure to show some love & support by giving her a follow!

Take care beautiful souls, stay healthy & keep washing those hands!

My Collaboration with “Southern Jones”

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Hey there my beautiful souls! Welcome to my channel if you are new! If you are a returning soul then welcome back, I am so happy you are visiting again! I have been so busy recently, it’s been insane! I just came back from a 7-day cruise and it was to die for, an absolutely beautiful experience which was much needed. I am, however, slowly trying to get back into reality and back into my routine.
I just came back to Canada on Saturday, so I have been trying to organize my life again and get back into the grind. That being said, I am pleased to share with you beauts a super exciting collaboration that I have been working on and partnered up with this fall season. I could not be any happier to be part of this fall collaboration for such a unique company! The fact that I absolutely adore working and connecting with new companies is an understatement, but to work on a fall collaboration is super exciting in itself! I truly want to get back into the routine and grind of blogging again, and what better way to start it back off then doing a collaboration for you beauts!
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About the Company

I reached out to this wonderful company called, “Southern Jones”, and was super stoked when they had chosen me to be apart of their fall collaboration this year! This beautiful company specializes in uniquely designed mugs, which may I add…. are absolutely breathtaking.  These stunning mugs are designed by Etsy store owner Cami Jones, who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.  She runs her small company in her laundry room at home, enjoying lake weekends, lazy nights at home and travel occasionally.

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Who doesn’t love the fall time?!

About the Mugs

The designs on the mugs are to die for you guys! I was completely overwhelmed and shocked at how many gorgeous and unique designs there were! You can also suggest custom mug ideas that you may have on your mind as well! If you head on over to her Etsy shop, link located in her Instagram bio, simply fill out the custom order questionnaire and you are all set!  If you are that basic fall girl, that one who adores plaid scarves, fall hats, oversized sweaters and pumpkin everything…you will absolutely ADORE her fall mug collection! I was head over heels excited to have the opportunity to show off one of her fall mugs to you beauts! May I remind you as well that the ink located on both sides of the mug are permanent, so no need to worry about your design accidentally coming off! Phew!
What I love about Cami’s Instagram page is that you get a “behind the scenes” look at how she does her mug process which is super neat! Did I also mention that Cami has her own blogging channel too? I love it! I honestly love meeting other bloggers from around the world and reading their articles! Be sure to take a peek at her located on her Etsy page.

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I don’t know about you beauts but I am literally a mug addict hardcore. I hate any boring mugs and I simply do not own any in my home! I love waking up in the morning time, getting all ready, and going to grab a nice hot cup of pumpkin coffee in of course a pretty mug! Why not grab a snazzy fall mug while you’re at it and complete the whole fall vibe?! The one mug that I received is by far my favourite one out of her fall collection but trust me, there are some high top threes that’s for sure! All of her designs are so unique and super cute! The prices of her mugs range around $23.14 which is a great deal, especially the high quality of the cups and designs you receive! If you are looking for wedding mugs for a bridal party or simply want to grab a mug for your grandma or mom she has some for you! Are you a dog mom like myself and simply want to have your pooch on your mug? She has adorable dog mugs too that are on her Etsy shop! I am telling you guys if you haven’t checked out her amazing shop you are missing out!

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The mug that I received in the mail from Southern Jones’ fall collection for 2019 was the “Sweater Weather” mug. This one stood out to me right away because the design was way too stinking cute! I thought the whole look was classy and I am for sure an oversized sweater type of gal when it comes to the fall season! Nothing like being cute & cosy all at the same time, am I right?!

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What’re your beauts favourite hot drinks?

I want to give a huge thank you to Southern Jones for allowing me to collaborate with your amazing company, you are amazing! If you beauts are fall lovers like myself or just love mugs, in general, you will adore these designs, highly recommend checking out her Etsy store and Instagram page! You can follow her on Instagram at “@shopsouthernjones”.

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I hope you beauts have a wonderful week! It’s the start to a fresh new one so make it count! Sending all those positive and cosy vibes your way always! Remember, it will be a great week if you want it to be!
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“Crafts by Em”, Interview with Emily Jones

Goodmorning my beauts, and welcome to my channel if you are new! I am so fortunate and blessed you decided to stop by and take a peek at my blogging channel and blog post! I have been back on track with my blog posts recently and have so much planned for you guys for 2018, I am so excited! I have particularly been super excited about this blog post in particular, as it is one of my closest family members and friends to me. I had the absolute privilege and opportunity to write a blog post and interview my cousin, Emily Jones, who is such a beautiful soul inside and out. Emily is 17 years old, grade 12, and has a passion for making crafts from her small business she created called, “Crafts by Em“.  She has been making crafts since a young age as she loves to be creative and design her own things. However, Emily just recently began making crafts to sell and has begun to take them more seriously. She officially began making her crafts last year. That is so amazing Emily, I am beyond proud of you for starting up your own business and doing what you love.  I have always said, ” just do it and start it“, you never get anywhere if you don’t start and just try it. I am super glad you decided to just go for it. That’s amazing.

I was very curious as to what inspired Emily to start doing her crafts and create her small business. Emily explains, “Well ever since I was young my mom always encouraged me to design my own things and pursue what I enjoyed most- which was making crafts. However, when I moved into my dads and his wife house the crafting and creativity came to a halt. A series of events took place at the end of the year of 2016, which resulted in me and my dad moving into a new home, and a new, fresh, healthy environment. I took this as an opportunity to start a new chapter in my life and start either old or new hobbies once again- and that’s when going on the app Pinterest became a daily routine just looking for basic crafts that I could redesign and make my own”.  Gotta love Pinterest! I absolutely love Pinterest when it comes to new designs and new inspirations. The site is absolutely wonderful and is full of so many ideas to recreate.

What kind of crafts do you sell Emily?I sell a wide variety of crafts, and I continue to look for new things I can make ! My crafts include; cute, decorative clothes-peg picture hangers, jean mug coasters, self-drawn and designed porcelain mugs, self-drawn/designed mugs with handmade candles as well as  handmade candles in mugs that I did not design myself and in small mason jar containers, mason jar night-light, plaid coasters, self-drawn/designed glass containers for eye-make remover pads, self-made/designed bead keychains. What I find unique about my crafts is that I customize any one of my products”.  I absolutely love all the crafts that Emily sells and creates, they are amazing. She is one talented lady and is super creative in that department. It must take so much patience to create and make these crafts, something that I don’t have to kudos to you Em! You go Glencoco!

Since Emily makes a ton of different crafts, I was curious as to which one was her absolute favourite to make! Emily explains that she enjoys making all of her crafts,  but if she had to choose it would be her homemade candles in mugs or other unique that she finds. I do not blame her one bit! I would for sure have to say that these are one of my favourites as well, as they are absolutely adorable and you guys know me with my candles! I can’t get enough of them! I also began to ask Emily where she saw herself 5 years from now later on down the road. Emily states, “with my crafts, in 5 years I see my continuing with my tiny business. Whether I sell them or I give them away as gifts, crafting is my most favourite hobbies and is very therapeutic for me. However, in 5 years I plan to be in university so my crafting may be a tad procrastinated due to how busy I may be, but I don’t see myself ever stopping”.  That is honestly such dedication and I truly believe in you, Emily! I know you can do it if you set your mind and heart to it. You have a bright future ahead of you and I know great things are headed your way!

What are your short and long term goals for now? “My short-term goals, for now, are to continue to find new crafts to make that are unique and will get peoples attention. Another short-term goal would be to expand the popularity of “Crafts By Em” as I want to sell and make as many crafts as I can. Long-term goals would include working towards continuing my crafts because I don’t want to stop it as I have previously mentioned it’s threnodic for me”.  That’s amazing Emily, I know you will go far with your short and long-term goals. You are a very determined person and your business is going to expand for sure! I know for a fact that juggling school and work as well as maintaining a small business can be very difficult. I wanted to know just how Emily does it! Emily states, “ juggling grade 12 homework, as well as working 24 hours on average at my part-time job letting alone throwing crafts into the mix is very difficult. Which again brings up the point that crafting for me relieves stress, which is why I always manage to have time for crafting. I usually craft on weekend though as I’m able to stay up later, but unless I have a week that isn’t busy, I don’t craft during the school week”.  I know for a fact that leaving time and room for your “me-time” such as your hobby or passion is extremely important. I ALWAYS make time for my blogging as it relieves stress for me as well just like Emily with her crafts. I think in order to keep your sanity this is so important. I give kudos for Emily for finding a happy medium and balance in her life to manage all of these things every day.

I was very curious as to who taught Emily how to make her crafts, or if she was self-taught. Emily explains, “no one taught me how to make crafts, it’s just something I kind of picked up on my own. I get annoyed with following instructions so I make everything with my own twist… including food which doesn’t always turn out the best lol. I just use my best judgement to make my own crafts!!”.   That’s amazing Emily you are so creative and artistic!  I hear you on the following instructions part, that is not always my thing, as I do not have the patience hahaha!

“You will be exactly as happy as you decide to be.”

What is one quote you live by? “Despite the negative things in life, there is also something good out of a bad situation, and if the situation isn’t something that you want, then you change it”.  I absolutely love this, and honestly have never heard of this quote before but it makes perfect sense and is so accurate by far. I am going to be keeping this quote in my head for a long time as I find it so relatable and important to go by in life.

What is a piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out with a small business?  “A piece of advice I’d give to someone who is starting a small business is to know your audience- for example, when I started out my tiny business I thought I would have had more customers/supporters-family, friends or acquaintances. So don’t invest your money into something that won’t sell as I have put in at least a minimum over $300-$400 into my crafting”.  I completely agree with this 100%, and knowing your audience is so key! I have to know my audience with blogging as well.

I want to take the time to thank Emily for allowing me to interview her and her small company called, “Crafts by Em”. You can contact her through Facebook at Emily Jones and check out her crafts that she has made. You can also follow her on Instagram at “_jonesyy18_”, also on her craft page on Instagram at ” Crafts_byem_” so come spread some love on her pages! I love you to the moon and back Em and I know you are going to go far in life with your crafts and your small business.  I hope you beauts enjoyed this blog post, I have not done an interview for a while now so it was absolutely refreshing and I want to thank Emily again! Take care, xo.

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My Collaboration with “Elemenopee Design”

Hello my beauts, and welcome to my channel, I am so happy you decided to peak in and say hi! I have been busy with my new job at the moment as a nanny, and I absolutely love it. I have been a nanny in the past for about a year and I loved it. I absolutely love kids and have a strong passion for them. I am nannying a baby and she is gorgeous. So I have been super busy with that and slowly putting together some more blogs for you beauts. I have been collaborating non-stop with so many beautiful companies and I can not wait to share this company with you beauts. This one company has been featured on HGTV, BuzzFeed, The Wedding Co, Canadian Living in Style at Home and more! I reached out to this company as I absolutely loved their page and beautiful designs. This company is called, “Elemenopee Design”, and they are from Burlington Ontario, which is so close to me. The company specializes in art prints and words of wisdom. The company loves creating rustic wall prints with a touch of humour here and there. The company states, “printables are a great way to have affordable art on your walls within the same day! We now offer printing services if you’d rather leave the printing up to us”. I absolutely love this.

If you guys have not checked out their Instagram page already you are missing out. The company is so talented and the pieces are just beautiful. Their Instagram page is “Elemenopee_design”.  Elemenopee Design was happy to collaborate with me on a blog post which was so awesome and I was too excited to receive my package. If any of you beauts truly know me, you know I have a collection of mugs. I absolutely love my mugs, and the more the merrier. I saw this mug in their online shop and knew right away that I had to get my hands on it, the design and quote was absolutely adorable. It was a coffee mug that says, “But first, coffee“. I always need my coffee or tea in the morning and knew that this would suit me so well.  This mug retails for $22.59 in store. I honestly fell in love with my mug as soon as I took it out of the package! It’s so cute and will be perfect for the early mornings before work. Get yours today!

I want to take the time to personally thank “Elemenopee Design” for allowing me to collaborate with them on this blog post and feature one of their mugs for you beauts. I am sitting here typing this with my beautiful mug and enjoying my coffee! Keep up the great work Elemenopee Design, you guys are doing fantastic and were a pleasure to work with! Thank you again! Be sure to come spread some love on their page and follow their social media sites at :

Website: http://www.elemenopeedesign.com
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/elemenopeede/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ElemenopeeD

And lastly Instagram at “Elemenopee_Design”

If you are not following my channel already be sure to follow it for the latest blog posts in the near future! Also, check out of other social media sites located on my homepage! Take care.

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My Collaboration with “ Eleven Past Eleven Candle Co”

Hey there my beauts and welcome to my blogging channel if you are new ! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read , I greatly appreciate it beyond words! If there’s one thing you need to know about me is I absolutely love my candles. I’m that one always shopping at bath and body works, stocking up on candles! I also love searching and looking up candle companies on Instagram! Some beautiful companies I came across included Heaven Scent Soy Candles, as well as Lavish Beauty Baskets. Being a blogger , I love reaching out to companies and meeting new amazing people. I meet new people everyday and I am overwhelmed with all the love and support, it’s amazing! So thank you guys! I recently came across a beautiful candle company called ” Eleven Past Eleven Candle Co”, and what grabbed my attention was how beautiful the candles looked! There is nothing better than a beautiful candle to grab your attention let alone one that smells absolutely incredible. If your candle looks appealing chances are more people are going to stop by and check out your page! I reached out to this company and spoke to the owner and creator, Cassandra, who was such a sweetheart! She kept me up to date with the tracking information and with everything which was so helpful. It really helps when the companies you reach out to are so kind and caring, makes a big difference that is for sure!

So I knew that I was going to be receiving a candle but did not know to what extent the candle would really look like! I was completely and I mean completely blown away at the elegance and how gorgeous the candle was! I received a beautiful note from Cassandra which was so sweet !

When I saw the candle I nearly died, it was absolutely gorgeous. Even the outside of the candle was adorable and grabbed my attention right away! I received the “Positivity Candle” which retails for $27.99 in store. The outside of the candle states ,”positivity- ( noun) the state or character of being positive ; a positivity that accepts the world as it is”. I absolutely love this. I think this is such a great touch to this candle , and really adds to the appearance! When I opened it up , the scent was unreal. I could not stop smelling it ! The candles are made with all natural soy wax, and can be used in the home or office for an instant pick me up!

The positivity candles are scented with endlessly in love fragrance, and each candle’s estimated burn time is 30 hours. I also love how the candle has the wooden wick to create the crackling noise. I honestly have not seen any candles like this before until I collaborated with Heaven Scent Soy Candles who uses the same beautiful technique! Love it! So cozy and calming.

What I absolutely love about these candles that makes them so unique is the crystals that are located on top of the candles! How unreal and beautiful is that? Ontop of my positivity candle, there were rose quartz and Dalmatian jasper crystals. The rose quartz has a powerful but gentle energy that soothes and calms the aura. It is considered to be the crystal of unconditional love, opening the heart to foster empathy and promote self love. It emits a soft healing vibration that is joyous to the soul. I honestly absolutely love this you beauts! I am all about self love and empowering/ growing as individuals. I think this means so much and I think it’s so interesting to read the meaning behind the crystals!

The next crystal , the Dalmatian jasper, has a wonderful energy that promotes happiness and restores a sense of fun and child-like wonder, a true pick me up. The black tourmaline inclusions help to cleanse and purify the aura. It transmutes any negative energy in the auric field, transforming the negative into positive.

Again, love the meaning behind these crystals , they are so empowering and send powerful messages to the user. I have tried burning my candle for a little bit to test it out and it’s absolutely beautiful. The scent is amazing, it’s super relaxing. It is honestly like Cassandra knew what kind of scent I would fall in love with. I am also all about positivity and promoting positive vibes to my channel . Cassandra could not have picked a better candle for me! By far , go and check out her Instagram page at ” 11past11candles” and spread some love on her page! Her candles are amazing, so unique, fun , and mean different things! Incredible!

From Newcastle Ontario, Cassandra is doing amazing for herself and her company. I was so fortunate to be given this opportunity to collaborate with her and Eleven Past Eleven Candle Co. I want to personally thank her for allowing me to work with her, it has been a wonderful experience! I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavours! Be sure to follow my blogging channel and other social media sites located on my homepage to be up to date on the latest blog posts! Take care!

My collaboration with ” Heaven Scent Soy Candles” 

My collaboration with ” Heaven Scent Soy Candles” 

“Igniting memories through fragrance” 

Hello my beauts, I hope you all are doing well! I had a wonderful weekend and I hope you guys did too! One thing I absolutely love about the fall time and it’s literally mandatory are fall candles and candles in general.  Something about getting all cozy, getting snuggled up on your couch and relaxing with a tea as a candle burns on the table.  I absolutely love candles, they make you so happy and fill the air with positive vibes. Candles are great for gifts for any birthday, special occasion and so forth. I know if somebody surprised me with candles I would in a heartbeat be so grateful. I am always on the hunt for new candle stores and places to purchase beautiful candles. I always shop at Bath and Body Works but wanted something different this time. That is when I came across this beautiful cute shop on Instagram called, “Heaven Scent Soy Candles”. I absolutely loved their page and had to reach out to their company. They were more than happy for me to collaborate with them and review some of their products!  I reviewed their link to their online store and it was beautiful. You can tell they put a lot of work into their company and website it was so dainty and cute.

About the Company 

Heaven Scent Soy Candles was first established in 2012, while sitting on the couch watching a home fragrance commercial. The entrepreneurs of the company had used a significant amount of the store-bought home freshening products but nothing ever seemed to have the lasting smell which would fill up your entire home with an amazing scent. When looking at the ingredients in candles, it is so hard to pronounce half of the things in it.  This was when Heaven Scent Soy Candles was created. The overall idea was Heaven Scent. In December 2016, her 16-year-old son gave her her first candle making kit keeping in mind that he knew she had been talking about starting her own candle business for years now.  The goal of Heaven Scent Soy Candles is to make you feel at home in a place that is not your home or to bring back a happy or even a sad memory. It is fantastic how the sense of smell can take you to places that none of the other senses can.

Overall the process and establishment of Heaven Scent Soy Candles have been long but well worth the wait.  Heaven Scent Soy Candles is a committed company striving to provide a natural, beautiful and inspiring home fragrance to their customers.

So why make soy candles is what you may be thinking? Soy candles have a cleaner burn which has no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants.  Heaven Scent Soy Candles provide a long lasting burn that allows you to enjoy a longer lasting candle while creating a strong hot and cold scent throw.  The candles are created using fragrance oils that are infused with natural essential oils. One thing that took me by surprise when opening the candles was the wooden wicks, I have never seen a candle with a wooden wick before. Heaven Scent Soy Candles uses wooden wicks to help create the crackling sound while it’s burning. I absolutely love this. I would have never thought about that in a million years! Heaven Scent Soy Candles states that “living in South Florida, we don’t have fireplaces like many other cities, the crackling provides comfort, warmth and relaxation that brings memories for those that have lived in the more colder climates of the word“. I absolutely love this so much.  Also, wooden wicks create a faster melt pool than many other wick types and also provide a stronger scent throw.


Heaven Scent Soy Candles was kind enough to send me two of their products. I received a soy candle from their classic collection called, “Sweet Indulgence” which is a smooth and elegant blend of soft floral notes with salty highlight. The fragrance is infused with calming notes of jasmine, sweet cream and musk. I absolutely love the smell of this, it is so homey and gorgeous. I am picky when it comes to candles but as soon as I tried this out I fell in love. The decor of this candle is beautiful and looks so elegant. I would for sure give this as a gift to someone no doubt about it!  These candles retail for $25.00 which is amazing, as they are 11oz so you get a lot of product to it. These candles are made with all natural soy blend wax grown in the U.S. These candles provide you with 60 hours of burn time which is amazing. I personally love the sound of the wooden wick burning, I think this is what made me fall in love with the candle even more. Beauts I am blown away, once you are done burning the candle you can make it into a drinking glass. How cool is that? I am completely doing that. There are several amazing fragrances to choose from as well which is great! Some of the other scents include Faith, Sea & sand, Queen, Blessed, Goddess, Tiki Beach, and Amber Noir.


The other product that I received from Heaven Scent Soy Candles was their beautiful travel tins in the fragrance, “Fall Leaves” which retails for $13.00 and is 6oz.  I absolutely love fall candles and scents so when I received this scent I was literally dancing around. Anything with fall I am hyped about.  It is such a cozy smell and puts Bath and Body Works to shame with their fall candle collection. Even with the wooden wick burning too, oh my goodness, cozyness overload! These candles provide up to 35 hours of burning time and I absolutely love how cute they look in their travel tins.  This would also make a great gift for someone as well!

As soon as I started burning this candle my grandma stated, “this smell is so relaxing, it feels like you are in heaven, I love it. You can relax, mediate…. it is so calming”.


There are also so many other goodies located on their website! The link is located in their bio on their Instagram site at, “heaven_scent_soy_candles“, so be sure to come check it out and show some love on their page! You can also follow them on Facebook at “Heaven Scent Soy Candles“.  You can receive free shipping on all orders $75.00 or more which is amazing. I have nothing but great things to say about this company and will for sure be ordering products in the future! If you are looking for a gift for someone, I highly recommend checking out their store! I personally want to thank Heaven Scent Soy Candles from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to collaborate with them and their company, you guys are amazing and are really going to go far with your company! I wish you guys nothing but the best! Again be sure to check out their page, and make sure you are following my other social media accounts located on my homepage for upcoming blogs in the near future! Take care.


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“How The Rustic Feather Came to Be”, Sharing Rustic Home Decor & Furniture by Jennifer Hewitson

“How The Rustic Feather Came to Be”,   Sharing Rustic Home Decor & Furniture by Jennifer Hewitson

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Hello my beauts and welcome to my channel if you are new! My names Alyssa , I am a beauty/ fashion/ lifestyle blogger and I am extremely passionate about what I do for my hobby. If you wish to know more about my blogging channel and hobby, I have done a previous blog post way back in the day that discusses how I got into blogging and what not. One of the most popular questions I get asked is ” Why do you interview or send people questionnaires and reach out to them”? Two reasons. One,  I love searching for people who inspire me and love to share their hard work on my channel. Two, I get to know my guests on a more personal level, learning and taking in new information that I did not know about before. I absolutely love what I  do, and love reaching out to people. I had the absolute pleasure and honor of working with someone who I have looked up to and admired over the past year, and her work is stunning. You can tell she puts so much dedication into her work and takes her time ensuring every order is perfect. I had reached out to the beautiful Jennifer Hewistson form, “The Rustic Feather” located in Simcoe Ontario, and she agreed to collaborate with me on this blog post, sharing her story behind her crafts and products. I was more than happy once she reached back out to me and happily responded with , “that would be absolutely amazing”. Even though I am a low key blogger, and some people have never heard of me before, that does not stop me from reaching out to beautiful souls like Jennifer and showing off her amazing talent to you beauts!


Jennifer is a wife and a mother of 3 beautiful children, two sons ages 20 and 5, and a daughter age 2.  She was a single mom for a lot of years who had struggled with trying to make ends meat. She spent some years working 2 or three jobs to support herself as well as her son at the time. Jennifer expresses, ” I was a welder for 8 years, until the company I worked for went out of business. I decided to take the opportunity and go back to school. I went to college for Policing. While in my final year of college, I found out I was pregnant with my second son. I have an extremely supportive husband and we decided that I would stay home and raise our children. Because I am a hands on person, and cannot sit still, I had to get back into the workforce. When our 2nd son turned 2, I applied for a job at a Pharmacy for a cosmetics manager position. There I excelled at customer service. I built lasting relationships with customers and maintained sales. I was in that position for just over a year when my husband and I found out I was pregnant with our daughter”. 

While on Mat leave with her daughter Jennifer felt lost. She had moved to a beautiful farm and there were so many birds to look at. Jennifer states, “I asked my husband if he could teach me how to build a bird house so that I could watch the birds build a nest and have their own families.He taught me how to use the saws and other tools. It was awesome! I felt at home in the shop! So once I built one birdhouse, other people wanted bird houses. That’s how it all started. A bird house”.


I was really curious as to what inspires Jennifer when it comes to her crafts and products. Jennifer explains, “Honestly, I get inspired by the most random things. Most of the time, it’s from “proving a point” to my husband. He is always trying to burn my scrap wood or throw out my “junk”. So I like to come up with creative ideas on how to use all my scraps or junk. Hence, why I started making my rustic feathers. He swore that no one would be interested in them, but little does he know, I have 62 orders for them…lol”. I find that hilarious and such a married thing to do, to “prove a point”, but hey Jennifer, you’re point was proven, you are one talented lady!

I think one question that lingers in our minds is how Jennifer learned to make her crafts. Personally, I am great at making stick figures, but that is about it! So tell me, Jennifer, how did you learn? Jennifer explains, “My husband taught me. He also has a brilliant creative mind. We feed off each other most times when it comes to designing. Although he’s a horrible teacher, I watched him. Learned his tricks and tried to do them myself. With a lot of practice, I’ve finally started to impress him!”. There you go! Practice makes perfect!


I know a lot of crafters can not live without certain craft essentials and I was super curious to know what Jennifer could not live without. Jen expressed the importance of her mitre saw, table saw and sander. Jennifer says, “When I first started doing this, I bought the cheapest tools possible. Then I learned very quickly you get what you pay for. I saved up my money and bought better tools. Better tools equal better products. So when it comes to quality, always spend the money!”. Great words of advice to follow for fellow crafters out there that’s for sure! I need all the help I could get if I were to start crafting, so better ask the expert here beauts!

“…I like the shabby chic look mixed with rustic of course”

How could you describe your style besides “Rustic”? “I love clean. Clean lines, clean décor. I like the Shabby chic look mixed with rustic of course”.


I know a lot of people always look up to someone who maybe inspires them or people who we admire their work. I know as a beauty blogger I have my certain admirers that I look up to and follow on social media sites. I then asked Jennifer who she looked up to. Jennifer says, “I follow a few builders on Instagram like Mac N Wood and Queen B Home. I love them both”.  Going off of this question and the concept of being inspired, I also wanted to ask Jennifer where she creates her beautiful crafts and products. She emphasized “everywhere!”. “Well I used to do my work in the dining room, then I moved my son to college and took over his room….sorry Jake! My husband also had a man cave in the garage. Well now, the wall has been taken down and the shop is now in full production….sorry hunny!”. Looks like you are working hard everywhere Jennifer!

When do you feel the most creative? “In the mornings. I love to sit in my favourite chair in the morning and look over my day. What I need to get done, what I’d like to do, etc.”. I wish I could strive to be that morning person like you Jen but it is super hard for me not going to lie. I would absolutely love to be considered that morning person… I am going to have to take some tips and methods from Jen that’s for sure!

Do you work by yourself when making your crafts or do you receive help? “I use to do it all by myself, but now I have such an amazing group of people that help me. My husband, of course, does still help with the big builds. My good friend Amanda helps me with scheduling orders and keeps me on track. My mother in law comes and helps me with sanding and staining. And my friend Brittany will come over and help me with stenciling. Also if I need him, Cody who is my husband’s friend will help with building/framing.So yes, I am truly grateful for all these people. They know when I am stressed and they step up and help out whenever I need them”.


Jennifer goes onto explain that her job can be very stressful at times, but she does enjoy what she does. Jennifer emphasized that she is the type of person who hates saying, “No”, to people. Jennifer goes on to states, “but with this business and being in high demand, I tend to take on way too much. I stay up very late, sometimes until 2 or 3am and wake up at 6am. Being a home business everyone thinks it is sunshine and roses, well sometimes it’s more like a dark and overcast day. People constantly coming to your home for pick ups or to place orders. I do enjoy speaking to each and every one of my customers. I have established numerous friendships over the last 2 years because of my little business. I just wish that some people would understand that I am a Mother first. My children always come first. Just recently I closed my custom orders for Christmas because I did not want to be up late Christmas Eve working on orders. I need to spend more time with my littles”. I think that is super important you stated that Jennifer, it is crucial that we don’t forget who we are as individuals when we are caught up in our careers or hobbies.

I know everyone has been dying to know what Jennifer sells at “The Rustic Feather”, and I am dying to know more about the products myself! So please go ahead and share Jen!


“I mainly do custom work. Pinterest is so hot right now. So my customers usually send me pictures from there. I always say to my customers, yes I can make that but it will not be exact. Out of respect for the maker, I need to make it my own. I will not copy.”

I heard that you were selling some of your products are some stores in Port Dover called The Back Shed, and Ty-Kobee Tea &Coffee co, do these stores sell similar products to yours, and how did you make this decision? “Rhonda, owner of Ty-Kobee Tea & Coffee contacted me asking if I knew of any local artisans that would be interested in putting their products in their store. Because of the business, I am in and because I have held craft shows on my property, I have quite a large amount of connections with people in the business. With much thought and what she offered me, I decided to jump all over her offer. Their shop is in a prime location in Port Dover with a lot of foot traffic. So I decided it was time to step away from my normal “custom work only” and branch out into more of creating items that showcase my talents. My items will be available for purchase in their store starting October 1st. Although Rhonda has already contacted me saying people are asking for my items!”  That’s amazing Jennifer, I am so proud of you and all your hard work. Everything is paying off for you and that makes me so happy to be. From a single mother who was struggling, to being known throughout different cities, you go girl!


For those beauts out there who are curious as to what her most famous product is, you guessed it! Her maps! Jennifer explains, “I posted a giveaway back in January for a map. That giveaway hit over 164 thousand people. Because of the HUGE response, I gave away 2! Since that giveaway, I received 97 orders to date for that map…..INSANE!! I am having a giveaway right now on my page, which is showing the same results”. That’s amazing Jennifer! I for sure entered the giveaway so fingers crossed! Jennifer’s work is absolutely stunning, so make sure you enter the giveaway before it ends! Be sure to check out her page on Facebook, “The Rustic Feather”, and follow the steps in order to be qualified!


I think one of the most intriguing and interesting questions that I had come up with was how did Jennifer come up with the name “The Rustic Feather”, and her story is just beautiful. Jennifer expresses, ” When I was a little girl, my father and I would always sit outside in the mornings and listen to the birds and drink our “coffee”. My “coffee” was a mug with milk. My father would sit and sing to the birds. Call the cardinals in. I too would try and call them, but I wasn’t as good as him. My father past away in my arms 4 years ago. It was such a huge loss to me, since he and I were inseparable.When my husband and I moved to the farm, I found myself always sitting outside in the mornings with my coffee (which was actually coffee now) and watching the birds. Singing the Cardinal song and bringing them in. When I started my little bird house business I knew the name had to have something to do with birds. So I came up with “The Rustic Feather”. How interesting is this! I would have never guessed this story and I absolutely love the background information behind the name. Absolutely beautiful.


So by finishing up this blog, I wanted to ask a few remaining questions to Jennifer to sum up our collaboration!

Where do you see your work and “The Rustic Feather”, 5 years from now? “As my husband would say “GLOBAL”!! Lol. I’m not entirely sure.I hope I’m still doing what I love 5 years from now”. I hope you are still doing what you love too Jennifer! Your business is blooming and you have over 7, 000 followers on Facebook which is amazing! You are going to be global in no time that’s for sure!

“The items you are creating for them are items that they will love and cherish, and hang in their homes for years to come”

Lastly, I love gathering some words of advice from people in their profession and words of wisdom they can pass on to others who are starting out in the industry. Jennifer states, “Honestly, take it slow. Take the time to listen to people. Do not think of them as dollar signs. The items you are creating for them are items that they will love and cherish, and hang in their homes for years to come. Take pride in your work. Never compromise quality. If it takes you a bit longer, people will wait”.


I just want to take the time to personally thank Jennifer, for sharing her personal and informative words of advice to us about her beautiful work from “The Rustic Feather”. You can honestly tell a lot about a person through their questionnaire, and I can honestly say Jennifer is a truly humble and kind soul to be around. Hoping to keep in touch in the future! Be sure to check out her Facebook at, “The Rustic Feather”, and check out her items that are present in the stores listed above in Port Dover. Also be sure to follow her Instagram page at “The Rustic Feather”, for beautiful posts that may spark your interest! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post, I hope you learned a lot about the Rustic Feather! Be sure to follow my social media accounts located on my home page for more blogs to come in the near future! Take Care!

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Rustic Decor- Welcome to my home!

Rustic Decor- Welcome to my home!

Hey there beauts ! I hope you all are having a wonderful first day back at school or work! I had only a short half day ... not even a half day .. which was great! I thought for this blog I would show you guys parts of my home now that the decorating is slowly being done! I absolutely love the rustic feeling and love that look in general. I am always on the hunt for new things to add to my home, but I will show you beauts what I have so far and you can let me know what you guys think! Let’s begin!

I absolutely loved these tree lights that I purchased at Walmart a little while ago. I think it gives the home a real rustic feeling and looks great next to my salt lamp! I absolutely love how they look in my home!


My grandma gave me this adorable buggy! How cute is it ?! I am completely obsessed and am probably going to place a plant in there or something ! I keep this on the ground by my fireplace.


I purchased this table from Leon’s a little while ago, love the barn look to it, it really completes the living room! I then added a beautiful center piece that I made up with things I found from different stores.


You can really place whatever you want within the center pieces!


A lot of these pieces I found from Urban Barn.


When it comes to decorating the walls I have my grandma to thank! She put together these beautiful rustic looking pieces for me , with some horse shoes she had lying around ! How amazing do these look?!


I absolutely love using these boxes for holding things such as pictures and candles. I think they look so great lying around, again, you can place whatever you want in them.


I featured this sign in one of my previous blog posts before , and again can thank my grandma for being so talented and artistic! This sign means a great deal to me , and states me and my boyfriends anniversary date on it .  We hung this above the door entry and it looks so cute !


I absolutely love this picture, it screams rustic! We purchased this piece online from society 6 and it looks fantastic in our dining room. It was a little pricier, but I think it’s completely worth it . There’s so much to look at on that site! Highly recommend checking it out!


I got these next two beautiful pictures from the Winona peach festival in one of the craft tents. As soon as I saw it, my heart dropped. I thought the saying was absolutely adorable, it states:

Sit Long , Talk Much

“Sit with me, talk with me 

Share your sorrows and your joys and all your hopes and dreams  and I will share mine with you and we will grow our friendship “


This is by far my favorite sign that I bought at the peach festival. It’s made out of wood and has the saying ” we decided on forever “. This hang above my couch and I love just glancing over at it, makes me happy!


We got this beer opener from Urban Barn , I think it looks super cute in our kitchen! Great rustic touch! 


You guys have probably seen this amazing piece before that we purchased and got custom made on Kijiji ! It looks super cute when you first walk in , and really sets the mood and feel when you walk in our home.


I hope you beauts enjoyed seeing a sneak peak of my home and the rustic feel /vibe I have going on in it ! Let me know what you guys think , be sure to follow my other social media accounts located on my home page for upcoming blogs to come in the near future!

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December/Cozy Christmas Decor 2016

December/Cozy Christmas Decor 2016

Processed with MOLDIVHello my beauts, I hope you all are having a not so shabby Monday! As you all are probably as excited as I am, Christmas is coming soon! I think this is probably the first Christmas where I am really really excited and actually stoked to listen to Christmas music. I remember past Christmases always changing the radio station everytime an annoying Christmas song came on…. oh the good old days. Now when the Trans Siberian Orchestra comes on I crank that shit right up and belt it out.. I mean come on… who wouldn’t? I think I am actually really excited about this Christmas because I finally have my own place that I can decorate and “cozy” it all up as opposed to my parent’s house. That being said, I decked out my apartment building in tons of Christmas decorations even though it has not quite reached December yet! Hey that is okay!  I absolutely love this cold weather and coming home to a cute & cozy house that is all decorated and beautiful! Here are a few of my home decor for December that I decided to share with you beauts! I hope you all enjoy these cute decor!

Candles

Okay okay okay…. candles are life. Nothing else needs to be said. I literally love candles and find them so relaxing no matter what season it is. If you do not have any candles in that home of yours, I highly recommend stopping at your local Bath and Body Works and stocking up on some holiday candles. Bath and Body Works always has amazing deals at this time of year, especially on their holiday scented candles. Walking into this store is literally like heaven for me. I never ever know which candles to purchase, cause all the scents are to die for. I picked up two candles on my last visit at Bath and Body Works. The first was in the scent “Maple Cinnamon Pancakes“…… GUYS. This scent is literally heaven in a container. I am in love with this one and will be purchasing another soon! I also grabbed another candle in the scent “ Hot Coco and Cream“…mmmmmmmmm. If you are a chocolate lover then this candle is deff for you! It literally smells like your sitting in a giant chocolate bar and I love every second of it.

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(How cute is the packaging on these candles though guys!!?)

Soaps

nnnbnbn4 words. That is all that really needs to be said… Bath and Body Works. If you have not stopped by and glanced in this store this holiday season… boy… are you missing out. First of all, I am one to never in my life spend some of my paycheck buying hand soaps.. I would rather buy pounds of makeup than soap haha. I finally decided to change up my ways when I saw the Christmas collection out. I personally love the more foamier soaps that lather in your hands. All of these scents are to die for. I literally look forward to washing my hands every day as sad as that sounds! I think I bought 10 for $35.00 or something along those lines! I also decided to splurge and buy this cute hand soap decoration to place my soaps in. How cute is this reindeer decor? I absolutely love all the sparkles and thought this looked super cute in my bathroom to help spread the Christmas spirit.

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(Literally only $10.00…. don’t mind if I do!)

Socks

Who doesn’t love those big, long comfy socks? Especially if you are lounging around all day or even if you are going out, they always look super cute with holiday outfits. I purchased my holiday socks at Boathouse. I believe it was 3 or $20.00 and you could choose from different pairs.  There are so many different stores that sell these super comfy socks, and I highly recommend purchasing some pairs for this holiday season! I always love showing mine off with my black tights or even my pj shorts on those lazy days.

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Living Room Decor

First of all… let’s just start off by thanking god for a grandmother who loves to make Christmas crafts and decorations. Every year I always look forward to the numerous amounts of crafts that my grandma makes and creates, she is so talented! I always purchase something from her craft show ! This year my grandma surprised me with this beautiful center piece that she had made, and I placed it on display within my living room on my coffee table. I have it turned on right now as I am typing away and honestly it is so relaxing and beautiful! I love putting things on display on my coffee table, as everyone sees it as soon as they walk in. Holiday center pieces really are so gorgeous when it comes to decorating your house and getting into the Christmas spirit. If you are not lucky enough to know someone who makes them, you can always shop at Michaels (more on the pricier side) or any other craft store for beautiful holiday pieces. This is also a gorgeous decoration when guests are coming over for coffee or tea.

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dhbdhfhdThe dollar store is also going to be your best friend when it comes to dolling up your house with holiday decorations… the best part is…. nobody has to know it came from the dollar store! I purchased beautiful sets of fake poinsettias from there, as real ones are poisonous to pets. I grabbed a few different colours such as the traditional red ones, gold and even white ones and placed them all around my house in vases. You literally can not go wrong with fake flowers… I mean… you don’t have to take care of them or water them… you are golden. I also find that fake flowers look so classy when they are all set up on display as well.

 

Also while browsing around at the dollar store, I came across these gorgeous sparkly decor balls and knew exactly what I could use them for. I have seen on Pinterest these decor techniques but always found these balls to be so expensive! Finally I got my hands on some at the dollar store and they look so stunning in my display! I found an old wicker basket at the thrift store a while back and decided to place these balls as well as a few pine cones within the basket. I now have this on display within my bedroom and I must say… these look so so stunning and cozy!

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Another thing that I love about having my own front door is that I can hang my own wreath up! I am so corny I know, but you guys do not know how excited I am about this! I am so blessed that I got to purchase this hand made wreath from my grandma! I literally think it is so gorgeous, and it gets me so excited after a long day at work to come home and open the door to my cozy house. I fell in love with the cute Gingerman within the wreath and knew I had to get my hands on it right away. Again you can find wreaths at your nearest craft store, but they are honestly a must for home owners! They help pull the house altogether for the season.

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Now… you can not forget about that beautiful Christmas tree! Being in an apartment building, we are not allowed to purchase a real Christmas tree for our current home so we had to go with the fake tree this year which is completely fine! We purchased ours from Canadian Tire for around $100 I believe. There was no way in hell we were spending hundreds on a tree.. just no way.  We also bought our ornaments at Canadian Tire as well and decided to go with the gold and silver theme. I absolutely love the package of balls that we had purchased, there was a mixture of matte coloured balls, shimmery ones, big and also little ones. I love the whole mixture of them put together, I feel as though this brought the tree together perfectly. We also placed several ornaments my grandmother had made for us on there too, which are so cute! Just to give you guys a sneak peak at some of her decorations take a look at this little guy…. how cute is he?!

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( I can not deal with this load of cuteness….)

sdhsghdghsThis is our first Christmas tree that my boyfriend and I purchased together and it’s honestly a proud moment for us! When I get home from work right away I plug in my tree and get into some cozy clothes. Our tree makes our home so cozy! They are so fun to decorate too. You can even Pinterest different tree decorating ideas as there are literally a shit ton to choose from. I personally have always loved the gold theme and thought the silver would tie in beautifully with it as well. I love the variety of sparkly decorations to matte. I think this adds so much character and definition to the tree!  We were lucky enough that our lights actually came attached to our tree, and we didn’t have to unwind any! This was honestly a boat load of stress off our backs and was so easy to work with which was fantastic! Also the assembling of the tree was super easy to work with as well. The tree came in 3 different parts, that is it! No 100 pieces which was awesome. I also decided to place one of my other Christmas trees in my makeup room. This one I also received from my grandma a couple years ago. I absolutely love this wooden tree, I think it looks so cozy and classy. I would highly recommend decorating rooms you most likely spend most of your time in. When doing my makeup in the morning for work, I get amped just looking at my tree and right away get into the Christmas spirit.

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One last home Christmas decor that I have for you guys actually was not supposed to be a Christmas decoration but when looking at it, it literally reminds me of Christmas. I got this made for me, but you can find this same craft on Pinterest (god bless)! It is extremely easy to make if you have the patience! This is also a super cute holiday gift idea for those of you who are still looking to buy that special someone something! The date on mine represents my boyfriend and my anniversary but you can write any date of importance to you. I also love the finishing touches of the birds as well as the word “love“. I think this decor is super cute and is also appropriate for showing off on your holiday Christmas display!

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As you can see, there are so many different ideas and decorations that you can use to help spread the Christmas spirit throughout your home. There is nothing better than sitting down after a long day at work, jumping in your jammies, making yourself a nice hot cup of tea and lighting your candles as you are sitting beside your Christmas tree. Embrace the holidays and Christmas spirit!  Be kind to one another and really be thankful for your family and friends this holiday season. Christmas is a time for giving and truly appreciating one another. I hope you beauts enjoyed this December decor/ cozy Chrismas decor blog for today. Be sure to leave comments below on what decorations are your favourite this holiday season! Also be sure to follow my other social media pages for more blogs in the near future!

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New room decor for 2016!

New room decor for 2016!

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Hello my beauts! I hope each and every single one of yous had an amazing time off on your holidays, or made some extra cash working. I apologize that I have been MIA recently, I have been extremely busy going to family events or visiting friends over the holidays, so I have not had any time to blog! Don’t worry though, that does not mean I have not been busy thinking of different blog ideas and topics to write about! I would just like to take the time to thank you to those of you who follow my page, it really does mean a lot and I hope it progresses! For this blog post, I was inspired to write about some new room decor designs and things that I have purchased to display. It can be hard at times to decorate your room, especially if you live in a student house. Personally, I find it extremely difficult to only bring a few things from home to my student house, I just take my whole god damn room. All my friends know this, and I know this… but hey, that’s okay! The only downfall is that it is hard for me to make my room presentable with all my stuff and not look so cluttered.

I recently have become super bored with the attire and decorations that were in my room in my previous blog posts from earlier on, and thought… why not change it up? I mean sure I can rearrange my room a million times, but I personally want to buy new decorations. I have been looking on Pinterest over the past few months, gathering new ideas on different organization techniques and DIYS that I can make. I came across some really cute room decor that I made and purchased, so I thought I would share them with you! My first point that I would like to address is that I am on a tight budget, I am a student so I would rather spend as less as possible to make my room pretty. So, on that note, I found numerous decor that was super extremely cheap and easy to make! One of my all-time favourite decor stores is Home Sense. Even though I have only been in that store probably twice, I still consider it absolutely amazing. If you have not visited this store, I highly recommend it. When you go into the store, it’s literally like walking into paradise. There are so much cute furniture and decorations to look at, it’s insane. I purchased a few things from Home Sense that were all under $20.00.

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Organizers/Holders–  The first item that I purchased at Home Sense was one of the most expensive out of this blog. It was priced at $17.00 but I feel that it is completely worth every penny! I don’t know what it is about me lately but I have been absolutely loving the vintage and gold look. I think it looks super classy and elegant. Once I saw this in the store I knew that it would look so beautiful on my desk! I love the gold and antique finish to it, as well as the amount of storage that it can hold up to. In my jar, I have placed all my morning necessities that I need but did not want to display at my makeup desk.

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Can we all just take a second to look at how cute and beautiful that crystal is for the lid? Look how much storage this little bin can fit!

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Okay enough of me rambling on about this item but you get the picture. It is so elegant and classy!

The next item that I have for you guys is an item that I made myself and it is a very easy DIY to do. I purchased all my items from Value vVllage and all you basically need are three things; a plate/platform, a candlestick holder and some glue. So I was wandering around value village thinking I was going to find nothing because let’s face it…. I hardly ever purchase anything from there! I was looking in the furniture section and came across this wonderful idea. I saw this gold metal plate that was only $2.99 and a candlestick holder that was around $4.00. I wanted to create a platform to hold some of my beauty supplies on my desk and came across this idea on Pinterest. Once you purchased your two items, you can grab a heavy duty glue at your local dollar store and voila!  Simply glue the two items together! Now you have your own personal display stand that looks elegant and expensive but was only under $10.00!

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I loved the idea of the cute bow tied around the bottom as it came along with the candlestick. Feel free to add any personal touches to your display stand! I decided to use mine to display some of my favourite perfume that I recently purchased from Victoria’s Secret. I added some plastic jewels that I purchased from my local dollar store around the perfume just to add a glamorous touch!

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 Fancy Alternative Decorations– These two items that I would like to show you guys I had purchased from two different stores. I have always wanted an “A” letter , because… who doesn’t want their own first letter of their name obviously in case anyone forgets it. I finally found one that looked super classy at Home Sense, and it was only $6.00 which is completely affordable! I also found this super cute box at Walmart which was $20.00 but was worth it to go with my “A”. There were choices of different colours for the box, but I thought white looked best for my room.

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As you can see I store all my extra packages of eyelashes in the box! If you have not done so already, I highly recommend purchasing Elf Eyelashes, and you can grab them at your local dollar store, how crazy is that!? Why go to Sephora and spend $30.00 on a pair of eyelashes when you can get just as good ones at the dollar store?!

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I placed my two makeup brush holders on top of the box and beside it to add some more glam to the look. How cute is that?!

Makeup brush holder– I recently just purchased this big gold cup at Home Sense for only $6.00 and it holds a majority of my brushes. I love the colour and how it matches my gold theme, as well as how big it is.

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As you can see, everything blends nicely together as long as you keep a solid “go to”  colour throughout your entire look.

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 Jewellery Holder– I saw this idea on Pinterest and have been literally searching everywhere for a “cake or cupcake stand”. These work wonders to display any jewelry that you may own and want to keep in a safe place. I found this beautiful one at Value Village believe it or not, the last place I look, and it was only $3.00! Be sure to be open minded when searching for decor for your room, you never know where you may find beautiful things.

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I simply keep this ontop of my desk, and place all my jewelry in and around the two circles!

Pillows–  I have been searching everywhere for nice decorative pillows to place on my bed. Everywhere that I look they are super expensive and not worth the $40.00 for a dinky small pillow. Again, I was browsing in Value Village and came across these two adorable pillows that looked amazing together. I absolutely love the design and colour of them both. And guess what?! I didn’t even have to pay forty, instead they were under $5.00 each. Someone else’s’ trash could be someone’s treasure!

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Well guys, I hope that these new room decor ideas have helped yous out! I personally love the way how everything turned out, and did not have to spend so much money in the process! If you have any questions or suggestions on what you would like to read about then don’t hesitate to comment below! In the mean time, be sure to follow my social media accounts:

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Have a wonderful Wednesday and stay tuned for more blog posts every Wednesday!

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