Home Styling: Be faithful To Your Own Taste, Because Nothing You Really Like Is Ever Out Of Style.

Happy New Year my darlings, I could try to say it out loud jumping around on a trampoline or bouncing off walls but sadly that's not the case, The fight continues, the fight for the world to heal, for us to beat "Covid", for people to spread love and not hate, but above all else, we must first be grateful to even be alive today and try to be strong and optimistic, We must hope for a better future.

The past year took a lot of our energy, It put us through so much, I lost three people last year and it really got me down, but they won't want me to wallow in sadness or sluggishness, I have to try to be strong and positive for my loved ones. One thing that helps me stay focused and achieve Inner peace is (Meditation), I cut ties with a lot of toxic energies, and I distanced myself from anyone and anything that would trigger me, the way the world is today, the best therapy advice is (Minding your own business), looking after yourself because when you are happy, you can make sure others around you are happy because Happiness starts with you.

One thing that helps me cope is looking at beautiful and inspirational pictures, and pages, and putting my creativity to good use, I also do a lot of deep cleansing and deep thinking on which way forward, the picture below is a canvas I customized a few years ago and it still helps lift my mood, Helps me appreciate the beauty around me, helps me enjoy & Value the little things.

There is so much emotion behind this picture - Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time, but this time "I found myself". You have to focus on only things you love during this period, you have to do all you can to stay happy, positive, strong, focused, and optimistic even though things in the world and around you will try to trigger you, once your mental health is in good shape you will bounce back easily.
When it comes to managing stress and preventing feeling overwhelmed with unexplainable feelings, we often overlook one of the simplest and best strategies and that's to make your home more peaceful. You must know that your home matters, It's your safe haven and your life revolves around it. This is why it’s so important to make your home your sanctuary and surround it with beautiful objects and vibes.
When you pay attention to your home and surrounding you will notice these things - Improved mood and positive attitude, less stress and more peace, Better focus and less distraction, More peace amongst family members, Greater opportunities for hospitality, Increased contentment and happiness.
Your home is incredibly personal. It should reflect who YOU are and your personal style. To make your home more peaceful you have to use decor and color schemes that make you feel the most comfortable at home, I have always mentioned the fact that you want to feel relaxed and happy to be there. When you walk into your home, you want to feel like it’s a breath of fresh air.
The items in your home should have a purpose or they quickly become clutter. Clutter has an effect on everyone. The flat surfaces in our homes tend to accumulate clutter quickly. Make it a habit to De-Clutter frequently, it keeps the home looking peaceful, calm and Lovely.
Clutter is often in the same sentence as feng shui, but we’d say that feng shui is less about de-cluttering and more about creating space. Feng Shui is the process of organising your environment to attract optimal success. Always keep in mind that the strongest factor of your Feng Shui is you, Feng Shui is all about the subconscious interaction between planetary and mental energies.
When we throw out the physical clutter, we clear our minds. When we throw out the mental clutter, we clear our souls.
“As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings.” – Dalai Lama
Our homes are where we can showcase our creativity, feed our family, foster better bonds with family members and friends, and relax from the chaos of the world. It;'s where we start and end our days, and creating a peaceful home will ensure a happier life. While putting together a more peaceful and positive home might take some time to identify the things you will have to incorporate in your home to provide a more tranquil environment, the benefits will be worth the time you take to decide the right decors for your home and surrounding.
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Lifestyle: How To Maintain A Tranquil and Peaceful Vibe Around You.

It has been a little while since I last wrote anything. I guess I am not one of those bloggers who just write for the sake of writing; instead, I like to give everything I do careful consideration and gather all relevant information before I write a post. I wait for inspiration before writing a post, and if it doesn't strike, I put my attention on other tasks until I do.
How To Maintain A Tranquil and Peaceful Vibe Around You.
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Bedroom Vanity Essentials: Tips On How To Create The Perfect Vanity Vibe In Your Bedroom.

How frequently have you imagined the ideal vanity? You've probably spent a good deal of time in a crowded, disorganized lavatory. You search in vain for your favorite skin cream as your makeup is dispersed all over the place. Why not reward yourself with the ideal vanity space you have always wanted?
Daily Essentials

Lifestyle: Reasons Why Protecting Your Energy And Aura Is Very Crucial.

There is so much negativity going on and it becomes draining because while dealing with these happenings in the world you also have to deal with people I like to call "Energy Vampires".
Who are Energy Vampires?
Energy vampires are emotionally immature individuals who have the sense that the whole world revolves around them. They are almost incapable of seeing things from another person's perspective. They often lack empathy, they drain the life out of you and leave you feeling like an empty shell afterwards.

Interior Decorating : My DIY Cabinet Project

I love taking time off social media often, especially to detox and spend my time doing things that make me feel good like "Creativity". As we all try to adjust to our new normal we must not forget to take time out to recuperate, we must never let the negativity of the world stop us from doing the things we love.

Lifestyle : How Well Do You Spend Your Time? How You Spend Your Time Is How You Spend Your Life.

I have learned that Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Sometimes it baffles me when I look around me and see people waste precious time on things that don't matter, on things that won't serve them well but I feel people will learn the true meaning of life in their own time and in their own way.
I have learned that Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Sometimes it baffles me when I look around me and see people waste precious time on things that don't matter, on things that won't serve them well but I feel people will learn the true meaning of life in their own time and in their own way.

Interior Styling: My Bedroom Makeover With A Touch Of Monochrome.

A good interior design improves a space by making it better suited to its purpose. For example, if you’re designing a bedroom you will make decisions that lead to it being more relaxing. You want to design your bedroom in a welcoming way so that when you return home from a long and stressful day out, your bedroom awaits you with a warm and beautiful hug. I believe the bedroom is the most important part of the home because it's where you lay your head to rest at night, I know most people will say it's the kitchen and for that, I agree to an extent, however you don't sleep in the kitchen so I think in this situation the bedroom still takes the crown.

How To Feng Shui Your Home: Learn How To Attract Positive Energy Into Your Home With These Tips.

It's during times like this one must take good care of themselves and surroundings. We are all restricted on a lot lately and the last thing you need is to be stuck in a home that feels negative and toxic, this is a topic I tend to talk about a lot lately especially because we are all having to be at home more.
 Our homes should be a place we love, where we enjoy waking up and coming back home to. If you want to breathe more life into your living space by creating a happy, healthy and welcoming environment, then there's no better place to start than with the principles of feng shui, and in a nutshell, Its principles maintain that we live in harmony with our environment.
Homes are a reflection of those that live in it. If any part is missing, neglected or has negative energy then this is reflected in the life of its occupant. We have to take care of our homes the same way we take care of ourselves. Your home can drastically affect your mood. When we're seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and tasting things we like, we feel good and healthy, but when we're surrounded by things that are aesthetically displeasing or trigger painful memories, we feel bad. I am here to tell you that it's possible to bring more positivity into your life simply by rearranging your living space.
Ensure that furniture for the living room is in proportion to space. Do not block any doors with furniture and position the main sofa against a wall this sets the tone for the other aspects of the living room. Additional Tip-  To activate wealth energy in your home, place a lamp in the corner of the room (diagonally opposite the room door), there are certain plants that help attract positive energy and abundance into the home, I will do a post on this soon.
Use Essential Oils
Essential oils are one of my all-time favourite ways to increase positive energy in any space.
Essential oils are used for many things including- reducing stress, boosting mood, alleviating anxiety and depression, increasing focus and concentration, and promoting peaceful sleep. I would recommend using a diffuser as this will add that extra push the oil needs to exude beautiful fragrance around your home, I use diffusers in every corner of my home and sometimes I add my homemade oils to attract a very powerful and positive vibe into my home. 
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Love and Happiness Oil (Made By Me On Req)
However here are five oils that I recommend and their uses:
Lavender soothes and calms you. It promotes a sense of well-being and reduces stress.
Sweet orange supports a positive mood. It’s a very uplifting oil that also inspires creativity.
Ylang Ylang calms and relaxes you. It can help reduce feelings of anger.
Bergamont alleviates anxiety, fatigue, and stress.
Frankincense promotes focus and concentration. It also helps balance emotions.
These are only some of the many essential oils that can bring positive energy and peace to your home, there are many more oils out there with different uses, experiment to figure out which ones work best for you.
Declutter Your Surrounding 
Clutter is stressful. I can’t stand seeing piles of stuff everywhere, and I definitely cannot function on a messy desk. However, I know it’s easy to let things pile up around the house, especially during the week when you’re tired after work and all, So, use this period to start decluttering your home and get rid of things you don’t need. You’ll probably be surprised by how much you can eliminate to help organize your living space.
A clean, clutter-free space will provide you with a sense of peace and calm. It’ll help ease your mind because you won’t constantly look around thinking about how you “need to clean that up” or “need to organize that.”
Home Decor
Decorate your home with things that make you happy. Wall decorations with cute sayings like “Live, Laugh, Love,” “Live Your Dream,” or other inspiring quotes add positive vibes to any room. Decorate your home using your favourite Colours. Colour is a powerful influencer, and the way we feel when we see a colour we dislike can affect us physically and emotionally, We may suddenly feel exhausted, anxious, or angry and have no idea what is causing this, but unbeknownst to you, it might be a colour in your surrounding that is triggering these feelings, you may have known you hated a colour but didn’t realize the colour was actually adding to your anxiety, this is something that also happened to me a while back that is why I have always loved the colour white as it represents (Pure, Bright, Protection, Healing, Positivity) and all my walls are painted in White.
On the flip side, putting up art, decorations and furniture that are your favourite colour or complementary colours can keep you feeling positive.
Lastly, Make Your Bed
Growing up I am sure your parents annoyed you when they nagged you about tidying up your room/bed/wardrobe etc, but a well-made bed really can help you feel ready to start your day and go to sleep peacefully at night,  having an organized environment sets the tone for the day.
Give it a try today, you’ll be amazed at its power, especially when you walk into the bedroom at the end of the day, and it looks inviting and comfy. You just can’t wait to jump into bed at night and get a good night’s sleep.
I do hope these tips have been helpful in some way, please leave comments below on how you attract positive energy into your own home and also check out my next post below.


Interior Living: Use Feng Shui in Your Home To Boost The Positive Energy.

Take a good look at your daily path through your home. Yes! I am saying you should literally look at the physical path you walk as you move through your home. From when you wake up and arise from bed, then to the bathroom, and so on as you head out the door. Then from when you get home, make dinner, and end back in bed. Make sure there is a free flow of energy.

Interior Styling: Simple Ways To Style Your Home And Create Beautiful Vibes Around You.

The easiest way to create a designer look in your home is to add personality using home accessories- for example- Vases, Figures, Coffeetable books, Unique Luxury Items. The great thing I love about accessories like these is that you can change them with the seasons.
When styling your home, It's always good to mix textures and materials in your home to create depth and contrast, and when it comes to colour, be mindful of the shades you use if you want to achieve that high-end look. For Example - If you like magenta, add a pop of the colour here and there, don't paint the whole house with it, when you overdo it your home ends up looking a mess, but the home should feel comfortable, loving and welcoming, so always keep that fact in mind when styling your home. Another thing I love to see in the home is "Mirrors". Mirrors make a huge difference when styling the home. Brighten and amplify the light in a room with mirrors on walls opposing light sources. I love mirrors because they double the visual square footage of any room. Hang a series of three or four mirrors opposite a window to reflect the incoming light as well as the view. When it comes to updating your interiors, place a mirror on your largest wall to reflect as much light as possible back into the room, I love looking at mirrors in the home but not for vanity reasons, but to remind myself to be grateful and to live life in the moment while enjoying the little things. Adding a touch of luxury to each room is my number one tip when it comes to getting that designer look. Glitters and metallics add a little bling and work well in smaller rooms as features will reflect off them, giving the illusion of a bigger space. Don't forget to play around with lights, candles, fairy lights, Lamps etc, I love using these once in a while because they help set the right mood, add dimmers on all of your lights. Bright isn’t always right. Lightings like - table lamps, chandeliers, candles, battery-powered lights ― bring a lot of style into a room!  I am very spiritual so I like to meditate a lot or just sit and admire the stars at night, and When I am unable to do this, I create a magical environment in my bedroom or study room. I love how lights and lamps make the room glow, you would feel like you are in another dimension, just forgetting about the worries and spending time in the moment is the best feeling, It's not normally easy especially during this period , but we must try to do everything to stay sane. Lastly,  Remember  "Less Is More". The term "less is more" means that having less of something makes a stronger and more enjoyable experience in the home. Strong colours and patterns, though sometimes amazing but can create a better effect when used sparingly in interior design, than when people cramp things up together in one place. The same rule also applies for mixing styles of furniture. I am always happy to read or hear your opinions and tips either via Email or In the Comment Section. Don't forget to share, Have a lovely week ahead.


Lifestyle: Are You Doing What Makes You Happy and Feel Good Inside Out?

It has been a while since I blogged, I had to take a break from social media for a little bit to detox, once in a while I always recommend a detox from social media and apps because it can become overwhelming and distract you from what is important. Today I want to quickly discuss the importance of doing what makes you "Happy", this is something most of us take for granted, we often leave ourselves and feelings behind while doing everything for everyone else and we forget that to make others happy = we have to be happy.

I like to brew a good relaxing tea to start with like "Chamomile" tea, It promotes good sleep trust me, Chamomile tea relaxes nerves and soothes the nervous system, therefore helping you sleep better. It lacks the addition of caffeine and is best consumed before sleeping, but as an added benefit, it also reduces stress, boosts immunity, reduces muscle pain and spasm, gives you clear skin.
Detox Your Skin and Body :
Detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health through a range of methods including yoga, meditation and more. 
It also gives you a glow up, detox helps you radiate a wonderful energy through your skin and aura. It's not easy but start from somewhere, remember you are what you eat too.
Even while trying to detox and cleanse, staying happy is very important, if you do all these and you are still bitter inside then it doesn't work, Lately a lot has happened in the world that can easily get you down, but know that there is a reason for everything that happens.
Ways to stay happy even during these tough and hard times:

1) Be with others who make you smile. we are happiest when we are around those who are also happy. Stick with those who are joyful and let it rub off on you, avoid negative people with negative attitude, sometimes when people see others happy they do their best to dampen your spirit, so if you know anyone like this, stay clear of them.

2) Accept the good. Look at your life and take stock of what’s working, and don’t push away something just because it isn’t perfect. When good things happen, even the very little ones, let them in and be grateful, when we put out good vibes into the world and universe ,good things come back to us, sometimes many of us don't notice it but it comes back, but if you put out negativity , negative things happen around us.
3)Do things you love. Maybe you can’t skydive every day or take vacations especially due to this pandemic, but as long as you get to do the things you love every once in a while, you will find greater happiness.

4) Push yourself, not others. It’s easy to feel that someone else is responsible for your fulfillment, but the reality is that it is really your charge. Once you realize that, you have the power to get where you want to go. Stop blaming others or the world, and you’ll find your answers much sooner.

5)Be open to change. Even if it doesn’t feel good, change is the one thing you can count on. Change will happen, so make contingency plans and emotionally shore yourself up for the experience.
6) Bask in the simple pleasures. Those who love you, treasured memories, silly jokes, warm days, and starry nights—these are the ties that bind and the gifts that keep on giving, sometimes sit up at night and talk about funny memories and experiences, believe me this will help you forget or push aside those sad thoughts that tend to creep in every now and again.
I hope these few tips have been helpful in some way, send me an email with tips on any topic you would like me to write about. Have a blessed day.


Interior Decorating : DIY Projects Can Be Very Therapeutic.

I love taking time off social media often especially to detox and spend my time doing things that make me feel good like "Creativity". As we all try to adjust to our new normal we must not forget to take time out to recuperate, we must never let the negativity of the world stop us from doing the things we love.

Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment, everything you can imagine is real so 'Stay Creative".✂️
So two weeks ago I found a cupboard I put aside in my storage, I remember doing so because it was too plain and you all know I am a human magpie, I decided to dazzle it up with some acrylic decors I had and here is the result below.
I had to get rid of those silver knobs first and wanted something different and bespoke.
Then I fetched my acrylic designs and added to the doors, I also changed the knobs.
And below is the final result, the main purpose for this post is to tell you not to think you can't surround yourself or your home with beautiful things, whatever you can imagine in this life can become a reality (Visualisation is Realisation), so get out those forgotten DIY projects/tools and do something with them today - trust me you will feel good about yourself.