Hello again! Recently I was stalking through www.blairblogs.com when I came across a post full of some excellent free organization printables that have really helped me! The one I used the most is a task list that helps organize the level of importance that it be completed. I sit down and right one every sunday night as I drink my Sleepytime Tea and not only is it a relaxing and refreshing thing to do, but it really helps me get through the week. I tack it up on the cork board that's next to my door and it is literally my best friend throughout the whole week! There is another task list but it isn't as super organized as this one, and I like the font on this one better. I'm a sucker for good fonts. There are some other printables that help divide up chores if you have roommates, and they're literally amazing. They're also really cute and appealing to use, they make me excited (more so than I am already) to organize my week! Please go print some, and I encourage you to check out Blair and the other bloggers linked in my blogroll! _
Hello! I know I haven't posted in a while, but I am going to be on regularly starting soon. It's that time of the year again! School is starting soon and I have yet to do all of my shopping for clothes and supplies. I'm feeling very giddy and such, and I'm really ready to get back into a routine. I just feel like such a bum, you know? Anyways, the room redo is in full swing, I'm planning a big outing to Ikea (YIPPEE!) on Sunday and I'm so excited. But sad at the same point as my pollopescetarianism prevents me from eating their delicious Swedish meatballs :(
Anywho, here's basically what we're planning the new layout to be:
We have two of the chairs that are going to be in the back left corner, we're selling one and getting an offwhite slipcover for the remaining chair, then adding an orange throw pillow for a cute splash of color. The table next to it, from Rooms to Go, which I also already have, is currently black with white glass in the middle, we're going to paint it green, so this is it right now:
We are getting the desking/shelving unit from Ikea, it is called the Expedit workstation, it's pretty reasonably priced ($119.99) for what it is, and that'll be in white. It looks like this:
I have it pictured in black-brown because the white one is really hard to see. I'm going to keep one of the super cute chairs (probably the orange or the bright blue one) from the table set and keep it as a desk chair, and sell the other three. The floor lamp behind the little table and chair is one I already have, just a very simple floor lamp. We're going to take the mirror off of my dresser and do that jazzy stuff to it to hide the damage (not typing this again, it's in another post somewhere).
There will be a frame wall on the left wall towards the back, and then to the left of the bookshelf that is part of the workstation is where we'll put the dog crates.
We're keeping the same white with black ring duvet cover, but changing the matching pillow cases to something green or orange. I need an orange task lamp for my desk (I have yet to find one that isn't $200 like all the other ones, seriously who pays that much for a lamp???) and a simple table lamp with some orange in it for my bedside table. "A well lit room has three sources of lighting other than the window and the ceiling light." We're going to put in grommet curtains, and hopefully a flushed ceiling fan (very low ceiling). Also I'm finally getting a princess mirror like I have always wanted.
This redo is going
Ok so my new url, which took me a long time to come up with, and very well might change again, will be www.bitsofsavannah.weebly.com Also, some exciting news, on July 5, the blog reached a record 28 views! It doesn't seem like much, but after nothing for about a month, this random spike just made me so happy! Thank you for all of your support!
So we've all heard how "Change is good," but it's always a bit difficult. I've been thinking about converting the blog into something different and more personal for a while now. It's getting hard to find projects that haven't been done before, and with things like Pinterest, everything has already been seen and done. So, keeping the spirit of the blog in mind, I have decided to keep the DIY tab, but change the blog into something more broad spectrum. A place where anyone can go and enjoy. The DIY tab will be frequently updated, but more will be added, and I'm hoping to expand. I will post soon about a new URL, so you don't lose me. Thank you to anyone who has stuck with me and read any of these posts. You are very appreciated.
Hi there! Long time no blog.. Wow that shouldn't have been typed.. Anyways, I have some awesome news! We had an interior decorator come to our house today for the kitchen, and he looked at my room and I'm getting a big workspace think along one wall! It's going to go over the dog crates and we'll cover them with cute curtains, and it'll have shelves and cubbies and I am so excited! I'll definitely be way more active as far as DIY and such goes when we finish this. Also, I am getting a princess mirror!!!! I've wanted one for too long and I feel like I'm acting like a little girl but it's so cute! We're completely changing the layout and introducing a second color in small hits (right now its turquoise, black, and white) and it's going to look so amazing! I am just super excited and felt the need to share. xx
I am currently spending the week with family up in Kentucky, so I may not be posting much right now. I'm thinking about either changing this blog or just starting a second one. I'm trying to find new DIY's that haven't been overdone, but it's so hard! I know this entry may be empty and pointless, but I just felt like I needed to update. OH! Has anyone checked out www.uncommongoods.com? I got my dad a hummingbird feeder for father's day off of there, and I'll definitely be going back for his birthday presents, and I've already picked what I want to get my mom for her birthday! It is literally my favorite new site! They have everything. Does anyone else really like Pinterest? That's where I got my start in all things DIY. Okay I'm rambling, bye! xx
Ok, so, like many other girls my age, my bedroom isn't the cleanest. But, unlike many other girls my age, my room is massive. I have the bonus room in my house, which is right over the garage, so I have the largest room in the house. I am actually in the process of organizing and decorating my room/bathroom. The bathroom is separate, so unfortunately I have to walk through the cold hardwood floors every morning to get to it, but whatever. I'm really excited to share about my bathroom, I'll put a post up soon about it in the DIY section. I went on a big spree at the Container Store, which was the highlight of my week, and actually finished the bathroom yesterday. My countertop storage is quite minimalistic, which is unlike me, but I actually like it. Expect photos and such soon! But my room is a much bigger project. I have a closet, a walk-in (but thankfully my mother has claimed that for her own storage so I don't need to worry about it, and other than that it's just a large open space. I have actually started using my closet for clothing storage more than my dresser, but I still use both quite a bit. My walls are very bright blue, and my furniture is black. The bed set I have, which I quite like, is white with large black rings on it. Very simple. We are actually having an interior designer coming to help me with layout and I might introduce another color to the room. Also, if I chip in, I might be able to get one of my walls done with bead board, which would be amazing. I like to think of my style as a mix between contemporary and modern, with an eclectic twist. But I do also like beachy and southern type style. It just depends. I change my mind quite frequently about these things, so I'm hoping to find something that I can stick to liking. But one thing that I refuse to get rid of is my lanterns, because I just love them. That reminds me, I was thinking about buying a big hanging lantern to use as my light instead of those basic lights with a bowl type cover thing.
So I finally made some changes to the site, I'm still not too sure, but they're better than the old name, and they'll do for now. I just wanted to say thank you to anyone who has viewed the site, it means so much to me, and you are why I have stuck with this. Regarding the new title, I can't promise daily updates, they would be more at night (for my time) but I do have a lot of stuff to do right now. I've been doing a lot of volunteering at my YMCA, and also a bird rescue place that we board my parrot at, so I help make toys and stuff there and it's super awesome. But, I will try to make regular posts, and the only thing I ask of you is to give me feedback, and some good old fashioned constructive criticism. xx
Hi everyone! So, long time no see! There's a funny story behind this. I guess I should share. So, I was with a friend, and I was on my laptop, and I was being annoying. Singing and making noise and such, so, she threw her mouse at me (the one that goes with her laptop, not a real mouse hehe), and I ducked, but my laptop was not so lucky! Sam (may he rest in peace) got the lower left portion of his screen cracked! So the whole left side of the screen didn't work. So, after several weeks of researching new laptops and such, I finally saved enough money to buy myself a brand spankin' new HP Envy!!! I will try to start posting more again, and sorry (to anyone who actually cares) about the little gap. Thanks for reading, I'll see you soon! xx
Ahhh! I am so excited!! I finally set up a blog, and I really hope to stick with it! Luckily, there is no way that I have found to track followers on here, so maybe I won't see that no one has noticed my little blog's existence and I'll just be here, little me, chillin' with my blog. Anyways, I plan to write about funny things that have happened, stuff I want to do, have done, and am doing, and also just stuff that I've learned over my years of life. Not to get too mushy on our first date, but, I'm really hoping that this will help me with my social anxiety issues. I know, who would think that spending even more time on the internet would help with social skills? But hopefully by opening up to the world, I can change myself, and maybe even someone else, for the better.