It's been awhile since my last post, life happened and I took a little break from blogging. But I am back and I thought I'd start things off with a sneak peek of my new apartment. I moved into my own space at the beginning of June, with just my bedroom furniture and a few dishes. Slowly over the last few months I have acquired furniture and furnishings (a big thanks to my parents) and made this space my own. The bedroom and kitchen still need a little work, so I'll save that part of the tour for another day.
The main part of my space is open concept, you start in the living room and that leads into the dining/eat-in kitchen. I knew when I first toured the apartment, that if I moved in I would want a sectional. I felt like it would really help define the living area. I also knew I wanted to put my desk off the back, so I'd be able to have a little work station. For me a couch needs to be deep set and extremely comfortable. This particular sectional met all of my expectations and after being marked down over 50%, I knew it was the one for me.
The chair, book shelf and little table were from my previous bedroom. We gave the chair a little face lift, by applying a couple coats of grey paint and a nice faux hide fabric to the cushion. A few little tweaks was just what it needed for it to fit in perfectly with my new decor. I decided to fill up the bare walls with a collection of personal photographs and quotable prints. I've been so blessed to be able to travel all over the world and I wanted to feature images from some of my favorite places.
One thing that I knew I wanted to include was translucent items. Because the space is smaller, it helps that my desk chair is see-through, it doesn't obstruct your view when looking into each space. I like my little tray as well because it keeps things organized and in place without chopping up the surface area of my desk.
The cow hide rug is from my previous bedroom, when I first walked through the space I visualized it under the kitchen table and I was so happy when it ended up working out. I got the table on sale from Target, it was seriously a steal at 75% off. The chairs are from Ikea. I originally had the white version of my desk chair in mind, but they were $70 a piece. Not really in the budget. So, I wandered through Ikea and found these guys, they had a similar look but they were only $15 a piece. I love the contrast between the white chairs and the texture of the cow hide and the steel and wood table.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my space. I am so happy with how it has turned out so far. It is a true reflection of my style and I absolutely love coming home to it every night.
What can I say about my momma... She is a constant source of love and encouragement in my life. She can make me laugh so hard I can't breathe just by driving in the car with me, she is an incredibly funny/fearless dancer, she is always willing to give more, do more, love more. She has played the role of my comforter, friend and sounding board. She is irreplaceable!
Love you Mom!
Labels: mother's day
I have a lot of coarse, thick, curly hair, and my scalp tends to run on the dry side. This has always been my nemesis, it's a horribly frustrating thing to have to deal with but it is a reality. I've found a few products that work really well for me but I recently ran out of them and I was in desperate need of a solution. This led me to google and there I found a few tips on at home scalp treatments. I didn't have ingredients that matched perfectly so I modified to suit my needs. I have to say I was very impressed with the result. After leaving it on for 30min and then washing it out of my hair, I could instantly see and feel a difference.
This treatment is incredibly easy. It has a limited number of ingredients and it truly has given me such great results.
Step One - Mix Ingredients
4 tablespoons softened coconut oil, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon sugar
Step Two - Brush Your Scalp
Most sites suggested a scalp treatment bristle brush, in nylon or natural either will work. As you can see from the above pic, I didn't have the right tools, so I had a make it work moment and used my tangle teaser. The point of brushing your scalp is to stimulate blood circulation and loosen any dry skin.
Step Three - Paint on the Treatment Mixture
I separated my hair into sections, starting at the top and moving my way down my head and around the back. I didn't have a snazzy color applicator tool, so I used an actual paint brush. I felt it did a decent job and it required no spending. Which is a check in the pro column, in my book.
Step Four - Massage & Let it Set
Once you've painted on the treatment, rub it in with your fingertips in a circular motion all over your scalp. If you have a spouse or significant other, or just a friend that is willing... this portion can be really luxurious if someone else does the massage. Let it set for 20-40min.
Step Five - Rinse, Wash & Style
You are ready to go.
I'd love to hear if any of you try this at home, or if you have some great at home remedy's you think I should try. Let me know in the comment section!