Easy Ways To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Haven

Easy Ways To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Haven

Are you dreaming of having a peaceful space in your home where you’ll be able to unwind and relax in complete peace and quiet? Now, you can transform your very own bathroom into your own home spa so that you can enjoy a relaxing haven at any time of the day or night should you happen to be in need of solace!

It might be difficult to imagine how your bathroom could become a spa, however with a few simple changes, you’ll be surprised at the difference you can make. Simply by removing the clutter, making some space, upgrading some appliances and adding some decorative touches, it’s simple to achieve an affordable and effortlessly stylish spa-like environment.

Here are our top tips to get you started with your home spa project:

Decluttering Your Space

The very first thing to do is to declutter your bathroom. You can’t relax and unwind fully in a cluttered and messy space. If you’ve got makeup, hair products and toiletries all over your bathroom, it’s time to get rid of it all. Some wicker baskets or storage racks can make a big difference to the feel of your space, ensuring that all your essentials remain close at hand without disturbing the zen-like environment of your room.

Don’t have enough storage? No problem! Think about ways of displaying and organizing items that are more spa-like. Clear glass mason jars are perfect for storing your cotton balls on a countertop for example. Wicker baskets filled with towels beside the bathtub and a tray on your toilet cistern to hold lotions and soap will help you store items away in a stylish and visually appealing way.

Unique DIY Ideas: Beautiful and easy bathroom shelves. using wicker baskets
Source: Pinterest Unique DIY Ideas: Beautiful and easy bathroom shelves. using wicker baskets

Choose The Right Colors

A spa always benefits from soothing and neutral shades that won’t interfere with the calming environment. Beige, blue and white are all good choices for a more welcoming environment. If you opt for colorful and bold accessories and accents, the spa-like atmosphere will be destroyed.

Using blue in a coastal bathroom
Source: Pinterest Using blue in a coastal bathroom

Choose The Right Shower Head

A massaging shower head is a great addition to any spa-like bathroom. This is an especially important addition if you don’t have a bathtub since it will help you to unwind without needing to soak in the suds. Choose a luxurious fitting with several different settings but a suitably user-friendly and simple design. Waterfall showers are always a good choice, with options for high pressure and the ability to hold it in your hand to for more directed and targeted massage functionality.

Add A Touch Of Nature

Nature is an essential element in any spa, so incorporate some flowers and plants into the bathroom environment to make it healthier and to add more life into space. Indoor pot plants are an effective and simple way of turning your bathroom into a setting which is a lot more tranquil and comfortable. Fill up a vase with some fresh flowers, hang potted plants from your ceiling or add some trailing plants to the windowsill or countertops to add more natural elements to space.

Choosing plants for the bathroom
Source Pinterest: Choosing plants for the bathroom

New Textiles

A fluffy bath mat is perfect for resting your feet on when you get out of the tub or shower, and having some luxurious towels that you can wrap yourself up in will make a much more spa-like environment. Throw out all your old textiles and upgrade to some fresh new ones. Think about buying a towel warmer too – this will give you the extra luxury of heated towels right to hand when you need them.

Add A Calming Aroma

Aromatherapy is the final touch for any home spa. Scents evoke emotions, relieve stress and boost relaxation using essential oils, scented lotions, soaps and scented candles to set a relaxing mood. Lavender, vanilla, and jasmine are all ideal for promoting calm and peace.

Follow these top tips and you’ll find that each one is a great addition to your bathroom, creating a more relaxing and luxurious setting. You’ll never need to splash out on a spa day again with your very own home spa in the comfort of your bathroom! You won’t be able to wait to jump in the shower or tub!

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Forget Hobby Lobby: Home Projects You Can Do Yourself

DIY activities, projects, and home improvements are rapidly becoming a craze throughout the United States, which is great news for creative homeowners but also big box craft stores that stock and sell the desired materials to complete a project. Unfortunately, many DIY projects seem to rely too much on making items that aren’t really necessary. After all, how many mason jar candles can a person truly have? And if you want something truly different, it often feels like the only option is to go to Hobby Lobby.Forgot Hobby Lobby Home Projects You Can Do Yourself

Sometimes it feels like Hobby Lobby has a monopoly on individuals because it sells all sorts of decorations and craft projects for easy decoration. What are you supposed to do if you want to make a major creative change but don’t need more stuff? Well, forget Hobby Lobby because here are some home DIY projects you can actually do yourself that take up little space, spruce up an entire home, and can even improve the value and attractiveness of a house.

Install Wall Hooks

 An easy DIY project that spruces up a home and creates more space is to install wall hooks or a wall-hanging coat rack to keep clothes, hats, and other items off the floor. Hooks and hangers can be bought from any regular store or made yourself through a little bit of creative metal or woodworking.

All you need to do to hang a wall hook is to find a good place and make sure there are no joists behind the desired spot on the wall. Then, installation is as easy as screwy the hook into the wall. These simple devices will reduce clutter and ensure you have more floor or closet space for other items like shoes, carpets, and maybe even a bookshelf.

Faux Flooring

Faux flooring is a major hit in modern interior decorating because it can be placed in a day, is easy to clean, and can then be removed without tearing up a room. Some of the most popular flooring types are laminate, fake tile, and floating wood. Laminate is easy to place like stickers since all you have to do is remove the paper on the back and lay down boards or tiles with the sticky side facing down. Fake tile, meanwhile, can come in one long sheet that you cut to accommodate a room and then place. Floating wood, meanwhile, is a series of boards that interlock with one another like a puzzle, forming an attractive floor with little work.

These DIY projects can take as little as a day and can be removed as easily as they were placed if you want to redecorate once again.

Sand and Smooth Wood

If you unfinished or untreated wooden furniture, door frames, or cabinets, then you know splinters and breakage can be a problem. As a DIY project, consider investing in a planer to smooth out edges and prevent further damage. Furniture and frames can then be sealed, painted, and decorated in a new style to match your creative whims. This is a beneficial DIY project because it improves safety, the appearance of the home, and can also raise the house’s value since it is more modern.

Splash the Paint

One final, popular DIY project is to bring out the paint. You don’t need more mass-produced decorations to make your home warm and inviting. Add splashes and pops of color throughout your home by painting the splash guard behind sinks and stoves, recoloring the door and window frames, or even just adding a new color to a well-used room.

You can even make your own art to hang instead of buying something from the store, which adds an individual touch to any room. If you have children, consider having them make a unique painting using their hands and feet, or just allow them to go creative. Over time, it can become a treasured or prized family heirloom.

Conclusion

DIY doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, and it doesn’t mean you need to fill your home with unnecessary physical decorations. If you want to make a major change but have little time, space, or money, consider doing one of these four projects without needing a visit to Hobby Lobby for unnecessary decorations!
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Something Old Is Something New

Something Old is Something NewWelcome to all bloggers that want to boost your blogs by getting out old posts/stories shared again. Everyone seems to be enjoying the opportunity to share those dust posts that your blog has archived, gone off the screen buried unless you clean them up, refresh with a new message in your post and new pictures and banners.  Then they’re ready for sharing on our “Something Old Is Something New” Linkup!

By resharing old blog posts, a seasoned blog post can generate organic traffic. And chances are if a new blogger happens to stumble on your blog they haven’t seen the other 99% of your content. According to Neil Patel, it makes sense to make the most out of a “seasoned post“. But don’t take my word for it, read here Bring Old Blog Posts Back to Life: 5 Strategies that Work So with that let’s get busy and share those “OLD” posts. This week I have put them in order of the oldest starting back in 2017.

Bloggers are some of the most creative, imaginative and talented women and sometimes men. Whether you bake, sew, create crafts, recycle, upcycle or make home improvements, renovations, write about blogging, saving money, health, dieting,  how you built a business, or sharing an idea from an old post, this is going to be a great way to share those buried stories, archived stories!!

I love helping bloggers and promoting them, that’s why I came up with this event. I hope you will support the event each week, signup for early notifications and other upcoming announcements!

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But if you are new this week or missed my first post about this event, check it out, I have added updates, tips and hints on what we are about to accomplish here, if you did not read the Announcement there are lots of tips to get started.

Watch for my series of articles on “Reviving Old Blog Posts”. There will be information and where to start and using old posts to improve your blog’s stats in search engines.  How to turn old posts into traffic, subscriber and money generating machines. Watch for it. be sure to signup so you do not miss this opportunity. 

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 8 Tips for The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Party Guide

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8 Tips for The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Party GuideSpring has finally sprung, and you know what that means, right?

It’s almost time to throw your first BBQ party of the season. After a long winter stuck inside, there’s nothing better than spending a day outside grilling and chilling with some of your closest friends and family.

Before you host a backyard barbecue, though, it’s important to plan out each and every aspect of it. It’ll ensure that everyone has a great time when they show up at your house ready to eat.

Here is the ultimate backyard BBQ party guide.

Buy the Right Grill

Do you already have a grill in your backyard that you absolutely love?

If so, you don’t need to worry about buying another one. But if your grill has seen better days or if it’s just not large enough to cook food for everyone at your BBQ party, it’s time to upgrade.

Whether you want to go with a gas grill or a charcoal grill, there are plenty of amazing grills out there for those who enjoy holding backyard barbecues. Pick up one that you like and spend a few nights cooking on it before your big party to get the hang of it.

Pick Up More Than Enough Food

You can buy the best grill in the world for your BBQ party. But if you don’t have the best foods to cook on it, it won’t do you much good.

There are so many different options that you can pick up for your party. Consider going with a wide selection that includes:

  • Hamburgers
  • Hot dogs
  • Steaks
  • BBQ Ribs
  • Chicken thighs
  • Sausages

This guide breaks down how to buy the best beef cuts for a BBQ. Consult it early and often before heading down to the butcher to pick up meats.

Don’t forget to buy some options for those who don’t eat meat, too! There are lots of delicious veggie burgers that would be an ideal choice for the vegetarians in your life.

Ask Guests to Bring Sides

Under normal circumstances, you might feel guilty about asking guests to bring sides to a party at your home. You’re the host, after all, so you don’t want to burden guests with having to bring anything.

But that all goes out the window when you’re throwing a BBQ party. Most guests are more than happy to bring along a special side that they make specifically for backyard barbecues.

Ask guests to bring sides like:

  • Potato salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Pasta salad
  • Baked beans
  • Cornbread

You might also want to ask one of your guests to spring for rolls for hamburgers and hot dogs, too. This will guarantee that your party has more than enough food for everyone to enjoy.

Fill Up Coolers for Adults and Kids

Once you’re confident that you have the food for your BBQ party covered, move on to drinks. This is another thing that you can ask your guests to help out with if you want.

Fill up at least one large cooler with beverages for adults. Offer a nice selection of beer, wine, and hard alcohol for those who want to make themselves a cocktail.

Fill up one large cooler with beverages for kids as well. Provide soft drinks, boxed juices, and other non-alcoholic options.

Consider setting up a third large cooler filled with bottled water, too. This will keep everyone at your party hydrated throughout the day and night.

Set Up Fun Games

You obviously can’t have a BBQ without food and drinks. But you also can’t have one without BBQ games. They’ll keep everyone occupied and entertained.

Take a look at a few games that you should think about setting up throughout your backyard space:

  • Cornhole
  • Egg race
  • Bocce ball
  • Giant Jenga
  • Potato sack race

Adults and kids alike will have a blast while taking part in the BBQ games that you provide.

Crank Up the Tunes

Playing music at a BBQ party used to consist of plugging a radio in and letting it do its job. But you can do better than that in 2019!

If you have a lot of extra time on your hands, create a BBQ playlist from scratch featuring all your favourite songs. You can use music streaming services like Spotify to put together playlists featuring hits like:

  • “The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley
  • “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
  • “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Crofts
  • “Hot Fun in the Summertime” by Sly and the Family Stone
  • “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers

You can also set up a satellite radio if you have one and play music through it. Either way, you won’t have to worry about commercials putting a damper on your party.

Make Plans to Do It Again

Don’t let your first BBQ party of the season be your last one! Once it’s over, start planning the next one and try to make each party better than the previous party.

Depending on where you live, you can usually have BBQ parties from April through October if you want. It’ll give you lots of time to perfect the art of grilling and allow you to test out new foods as you move forward.

Send Out Invitations for Your BBQ Party Today

Are you in the process of planning out a BBQ party for your friends and family?

Go all out by investing in a great grill that’ll make the most delicious food. Purchase the best meats money can buy, too, and make sure there will be plenty of sides to go along with them. And of course, make sure you send out invitations to everyone you want to invite well ahead of time so that people can plan to make it.

By using the guide we’ve provided here, you can throw a party for the ages. It’ll make you want to throw more parties in the future and allow you to make the most of your grill. Best free online photo editor, collage maker and designer!

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