Happy National Garden Week!

  1. I LOVE this hippo lawn ornament! (etsy)
  2. Look as pretty as a garden in this dress. (eShakti)
  3. Save the bees! With these Bee Flower Bombs. (etsy)
  4. Keep track of how your garden grows with on of these gorgeous notebooks. (ModCloth)
  5. How cute is this fairy door for your garden? (etsy)
  6. These zinnias are gorgeous, and you can grow them! (etsy)
  7. I've always wanted a carnivorous garden. (ThinkGeek)

Creative ways to fill a blank wall /// GUEST POST

Redecorating your home is a great idea during all parts of the year. In order to revitalise the interiors of your house, however, you don’t have to break the bank but just to find the right ideas. The secret of the interesting and fresh home design is hiding in the combinations of colour, the style of the mirrors and the other decorative elements you add to the rooms. Even the simple hanging of a picture on one of the blank walls in your home can change the look of the entire room. The truth is that there are many creative ways you can freshen up your home without even spending a lot of money and we will present some of them to you in this article.

 

A blank wall can make any room look incomplete. Even if you paint it in a bright colour that combines great with the other objects in the place, the design of the room won't look complete until you add some interesting elements. You can use them to cover the blank walls in your home and make different fresh combinations. This way you will be able to create an unique style in every room in your home.

This is your chance to get creative and renovate your home with little money and a lot of great ideas. Here are some useful tips that might help:

Mirrors

The mirror is a classic and you should definitely consider it during the renovation of your home. Even one simple mirror could drastically change the look of the room you want to renovate, making it look more stylish and bright. The important thing is to pick a model with a beautiful frame which will be suitable for the size of the blank wall. It is not even necessary to buy it from an expensive store. You can take one from a friend or purchase a mirror on the Internet for a great price.


Baskets in different colours

This is a very fresh and interesting idea which you will definitely like. If you truly want to brighten up the look of your bedroom, living room or another room in your real estate property, you need only a couple of baskets in different colours. You can look for woven baskets or you can make your own unique models yourself. For the purpose, you will have to buy several plain baskets and craft paint. When you are done painting, you can leave the baskets to dry before you hang them on the wall.


Crates in bright colours

You can look for some small crates, which you can later clean and paint in various bright colours or ask professionals like HomeMates Builders to do that. When the paint dries out, you can hang them on your wall. This is a great idea because you will not only freshen up the look of the room, but you can also use the crates as shelves where you can put books and other things you like.


Signs

Vintage signs, posters and all sorts of other similar objects will make a great addition to the interior design of any room in your home. Remember, however, to get a sign which is suitable for the size of the blank wall you want to cover. Also, make sure that you get a sign that you love because you will have to watch it every day.

 

There are many creative ways you can freshen up the look of every part of your home. Every renovation, however, requires cleaning afterwards. So, this will be the perfect time to clean out your closets, organise your drawers and get some clutter out of your life.


This post is by Anna Aamone. I want to thank her for contributing to Lazy Lady!

Goal Getter // March 2015 (p1)

goals-March2015

CAREER: 12.5% Complete

  • Try different social media platforms for drawing "requests" (25%)
  • Draw four "for fun" illustrations (0%)

Notes: Trying again!

FINANCIAL: 50%

  • Make one extra savings deposit (0%)
  • File our taxes (100%)

Notes: I did our taxes at the start of the month! Yay!

HEALTH: 0%

  • Get more physical (0%)
  • Figure out how many cigarettes I'm smoking a day (0%)
  • Cut out one cigarette a day (0%)

Notes: Mr. LL and I would like to one day (and not any day soon, mind you) have a family. I really need to quit smoking in order for that to ever be a reality. Plus, it is a nasty habit.

HOME: ~31%

  • Keep the apartment looking "tidy" (25%)
  • Purge the closet and bedroom (100%)
  • Deep clean the bathroom (0%)
    Mop the floor (0%)
    Clean the mirrors (0%)
    Replace the light bulbs (0%)
    Scrub the sink, tub and toilet (0%)
  • Shred my shred pile (0%)

Notes: Mr. LL and I went on a crazy cleaning/purging spree a couple of weekends ago, and I want to keep the momentum going.

BLOG: 19%

  • Work on blog posts for March (50%)
    For Lazy Lady (50%)
    For Part Time Monster (50%)
  • Photo day (0%)
  • Work on April planning (7.5%)
    Lazy Lady (5%)
    Part Time Monster (10%)

Notes: