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Workspaces for Creatives


The life of a creative is never cut and dry or simple. A creative’s mind is always churning and pulling ideas from everywhere. Therefore, they need an office and workspace that is not only functional, but influential via design, art, and dedicated space to….create.

Here are some example of amazing examples of workspaces for creatives.



White walls are said to be the best paint options for any creative space. So, this bright, white office area is very ideal. Artist, Kelli Hall’s optic white and minimal desk area is perfect channeling creative ideas.

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If bright white is just, too bright, you can always go for a soft shade like this one, which is played up with sturdy white furniture and pops up color via accessories, accent pieces, and mood board.


However, some people thrive on constant inspiration at every turn within their creative space. Inspiration can be found in books on your desk that you’ve read, pictures from magazines that you ripped out, pictures from your last vacation, or even things you’ve already created and intensely proud that came from inside your brain and with your hands.

That’s the great thing about creativity, it can be pulled from any and every where and any and every body.

Here are some necessities that I think workspaces for creatives should have to keep the creative energy churning and flowing:

  • Inspiration Board/Wall – A space, even a small area on your wall, dedicated to harboring pictures and words that influence and motivate you to come up with new and fresh ideas is a must.
  • Natural Light – Light is awesome and natural light is even better, because sun is good for giving you energy to keep moving.
  • Paper and Pen – I love typing and texting, but nothing beats jotting down an instant idea on a piece of paper.
  • Calendar – I’m not good at planning and scheduling posts(I’m getting better, though), but a calendar not helps me do that, but also shows me upcoming holidays and plans that can help me come up when an idea to write about for said event/holiday.

Are there any requirements you need in your workspace to help keep your motivated and inspired to create? If so, share them below.

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SPRING PRINT: Classic Palm Print


Golden Girls!

That’s where I first remember seeing the classic palm print! Bonus point for anyone who can point out why. (Hint: Its the design of one of the ladies bedroom)

Anyway, although this iconic print is a bold and a little overbearing, it’s making a comeback in various styles this spring, including on clothes, accessories, and home decor.

Despite me not being a fan of prints, let alone big, bold prints, I must admit that I’m looking for a couple of ways to subtly incorporate this iconic print into my lifestyle and luckily I’ve found plenty of options to conquer this small tasks. I’m think a pillow or small printed picture of a palm leaf is my best option.

In the meantime…

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Weekend At Home: Uses for Lemon Oil and Peppermint Oil


Over the past couple of years, I’ve been experimenting with a few different oils, mainly for my hair and skin. The main oils I used, consistently, were coconut and olive oil. Soon after, I introduced myself to others including argon and Moroccan. Eventually, I became obsessed with oils and their many uses.

The latest oils I’ve been using on frequent occasions are lemon and peppermint; 2 of my all time favorite scents.

Although there are quite a few uses for peppermint and lemon oil, the main reason I wanted these oils were to use as natural home fragrance by warming them up in oil warmer. Both of these scents are very clean and fresh, which is what I prefer my home to smell like.

Scents aside, these 2 aromas provide other uses around the home. So, keep reading to see some more uses for lemon oil and peppermint oil.


  • For bug bites, use a combination of peppermint essential oil and lavendar essential oil to quickly dismiss the itch! It’s really similar to the logic of using toothpaste or menthol cream, but without the messy paste. Remember to dilute with a carrier oil if you are sensitive to straight essential oil on your skin.
  • If you have a problem with ants in your house, leave a peppermint soaked cotton ball in their pathway. They’re not big fans of mint and you’ll have the nice aroma lingering in your home!
  • To remove ticks from your pets, place a drop of oil on a cotton swab and swab the tick until it unhinges its head, allowing you to remove it without the risk of it breaking.
  • Give your trash can area a break and add a few drops to the bottom for a pleasant minty aroma.
  • Add it to paint to reduce or eliminate fumes as you are painting. Add as many drops as necessary until the paint odor has been replaced by a refreshing minty smell.

Lemon Oil:

  • Keep a bottle of lemon oil in each bathroom and add 5 drops or so directly into the commode water to instantly freshen the area. The oil remains there until someone comes along and flushes it away. This is a fabulous way to freshen up your bathroom during the day or before company is to arrive.
  • Use 6-12 drops of Lemon essential oil in a spray bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener. Or you can diffuse Lemon essential oil to clean and disinfect the air in any room.
  • Use 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.
  • Add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil to water and spray counter tops to sterilize them.
  • Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon essential oil to disinfect and kill germs.
  • Add a drop of Lemon essential oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle.
  • Rub a drop of Lemon essential oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.
  • Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon essential oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures and toilet seats.
  • Rub a drop of Lemon essential oil to clean a butcher’s block or other cutting surfaces.
  • Put 10-15 drops of Lemon essential oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.
  • Drop a cotton ball soaked with Lemon essential oil in your vacuum bag and fill your home with the refreshing scent of lemon while vacuuming.
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SPRING CLEANING 101: The Tools and Products


I seriously can’t deal with this cold weather much longer. Here in Memphis, our winters can be very fickle. One day it can be a perfectly cool jacket weather day and the next day you can be stranded in your house trying to avoid going out and slipping on 2 inches of ice that fell overnight. Well, after having 4 snow/ice days off from work the past couple of weeks, I feel like I can comfortably say that it’s high time to get ready for spring. That means only one thing to me: SPRING CLEANING!

Yes, I love spring cleaning. Maybe it’s because when done thoroughly and properly, you are left with a clean and de-cluttered home and life.  So, this weekend, it’s all about the preparation and gathering and/or buying all the tools I need to get started on spring cleaning the next few weekends. I plan to hit up Target and Home Depot to get all the things I need.

So, if you are gearing up or planning out your spring cleaning agenda, here is checklist of items you need to have in your cleaning arsenal to take on the daunting, but fulfilling task of annual spring cleaning.


  • Air Freshener
  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Automatic Dishwasher Detergent
  • Baking Soda
  • Bleach
  • Dishwashing Soap
  • Disinfecting Spray
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Floor Polish
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Laundry Soap
  • Laundry Stain Remover
  • Mild Abrasive
  • Mopping Solution
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Upholstery Spot Remover
  • Wood Polish



  • Broom
  • Bucket
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Dust Mop
  • Dustpan
  • Extendable Duster
  • Hamper
  • Labels
  • Microfiber Cloths
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Sponges
  • Scrub Brushes
  • Sponge Mop
  • Spray Bottles
  • Storage Containers
  • Toilet Brush
  • Trash Bags
  • Vacuum

So, are you ready? Did I forget something? Please, let me know.

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Online Wishlist: Lulu & Georgia


Recently, I’ve been clearing a lot of things out of my life and home. The main reason that caused this upheaval in the removing of things that I no long wanted, needed, or used was mainly caused by current urge to live a minimalist life. Since I’ve taken on this lifestyle change, I’m shopping differently, too. I look for versatile, neutral, and classic pieces that I can keep for years without it looking dated, plus versatile.

I love Lulu & Geoorgia and I may or may not stalk their website everyday. Okay, I’m obsessed with the store and it want everything they carry. However, I know I don’t need everything, but there are just pieces that I can’t shake from my design loving mind.Keep reading for more info.

  • Bird of Paradise Print – I like color added to my home to pop, without being too overwhelming. This print is small, but adds just enough color.
  • Grace  Mirror – This mirror has the right mix of clean lines and edge.
  • Rose Gold Oval Platter – I’ve been into rose gold for minute, but have that love reflected in my home.
  • Cohen Floor Lamp – I need a simple floor lamp. This one will do.
  • Typewriter Bookends – So, cute!
  • Black Lovisa Bench – I love benches, because you can use them for extra seating or as an unexpected table space.
  • Flokati Rug – Who doesn’t need a fluffy rug in the perfect pewter? I need this rug.

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