Workspace revamped

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If you’re anything like me you hate clutter, there’s nothing worse than trying to create in a disorderly atmosphere. I take my creative process pretty seriously and need to have some kind of zen while doing so. While I love a quaint coffee shop just as much as the next person, sometimes I want to be able to just sit in the comfort of my own home and work. I was in need of a new desk so I decided to make a space in home where I could peacefully create. After a few D.I.Y You Tube videos I came up with this space and couldn’t be more pleased with it! Between Walmart, Amazon, Dollar tree and Five and below I did it all for a little over $100 and honestly that’s the best part.

So let me be very clear I HATE putting stuff together, like really dislike it. I’m not reading no instructions and I’m not using no tools lmao, although pretty simple this desk/chair had me wanting to pull my hair out. I don’t know if this is standard for all instructions or what but the instructions provided were just pictures, that’s it lol. Now at first I thought it was a good idea to use pictures but as time went on and my patience wore out I soon realized it was a bad idea, a very bad idea. Between all the screws & the wrong size screwdriver I was literally over it…and to think the reviews all said it was super easy to put together, yeah okay lol. Although a few hiccups here and there I was able to put both the chair and desk together without either pieces collapsing, lol. The chair is a tiny bit wobbly and one of the shelves is slightly off balance BUT I got it done :).

I purchased this photo of the Brooklyn bridge from Five and Below thinking it was A LOT bigger than it actually was…when I received it in the mail I was far from happy and completely confused. For $5 I guess you couldn’t expect much…The picture barely covered a quarter of my wall which led me to getting even more creative (we’ll get to that in a second) lol. I purchased My Himalayan salt lamp from Walmart back in January and it’s definitely one of my favorite things in my home. It has so many great benefits including; mood enhancement and raising energy levels. I keep it on all the time unless I am not home, I even keep a small one on my desk at work. I purchased the faux monstera leaves from Amazon because am I really a blogger if I don’t have some up? Lol, it’s definitely the official plant of bloggers!Now when I received the small photo of the Brooklyn bridge I knew I had to put something else on the wall. I’ve been obsessed with Z-Galleries glitter wall art for awhile now but the price tag was less than pleasing. Well, You Tube had just the cure for that lol for about $25 and some creativity you can have your very own Z-Gallerie inspired wall art for a fraction of the price! I really enjoyed making these, I’ve been wanting to get into painting for some time now and this was the perfect gateway project. Now of course I had yet another hiccup trying to hang these 😩, one of them wouldn’t stick AT ALL and the other one I couldn’t get it to be 100% straight! Tip: just get someone to help you, it’ll save you the headache. Now if you know me you know I’m not really into flowers but I’ve always loved how sleek and chic the Maison des Fleurs flower boxes are, if nothing else they serve as nice decor. This diy was pretty simple and turned out so good! I’m already thinking of making a gold and white one.

I made these coffee table books from random dollar tree books, they were pretty simple to make. A quick google search to find the logos I wanted and boom! The mug was a complete fail gone right, I originally had glitter all over the front of the mug BUT after it dried some of it started to peel, so to speed up the process I peeled off even more and this is what I was left with lol. I liked how it looked up against my painting, the two compliment each other well. The candle I did purchase from Bath & Body Works and whew chile, this candle smells so good! If I had to describe it I’d say tall, dark and handsome lol it reminds me of a subtle cologne scent. Definitely not overpowering at all with hints of mahogany, a very sexy scent.Who else gets excited about stationary items as much as I do? Lol, I really have about a dozen little notebooks laying around, all of which serve a different purpose. Pictured in these photos are my planner, blog book, manifestation journal & dream journal. I’m a writer what can I say…Fun Fact: I carry a notebook around with me EVERYWHERE. If I don’t have at least one I feel weird lol like when I have a small purse that I cannot fit a notebook into i feel like I’m missing something. I know my writers will all understand.This is where the magic happens….LOL

I used to really be into DIY projects years ago back when my patience was a little better lol, I’m really thinking about getting back into it though. Do you have a space in your home specifically dedicated to you? I think we all should! A meditation corner, office space, even an area where you work out. If not you should definitely do it, it’s so beneficial. Put your own little spin on it and watch how you’re gonna feel! It’s definitely a game changer. Thanks for stopping by and remember, whatever you do, always do it with style.

Xx, Quita

Dear Summer…Let’s break up

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With Summer in full swing I have to stop and apologize for my radio silence over the first half of Summer…if you’re wondering I’ve been having a pretty low key Summer. After my birthday it seems my energy went straight to shit and my tolerance for this heat just wasn’t there (who else has been dying during this heat wave)? Between mercury retrograde and the sweltering temperatures I haven’t had much of a desire to leave my house lol gone are the days of waiting til Summertime for all the festivities to begin.

I remember being in my early 20’s and me and my friends would count down the days, hrs, minutes & seconds until Summer finally arrived; just so we could go on our annual road trips, bar hop, party and drink all night long. If anyone ever asked me, What’s your favorite season? I’d proudly say Summer! Now I explain how Summer is cool but Fall is bae lol. With all due respect to Hot Girl Summer I’ve been having a pretty cold girl summer myself but I’ve been cheering all you hotties on from the sidelines lol. Can we just take a moment and appreciate how dope Meghan the Stallion is, she’s really started a trend with this whole Hot Girl Summer thing and I ain’t mad at it. Not to mention her flow is crazy! Shout out to all the seasoned hot girls from the the Cash Money Era lol. I think we all can agree that she’s having the best summer ever. I wanted so bad for it to be a Hot Girl Summer but it’s been more of a working girl summer for me and honestly I’m not complaining. One thing I do enjoy about Summer is a good two piece set!

Are we feeling the hair clip trend? I am…for right now that is lol but it definitely seems like I’ll be over it momentarily.

I like to refer to two piece sets as “lazy girl fashion” simply because they’re easy and practical, all the work is basically done for you. You don’t have to worry about finding the right top and or bottoms to match when the pieces are either identical or made to go together. No fuss style and look fly, I’d say it’s a no brainer! This particular set is from H&M and you will never believe how much I paid for it (Drum Roll Please)….$10! I already had the pants in my on line cart but I didn’t see the top until I actually went into the store. I was scrummaging through the sale rack (as usual) and found the pants on sale for $6 and the top for $4, I was to hyped lol. I was skeptical at first about wearing the pieces together because I wasn’t sure if the matchy, matchy, look was for me but I’m so glad I didn’t second guess myself. After not finding a single top I liked to go with the pants I said fuck it and grabbed the top, at $4 I couldn’t resist. To give it a little more upmh I chose to tie the top in the front and left all the buttons undone, I wasn’t a fan of wearing it as is.

When it comes down to style Summertime is just not my favorite, I mean don’t get me wrong, I will show up and I will show out BUT summer style is just so blah to me. On the days where the temperatures are being disrespectful the only thing I’m concerned about is being cool and in as little as possible 😩. For this shoot I literally didn’t start shooting until after 7:00 pm, the sun will not have me out here sweating half to death being an actual Hot Girl lol.

My attempt at a Hot Girl move nearly broke my damn neck lol I thought it would be cool to put my foot up on the tree trunk and nearly slipped right into the grass smh. The grass was damp, my 6 inch heel was about 4 inches deep into the soil and my foot kept slipping right off of the tree 😭. My knees kept buckling and I’m tryna hold my balance…the whole thing was a damn mess lmao but anything for the shot right? How’s your summer been going so far? Have you been living up to the Hot Girl title or more on the colder end of things? I wonder if I could be a part time, lukewarm, Hot Girl? You know the bomb ass auntie who comes out occasionally but never stays to long and in bed by 10? Lol…I do have a few looks I wanna wear before summer officially ends so be on the look out for more posts in the upcoming weeks. I know I been slipping, again, but Summer understands. It’s not you, it’s me…Lol. It’s officially August and summer is moving right along, Let’s end the Summer on a good note. Thanks for stopping by and remember, whatever you do, always do it with style.

*Shoes and bag both from Boohoo.com*

Xx, Quita