H&M Glam Home

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I can’t believe I haven’t shared any of my favorites from the H&M home line yet! I was on the site looking for inspiration for things with European vibes & I thought I would share some of my favorites with you because I’m honestly so obsessed with H&M’s new home decor from the style to the prices so I couldn’t keep it to myself & I knew you guys would love the items too… the only thing I need to know? What is your favorite?! I personally can’t decide… the pillows, the bath mat, the candle holders, I can’t decide!!! You can shop all of the items below by clicking on all of the photos. I can’t wait to hear what you think!! As always, THANK YOU for stopping by the blog today. It means the world to me!

xoxo

Gaby

 

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is just around the corner
  and this year in particular, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you will want to order your Father’s Day gift in advance to ensure it arrives in time.

For those of you scrambling for ideas I wanted to share some gift ideas for your special guy, your father, father figure, or just a special man in your life.

xoxo

Gaby

HOW TO STYLE SHELVES

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One of the questions I get asked the most is how I style shelves.

Let me tell you that shelf styling is a bit of an art form, and doesn’t always come easy. But I think with practice and the right elements it can be one of my very favorite parts of decorating! Here are the steps I take to style shelves…

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Start with the base – books and a few key larger objects.  A few “anchor objects” like large boxes or bowls are also good to start with to ground the styling.

S T E P  T W O

Add height – I usually do this through frames and artwork. You could also use things like trays and platters to give some height and weight to your shelves.

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Add organic elements and texture – Things like natural wood, driftwood and coral work well.

S T E P  F O U R

Add interest with objects and vases. Look for things with a sculptural quality – vases with an interesting shape, geometric pieces and small sculptures all work well.

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Add “green! A few pops of green make all the difference in bringing your shelves to life. Small orchids, succulents and ferns, or even moss balls, are perfect to bring in a big of nature.

If shelf styling still seems like a bit of a mystery, there are some basic elements you can combine to achieve gorgeous shelves every time. No matter your style, finding these categories of items in your preferred color palette or decorating style always makes perfectly pulled together shelves. My go-tos: Boxes, objects, frames, botanicals, vases and bowls. Here are some examples I pulled from different sites. Just choose one or two from each category and your shelves will look like a stylist has done it!

xoxo

Gaby

How to get organized

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I know what it’s like to stand at the door of a room and think, “We need to do something. What are we going to do with all of this stuff?”

The answer is to get organized and start decluttering.

But how? Where do I start? I’m sure you are thinking…We don’t have enough space.We have to invest in organization systems. The kids needs so much stuff. 

Just Stop. Just stop with the excuses and get going already. Harsh but true.

Your home should be a comfortable place for you and your family. A place of rest.

So take the first steps for dealing with the mess. I promise once you start the work it will be worth it. Once you get over this hurdle you will be able to have a consistently clean home. 

First, get rid of your junk and then you will organize what is left.

I myself try to make do with the space we have and if things don’t fit I get rid of something. This is a skill I have learned after a few years of decluttering my home.

This may seem like an impossible idea for you, but I bet you find a whole new you once you have this mess cleaned up. 

Be ruthless and get rid of anything that you don’t use or love. Touch every single item in your home and decide to love it or leave it. 

Just start with one item and then move to the next… and the next… and the next. 

Decluttering is THE key to a clean home. You don’t need to be a minimalist to declutter. Having less means cleaning less. When you declutter your home, it is almost like magic. You suddenly have more time because you are not constantly picking things up. 

After your whole house is decluttered (Yay!), you will want to start a cleaning routine. This is what is going to help you stay on top of things, and never let your house get like that again. 

After everything is said and done, you can put organization systems into place. Plus, You will find when things are aesthetically pleasing you are more likely to keep them picked up and in their place.

I linked a general selections of containers and boxes that are helpful for almost every space in your home. Hope you find them helpful 

xoxo

Gaby

Home Decor Finds under $100

 

AD2E3C3C-3006-4943-9C56-751472EED13BAlthough being at home with work and homeschooling is sometimes hectic, I tend to schedule time to look at trends and work on interior design projects that we are either working on or updating the ones that we currently have. I found some really beautiful entryway pieces at great price points so I thought I’d share! I’m always blown away by all Amazon has to offer and was so happy to discover all these gorgeous pieces on there and for really great prices.

TO SHOP CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW

Things I recently bought to substitute beauty services

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Since my brows were getting less defined by the day and my gel manicure was a mess. I knew I had to take the  plunge and explore a few products that have become part of the new normal.

Manis and Pedis
I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten used to getting a gel manicure every two weeks and a pedicure every four weeks, so let’s just say… My nails have been struggling. I’ve been relying on these goodies to make my nails look a bit more professional-looking.

I’m obsessed with these little nail mitts. They’re easily the best, least-messy polish remover I’ve tried. Basically, you put your fingers into the mitt (one at a time), press, remove, and wipe off any polish.

To really make your nail beds look clean, you need a kit with all the essential tools: clippers, a file, and nail pushers. This kit comes with all the things

This is hands down the best top coat I’ve ever used. I swear: Even if you have a shaky hand when painting your nails, this stuff hides all of it. It’s a patented formula that dries really fast and basically fuses your nail polish to your base coat, creating hard, shiny, and professional-looking nails. It’ll make your nails so shiny and so perfect.

To keep my nails fresh and healthy-looking at all times, I apply a bit of cuticle oil before bed.

Spa Massages
Before social distancing happened, I was trying to have a massage once a month. I always left feeling like a new woman, which actually makes sense because a lot of massages focus on the lymphatic system, which is a key driver in staying healthy. It’ll make you feel lean, energetic and boost your immune system. While I can’t really give myself a deep-tissue massage, I’ve made it a point to incorporate my own at-home rituals to help flush out toxins and keep my body feeling its best.

I’m constantly having neck pain, especially now that between working from home  and homeschooling Im looking down at my electronic devices all the time. This little contraption is designed to massage those hard-to-reach trigger points on your neck and shoulders. It’s a game changer!

I’ve only been using this for a couple of weeks, but I feel like I’ve noticed a huge improvement: I feel less bloated. I first focus on one side of my body, using different parts of the paddle, depending on the area, about five times before moving on to the next section. You want to make sure you’re using it in an upward motion—the only exception is when you get to your core, then you want to use it going downward.

This is one of my favorite. You can use it anywhere to relieve muscle soreness and tension from your neck, arms, and legs to your shoulders and back. I mostly use it on my legs. When you roll the large knobs over your skin, it basically gives you a deep-tissue massage, depending on the pressure you apply, of course.

When I’m feeling lazy, I’ll use this electric body massager. I really love it! It comes with three different massage heads: one that’s catered towards exfoliating, another for cellulite, and one that mimics a deep-tissue massage. You can also adjust the speed to your liking.

Salon Blowouts & Beach waves
A good blowout starts with good hair, and the products linked are what changed the game for me. My hair just feels so much lighter, healthier, and less frizzy because of it. If you are looking for volume check out the Pebble Beach-dry texture spray

Like most people, I need to use conditioner otherwise my wet hair will be a tangled rat’s nest that’ll take forever to comb through. This stuff keeps my hair manageable and super shiny and soft.

I always use some sort of heat protector beforehand. I’ve been spraying this it onto my wet hair and using a brush to comb it through. Aside from smelling really good, it also helps tame my frizz. (Thanks to all the humidity in Florida)

This is seriously life changing! It’s a dryer, hot brush, and straightener all in one. I’ve never been able to give myself a salon-level blowout before this, and it takes me less than 10 minutes!

Another product that I highly recommend its the T3 curling set because who doesn’t love beach waves

Brows
Instead of waxing, I’ve just been tweezing. For me, it’s a much safer bet. I’ve just been following the shape of my brow line and plucking any stray hairs that are out of place.

Hope this is helpful while we all adjust to our new normal

xoxo

Gaby


 

Mother’s day

Of course, a gift like any of the below isn’t totally necessary, as you can always show your love in other ways (including a sweet Zoom call), but if you are interested in sending your mom something, there could be something below worth noting now or to gift at another time in the future. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the gift ideas.



Gift Ideas for the holistic/spiritual person

1.Manduka Prolite Yoga Mat

Eco Friendly, Oeko-Tex Certified and free of ALL Chemicals. High Performance Grip, Ultra Dense Cushioning for Support and Stability in Yoga, Pilates, Gyn and any general fitness

2.Healing Crystal Wands

3.Tibetan Singing Bowl Set

Tibetan Singing Bowl Set-Bronze mantra design with dual surface mallet and silk cushion. Promotes Peace, chakra healing and mindfulness

4.Hymalayan Salt Lamp

Himalayan Salt Lamp, real wood base and dimmer switch.

5.Majestic Pure Lemon Oil

Majestic Pure Lemon Oil, therapeutic grade, premium quality

6.Pure Enrichment Pure Glow Crystal

Pure Enrichment Pure Glow Crystal- The Original Patent Pending 2-in-1 Hymalayan Salt Lamp and Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser with 100% Pure Himalayan Salt 

7.Heart Shaped Rose Quartz

Heart Shaped Rose Quartz for Chakra energy healing, Reiki, meditation, massage and decoration

8. Crystals for healing: The complete guide

Crystals for Healing: The Complete Reference Guide for Over 200 Remedies for Mind, heart & Soul.