My first apartment was tiny, at only about 500 square feet and a total mess--I was 18 and everything in it was either a hand-me-down or a relic from my high school bedroom. Though my husband and I have upgraded a few times since then, we still live in a relatively small apartment. We don't really have the funds to make it everything we imagine it could be, but we have picked up some tips throughout the years that have helped us to make it a whole lot more liveable. Here are six things you can do right now to make your small space work better:Continue Reading >
When I was a child and my grandmother was still around, she used to repurpose empty coffee cans for all sorts of things. She'd turn them into planters, alcancías, vases, kitchen utensil holders, and any number of other things. I suppose she was ahead of her time with the whole repurposing thing, but it probably had to do more with living a lifetime of never letting one single thing go to waste.Continue Reading >
Being a young mom on a young mom budget, I had to think outside of the box when it came to decorating my little one's nursery, so I spent the latter half of my pregnancy constructing adorable items to outfit his room. But I also don't love spending days upon days completing a project, so I did my research and settled on undertakings that could be created in just a few short or hours--or even less. Here are five quick and easy DIY projects to tackle soon:Continue Reading >
I live in a home with small rooms and it can be a challenge to decorate without it looking like a cluttered mess. I'm not a professional home decorator and at the moment I can't afford one, but that doesn't mean I can't try my hand and decorating to maximize small spaces.
With the wonders of the internet, it is easy to peek into fabulously decorated homes and get inspiration. Lately, I've been on a redecorating kick and I have found that the following five tips work fabulously for maximizing small spaces.Continue Reading >
Shakira is spending so much time between Spain and Los Angeles lately (for work reasons), she's decided to put up for rent her spectacular Miami Beach mansion. And did I mention it's SPECTACULAR? It really is beautiful, with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, decorated in cool white and beige--it's a beach house dream.
The house has its own gym, pool, and even its own private dock. The only problem is the price. Shaki is renting her pad for a cool $45,000 per month. That's it, I know! Jump on it!Continue Reading >
Spring has sprung! There is no denying that it is officially spring. Perhaps you are resistant to the idea because it is still feeling chilly where you are or your home continues to be covered in vestiges of winter. That is exactly why, it's time to bring spring indoors! It's time to spring-ify your surroundings.
This time of the year isn't just about spring cleaning, it's also about spring decorating! Tell me decorating isn't way more fun that cleaning. Consider it your reward for cleaning.
Spring is awesome, it's beautiful, it's full of hope and renewal. I always feel a little perkier in the spring, perhaps a little more attractive, or maybe it's just that I find everyone else and everything else so much more attractive in spring. Now, being indoors is no excuse for not enjoying the beauty of the season. I've put together 7 ways you can bring spring indoors.Continue Reading >
People who say your home should be your sanctuary really have a lot of time because they probably don't work and most definitely don't have kids, pets, relatives, and a husband who's less than willing to put away his clothes and shoes in their place. There's no doubt that your house should be your place of refuge from the madness that we experience each day ... but who has time to rest? Maybe those people who live alone or have maids. Since that's not the case with me and my home, I had to get creative in order to find some tranquility within my own home--and let me tell you, I found it! Read on to find out how!
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, one of the things on my mind lately is how to make the mood actually last year-round and, to be honest, I think it all starts in the bedroom!
The first step to having a better sex life is making sure that your bedroom is sex-friendly. But it's not just about having satin sheets and red walls! These are our 5 practical mami-approved tips to make the bedroom sexier and make sure that you're able to get it in more frequently without doing anything that's too difficult or too sleazy. Now, let's get it on!Continue Reading >
When it comes to organizing my home, I am definitely one of those people that puts it off for ages. Whenever the new year starts, it's always at the top of my To Do list: Organize kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and every other room that I can think of. But as the clock strikes midnight and many of the hours after, I just end up putting it off until the next year rolls around.
That's why, when I saw these ideas on 50 life hacks to simplify your world, I was absolutely amazed. I mean, for someone like me who NEEDS to organize but doesn't love to do it, these 10 incredibly easy ways to organize your home was pretty much EXACTLY the inspiration I needed right now to get things done. And, trust me, you'll be pretty inspired, too, by these genius ideas to make life (and your home) tidier!Continue Reading >
It's a new year and definitely time to spruce up the home! I always love changing a little something around the house and, as winter gets colder, the impending snow is making me think of all things shiny and sparkly. Maybe it's really leftovers from the holiday season, but I can think of nothing better than adding a touch of sparkle to my home.
These 5 adorable DIY crafts made with glitter are definitely the way to do it! The best part, though, is that they're easy and pretty kid-friendly. In fact, some of these are just absolutely adorable to do with your girls--and you all will love it!Continue Reading >