Home Decor Shopping On A Budget

Shopping is by far my favorite past time, but decorating a blank canvas that you own is even more exciting!!! From painting, colors schemes and furniture to wall decor and lighting fixtures..the options are endless. Those options can also add up very quickly if you’re not careful. Lets dive into how I shopped for home decor without breaking the bank.

Whats Your Style?

I knew early on what style I wanted for my house. That made the shopping process less painful because I already had a certain aesthetic in mind. It also kept me from being consumed by everything Pinterest threw at me! Another good thing that helped me was that my home had been newly renovated, so I already had a template to work with.

I was falling in love with the modern decor look but I wanted to add a touch of glam to it. Had to throw some glitter on it! My color palette was going to consist of whites, pinks, golds and rose golds. These colors, for me, created the perfect bright and cozy atmosphere that I desired.

My first project was my dining room. From scrolling through Facebook Marketplace, I found this glass marble table for a steal of $80!!! You would be surprised at what people get rid of when their in a pinch. The gold chargers, placemats and glasses were purchased at Walmart, alll under $25!! Bougie on a budget for sure!

This cute little gold bar cart was purchased from Amazon for $50! The items on them were random purchases from here and there.

This 3 piece Gold World Map was found at Walmart for less than $50. It was love at first sight! Who says you can’t decorate your whole house from Walmart!?

Before the Wayfair scandal broke the news, I had purchased this beautiful ivory tufted ottoman from an open box sale that they had on their website. It was priced at $80. At the moment, I am decorating it with blankets and pillows. That may change in the future. The pictured frame of Audrey Hepburn was found at a local Ross.

Last but not least, this gold mirrored tray along with the collective pieces were found at my local HomeGoods store. My first time shopping there has turned into a routine weekly trip now and I am not ashamed. HomeGoods has an abundance of great home decor for REASONABLE prices that you just cant beat.

I was able to save so much money by keeping some of my old furniture and decorating around it with new items. Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to buy the whole store in one day…unless you’re impatient like me and you have to see the entire picture come to life immediately!! Other than that, take your time and buy a few pieces here and there. There’s no rush.

Be blessed an stay safe. xoxo

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year guys!! We made it into another year.. another DECADE!! How crazy exciting is that!? I was listening to an elderly man speak at church on Sunday and he said how foreign the year 2020 sounded to him. Like something out of a science fiction movie. As mind blowing as it may be, WE MADE IT!! Whose ready for a prosperous year?

I had 3 weeks of vacation for winter break and I enjoyed every second of it. I had time to sit and meditate on how good 2019 was and what goals I’d like to accomplish in 2020. Creating a visual or writing down what you’ve done and accomplished in the past will help you paint a more accurate visual for your future goals. After doing this for myself, I realized that my goals for 2020 would be pretty simple because I had already laid the groundwork in 2019. Pretty neat huh!?

I am starting with 4 solid goals for this year. I believe that these will be fairly easy to achieve due to the work I’ve done last year. You guys just snagged front row seats to what my goals are for 2020. Enjoy!

End Procrastination

One of my goals for the new year is to stop procrastinating. I can be sitting in front of my laptop preparing a new blog post and suddenly my mind will go blank. Instead of working through the brain fog,(omg.. its happening now) I just put it off and say “ill do it later on.” Of course “later on” never comes. Procrastinating will only set you back and I’m only moving forward in 2020!!

Homeowner??

Could this year be my year to be an official homeowner? In 2019, I dedicated the whole year to getting my finances and bills in order. There is nothing better than having a peace of mind financially and not worrying about bill collectors calling you or beating down your door. This was a big goal of mine and accomplishing that goal was a breath of fresh air. Another challenge that I began to work on was budgeting. Creating all of these healthy habits was something I wanted to have before purchasing my first home. I truly believe that when I step foot into my new house, I wont have a lot of unnecessary stress because of those steps I took prior to making this huge purchase. The most expensive thing you’ll ever buy!

Networking In Action

My 3rd goal for the new year is to put my networking skills in action. Over the past year, I’ve had the chance to meet and network with different business owners, photographers and other bloggers locally and afar. This year I will be taking those connections and putting them into action. Without giving too much away, I have a few projects that I’m working on and I’m excited to see them come alive. Stay tuned.

Be Intentional

2019 was such a whirlwind of excitement and challenges and one take away from those experiences was to remember to be intentional in everything you do. What do I mean by be intentional? When you do something, don’t just do it to do it. Do it with PURPOSE! Do it with conviction. Hold yourself accountable and be consistent. You’ve already done the work, do yourself a favor and be intentional. You owe it to yourself.

In Conclusion

Thank you for sticking me as i try to find the best schedule to bring you all consistent entertaining content. I am still learning and growing and i thank you for seeing something in me that made you want to subscribe.

I came across this quote that said, ” Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.” Let that quote be motivation for you. It doesn’t matter if you fail once or twice. What matters is are you going to get up, dust yourself off and try again? Stay safe and be blessed. xoxo