Barbara Culkin Styling With Intention https://www.stylingwithintention.com Your Style. Your Life. Your Business. Your Intention. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 02:00:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/cropped-Logo-Initals-square-white-32x32.png Barbara Culkin Styling With Intention https://www.stylingwithintention.com 32 32 Style Soul Podcast inspires you to Style With Intention for the life of your dreams. It covers topics on Home, Fashion, Well-Being and Success and how mindfulness can be achieved thru our home, fashion, lifestyle and business.<br /> <br /> Discover inspirational, artsy and creative tips on organizing, decluttering, Feng Shui decorating, home staging, well-being, styling with intention and more! Barbara Culkin Styling With Intention clean episodic Barbara Culkin Styling With Intention barb@barbaraculkin.com barb@barbaraculkin.com (Barbara Culkin Styling With Intention) Copyright 2018 Styling With Intention Style Yourself and Your Space To Success Barbara Culkin Styling With Intention https://www.stylingwithintention.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Style_Soul_podcast_1400.png https://www.stylingwithintention.com TV-G Entertain and Decorate with Gratitude This Thanksgiving https://www.stylingwithintention.com/entertain-and-decorate-with-gratitude-this-thanksgiving/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/entertain-and-decorate-with-gratitude-this-thanksgiving/#respond Sun, 03 Nov 2019 01:31:54 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48145 The cool, crisp Fall days are upon us.

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The cool, crisp Fall days are upon us. The leaves turning beautiful colors and the days are getting shorter and the nights longer. November is Autumn at its best! It’s time to decorate with gratitude.

This is a perfect time for reflection and going within. If you don’t already do any type of meditation practice, this is a great time to start. Even a few minutes a day – close your eyes and take a few deep breaths- and go within. It’s a good way to relax – even for a few minutes in the course of your day.

Also a good time for reflection!

In the course of our busy days, deadlines, time frames and to-do lists, it’s good to take a step back and have a mini- inventory with yourself.

Take a look at your space- both inner and outer and see what works. Is there anything you want to make improvements on- what’s working well for you, what’s not and so forth?  Taking time to step back and reflect helps us gain clarity about where we are and where we want to go. This is especially important to do before the start of the holiday season coming up.

With the cooler weather here, it’s a perfect time for indoor entertaining. Whether you are hosting a cozy Autumn dinner party, elaborate Thanksgiving dinner party, wine and cheese night or coffee and dessert night with family and friends, setting the ambiance for your party is the key to successful entertaining.

Decorate with Gratitude Intention:

I now set the intention to give thanks for all the beauty in my life.

Also, keep in mind that there are some fun and favorable ways to decorate and boost up the energy with your décor!

Here are a few ideas you can decorate with gratitude:

  • To create an elegant Autumn look, make sure to purchase some Fall tabletop décor for your dining room and kitchen.
  • Set the Autumn mood with a rich burgundy, harvest rust or toasty taupe tablecloth and a festive Fall themed runner for your dining room table.
  • Top it with a beautiful harvest leaf centerpiece with candles, a glass hurricane with a large colored candle, or a vase filled with harvest décor filler items such as berries, chestnuts, acorns, mixed colored leaves and so forth.
  • Gold and earth tone colors work very well in the center of your space to create harmony and wellness in the space.
  • Place a large bouquet of sunflowers on your dining room or kitchen table for an Autumn uplifting vibe.
  • Pumpkins, gourds, fruits and especially cornucopias are excellent energy enhancers and are reminders of prosperity and abundance.
  • If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, add in some turkey, pilgrim and pumpkin tabletop décor such as plates, glassware and serving bowls.
  • Also, add creative fun novelty items such as turkey napkin holders, place card holders, wine charms and turkey-shaped salt and pepper shakers.

For a fun fall entertaining say the intention 3 times:

Thank you for the beauty and wonder I’m surrounded by in my life.

Most importantly, always be in Gratitude. Embrace time with family, friends and loved ones.

Give thanks for the special moments in your life and those wonderful ones coming!

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Style Your Home for a Spooky Halloween Celebration https://www.stylingwithintention.com/style-your-home-for-a-spooky-halloween-celebration/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/style-your-home-for-a-spooky-halloween-celebration/#respond Mon, 07 Oct 2019 02:37:19 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48090 Mysterious excitement is in the air for a spooky Halloween celebration. Your creativity is unleashed and your imagination can go on an adventurous escapade. Your inner child comes out to play and dance with the ghouls and goblins on Halloween night. In masquerade style, you become whatever you want this night and create an ambiance…

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Mysterious excitement is in the air for a spooky Halloween celebration. Your creativity is unleashed and your imagination can go on an adventurous escapade. Your inner child comes out to play and dance with the ghouls and goblins on Halloween night. In masquerade style, you become whatever you want this night and create an ambiance sure to cast a stylish spell.

When entertaining and decorating for this thrilling bash, restyle your home for your spooky Halloween celebration and create an element of mysterious, jaw-dropping charm.

Halloween Styling Intention (say it to yourself 5 times):

I now set the intention to create a hauntingly memorable and festive fun time enjoyed by all!

If your Halloween event is for both kids and adults, make sure to tone down on the gruesome, ghoulish décor. Keep it mysterious and fun. Arrange a kid’s area with Halloween games, crafts and music as well as Halloween- themed food, snacks and beverages. Kids will have a ghostly good time!

Here are my favorite tips to decorate an elegant and spooky Halloween celebration:

  • Create a spellbinding and welcoming entrance to your home for your Halloween soiree. Let your creativity and imagination run wild.
  • Add a touch of spooky sparkle! Dress up your entrance way and foyer with lit pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, luminaries, lanterns or string lights.
  • Pick a Halloween theme for your bash and decorate with matching party décor novelty items with a touch of cobwebs and chilling accessories.
  • Buy some Halloween tablecloths for your kitchen and dining room table. Add a spider web runner for the dining room table for an added chilling touch.
  • Make sure to also purchase Halloween –themed plates, napkins and glassware to set the mood.
  • Dress up your space with ghost, skeleton, pumpkin, scarecrow, jack-o-lantern and witch novelty décor- my favorite!

Cast a Stylish Spell Spooky Halloween Celebration

  • Top the tables with spider-webs and ghost shaped bowls, platters and spreaders with pumpkin handles.
  • Top each table with eye-catching thrilling centerpieces such as magic crystal balls or candelabras for a bewitching look.
  • Place mini pumpkin votive candle holders with tea light candles to set a spooky mood. If you prefer, use LED candles- especially with pets and children. For an added eerie touch, pick the flickering type.

Memorable impressions for your spooky Halloween celebration:

  • Serve spooktacular Halloween cocktails for adults with clever names with vintage apothecary labels. This will be a haunting hit! You can also do this with wine labels as well. Remember to add festive Halloween wine charms too!
  • Arrange a spread of spooky eats for your guests. Prepare Halloween snacks, appetizers, finger food as well as devilish desserts that will be sure to impress!
  • If you’re hosting the Halloween party, make sure to take part in the frightful festivities by wearing a costume. Choose one that’s comfortable and easy to move around in especially when entertaining guests.
  • Wrap up the evening with a spooky party favor treat for each guest stylishly tied with orange or raffia ribbon.

Implement these haunting tips and your elegant event will go in Halloween history as one wicked hit!

For a spooky Halloween celebration repeat to yourself the following intention 3 times:

My Halloween soiree is remembered as a thrilling and spine-tingling fun time!

By painting an enchanting Halloween picture with a festive whimsical mood, you will create an unforgettable and haunting impression that will leave guests spellbound.

 

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Create a Cozy Autumn Ambiance https://www.stylingwithintention.com/create-a-cozy-autumn-ambiance/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/create-a-cozy-autumn-ambiance/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2019 02:18:30 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48078 Fall is in the air and with the cooler weather approaching, it’s a great time to make your space a cozy haven to curl up in! Restyle your home to create a warm, cozy and inviting Autumn ambiance. Add enhancements that reflect your personal style and reflect you! This best part is, you can create…

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Fall is in the air and with the cooler weather approaching, it’s a great time to make your space a cozy haven to curl up in! Restyle your home to create a warm, cozy and inviting Autumn ambiance. Add enhancements that reflect your personal style and reflect you! This best part is, you can create this cozy Autumn haven at ANY budget!

Autumn Styling Intention (say it to yourself 5 times):

I now set the intention to create a comforting Autumn space to relax in.

Here are some tips in preparing your space for the Autumn season:

  • Thoroughly clean your space – wash windows, the door, the rugs, etc.
  • One of the best times to paint is the Fall. The weather is cool and crisp and the paint dries quickly.
  • Move around 9 things in your space to a new place to stir up the energy. Doing this monthly is great!
  • Surround yourself with cozy fabrics, fuzzy shag rugs or faux fur or chunky knit throws in a rich chocolate brown, warm caramel or chic black color. These are warm, funky and add an elegant feel to any space!

Add a few seasonal throw pillows with Autumn themes or colors in your living room or great room.

Create a Warm & Inviting Space

  • Fall is definitely in the air with Autumn scented candles such as pumpkin pie, cinnamon stick or apple spice. Pick your favorite! If you are concerned about burning candles, a great alternative is to purchase LED scented candles. They look pretty and are flame free! And for incense, Nag Champa is an excellent choice for cool, crisp weather!
  • Purchase new sheets, curtains and drapes in warm, rich textures and colors and textures to welcome in the Autumn season.
  • Mums are the flowers for this season! Purchase some mums and place them in a potted stand at your front door entrance or any place in your home where you love to have your plants. They create an inviting Fall feel.
  • If you love to entertain and host dinner parties, make sure to dress up your formal dining room and kitchen with Autumn décor. On your dining room table, place an eye-catching centerpiece with leaves, bright candles and berries to set the mood for an Autumn evening dinner party. Or place a large hurricane glass candle holder or vase filled with vase fillers such as decorative mixed leaves, cranberries, acorns or mini pumpkins.
  • Purchase fun leaf shaped placemats, as well as Autumn, themed towels and oven mitts for your kitchen.

Remember, you want to make your place a space you feel comfy in. It’s what makes the difference between a house and a home.

Repeat to yourself the following intention 3 times:

My home is a serene haven filled with Autumn joy!

By creating this cozy haven to retreat in during the Autumn season, you’ll feel nurtured and this will promote a vibration of positive well-being in your surroundings.

 

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Style For Success With These Back To School Tips https://www.stylingwithintention.com/style-for-success-with-these-back-to-school-tips/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/style-for-success-with-these-back-to-school-tips/#respond Sat, 31 Aug 2019 22:09:51 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48817 The days of Summer are winding downtime is quickly approaching. That means time for back to school shopping! Did you know that what your child wears on the first day of school can really set the tone for the day and year ahead? It’s very true! Whether your child wears a uniform, follows a certain…

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The days of Summer are winding downtime is quickly approaching. That means time for back to school shopping!

Did you know that what your child wears on the first day of school can really set the tone for the day and year ahead? It’s very true!

Whether your child wears a uniform, follows a certain dress code or wears their own clothes, you can easily incorporate these simple tips to help your child feel positive and confident on their first day of school.

Before you start back to school shopping, check out these styling tips for a successful and styled year ahead!

Organize and Clear Clutter

Before school starts, take steps to declutter their closet and drawers of clothes that no longer fit them. A cluttered space and closet can create a sense of overwhelm and frustration and that’s not the energy we want to bring into the school year! Give your child’s wardrobe a breath of fresh air by refreshing their closet. Make sure to have it filled with clothing and accessories that they love to wear and reflect their dreams and personality. Out with the old and hello to clean, clear and organized. It’s the start of a brand new school year and it’s the perfect time to open the door for exciting new beginnings to enter your child’s life. Don’t forget to organize your kid’s toys too!

Styled for the First Day

Get your child excited when buying new school clothes and shoes, by having them help pick them out-especially their first day outfit. An extra plus is wearing their favorite color on the first day. By wearing their personal power color will carry them with confidence throughout their day.

If they wear their own clothes, wear clothes that are positive and uplifting. No harsh messages or images. Student’s focus, self-esteem, confidence level and eagerness to learn is significantly improved when they dress appropriately for school.

 Also, a new pair of shoes on the first day of school is key. New shoes signify stepping forward in a new direction and energy for the upcoming year!

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Styled With Inspiration

Inspiration promotes feelings of confidence and peace.

Have a symbol or accessory of your child’s favorite item or role model with them on the first day of school. It can be a real or fictional character they have a connection with. For example, my one son LOVES superheroes and my other son loves everything and anything with motion- planes, trains, cars – you name it!

For one, I got a backpack with planes on it and the other one has a backpack with all his favorite superheroes on it. They are over the moon excited to wear these!

You can do this with a shirt, undergarments, backpack, lunchbox, hair accessory, or a keychain with their favorite character.

This is especially helpful if they have feelings of worry or anxiety. It’s a great feeling of ease knowing their hero has their back!

Create a Personal Mantra

A fun exercise with the kiddos! What intention or wish does your child want this school year? Create it!

For example:

“I have an awesome new school year with a great teacher and friends.”

Have them write it on a piece of paper and draw a picture of it. Hang the mantra in their room so that your child sees it every time they enter and leave the room.

The mantra creates a mindset for success, positivity and fun- works wonders!

Get ready to open the pathway for a happy and positive school year ahead!

By incorporating these styling with intention tips, your child will be styled for back to school success!

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Enchanting Ideas for Outdoor Summer Entertaining https://www.stylingwithintention.com/outdoor-summer-entertaining/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/outdoor-summer-entertaining/#respond Tue, 27 Aug 2019 01:13:25 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48805 Summertime is the perfect atmosphere to celebrate and share the memories of Summer entertaining. I really go to town on this one. Do I go over the top- maybe;) – but its so much fun & I love to see my guests reaction. They’re always surprised to see what I pulled out from my sleeve…

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Summertime is the perfect atmosphere to celebrate and share the memories of Summer entertaining. I really go to town on this one. Do I go over the top- maybe;) – but its so much fun & I love to see my guests reaction. They’re always surprised to see what I pulled out from my sleeve 😉
From backyard BBQs, to dessert nights, coastal brunches and Summer garden dinner parties, it’s always so much fun entertaining when the weather is warm and sunny and the nights are hot! Everyone feels relaxed happy and in a jovial mood- Ooh lala!

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, holiday or savoring Summer, these tips will be sure to impress!

Get ready to entertain in style!

Here are my favorite tips to decorate an elegant and enchanting summer entertaining celebration:

  • Create a welcoming entrance to your home for your summer soiree. Let your creativity and imagination run wild. Creating an attractive ambiance is what makes your space stand out. When guests come to your home for a casual get-together or event, they want to feel a connection and feel inspired by it.
  • Add a touch of sparkle! Dress up the entranceway and your outdoor area with garden lights and lanterns or twinkling string lights. This sets a magical mood for guests.
  • Pick a fun theme for your bash and decorate with colorful party décor novelty items and matching Summer accessories. For example, if you’re hosting a coastal brunch, decorate with seashells and flamingoes. Or if it’s an evening garden party, decorate with a nature-themed vintage coastal look.
  • Dress up your table with an elegant tablescape adorned with beautiful fresh flowers and eye-catching centerpiece.
  • Top the tables with a mini floral bouquet tied with ribbon for each guest atop matching themed plates, napkins and glassware to set the table in style.
  • Place mini votive candle holders with tea light candles on tables with bowls of seashells for an enchanting mood.
  • Serve unique and refreshing Summer themed cocktails with clever names with vintage labels.  You can also do this with wine labels as well. Remember to add festive Summer wine charms on glasses too!
  • Arrange a spread of elegant eats for your guests. Prepare themed snacks and light bites, delish appetizers, fresh fruits, veggie platters, cheese and crackers and salad jars.
  • Create a delicious dessert station with sweet treats such as rainbow mini cupcakes or floral topped mini cakes, fruit-topped slushies and fresh-squeezed lemonade station that will be sure to impress!
  • Wrap up the bash with a party favor treat for each guest stylishly tied with a raffia ribbon.

By implementing these Summer outdoor entertaining tips and your elegant bash will go in Summer history as one epic and memorable hit!

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5 Easy Ways to Beach Style Glamping https://www.stylingwithintention.com/5-easy-ways-to-beach-style-glamping/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/5-easy-ways-to-beach-style-glamping/#respond Sun, 28 Jul 2019 14:34:43 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48780 So, I’m up for a challenge with my friends! Being in a home surrounded by boys- looks like I’m outnumbered and we’re going on a camping or shall I say – Glamping adventure! My hubby and boys are super excited. While, I’m game and up for it, we did make a compromise. We stay in…

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So, I’m up for a challenge with my friends! Being in a home surrounded by boys- looks like I’m outnumbered and we’re going on a camping or shall I say – Glamping adventure!

My hubby and boys are super excited. While, I’m game and up for it, we did make a compromise. We stay in a tent with amenities and that I get to style, decorate it and glamp it up- beachy style!  Glamping is about experiencing Mother Nature in style and adding a twist of glamour & luxury to traditional ‘roughing it’ in the great outdoors camping.

So, glamping adventure- here we come!

Here are 5 Easy Ways to create a beach-inspired glamping ambiance:

Light It Up!

Create a whimsical mood lighting with LED lights. I picked up these cool, unique lantern lights which I thought were absolutely charming and thought would look awesome when glamping under the stars!

Glamping By Candlelight

Nothing says camping- glamping style by adding candlelight to the mix! Pick up some tin candles and citronella candles for your glamp style camping adventure. Lemongrass is an excellent choice too since it keeps bugs and mosquitos at bay. Surround them with seashells for a beachy and elegant vibe.

Style With Beach Treasures

Create a beach inspired art decor piece or centerpiece for your camp area. Fill a mason jar with some sand and an assortment of seashells. My boys insisted on adding shark teeth to it too, which I must say looks pretty neat! Tie with a raffia ribbon and wallah- a beach inspired decor piece!

Bring a Touch of Home With You

Who says you can’t experience nature in style? If you’re not a ‘roughing it’ type of person- no worries! Glamping is all about creating a personal luxurious, comfy and cozy ambiance while camping and experiencing the beauty if nature. Comfort is key here. Bring an air mattress and favorite pillows topped with your favorite nautical inspired sheets.  Surround yourself with inspiring and relaxing wall art, tapestries, cozy & colorful throws, hang a hammock put on some relaxing tunes and daydream under the stars. There are many ways to express your signature style.

Express Your Signature Glamping Style

Infuse your own unique décor style to your camping adventure.  Mix in some cool, glamping themed accessories to splash some fun to your glamping experience! Pick up some glamping napkins, placements, towelettes, tablecloth, wine bottle stoppers and straws with toppers with sayings like Happy Glamper!

Top your glamp style table with a colorful melamine plate and cup set and a vase of fresh flowers such as daisies.

Take the festive theme outdoors and add a mini garden flag, banner flags and welcome mat for your tent or RV for a happy & festive touch!

 By adding these whimsical and stylish glamping décor ideas, you’ll not only quench your wanderlust but also experience the beauty of nature in style on your next glamping adventure! 

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Clever Solution for Your Kids Extra Backpacks https://www.stylingwithintention.com/clever-solution-for-your-kids-extra-backpacks/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/clever-solution-for-your-kids-extra-backpacks/#respond Wed, 24 Jul 2019 23:31:07 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48775 If you’re a parent of school aged kids, I’m sure you may be wondering -what to do with all the extra backpacks you’ve accumulated over time? If your kids are anything like mine, we’ve collected quite a few! We won some, got some as gifts, then the old switch -a -roo! They got one for…

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If you’re a parent of school aged kids, I’m sure you may be wondering -what to do with all the extra backpacks you’ve accumulated over time?

If your kids are anything like mine, we’ve collected quite a few! We won some, got some as gifts, then the old switch -a -roo! They got one for school year then changed their mind on the design or character.

I’m sure you’ve been there on that one 😉

The ones we no longer need that broke or we’re on their last leg, we disregarded. The ones that were still in good condition, we donated and then there are those that you’re just not sure what to do with?

Your kids still like them and aren’t ready to let go of them just quite yet.

So, here’s an idea on what to do with all the extra backpacks that your kids still love and also serve another great purpose!

Our family loves to explore and take family day trips and road trips to attractions. For my kiddos , the excitement and suspense is hard to contain and the classic “Are we there yet?” comes up very often!

Extra Backpacks Car Trip

I thought of a clever idea that keeps my kids busy in the car and a purposeful use for the extra backpacks!

First off, just keep a few. I fill them with books & toys that keep their attention and don’t play with too often.

Since my kiddos love to read, we accumulate A LOT of books! Many I donate, but for the ones that they still read once in a while and books that they’re in between reading levels on, I still keep.

The same goes for toys. For the ones they still like, but will soon be outgrowing are keepers and get placed in these backpacks. Once I see over time, that’s they’ve outgrown the items in it and no longer are interested in them, I switch them out.

I put a backpack for each of them in my car trunk and my husband’s car trunk as well. If they go overnight to their grandparents for a sleepover, they get one too.

I must say- it works like a charm! They see these newfound books and toys with fresh eyes. Since they don’t see them too often, it really keeps them occupied and engaged while we’re on our way to our new adventures!

Don’t forget to Style Your Kid’s Room for Better Sleep and Wellness.

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Instantly Transform Your Space to a Zen Tranquil Home https://www.stylingwithintention.com/instantly-transform-your-space-zen-tranquil-home/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/instantly-transform-your-space-zen-tranquil-home/#respond Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:17:57 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48755 Question for you- have you ever walked into a place and you just don’t get a great feeling and something just feels a little off? We’ll all been there! So if you have a situation like this or you’re selling your home and potential buyers are getting a funky feeling of your space, or you…

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Question for you- have you ever walked into a place and you just don’t get a great feeling and something just feels a little off? We’ll all been there! So if you have a situation like this or you’re selling your home and potential buyers are getting a funky feeling of your space, or you just want a cleansing of your space or you just feel your home is a little stressed and you just want it rejuvenate, I have some tips for you today to turn your space into a zen tranquil home to relax.

Here are five ways to get good vibes coming in and transform your space to a feel-good haven.

1. Burn sage to clear your space

A variety of wellness stores carry smuggling sticks. Get matches or a lighter and an ashtray. Light the stick and walk through your home clockwise starting at the front door. Visualize white light coming in thru the home. This purifying technique is extremely powerful and your space will feel very, very clean.

If you’re not be a big fan of the potent scent, use a sage spray since it is just as an effective and it’s much lighter in scent. This is a much better alternative if you have small children or pets.

2. You can also try to burn incense

I have to say – I have a favorite brand of incense that I use is called “spiritual guide”. A friend of mine used it while giving me a Reiki session and since then it’s been my absolute favorite! But you can use any kind that you feel comfortable with.

Light the stick and walk throughout your home holding the ashtray underneath it so no ashes fall on the floor. You can then place it in an incense holder at the center of your home and let it burn or you can walk through your home like I mentioned.  Use whatever method is best for you.

3. Aromatherapy spray creates a zen tranquil home

Try using an aromatherapy spray throughout your home for an instant uplifting rejuvenation and zen feeling. Aromatherapy sprays are amazing! If you have trouble sleeping at night, aromatherapy spray is key. Get a relaxing aromatherapy spray such as lavender and sage or chamomile blend. Spray it throughout your space and also spray a little bit on your bed sheets and pillow before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby and feel well-rested when you wake up. I’d say it works like a charm!

I must say, once my head hits the pillow, I’m out like a light. But for most people this works amazing. But for people who have trouble sleeping, this works amazing!

Also, news for moms and dads! Coming from a mom, this tip works wonders for little ones as well.

If you have small children that have trouble going to sleep at night, I highly recommend getting a natural children’s aromatherapy spray. Spray a little bit on their bed sheets a little bit on their pillow. I have to say my little guys fall right asleep after this. So try it and see.

4. Cleanse your space with sea salt

This one is super easy yet extremely effective! Get 4 small glass bowls and fill about halfway with sea salt. Then place in each corner of the room or main floor of your home. Make the intention to cleanse and purify the energy of your space. Leave it there for a month and then after that discard. You can then repeat the process again. It’s amazing how nice your space will feel using this effective and powerful method!

5. Organize your home

When you clear the clutter in your space, it feels more peaceful and relaxed. Clutter in your home will make you feel overwhelmed in your life. Start little by little. Even taking that first step and taking it one step at a time will help you feel more clear both mentally. The more clutter you clear out, the more clarity you’ll have your home and life. Get some more organizing tips here.

By putting these simple tips into place, your home will exude positive zen vibes, promote well-being and will be a pleasure to come home to after a long day! Enjoy your zen tranquil home.

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Healthy Kids Fun Meal They Will Love! https://www.stylingwithintention.com/healthy-kids-fun-meal-they-will-love/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/healthy-kids-fun-meal-they-will-love/#respond Sun, 02 Jun 2019 22:50:56 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48743 If you’re a busy mama on the go like me, you know often times you’re up & about driving somewhere with your kids. Many times we’d be on the road and my kids would ask me to stop at Mickey D’s for a happy meal. I asked them, why Mickey D’s? Well, for the toy…

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If you’re a busy mama on the go like me, you know often times you’re up & about driving somewhere with your kids. Many times we’d be on the road and my kids would ask me to stop at Mickey D’s for a happy meal. I asked them, why Mickey D’s?

Well, for the toy of course they’d say.

So I came up with an idea to create a ‘Healthy Kids Fun Meal’ which is super easy to make and my kids LOVE it! Perfect to pack up for the beach, a picnic lunch or any time you’re on the go!

Here’s are a few examples of what I make for my healthy kids fun meal, but you can customize to your child’s dietary needs and what they like.

Healthy Kids Fun Meal Ideas Include:

  • Since my boys both love dinosaurs, I make them organic dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets and put in a fun colorful holder.
  • A side of fruit. One time I’ll do mandarin oranges, another time apple slices or grapes or a banana. I like to switch it up.
  • One of my boys love applesauce while the other one loves organic yogurt. You can even make different variations for your kids.
  • They love something crunchy with it too. So I’ll bring a side of pretzels for one boy and carrot sticks for my other one.
  • I’ll usually pack a mini water bottle for each of them. You can pick whatever drink they like that keeps them hydrated & feeling good.
  • Since it’s all about the toy – add in a little toy or treat. I pick up a few things at a dollar store such as a matchbox car, pack of stickers, mini dinosaur or superhero figurine. This is usually the hit of the meal 😉
  • I pack it up and put it all together in fun colorful bags and holders. Sometimes I’ll do superheroes or sports theme. They love it!

Since doing this Healthy Kids Fun Meal idea, I’ve gotten much fewer requests to stop at fast food on the road. Be creative and try out different things. They actually look forward to me making these to see what food combo and surprise I came up with. Hey, these guys keep me on my toes and with this creation, I keep them on theirs too!

For more fun kids ideas and inspiration visit the kids corner.

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How to Make Your Manicure & Pedicure Last Longer After the Beach https://www.stylingwithintention.com/make-your-manicure-pedicure-last-longer-after-the-beach/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/make-your-manicure-pedicure-last-longer-after-the-beach/#respond Sun, 28 Apr 2019 02:07:37 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48734 We’ve all been there! We get a pretty manicure pedicure the day before we go away for a beach weekend and the next day the nail polish is already chipped! Frustrating, right?! Being a busy mama of two boys always on the go, this happens a lot! Now let’s face it, even though we’d love…

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We’ve all been there! We get a pretty manicure pedicure the day before we go away for a beach weekend and the next day the nail polish is already chipped! Frustrating, right?!

Being a busy mama of two boys always on the go, this happens a lot! Now let’s face it, even though we’d love to, we can’t get our nails done every day- would be nice, right!

So, I’ll let you in on a cool tidbit that looks like you have a fresh manicure & pedicure all the time- even if it’s the day after the beach! Ready to get the skinny on my nail polish touch up method?

Here is how your manicure & pedicure can last longer

  • When you go to get your nails done at the salon, bring your own color with you. Pick a color that you love and pick a brand that you know lasts a while and works well with your nails. I personally love the brand Sinful Colors. You can pick up this nail polish brand at almost any store and in my experience, it really lasts once you put it on. Plus it’s super reasonable in price too- cha- ching!
  • If you forget to take with you, no worries! Pick a color at the nail salon that you can easily match at a store.
  • Also, purchase a quick dry top coat that dries extra shiny. An extra bonus is one that’s not only shiny but also strengthens your nails! Put on a topcoat of this right after you get your nails done and let dry.
  • Once you see the color start chipping, fill in the chipped cracks with the nail polish. After a few seconds, apply a light coat of the nail polish color over the nails. Let dry for a minute and then apply a layer of the quick dry top coat.

Use this method to extend the life your manicure and pedicure and keep them looking shiny and fabulous! I love this method and use it all the time.

You can do this whenever you need a quick touch up after a day at the beach or anytime until your next pampering trip to the nail salon.

Keep your manicure & pedicure last longer, look shiny & beautiful any time or anywhere!

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