Barbara Culkin Styling With Intention https://www.stylingwithintention.com Your Style. Your Life. Your Business. Your Intention. Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:18:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 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 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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3 Beachy Easy Easter Décor Ideas https://www.stylingwithintention.com/3-beachy-easy-easter-decor-ideas/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/3-beachy-easy-easter-decor-ideas/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 02:35:50 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48718 Spring is in the air and decorating for it gives off a Spring fever vibe. So whether you’re hosting the Easter holiday at your home, at the beach, or just decorating with Easter décor, why not have it look stylishly seasonal as well as work in your favor too? Easter is the time of renewal,…

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Spring is in the air and decorating for it gives off a Spring fever vibe. So whether you’re hosting the Easter holiday at your home, at the beach, or just decorating with Easter décor, why not have it look stylishly seasonal as well as work in your favor too?

Easter is the time of renewal, re-birth, growth and life. The world is in bloom and by enhancing your home for this Easter holiday and Spring season, you’re creating a powerful energetic vortex to bring your heart’s desire to you. Pretty cool, right?!

Here are 3 of my favorite top easy Easter decor ideas to create a beachy vibe and enhance your space for a blissful Easter:

1) Bring on the Green!

Green is the ideal color to use with your easy Easter décor. The color green symbolizes new beginnings. It’s also the color of balance, growth and harmony.
Incorporate shades of green into your color scheme with your décor, when setting the table and of course your Easter eggs!
You can easily do this by picking a green tablecloth and napkins with festive Easter napkin rings at your Easter brunch or dinner. Enhance with Easter plants and flowers for an extra special refreshing touch of green!
By decorating with the color green in your home, it stirs up the lucky Easter energy.

2) Tabletop Easy Easter Decor

If you’re hosting Easter brunch or dinner, of course, you’ll be serving yummy food at your celebration. A chic tablescape will make quite an Easter impression! Brighten up the table with Spring splash of color with a beautiful arrangement of tulips in a vase tied with an elegant ribbon. To tie in a hint of coastal and beachy inspiration, place little seashells around the table .
Add in some bunny and Easter egg tabletop décors such as plates, glassware and serving bowls. For a touch of creative fun, use novelty items such as bunny napkin holders, place card holders, wine charms and bunny-shaped salt and pepper shakers.

3) Create an Impressive Beachy Centerpiece

One of my favorite ways decorate for Easter is to of course add in some beachy fun and coastal touches. Whether you’re entertaining in an elegant or relaxed way, this beauty will be sure to make a coastal statement!
Here’s an idea- fill empty glass vases with seashells and colorful Easter eggs décor. Yes- its that simple! This makes a stylish, coastal and easy Easter décor piece. If you’d like, you can add in an LED candle for a laminated look.
Being a mama, I know that my kids like to be a part of everything. And they too would like a décor piece at their kids table for Easter. So, for them, I simply use a clear heavy duty plastic vase and fill with seashells and colorful kids eggs. Or you can put artificial painted Easter eggs in a décor nest basket.
Both are quite the ‘eggcellent’ Easter tabletop hit with the kids!

By creating a festive Spring ambiance and beachy Easter mood, you’ll create an unforgettable impression and fill your guests with blissful creative inspiration and possibilities!

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Seashell Wish Candle to Supercharge Your Full Moon Intention https://www.stylingwithintention.com/seashell-wish-candle-to-supercharge-your-full-moon-intention/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/seashell-wish-candle-to-supercharge-your-full-moon-intention/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 02:57:49 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48711 The energy of the full moon is very powerful and can bring your intentions to life! Why not use that to magnetize your deepest wish? One of my favorite ways to do this is to create a Seashell wish candle. Seashells have a magical manifesting element to them and the lighting of the candle focuses…

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The energy of the full moon is very powerful and can bring your intentions to life! Why not use that to magnetize your deepest wish?
One of my favorite ways to do this is to create a Seashell wish candle. Seashells have a magical manifesting element to them and the lighting of the candle focuses your intention on it and energizes your wish.

1- Get Clarity

This first step to manifesting anything in your life is to get crystal clear about exactly what you’d like to create.  The Universe is always listening. When you get super clear on it, the Universe steps in.

2 – Write It In Red

Once you’re clear on your heartfelt intention, get an index card and write your intention on the index card in red pen. Red is an attracting and magnetic color. When you put it in red- Bam! It sends the message loud and clear!

3- Placement of Seashell Wish Candle

Next, get a large seashell and fill it with some sand. Once you do that, place a small tea light candle in it. If you prefer a mini tea light LED candle, you can use that as well.

You then place it over the index card with your intention.

4- Energize It

Place the lit seashell wish candle under the light of the full moon. If you live in a space that the light won’t directly get it, no worries. It’s your INTENTION that matters most!

Also, always make sure to keep in a safe place away from wind, small children or pets. If its an LED candle you can keep it lit. It you have a tea light candle with a flame keep it lit for a short while or until it burns out .

5- Know & Believe

As the candle is lit under the light of the full moon, close your eyes and visualize your intention as if it has already happened for you. Picture white golden light all around you and your wish. Imagine this white golden protective light having magnetic power and pulling your desire into your life. How would that make you FEEL? Pour all those delicious feelings into your picture. Make it as clear as possible. See it and feel as here in your life NOW.

Then release it to the Universe and trust it will happen at the perfect time. Sometimes we want things to happen on our time frame and then feel it’s not fair when it doesn’t come when we want it to. But know, the Universe ALWAYS has your best interest at heart and has a bigger plan for you than you know. Trust it and believe!

Your seashell wish candle not only makes a cool, coastal décor piece but its also an uplifting symbol of your wish and a that your intention is in the making right now!

You can also check out my video on manifesting a wish for a Full Blue Moon for some more inspiration.

Happy Full Moon Manifesting!

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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 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:31:54 +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 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 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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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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Back to School: Style Your Kid’s Room for Better Sleep and Wellness https://www.stylingwithintention.com/back-to-school-style-your-kids-room-sleep-wellness/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/back-to-school-style-your-kids-room-sleep-wellness/#respond Sun, 22 Jul 2018 03:37:20 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=48006 Create a cozy atmosphere for your kid’s room to snooze and relax in by Styling With Intention! The way a child’s room is decorated and what they surround themselves with in their bedroom can affect their mindset, behavior, mood, study habits, concentration, energy level and sleep patterns. This is especially important for Back to School…

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Create a cozy atmosphere for your kid’s room to snooze and relax in by Styling With Intention!

The way a child’s room is decorated and what they surround themselves with in their bedroom can affect their mindset, behavior, mood, study habits, concentration, energy level and sleep patterns. This is especially important for Back to School success.

Decorate and style your kids’ bedrooms with these tips to create balance, peace of mind, restful sleep and overall well-being.

Kid’s Room Styling Intention:

I now set the intention to create my child’s bedroom into a peaceful haven to sleep and dream.

Here are my favorite ways to style a kids room for success with intention:

 

Clean, Clear, Organized and Clutter-free Room

A space that’s clean and organized creates a harmonious ambiance. Dust and vacuum often. Create ‘breathing room’ on kids’ shelves, under the bed and in the closet. Declutter toys and books periodically to create a healthy flow of energy in the room.

 

Positive, Fresh Air Quality

Open windows often for some fresh air.  This stirs up the energy and air quality of the room. Try gentle essential oils or a natural aromatherapy spray with a blend of lavender and chamomile to promote a calming atmosphere for sleep and rest.

 

Organize in Color

Organize kids toys in colorful bins or canvas totes for an organized room. This will add personalization and pops of color in the space. Make sure to put the toys away before going to sleep. When a room is organized it feels peaceful.

 

Colors in Room

Color has a major effect on kid’s sleep patterns. Use neutral or pastel color palette for walls.  Color such as: sky blue, blush pink, mint green, pale yellow or a sandy taupe is great color choices. These colors promote calm, and peace. Pops of color for accents and accessories for décor is the perfect way to add a splash of color, style, personality and personalization to the space.

 

Proper Furniture Size & Placement

Pick furniture that fits properly and proportionally to the size of the room. The ideal placement for the bed is referred to as the Command position. The bed is placed in the room (preferably diagonally, not in front of it or in line with the door) so you can see the door and who’s entering.
Also, a solid headboard against the wall, not under the window is a great choice to feel secure and peaceful.

Style & Organize For Restful Sleep

Positive & Uplifting Room Décor

Pick a room theme or décor that is comforting and positive. Refrain from picking harsh stimulating themes, décor or bed sheets. Avoid wild animals or prints, symbols of violence & destruction or fighting superheroes or ninjas – especially for boys!

 

Decorate With Symbols of Intention

Incorporate décor symbols of things they love, achievements they are proud of, or their artwork. Also, any places they want to visit or new things they want to do or try. Decorating this way will build their confidence, self-esteem and happiness.

 

Favorable Lighting & Window Treatments

A room that lets in natural light brings in cheer. Make sure room is well-lit and let in natural light during the day and use shades, blinds or drapes when napping or sleeping.

 

Add Natural Elements for Calm

For a soothing ambiance use a Himalayan salt lamp as a nightlight. Also placing rose quartz crystals on a shelf exudes a soothing and loving peaceful energy in the room.

 

Soothing Sounds For Sleep

If your child has trouble falling asleep at night, try playing a children’s meditation or soothing nature tunes- such as ocean, rain or rainforest sounds. These soothing melodies work wonderfully in helping drift off to sleep.

 

Tech Gadgets in Kid’s Room

Put away all tech gadgets and electronic devices such as iPads, laptops, tv, gaming systems and iPhones before going to sleep. Keeping these devices on creates stimulation and best to remove from kid’s room at bedtime for better rest and sleep.

 

Be inspired to Create A Peaceful Space For Your Child

Whether you’re designing a baby’s nursery, kid’s bedroom or teen’s room, these styling tips work wonderfully to create a calm and serene space for sleep. This helps your child feel positive and productive at school.

Do one step at a time. Set the intention to start with 3 of these tips and go from there.

Repeat to yourself the following intention 3 times:

My child’s room is now an organized, restful and tranquil haven.

By implementing these Feng Shui inspired Styling With Intention tips, your child’s room will be transformed into a harmonious and happy space to rest, sleep and dream!

For more fun kids Styling With Intention tips, check out my Kids Corner Here.

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10 Spring Cleaning Tips For a Clean and Organized Space https://www.stylingwithintention.com/10-spring-cleaning-tips-to-get-a-clean-and-organized-space/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/10-spring-cleaning-tips-to-get-a-clean-and-organized-space/#respond Mon, 26 Mar 2018 01:47:47 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=2884 Take Spring Cleaning to a new level and Organize with Intention! These tips keep your spaces clean, organized and refreshed. They can be used all year round, not just for Spring.

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Take Spring Cleaning to a new level and Organize with Intention!  These tips keep your spaces clean, organized and refreshed. They can be used all year round, not just for Spring.

Spring has finally arrived in full swing! There’s a feeling of rebirth and possibility in the air, but you’re feeling blah? It’s time to stir up the energy of your space and add some spice to your life!

If you haven’t done any Spring cleaning yet, now is the perfect time to do so.

Before doing any makeover or re-decorating project, clear the space to have your place flow freely. Remember, nature abhors a vacuum. Remove one thing and something new comes in. Pretty cool, huh? When ready for change, it’s a priority to clear out the old to make way for the new!

Spring Cleaning Intention:

I now set the intention to get clean, clear and organized.

Here are my top 10 favorite ways to organize your space with intention:

 

1 ) Start Spring Cleaning by Clearing Clutter

The key to really get the energy flowing is a healthy dose of clutter clearing. I know you may be saying- I’d like to, but there’s too much, or I like to keep everything- just in case and the list goes on. But the main point is to start small.

Don’t fall into overwhelm. Doing a little at a time leads to tremendous progress. By taking baby steps, as time goes on, you’ll be a pro at clutter clearing.

2 ) Clean to Get Clear

Give your space a good scrub down to feel focused and clear! Dust, vacuum, scrub-EVERYTHING! Your place will feel clean, fresh and alive! Do one room at a time. If you feel you don’t have the time do such a cleaning yourself, ask for help. Ask your spouse, friends, children, parents, cousins etc. -whoever is willing to help & pitch in. Make a party out of it, you’ll have a blast and your place will feel rejuvenized! If this feels too time-consuming for you, hire a cleaning person or service to clean your space and make it feel renewed.

3) Give Your Organized Space a Breath of Fresh Air

Clean the windows and open them up as well! Especially after a long and cold Winter, let in some fresh air. Many times I see people have the heat on all Winter and as soon as it gets a little warmer they go right to turning on the Air Conditioner. You want to clear the stale energy especially after a long winter of colds, cases of flu, etc. Get ready for the fresh Spring air!

4) May I Come In?

Create visionary curb appeal. Clean the front door well to invite new opportunities into your life. If it’s chipping or needs a new paint job, give it a fresh coat of paint ASAP. This simple quick and easy fix will make a huge difference in your home’s appearance and bring goodies into your life!

5) Switch Things Up

Stir up the energy by moving around at least 9 things in your space that have been in the same place for months. Pictures on the wall, frames, appliances, magnets on your refrigerator- whatever you feel urged to move! Have fun with it!

Clean Organized Space

6) Make Way for the New

Make room for that hot, new summer wardrobe by clearing out closet clutter! This one is a toughie for many of us! How many of us keep shoes or outfits we haven’t worn in ages in our closets? Sneakers from high school (yep, that was me), that dress that brings back memories, those pair of pants we keep hoping to wear again someday and so forth! If you haven’t worn it in over a year or more, or it doesn’t fit properly- it’s time to say Adios! You can give to a friend or family member or donate to a clothing drive. You’ll feel good and have good karma too!

7) No More Surprises Under the Bed

Clear clutter from under the bed! This attracts excess baggage in your life which you and I know, you don’t want or need! If you don’t use it, move it out of there. The space under the bed should be clear for the energy to flow freely.

8) Our Furry Friends

We love our furry, four-legged friends, but make sure to clean up all pet hair from under and behind the furniture and as well as your entire space. Also, make sure to organize pet supplies and accessories. I recommend using fun colorful stylish baskets.

9) Energize With Nature

Plants are excellent energy enhancers! Plant some flowers, buy some plants or Feng Shui your garden! If you feel you don’t have a ‘green thumb’, buy some low-maintenance plants for your space indoors.

10) Clear The Air

Space clearing is also a good way to clean the energy of your space. If your place doesn’t feel good, or you have trouble sleeping, you may want to hire a professional that does space clearings. They can be very elaborate or simple. Your place will feel very peaceful.

Here are a few simple tips for space clearing:

  • Place a bowl of sea salt in each corner of the room, apartment, or office- whichever room you are clearing. After a week or so, remove the sea salt.
  • You can burn sage in your space too. This is a good cleanser but some people really dislike the smell! If that’s the case, you can buy a sage spray that’s lightly scented and very pleasant. Also, burning some cleansing, lightly scented candles or incense are terrific choices too.

Set Your Intention

Set the intention to do 3 or more of these tips.  Organizing your space is about getting into a routine.  Start with these and by repeating monthly will help keep your space clean and organized.

You can keep your space clean and organized by breaking it up into little steps. After completing the three steps, mark it on your calendar to do another one of these steps in a month.

Repeat to yourself the following intention 3 times:

I now have a clean and organized space.

Imagine feeling more energized with an organized and clean space.

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