Barbara Culkin Styling With Intention https://www.stylingwithintention.com Your Style. Your Life. Your Business. Your Intention. Sun, 17 May 2020 13:25:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 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 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 Sat, 16 May 2020 01:47:00 +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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Attract Love and Romance With Your Home Décor https://www.stylingwithintention.com/attract-love-and-romance-with-your-home-decor/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/attract-love-and-romance-with-your-home-decor/#respond Sun, 01 Mar 2020 02:38:58 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=49121 Get ready to decorate your space for love and romance! Did you know that there is an area of your home that can help you attract love into your life? It’s very true!    Before putting any of these tips into place, you first have to become clear in your intention.  Are you looking to…

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Get ready to decorate your space for love and romance! Did you know that there is an area of your home that can help you attract love into your life? It’s very true!  

 Before putting any of these tips into place, you first have to become clear in your intention.  Are you looking to manifest your Soulmate- the love of your life? If so, what does that look like for you? How does it make you feel? Be as specific as possible. Really take some time to focus on what you want to attract and feel those feelings throughout your soul. Because from this point, you then want to surround yourself with home décor that makes you feel those same loving and romantic vibes around you.

Here are some ways you can decorate your home decor to create strong love vibes:

  • Make your intention.  Intend to have that new romantic partner in your life. How would that look like for you? What kind of partner do you want in your life? Get as clear as possible on the type of person you’d love to attract into your life.
  • Make a Love List. This is one of my favorite manifestations techniques! Make a list of all the qualities you’d love to have in your dream partner. Make a love wish list. Be relaxed and in the present moment when you do this exercise. Make it a meditative journaling practice. Don’t censor yourself. Just let it flow and put it all down. When complete, rewrite it in a red ink pen and put it in a red envelope and place it in your love corner.
  • Activate the Love Area of your space. The far right-hand corner of your space is the Love Area of your home. This is the place to amplify the love energy if you’re looking for new love or looking to heat things up with your current love partner.  This is the place to put your love wish list!
  • Decorate With Love Décor– Hang a picture or painting of a loving couple that resonates with you. Every time you look at this painting, you feel strong love vibes. Decorate with paired objects such as a pair of candles, two love pillows, two hearts -you get the idea ;). Also, the colors to decorate in this area to stir up the love energy in this area are the colors- red and pink.

By adding these decorating tips into place, paired with a strong intention, you unleash the magic to happen in your love life. Get ready for a romantic ride!

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The Secret Step to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Manifest https://www.stylingwithintention.com/the-secret-step-to-make-your-new-years-resolution-manifest/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/the-secret-step-to-make-your-new-years-resolution-manifest/#respond Sun, 02 Feb 2020 01:32:48 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=49101 It’s the start of a brand new year and it’s the perfect time for a new you to re-emerge. It’s New Year full of hope and new beginnings.  There is a sense of magic and excitement in the air brimming with possibility, Do you feel sticking to your new year’s resolution is a challenge for you? Do you feel you’re gung-ho at the start and then…

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It’s the start of a brand new year and it’s the perfect time for a new you to re-emerge. It’s New Year full of hope and new beginnings. 

There is a sense of magic and excitement in the air brimming with possibility,

Do you feel sticking to your new year’s resolution is a challenge for you? Do you feel you’re gung-ho at the start and then it becomes just a thing of the past?

Many times we make resolutions, don’t stick to them and then feel bummed about it! This puts great pressure on us and the goal we want to achieve!

 I want to share with you the secret to making your New Year’s resolution manifest in your life.

This ‘secret’ is quite simple actually. The New Year is a time when we want to make a clean, fresh start in our lives and create wonderful occurrences and lucky opportunities.

The energy of the New Year is a powerful and magical time and this is a great atmosphere for it.

Are you ready to discover the ‘secret sauce’ to make your new year’s resolution manifest? It’s actually not that much of a secret but its Consistency. Consistency is key!

Sometimes we feel we’re making good progress towards or goal or intention but then something happens and we get off track. Many times we then feel it’s time to throw in the towel and call it a day!

This is exactly the time to keep going on be consistent! On the road to success, we’ll encounter some hiccups and challenges but the point is to keep going on stay on track.

The truth is life happens. Even if you feel you really got off track but you still want to achieve your goal, continue with it.

Don’t be hard on yourself or give yourself a hard time with negative self- talk. Turn it around and just pick up where you left off. Consistency leads to progress.

If you put tremendous pressure on yourself and get stressed out about it, that energy won’t be aligned with your goal.

When setting your sights to achieve something to be honest with yourself about how much time you can commit to this goal. When you’re realistic about it and then stay consistent with it, you’ll be much more likely to stick with it. Even if you take small steps and doing little things towards your goal will bring you closer.

Also, make sure to set a visual reminder for yourself of your goal. When you see it regularly you’re setting a visual intention and you’ll be inspired to make it happen. Also, see yourself visually in this picture. And imagine already being that or doing that!

Take small steps daily, be consistent and before you know it, your New Years goals and intentions will start manifesting into your life!

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Stylish & Stress-Free Gift Wrapping and Decorating https://www.stylingwithintention.com/stylish-stress-free-gift-wrapping-and-decorating/ https://www.stylingwithintention.com/stylish-stress-free-gift-wrapping-and-decorating/#respond Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:32:24 +0000 https://www.stylingwithintention.com/?p=49088 Season’s Greetings! The holiday season is in full swing. Are you almost done with your holiday shopping? If so, the next step is to start gift-wrapping, bagging and decorating. I wanted to share a simple method for a gift- wrapping and decorating made stylish and easy! Being a visual and creative soul, I came up…

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Season’s Greetings! The holiday season is in full swing. Are you almost done with your holiday shopping? If so, the next step is to start gift-wrapping, bagging and decorating. I wanted to share a simple method for a gift- wrapping and decorating made stylish and easy!

Being a visual and creative soul, I came up with this gift-wrapping and decorating technique as a way of visually seeing all the gifts that needed to be bagged and which needed to be wrapped. I also needed to get them done quickly and at the same time, have them look chic, stylish and create a signature look.

I wanted each gift to create a memorable impression to the person I was giving the gift to. Any time the holiday season rolled around, and people expressed their angst over getting the gift-wrapping done, I shared this method with them and they loved it!

You’ll cut the time in half and have more time to have fun during the holidays. Instead of stressing out before the holidays, you’ll feel at ease and ready to have a jolly time at your next holiday shindig!

Discover how to make stress-free gift wrapping and decorating stylish:

  1. Create a gift-wrapping area by setting up in an open and clear space.
  2. Take out all the gifts that need to be gift-wrapped or bagged and separate them in two piles. One pile that needs to be bagged and the other that needs to be gift-wrapped.
  3. For the gifts that need to be bagged, lay out all the various sizes of gift bags standing up in a row, and place the tissue paper next to it. Next, place the gift in each bag, matching the size of the bag. After all are placed in the gift bags, put in the tissue paper.
  4. For the gifts that need to be wrapped, lay out various rolls of wrapping paper on the floor or an open area. Then place each gift that needs to be wrapped on an open roll of gift-wrapping paper. Make sure to have tape and scissors handy. Cut, wrap and tape- easy as that!
  5. Now comes the fun part! Add pretty bows, colorful ribbon, sparkly gift tags and dress up with any embellishments you desire. To make an extra special memorable impression, add a touch of signature style reflecting you!

 You can use this time-saving method not only during the holiday season but any time you have a multitude of gifts to wrap or bag such as for a birthday, baby or bridal shower or any other festive occasion you have coming up.

Skip the overwhelm and try this fast, easy, simple and stress-free gift-wrapping and decorating method and spend more time making a fun holiday memorable moments. Happy holidays and enjoy!

Don’t forget to make your own Wish-Granting ornament.

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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 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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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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