Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Maven: Let there be Life



Happy Monday Dolls!  I hope you all had a beautiful Easter weekend and remembered the true reason for the season! It's the start of another beautiful week and I've decided to focus another post on inner beauty.  Today though, I wanted to focus on our surroundings and how they can add so much beauty to our lives if we make just a few small changes.

Everyone who knows me, and you'll get to know this about me too, knows that I am an observer.  I observe people, life, and pretty much anything there is to observe.  My favorite thing to observe however, is successful and positive people.  Many people say what you are who you surround yourself with.  I think you pick up the traits of those you observe the most as well.

One thing I've noticed about successful and happy people is that they surround themselves with life.  If you really think about it, it makes sense that it would be these people who seem to be enjoying life the most, or getting the most out of life.  I thought it would be good to share some simple ways that you can spruce up your space while adding a little life to it at the same time!  Check out some simple tips below.


Adding Life to Your Space

April Showers Bring May Flowers

A fun way to add more life to your space is by adding fresh flowers or plants.  Certain plants can add oxygen (the Snake Plant) and clean air (Peace Lily), while others are thought to bring peace and prosperity (Bamboo plants) to an area.



Brighter Than The Sun


One of the easiest ways to add some life to your space is simply by opening the blinds and letting the sunshine in!  Sun light has many benefits such as vitamin D and it just a natural mood lifter.  Open your blinds and let the sunshine bring you instant happiness.



Aroma Awareness

A quick way to spark happiness and life in your space is by finding aromas that speak to the things that make you happy.  Find scented plug ins, candles, or even incense that remind you of the things that make you happy or the things that are soothing to you.  Some soothing scents linked that are thought to relieve anxiety and stress include lavender and coconut.



What do you do to add life to your space?

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XO Kelley



15 comments:

  1. #1 Sunlight. Bright colors...especially with the wardrobe. No clutter! I'm a nut about organization skills.

    Cute post!

    Lola

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    1. I love a clean space too! I am trying to think of what bright colors I might like to add to my space, I'm thinking hot pink or beach blue.

      XO Kelley

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  2. Great ideas! I think flowers and sunlight do so much just to brighten up your mood. I think organizing your surroundings is also a must! I think it's really hard to really work in a cluttered space!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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    1. Thanks Giovanna! I love flowers, they really brighten up my day. Organization is definitely key in adding life to your space too because a cleans space breeds so much creativity.

      XO Kelley

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  3. So true! You are who you surround yourself with!
    I love the ideas!
    xo
    Suma

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    1. Thank you Suma. It's a simple truth that many overlook!

      XO Kelley

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  4. Definitely adding color, light and pretty things help! I am stuck in a cubicle by no windows at work, so recently I redecorated with a "red & purple" theme in mind! I decorated with fake flowers (so they will last forever, although I'd love to update with new flowers every week!), an Eiffel Tower desk lamp, red & purple candles and a new lipstick shaped pen, just for fun!

    Cute post, thanks for sharing :) :) :)

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    1. Oh wow Rachel! I'd love to see what that looks like!

      XO Kelley

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  5. Ahh this is a nice post, everything you wrote about it true!! I definitely need to do some head clearing...one thing i can look forward to is coming home to my own space.

    xO Rachel

    glamhampton.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Rachel! Having your own space is such a great thing! I am so looking forward to have my own space again!

      XO Kelley

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  6. I love lighting candles and opening up the curtains to add more life to my apartment :)

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too Angela! It's so simple, but it can really improve a mood!

      XO Kelley

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  7. I love this post! Its so fun and full of light and love, very refreshing!

    Jasmine
    Thejourn3y.com

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  8. I love to add life to my living space with plants and aromas, as you mentioned in the post. I have peace lilies and bamboo plants in the common area and I want to put some orchids in my bedroom window sill. I keep fruity candles burning (especially from Bath and Body Works) because I love the scent of fresh, ripe fruit.

    This was a great post! I guess I never really think about the things around us adding to the beauty that is our lives. Thanks for sharing the awareness :-)

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  9. Fabulous post, love. Fresh flowers around the house is always my favorite part of Spring and Summer. They just always bring a smile to my face.

    ps. I love love love your opening. So true and beautiful. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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