Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Faves: 8/3/12

I am going to be starting a new series called Friday Faves where I do a blog post every friday talking about my favorite things from that week. My favorite things this week were:
Favorite Laugh:
Favorite Quote:
I need to remember this more often 
Favorite Outfit Idea:
My Favorite DIY:
Place a cut-out on a shirt and then spray bleach around it.    totally doing this.
Need to get a couple cheap t-shirts and do this 
Favorite Hairstyle:
hair how to
I wish my hair would do's so pretty 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

One Sis Two Sis Me Sis You Sis: Furniture Planning

Now we're gonna get into planning where to put your furniture. Whether you're going to buy furniture or you already have some you always need to know:
1. Where you're going to put it
2. Will it fit?

My sister and I measured our room, how wide it was and how long. (Do not include the closet when you're measuring.) Then we took some graph paper ( this link has six different free printouts.) and used one square per foot. So lets say your room is 10 feet wide and 12 feet long (just random numbers that popped into my head). You would cut out a piece of graph paper 10 squares wide and 12 squares long. So you would have a rectangle with 10 squares going to the side and 12 squares going down (I'm doing my best to explain this so it makes sense, if it doesn't then feel free to ask questions in the comments).

Then you're going to measure all the furniture you want in your room, your beds, your dresser, vanity, desk, and any other furniture you might have. It doesn't matter how tall it is since you'll just need to know how much room it will take up on your floor. So measure the bottom of the piece of furniture, width and length, and cut it out on the graph paper, the same way you did for your room.

Once you have all of your pieces of furniture cut out (don't forget to label them) you're going to start arranging them on the piece of graph paper that's representing your room. This is going to tell you how much furniture you can fit in your room and what would be the best way to arrange it.

The next step is to put the furniture into the room. It may take a couple times of rearranging to find the best set up, but you'll find it. Remember, you may have to compromise with this. You may not have room for your keyboard because of your dresser. Or your vanity won't fit because of your nightstand. But maybe you will have room for everything. Just don't shove everything into your room. Remember, you need walking space too : )

Monday, July 30, 2012

Outfit of the Day 7/30/12

Top: Walmart, Jeggings: TJ Maxx, Shoes: Walmart, Cardigan: TJ Maxx, Bracelet: Plato's Closet, Sunglasses: TJ Maxx

One of my favorite ways to dress up a simple t-shirt and jeans outfit is to add a cardigan. You can choose any color but I decided to go with this teal one that I bought from TJ Maxx the other day. I love the color and it's also super lightweight, perfect for summer : )
I paired this look with my favorite black sandals, a big silver bracelet, and of course, my aviator sunglasses. I'm really happy with this outfit and I hope you guys like it too : )

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

One Sis Two Sis Me Sis You Sis: Sometimes You Have to be Last

So in my last post I talked about compromising and agreeing on the changes in your room. In this post I'm going to tell you that sometimes you have to be last.

Both my sister and I had to make sacrifices when it came to organizing our room. Kathryn didn't like having a dresser so we made storage beds and got rid of the dresser. I love our beds but I liked having our dresser too. It gave us more space to store our clothes and a place to have a lamp.

We tried to compromise when it came to the dresser. We were given a bunk bed that had a trundle bed underneath. It had drawers, a desk, and a storage area in the back. In the daytime we would roll the trundle bed underneath and we would have a lot more room. But at night when ever someone rolled around on the top bunk the door to the storage area would open and close. Also we would hit our heads on the ceiling or the fan in the summer because the top bunk was only about a foot away from the ceiling. The bed didn't work so we gave it to someone else. We tried bed frames and storing some of our stuff under our beds but that ended up just being a huge mess.

I really liked having the dresser but my sister didn't. So I agreed to getting rid of the dresser and building storage beds.

I wanted to paint the trim pink and my sister doesn't like the color pink AT ALL. But she still let us paint it pink.

I know that it can be hard to "be last" but sometimes it's better to just say "Ok, we can do it your way" than to argue about it.

So if you try compromising something and nothing is working out then just remember, sometimes you have to be last : )

One Sis Two Sis Me Sis You Sis: Compromise

My sister Kathryn and I are best friends, but we're also complete opposites. This is really hard when you're sharing a room because you both have your own decorating styles. You may want different furniture, different colors for the wall, a different floor lamp. Whatever it is, really your only choice is to compromise.

I know it seems simple but when it comes to it, compromising can be really hard. When Kathryn and I decided to redo our room we both had completely different ideas of what it was going to look like. Our room has bright green walls, black chalkboard doors, black baseboards and hot pink trim. In my mind our room was going to be light purple with dark purple trim. Kathryn wanted it to be red. But when we talked about it we eventually decided to paint it how it is now and we both love it.

Here is a list of some ideas for compromising:
1. Each person takes a piece of paper and fold it in half so you have two columns.
2. Label one column "yes" and the other "no way".
3. Each person writes down what she would really like to have or do in the yes column and what she absolutely can't deal with in the no way column.
4. Get together and compare. If one of you has something in the yes column that is a no way for the other persons column, cross it out.
5. Highlight anything that you both have in the yes column.
6. Go over anything that is in each of your yes columns and highlight anything you agree on. You might be surprised that you have the same ideas, or a great idea that the other didn't think of.

Hopefully, you have agreed on some items and can start making a plan. If you can't come up with a plan, come back tomorrow and read my post on preferring others : )

One Sis Two Sis Me Sis You Sis: How to Share a Room with Your Sister and Survive.

I am beginning a new blog series called One Sis Two Sis Me Sis You Sis: How to Share a Room with Your Sister and Survive.

My sister and I share a medium sized room, and it can be hard sometimes. I've tried searching for organization tips specifically for sisters sharing a room, but I haven't been able to find any information. Since there doesn't seem to be anything on this subject I figured I would write about it myself.

In this series there will be a new blog post every day covering organization, decluttering, keeping your room clean, decorating, and getting along with your sister as you organize your room.

I'm not an expert on any of this. I will also be trying to improve myself as I write this series. I will be sure to reference any sources that are helpful.

I hope you enjoy this series and find it helpful : )