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Cozy Room Transformation

Hey There!

We’ve been gone for a hot minute, but we’re back and better than ever! Today, we wanted to share how we go about doing photoshoots on a budget. With some christmas lights, fairy lights, thumbtacks, and spare bedsheets you too can transform your room into a cozy haven!

The Base:

First, you’re going to want to decide which angle you want to shoot from. We decided that we wanted to shoot placing our tripod on the right side of the room, facing the left in order to maximize the space used to hang lights. We prefer to use a larger amount of room and if needed, crop our photos post-production! Start out by evenly placing your tacks and stringing up your lights.

*Sorry for the extremely grainy iPhone photo! We just wanted to show you how it looked like from a different perspective.

Cover Up:

Although we thought that the bare lights on our bedroom looked nice, we wanted to create a dreamy atmosphere. So, in order to soften the harshness of the wires and lights we used a white bedsheet to cover up our lights.

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Finishing Touches:

When we thought that our base was just right, we scoured our house for whatever fluffy pillows and blankets we could find! We also took fairy lights and draped them over our pillows and blankets to create an even more illuminated look.

The Finished Product:

We were pretty satisfied with how our room turned out!

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June 2018 Thrift Picks

Summer is upon us and along with the sweltering heat comes the time for a new summer wardrobe. The great news is that -with a bit of free time and perseverance- you don’t have to break the bank to make it. Pro tip: don’t go to a thrift store expecting to find one certain thing, because you’ll be set up for disappointment! Have an idea of the types of clothes you want to find. We wanted some classic, easy to wear neutrals that could pair with any outfit.

Here’s a spread of some of our favorite finds:

Whether your summer is spent relaxing in bed like us or spent out on the town, the best part about it all is that all of the pretty pennies you save on your clothes can be spent on your summer vacation!

10 for $10!

10 FOR $10 AT SALVATION ARMY

There's nothing we love more than a great deal. So, what do you get when you combine a great deal for an even greater cause? A reaaally good time! 

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If you aren't familiar with Salvation Army, it's a 140 year old Christian international organization that provides a variety of services including emergency response, rehabilitation programs, and social work to name a few. One of the ways in which they raise money is by having people donate items which they no longer have use for (ie: clothes, toys, furniture, etc.) and in turn, reselling those items at their thrift store locations.    

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You'll need to check with your local Salvation Army Thrift Store when they're having sales, but we think that it's worth noting that they have different items that go on sale monthly. For example, we went on a clothing sale day, but the previous week was 50% off furniture. So, go to your local Salvation Army, mark your calendars, and have yourself a great time! You know what they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure. 

 

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