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Do you have a younger brother or sister at home? If you said yes, then you have probably experienced having your stuff "borrowed" or disrupted without your permission. Here are my suggestions for how to keep siblings at bay, protect your belongings, and avoid starting a family war!
Tip #1. Talk to Your Siblings
If your sibling(s) are old enough to understand and have a conversation with you, then talk with them about how you feel when they get into your stuff. Politely ask them to leave your things alone. If your siblings are too young to understand, then talk to your parents about keeping them out of your space.
Tip #2. Give Them Their Own
Figure out why your brothers or sisters keep playing with your things. Does sis keep stealing your pens because she doesn't have any of her own? Perhaps you could give her some of yours to keep, or talk to your parents about getting her some of her own. Oftentimes, siblings simply use your things because they don't have that item.
Tip #3: Offer Replacements
Maybe your brothers and sisters play with your things because they are bored. Try setting limits around what they can and can't play with - for example, say "no" to the books and crafts supplies, but let them borrow your blankets and stuffed animals. Offering replacements might help keep them entertained and your most precious items safe from little fingers.
Tip #4. Put it Out of Reach
Identify what things you've got that you really don't want sibs to touch. For example, jewelry, cosmetics, keepsakes, or school books/papers. Put these items up out of their reach, so there is no chance of them stealing those items. You can fill in lower spaces with items that are less valuable or harder to damage.
Tip #5. Don't Lose your Temper
I know, I know, I know. It's HARD. However, you are the big sister in this situation - you are not the preschooler. Show your siblings, your parents, and yourself that you know how to handle things in a mature way. While it is perfectly normal not to want sibs stealing your stuff, make sure that you handle the situation with peace and with love - not with anger (you can pray for this!). Honestly, I still struggle in this area, so you are not alone.
Thank you for reading!
Winter is over! Summer is here! Dress up your room, and bring nature near! Give these tips a try to make your room look ready for summer. Ready? Meet me in your backyard.
Supplies you need:
* Camera or phone camera
Make a Nature Banner!
1. Start by making a pom-pom banner! You can find out how to here.
2. Arrange beautiful works of art in nature. Use you flowers, sticks, rocks, and leaves to make beautiful works of art. Need some ideas? There a few photos below of the art I made.
3. Take pictures of your artwork and print them off. Hang them on you pom-pom banner. Great job!
Create Vintage Beauties!
1. Grab a nice and thick book. You could try a dictionary, an encyclopedia, or maybe even Peril in Paris (read A’s review of that in Book Reviews)!
2. Pick some bold bluebells, delicate dandelions, and some popping petunias. Smash them in the back of the book. Leave them in the book for a week or two, then take them out and display them!
Make Pretty Petal Displays!
1. Find what you want to display. It could be a small flower, a clover, a flower petal, or a pretty leaf! Something small is easier, but you could try something larger too!
2. Lay out a few pieces of tape (all touching each other) and lay your nature on top. Then encase it in another layer of tape. Trim the edges of the tape, and you are done!
I hope you enjoy these ways to bring the outdoors in! Comment below to tell us what you tried.
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Last week, the lovely B talked finding your style. If you haven’t read that post, I’d recommend you go ahead and do that. I’ll wait! :)
Welcome back! Let’s take what you just learned about your bedroom style and put it to work. Here are five ideas I’ve gathered on how to let your personality and style shine in your bedroom. I can’t wait to see what you create!
Bring the monochrome home! Fill up a chalkboard with white-chalked illustrations, quotes, schedules, and whatever ever else suits your style. Your finished creation is easy to hang and a blast to update!
2. Patterned wall
Pour the paint and pick a pattern! With parent permission, create an accent wall in your bedroom featuring dots, stripes, or ombré in your favorite color palette.
3. Magnet Board
Display the quotes that inspire you, the goals you are working towards, and memories from long ago with an easily-changeable magnet board! Earn extra credit for cutesy, DIY-ed magnets.
4. Jewelry + Polish Gallery
Nothing says “you” quite like your accessories! Bring your jewelry, nail polish, and accessories out of the closet and into your bedroom to make a stunning gallery that reflects you. Try making a jewelry pegboard or clipboard for your necklaces, or a cute shelf for your polish collection.
5. Ceiling Retreat
It’s time to look up...to the ceiling! Transform your drab, flat white ceiling into something that you love by using garlands, canopies, lights, and puff balls. Make it completely your own!
Does your room need an upgrade? Are you looking for some fresh new bedroom ideas? Is your room not your style? If you said yes to any of those questions, I am here to help! I have made a special quiz for girls who are trying to find their decor style. You take the quiz, and I will give you a description of your style, as well as a few decor ideas to try.
1. The color you most often choose is:
2. Your go-to emoji is:
A. The "heart eyes" face
B. The "sunglasses "face
C. The "tongue out" face
3. Your music of choice is:
B. Whatever your friends are listening to.
4. You are most commonly wearing:
A. A mood ring
B. A scrunchy
C. A spiky bracelet
5. You always use the abbreviation:
Cute and perky is your style. You like to go with light colors, cheerful things, and whatever makes you feel happy. Try adding more mirrors, thin curtains, and sequin pillows to your room.
Sleek and modern is your style. You keep up on the trends. Everyone knows that you will be in on the latest thing. Try adding pops of gold, decor with a sharp geometric look, and accents of light colors with dark colors as your main colors, to your room.
Bold, bright, and quirky is your style. You are totally unique. You put your own twist on everything. Spice up your room with colorful pictures, bright pillows, and little accents of metallic colors.
You might like these ideas:
Make a Neon Jar!
I just gave you a rough idea of your decor style. Every person is different and has their own likes and dislikes. Just browse our Crafts/Activities section to find something you like!
Bring the garden indoors with these 3 ways to have fun with flowers in your bedroom! Each of the ideas contains information on what the item is, plus tips on how to customize it and use it in your bedroom.
BONUS: Find a virtual flower garden at the bottom of this post to put you in just the right mood. Wishing you bright, blooming days! :)
What are they?
Origami or paper flowers are sheets of paper folded, glued, or cut in such a way that they look like a flower. You can make them in a variety of designs (just try a google search for ideas) and are a great way to dress up your bedroom. Stick with light pinks, blues, yellows, and purples for a classic look, or change it up with vibrant reds, oranges, and royal blues. You can even experiment with black-and-white flowers for an eye-catching contrast!
How do I use them?
1. Try attaching them to green pipe cleaners or dowel rods as "stems". Then, stick the flowers in a pretty vase and - voila!
2. Scatter the stemless paper blooms in a short basket or bowl for a lovely dresser or headboard adornment.
What is it?
Wreaths are circles of seasonal greenery and flowers (usually fake) that you can hang on doors and walls. They are a great way to bring some springy cheer into your bedroom! You can even make a wreath for each season (e.g. Christmas wreath, Valentine's wreath, spring wreath, etc). For a simple, spring wreath DIY, check out B's post here. If you want to be really creative, you could experiment with making a mini-wreath with a very small diamater to nest inside of a bigger wreath!
How do I use it?
1. Hang wreaths on your bedroom door, closet door, or on a wall that could use some dressing up!
What Are They?
Pressed flowers are real flowers that have been picked, dried, and then flattened in a heavy book over several days. Pressed flowers are very delicate but make a gorgeous decoration! Explore your yard a bit to find a variety of more traditional flowers like roses, along with smaller wildflowers (just make sure to get parent permission, and watch out for anything poisionous). If the flowers are damp when you pick them, make sure to let them dry out before pressing. Also, keep in mind that you can use any color of flowers for pressing, however, bold, vibrant colors will show up better than muted ones.
How Do I use Them?
1. After you have pressed flowers, try laminating them (or using self-seal laminating pouches) to encase them in a glossy, protective layer of clear plastic. You can even make a collage of flowers this way, all on the same sheet! Then, add your new sheet to a photo frame or hang it on the wall as-is for an always-fresh view.
Our Virtual Flower Garden
Today we are going to discuss a few places that you might forget to clean, but that could really use it! Pull up those sleeves, grab your supplies, and meet me at Step 1.
Supplies you will need:
* Window cleaner
* 2 rags
* Peppermint oil
* Feather duster
* Spray bottle
Note: Always get permission from your parents before you use cleaning supplies.
Windows play such an important part in your room! They give you light, offer you a view, and let in fresh air, but somehow these helpful pieces of glass get overlooked. Let’s start by cleaning your windows!
A. Get some help from you parents to take out any screens.
B. Grab your window cleaner and thoroughly read the instructions on the back. Follow each step specified on the back without skipping any of them.
C. Put the screens back on your windows, and you are done!
Your baseboards are little hidden treasures. They hide the messy ends of your floor and give your room a completed look - yet you hardly notice them! Give them what they deserve by giving them a “spa treatment “.
A. Take your duster and run along all of the baseboards.
B. Now grab your spray bottle. Fill it with water and add a few drops of peppermint. You should be able to vaguely smell the peppermint, but it shouldn't be overpowering.
C. Squirt several sprays of the peppermint water into your rag and wipe the rag along the baseboards. Refresh your rag by giving it another squirt or two after you clean every couple of feet.
Nifty note: Did you know that spiders don’t like peppermint? It won’t kill them, but it will strongly deter them from bothering your room.
I’m sure if you’ve been visiting us for any length of time, you’ve discovered that I love to talk about decluttering and organizing. So far, we’ve discussed topics like a 7-Day Declutter Challenge, Re-Organizing a Cupboard, Spring-Cleaning Your Dresser, and Storing Books.
Today, we’re going to tackle a large category of clutter: Papers. You know, those scattered spelling tests from last week, letters from penpals, and half-finished stories that you accumulate. Let’s figure out the best ways to sort and store your papers.
What you Will Need:
What To Do:
See? The main keys you need for organizing anything is 1). Time, 2). Motivation, and 3) To take everything out of your space and sort it into categories. Sorting, storing, and organizing is really incredibly simple when you follow these guidelines.
Hey girls! Today we have another scavenger hunt challenge. We are challenging you to go through all of our Room Redo posts and find how many of each of the following objects in the pictures you can find:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer! For bonus points, tell us how you use chairs, tables, and lights in your room. We would love to read your feedback!
Decluttering and organizing can seem like such daunting tasks. Thankfully, they don’t have to be! Sometimes a good plan and a few minutes each day are all you need to take back control of your spaces.
To end up with a decluttered, organized, and stress-reducing bedroom for as little time and effort as possible.
Every day for the next seven days, we are challenging you to declutter and organize one part of your bedroom. It should be super simple: just go to the area of your bedroom that you're focusing on and sort through those items. Make piles for discarding, donating, and selling (depending on the condition) anything broken, mismatched, or that you no longer use. Then, place everything you are keeping back inside the space nicely. You can try using containers and plastic bags to help you organize.
Ideally, each task will take you 10-20 minutes, and we think that the end result will be totally worth your investment!
Here are the 7 areas of your bedroom that this challenge focuses on:
1. Papers & Desk Drawers
2. Clothes & Shoes
3. Pajamas, Socks, etc.
5. Books & Magazines
6. Art & Craft Supplies, Games
We’ve designed a handy printable to keep you on task and organizing! Click the icon below to have the printable open in a new tab on your computer or device, where you may print or download it. Keep in mind that you can jump into the challenge at any time - you don't have to start on a Monday if you don't want to, as long as you get to each area. :)
We are so excited to hear all about your experiences decluttering, organizing, and taking back control of your bedroom! Please leave us a comment below to share how you are doing with the challenge. B and I would love to encourage, chat, and laugh with you!
For today's post, we decided to dig back into our blog archives and feature 5 easy crafts you can make to dress up your bedroom! They are a great way to transform an ordinary space into an extraordinary one, and they require minimal effort. Have fun exploring this great DIYs!
Make a Beach Miniature Scene
How to Make a Yarnlet
Make a Neon Jar
Paint Your Own Cacti Rocks
Make an Adorable Pencil Holder
Make it Yours
Feel free to experiment and get creative with all of these crafts! Try changing up the colors of materials used. It can bring a whole new look to your creation, plus, you can make it coordinate perfectly with your bedroom! (For tips on what colors work well together, check out B's post on that here).