Inspiring/Self-love Room Decor!

Happy Sunday, friends! I hope Spring is treating you well wherever you are (and for those entering Fall, I hope you’re staying cozy). Around here the weather is awfully gloomy, but oh well. I’ve been rather busy with work and school- Midterms, wahh ;-;- so this post may be a bit short.

Part of loving yourself is remembering to surround yourself with positivity and motivation. Since unless I’m on break or have a day off of work I don’t have much time, a very simply way to do this is to create a safe and loving place where you can feel good and get shit done. For me, that place is my bedroom. Here are a few easy and cheap ideas to help you adorn your space and surround yourself with cheer and kindness:

Re-framing Your Thoughts

I’ve made this particular decor a few times now. I love it- it truly livens up my room and also sends me a positive message! All you’ll need is a picture frame or two, glue/glue dots, a print out of one of your favorite motivational quotes, and any other decorations you might like. I bought my two frames from a local thrift store (Goodwill) so in total I probably spent four or five dollars. I threw out the stock photos that came with them and removed the backing of the frames. Then, I surfed the web for a pretty quote that resonated with me and my goals (one of my favorite places to find one is http://ed-free-maggie.tumblr.com/ ) and printed it out. I simply cut the printout to fit the frame, glued it onto the backing, decorated the frame as I saw fit, and fastened the clasps. Boom! You’ve now got a gorgeous decor that emanates some hella good vibes.

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This simple project is something I’ve been seeing all over Pinterest and Youtube. All you’ll need are several pieces of colored paper/cardstock, scissors, a hole puncher, some ribbon or string, a sharpie/marker, and whatever decorations you see fit. Here is an easy-to-follow tutorial:

Personally, I made one that says “SPREAD THE LOVE” on various shades of pink cardstock. I even used some gold ink and tiny hearts to make it look even more cute. It’s a really easy DIY that not only makes you feel good but also makes your wall look incredible.

Let me know in the comments if you guys would be interested in more self-love-inspired room decor and I’ll be sure to cook some up. 🙂 If you try these out, I hope they turn out amazingly.

Much love & good vibes,

Violet XO

Oh, Spring, it’s been too long!

To my fellow Pagans or Wiccans, merry meet and happy Ostara! It’s so exciting to welcome Spring after such a harsh Winter. I’m wishing you all bright blessings and a joyful celebration. For those who are unaware of Ostara and are curious about it, here are a few links:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/themediawitches/2015/03/you-call-it-easter-we-call-it-ostara/

http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/ostarathespringequinox/p/Ostara_History.htm

It’s a very blessed holiday considering it is also a New Moon tonight AND a solar eclipse! I’m going to deck myself out in pastels and flowers, and plants some new seeds today. Then, when I go to work, I’m going to do my best to be as cheerful and positive as possible (and maybe grab a little cake for my friends and family).

Blessed be, y’all. I hope your day is incredible.

Much love & Good vibes,

Violet XO

A reminder for ~YOU~!

Hey there, darlings. This message is made special just for you- all of you. If you’ve been waiting for a sign, or some sort of comfort from the Universe, this is it. You are unbreakable. You may bend underneath the pressures of life, but you will never be broken. Your scars are proof that you can overcome anything. You have immeasurable strength, courage, bravery, and beauty. Beautiful isn’t the most important thing for a human to be, but know that you are gorgeous- a stunner inside and out- and it is totally okay to feel that way about yourself. It’s okay to feel beautiful, and it is not selfish or vain to do so.

You deserve to love yourself. How can you help others if you’re not well yourself? “Once we acknowledge and accept the good in us we can spread the good in the world” (if someone knows who first said this quote, please let me know in the comments below). Once you light a spark of love and compassion in your own heart, it will be much stronger and brighter; it will truly help you spread that love to others.

Treat yourself kindly, whether you’re celebrating a raise or feeling disappointed in yourself over a recent failure. You deserve your love and care 100% of the time. If you had a child, would you only love them when they behaved their very best? No, even though they may be difficult or challenging for us, we still love and care for them. Why is it so easy for us to love other people, in all their imperfect glory, but so hard for us to do ourselves the same favor?

Love yourself. Love others. Give yourself a break and rest when you know you need to. If you just took a few steps back, reflect on what went wrong and see what you can learn from it. Let it catapult you towards your dreams and desires. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop” (Confucius). Celebrate all your victories, no matter how small. Take a couple risks and learn to listen to yourself, so you can better listen to others. Go after what you really want.

Your strength is unfathomable, your courage untouchable, and your beauty undeniable.

I hope this small letter gives you a little more hope and peace to hold on to. I hope you accomplish every single one of your dreams.

Wishing you the best & lots of love,

Violet XO