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Friday, April 21, 2017

The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party #86


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Welcome to The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party - this is a weekly party where bloggers and readers can be inspired by creative, informational and fun posts from tons of blogs around the web. You will find yummy recipes, awesome creative projects and more. It is also a great way to meet and mingle with bloggers you find here. Best of all, the posts you share at this link party will be shown on different blogs each month! Can you say “Show me the Traffic!”

We are so glad to have everyone (new visitors and returning party goers) joining us this week. This wouldn't be a party without you. Let's dive into this party and see what you have been up too! 

Guess what! This spot right here could be yours. You now have the chance to guest host for the month. No long commitment, share your blog with others and an easy peasy party. Send a email to cityofcreativedreams@hotmail.com if your interested.

Enhance Look of Your Home with Natural Timber Flooring

Give Your Home a Modern Look with These 6 Improvement Tips

Live Love Life Lately



Fudge Pie - Simply Stacie





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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Be Different, Be You: Stand Out While Being True to Yourself

Be Different, Be You: Stand Out While Being True to Yourself | City of Creative Dreams

Most of us dream about being that unique individual who stands out from the masses. Whether that means making daring style choices or expressing unique opinions, there are very few of us who dream about being conformists who are indistinguishable from our peers.

However, life often gets in the way of our goals to be individuals. Many of us often feel held back by fear and worry about how we'll be perceived. While what others think does have some importance, it should never be the deciding factor in how we live our lives.

If you want to live your best life and be true to who you are, here are some tips on how you can stand out in a crowd without losing sight of who you really are.


Contemplate What You Consider To Mean "Standing Out"

"Standing out" means different things for different people. For some people, it's about what's on the inside and the importance of having unique opinions that you're not afraid to express, even when they aren't always popular. For others, it's about style choices, be they as easy as wearing a pair of funky sunglasses or as complex as getting a large, unique tattoo.

For some people, standing out style-wise isn't preferable. Sure, the people who adorn themselves in eye-catching and original ways should be admired for their guts, but that doesn't mean that the people who prefer mainstream fashion choices are somehow inferior. If you try to force yourself to make style choices that you don't really love, you'll end up feeling worse, not better.

Do a little soul searching and figure out what standing out means to you. Remember, this is supposed to be about personal expression, not about forcing yourself to be something that you're not.


Stop Worrying About What Others Think

Frequently in life, the thing that holds us back the most is an inflated concern with what others will think. There are some people whose opinions you should really value, such as your close friends or family members. However, worrying about what the population at large will think of you is simply no way to go through life.

Learning to place less emphasis on what others think about you is no easy task, especially if you're plagued with some level of anxiety. However, it's a useful challenge to assign yourself. Remember, the criticism that someone might launch against you says more about their insecurities than it does about your personal expression.

The next time you feel worried about expressing yourself due to how others might react, pause and really think about the worst thing that could happen. If a stranger reacts badly to one of your style choices, it'll be ultimately insignificant since they're a stranger to you. A lot of times, the worst case scenario that you imagine in your mind is much worse than how things will actually play out.


Remember That Life's Short

We tend to avoid standing out from the crowd due to a lot of fear. However, if you ask any senior citizen what they regret, chances are that they won't answer "being true to myself." We only have so much time on this earth and it's important that we strive to make the most of the time we do have.

The next time you find yourself obsessing about whether or not it's a good idea to make that bold style choice that you've secretly been dreaming about for months, ask yourself if doing so will have any impact on you when you're 90-years-old. Chances are that you won't find yourself lamenting your decision to dye your hair pink when you're in the nursing home.

If you follow these tips, you can express yourself better and let go of your worries about how you might be perceived. Try to have fun with your personal style and be true when expressing your own unique opinions and ideas.

Guest post courtesy of Mia Morales.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY


One thing no one likes is to be sick however to be sick and be a parent means pretty much nothing because it is work as usual even though you want to stay hidden under a mountain of pillows. I love that commercial when you see the sick parent tell the child that he/she is going to need a sick day and the baby is confused. It is so true. We can take a sick day from work but there are no sick days for parenting. When they do find a way to invent that, I am all for it. I felt so yucky and my little man had a fever and a cough. Mommy life only gets harder when both is sick.

To survive my sickness, I was uber happy that I had my essential oils. I bought three rollers from a now awesome friend and never looked back because I am now in possession of my own essential oil kit. Best decision ever! I can't wait to show you all things I am trying with my oils!





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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Give Your Home a Modern Look with These 6 Improvement Tips

Give Your Home a Modern Look with These 6 Improvement Tips | City of Creative Dreams

In a world where vintage and shabby chic are all the rage, giving your home a stylish contemporary look may make it look more or less unique. This is exactly what some people are all about. The best thing about this particular trend is that it offers a simple (almost minimalistic) approach to your home’s decoration, that will allow you to create maximum effect with minimum effort. Nonetheless, you must have a clear vision beforehand for this to work. Here are six ideas that might give your home that modern look you were hoping for.

1. Floating Cabinets
As we already mentioned in the introduction, one of the strongest features of the contemporary interior design is minimalism. This means that every item you place in your home needs to have maximum practicality. This is one of the reasons why modern styles favor floating cabinets so much. They take only as much place as they need to be functional. No more, no less.

2. Monochromatic White
It is a little-known fact that although all colors are used universally, some styles put a strong emphasis on certain hues. For example, going monochromatic white can give your home not only modern but in a way futuristic look. Doing so seems quite easy at first. All you need to do is paint your walls white, and go with white woodwork. For your seating, you can step out of the line for a bit and go with cream or light beige. The most important part, however, is yet to come. In order for all of this to work, you need to intensify the natural illumination of the room. Which means large windows, mirrors inside of a room and even looking for as light as possible curtains and blinds Perth retailers have to offer.


3. Stimulating Dining Room
A dining room is usually a place that doesn’t receive nearly enough attention as it should. Now, by studying the psychology of color you can make an area that is stimulating in the way you want it to be. For example, while colors orange and red stimulate appetite, hues like dark brown (dark wood) and black usually make you eat less. In this way, you can also use the d├ęcor in order to boost your nutrition ideas. In order to add a bit of the aforementioned functionality to the place, you could always go with some nice spice racks.

4. Organizing Open Floor
Nothing screams 21st-century design louder than an open floor home. Nonetheless, this is not something as easy to organize as you may believe it to be. First of all, there are no walls to separate different areas of the place, so you need to be resourceful and use sliding doors and area rugs instead. Luckily, this gives you an impression of your home being a vast empty space with these rugs as islands or planets around which your furniture revolves.


5. Bookcase Wall
If you always wanted to have one of those bookcase walls but never had the budget to buy a proper floor-to-ceiling built-in, you might want to consider a DIY solution. All you need to do is several smaller ones (of same and similar design) and stack them up accordingly. In case where you have some empty space, you may be forced to wing it a bit, but with so many interesting ornaments to choose from, this customization will probably look as something that was planned all along.

6. Contrast is Your Ally
Finally, you don’t have to fully equip your home in contemporary design in order to get this look. You can make a simple perception trick with contrast as your strongest ally. Simply put an item that depicts your design ideas the most and use it as a focal point. It's surrounding, should be in different hue and texture and this will automatically draw all the attention towards it. This works similarly to the idea of painting an accent wall, which is yet another thin you may want to consider.

In Conclusion
The best part about the above mentioned five tips is that apart from being incredibly easy to pull off, they are also quite budget friendly. Remodeling your entire home in this manner would require you purchase one or few new items per room, which is not that much even for those on a tightest of budgets. Good luck and remember to have fun!

Guest post courtesy of Steven Clarke.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Enhance Look of Your Home with Natural Timber Flooring


Now people constantly look for some natural elements for decorating their home, and in such cases, you can install the solid timber flooring. Hence if you are looking for a recent makeover of your house flooring or if you are building your own new dwelling or office then solid timber flooring can be one of the best options for you. Solid timber flooring is basically using a full timber plank for the construction purpose. Timber flooring does not require any additional maintenance charges and you can use it for a longer period. Apart from that, timber is a natural element which can resist the moisture level and it also prevents dust particles. So, you can maintain the glossy look of the timber floors without any prior maintenance.

What are the advantages of solid timber flooring? 

Robustness: Many may of the opine that the natural things might not have the robustness or lifespan as that of other flooring options like a marble or a tile flooring. And many are also of the opinion that the strength and toughness of timber flooring are weak. But for a matter of fact, the opposite is the truth. Flooring with solid timber not only carries a good strength and toughness but has a life more than that of most of the other flooring options available.

Aesthetic looks: Timber flooring not only gives a classic look but also gives an aesthetic look to your house or office. Timber flooring is well show off for a good status. The timber flooring gives you the benefit of owning great flooring that can give the perfect completion for your interior.

Appreciation of the property: If you are thinking that a how a simple flooring increases the value of your property then you ought to know the truth behind. Solid timber flooring helps in the appreciation of your property value because of its robustness that can last for years and also because of its aesthetic looks. Many people prefer changing their flooring of the property to timber flooring to appreciate their property value. Hence, this can be one of the best decisions for your property. If you want to resell your property in future, then you will get the best value for this timber flooring because the next owner will buy your property only because of these decorative floors.

Eco-friendly or environment loving timber flooring for your home: 

You might be confused as what can be the relation between environment loving and timber flooring because as already known timber is taken from the forests and can hence just contribute to deforestation. But the fact is that the more the demand is the more trees are planted to make the benefit of the wood.

Therefore, opting for timber flooring is actually adding to afforestation. Moreover, being a natural material it has no side effects of harmful emissions or use of other chemicals for the purpose of installation thus it is an eco- friendly construction process.

It is a misconception that you can have a solo and monotonous variety available for natural products i.e. a wood can only look like a wood and can have no variation. But to your surprise, solid timber flooring offers a huge range of varieties from dark color combination to light color combinations, from all patterns to abstract flooring pattern, etc.

So, now you can decorate your floor with solid timber flooring and enhance the overall look of your property. It is suggested to install these timber floorings by hiring some experienced professionals only. They will take the measurement of your floor area and then they will install the timber flooring accordingly.

Guest post courtesy of Daisy Andrew.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party #85


The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party | City of Creative Dreams

Welcome to The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party - this is a weekly party where bloggers and readers can be inspired by creative, informational and fun posts from tons of blogs around the web. You will find yummy recipes, awesome creative projects and more. It is also a great way to meet and mingle with bloggers you find here. Best of all, the posts you share at this link party will be shown on different blogs each month! Can you say “Show me the Traffic!”

We are so glad to have everyone (new visitors and returning party goers) joining us this week. This wouldn't be a party without you. Let's dive into this party and see what you have been up too! 

Guess what! This spot right here could be yours. You now have the chance to guest host for the month. No long commitment, share your blog with others and an easy peasy party. Send a email to cityofcreativedreams@hotmail.com if your interested.

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