Home Renovation Mood Board

If you have been following my instagram (Click here to follow) then you know that I recently got my Visa to live in the USA with my husband & step son. We bought our first home together a month ago and now that I am finally moving my stuff over I get to decorate and design the space like I've always dreamed.

I have a very minimalist style when it comes to home decorating and renovation ideas so when my husband and I decided to tackle renovations I knew it would be pretty simple as well as upgrade our home to a more modern feel. 

We just started renovating our office this past weekend and if you saw my instagram story you saw the whole process of turning a plain wall like this...

into an updated accent wall like this! (TA-DA!) 
*sorry for the awful quality (I took a screen shot from my instagram story video)

table legs: Amazon
table top: ikea

Now that we are on a home reno/decorating roll I thought I would share with you my mood board for our house! (PINTEREST INSPIRED)

All photos below I have pinned on my Home Decor board on Pinterest (I do not own any of the photos in my gallery below).

Looking forward to renovations and decorating all Summer long! What is your next reno/decor project!?

-K

My current Home Mood Board 

How to Give Your Summer Clothes Love in the Winter

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I feel like I am definitely not the only one when I say that I cannot wait for the weather to get warmer. I feel like every time I go to put an outfit together I end up covering up the details I styled with a larger outer later and in turn making all my outfits look the same. 

I have a decent collection on fashionable Winter outerwear in my closet; from heavier utility parkas to wool oversized coats. But I always find that when I style an outfit and then add the final jacket ontop the outfit turns out looking like every outfit I have put together this Season.

I sit and stare at my lighter items and wish how I could just wear those instead of bulking up with a heavy coat to go outside. Don't get me wrong; I live for a perfectly layered outfit but I am just itching to give some love to my Spring/Summer wear. 

Recently on my Instagram @aclearthoughtblog I have posted a few flat lay outfit photos that are definitely not Winter appropriate. With these outfits in mind, I tried to style something I would wear in the Spring but give it a Winter warmth and in turn creating a win-win scenario. 

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Trading out the footwear for a similarly styled bootie definitely is a great step towards warming up the outfit. In the outfit below I traded out the open-toed booties (Sirens) for a full bootie (Call It Spring) which gets bonus points for having treads on the bottom. 

Adding lighter layers will help style the outfit without making it look bulky. You can always add a  light knit or a cardigan to your outfit that will still show off the layers below. The lighter the layer the more you can add on top! 

Don't forget about accessories!  Accessories can definitely come in handy when adding warmth to an outfit. From mittens to scarves or even hats, you can simply add a tiny detail that will make you stand the colder air a tad bit longer. 

I am definitely going to try to give more love to my lighter pieces this Winter until the weather warms up and I can style them with fewer layers on top. Who else is fighting the urge to run away to somewhere warm until our weather gets nicer? 

-K

Hello 2018.

Where has this past year gone? 

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I took a little break from blogging and keeping up with my social media and I can honestly say I really missed it. 

In the past year things have been pretty busy; I got married, moved out of my apartment and I am in the process of getting my USA Visa. 

But alas I am back! 
I am so happy to be back sharing the things I love on my blog and Instagram.  

What do you want to see more posts about?! I am ready to get back into the swing of things and get more posts out to the world! 

-K

My Wedding Dreamboard

Up until the beginning of January I was totally clueless as to what I really wanted for our wedding and what my options were! All I knew is that I wanted a more intimate wedding with our close family and friends to celebrate the moment with us! 

When all of the holidays ended and I had time to do some pinterest searching (which seriously turned out to be hours and hours of falling down a long dark wedding pins hole!), I finially decided on a few major details that I wanted for us! 

I have gathered up some screenshots of some of my favourite wedding ideas and posted them below! I figured I needed a place to house all of the ideas I liked and a blog post sounded like the best plan. 

 

I am super excited to sit down and start creating centerpieces for the tables as well as take a try at making the seating chart! Let me know if you have any helpful hints or ideas you think would work for us! I love the help! I have booked some of the wedding venues already and I am beyond excited for the planning process! 

-K

He Popped The Question

Every girl waits for the day that they are swept off their feet and treated like royalty all to lead up to the big fireworks of a proposal. You wonder where will it happen? What will they say? Will you like the ring? 

All of these thoughts stick with you until the moment happens... in the moment, none of that matters. All that matters is you know your answer. You know that the person kneeling in front of you is the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. All your curious thoughts about the moment leave and you are left with an overwhelming emotion that cannot be contained. 

Well, the only reason I know that that happens because... he popped the question!

I have been with my boyfriend for over two years and in that time I have grown a love for a special someone that I could never explain in words. The sort of love that is only for that one specific person you want to grow old with. So when it came to the time for him to pop the question I knew that this was our next step, our journey into the next chapter of our lives. 

We don't have a date or a specific idea of what we want to do when we get married. We have some other things we want to sort out in our lives before we make it to that point. We eagerly wait for that day to arrive but for now we are enjoying the time spent together as an engaged couple. 

I hope to bring my readers on this journey with me through blog posts and let you in on a few of the details and plans we have. I have big plans for this blog and my time of preparing for marriage! I believe my first stop will have to be wedding dress shopping...duh!

I hope you enjoyed this post as it has been my first in a long time. 

-K

April Recap

Here are some of the posts I had uploaded this month! This was one of the craziest months I have had in a long time but I wouldn't change it for the world. I have grown so much with moving out on my own, travelling for work as well as having great get togethers with my friends! 

I would love to know what you did this April. Hope your month was amazing and full of great memories!

-K

Monthly Recap; March

What an amazing month March was! I am so proud of the personal growth that has begun this month. I pushed myself to hit goals I never thought I would, I started a new chapter in my life with getting my own apartment and I had awesome opportunities and adventures with the people I love. Check all the posts I created this past month! I hope you enjoy 

-K