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DIY Peel & Stick Wallpaper Application

I am currently remodeling our powder room with HB, and one thing that I really wanted in this bathroom is a cool, fun, bold wallpaper. After ordering samples of the wallpaper that I had shared in my mood board, I chose the black and gold print for one reason: it was easier to apply on the textured walls. You can barely see any bumps under the black wallpaper, whereas the white paper showed the bumps in high relief. As a result, I ordered 3 rolls and started the project with much hope.

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Three Days in Yosemite

Before attending Ryan and Masha’s wedding in California, HB and I arrived a couple days earlier to visit Yosemite. It was our first time in this national park! We had an incredible time there as we got to spend exploring it with Ethan and Sarah. We made the most of our three short days there with the following hikes and activities:

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Affordable At-Home Gel Manicure Kit Review

I was really excited to order and try out the top-rated gel manicure kit from Amazon. After seeing my friend’s manicure where she used the kit, I felt confident enough to do my own gel mani’s at home! Best of all, this kit was super affordable at <$40 and it came with the UV light, a bunch of tools, 6 colors, base + top coats, and cuticle oil.

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Powder Room Mood Board

I have been spending a lot of time working on our home. Up until now, it’s mostly fixing things up and adding decor. But the powder room will be the first room to undergo renovation! I’ve been thinking about it a lot but am paralyzed with indecision. To help me with my vision, I put together a good old mood board!

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28th Birthday!

Wednesday was my 28th birthday! I want to start documenting what my birthdays look like, since my memory is really bad, and I want to look back on these mems of how I spent my time with loved ones. If possible, I try to take my bday off every year to give myself a day of self care. So here’s what I did in 2021:

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Sparks Joy | June 2021

We have finally moved into our new home and this month was all about buying furniture and home goods! Here’s what I picked up that Sparked Joy for me this month:

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Recent Podcasts I've Enjoyed

I’ve had a lot of time to listen to podcasts while moving into our new home and painting the walls of our media room! I got a good chunk of listening in this weekend as I spent hours painting the room. Here are a couple of episodes that I recently listened to and enjoyed:

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Sparks Joy | May 2021

Sparks Joy is a monthly roundup of people, experiences, or things that brought joy or value for me during this time. It’s always good to practice a little gratitude! Here is what sparked joy for me in the month of May.

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Media Room Mood Board

What makes the movie theater experience so special? It is the dark, sound-proof room with a big screen and surround sound. So that we can be truly immersed in the movie! When I think about creating a media room in my own home, I want to replicate these same factors to turn a room into a theater. I really love the execution Albie Buabeng did here in her home:

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NZXT H510 Elite PC Build

Last summer during the height of the pandemic, I decided to upgrade my entire office setup since it looked like I’d be working from home for a while. One of those things was my computer, which used to be a 2013 Macbook Pro. It was definitely due for an upgrade! I looked into getting an iMac, which I actually did - then promptly returned it after finding out it wouldn’t be able to double as a second monitor (seriously, who at Apple made that stupid decision?!). My setup needed to switch seamlessly between work and personal use. As a result, after much research (and YouTube videos), I decided to build my own PC for the same price I’d pay for an iMac, only better.

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