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  • Last Year's DIY For a Cure

    Last year, I participated in my first DIY for a Cure. In all honesty, I'd never heard of it. But of course, the circle I follow on social media made it easy for me to find out about it and what it was all about. I'm a real big believer of supporting causes that benefit health- related issues. This cause is very special- This cause is all about raising awareness and support for pediatric cancer. Cancer is a disease that affects every single person on the planet. Pediatric cancer is so heartbreaking because it involves children. So anyway I can help raise money or bring awareness to, I'll totally down for. *This blog post shows gifted products from Mitzi Lighting. The Before This is my guest bathroom. It wasn't too hot to look at, just a basic bathroom. Diy for a Cure is for one week only and you can do just about anything. A small diy project, a project you worked on before that you want to highlight, or like me, refresh a space. I thought, "Oh sure Tracey, you can change up the look of this space in one week, no problem". Well, it wasn't a problem. It was just A LOT. First, I came up with a moodboard.. I wanted it to be BOLD so my first thought was paint and wallpaper. The combination of the two are perfect ways to instantly change up a space. So I went with my favorite Peel and Stick wallpaper from Spoonflower and wall paint from Behr. Next came new lights and my favorite company, Mitzi Lighting helped to add a whimsical feel to the space and of course some diy, and products from Amazon to help make it all come together. All sources will be tagged below. So here are all the before and afters. From cabinet and wall painting, to the faucet and lights, I was able to completely transform this space. The cool wallpaper from Spoonflower turned out even better than I hoped and I was able to add long curtains from Spoonflower as shower curtains to complete the look. Yes, it took me a week to do. Yes, I was exhausted. Yes, it turned out amazing and I'd do it all over again to raise awareness for a worthy cause. In fact, I AM doing it again in a couple of weeks. Maybe not as extensive as last years, but it will be a cool change nonetheless. If you want to learn more about DIY for a Cure, head over to DiY for a Cure for more details. Until next time, SOURCES Wallpaper ( Heron Large Green)- Spoonflower Paint in the color Rusty Gate- Behr Lighting (3 light wall sconce)- Mitzi Lighting/ Single light- Mitzi Lighting Curtains (Boucle texture Chartreuse Green) - Spoonflower Cabinet Knobs- Amazon Faucet- Amazon

  • IT'S Fashion Friday!!

    I love fashion!! It's makes me happy when I find a great piece of clothing to create a fabulous outfit. What's even better about is cool skirt below, is that it's THRIFTED!! That makes this all the more better. I like to think outside the box to create really cool outfit that can transition from day to night. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Would you wear this?? Until next time,

  • Check out My Interview in The Washington Post

    What a blessing to have been interviewed for The Washington Post! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that was even a thought, but God saw fit for me to be asked and I humbly accepted! A big shoutout to Amanda Long for writing such a beautiful piece and for Carlos Bernatem for the amazing photos! You can read the original article here... Until Next Time,

  • How I Transformed my Bathroom using Peel & Stick Tile

    I swear, I can never keep things the same for a long period of time. Take my bathroom. I have changed this bathroom so many times over the years it's not even funny! And I've loved every transformation. This time, however, the transformation is pretty spectacular. Can you believe this is peel and stick?? Well, it is and let me show you how I did it. The Before Don't get me wrong, I love this space. The green in this bathroom are some of my favorites, but I wanted a bigger change. I had previously painted the tiles on the walls white (they were the the same color as the floor, YUCK!) and I just wanted it to look brighter. Ok, back to this space. In all honesty, we don't even use this bathtub. It's entirely too shallow and only a small child can bathe in here. So since it doesn't get used, I love to dress it up and take pretty pictures of it. So I found this green peel and stick tile that I saw online from Smart Tiles at the Home Depot , and I was like, PERFECT!!! So let's break it down. I am not great with figuring out how many this or that I need for a project. I usually try to eyeball it. I know that's not a good way to go about it, but it is what it is. Each pack comes with 4 peel and stick tile sheets, costing me at the time $26.72 each. I purchased 16 packs which came to $428.00. I still think that a lot cheaper than buying real tile. First off, I needed tools to make this project as easy as possible. You need a very sharp utility knife, scissors and a ruler. Also, you'll need something to cut on. I used my quilting mat that's made out of hard plastic that won't cut through. I made sure to paint the seams before I started. The reason I did this is because I have rounded edges. I didn't want to see any of the white peeking through, so I painted to match to the tile. When it comes to the paint colors on my wall, my go to is always Behr. The wall color is Everglade and the trim is Secret Meadow. The paint color I used to go in the areas where you might see the white wall and it was almost a perfect match to the tile is also from Behr called Vine Leaf. This was the hardest part of installing these tile. I will say that they are super easy to put up, realign and peel off. What I was struggling with was how to put the tile around the tub fixtures. I thought at first to cut around the fixtures, but that was an epic fail and I wasted a few tile sheets. Remember, there are ony 4 sheets in each pack and I wanted to use the least amount as possible and not have a lot of waste. I finally realized that you can unscrew the fixtures off the wall. Oh, it was smooth sailing after that! In the end, it all turned out amazing! I repurposed some of the accessories that were already in the space and thrifted a few new ones. This all turned out better than I imagined and I even have some left over. They haven't tried to come off nor have they peeled on the corners. If you're looking to try something new in your home, give these Smart Tiles a try. It was definitely worth it to me. Until Next Time,

  • An Updated Bedroom

    One of the things I love about my house is the opportunity to change the look of it when I feel like it. I have two guest bedrooms in the back of my home and they're usually occupied by one of my adult children. This room was technically was my son's room. I've always had this room styled and when he would come home from college, I'd let him do his thing and when he leave, I'd clean it all up and change it around until the next time he came home. Well now he's gone for good (in his own apartment!) and I changed it again. This time, it was for my eldest daughter. I didn't want to go too overboard with the look, but I did want it to be stylish. This is where paint plays a factor in how to change up a space. Visual Statements Let's talk wall color. I have never used black as a paint color ever in my home. I'm a huge fan of color, but I never thought black on the walls would look good in my house. Boy, was I wrong! Of course, this is not your ordinary black color. This is from my favorite paint company Behr called Black Mocha. I also wanted to create the illusion that I had a headboard even when I don't. So I went through my husband's pile of scrap wood and found random sizes of wood and nailed them to the wall to create the illusion of a headboard. Next came the visual statement on the ceiling. This extra large wicker medallion that I thrifted has been in this room already for a number of years as a headboard, but I wanted to talk it up a notch and use it as a ceiling to draw you eyes up and make the room look like it has vaulted ceilings. The rest of this space is all the visuals and home accessories that complete the look of this space. I'll link everything I possibly can below (some things are discontinued) and I hope you love this space as much as I do! Until next time, Lighting- Mitzi Lighting ( out of stock but here's something similar) Mirror- Jungalow ( out of stock, but here's something similar) Bedspread- Jungalow x Opalhouse from Target ( out of stock, but here's something similar) Large Wicker Basket- Expedition Subsahara Curtains- Amazon

  • Where to Find the Best Plants Online

    If you know me, then you know I'm a real lover of plants. Sometimes, I can't help myself and I tend to do the most when it comes to plants, but I just can't help it. Plants bring so much joy to my life- they're great for the environment and I believe they are a mood lifter. So when the country went on lockdown, it was really sad to not be able to frequent my local nursery. So (like most people) resorted to buying plants online. Even some plant shops decided to open an online shop just to satisfy their steady customers. I got real familiar with several online plant shops and I decided to make a list of my favorites , to include plant accessory shops as well. So, in no particular order- 1. Land of Alice- They have the best selection of Hoyas I've ever seen and very affordable. 2. Planterina- I've been following Amanda on Youtube for so long. She is an amazing plant expert and she decided to open her own online sho and the quality is awesome! 3. Plant Proper- Great quality of plants and the prices are wonderful. 4. Plant Vine- Another plant shop that has a great assortment of plants. 5. Gabriella Plants- If you like small starter plants, this site is for you. Large assortment and they let you know when new plants will be ready 6. Tennessee Tropicals- If you're looking for exotic plants, this site is for you. They don't have a huge selection, but the quality is still nice. 7. Rainforest Flora- Are you an air plant lover? If so, then this is the site for you! A huge assortment if air plants at affordable prices. 8. We are Plant Lovers- Now I haven't personally bought from this site, but I've heard some great things about them . They also have a huge Instagram presence and they do giveaways and on the spot plant sales. 9. Steves Leaves- Probably the best assortment of online begonias I've ever seen. They also have houseplants, but the begonias are truly beautiful. Here's a list of plant accessories shops that everyone needs to go to to care for your plants. Happy Happy Houseplant- Everything you need from plant food to plant themed T-shirts. You can save 10% off using my code MOCHAGIRLPLACE at checkout Dade Plant Co.- A nice combination of plants and merchandise. Wally Plant Growers- Looking for eco- friendly planters? This shop is for you! Planting Pink- Handmade ceramics for your cute plant babies. Check out her Instagram page for her latest drops. Black Plant Lovers- A great combination of plants and cool plant merchandise. Soltech Solutions- These are hands down the best grow lamps out there! Use MOCHAGIRLPLACE15 for 15% off at checkout. That's it!! Be on the lookout for more as I'm constantly on the lookout to support small plant businesses. Until next time,

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