life of a cuddlebit

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collected and comfy

One of my favorite pastimes is to look at other people’s houses (on blogs) at the internet, I look at them for fun and inspiration. I like looking at how others decorate their place and their lifestyle.

But my personal favorites are those quirky homes/apartments that have a lot of character that doesn’t look like it just brought a whole showcase from the store or grabbed everything from pinterest. Because who the hell does that?! Common people do not live like that.

Therefore it has been my mission to style my home with practicality, and without breaking the bank. I source items that are practical and useful and also adhere to the “style” I wanted to create. I still believe that style isn’t expensive, but it does take thought and time. *ie, in looking for items for home I really stick to my guns and look for blues, greens or anything that will complement the items I have at home if there is none then I don’t buy. I have an assortment of plastic items (I have my balde and tabo in green and blue of course!), metal shelf, bargain stuff (daiso items) and even some local/native and hand me down items.

So this time I am sharing my real life home style – including items that I use and can be found in my home.

ecclectic modern tropical

welcome to our eclectic modern tropical home 

Collected and comfy was my guiding principle in creating our home style. We worked around with the existing green bathroom on our home and build up around it. I used a calming analogous color scheme of blues and greens to create a cool and calm feel on our home. I got very much excited with creating the color palette as you can see above. I even added plants to make the home more inviting.

Every day has enough challenges, so it’s worth it to splurge on some of the items we use most, like a good smelling hand soap, or a cup of coffee…etc. Its about the little things that make everyday living less of a bore.

We usually have friends over so the most used area in our place is the dining and living. I made sure to get decent throw pillows, table ware, extra seating (in our color) some fun matching place mats and a picture frame that we personalized with a quote and our wifi passord! That simple frame got a lot of compliments. Because sometimes its the effort that counts. 

Not bad right? To think most of our stuff are brought on sale!

 

While our home style continues to evolve and change what I love most about my home is:

It is my comfy place, the place where I can be myself.

The one I share it with.  ❤

 


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mad rush

I have been buried under a pile of things to do. Advance planning not really helping. Sigh.

Newspaper style wedding (liturgy) programs are half done – I wanted to be unique and I wouldn’t mind doing the layout for my own program-will show them here once I am done. Our invites are sent to the printers- in the process of printing, photo booth frames and backdrop also done… and a big fat YES. I might be a bit crazy but, I D.I.Y.-ed. I created all of those projects on my own.

so proud of my work here

so proud of what I did for the photobooth frame

Is also busy with our soon to be home. Currently it looks like this.

pardon the mess.

pardon the mess. left: living/dining area, right: bedroom

Still no furniture. But we have temporary tables and chairs as of the moment. They serve their purpose.

So far, the only thing that is near completion is our or should I say my wedding band/s! That was surprising because it was the one of the last things we crossed of the list…the cramming paid off?! lols. 

love the bling!

love the bling! See my printed peg with the ring-translated to the real thing!

I have Atchie Helen of Helen Jewelry Store to thank for creating this sparkly bling! I really, really love it!

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**mention that you are a reader of Pam & Kei’s blog and you would be sure to get a good price. 

 

Next, I am up to hunt for an alternative to wearing a bathrobe (on the day of the wedding/preparation pictures).

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are our own and based on my own experience. This is not a sponsored post, we paid for this (from) our own pocket.