The Decluttering Post You’ve Been Waiting For…

The Decluttering Post You’ve Been Waiting For…

It’s finally up, y’all!

As many of you know, I made an intention at the beginning of the year to really deep clean my space. I’ve been living in Houston for 2.5 years now and in my studio apartment for the last year and a half. To say I’ve accumulated a lot would be an understatement. If you’re looking for ways to make big (and small) changes to your space, and mind I’ve got the list for you!

  • Take everything out of your closet. Comb through it all. Clean the space (get those dust bunnies gone)! When hanging the clothes that you’re keeping, keep in mind the item type and then group by color
  • Repeat the above but substitute closet for dresser. Bras that don’t fit? If they’re still in good shape, DONATE. If they aren’t? TOSS! No one wants your bad bras, y’all. NO ONE. Same goes for socks. That is foul.
  • Your purses. Clean them all out. Toss out those irrelevant receipts, group your hair ties together, and reassign your chapsticks to different bags. It’ll feel so good to have a fresh bag!
  • Update your phone. Just do it. Contacts (clean them out!). Apps (group them and delete unused ones).
  • The junk drawer. Again, group things together. Extra keys. Contracts and agreements (rentals, car, etc.). Stamps and tape. My drawer has never looked better!
  • Your fridge and kitchen cabinets. Throw out expired food (Seriously. What is the oldest thing in your fridge or cabinet?? I bet you’ll surprise yourself with what you find haha).
  • The coat closet. Similar to your regular closet, group your items by style and then by color (vests, jackets, coats). Because my space is so small (but with high ceilings) – I’m able to put the Christmas tree up on the shelf. Yep, I’m making it work in 600 square feet haha
  • The bathroom drawers, cabinets, and under the sink. I bought a bunch of small bins to help organize ALL THE THINGS. I grouped it by makeup, lotion/fake tan lotion, hair care, skin care, medicine/vitamins, etc. It’s already made getting ready in the morning a breeze and it’s only been two days.

Here are some of the products that have made the biggest different in my decluttering/organizing plan of 2020:

Shop: Jewelry Organizer, Round Acrylic Containers, Acrylic Makeup Container, Large Rattan Basket, Small Rattan Baskets, Small Plastic Bins, Velvet Hangers 

I hope you found this helpful!

I was able to throw away three trash bags, donate three bags, and sold a handful of stuff on Posh! It was a great way to get 2020 started on the right foot.

Cheers!

Holiday Home Tour 2019

Happy holidays, friends! I am SO EXCITED to share a tour of my Christmas cottage (aka my tiny studio apartment)! Linking what I can! Scroll through for some holiday inspo!

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Shop: Top, Headband, Mirror, Green Banner (dollar spot at Target), Garland 

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Shop: Couch, Pillows (Anthropologie, Homegoods)

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Mini Flocked Tree, Christmas Truck and Mini Trees (Hobby Lobby), Ceramic Polar Bear (dollar spot at Target)

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Shop: Tree Topper, Red Garland, Felt Ball Garland, Tree (Target)

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Shop: Tree Skirt (Hobby Lobby), Rug, Chair

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Shop: Side Tables, Burlap Tree, Lamp (Homegoods), Curtains (Anthropologie)

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Shop: Fa La La La Pillow (Target), Bedding (Homegoods), Velvet Square Pillow Cases, Prints (Rifle Paper Co.), Frames (World Market), Fuzzy Garland (Nordstrom Rack), Bunny Bust (Anthropologie)

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Shop: Top, Jeans, Mug (dollar spot at Target), Bottle Brush Trees (dollar spot at Target), Merry Christmas Garland

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Shop: Believe Bunting (dollar spot at Target)

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Shop: Furry Blanket

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Shop: Lamp (Homegoods), Lampshade, Print (Rifle Paper Co), Astronomy Book (Anthropologie), Candle, Plaid Coasters (dollar spot at Target)

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Good things come in small packages! I can’t wait to share what’s in that blank and white box!

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Shop: Wall Decor (dollar spot at Target)

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Shop: Fabric Tree, Canvas Art

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I hope you love all this decor, y’all! It was so fun to add some pieces to my holiday decor this year!

Xx

Welcome to my Humble Abode

Welcome to my Humble Abode

Hey y’all and welcome back to That Blonde Rebel!

For those of you that are new or are seeking a little apartment inspiration, look no further than my 600 square foot studio.

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Shop: Top, Earrings, Bracelets, Jeans, Heels, Round Mirror, Bedside Tables, Clothes Rack, Couch

Lamps (Ralph Lauren from Homegoods), Mattress (Big Fig), Pillows (Anthropologie and Homegoods), Vase (Target)

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Shop: Rug, Storage Bench, Coasters, Yellow Velvet Pillow, Headband and Hair Accessory Storage, Jewelry Boxes (similar)

Frames (World Market, Target), Prints (Rifle Paper Co, Nordstrom, Happy Mail), Bunny Bust (Anthropologie)

My favorite brands for home decor: Target, Homegoods, Anthropologie, Amazon, and World Market

I hope this post inspires you to add some color into your space!

Xx

Do Not Disturb

Friends. We need to talk about the most important thing that happens in bed…

Your sleep, duh!

Two summers ago, when I first moved to Houston, I ordered a mattress off of Amazon. Now, no offense to Amazon, but the mattress has been hell. Lumpy, sinking, and not the best quality. You can ask my friends and coworkers. I would start my day not standing up straight, aching, and uncomfortable. I was kind of at my wits end.

Enter Big Fig. I got this new mattress about two months ago. And y’all. The sleeping game has changed. You get the white glove service, which means my old bed was removed and the new mattress set up for me upon delivery. This bed was specifically made to cushion, comfort, and support more body weight. It is firm (it has 1600 individual coils – whoa)! It has given support a whole new meaning. There are four layers of foam that is built for comfort. I am sleeping so much better and it is because of this mattress, I know it. Yes, I’m working with Big Fig, but my opinions are my own, and I could not recommend this bed enough. If you’re experiencing any aches and pains like I was, I would definitely check them out.

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Shop: Top, Jeans, Bedside Tables, Velvet Lumbar Pillow, Velvet Square Pillows

Here’s to getting better sleep, am I right?!

Fiesta Like There Ain’t No Mañana

Friends! Hola!

Welcome back to That Blonde Rebel!

Last weekend I co-hosted a bridal shower that was Fiesta themed. Both myself and the bride grew up in San Antonio so this party was ON THEME!

If you’ve never been to the Fiesta Store on Main St. in San Antonio, GO! I got my dress, flower crowns, and decor there and it’s your one-stop shop! You can get amazing wreaths, flower crowns, and even earrings. I also ordered paper flowers, mini donkeys, and other decor from Amazon!

I got food from Whole Foods (cake, cupcakes, snackies, and queso) and the best mini tacos you’ve ever had from Trader Joe’s. They have both chicken and beef! I even picked up some cacti!

Scroll through for some major inspiration for your own Fiesta.

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Shop: Shoes, Bangles, Earrings

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Now I’m ready for some siesta time!

Adios, muchachas!

Holly Jolly Holiday at Home

Hey friends and thanks for stopping by again!

A few months back, I shared my new space, and today I’m back to show y’all how I spruced up my studio for the holiday season! A majority of these items are in stock and on MAJOR sale (now’s the time to SHOP!) – links will be under the photos!

Plus, at the bottom, I have some simple instructions for an easy giveaway with my pals from Erin Condren!

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Shop this wreath!

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This doormat is under $13!

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My 6 ft prelit tree is on sale for ONLY $30! These beads are a great deal, too!

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Shop: Top, Leggings (regular and plus), Hoops, Slippers, Couch

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Shop: Ottoman, Rug, Dresser, Chair, Furry Stool

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Shop: Pillow, Tree in Burlap (flocked, not flocked), Stocking, Bottle Brush Trees (found in the dollar spot at Target)

GIVEAWAY!

As a small thank you for supporting me, That Blonde Rebel, and putting up with my crazy, I’m giving one follower an ErinCondrenxSugarfina box set! This set includes a desk calendar for 2019 (with the cutest sayings) and a box of the deliciously famous champagne gummy bears from Sugarfina. All you have to do is follow That Blonde Rebel on Instagram and the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, then leave a comment on today’s Insta post!

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Can’t wait for the giveaway?! You can shop this set here!

I hope this post provided you with some last minute ideas, inspo, or sales to get your hands on so you’re ready for next Christmas… it’s never too early!

Cheers to all your happy celebrations as December winds down!

Xx

P.S. Tomorrow’s post features a holiday cocktail that you’ll definitely want to create for your next get-together! Be sure to stop back by!