Summer Home Updates! DIY Moss Bowl, Modern Neutral Decor

Summer Home Updates! DIY Moss Bowl, Modern Neutral Decor

hey guys i came into the baby's roomjust to chat with you guys before irolled the rest of this vlog footage ifilmed this vlog about two weeks ago andi held off in posting last week just toshow respect to the black lives mattermovementand i've really taken the time to listenand learnjust about the current state of racismin our country andin this world and i've been sharing alot of what i've been learning over oninstagram with resources and links todonate so i will link all of that downbelow as well if you're interestedmainly what i've learned is that we as asocietyas a whole have a long way to go when itcomes to eliminatingracism and it starts at homeit starts with what we're teaching ourchildren it starts withlooking within and seeing if we have anyracial biasesso i hope that you guys will join me incontinuing to better ourselves so thatour children do not have to live in aworld where people are judgedby the color of their skin and i will becontinuing to do my part and learnhow i can be the best ally to my blackbrothers and sistersand especially those of you who are inthis community i'm so gratefulto every single one of you who watchthis channel there are womenfrom all over the world all differentcolors and i want you guys to knowthat i love each and every one of you soso much i appreciate all of you and youhaveall been welcome here and have alwaysbeen welcome here soi want this community and this channelto just be a really positive and safespace for you guys to come and just getaway from the outside world and justtalk about fun stuff and justget you in a positive mood and just makeyou happyand calm and that's just my goal withthis channel andi want you all to feel welcome here soi love you all so much again i willleave resources and linksdown below but i just hope that we canall continuethis movement this is not a trend racismis something that we have to activelyfight against in our everyday lives so ihope you guys enjoy thisjust super chill vlog of me updatingdecor around my houseand i will talk to you soon[Music]good morning everyone i hope you're allhaving an amazingday today it is thursday may 28thand it's crazy because every thursday iturn a new week sotoday i am 31 weeks so weird to say thatthis has just been going by sofast and she's going to be here beforewe know itinshallah i'm super excited abouttoday's vlog becausethe nesting feeling is 100real and so crazy i did not realize howstrong the feelingof just wanting to get your entire houseorganizedand decorated and just in linei just didn't realize how strong thatwas going to be so recently i have beenlikeordering home decor making sureeverything is like organized i have alot of things to share with you somepackages actuallyjust came so i'm going to do a littlehome decor unboxing with you guys we'llupdate a couple spacesand i have a little diy project that iwant to work on today i just want tokind of take you guys around the houseand share with you guys all the updatesand things that i have planned i'm soexcited i wanted to ask howeid was for you guys i know i did mylittle like get ready with me i didn'tvlog much of the day i just kind ofshared with you guysour little brunch but we really didn'tdo much else the rest of the day we kindof just had like dinner with our familythat nightand just took it super chill and took anap like the usualbut i hope you guys had an amazing eid ifeel like it was even more special thisyearthan it usually is because we normallyare outkind of like all in different directionshanging out with friendstrying to see everyone but this year weall kind of like stayed within ourfamilies and spent quality timei loved our aid photo shoot it turnedout perfect i'm so happy we did thosepictures to look back on andinsha'allah continue that tradition ifeel like we just kind of created newtraditions this year that we want to doas a familyalso i never updated you guys onmy glucose test results for my secondtest i told you guys on instagram so i'msurea lot of you guys already know but i didpass the second testif you have gestational diabetes or if ihad had it it really wasn't going to bethat big of a deal at all like there'sways to manage it it was just somethingthat i just didn't really want to dealwith and it's kind of annoying to dealwithit's not the end of the world if youhave gestational diabetes just know thatyou can still have healthy baby healthydelivery healthy pregnancy i was justthankful that i didn't have to deal withit but that was the kind of the updateon that next time i'm definitely goingtofast for the one hour i had eaten ithink like two hours before which mydoctor said i couldbut next time inshallah if i am everpregnant againi'm just gonna fast from midnightbecause i don't want to have to go backand do three hour because that kind ofsucked you had to get like poked likefour different times it was not fun justto address some of thefrequently asked makeup questions that iget i'm wearing the l'oreal telescopicmascara that i wearevery single day and then on my lips i'mwearing spiceliner by mac armani lip maestro andshade 100milani soft rose lip gloss which this issuch a gooddrugstore lip gloss formula it's myfavoriteone from the drugstore so beautiful andshinyit's just gorgeous so that is what i'mwearing alsoi've been trying out these productsrecently from iconic london and i'vebeen loving themthis is their prep set glow mist and youcan see it has kind of like a shimmeryformulait's so pretty and then it gives yourskin an overalllike gorgeous glow without looking likeoily or glittery or anything at all likethat it's just so pretty i'm also on mycheekboneswearing their illuminator drops and justthe slightest amount because thisproduct is very very pigmented but it'sreally prettyand adds to that like you know pregnancyglowthat i'm trying to achieve right now iam gonna goget dressed and let's move on to somehome decor stuff becausethat stuff just makes me so happy okay iwanted to share my cutecomfy outfit of the day this is honestlythe most effortlesslook for summer and i'm gonna be wearingthis outfit literally all the time iwore this yesterdayand just threw it on again because it'sso easy and cute these jeans arethe maternity jeggings from what's itcalledspanx that i invested in at thebeginning of my pregnancy they wereprobably the best investment i evermade because they are so comfortable andhave matched so many of my outfits wearthem with dresseswear them with longer tops like this andthey're just so comfy and thebelly part is so stretchy and supportiveand i justlove them so much this top is actually abodyconmini dress that i got on amazon but iordered it in a size large and it fitsso beautifully it's so modest it's likethe perfect tunicto just throw on in the summer time ididn't have to layer anything underneathitit comes in so many colors and i justlove shirts like this that you can justthrow on and look super put togetheri have my slippers on but i wanted toshare with you guys anothershoe option these are the hermes dupesthat i gotfrom goodnight macaroon i had them lastyear and they are socomfortable like if i saw someonewearing these i probably would neverthink twice like i think they look superauthenticbut to me i have heard that the actualhermesslides are very uncomfortable these areveryvery easy to walk in all day i wore themon our vacation to greece and italy lastyearliterally the entire trip and was socomfy i just destroyed them so i got anew pairand it comes in black silver and goldbut i love the white color i'm gonna goahead and start with this room and kindof share with you guys my plans forupdating at my dressing room as some ofyou guys may know i don't have an actualoffice like a desk space in this houseat all i just kind ofwork on my laptop like on the couch atthe kitchen tableand i work really well with like paperand writing things down and likeorganizing my thoughts that way and sopapers are always sprawled everywherepens are everywhere and just i just feellike i'm notin a good space whenever i'm working ido havemy desktop computer upstairs in a littlecornerand always a man cave but it is souninspiring i get so depressed going upthere but i have to edit myvideos i feel like on a desktop becausesometimes my file sizes are really bigand it's just easieranyways so i needed a good space formy desktop computer and where i can workand i've rearranged this roomso that i can hopefully fit it in hereso let me share so i've already sharedwith you guys that i moved my vanityto this window area and i am loving thisso much more for doing my makeup herethe lighting is so much better i feellike i can see betterwhat i'm doing and i thought i wouldmiss having a big mirror to do my makeupbutusing a smaller mirror has been workingout perfectly fine for me and i actuallylikelooking out the window when i'm doing mymakeup and it's just really really nicealso i get a lot of questions aboutwhere my vanityis from and basically where everythingis from so i'll be linking all of myhome decordown below it's all on my blog and supereasy to shop there since i moved myvanity and it wason this wall it gave me a lot more spaceto add my clothing rack and my shelf onthis wall which createsa much better background for my try onsi love itso much better i think this is justperfectand then i moved my dresser down to thisside i had tolike take the prints off the wallbecause they were in the wrong spot ithink i'm still going to use themin that space because i really can'tdecide what else i would use in thisroom other than those printsand this is going to be the area for mydesk so i'll be able to put my computerhereand be able to work here edit videos anddo all the thingsplan out my content i'm so excited thiswill just beso much better and more inspiring to sitin this roomand work then just kind of feel like i'mjust everywhere throughout the housei'll just be a lot more focused in hereso i'm so excited the desk i ordered isfrom cb2 it's a super simplesleek white desk i just wanted it tokind of like blend into that corner i'msuper excited to just get that in andget my computer in here i also ordered abigger rugbecause this rug is kind of an awkwardsize for this room this rug i have in somany areas of my houseit's from overstock and i just love itso muchanytime i'm looking on like west elm orany of the moreexpensive sites for rugs like this styleof rugand eight by ten is usually like almosta thousand dollars and this one is likeless than half the price of that so ialways just go back to this rug becauseit matchesmy entire house i moved my mirror thatwas on my vanity up hereon top of my dresser and i really likethe way that looks as welli'll probably end up like actuallyhanging it but right now it's justleaningand i still needed this corner to lookreally aestheticfor the like mirror try ons and for myvideos on youtube like my fashion videosso let me know what you guys think aboutthis little setup that i have in thiscorner right here second little homedecorupdate in the baby's room is hergorgeousmini clothing rack you guys could youdie i've been sharing this so much on myinstagram because i'm just soobsessed with it it's from a etsy shopcalled andy's listthey make you know regular sizedclothing racks but they also made thislittlecute little mini one that i had to haveit's gold andwhite and super well made and i know i'mgonnacherish this forever it is so cute thebrand actually gave me a 10off discount code off of your entirepurchase off of their websiteit's just lena 10 i will link their shopdown below in case you guys want tocheck it out butthey're definitely an investment piecebut they will last you foreveri'm still planning on doing a fullnursery touryou guys have seen like the wholeprocess but i'm going to do ain-depth nursery tour once everything isfinished but the lastthing that i decided that i want to dois add two frameson either side of the window here andi'm thinking about framingmaybe some newborn pictures of herinshallah ori'm thinking about framing some of herlike hand prints and footprints i'veshared this on instagram but let me showyou guys how i'm planning on displayingthoseto display the baby's footprints andhandprints and shawala this is what i'mplanning to do i don't think that iwould be the type of personthat would keep up with a baby book andi really want to be able to like see thehandprints and footprints and have themdisplayedrather than having them in a book that iwould have to open up what i decided todo is get some really pretty craft paperand i found these twobeautiful pieces of paper from papersource i kind of wish they were morelike a card stockbut i think it's still going to be fineit's like still a really nice thickpiece of paperit's not like that really thick cardstock material so i may still try tofind some cardstock to use for thisthese are something that you guystold me about on instagram so these arecalledno mess baby ink pads that you can useto do their hand prints and footprintsat homewithout getting any ink on the baby idid not even realize that these existedbasically the ink is on like theopposite side so when you press thebaby's hand print or footprint downit transfers to the other side and theirhand or foot stays cleanwhich is amazing i wish we used these atthe hospital for footprints because thebaby's feet were always covered in inkand we'd have to liketake it off with a baby wipe and they'dbe crying and it was likejust not a good situation and i also i'mgoing to order a bigger size just incase i don't knowi don't know why i'm like scared thather hand isn't going to fit on that i'msurethat these are made for newbornfootprints so i just want to do her handprints as well soi'm gonna order a bigger size as welljust to make sure that i can get bothi'm planning on putting the footprint upat the top and then doing like the namedate weight and then framing this in areally pretty frameand i just think that would be abeautiful way to display them and havethem as keepsakesthis is exactly what i mean when i say ineed a desk so bad literally all mypapers calendarslaptops everything are just sprawled outon the kitchentable and it looks so cluttered so i'mso ready to have my desk buti still have all my ramadan decor outand i really want to get the spacelooking super likesleek and really really modern and justthe way i want it so i'm actually goingto do a diy project with you guys to doa really cute little centerpieceit's this moss bowl that restorationhardware does a lot but i'm going to tryto do ita little bit more on the budget friendlyside let's clean all this offand get to work[Music][Music]i received everything to try to createmy diy mossbowl i'm gonna go ahead and insert apicture of what i'm talking about on thescreenso you guys get an idea of what i'm eventrying to createif you've never seen one of these beforebut if you have seen the restorationhardwarestyling they do these gorgeous likeminimal moss bowls that are really nicecenter pieces forcoffee tables or dining tables they'resuper super expensive okayand they're like the perfect way to addgreenery that's like really lowmaintenanceand all of that and i've seen people dodiy moss balls at home but they use likethe dried mossand i read somewhere that that driedmossturns brown eventually like it doesn'tstay super greeni was scrolling through amazon and ifoundthese moss sheets andthey already had like the texture tothem and everythingthe only problem that i saw with theseis that they only came in onesize that was kind of like my biggestissue was that i wish it was biggerbecause it's only like i think 12 incheslikesquare the bowl that i got i think isaround 13 inches soanyways i'm gonna try to make this worki got two sheets so i can likecut it and glue it and just try to makeit look natural we'll see this may be afail but i really hope it's notit looks pretty natural to me eventhough this is like literally made oflike plasticit's never gonna change color it'llalways stain this really pretty greencolori found this beautiful concrete bowlfrom a random website i'll link it downbelow but a lot of these kind ofconcrete style bowls are so expensivenow this wasn't cheap i think it wasaround 50but the ones that i found obviously theones from rh are likehundreds of dollars but they were alwaysat least 80 or 90for something like this so i found itlike half the price at a little randomboutique online i'm the best googler bythe way and theni just got some like random filler stuffto go underneath the mossthis may not even be enough and i canliterally just fill it with anythinglike if i have some random like bubblewrapi may even use that because it doesn'thave to belike for planting or anything i just gotthis random stufflet's see if this worksi don't even know if i need to glue itdown but i have my hot glue gunanyways i'll probably just glue it tothe stuff that i have stuffed underneathit so i'm not gluing it to the actualbowl just so it kind of lays more flatand roundthat is already looking so good i lovethati think it turned out really good thisfaux moss sheet was only like fivedollarsand i found a really nice bowl it was soeasy to put together i'lllink below all of the materials i used ialso loved howthis moss had these mounds alreadyon there because i've seen a lot oftutorials where they use the faux mothsand they're having like create thesemounds and use these rocks andall i had to do was lay down this mothsheet and it was so easy i'll link allthat down below but i think it just addsa little bit of likeminimal freshness to the space that iswhat it looks likeall finished and clean with the simplesummer moss bowl centerpiece i reallylove thati'm also planning on hanging this mirrorlet me know if you guys think i shouldkeep it leaning like that or if i shouldhang it up a little bit i think i'mgoing to hang it becauseon this wall i have our prints and ithink i want it to be the same height asthe printsalso i brought my plant that was in mydressing roomin here i think it works perfectlybecause it kind of like ties inthe greenery with the dining room i justmade myself some avocado toast withscrambled eggsand i'm going to eat this with a chocochico i have a work call in like10 minutes so i'm gonna gobble this upand then i have a bunch of homeunboxings to do with you guys in just alittle bit i have a hugestack of home stuff that i want to openwith you guyslet's seei thought all of this was home decorthat i had ordered this is a rachelparcellcollection box and their packagingis so beautiful for their pr it has myname in itit just makes me never want to throw itaway because it's so beautifulthat is so beautiful it's a pink mididressi'm gonna have to figure out how i wouldlayer thatto style it or you know what i'm justgonna wear this at homelike i'm spending my my life at homeright now anyways and all that fits meright nowis dresses and this is so beautiful andi did just seetheir new summer collection that theyjust launched todayit's stunning wow this is another onei'm not sure what it is yetoh okay you guys so you might laugh atmebut i honestly thought this was gonna bea little bit bigger but i did choose thecheapest one that i could find becausethey werea little bit expensive this is a birdfeederthat goes on the window i saw this injesse perkinsinstagram story one day we have so manybirds in our backyardit's like an acrylic clear one that yousuction cup toyour window and you can see them eatingi already have the bird feed you have alot of cardinals which areobviously you guys know are the redbirds that are so beautiful so we have alot of those in our backyard because wehave a lot of likegreenery and kind of like woods outthere i got them likespecial food for cardinals it's likesome kind of like sunflower seed i wasgoing to put it onthis back window over here but thisconnects to our patio and omar was likeleenathe birds are gonna poop all over ourpatio so i was likeoh so i'm going to put this on thewindow that's behind youwe'll try this out just a second this issomething i ordered from amazonoh this is a trash can for the baby'sroom tell me if you guysthink that a diaper pail is necessaryi just don't really feel like spendinglike 70 or 80 dollars on a trash canso i just got like a little mini onewith a lid and if this just doesn't workthen i'll eventuallythere's a bird maybe i'll put the foodout there for iti'm just gonna see if this works and ifit doesn't and it just stinks up thehouse then i'll just get a diaper panor whatever but i thought this was acute little white sleek one that couldjust go in the corner in her roomthese are the pillow covers that i gotto goin my living room so i had gotten somewhite linen pillow coversfrom home goods i loved them but i couldnot findfour matching ones to go in here i onlyhad the two and i need fouri put the pink ones back and i was sickof the pinki'm over pink i need everything to belike super neutraland like gray and white and just all gowith the vibei got these and they came in like biggersizes and the pillow inserts that i hadso i also gotfour pillow inserts so that's why i haveso many boxes most of these are just thepillowsit's actually really soft and nice andit has this like frayededge and i like the texture all of mythroat blankets are really likefurry fuzzy thick they're for winter ineeded some that were like lightweightand nice to have during the summer timeso i found these on amazon and they werepretty inexpensivelet's see oh i love that it's a reallylightweight and breathable fabric thatis so comfy and cozy and you can putthis ona bed or a couch i love itit's like a baby swaddle blanket foradults it's so nicei just love this texture it's like sosummery and comfyand wow soft it's really good quality ilove itthese last four boxes are the pillowsthis isthe table mirror that i bought formy vanity because i'm not obsessed withthe mirror that i have i feel like itdoesn't really gowith the vibe in my dressing room ohthat's really nice so there's amagnifyingside and a regular side what do you guysthinki'm about to go put this on my baby likeright now it is so pretty super hard toshare with you guys because the lightingis so bright in this window and it'slikebacklit it's so pretty it's bigger thanmy other mirror so it'll be better to domy makeup and it's gold and white andmatches perfectly i'm so excitedlike i said i was going to put the birdfeederon this window back here because ialways look out herein the mornings when i drink mysmoothies and i see the birds and iwould just loveto see them come eat by the bird feedersince they would poop all overour back patio it would be betterif we could do it here on this windowthis is our front flower bed and ifthey're poop over here then at leastit's not on our concrete i'm going to goaheadand attach it to the back of this windowand fill it with some bird feed forgotwe had a screen on the bottom partso put it up here my mom said that whenyou put bird feed it's like they justcome out of nowhere so hopefully theyfind itand if they like this little spot then imight put a little bird bathin this area too went ahead and unboxedall the pillowsi got the covers from pottery barn ithink i said that earlier a lot of thestuff i got on memorial day sale that'skind of why i did a big haulof like home stuff because a lot of thisstuff was on sale but i'll link it downbelowi wanted to invest in a nicer coverbecause i knew that i would want to usethese every spring summer and they wouldjustalways match my house to save a littlebit more money i just got the insertsfrom amazonthese are down alternative and i prefernot to buy anything with actual downfeathers because i've heard that the waythat they collect the feathers is reallyreally sad and horrible for the birdsbutthey have to have the ability to likebe karate chopped so that's why you haveto get the down alternativeif you know what i mean because i lovethis like this look to pillows a lot oftimes if they're just made out of likecotton or whatever they'll just staysquare and i do not like that lookanother tip for pillows is you order abigger size insert than your coverso these are 22 inch coversand then i had to get new pillowsbecause i only had 22 inchinserts and these are 24 inch so it'llmake it lookreally full and fluffy so that's kind ofthe trick you have to have a biggerinsert than your coverdo[Music]okay so this is looking much much bettermuch more summervibes to the decor it just brightenseverything upup close it's so pretty and the frayededgesi love the texture of this blanket ireally like this blanket as well butit's not theright tone of gray and then i realizedmy coffee table was so empty i haven'treally figured out what i want to puthere and my moss ball looks really goodthere tooso maybe i need to make another one itis friday morning the next dayamanda's coming over in a little bit sothat we can have ourweekly meeting and plan out content fornext week we actually switched it so weused to meeton mondays it was just getting way toolike overwhelming for me because i feltlikemonday i was already behind i needed tohave already planned the week beforemonday started i'm trying to find a cutesummer outfits for you guys but it'sjust been hard because things are juststarting not to look flattering on meand just don't fit so i'm really tryingi'm waiting on a few things to come inthe mailsoon it's just taking a little bitlonger because of the current climateand everything like thathopefully i'll share with some cuteoutfit ideas with you guys soon thereason why i'm trying to find cutesummer stuff is because things areopening up again and people may bestarting to go out and about again texashas actually lifted restrictions nowthings are open malls are openrestaurants there's a lot more trafficon the roadsjust crazy to think about as far asupcoming content goes i'm super excitedto start filmingmore baby and pregnancy content i wantedto wait until after ramadanand i'm pretty much finished shoppingfor her all that i neededleft up until yesterday were diaperswhich i know is likeone of the most essential things but ijust don't know that much about diapersso i just gotone box of like size one from one brandthat i'm gonna try out and we'll justseehow we like it it feels really good tohave everything kind of likeready and now i can like film my contentfor you guys if you guyshave watched till the end of this videoplease do not forget to subscribe i waslooking at my analytics the other dayanda lot of you guys who watch my videosregularly are actually not subscribed somaybe if you just like forgot to or youdidn't realize you weren't subscribedplease make sure that you are i wouldlove for you guys to just like be a partof this community i hope you guysenjoyed the home decor updateslet me know what you guys want to seenext whether it be babyrelated or fashion related or beauty orwhatever leave it down belowi love you guys so much and i will seeyou in my next videobye