Five Ways to Add Personality to your Apartment – without Breaking the Bank

Getting a new apartment is an exciting time. I remember the very first time I got my first apartment without my family or roommates. It was so exciting! All throughout college, I had lived with roommates and for the most part didn’t do much decorating because it was a shared space. So when I was getting my first apartment alone, I couldn’t wait to start planning how I would make it my own.

That being said I was also a new college grad with limited funds. I knew I wanted to add my personality to the place but I also knew that I needed to do so on a budget. Here are five smart ways to add personality to your new apartment without breaking the bank.

Make Your Own Art

I didn’t initially plan to make my art. I went to a few places, like Ross and Marshalls, to look for art. Store after store I just couldn’t find anything I wanted to look at every day. I went to a local discount arts and crafts store to see what they had in stock.

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Nothing says Summer like a Palm Tree Print Romper

Happy Hump Day Y’all! I’m sharing this cute little palm tree romper with you since it’s perfect for summer.

SHOP LOOK HERE

I have found some similar options too and linked them below for you to check out and shop. The sandals in this look, I recently got at JCPenney. Let me tell you that I hardly ever shop there, but I’m glad to have found these. They go with everything and have quickly become a favorite. My clutch is also a cross-body from Kate Spade, another accessory that is on repeat because of it’s versatility. 😉 Last but not least, the watch is a Fossil and the earrings from a favorite Etsy Shop, Buddha Blossom Jewels.

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Strong Nails by Perfect Formula’s Pink Gel Coat

Happy Friday!! What do you have planned for the weekend? Hopefully it’s something fun. 😉 Before the week comes to an end, I wanted to share another Friday Favorite with you. This week, we’re talking nails.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’m not like most women who get regular mani and pedis. One reason is that as a mom, my manicures hardly ever last. Another reason is that the girls and I truly enjoy painting our nails together at home.

This means that while I may not use color, I still use clear polish. I have been using several cheap brands which didn’t offer much than a clear coat. That was until I came across Perfect Formula’s Pink Gel Coat. I have been using it for about a month now and I have to say that I am very happy and it’s amazing on my nails.

Perfect Formula

SHOP PINK GEL COAT – SEPHORA and ULTA and PERFECT FORMULA

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Distressed High Waisted Shorts & Our Galveston Beach Adventure

Houston = Home! For six years now and I love it here! Oh the city life – though I really live in the suburbs. 😉 But it’s nice to have a major city close by, and even better to have a beach near by. I will admit that while Galveston Beach is not the most sought after beach location and its water may not be crystal clear. I absolutely love taking a trip our there. Just breathing in that ocean air brings back so many good memories.

Our Galveston Beach Adventure

SHORTS | SUNGLASSES | EARRINGS | SHOES

Distressed High Waisted Shorts & Our Galveston Beach Adventure

So, I try to go as often as we can. While, I am more of a beach love, my husband would rather go to a lake or river. On this trip we agreed on the beach because the girls get to build sand castles, run along the shore, and play with the waves. Life doesn’t get better than this. 🙂

Our Galveston Beach Adventure

Galveston also has a lot to offer, great beach shops – in case that you forget any beach necessities -restaurants offering delicious food, ice cream shops, the pier, and much more… Some of my favorite places are The Spot, Saltgrass, Shrimp N Stuff, and Frios Gourmet Pops, just to name a few.

Our Galveston Beach Adventure

SHOP COVERALLS

Our Galveston Beach Adventure

Our Galveston Beach Adventure

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Our Galveston Beach Adventure

 SHOP TODDLER SWIMSUIT HERE

Our Galveston Beach Adventure

SHOP SUNGLASSES HERE

Our Galveston Beach Adventure

If you’re ever in the Houston area, make some time for a beach trip. I’m telling you, you will love it. My family always has a great time when we visit. If you’ve already been, leave me a comment and tell me what’s your favorite spot in Galveston beach.

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Saludos,
Thirty Minus One

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I heart Mimi and My Long Hair

I’m glad it is finally Friday! But did Fourth of July on a Tuesday throw anyone else off? I mean, really… A holiday on a Tuesday? Anyways, I’m so excited to share this week’s Friday Favorite with you! A product that is helping me get back to having long hair; I Heart Mimi’s Grow it Girl leave-in hair product is working magic. 🙂

I Heart Mimi's Grow it Girl

BUY IT HERE – USE NAILILXOXO FOR 15% OFF

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Spring Florals, Sunday at Kemah

Sunday was such a pretty day that I knew we had to take advantage and plan something outdoors. Even though, spring has been in full swing here in Houston, we had a few cold and rainy days over last week!

So, we got ready, packed the car and decided to head out to the Kemah Boardwalk. Though we don’t go often, we plan to got at least once every year. It’s a small boardwalk off the bay. Though the water is nowhere close to blue, it is nice to breathe in that cool ocean breeze.

Spring Florals, a comfortable yet trendy look for the weekend.

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