decorating tip

Hello sweeties! Exams are over which means organizing and tidying up my bedroom, some of you asked me how to make it a cute space that you enjoy being so here are some ideas ♥

Your budget:
So before you get started, think about how much money you want to spend or how much time you have. If you can’t afford to have your ‘dream room’ yet, you can do it little by little or save enough until you can give your bedroom a complete makeover!

Think of your vibe/theme:
Do you want it to be dark? cute? boho? maybe around a certain movie or characters? What’s important is that you choose something you know you’ll enjoy and it’ll make you happy, no one else matters!  

Your bed:
So for me this is one of the most important things to consider. Your bedspread is often the biggest part of your decor so find one you like and will not grow out of for a while. You could also buy new pillows or even make some for yourself if you’re crafty!

Painting your walls:
I know it’s not always possible, BUT if you can and your parents will allow it, it makes such a difference! Light colors can make the space look bigger and certain colors give off different moods so think carefully before choosing one. 

Your desk:
If you have a study/DIY/art area, make it the favorite part of your room! it should be a space to keep you inspired, not bored or anxious. I know you’ve seen all the cute desk areas that you wish were in your room but you’re too lazy to get started… :) 

Accesories:
This means fairy lights, pictures on your walls, small plants, candles, rugs or whatever floats your boat. 

*I wrote each one of these personally, so please don’t repost. I hope this helps you! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate on messaging me ^_^ © freepic icon

Love, Yumi 🛏️

SIMS 4 Carrot Cake Cupcakes


Yields 16 cupcakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups shredded organic carrots
  • Green & orange royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #5 tips
Frosting
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Cupcake pan & liners
  • Hand grater
  • Small cutting mat & knife
  • Peeler
  • Electric mixer
  • Small offset spatula
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #2A tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. n a large bowl, combine flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together butter, eggs, honey and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry.
  5. Gently fold carrots into the batter.
  6. Scoop batter into cupcake liners and bake for 18 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool before decorating.
Frosting
  1. Combine all of the frosting ingredients (except powdered sugar) in a large bowl and beat well with an electric mixer.
  2. Beat in half of the powdered sugar and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the second half and then beat and scrape again.
  3. Scoop frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a #2A tip.

Time to decorate!

  1. Frost the tops of the cupcakes and then refrigerate for about 5 minutes.
  2. Use green royal icing to pipe a carrot stem.
  3. With orange icing, pipe a carrot shape below the stem.
  4. TaDa! Unlock your baking skills with these yummy SIMS 4 Carrot Cupcakes!

An organized desk can definitely freshen your workplace and give you a new perspective on things. Being an artist, maintaining a clean and tidy space is a challenge. However, it is important to remember to clean up your table to keep the creative juices flowing. It may not help much at first, but trust me, it’s better to look at a tidy space than a messy one. Plus, you have another thing to be proud of: YOU CLEANED IT!

10 Ways to Make Your Dorm Room (almost) Instantly Homier

Whether you’re heading back to college for the fourth or very first time, try these tips to feel at home on campus:

  1. Lamps! Even in the nicest accommodations (like Smith!) the overhead lighting isn’t all that pleasant. A lamp or two (maybe one floor lamp and one bedside) softens the light in the room, and undeniably makes it homier. Pick up some thrift store lamps once you get there, especially if you’re coming from far away, that way you can ditch them at the end of the semester if you can’t store or move them easily (plus thrifted lamps are pretty cheap — I found one of my three lamps on the side of the road, the other two were willed to me).
  2. A rug can make a room feel much warmer, and I much prefer stepping onto a rug when I get out of bed over the cold floor. I’ve also had friends use a rug as a seating area on the floor, lined with throw pillows against the wall (especially good if you’re not a fan of folks sitting on your bed).
  3. Cool it on the high school friends photos. You might see photo collages that take up entire walls on Pinterest and in friends’ rooms, but a few nice photos in frames of family and friends from home can aesthetically and mentally prepare you for new friends and adventures in college.
  4. You can never have too many mugs. The bigger the better — tea, coffee, water, extracurricular beverages (you know, like milk for your cookies), cereal, fruit, yogurt, the mug is one of the most universal dishes.
  5. Extra blankets of different weights will up your cozy factor, and will come in handy when it’s fort building time. You can also fold these up to use as extra pillows for leaning against the wall/on your bed. Especially as you’re adjusting to a new house’s thermostat, a variety of blankets is nice to have as you figure out what makes you comfy.
  6. Fake flowers or plants, or real ones if you’re ambitious, add sweet bursts of color to your very neutral room. I like to keep mine in wine bottles, as it really classes up the place, and is perfect for making a get together with friends or a wine date with a friend/gal pal/boy toy more festive.
  7. Keep the blinds open during the day! If you can, arrange a mirror to reflect the light from the window (my first year my closet door, which had a mirror on the outside, was luckily directly across from a window, and it actually made a substantial difference to the feel of the room).
  8. Have some conversation starters — a favorite album artwork, a poster from a favorite trip/museum visit/concert/movie, a small statue you found in your first year room’s light box (now there’s a story), a map with markers on it (Places you’ve been? Places you want to go? Places people you love are?), a flag from your state/country/political party (I proudly fly the NWP flag and it has made me several friends), something you made or someone made for you (maybe a blanket your grandma crocheted you). Anything that a new friend can ask about and you’ll have more to say than just, “oh I thought it looked nice.” Something with a story is always great, and it’s a great way to find things in common right away. On that note, if you bring books from home, people are going to check them out when they come by your room, so make them count!
  9. A tapestry or something cloth on the wall will really warm up your white-walled room!
  10. Seasonal decor you make yourself, like paper snowflakes with your roommates when you’re ready for snow, or paper flowers for when you desperately want it to be spring — festive and a nice study break!

thanks-b  asked:

Hello Jenny, ur account is so inspiring, so that's why I want to ask u for advice. I'm really hard-working person, but I can't deal with my homework. U know I have to study all lessons and it doesn't depends on what I'll acc pass as my finals. So I was wondering if u know how to help me not starting crying any time I start doing my homework, Bc I feel like I have so much to do and tbh it's really ( I swear) impossible to do. Sorry for the typos I'm Russian tho..

QUOTES:

“Cry as hard as you want to but  just make sure that when you stop crying, you will never cry for the same reason again”.

Hi, how are you? 

OMG thank you so so much for sending me this message and it means a world to me hahaha.

Well you need to know one thing is that it’s okay to cry, to feel sad, to feel tired, sometimes. Tbh, I (everybody) have the exact same problem like you and there so too many things that need to get done and we all don’t know where to start. Maybe after you cry you will realize something (like how to do that exercise).

Here are my tips after crying (I hope that it will work):

1.  Determine/Analyze the reason why you can’t do that exercise

2. Make a list of things you need to get done.

3. Create a schedule so you know what to study!

4. You need to get a calendar or planner to see things need to get done or any tests in that week

5. If you have a test make sure that you start to learn at least one week before.

6. If you don’t understand or know how to do that exercises, you need to think first and if you still don’t know how to do it then ask your friends, your teachers, like anybody or just google it!

7. DO NOT DO ALL YOUR HOMEWORK AT THE SAME TIME, SPREAD THEM OUT (like if you have math test on Friday you should start doing your homework at least two or three days before so you will never will feel overwhelmed)

8. If you have so much things to in one day try “Touch it once” rule

9. If you have monday/anyday homework, finish it on the same day

10. Review things you just learned on the same day, the day after and on sunday

11. Take a 5-10 minutes break after 25-45 minutes study

(make sure that you are taking a break not study, and don’t do things that make you procrastinate like watching youtube/movies instead of that you show go around, do some stretching, drink water,etc.)

12. Reward yourself for working so hard

13. Don’t study in dark or in your comfort zone make sure that you have enough light, and your study space must smell good, you can also put some motivation pictures (go to my account to see hahaha ), and know need to have cup of water on your desk

14. Study with your friends can also help you too!

15. Get enough sleep and eat healthy food!

There will be more but I can remember so sorry!

Have a nice year!

p/s: my grammar is not really good:)

Decorating Tip

While waiting for folks to have a chance to submit their rooms and homes, I thought I’d share share a trick that some might not be aware of. This guide will allow you to place a <tabletop> item on surfaces that are not considered <tables>. (Alternately, if you’re into making things float, you can do that too.)

To do this trick you will need the <tabletop> item you wish to place. Plus something that is considered a <table>. (Which does include the riviera shelf. So you might need a spare wall partition as well.)

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