happyhouserules

This weeks #happyhouserules is “let go of things that make you feel bad” - that is things, objects, stuff in our homes that gives us bad vibes. Because really, life’s too short! More on this rule over on our blog (link in profile) image by thegoodvibe.co #TheGoodVibeTribe ps like always we’d love you to tag us or email us and let us know how you’re using our #happyhouserules

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Today’s blogpost is up (link in profile) & it’s a #happyhouserules all about the bedroom…How does your bedroom look today? Is it your home’s storage unit? (It’s common if it is! But it doesn’t have to be & we have solutions). How would your bedroom look of you re-designed it for rest & romance? Would you ban technology? Would it look the same? read our post & let us know what you think & tag us @apartmentdiet #happyhouserules with your bedroom pics (& a before & after if you dare) Xnat — photo credit: si @frenchbydesign

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“Less is more” - this is about choosing quality over quantity in terms of physical stuff but also about doing less. Focus on what’s most important and do those things well rather than too many things done halfway. Clear the clutter of your spaces and your to do list! Happy week of doing less! (Pic via @desireevosgesparis’ Pinterest.) #happyhouserules #lessismore

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#newblogpost: Move over plants, there’s a new #happyhouserules on the block this week: ART! Not only is it fab & inspiring, it’s a great way to change the atmosphere of a space from ok to WOW. To play along: add art to your home or show us your art - more over on the blog (link in profile). We’ll be featuring our favs throughout the week. So go on, snap those pics & tag us @apartmentdiet #showusyourart xtip & nat Image credit: @reallivingmag cover June 2012, Art by #andrewobrien

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Fancy a pillow in gangrene with an accent wall of ennui? Gotta love the @newyorker for this cartoon poking fun at colour trends & paint names - a nice laugh for the weekend. Laughter and sunshine your way this weekend x #colourtrends #lovecolourfully #happyhouserules #dontforgetoplay #laughter #cartoon #inspiration #design #pantonecolorsoftheyear

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Happy #2015! For those of you who didn’t have time to take stock of last year, here’s a little #loveletter exercise im doing today. To thank #2014 bringing in the good memories and letting go of the rest and making space for an awesome 2015! I don’t do resolutions because well, why start the year getting mad about things I might not keep. Giving thanks to all of you for joining us on this journey - and a fabulous 2015 to you all! X Natalie #happyhouserules #lovelettertoyourself #lovelettertoyouryear #lovelettertoyourhome

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I love easy but tasty dinners. I tried out this idea for salad niçoise I spied on pinterest by @marthastewart - make it on a big platter and let everyone dig in. It was a big success, easy to make and fun to eat. And I got to test out my Aunt’s recipe for #perfecthardboiledeggs - place eggs in pot of cold water (just covered), bring to boil, when boiling cover pot and take off heat. Wait 10mins for eggs like this (yellow slightly soft) or 12 for regular hard boiled. Remove from pot & rinse with cold water … Done. Perfect every time. What are your fav easy go to recipes? #becauseperfectisboringbutperfecteggsaregreat #foodporn #simpledinner #goodfood #happyhouserules

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Are rugs an absolute necessity? That’s the question I’m asking on this week’s blogpost. What do you think? Join in the conversation! (Link in profile.) #happyhouserules Pic of Jenna Lyons’ old home via Living etc.

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Thanks for all the encouragement yesterday! Let’s start… In time for spring/autumn clearing today’s #happyhouserule is “remove 1 thing”. Yes, 1 thing. Don’t get overwhelmed with everything. Just go choose a corner in your home & remove one thing (or stack of things) that doesn’t belong anymore and remove it.
We give you permission to let it go - donate, sell, recycle, pass it on. Make sure it leaves the house in the next 48hrs. Tag us @apartmentdiet & #happyhouserules if you want to play along publicly … More suggestions about this rule over on the blog (link on profile). Go on, free up those corners and share how it feels or if you’re stuck below…We can’t wait to see & hear all about it! xnat & tip

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There’s a #newblogpost up on the blog - launching this weeks #happyhouserules on habits! Argh I hear you cry… But really. The secret to break habits is easier than you think. We let you in on it over on the blog. Chop chop off you get… there’ll be more on creating happy healthy new #habits throughout the week. #inspiration #wisdom #quotes #happiness #apartmentdiet

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I’d prepared another image from a past course participant last night but as @sarahshanahan_lifestyle had practically read my mind with her post, it just seemed right to change it. For this week - make homes for the things you own that usually kick about the place…& remember, if it’s convenient & logical then you will return it after use! Have a happy week folks!!! #happyhouserules

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