I’m always up for life hacks that help me do life better. Although many may argue we are creatures of habit, I tend to bore easily when I do the same things over and over.
As a creative, I need to see things moving and shifting before my eyes. That’s why I am constantly rearranging my furniture and decor. It physically helps me keep things fresh and allows energy to flow in my home.
Each day, I do something different — it’s healthy and brings me joy. So, my message today and every day: mix it up, boo!
Today’s post is a “Toanfecta.” Get it? Toan + trifecta? LOL. When I went to Trader Joe’s recently, I bought a beautiful bunch of pink carnations (they last a lot longer than flowers from other grocery stores) to brighten up my place and mood. This mixing-it-up method helps you get:
1. More for your money
2. More value
3. More florals
Here’s how you can get more for your money by mixing up your flower arrangements.
1. Gather different vases/vessels and group them. You can see I used wabi-sabi hand-made pottery for one group and cut glass vases for another. When you put them in groups on a table, there’s a theme and pulled-together look.
2. Different heights of vases add dimension, character and looks fabulous.
3. By using several vases, you spread the love. I like to split florals and put some in my bathroom, kitchen and on coffee tables. If I have a bigger bunch of flowers, I will put some on the mantle near my bed, window sill or altar in my home.
On the spiritual level and in life, this got me thinking, how I can mix things up?
Here are some ideas:
1. As I mentioned, moving furniture around helps energy flow in your home. That’s simple feng shui.
2. Take different routes to familiar places to keep life interesting. When I go to the gym, grocery store or run errands, I try to vary how I get there. It helps me shift my perspective as I discover new views and create new neural pathways.
3. Do different activities. On weekends, I like to go to the same farmers market and my usual cafe. I also enjoy walking along the water and hiking. I find it more interesting when I intentionally plan on mixing it up by inviting a friend I haven’t seen in a while. Sometimes I’ll visit another farmers market.
How are you mixing it up and keeping life fresh? Let me know in the comments below. Happy mixing y’all.