Thank you so much for all of the love on yesterday's post, I felt it. ❀❀❀
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On to this action, I finally did something about that generic icky frosted shade light in here..
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Thank you so much for...

Unfortunately no joke for you today, it's been a rough weekend.πŸ’”
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Unfortunately no joke for you...

The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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 Also deer 🦌 πŸ’–
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! πŸ₯°
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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And why I never thought of putting plants up there, it only took me 8 years πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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Interior Design, Social Media Influence and Balancing it All….

 

With the breakdown of IG last week, (I was personally missing for a day and 2 other days I couldn’t comment) there was much ado.Β  It seemed to be a good time to take a moment to consider all of this social media and working for yourself stuff and talk about how I handle the pressures and stressors that can come from it.

First up, I don’t let anything on social media affect my design decisions.Β  If I did I would be paralyzed with fear.Β  And it wouldn’t be me.Β  I get a lot of positive but you still get the not so positives. You can’t let what other people think of your spaces affect how YOU feel about them.

My thoughts, do your thing.Β  Whether that’s your design style, clothing style, hair style, etc.Β  It’s all about perspective.Β  Have confidence that who you are is the best you, because you’re awesome! (I talk more about confidence in design here)

How do I balance everything?Β  I have an amazingly supportive husband.Β  That’s my first and biggest line of defense.Β  He has been taking over cooking dinners so I can work (and he has only cooked breakfast so that’s been interesting haha), and he supports my crazy ideas and goals.

Then it’s just a matter of prioritizing and allotting time. Mornings are taking my teen to school and then coffee, IG, emails and blog stuff while overseeing 3 younger kids homeschool work.Β  We finish up and I spend a few hours in the early afternoon with them thrifting, hanging out, grocery shopping (whatever is up that day).Β  Pick up teen from school, home, put stuff away.Β  Then work a few more hours until I eat some food at my desk and finish up for the night. I spend a couple of hours with the fam and tuck all the kids in bed before falling asleep by 9:30 on the couch.Β  Repeat.

Peeps, working for yourself is not for the faint of heart.Β  I do it because I LOVE it.Β  It burns like a fire in my mind and heart. Even if I didn’t share I would still be designing.Β  I can’t sit still in one place, I change things so often because I always want to try something new.

Don’t ever let outside influences or opinions affect your passions.Β  It doesn’t have to be design either, anything that makes your heart sing is worth following. (read more on my thoughts on this here)

Instagram engagement….aka likes and comments is fickle. It all depends on your content and more importantly the IG algorithm gods liking you that day.Β  At least that’s all I can figure out. I play with angles to get a picture I like and I focus on sharing posts/captions that make me happy, aka jokes, or real talk about what’s happenin round here.Β  Some weeks are great and some weeks aren’t, just ride the flow and keep working.Β  (more on my IG strategy here)

At the end of the day, you got this.Β  Some days are harder than others, take a breath and let yourself have a moment or even a day off to regroup.

My key tips that I use are:Β  keep sight of your goals, allow for a break, stay true to yourself and your passion. The rest will come.

How do you handle the pressures of social media?Β  Are you trying to build a brand or business on IG?Β  What is your strategy for handling it all?

I always love to hear from ya so hit me up in the comments or feel free to shoot me an email!

And don’t forget to hit up the subscribe box in the sidebar I have some big projects coming up soon (hint one is the Spring ORC!)

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2 Comments
  • Cara Baker - Caradise
    March 21, 2019

    Thanks for this motivational post. I needed it. I find I’m spending more time on trying to grow my Instagram account and email list, and get traffic to my website than actually writing any blog posts or doing updates on my home, which is the reason why I started it all in the first place! It wouldn’t be so bad if my efforts were actually paying off (even a little bit) but they’re not πŸ™ I have to talk myself out of giving up on a daily basis, but I don’t give up because of my passion for interior design. So I will stay positive and keep on trying until I get a break! πŸ™‚ xx

    • Tina Bousu
      March 21, 2019

      Hi Cara! My best advice for you is to focus more on what you love and less on the “logistical” stuff. I’ve been there, heck I still find myself there sometimes. I have to step back and remind myself what all this started for, my passion for creating and the desire to share that. The rest will come. Trust, believe and do, you got this and it really will come. xxxx

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