A Simple Modern Timeless Bedroom Twist – BEDROOM TOUR

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Recently I have had to move bedrooms in our house and I have never worked so hard in my life. Moving pianos, furniture and bookcases etc to get everything rearranged and sorted and organised.

I haven’t had time to blog, filling up a lot of time with appointments during the day and medical stuff it has all been quite hectic for a different reason. I used to get bored, but life has been filled with new and different things which is what I had hoped for.

I finally moved to a different part of the house and can now relax. So will give you a little tour of my bedroom, as I hope you like it.

I got rid of a lot of stuff and sent them to op shops, anything designer I kept, of course. But I had to chuck out Jo Malone boxes and I even got rid of a Union Jack rug as it won’t suit what I have done. My taste has completely changed recently for some reason and I like the fact that you can turn something simple into something elegant and modern at the same time.

I think I have chosen a classic look.

The first thing you see when you walk into my room is the white desk with laptop on charge and music books and my CD’s on display.

Can you see my lavender pot just peeking through the white blinds?

I have a view!

Well, of the front garden… …

I have a little music section where I have my digital piano and my record player. Of course my first ever vinyl record was Katy Perry’s recent album released “Smile”. Fun fact: My next single which I will be releasing I used “Harley’s in Hawaii” as a song reference for it! but it has a bit of an r&b twist/sound to it, which is exciting. Anyways, enough about that….. Let’s get back to the room.

My wonderful Clover White Bookcase from Early Settlers has been one of my favourite objects in the room as it is filled with….. well, … books! My recent post 7 Tips on how to get motivated and feel unstuck and feel your best in 2021 in which you should definitely have a read! It is filled with some great tips and ideas on how to feel inspired and not stagnant in life. My current book I am reading was inspired by it, Seize the Day – Living on purpose and making every day count by Joyce Meyer which you can buy from Koorong Bookstore in Mount Lawley or online for around $20.

Having a more modern classic looking bed has really been a game changer for me. I also love my white fluffy throw rug that I can curl up in when watching TV, and I love the bedspread and quilt pattern. It has that filigree elegant look and still a hint of a royal appearance.

I really love the small cushion with the silhouette of a lady as it gives that more elegant look.

Isn’t it just stunning!

With the move I got given a white set of drawers to keep and it is big enough to put in necessities and casual dresses etc. I decorated it with a cream decoration of an Eiffel Tower and a Paris Box, and then I have my bathroom essentials on the left hand side at the top of it. The long thin mirror to the right I will be painting white when I can as I still like to keep the room white and black a little bit.

I like to keep things decorative!

So I decided to buy a bedside table that matched with my bookcase. I love how it all matches and I now keep things simple with one book on the bedside table instead of all piled up.

Then I have a rack of clothes alongside the storage unit.

I don’t have a wardrobe which I didn’t like at first, but I am slowly getting the hang of it.

I actually quite like it. It keeps things simple and I don’t have to store random junk up in a wardrobe filled with stuff you don’t actually probably need. I kept old royal books, Britain Magazines, Royal Magazines even a Harry and Megan Wedding book I got in England. Op shop time again….

It is best to keep things simple. Declutter your life, even I learnt that in “Confessions of a Shopaholic”. You learn a lot from Becky Bloomwood in the end. When you sort through old things that you don’t need it actually feels good to do a huge clean out. I even had London signs up in my room, but at the end of the day, I thought if I really wanted them I could re buy them at an opshop for $4 again, no biggy.

The dressing table was cleaned and I sorted through all my makeup. No flowers on the dressing table this time. I have flowers that I kept on my storage unit where the TV is which we will get to that in a second, but if I wanted flowers I can always buy some more. Fresh ones are on my writing desk, and they were $20 from Woolworths in Aldi in Kingsway here in Perth, Western Australia.

I organised all my eyeshadows together, and then foundation and Hydrating Glow Mist sprays together, and then brushes, mascara, eyeliner are all displayed on the table, and the lipsticks are to the right, in which I bought a Kim Kardashian one which I LOVE! I keep hairspray and a self tanning body lotion plus bronzer from MAC Cosmetics and then makeup remover.

This is the white storage unit I was talking about, and we mounted the TV up on the wall. It is lovely to be able to view from the bed, and yes, I have kept a few Britain magazines to keep to the side. There I have an Instagram Pastbook that was created from all my 2020 images on Instagram and a Victorian and Albert Museum book I created from all the images I took on my I Phone.

The small canvas print is a photo of my three sisters and I. The fabric boxes are great! and easy to chuck clothes in, or any spare things you want to keep from staying on the floor.

This laundry hamper I got yesterday I only got for $40 from Big W, and the picnic basket was $43 from Coweramup which is close to Maragaret River. I had a lovely drive to Dunsborough, and holidayed in the regional south-west of Western Australia in which I will do a separate blog for! So much to talk about, get excited about and see and do when I was there. Will fill you in on the adventure hopefully next week. So, the picnic basket is filled with all my vitamins and supplements and Rolled Oats when I have blueberry yoghurt for breakfast. The books displayed are Diana (about the Princess of Wales), New York in Bloom by Georgianna Lane – lovely, stunning photographs, How to be Parisienne, Love, Style, Life by Garance Dore and The New Fashion Rules by Victoria McGrath (InTheFrow), then you’ve got Althorpe by Charles Spencer, a $9 London book from BigW, Too Beautiful (Beauty Words for the soul) by Elaine Fraser and lastly, The Art of Herbs for Health by Rebecca Sullivan. These are all lovely books to have on display.

I would list all the supplements and products but just simply I have dandelion tea, white lions mane powder, vitamins for energy, hair, nails and skin, Collagen Beauty from NutraOrganics, and a few Isagenix supplements. I recently bought a huge tub of Fish Oil in which I take 2 supplements a day. Please visit my Health Based blog, Emmalisa Tilli Health and Wellness to find out more on what I do.

You can also find me on Instagram.

Thank you for reading and looking at my bedroom tour! That was the most exciting thing that happened to me the past week plus the idea of what is going to be my next single.

Please also visit my Facebook page, Instagram page and website for more details on my music life!

I will try and update my health & wellness blog and music blog as much as I can but I can’t promise anything as I have 2 courses to keep up with! Plus extra music/demo things on the side.

Thank you all for reading since 2015 if you have been a fan of mine since I started. It has been an AMAZING journey and I feel I have gotten better with content over time.

(If you are a writer, and would like to send something for me to review and collaborate with you, send your article to emmalisatilli86@gmail.com @exquisiteemmalisa I would love to work with you!

Love Emmalisa

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7 Tips on how to get motivated and feel unstuck & feel your best in 2021

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Do you feel like your world is becoming sluggish? Do you think you need extra motivation, and becoming dry in your personality and/or character?
Are you wanting more self/personal development happening in your life?
feeling demotivated? inactive? Flat? Lifeless? Slack?

All these things mean you could be coming stagnant. I don’t know about you, but I have been lately, and it is something that I don’t want, or even need!

I thought I would write Seven tips on how to get motivated and feel your best.

Here is 7 tips to get yourself motivated daily or weekly to perform your best.

Let’s start with productivity.

1. Clean up your desk space. 

Bring out your pretty stationary, stapler, paper clips etc and maybe buy a print on Etsy and frame that would be a nice decoration on your writing desk. Wipe your computer screen. Clean your keyboard. Clean your laptop. Change your desktop wallpaper to something pretty. Get a small vase and some fake flowers and put it beside your computer. Organise your papers and pens and put them in their proper place. E.G. pen holder, paper trays etc.

2. Read a motivational book. 

I could list a NUMBER of books that could help in this arena. 

Read something like an inspiring story. I bought “Seize the day” by Joyce Meyer and it was something that I badly wanted to get because it was to do with purpose. When I felt I was becoming stagnant I realised it’s because I don’t have much purpose. And that’s what I need. 

Here is a list of books to get you motivated:

Think like a monk

Girl, stop apologising – Rachel Hollis

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth

Key to Success: How to Be Successful and the Habits of Successful People

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero

Big Magic: How to Live a Creative Life, and Let Go of Your Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert

Reading motivational books is so fulfilling and rewarding for your mind and general health and wealth. It abundantly gives you gems and sparks of words that appeal to the brain when reading. When I see a quote that pops out at me, I always have to share it on my Instagram Exquisite Emmalisa page or Emmalisa Tilli page. It also keeps you progressing and advancing. I don’t know about you, but having to read personal development books is what keeps me going in life, and self-growth is so important, and having those quotes and/or statements are what makes you endure life. 

3. Write a To-Do List. 

The best thing for productivity is to write a to do list, or even write a plan of the day. That is what I try my best to do almost every day to keep my mind and life on track. 

For example, it may look like this:

  • Finish Assignment 7, question 4
  • Read my book The Mind Gut Connection 
  • Call (family/friend)
  • Appointment/s for the day
  • Work on blog post
  • Type 1000 words for current book project

That is an example of what my day looks like. This is a daily example of mine, and is what I am doing for today, and I create a box, so that it is easier to get tasks done, so that I look at it, and see what has been done and what’s not.

Writing lists creates an efficient and effective day, and I am sure that is the most inspiring thing that everyone wants to do!

4. Eat Healthy

Make sure you are feeling your body and nourishing it with wholesome foods. Too much take away and Uber Eats can actually affect your mood and overall health. I recently started ordering Uber Eats three times a week or more, and I got a blood test and the results were that my cholesterol was way too high at 7.2. To lessen this I started to make a salad with cabbage in as it apparently lowers cholesterol. I highly recommend reading The Mind Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer. I have just started it and it is a brilliant read on how our mental state is affected by our gut health. It is almost like having two brains. The way you fuel and feed your body and gut/stomach affects your main brain in your head. So, once you have started eating healthy it generally lifts up your mood. One thing I find is that smoothies can refresh your body as well. My most top blog post is Sweet Sunday Smoothie

5. Do some calming meditation

I highly recommend this app called “Calm”. It has many sleep stories and is great for the brain when resting. There are other apps you can use for meditation, and you can simply just go onto YouTube and look up tutorials on:

Yoga

Pilates

Daily Mindfulness Meditation

10 minute meditation for anxiety

Things like this really help for those that struggle to keep a balance through out the day. I think its good to switch off technology and social media for 10-20 minutes DAILY if you want to be successful in life. You’re not going to become successful in productivity and/or being your best if you sit on your bum scrolling through Facebook and Instagram all day. Yes, they’re put there as a platform for connection and social connection/social networking/forums, but if you want to be successful you do have to learn to switch off at some point as it gives you rest and helps you refresh the/your mind. So that you can move onto better accomplishments.

6. Post your achievements on social media once you’re done!

I think that this is a FABULOUS idea. When I received my Certificate III in Library and Information Services in the post, I posted it on Facebook and I had so many people saying congratulations, it felt like I really did do something rewarding after I decided to post it on social media! I felt like I had REALLY achieved something great, and it was a good feeling. the process of the course took longer than expected but I pushed through, and the end result was amazing! I really did feel proud of myself and I will be doing this when I have my song on Spotify on the 9th July 2021. When Mood to Party is released I will be posting on Facebook for all my wonderful friends to see!!!!! and I am sure that will give me a proud feeling. If you have completed a short course, diploma or university course, share it. Instagram and Facebook are great platforms for that. and if you have done something like get your L’s or your P’s/drivers license, share it with the world! Be proud and look how far you have come and achieved. 

7. Lastly, Take a walk

I did this just yesterday at Hyde Park in Perth Western Australia, and it was the best feeling. You will notice I stopped by a greenery structured area on my Instagram page, and I decided to wear a summery dress in the middle of winter. I wanted to bring some sunshine into my life!!! It was sunny outside even after it rained, and decided to go to Hyde Park, grab a skinny weak latte and nibble on a jam donut (whilst getting swooped by a duck that stole the rest….). Taking a walk does wonders for your mental health. it brings clarity, focus and stability. Your mind feels so much better when doing so and increases your cardiovascular fitness. and your heart rate which improves your heart health. It assists you with maintaining a healthy weight and lowers any risk of disease. So! Doing this can do so much for your general and overall well being. I highly recommend you take a walk at least once to twice a week if you can and bonus if you can do it three to four times a week! You will be fit and on your way to more happiness if you do! I used to be great at walking especially on the treadmill at the gym, but I must say I haven’t exercised like I should the past few years compared to when I was in my 20’s. 

I hope you find these things helpful and that you enjoyed reading. Please have a look at the list of books to read, and make sure you jot them down for resources and you can highlight and write notes when reading to help further your personal development / self – growth. 

Change and consistency is key. If you don’t change anything in your life you will always become stagnant, and dry. So, try change things up a bit! Take a vacation….. Then do your hard work. and stop procrastinating. You’re not alone in this, as millions of people around the world go through stagnancy, and motivating yourself is knowing yourself. what things keep you on your toes and continue on with creativity, and purpose. 

I am currently writing a christian personal development / self-help/development book in which I have done 14,000 words and I am SO happy that I thought I would share that achievement on the blog! There! That’s ONE way to share!

So I hope you take these seven things and use them for inspiration. And out what inspires you the MOST! and go with it. Start small, and build on that. Don’t forget, inspiration is key for getting rid of a stagnant life, and knowing what inspires you whether its creative or whatever. Do that thing. Figure it out. Write down a plan. a daily planner or a weekly planner/to do list, and you’ll do great!!!

P.S. Someone recently today gave me some great advice and said the following:

“Don’t compare yourself to others, whether it would be lifestyle or personality. We are each unique, and should embrace that.”

Love Emmalisa ❤

Tips for Thriving as You Adapt to Life During and After COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people around the world. Even with restrictions lifting, many individuals continue to struggle. The United Nations has even warned of a global mental health crisis as a result. Whether you are getting back out into the world or prefer to seek comfort in your own home, it’s important to take care of yourself during this time.

Making your mental and physical health a priority is paramount. That said, you aren’t in this alone. There are many tools and resources available to help you, even if you aren’t ready to leave the house yet. Read on for tips on how you can ensure you are looking and feeling your best as you adapt to life during and after COVID-19.

Revamp your home.

Your home should be a place that brings you comfort and makes you feel safe. Clearing bad energy from your home will create a more positive space. If you notice you’re feeling anxious or your family is arguing more than usual, it’s time for a deep cleanse. Open the windows to let in light and air, use a sage stick throughout the house, and get rid of clutter.

Pay special attention to the bedroom. Creating a relaxing environment here ensures you get the rest you need at night. According to The Age, as many as 40% of Australians don’t get sufficient sleep. Aim for at least seven hours per night. To make sure this is the case, eliminate extra light and noise from the room. You can buy blackout curtains and a white noise machine, for example.

Set new fitness goals.

If you’re still having trouble sleeping, ramp up your exercise habits. Physical activity will help ensure you are tired when the time comes to catch your zzzs. Exercise also promotes mental and physical health and is known to combat depression and anxiety. Setting goals can motivate you to work out harder. If you currently run one mile every day, for example, aim to increase it to two.

Look good for yourself.

If you’ve been spending more time in sweatpants and less time wearing makeup, you may be feeling the blahs. When you aren’t socializing as much or dealing with work-from-home stress, it can be hard to motivate yourself to put on a nice outfit or do your makeup. However, finding something stylish to wear, fixing your hair and trying a new eyeliner technique can make a big difference in your mood. To make sure you follow through, splurge on the mascara or eyeshadow collection you’ve been eyeing, or sign up for a new beauty subscription box. That little bit of pampering will go a long way

Tackle your anxiety head-on.

Anxiety isn’t just unpleasant mentally. It also impacts the body negatively. Anxiety can lead to headaches, a racing heart, difficulty breathing, upset stomach, and loss of libido. Be proactive about keeping anxiety at bay. Exercise is one way to help. You should also avoid triggers like alcohol and caffeine, which tend to worsen anxiety symptoms.

If you are still struggling, don’t be afraid to seek professional help. Mindfulness health and wellness coaching is one option. Mindfulness combats anxiety by forcing you to focus on the present moment. You can learn practical approaches to avoiding anxiety, like breathing exercises and meditation.

Find ways to socialize.

Another important step to combatting anxiety is to socialize. Seeing friends and family reminds you that you are supported and loved. Socializing is also proven to have concrete health benefits. It can lower your risk of dementia, for example, and even contribute to a longer life. Even if you are still socially distancing, find ways to connect—for example, via video calls.

With these tips, you can start paving the path to a healthier and happier life. The COVID-19 experience has been difficult but if you prioritize self-care, you will find yourself thriving. This guide is a good starting point. And for more resources and inspiration to help you with the struggle, visit Exquisite Emmalisa today.

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5 Smart Ways to Grow Your Online Business in 2018


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Online business is the fastest growing network in all over the world and this business requires some tactics and tricks rather than physical customers. All of us are looking at how we can expand our online business with better revenue and profit.

Today, we will look at the 5 Smart Ways to Grow Your Online Business in 2018. If you have just started your online business then this is the right article to read which can help you in growing your business.

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How to Reorganize Your Wardrobe to Store Everything


If you are like most people, you probably have a truckload of clothes and only so much storage space for them. Yes, wardrobes are absolutely amazing for storage, but they are not always used to their maximum potential.

So, before you go and buy a new wardrobe, consider upgrading the capacity of the one you already have. There are many ways to cram your stuff and actually find what you need. To pull it off, you are going to have to think smart, declutter, and reorganize.

Win half the battle right away

In a nutshell, the main goal is to use all of the space at your disposal and to do it in an organized manner. Instead of purging half of what you have, take everything out and store off-season clothes away. It’s best if you are working with a closet that is a blank canvas.

Once that is done, focus on the pile of clothes you need to store. Sort and fold them appropriately (yes, even your underwear) and see how they fit. Pick an organization method (clothing type, occasion, season). Note that in drawers and dressers, you can store pieces horizontally rather than vertically.

Don’t overlook dark corridors of the wardrobe, those back areas of deep shelves and high-up places. Store not-so-frequently used clothes there; you are more likely to wear something if you can see it. In case there is open shelving, try not to stack too high.

Explore all avenues

Next, you need to figure out how to make your wardrobe more efficient. First off, break your clothes into different categories.

You can install a second closet rod above the original one to practically double your hanging capacity. Buy a stool if you have to ensure easy access and include a set of hangers in order to use the space to the max. I would also check out cascading hooks, an ingenious way to make the most of hangers and vertical space in the wardrobe.

Furthermore, see if you can fit over-the-door shoe organizer. It’s usually a better option than the hang-in-closet counterpart that takes valuable hanging space. If all your shoes are already stored somewhere else, use an over-the-door rack for your bags and hats. Alternatively, opt for towel racks to make good use of the space behind the doors and store all those scarves.

Of course, the doors sometimes do more harm than good because you are unable to place the wardrobe where you really think it would fit best (corner of the room, for instance). Well, installing versatile sliding wardrobe doors will solves this issue. So, weigh all your options carefully.

Get it down to fine art

Make an effort to leave no wall or cabinet space unused. Attach or screw in hooks you can find dirt-cheap at the home improvement stores (they also come in handy in bathrooms and kitchens). In addition, repurpose small bookshelves to store shoes at the bottom of a wardrobe.

As for small items and knick-knacks, use jars, boxes, and cups. Buy some of these at a thrift store if you need to.

Of course, there are many other ways to maximize every inch of available space. We have covered a fraction of what is possible, so explore further. And if you are still unable to squeeze everything you want inside, consider some space-saving wardrobe alternatives, such as freestanding racks. They are a great mobile solution for smaller spaces, unlike enormous armoires.

Divide and conquer

If you are not happy with your storage situation, take a step back and rethink wardrobe space. Good chances are that there is a plenty of unused space. So, you must put an end to just shoving your clothes inside, closing the doors, and hoping everything will magically fall together. Rest assured that sooner or later, your closet will overflow.

To prevent this, visit a home improvement store and tool up. Use various smart organizing tools to ramp up the current capacity of the wardrobe. Don’t lose sight of wall and door space as well as those neglected deeper realms. The devil is in the details, that small things that make a big difference.

Written by Diana Smith

Top Four Maintenance Tips For Polished Concrete Floors

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Concrete floors add to the value of residential and commercial establishments alike. If properly taken care of, this flooring can last for years without the need of any repairs or replacement. However, maintaining the glossy texture, particularly seen in polished concrete floors is often considered a tedious process. Even though concrete floors can turn out to be the most durable form of flooring, yet they require proper care and maintenance in order to remain at their best condition.

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Easy Ways to Create a Vintage Look in Your Home


If you want to bring in some stylistic changes into your home, the vintage style might just be what you’re looking for. It’s a very popular choice for people who don’t want to invest a ton of money into new designer furniture and extravagant art pieces.

In order to achieve a charming vintage look, you can simply visit your local flea market for some cheap finds and spice up the look with a few real antiques, and voila! If these instructions weren’t too clear, here’s a more detailed guide on how to achieve a vintage style home.

Maximize on wood

To achieve a perfect nostalgic feel in your home, wood is an absolute must. Forget about drywall and opt for wood planks all over your home (the ceiling too!). Wood’s warmth and character can’t be replicated with any other material. Opt for natural, locally sourced wood, and try to leave your beams exposed for a maximum effect. However, if your budget doesn’t allow you to go all-in with wood, you can place it on one wall or ceiling, and still reap the benefits of this timeless material.

Bring in salvaged materials

Salvaged and reclaimed materials carry a bunch of character, so don’t forget to introduce some of them into your home. Salvaged wood is an especially interesting flooring option (and much cheaper than the new thing). Leave all the wear and tear marks, as even old nail holes and stains tell an exciting story.

Go vintage with furniture

Any vintage style home can’t be designed without classic vintage furniture. And don’t worry about those tiny wear and tear marks. These scars add depth to the piece and show it has a rich history. However, if the fabric is too damaged or the color or pattern doesn’t appeal to you, you can always reupholster it and give it new life. It’s still cheaper and much more stylish than buying replicas.

Animal imagery

Animal imagery is another key element of any vintage design. Here we’re not talking about leopard prints of the 80s, but about charming birds, bunnies and foxes that peacefully roam the fields. They are super cute (and also quite hipsterish, if that’s your thing). You can incorporate these animal motifs into throw pillows, lamp shades, mugs or even wallpapers. However, don’t go overboard, otherwise, your home will end up looking like a zoo. You don’t need foxes on your wallpaper if you already have bunnies on your cushions.

Don’t forget your entrance

Your doors are just as important as any part of your home, so make sure to match them with your overall style. For instance, get a bunch of old flower pots and plant some red Geraniums to create a warm welcoming feel for all your house guests. You can also opt for herbs like rosemary or basil that will both look amazing and provide you with fresh cooking ingredients. And, of course, hang a wooden swing on your porch for relaxing and romantic evenings. Also, if you think your doors don’t match your desired style, you can replace them with something more stylish. Just take a look at some of these great options from Simply Doors and Windows and take your pick.

Create a tea lounge

There’s nothing more vintage than an old-fashioned tea party. So, designate one part of your home for tea at 5 and go shopping for some vintage teacups.

They come in any color, design and shape imaginable, but make sure you opt for an old-timey set.

Also, don’t bother with being too matchy-matchy. Mismatched saucers and cups are super charming, and they look very vintage.

Vintage style is all about the character of objects and the feeling and atmosphere they inspire. It’s interesting, nostalgic and charming. So, if you can see yourself living in such an environment, feel free to give it a try.

Contributing Writer

Diana Smith