Best At Home Spring Activities

Quote: “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” ~Lady Bird Johnson

With Spring Time Activities being in a moment of change with everything going on right now. I first and foremost wanted to send my love and support to everyone. Stay happy and healthy!

Since we will all be spending much more time at home, here are some of my favorite at home Spring activities. Fun is in full bloom 🙂

  1. Looking at real estate online
  2. Cute puppy videos and photos online
  3. Face Masks
  4. Face Time Happy Hour with friends
  5. Catching up on reading 
  6. Rocking Sports Gear for my work from home look 
  7. Meditation
  8. Online Shopping, supporting small businesses
  9. Binging on Schitts Creek on Netflix
  10. At Home Yoga 
My Favorite, Go To Spring Activities For Being At Home

Here’s to making the most of everything right now while being at home and remember, don’t lose hope and things will get better 🙂

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. What are your favorite at home activities?

How A New Space Has Created Such Calm In My Life

My Inspiration for My New Spaces

“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.” ~Bryant McGill from the @calm app 

As you all know, I just redid my bedroom and office for 2020, thanks to Wayfair! This was such a great experience and so needed not just for the physical spaces, but for my mental health. 

I am someone who struggles with anxiety, it was the main reason for wanting less clutter and be more at peace. Anxiety is something you may not always notice that someone is going through because it can be very internal especially for me. I have learned what creates less anxious days, it starts with my space being calming and less stuff. 

Setting up my sanctuary and creative office has helped create such calm for me in life and it feels amazing. I am more hopeful now more than ever going forward in life. It feels amazing to have my own mediation corner, my nightstand with my sage and palo Santo, a bed that gives me calming sleep and an office that opens up my creative juices. 

I am excited to keep creating that calm and peace everywhere in my life and to help whoever I can create calm and peace in their lives 

Here is to creating the space we each need! 

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. What gives you calm in your life? 

New Year, New Me, New Space with Wayfair

*This post was sponsored by Wayfair.*

“Creating a sanctuary in my bedroom as well as redoing my office space to feel more calming for 2020. Take down clutter.” ~Iced Tea & Top Knots

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

~Maya Angelou 

Change can be scary, but with a new year, change can feel amazing. At the end of last year, I knew that I wanted to change the space I was living in mainly my room and my office space. 

What made me want to make the change was that my space was feeling cluttered and I was not liking that. So 2020, rolled around and my resolution was clear, New Me meant New Space. 

Wayfair was the perfect company to help make my space feel like the new again. They helped me create the sanctuary I wanted for my bedroom and the creative space I needed in my office. I took down the clutter and created the calm and creative I needed. 

Please check out the before and afters for both spaces thanks to Wayfair and stay tuned for another piece on creating a new space next week 🙂 

My Bedroom Before

My Bedroom After

Comforter is the Comfiest
Already in Love
Now That How I like It
Perfect Nightstand for all my treasures

My Office Before

Need to fix this 🙂

My Office After

My kind of office
Gotta have some keepsakes
That what I like to see!

Let’s all create the space for what we each need! 

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. Head on over to my IG, @icedteaandtopknots, to enter a $50 Wayfair Gift Card Giveaway! 

*My comforter, nightstand, garment rack, desk, desk chair and office shelves are all thanks to Wayfair 🙂 If you would like the links to these items, comment below and will be happy to send them to you!

Home Improvement Starts With The Details

When it comes to home improvements, I have always thought that to really make a change and splash I would have to go big, knock down some walls and repaint every space, but that is not the case. When I was exploring Wayfair and all its amazing things, I realized making a splash with home improvements is all in the details.

Here are some of my favorite details that I look forward to adding to my different spaces! Hope it inspires you and remember we can all make a splash in our own space.

1. Ridgecrest Mountain Oakley Single Dummy Doorknob with Square Rosette // More Door Knobs 2. Georgian Hall and Closet Knob with Brookshire Trim // More Door Hardware & Accessories 3. Bamboo Varying Length Solid Flooring // More Hardwood Flooring 4. Walnut Laminate Flooring // More Laminate Flooring

1. Almonte Vintage Boho Pink/Saffron Area Rug // More Area Rugs 2. LaCrosse Room Darkening Grommet Single Curtain Panel // More Curtains & Drapes 3. Waldwick 4-Light Lantern Geometric Pendant // More Chandeliers 4. Van Nest 3-Light Kitchen Island Linear Pendant // More Pendant Lighting

Need a little home improvement help? Check out these guides from Wayfair:

How to Remove a Door Knob

Hardwood Flooring Style Guide

Flooring Options and Materials Guide

Here’s to the fun adventures of home improvement and remember it is all in the details!

~Iced Tea and Top Knots

P.S. What do you love most about doing anything that has to do with home improvements?

Where In The World Does Iced Tea and Top Knots Want To Go: Paris

To kick off being back to posting on a regular basis, I am launching a new series, “Where In The World Does Iced Tea and Top Knots Want To Go.” For the first one, I am covering Paris, France! Ever since I was little I have always wanted to go to Paris and anytime I saw Paris on TV or in a movie it heightened my dream to go to Paris. 

What really just confirmed my love of Paris was the movie ‘Midnight in Paris.’ Truly fell in love all over again with Paris and more. I have my outfits planned for each occasion and historical spot I want to visit as well as my coffee spots where I will have a tea latte and French macaroon. I can’t wait to go and that is one of my goals for 2020, go to Paris and soak up as much as I can. Here’s to the trip of my dreams. I have listed some of my favorites I have that I want to go to. See below and let me know what your favorites have been when visiting Paris. 

Sports:

Popular Spectator Sport In Paris

Shopping:

Hidden Shopping Gem In Paris 1 & 2

Food: 

Beefbar Paris – a historic restaurant near the Champs Elysées

Girafe – where dining comes with killer Eiffel Tower views

L’Abysse – where French and Japanese talent come together near the Champs Elysées

Cutest Coffee Shops:

Le Tambour

Odette

Le Consulat

Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole

Here is to my future trip to Paris!

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. What are your favorite spots in Paris?

Amazon Gift Guide For The Perfect Host/Hostess

The holidays can mean going to friends’ and family members’ parties, so bringing the perfect host or hostess gift is a nice holiday touch.

I picked a variety of goodies, enjoy, happy shopping and Merry Christmas!

1.Reed Diffuser Set

2.Throw Blanket

3.Holiday Succulent

4.Treats Gift Basket

5.Themed Cookbook

6.Olive Oil and Vinegar Set

7.Serving Set for Dips

8.Candle Set

9.Tea Sampler Set

10.Beautiful Dish Cloths

Cheers!

~Iced Tea and Top Knots

P.S. What is your favorite type of party to go to during the holidays?

Amazon Gift Guide For Him

Whether you are shopping for yourself, your dad, brother, inlaws, coworkers or friends this Amazon gift guide has something for all the men in your life. 

I picked a variety of goodies, enjoy, happy shopping and Merry Christmas! 

1.Workbag

2. Coffee Lovers Crate

3.Led Camping Lanterns

4.Hot Sauce Making Kit

5. Cellphone Bedstand Holder

6. Travel Electronics Organizer

7.Mini Basketball Hoop

8. Jurassic Park Wall Clock

1.Travel Laptop Backpack

2. Ultimate Marvel Book

3. Happy by Clinique for Men Cologne

4.Grooming Set

5.Plaid Fleece Button Down Shirt

6.Game of Thrones Trivia Game

7. Self Care Hand Warmers

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

~Iced Tea and Top Knots

What is your favorite movie to receive in your stocking?