The Artistic Entryway

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How to decorate the entryway of your house in an artful way

The entryway is the first part of the house that guests lay their eyes upon when they visit, so it must be well-decorated. For that, choose artistic influences over plain pieces – it would look very boring and beggarly, rather than the really rich effect that art can bring about.

Wood chair with embroidered tiger at Gucci
A black chair that has a printed upholstery which features a ferocious-looking tiger’s head and the number twenty-five in roman numerals in red; add it to the entryway to have a place to sit when you must wait by the door.

Nikolai Writing Desk and Chair Set at Wayfair
A white desk and chair set that can be placed next to the black chair in your home’s entryway; the desk has wood carvings on its back and is made to look like a drawer with a black handle. Keep some stationary, like pens and rulers, and a big notepad, on the desk which can be used to jot down anything interesting guests share with you that you need to remember, or list errands for which you need to take the car out.

Teamson Sunny Safari Table Lamp at Saks Fifth Avenue
A very colorful table lamp featuring a giraffe, tiger and a monkey on a hand-painted base; place it on the desk to have sufficient light for writing purposes.

Contrasts (Framed Poster) at Juniqe
A beautiful framed poster of a bustling city; hang it above the desk on the wall to express your personal taste in wall art.


The Mouse House

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How to decorate with items that feature Mickey Mouse, his girlfriend and his dog

This summer choose interior design pieces featuring Mickey, his dog Pluto and his girlfriend, Minnie Mouse to create a cartoonish environment at your home. Just make sure that you integrate the items with some regular choices too.

Color Block Mickey Mouse Pillow, Mickey’s Shorts at Ethan Allen
A beautiful red cushion with a close-up of Mickey Mouse done in applique; it can be added to any bed to forever show how much you love Mickey.

Character Chest at Ethan Allen
A black chest with a painted panel image in monochrome on its doors; the image is that of Mickey Mouse and his pet dog, Pluto taking a photograph together using an old-fashioned camera. The chest is quite roomy because it has three drawers and it also sits on a shiny nickel frame; place it in your bedroom to add an appropriate amount of Disney magic to your personal space.

Big Moment Comic Pendant at Ethan Allen
The pendant has a monochrome print of a comic strip all around its shade; the print contains characters like Minnie Mouse – hang the pendant in the living room, over a coffee table so that it provides sufficient lighting to read some good books on a nearby couch.

Minnie Mouse Wardrobe Study at Ethan Allen
A print that provides an evaluation of Minnie Mouse’s fashion choices: polka dot skirts in blue and red, shoes in yellow and red, gloves and a red hat are just some of the items which are present in this art piece; place it on the wall in your study to make the room appear like a creative person’s retreat.


Summer Essentials

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The items you must get for your house this summer

Summer is a great time to refresh your house, in terms of decoration. But it does not have to be an expensive effort, so long as you stick to buying only a handful of important pieces from the market which will finely manage to give off summer vibes at your place.

Ballston Tricycle Plant Stand at Wayfair
A planter made in the design of a tricycle that is black in color; I particularly love its evocative basket and wheels – place it on the front porch to house your favorite summer plant.

Morning Tide 3-Wick Jar Candle at PartyLite
A perfumed candle that can burn continuously for more than twenty-four hours: it has a beautiful simple metal lid, a fascinating illustrated label featuring birds and an oceanic setting and when lighted will give off a scent that is a mix of marine, mist and lovely flowers.

Eve Eucalyptus Wreath at Magnolia
A eucalyptus wreath (with berries included) – place it on your front door to create a magnificent natural environment on the outside of your home.

Scooby Doo (Art Print) at arthaus
A piece of art that is fit for a bedroom that belongs to a person with a young frame of mind – it features the legendary brown dog, Scooby Doo smelling the ground with its nose, against a yellow background.


Top Frozen Pizzas

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Which frozen pizza to get?

A pizza is a great item to eat as a snack. A slice of pizza has medium-level calories but is, remarkably, very high on deliciousness. There are many kinds of frozen pizzas that you can choose from at the supermarket. All the preparation that you will need to do before a meal is put a frozen pizza in the oven, let it cook by itself and then it eat it hot. My picks for the best frozen pizzas:

  1. Sainsbury’s Double Pepperoni Thin Pizza (includes: pepperoni, black pepper, tomato and mozzarella cheese)
  2. Chicago Town The Takeaway Classic Crust Chicken & Bacon Melt (includes: chicken, mature cheddar cheese and bacon)
  3. Goodfella’s Pizza Romano Pepperoni & Chorizo Pizza (includes: pepperoni, chili, chorizo, garlic and oregano)
  4. ASDA Take Away Vegetable Supreme Stuffed Crust Pizza (includes: spring onions, peppers – red and yellow, olive oil and sweetcorn)
  5. Tesco Takeaway Classic Crust Tex Mex Chilli Beef Pizza (includes: cheese, peppers, beef, and onions)

Great Cushions

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Which cushion to get for your bedroom this summer?

A cushion can liven up a bed. Apart from acting as a decoration piece, it also provides extra comfort whenever you need it more than the regular amount your pillows can provide.

Cat Nap Cushion at Simon’s Cat
The cushion is a baby blue color and it features an illustration of the white cat napping at the front, with colorful lettering of the word ‘Cat’s Nap; surrounding it and various illustrations of the cat doing many things, like playing with a ball, at the back of the cushion.

CJW Italian Food Cushion at Lane Crawford
The cushion features artistic renditions of food that originated in Italy, like Nutella, upon a teal background – it’s very simple and yet, beautiful.

Rio Riot Large Square Cushion at Camilla
The color-packed cushion has a very rich print – it can add character to a plain-looking bed.

Catherine Lansfield Circus Fun Lion Shaped Cushion at Littlewoods Ireland
A cushion that has an illustration of a circus lion – it is very vibrant too, with a big presence for colors like orange and yellow; add it to your bed to show off your young frame of mind.

Blankets + Throws

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The best blanket or throw to get comfortable with

Blankets or throws in the summer might sound like a ridiculous idea but it is necessary to have one around when the weather turns unexpectedly moody or if you opt to live in air-conditioned surroundings during this season. Choose one that is both pretty and practical.

Ann Gish Big Diamond Silk Throw at Gilt
A vibrant green throw that looks like a quilt – it’s very regal and yet, glamorous.

Pendleton Legendary Collection 2017 In Their Element Blanket at Dillard’s
The wool blanket features a reproduced watercolor painting by Mexican artist Joe Toledo; the remarkable painting depicts bison, mountains and extremely large feathers in an effort to etch out the way of life for Native Americans.

Striped Red, Blue & White Plaid Blanket at One Kings Lane
A vintage plaid blanket in red and blue with fringe details – a nice addition to your bedroom to always remind you of Britain.

Taj Hotel Kantha Silk Throw at Lord & Taylor
A handcrafted throw that is made of silk; I love the colors on it, like red and green.


13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is not your average teen drama. It is a serious and gripping show that highlights the problems which can plague youngsters. The show has a tragic story: a teenager called Hannah Baker loses her life because of suicide and leaves behind some tapes which Baker recorded prior to her death that outline the rationalization behind her taking her own life. Then a boy who had a crush on her – Clay Jensen, tries to unearth the mystery behind Baker’s death with the aid of the tapes. The show definitely runs into a controversial slant when it is revealed that a well-to-do boy called Clay Jensen rapes two girls (Baker and Jessica Davis) but nonetheless, what it does well is traverse through the darker side of social discourse: 13 Reasons Why showcases how bad kids can act towards you when you are just that type of kid who is only busy trying to lead his or her life and in doing so, it makes those potential problems more widely known in a very gripping way.