For a book to be a life changer you have to be open to change your life. You have to want to change your life and leave old habits and old ways of living behind. If you still hold on to the old then how will you ever step into the new? You don't need to know HOW to change your life you simply need to WANT to and the rest will come. I have focused a lot on changing my life the past months and here are some of the books that left a big impact and maybe they could do the same to you? 

How to Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui
By Karen Kingston. I have mentioned this book a couple of times before - just click here, and as the title say, this book did change my life. From stuffing my space with thing I didn't really care about but was too scared to throw out because 'what if', to having things I love, a room that isn't cluttered and an awareness of 'does it spak joy?' before I buy things. Yes, this book did indeed change my life. If you have a hard time decluttering and tend to buy things that was.. a mistake then this is the book for you.

The Secret Language of Your Body 
By Inna Segal. Every single pain you feel physically in your body is linked to something mentally. Yes, you heard me right. That is what this book is all about. This is a reference book on different illnesses and diseases. Have a problem like acne? Have a problem like anxiety? Then look up what it means mentally in this book. Every single illness and disease is there. Or at least I haven't been wanting to find something and then it wasn't there. 

The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success
By Deepak Copra. I found this book at the library and read it in like.. an hour or something (it's not that long..) and then I ordered it so I could have a copy myself. This book is, for me, a game changer. This book explains the seven spiritual laws of success with guides to how you can follow them. I will say that this is the book where I got the greatest 'lesson'. And that lesson is silence. I have leaned to appreciate silence and what it has to say. Because, believe me, it has something to say, you just have to listen. 

Medical Medium
By Anthony William. A book that tells you what a physical illness means mentally? That's absolutely nuts! Then is probably going to be even more nuts for you now. This book is about you being able to eat yourself healthy and eating away any disease or illness you might have. Yeah, nuts! It is an explanation on illnesses that the 'regular' doctors have yet to discover. It is absolutely eye opening and once you are over the explanation of 'spirit' which to some is just even more nuts them you will be absolutely stunned. And can I just say that I have never felt better!

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck
By Sara Knight. Do you have a hard time saying no to things you don't want to do? Do you have a hard time putting yourself first and always pleasing others instead of pleasing yourself? Do you have a hard time listening to what you want? Or maybe you already know what you want but can't act on it? Well, then this is the book for you!
This books is not a guide to becoming an asshole but a book on how to set yourself first and give a fuck about what you want to give a fuck about and fuck the rest! Why spend time doing things you don't want to do, like going to an event that you, to be honest, don't really care about when you could spend that time snuggling up at home with Netflix and a good snack, doing exactly what you want?

You Can Heal Your Life 
By Louise Hay. This book is all about changing your mindset. And if you change your mindset with good intentions, you are able to change your reality and manifest what you want. What we think becomes our reality. This book gives you great examples of how you can start changing your mindset and therefore your life. Stop with the excuses and instead start to act on what you want. 

Love from Cami

I was looking through Pinterest for some inspiration and I fell in love with these boho wall decor pieces and though they were perfect for another 'Thrifted Treasures' because thrift stores are filled with yarn and ribbon so here I have 3 ways you make make your own super cool and super boho wall piece for an awesome statement wall. I hope you get some inspiration for your next wall art project! And if you want to see more Thrifted Treasure ideas then just click right here.

The moon has such an amazing energy and is so easy to fall in love with. I have always loved the moon and I wanted to incorporate the moon into my room at least one way when I made a room makeover - learn more about that here. But I really adore the way it turned out and I love how it looks with the book pages on my closet. As mentioned, I used book pages for this (such a surprise, haha no) but you can use any kind of paper of your choice I would just recommend to glue a couple of pages together to make it thicker.

Having a hard time decluttering because what if you'll need it later? 
Minimizing your items. To keep it or to throw it out. That should be easy enough. But what do you do with items you aren't sure to keep or throw out? And how are you going to figure out what to do? Well, there are a few methods. But first: 
Start by making 3 piles; a yes pile, a no pile and a maybe pile. The yes pile goes back and the no pile goes out. That is easy enough. But what about the maybe pile? 
There are a few techniques as to how to go about it. You can put it in a box and chuck it away, set a time frame, for example a month and if you haven't thought about or needed the items in the box then they are out.

Hey there and welcome to Thrifted Treasures. This is where I share a couple of interior design ideas you can easily recreate from going to the thrift stores + a quick guide on how to recreate it. Hopefully you get some inspiration for your next decor project. And if you want to see more then just click right here and it will take you to more posts in this series. 
I have been working super hard on my room these past few months. I think that my room is always going to be a work in progress. I think everything in our lives including us is a work in progress. But I have always been switching things up and never really been completely happy about my room. But I would like to change that and really figure out what I really like (not saying this is how it is forever) so I thought I would give some tips and tricks to you who wants to do the same. And I must say it has been so much fun to do!

I have been really into decluttering the past six months and I have enjoyed getting rid of any clutter there might be and I am still throwing things away. Things that aren't ruined go to the thrift store and things that are just goes out. There is no need to keep old and ruined things anymore. You could go all out and do everything all at once, like I did one evening which took 5 hours or you can do it little by little, day by day which is a lot easier and doesn't take too much energy - here is a 10 day decluttering plan:

This is kind of a 'turning this into that' where I turn thrifted finds into something they weren't necessarily made for and make it into something new. I hope that that sentence made sense. But I have really enjoyed doing that since doing  makeover in my room and it just makes you think outside the box. These are some of the ideas that has popped up whenever I was looking around in thrift stores:

Last year I published my first ebook 'Raw Sweet Adventures' with 21 (now 22) sweet and absolutely delicious snack and cake recipes. Raw, vegan and filled with amazing flavors. Easy to make with ingredients you can find at a supermarket or in a health food store. 

If you are only interested in the cakes for a delicious dessert which is also absolutely delicious for breakfast the next day if there is anything left (yup, I've done that a couple times.. or maybe a hundred times..). Or if you are only interested in the small bombs perfect for a snack or to snuggle up with a movie with. Then here they are: 

Do you have a special card or picture you would like to display? This is a super easy way to display inspirational pictures because they are easy to change. I needed something to display my oracle cards and after wrapping my brain for an easy to change method this is what I came up with at it is amazing and works so well and it looks super cool. You can use any frame you want. This I found at the thrift store. If you want something similar that is where you should let your eyes wonder. 

You will need: a frame, two small clothes pins, thin yarn or string and a glue gun 

Take out the glass and backing of the frame and cut off any pieces that 'holds' the backing in place

You can also just fold them down

Use any kind of thin yarn or string 

Put the thread throught the hole in the clothes pin

Then with the pins on to the string, glue it on to the frame and cut off any excess string

Love from Cami

'I don't have time to just sit and do nothing' Well, then it's exactly the time to do just that. Meditating is key to a peaceful mind. I don't exactly know who it was but someone once said that 'The time to relax is when you don't have time for it' which is so true. You decide how busy you are. And the thing is, meditation is not 'doing nothing', meditation is the most giving thing you can give to your soul. These are just some of my tips to getting started with meditating. 

I was in the need of a new lamp shade and my mother had an idea to use a piece of lace fabric to make a lamp shade for our living room which turned out pretty well (the one used to show the DIY). I wanted to make one for myself but with a regular piece of thin lace. I absolutely love it and it is so easy to do.
As said, with the lamp I used to show the DIY we used a wider piece of lace around 15-20 cm wide which makes it more compact and textured. And then the other lamp I used a regular piece of lace round 4 cm which gives a 'tighter' look and you are able to see the pattern of the lace even more when the lamp isn't on. But let's just get into it shall we:

Being quite a messy person wanting to have a cleaned and tidied up room is quite hard actually. Constantly trying to remind myself to tidy up my room can be quite exhausting. But with a few tips, which I am going to share here, I am actually doing really well! Well.. except for the clothes that is currently on my floor from when I came home from work yesterday evening. I was just so tired and want to get out of my work clothes and under my blanket as quickly as possible. But I promise as soon as I am finished here the clothes will be gone! But before that let's get into this:

Everything should have a place
If something doesn't have a place it tends to just lie around and be in the way. Moving it to wherever has the space now. With everything having a space you know where everything is and where it needs to be. It's easier to find things and it's easier to clean up any mess that may occur.

Everything should have a purpose
When I say purpose I don't mean that everything has to be useful in the sense of scissors and pencils are useful. Yeah, they are definitely needed so they are keepers. But, I also mean useful in the way the item makes you feel. A purpose like, inspiring you, bring you joy or making you happy. Your decor should also have a purpose. A framed quote that inspires you. A picture that makes you happy. Plants that brings you joy and life. Those kinds of purposes.

Take 5-10 min out of your day to declutter your place/room
Either before you go to sleep or when you wake up so you have a clean room to start the day. 5-10 minutes is nothing compared to the hours you'll have to clean when everything is piled up and there is no way out than to get to work. By doing it every day it only takes a couple of minutes (unless you are really, really, really messy) and you'll have a calmer mind.

One day a week to clean surfaces and vacuum the floor
I don't think it's necessary to clean surfaces and vacuum your floor every day. Have one day a week, the same day, preferably, and stick to it. I am so much more motivated to get things done if there isn't dust everywhere. Vacuuming is also a really good workout, just saying, haha.

Have a treat
If you find it very very hard to tidy up your room have a treat. It could be an episode of a series. You cannot watch that episode before your room is decluttered. This can be really, really hard to follow but if you stick to it, it's the trick to get it done. No 'How to Get Away with Murder' before you have washed the dishes and cleared your room, Cami!

Having a good energy is essential. Obviously, having a clean room is key but here are a few things I have found also bring a good vibe to your room. Some of them are feng shui inspired and some are just tips I have found along the way that works really well:

Good energy in your room:

Make sure there is nothing under your bed
The absolute worst place to store things, most likely a pile of 'don't really care' is under your bed. Your bed needs to be cleared for you to have a good sleep.

Have a few flowers/plants
Living greens bring life to your room and your place. They do not have to be everywhere but just a few here and there really helps the energy in the room.

Only have things you LOVE
I have said it before but here it comes again. If you don't love it why do you have it? If you don't use it why do you have it? Getting rid of things you don't love gives the absolute best energy in your room!

Empty your bin every day or every second day
Now hear me out. Emptying your bin every day may seem extreme. But this is cluttered energy too. So by getting rid of it you have a clear energy and that will always feel best. You can just do it every other day. Take notice as what you throw out and see if you can minimize your waste. 

Fresh air at least once a day
Fresh air is essential to a good room environment! Open your window 10 - 20 minutes when you wake up will give you clear air for the day. If you want to doing it before you go to bed is amazing too.

5 minutes to clear your room from clutter
If you are a person, like me, who throws things everywhere, not really putting it at its place but instead just at the floor, then this is a good idea. Take five minutes, either before you go to bed or when you wake up to just tidy up what you have left around. This helps a lot with a clear space. And it's only five minutes. Your space will never look like a (complete) mess.

Love from Cami