So it's 2015 and you're looking for a fresh start. The best way to start over? Declutter EVERYTHING. When thinking of decluttering, most think physical spaces (i.e: closet, storage room, etc.). Getting rid of things you don't wear anymore, or use anymore, can be clarifying. 

But why just declutter physical spaces? Your cell phone and laptop probably have the most clutter of all your belongings. Do you really need 1,000 selfies in your camera roll? Or how about those documents from college that are still saved on your laptop? Think about it; you don't, but have no fear, I'm here to help! :)

Start with your cell phone. Delete those apps you no longer need/use. Delete those games you no longer play, and dare I say it, delete those photos that are just taking up space from your camera roll. You free up space and you also help to keep your phone running smoothly.

Now, moving on to your computer. Go to your documents folder. You may have to look through thoroughly (read everything) before deleting, but go ahead and delete those files you don't need. If applicable, delete those apps you don't need/use. Duplicate music files can go, as well. Oh yea! Don't forget about the photos, if they hold no substance, delete them. Lastly, those programs that are just out of date and unused should be gone. Once you've freed up all that space, you'll notice a huge difference in your computer's performance. 

BTW, if you just cannot let go of your documents, music and photos, still remove them from your devices, but save it to a cloud (i.e: OneDrive, iCloud, Google Drive, etc.). This way, they won't be deleted forever, just stored up in the clouds.

Happy decluttering!
XO, Deanna


When referring to styling their hair, a lot of times, women (including myself) use the term "Protective Styling" without even realizing that they actually mean "Low Manipulation" styling. 

Protective styling is defined as any style that completely tuck away the ends of your hair. The most common forms of protective styling would be braids, buns and weaves. Usually, protective styles last for a longer period of time (i.e: 1 month), and they help to keep your ends away from damaging elements. There are, however, some cons to protective styling:

~ Dryness & Tangles ~
When your hair's in a protective style, it becomes dry & tangle because it's untouched, and that, unfortunately, can lead to breakage. Therefore, some opt out on protective styling as it may be harder to maintain healthy hair or  retain length.

Low manipulation styling is literally what the term suggests -- low manipulation and it works on the basis of doing simple styles that require as little manipulation as possible. Examples would be twist outs, braid outs and bantu knot outs. These styles are simple and easy to install without causing any unnecessary damage. Low manipulation styles are actually a more ideal way of maintaining healthy hair and retaining length.

What's your "go-to" style? Low or Pro?

XO, Deanna


If you're like me, you tend to hold on to clothes that you think you may wear one day. In my mind, I'm always thinking that there would be some magical occasion and I'd have to pull out that dark purple cocktail dress in the back of my closet. Wrong! I need to give it away. 

Well recently, I read an article that sparked my interest a little more. I love a clean and organized closet, and don't get me wrong, my closet is very clean and organized. However, yesterday as I was cleaning, I realized I barely have room for all of my things.

In comes The KonMari method, a system created by Japanese organizational guru Mari Kondo. The method literally means to "keep belongings that 'spark joy', and get rid of those that don't."

The article, as well as the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Mari Kondo herself, goes into greater detail, but I'm sure you get it. I wouldn't suggest throwing away clothing items, unless they're just torn to pieces. Try giving them away to the less fortunate. Someone is always grateful for things we take for granted. 

So I challenge you all! Turn it into a fun little project. It may be time consuming if you have tons of clothes, but once you've finished, you'll be super happy.

Happy organizing!
XO, Deanna


My obsession with Pinterest is so real, and while I'm decorating my bedroom, I always tend to get my ideas from there. Well here it vanity desk. Very minimal, not too busy, but it's so me. Not pictured is my ottoman, in which I use for seating as well as storage for my hair products and tools. 

XO, Deanna
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