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The Seven Myths Of Being A Travel Writer

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The dream for many writers is to travel the world. After all, writing is one of the most portable professions in the world. Why not combine it with your desire to get away? If you've ever considered, you may well have heard of the following seven myths. Here's why they aren't true, and how you can achieve your goals.

1. You can't balance travel and writing This is very much dependent on the individual. Some people struggle to manage their time, and so find themselves ignoring work in favour of enjoying themselves, or missing the sights because they're so busy working. If you can balance your time, though, it's easy to do both. It sure beats working in a bar or as a tour guide if you're traveling for an extended period.
2. You can't work overseas Yes, you absolutely can. It's easier than ever to make money when you're working abroad, thanks to the internet. All you have to do is make sure you have the right working visa for the country you're goi…

Mood Boards- A welcoming and relaxing living room- How to create mood boards.

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Mood Boards are a great way to convey our ideas on design and fashion which can be difficult to communicate sometimes. So if there is difficulty in expressing some idea, the best way to go is creating mood boards.

What is a mood board?

"A mood board is a combination of images, texts, colors, quotes that define the mood and the style of the project". It is a tool to bring out the ideas inside our head and to present it. Mood boards come in different forms. There are also 3D mood boards that enable us to design a 3-dimensional view of a room. This is very convenient if you are planning to remodel your house.

All you have to do is use the mood boards to see how the room will look like or if the furniture that you have been dreaming to buy, suits your living room layout.

Types of mood boards:

Digital:

Creating a mood board digitally using illustrator is easy for most as it can be done even online using several free online mood creators, and also managing the pictures online or dig…

How to pack the suitcase for travelling

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Travelling can be long or short, but you will have to pack the suitcase anyway. The only problem is not to take unnecessary things in your luggage.



What do you need to take with you?
Depending on the place of destination, you should take the things which correspond to the season and weather. If you are going to the sea, then you should mostly take light clothing and a few evening outfits. In case if it is the excursion tour and you will have to walk a lot - it's better to take more comfortable things.
Before you put everything in a suitcase, it will be good to decompose all things and look at them detached. Clothing for the trip should ideally be chosen in such a way that any shirt could be combined with jeans, and with a skirt, and with slippers. Here is the approximate list of items you can forget about, but should definitely take with you:
Shoes Lingerie Accessories (belts, scarves, hats) Cosmetics Jewelry Medicines Phone, recharger What shouldn’t you forget? Do not forget you need that th…

DIY wall decal makeover : Dress up the blank wall for free

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If you live in an apartment, it is against the rules to permanently affix decor onto the walls. I had the same problem. But there was a huge bare wall staring at me and I wanted to dress up the bare wall. Artistic inspirations can be found even in the everyday ordinary items that we use.
I saw a lot of decals online, and one particular geometric pattern stuck my eye. It was a simple triangular pattern in rose gold color, that brought out the modern look.

I thought why not DIY it. I had a lot of newspaper waste that had the rose gold color sprayed onto it from my dollar store frame makeover DIY. I just cut out those parts that had a good coat of the paint sprayed over and cleaned it a little with some tissue paper, as I had used these newspaper to prevent the paint from falling on the carpet.
I then measured, and cut some triangles. I applied some glue to the other side of the triangle and stuck to the walls. It looks amazing and was surprisingly easy and totally free of cost. It took…

Dollar store hacks 3 - Give those frames a new look

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If you are following my blog, you must be knowing that I love to shop in dollar store to do my DIY items. The other day when I was in dollar store I saw a huge collection of frames all for just 1$. They were nothing fancy, but anything can be made fancy with just a few tricks.

So I bought 3 big frames that they had. I wanted to hang these frames in my dining area. I didn't want to hang it as such, so I bought a rose gold color spray paint. I love love the rose gold color. They instantly make anything look super rich. I also had a handmade paper with me which I wanted to put it in the frame.

So here is the step by step process of how I converted the cheap dollar store frame to something that looks like it is bought in pottery barn.

STEP 1:

Buy Dollar store frames:



STEP 2: Remove the frame carefully, and save the paper that comes with the frame.


STEP 3: Use the rose gold spray paint nd paint the frames


STEP 4:

I got this handmade paper in an exhibition which I loved. I wanted to us…