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Pinterest Meditation Mood Board

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mood board: an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc., intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept.

When I decided to create a mood board on Pinterest, I really thought I was going to pin a bunch of pictures to show how I was feeling. After a little research, I realized I was wrong. Everything I searched had color themes, texture and most importantly–a mission to create something. Clearly, I could’ve still broken the “rules” because I do what I want haha, but I decided to follow through…kinda.

It was easy, but still hard to do Wordless Wednesday this week. I was tired, but had so many emotions and feelings to talk about. Between new and exciting freelance opportunities and spending the weekend in Florida with my best friends (and Beyoncé)–my thoughts were on fleek.

Being overwhelmed has me craving a beautiful meditation space. So why not create a mood board to help visualize it into existence?
Meditation Pinterest Mood Board - The Palmetto Peaches

What’s on my board

Green Chakra Stones

Green represents the heart chakra (Anahata). Opening the heart chakra brings forgiveness, acceptance and love. I know I’m not the only one who can use a little more of all 3 of those things right now.

Green Juice

Nothing says zen like a morning (or afternoon) green juice.

Green Space

Even though my allergies make me hate nature these days, I’d love to meditate outdoors. Some days I step outside and think, “I can’t believe I’m a part of this.” Waking up to a new day is one thing, but basking in the morning sunlight, or listening to the rain takes gratitude to another level.

Green Accessories

I rarely leave the house without a headband. Yes, even ones with flowers. Might as well get in meditation formation with a green headwrap, flowy dress and jewelry.

Why I chose the color green

Other than green being my favorite color, it relaxes me. I’ll leave this part to the experts. Jennifer Bourn (BournCreative.com) broke it down like this:

The color green has healing power and is understood to be the most restful and relaxing color for the human eye to view. Green can help enhance vision, stability and endurance. Green takes up more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and it is the dominant color in the natural. It is a natural choice in interior design as an ideal background or backdrop because we as humans are so used to seeing it everywhere.

Pinterest is not cooperating with me right now, so if my mood board isn’t visible in this post please visit this link to check it out: Ace’s Meditation Mood Board.

Have you ever created a mood board? I’d love to see them, and hear your tips for making one.

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Pinterest 101

Every couple of weeks, I scan my Pinterest boards for projects or recipes that I want to attempt. Honestly, this has led to a number of Pinterest fails,  but also to a lot of really cool gifts, projects and yummy new dished. In my second spring cleaning post I showed ya’ll a jewelry stand that I made to clean up my bathroom counter. In this blog post I’ll walk you through this project – in what I’m calling a Pinterest 101.  I find that when I start with some fail-proof projects, I have confidence to try those larger, somewhat overwhelming projects. When all else fails, sip a little wine (or the drink of your choice) as you work and the final outcome will always look a little better.

Pinterest 101: Tiered Stand

While I’m using my stand to hold odds and ends and jewelry in my bathroom. This DIY project can be used in a number of different ways. Hello cupcake stand or cake stand. Perhaps it’s a place to hold make-up or nail polish or miscellaneous things on your desk. Make it work for you!

Materials

3 plates (One should be smaller than the other or you could use a bowl)
Two candlesticks
E6000 Craft Glue

Pinterest 101 - The Palmetto Peaches

I bought these melamine plates at Target for $1.29. The small appetizer plate was only .99.  Feel free to hit thrift store for vintage plates as well. The candlesticks were from the Dollar Tree.  You could use gold or silver spray to add something special to your candle sticks. This project would also be fun with terracotta pots and holders. Again, customize your materials list to make it your own.
    • With a damp cloth clean wipe down the plates and candle sticks and let them dry completely. If you plan on painting your candlesticks I would do that first, letting them dry completely before moving forward. My candlesticks were a little dusty so I grabbed some rubbing alcohol and cotton squares to give them a good cleaning.

Pinterest 101 - Tiered Stand - The Palmetto Peaches

  • With the design of the plates I purchased, it was easy to find the center, but you may need to measure your plate to accurately find the center. I applied the E6000 glue liberally on the bottom edge of the candlestick and set it on the plate. You still have some time to move it if it isn’t quite centered, but then firmly press down.Pinterest 101 - Tiered Stand - The Palmetto Peaches
  • Next apply glue to the bottom of the second plate and the top of the first candlestick to add the next tier. The trick with the E6000 is to apply the glue to both surfaces and wait a couple of minutes before sticking together. Two tiers may be enough for you, I but I wanted a third, so  I repeated the process and applied glue to the top of the second candlestick and the bottom of the third plate.

Pinterest 101 - Tiered Stand - The Palmetto Peaches

Voila! That’s all she wrote folks. You now have a tiered stand. Leave to dry overnight before you begin adding your items.  Also I would lift the stand from the bottom. While the glue should keep it together, it never hurts to go easy on your new stand.

Do you have any projects you’ve been wanting to try? Any Pinterest fail stories or great successes? I’d love to hear them. Leave a comment below or send me a tweet @donnicakelsey

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