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5 Paint Colors to Brighten Your Mood (and 5 Colors to Avoid)

If you’re redecorating your home or simply looking to change things up a little bit, a room’s paint color is an important choice.

While it may be tempting to go with a neutral palette to ensure your walls match everything else in your home, adding color to your house can make any room feel more vibrant and inviting.

But choosing the right color for your walls can be difficult. In addition to finding a color that works with your décor, you should also think about how your color choice will affect the mood of everyone living in your home.

These five paint colors will instantly brighten your mood when you walk into a room.


The color yellow instantly evokes a sense of happiness, making it a great choice for your home. As a warm color, the color yellow is linked to feelings of optimism and energy.

In fact, the color is also known to increase your metabolism. That’s why yellow is a great color for the kitchen and your home gym. And if you’re looking to grab the attention of your guests, yellow is a wonderful choice.

This bright and cheery color instantly draws the eye to it, making it a show-stopping color choice for your home.


The color that symbolizes prosperity is a great choice for a variety of rooms in your home. In addition to bringing a sense of peace to any room, shades of green are also said to reduce anxiety.

Green is easy on the eyes, which helps you clear your mind and compose yourself when you’re exposed to the color. And it evokes a sense of the outdoors, making it a wonderful option for anyone who’s seeking to bring nature into their home.


Another calming color perfect for homeowners seeking to bring serenity to their house, blue is said to make viewers feel more relaxed and centered.

This popular color often brings to mind images of water, which helps to calm the stress and anxiety of the people it surrounds.

And in addition to enhancing your mood, a blue room might also be beneficial to your health. The color is often linked to lower blood pressure!


If you’re searching for a bold color option that will uplift your family, consider adding purple to your home’s walls.

The color is often associated with royalty and luxury, but it also emits a sense of romance and mystery, as well.

The color purple is said to help spark creativity, making it a great choice for a craft room or home office.


Have you heard of the “pink effect?” This real psychological event happens after exposure to large amounts of pink and is described as a calming effect on the nerves.

The color pink is also said to help reduce feelings of anger and aggression. And the longer you’re exposed to the color, the more effect it has on your emotions, making pink a great color choice in rooms where you spend a lot of time like your bedroom or family room.

While there are a variety of beautiful colors that have an amazingly positive effect on your mood, there are also several colors that can negatively change your feelings.

When considering paint colors for your home, stay away from these five colors:


Often linked with rage and hostility, the color red is said to raise blood pressure and increase irritability.

While red may be a good accent color for parts of your home, it’s best to stay away from shades of red on the walls.


This vibrant color can bring bursts of enthusiasm, but it can also make it difficult to wind down at the end of the day in an orange-colored room.

Orange is also said to increase your appetite, which may lead to overeating.


Black walls are an easy way to darken a room and create a dreary atmosphere throughout the space.

While black is a wonderful accent color, using it as the main focal point in a room is a sure way to bring down the mood.


Another dark color to avoid on your walls is brown. While this neutral color can help evoke a connection to the earth, it can also conjure up feelings of loneliness, sadness, and isolation when viewed in large doses.

To incorporate brown into your décor, add it in small splashes and balance the darkness with other, friendlier color combinations.


This neutral color can be found in hundreds of homes, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for yours. While beige walls will ensure your room’s palette remains neutral, it also ensures your room’s walls will be boring.

Beige walls create a sense of impersonality in a room, making the space feel unadventurous and lacking passion.

What colors have you used in your home? Do you agree with how these colors make you feel?

10 Kitchen Storage Essentials That are Just too Pretty to Hide

Keeping your kitchen organized is a necessary task, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide your organizational efforts behind your cabinet doors.

Sometimes organizational items can serve two purposes – to keep your kitchen neat and tidy and add a decorative accent to the room.

These 10 kitchen storage essentials do just that.

They work well to keep everything in your kitchen in place, but they’re just too pretty to hide away.


Please note that this article may contain affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure at the bottom of the page.


Glass Spice Jars

Organize your spices in coordinating glass spice jars to add a sense of style to your kitchen. You won’t want to hide your spices away in the cabinet after filling these jars and adding the cute chalkboard labels on the front.Set of 14 - Square Glass Spice Jars with Shaker Tops and Funnel, Chalkboard Labels & Pen, and Airtight Silver Metal Lids, 4 fl oz Capacity, By California Home Goods

Rustic Spice Rack

After organizing your spices in beautiful glass jars, you’ll surely want to show them off. Add them to this adorable chicken wire spice rack to display them in a fun, rustic way.


4-Tier Black Country Rustic Chicken Wire Pantry, Cabinet or Wall Mounted Spice Rack Storage Organizer

Mail Organizer

Keep all the paper clutter in your kitchen in one place with this handy mail organizer. You’ll love looking at that stack of mail when it’s hanging on the wall in a beautiful burlap wall organizer like this one!

KINGREE Over the Door Magazine Storage Pockets, Wall Door Closet Hanging Storage bag organizer, (5 Pockets-Nature)

Bread Box

Store away your loaves of bread in a stylish vintage bread box that also keeps your bread and pastry fresh longer. The vintage style of this lovely bread box makes it the perfect accent piece for your kitchen.

Vintage Bread Box For Kitchen Stainless Steel Metal in Retro Turquoise + FREE Butter Dish + FREE Bread Serving Suggestions eBook 16.5

Countertop Shelves

Keep your kitchen organized and create more space on your countertops with these cute countertop shelves. Whether you use them to organize your coffee space or keep a set of spices within easy reach, you’ll love having these rustic shelves on your counters.

SbS Stackable, Kitchen Counter and Cabinet Organizer, Modular Shelves. 2 Shelves

Menu Planner

Decorate the front of your refrigerator and keep track of your meal planning with a beautiful chalkboard menu planner. Not only will you keep your grocery list and weekly menu in order, but your family will love seeing what’s for dinner on this beautiful waterproof planner.

Weekly Menu | Magnetic Chalkboard Style Refrigerator Meal Planner | Grocery Shopping List | Dry Erase Board | Large Calendar | Kitchen Organizer | Smooth Black Surface | Waterproof | 11 x 15 inches

Hanging Shelves

Add a set of rustic hanging shelves to your kitchen wall to add a sense of farmhouse charm and keep your kitchen organized at the same time. These wooden shelves are perfect for displaying dishes or keeping your canisters organized and off the countertop.

Rustic Farmhouse Wood Hanging 17

Vintage Canisters

Keep your coffee, sugar, and tea within easy reach on your counter and add some farmhouse charm to your kitchen with a set of cute vintage canisters. These airtight containers will keep your food fresh while also creating a stylish vignette on your countertop.

DII 3-Piece Vintage, Retro, Farmhouse Chic, Mason Jar Inspired Ceramic Kitchen Canister With Airtight Lid For Food Storage, Store Coffee, Sugar, Tea, Spices and More - Red

Tiered Wire Baskets

With antique black baskets with brushed copper accents, this three-tiered wire shelf is a beautiful way to organize your kitchen. No matter what you store inside these baskets, it’s sure to look lovely!

Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Harbor 3-Tier Wire Market Basket

Labeled Food Storage

Organize your pantry with coordinating labeled food storage for a sleek and stylish look. The clear bins allow you to see exactly what’s inside and the fancy chalkboard labels on each bin help you keep your entire pantry organized.

Shazo Airtight Container Set for Food Storage - 12 Piece Set + 18 Labels & Chalk Marker - Strong Heavy Duty Plastic - BPA Free - Airtight Storage Clear Plastic w/White Interchangeable Easy Lock Lids

 Which items on this list do you like the most?

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kitchen storage essentials too pretty to hide
kitchen storage essentials too pretty to hide

Must-See Family Movies in 2019

2019 is going to be an incredible year for family-friendly movies. In fact, there are so many of them that we had to pick between a lot of big titles just to come up with this list of 18 must-see family movies in 2019.

These are movies from the biggest franchises at the moment as well as a few fun ones that we couldn’t resist.


The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Release Date: February 8th
The continuation of the Lego Movie story with Emmet, Lucy, and Batman. When his friends are taken Emmet must team up with Rex Dangervest to rescue them.


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Release Date: February 22nd
The final installment of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury which sets him down a path to find The Hidden World, a secret dragon utopia.


Captain Marvel
Release Date: March 8th
The 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this is a must-see for anyone who will be seeing Avengers: End Game later this year as it tells the origin story of Captain Marvel who will play an important roll in the future.


Release Date: March 29th
A live action, a darker retelling of the Disney classic Dumbo. This movie may not be suitable for younger children as it is said to be darker than Dumbo and it was directed by Tim Burton.


Avengers: Endgame
Release Date: April 26th
The 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the second half of the story from Avengers: Infinity War. Very little is known about the plot but most likely the remaining Avengers will be trying to save those who were lost in Infinity War.


Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
Release Date: May 10th
A live-action CG animated Pokemon story that the whole family will love as Detective Pikachu works with a human who can understand him as he goes on a quest to find his father.


Release Date: May 24th
A live-action retelling of the classic Aladdin Disney movie from the 1990s. Will Smith stars as the Genie and from the looks of it Disney is staying mostly true to the original story.


Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Release Date: May 31st
The sequel to the 2014 Godzilla movie which follows Monarch as they come face to face with new god-sized monsters including Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah.


The Secret Life of Pets 2
Release Date: June 7th
Very little is known about the plot of The Secret Life of Pets 2, but we do know that it will continue to follow Max and his friends in their secret lives which were introduced in the first movie.


Toy Story 4
Release Date: June 21st
Woody and friends go on a road trip adventure and they learn just how big the world can be for a toy.


Spider-Man: Far From Home
Release Date: July 5th
The second Spider-Man movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This one sees Peter Parker and his friends going on a school trip to Europe where Spider-Man teams up with Mysterio to battle the Elementals.


The Lion King
Release Date: July 19th
A “live action” CGI retelling of Disney’s massive hit The Lion King. So far it looks like it will be completely true to the original.


Artemis Fowl
Release Date: August 9th
The story of Artemis Fowl who kidnaps a fairy in order to save his father. This is a movie for the older kids and is one of the few Disney movies to feature an anti-hero. If it is well received it could be the start of a series as the movie is based on a series of books.


The Angry Birds Movie 2
Release Date: August 16th
Very little is actually known about this sequel to the original from 2016. But we know Leslie Jones will voice the villain and Nicki Minaj has also joined the cast.


Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie
Release Date: October 18th
Shaun the Sheep and his flock meet an alien with extraordinary powers and have to help her find a way home in order to prevent an alien invasion, a Farmageddon.


Frozen 2
Release Date: November 22nd
The second movie in the Frozen franchise. Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf set off deep into the forest to find out the truth behind an ancient mystery.


Star Wars: Episode IX
Release Date: December 20th
The third and final installment of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy and the 9th in the main Star Wars film franchise. All we know about the movie so far is that it takes place one year after the events of The Last Jedi.


What film are you itching to see this year?

Blog Retweet Accounts You Need To Follow To Increase Your Reach On Twitter

twitter blog retweet accounts

Blog retweet accounts are awesome!

They are accounts on Twitter that will retweet your promo blog tweets; either to a larger following or to loads of different people who don’t perhaps follow you and haven’t read your blog before.

It can be pretty overwhelming to find all these accounts, so I have put together this list of all the ones I know about and use!

If you follow these accounts, it’s also a great way to find some incredible new bloggers and Twitter accounts to follow as well.


Retweeters That Use #’s

  • #allthoseblogs
  • #bbloggers
  • #BBlogRT
  • #BeardedRT
  • #blissbloggers
  • #BloggerBabesRT
  • #BloggerKind
  • #BloggerLoveShare
  • #BloggersCircle
  • #bloggershare
  • #BloggersHutRT
  • #BloggersInTheUK
  • #bloggersknow
  • #bloggersrt_
  • #bloggerssparkle
  • #BloggersTribe
  • #bloggingbeesrt
  • #BloggingGals
  • #bloglove2018
  • #blogsheaven
  • #BlogSparkRT
  • #busybloggersrt
  • #CreatorsClan
  • #everyblogrt
  • #fblogger
  • #goldenblogsrt
  • #GWBchat
  • #InfluenceRT
  • #LazyBlogging
  • #lbloggers
  • #littleblogRT
  • #newbieswhoblog
  • #qualityblogRT
  • #RTAllBloggers
  • #rtingbloggers
  • #shoddybloggers
  • #TeacupClub
  • #thebloggercrowd
  • #thebloggerscircle
  • #thebloggershub
  • #TheBloggingTribe
  • #TheBlogNetwork
  • #TheClqRT
  • #UkBloggers
  • #USBlogChat
  • #webblogtips

Retweeters That Use The Twitter Handle

  • @_bloggersrt_
  • @BeardedRT
  • @Bfblogrt_
  • @Bgbloggers
  • @bliss_bloggers
  • @blogger_edit
  • @Bloggeration_
  • @BloggerFanatic
  • @BloggerLS
  • @BloggersBlast
  • @bloggerslife
  • @BloggersTime ‏
  • @BloggerVue
  • @blogging_RT
  • @bloggingbed
  • @BloggingBees
  • @BloggingPals
  • @bloglove2018
  • @creatorshare
  • @discoverblogRT
  • @EveryBlogRT
  • @FabBloggersRT
  • @FemaleBloggerRT
  • @FemBloggers
  • @ForAllBlogKind
  • @loveblogRT
  • @LovingBlogs
  • @Millennialgals
  • @ParentBlogsRT
  • @PLBChat
  • @QualityBlogRT
  • @RetweetBloggers
  • @rtingbloggers
  • @rtlbloggers
  • @sincerelyessie
  • @sotonbloggers
  • @TeaAndPost
  • @TheBloggerGals
  • @thebloggerscrowd
  • @thebloggersknot
  • @TheBloggersPost
  • @theblogginggang ‏
  • @UKBlog_RT
  • @UkBloggers1
  • @UKbloggersRT
  • @USBlogChat
  • @USBloggerRT
  • @webblogtips
  • @wetweetblogs


blog retweet accounts to follow