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Hi guys!

If you follow my IG stories, you know I took the Everlywell food sensitivity test and found out I'm sensitive to eggs which I would've never thought! (and wheat, rye, gluten and soybeans!) I also now did the vitamin D test and was so glad my numbers were normal there.


This is definitely something you can pay for with your FSA/HSA money instead of going to the doctors to get it done which is what's awesome about this. All done at home and you mail back your kit!


I also have a 20% code for you- https://refer.everlywell.com/s/lizbobak- let me know what you get done!





Thanks to Everywell for providing a the tests.


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xoxo ela

Updated: Nov 3, 2020

Hi guys!

I wanted to share a dedicated post all about the blinds! I knew when I bought a house that I wouldn't want to be walking through to 20 windows closing them each night and opening every morning so for a while I know I wanted motorized blinds. The fact that I got to do all 20 of my windows and doors is beyond! It is probably my favorite part in the house. If you don't know, we remodeled the entire house after we bought it in Dec 2019 and you can find all of our home reno blog posts here. We did live in the house without blinds for a few months so when we got these and I could sleep in and it was dark in the room was amazing!


The blinds we got:

Lifestyle Room Darkening Roller Shades in Blanc


Pro's of these blinds:

1. You can buy a remote for each room. For the first floor I just have one remote for the kitchen, living room, office, dining, and front door. For each bedroom I chose it to have its own remote- especially if you have guests sleepover or for your kids. I typically use the app (Automate Pulse) when I close/open them separately so having really been using the remote much.


2. We got the wifi bridge which connects the blinds to the app. This app allows you to automate your blinds to go up at a certain time every morning and even close each night. I automated mine to go down 10 minutes after sunset and yes it knows when sunset is each night. It's amazing.


Things to manage:

Sometimes one blind doesn't open/close and that's when you have to charge it. I bought 3 chargers for 20 windows and we just had to charge each of them for 6 hours the day of installation.


Things to realize before buying:

1. Make sure to order the free sample swatches to confirm the color you need/want.


2. I had to get the outside mount and we got the fabric fascia but when i started ordering, i only ordered one blind first to make sure i got the measurements correct. I added extra inches on the width and it ended up being perfect. If the width of my window including the window casing was 22 inches, I ordered a 24 inch width shade. The length I just added extra length because you can perfect where it goes down to when you program the remote and blind.


BEFORE




Hope this helps!




Thanks to Select Blinds for providing a discount.


All of the photos have been edited with my presets

You can follow all our home reno youtube videos here

All my home reno blog posts are here


You can find more house updates on my insta stories and vlogs


Don't forget to check out my Amazon Page that lists all my favorites on there- clothing, bathing suits, beauty products and more.

xoxo ela

Updated: Jan 11

Hi guys!

Some of our rooms aren't completely furnished yet but I wanted to share all the lights we got in the house as it was very overwhelming to pick them all! If I found a blog post like this it'd be so nice for me! haha If you don't know, we remodeled the entire house after we bought it in Dec 2019 and you can find all of our home reno blog posts here. There were MANY decisions when remodeling that when it was time for lights I pretty much left them to the last minute because I didn't know the vibe yet. Enjoy!


BEFORE





ITEMS: (in order of photos)

Living room chandelier: Walmart (bulbs)

Kitchen island pendants: Nemo

Kitchen stove sconces: West Elm

Kitchen sink pendant: Shades of Light

Kitchen nook chandelier: Pottery Barn Kids

Hallway: Etsy

Powder bath sconces: Wayfair

Laundry room light: Shades of Light

Dining room chandelier: Shades of Light (bulbs)

Office chandelier: West Elm (bulbs)

Master: Etsy (bulbs)

Entryway light: Overstock

Upstairs bedroom: Etsy

Lower floor bedroom: Etsy


Recessed lights: Amazon 4000k

Kitchen recessed lights: Amazon 5000k

Fireplace recessed lights: Amazon 4000k

Closet lights: Amazon


Outdoor lights: Amazon (Dusk to Dawn bulbs)

Outdoor string lights: Amazon




Our floor guy (Jacek 773-280-0226)

baseboards: 7 1/4 inches MDF #7163 from Top Quality- painted Pure White by Sherwin Williams (all other walls, moldings and ceilings in our house is also Pure White by Sherwin Williams- Flat on ceilings, semi gloss on moldings, and satin on walls)

door casings: 3.5 inch MDF #374 from Top Quality





Some of the photos have been edited with my presets

You can follow all our home reno youtube videos here

All my home reno blog posts are here


You can find more house updates on my insta stories and vlogs


Don't forget to check out my Amazon Page that lists all my favorites on there- clothing, bathing suits, beauty products and more.

xoxo ela

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Hi, I'm Ela! I started this blog to share all my knowledge of fashion, home decor, travel and more. I previously worked as a men's model agent (see that post here) and now I work in advertising. Majoring in Fashion Business, I've always had a love towards fashion and love sharing about it. I get so excited getting pieces for a steal (my Polish background does that to me,) I love to travel anywhere and everywhere, and I love interior decor and turning something old into something beautiful and new.

 

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