The Presentation | Giveaway


I have a knack for collecting “knick-knacks” and applying them into my room decor displays. It might be safe to blame traveling as my reason to accumulate objects and give them meaning as a reason to collect. You may also think that if I didn’t try to organize them in a manner such as this, I might develop a hoarding problem..

But let’s pretend that will never happen.

If you’re a visual person such as myself, you find it a lot more pleasant to look at your items rather than tuck them away for later remembrance. I like knowing what I have and when it’s out on display, I’m more likely to make use of it. My short attention span also benefits from these constant visuals.


Marshalls Homegoods is my savior and my sin — I have to keep myself away from there because I’m tormented by the desire to buy all the cool accents there. ^^ That’s where I got that nifty Lazy Susan that now serves as my sunnies storage.

However, I also try to make use of items that are not for room decor, but also have environmental meaning. My large seashell serves a dual purpose: 1) it covers my mini cable box to my TV and 2) it reminds me of the beach I call my second home that’s right down the road.

It’s all about the presentation and how you can personalize something generic into something meaningful. And speaking of presentations, I’ll be giving one at my sister’s boarding school tomorrow night discussing how to turn your hobby into an online forum — aka blogging!

In light of my first public speaking event outside of my academic curriculum (eeep), I want to offer a VERY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY for my wonderful readers who have given me the confidence to feel ready as a guest speaker.



Yup, this is one awesome giveaway & I’m uber jealous of who will be the winner of this pair. Please enter below and the winner will be announced Sunday, May 25!

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  • Reply Elizabeth May 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    This is such an awesome giveaway! I don’t do a very good job of displaying all my random knick knacks so far, but I’m looking into some fun DIY ways for my new apartment.

    • Reply Tilden May 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      YAY! Apartment planning is the best – I spend far too many hours on Pinterest getting inspo :]

  • Reply Ellie May 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I love this so much

    • Reply Tilden May 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      I’m glad you like it :]] !!

  • Reply Tiffany Khyla May 18, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I love Marshall’s and stores like it, like TJ Maxx. I have to avoid these stores too, because I go way too crazy. I love all of these little knick knacks together. So ecclectic!

    • Reply Tilden May 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you! I know, those stores are the best of times and worst of financial times :/ hahah

  • Reply sambcliff May 19, 2014 at 10:04 am


    • Reply Tilden May 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      <3 <3 <3 thanks babe

  • Reply maddieswab May 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I definitely need to work on a way to display all the things I love better! Love this!

    • Reply Tilden May 20, 2014 at 12:42 am

      Thank you!! Pinterest is hands down my go-to site for inspiration :]

  • Reply Beth Jenkins May 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I love how you have your jewelry displayed! I am redoing my at home bedroom and nearly bought out Marshalls just yesterday!

    • Reply Tilden May 20, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Thank you Beth!! Ugh I totally understand; Marshalls gets dangerous and often makes my wallet go on a financial diet hahah

  • Reply Leah May 20, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I have all sort sof hooks hanging on my walls to display my necklaces and earrings.

    • Reply Tilden May 20, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Such a good idea!! Especially to keep them from tangling (hate when that happens)

  • Reply Amanda Sakovitz May 24, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Right now I just have them in boxes

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