Week #11 - The Joyful Home Project - Give Your Space a Plant-Over

We have arrived to Week #11 of The Joyful Home Project. This week we are going to add plants to your space(s). Give your Space a Plant-Over, and add some amazing plants. Adding plants to your home brings the outdoors in, it adds a feel of calm, they look beautiful, and it’s always a good thing to bring nature into your home.

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My advice to adding plants into your home is to start small. Maybe just add one plant into your home especially if you don’t have any yet. After you feel comfortable add another. Before you know it, you might have a home filled with different plants. Remember when you are adding the plants into your space, you need to think about natural light and you also need to think about watering them by putting your plants on a watering schedule.

I have my favorites which I will share with you now…

Rubber Plant


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Fiddle Leaf Fig

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Snake Plant

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Cactus

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Ivy Plants

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Aloe Vera

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So this week if you don’t own any plants, go out and buy just one plant. You can purchase them at your local Grocery Store, Home Depot, Lowes, Farmers Market, and yes Amazon! If you already have a plant, think about adding more.

For me taking care of my plants and watering them is very therapeutic, I enjoy it and they make me very happy. I love finding a new leaf on them and I have propagated many already. Good luck, and enjoy adding plants into your space(s). Give Your Space a Plant Over!!

Dina Marie Joy

Week #10 - The Joyful Home Project - One Amazing Thing

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Hey you! How are you? How is your Joyful Home Coming? We are on Week #10. This week is called One Amazing Thing. What I mean by One Amazing Thing is that for each room in your home you should have One Amazing Thing that stands out, that pops, that says this is your home! We are clearing out, decluttering, and making our home Joyful so stand back and look into each room and is there something that just stands out to you, something this is amazing?! Probably not, right! Let’s change that this week. Let me help you with some ideas. Imagine you invite a lot of people over for a party or get together, what is the one piece in the room that everyone is talking about? Don’t worry if you don’t know what it is, that is my job to help you. Here are some examples of One Amazing Thing in your space.

  • A curved sofa

  • An incredible piece of Art

  • Wallpaper

  • An extraordinary piece of furniture

  • A Vintage Piece

  • An Area Rug

  • Something Sexy

  • A sculpture

  • A light fixture

  • A gallery wall

  • A magical fireplace

I hope this got you thinking. Now you might already have something like the examples above but maybe there are all in the same room, or maybe they are hiding in your basement or attic. Time to get these pieces out or it might be time to go shopping.

I have some Inspirational Images Below to get you thinking. Remember you want One Amazing Thing in each room. Everything else in the room compliments this One Amazing Thing, that everybody talks about.

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Source - Light Fixture

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Source - Gallery Wall

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Source - Art Work

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Source - Wallpaper

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Source - Furniture Piece (the chair)

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Source - Statement Wall done with tile to match flooring

Have fun with this one. If you plan on doing something like this tile example, plan for it. You are not going to be able to make this happen over night, but you can start planning and put a date of completion on it. Have fun adding the One Amazing Thing to each of your rooms, and don’t forget to share them on Instagram #thejoyfulhomeproject

Dina Marie Joy

Week #9 - The Joyful Home Project - Work Your Space

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Here we are together at Week #9 of The Joyful Home Project. This week we will be organizing, decluttering, and cleaning our desks off and I am calling it, Work Your Space! Sometimes (and I am guilty of this too,) our desk surfaces become so cluttered we re-locate ourself to work somewhere else like our dining table. Are you guilty of this? I know, my desk will have so many piles on it, I get overwhelmed and I just go to my dining table. Well this week we are going to tackle our desk surface and clean it up. We are taking back our desk surface, Work Your Space!!

The way to go about this, is the following. Trust me this really works. I have tried several ways and this is the only way to keep your desk surface clean and for me it will last for the entire month and by the end of the month, I see my desk is starting to have piles on it again so I just start over every month. I am hoping that I will get better and stretch is out to 2 months or even every quarter but we have to take this is small steps. So here you go…

Steps to Declutter your Desk Surface in a week

  1. Clean everything off your desk surface - put it on the floor or another table

  2. Clean the desk surface with water and dawn in a spray bottle or something organic that smells great and cleans all the dirt and dust.

  3. Make piles/stacks of the stuff you took off your desk - for example - to toss, to file, to save, to donate, to put away, etc.

  4. Now that you have the piles/stacks do what you need to do to get all of that away

  5. You might need to get a container, or a file, and/or a box to clean and declutter everything you took off the desk. The goal is to not bring it back to the desk surface. Put it away, throw it away, and/or file it away.

  6. Now rearrange your desk surface with the essentials that you need and give yourself a high five! Share your pictures on Instagram at @thejoyfulhomeproject

I have some inspiration pictures for you here to get ideas on your desk surface! Good luck, I can’t wait to see your Before and After’s. #thejoyfulhomeproject

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Week #9 The Joyful Home Project with Dina Marie Joy. Work Your Space. www.dinamariejoy.co
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That is it for Week #9, The Joyful Home Project, Work Your Space! I am excited for you to clean and declutter that desk surface. It is such a good feeling when it is all clean and organized, trust me!!

Dina Marie Joy

Week #8 - The Joyful Home Project - Elevate your Everyday in your Bathroom

Hello My Joyful Home Project Champion. How are you doing? I hope that your home is starting to feel more Joyful each and every week. We are on Week 8 now! How did last week , Make and Entrance work out for you? I am curious how your Entrance into your Home is looking. Send me your pictures. Follow our tag #thejoyfulhomeproject on Instagram and tag your pictures.

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This week we are moving into the bathroom to Elevate your Everyday. One room you for sure use everyday is your bathroom and this week your are going to elevate it to the next level. Your bathroom should be clean, organized, smell amazing, and be functional. It does not matter what size your bathroom is- big or small, it just needs to function properly for you.

The first thing you will do this week is clear your counters. Your counters should be clear of clutter and “stuff.” Use your drawers, cabinets, medicine cabinet, and/or something to contain all your “stuff.” You can always use the Toilet Tank Lid as a shelf. Purchase a tray that fits on the toilet lid and store your must-haves on the tray. The tray is the crucial part in case you need to remove the lid and when you are cleaning, you just raise the tray to remove everything.

Clear the clutter on your countertop’s in your bathroom today and store the “stuff” elsewhere. As always, I have some great examples below for you.

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A little shelf about the toilet serves as decor and/or storage

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Clean Countertops, Statement Backsplash, and a lot of storage for all the “stuff.”

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Add a little floral to your clean countertops.

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Bring in a Side Table, Bench, and/or stool to hold some of your items while in the bath or shower.

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Week # 8 The Joyful Home Project with Dina Marie Joy. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co

Have fun Elevating your Everyday, your Bathroom! Clear the Clutter and Create the Joy. #thejoyfulhomeproject

Dina Marie Joy

15 Ways to Add Pink to your Home this Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day to you. I love Valentines Day for the simple reason it just gives me another excuse to buy candy and to love Pink even more!!! Have you added Pink into your home? I am going to show you today how to add Pink into your home and celebrate the color pink each and everyday.


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Add a Pink Table Lamp. Source

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I love all the pink here. Add pink pillows to your sofa. A pale pink wall paint color for your walls screams Spring and Fun. Add pink in art, books, and home decor today to celebrate Valentines Day and don’t forget to buy some candy hearts to fill some candy dishes. Yum - Source

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I love how StudioDiy remodeled their Master Bathroom with Color and the addition of pink. I mean a pink sink to brush your teeth in, is fabulous. Source

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Add a pink sofa to your space. Source

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Go out to your local market or florist and bring home pink flowers and arrange them around your home. Pink flowers = Valentines Day!!! Source

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15 Ways to Add Pink to your Home this Valentines Day by Dina Marie Joy. www.dinamariejoy.co
15 Ways to Add Pink to your Home this Valentines Day by Dina Marie Joy. www.dinamariejoy.co

A great way and inexpensive way to add pink into your bedroom with drapery. Source

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Pink Walls - Source

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A Pink Desk! Source

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Add Pink Bedding - Source

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A Pink Wall Mural - Source

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What are you making for dinner this Valentines Day? How pretty is this table setting. Source

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15 Ways to Add Pink to your Home this Valentines Day by Dina Marie Joy. www.dinamariejoy.co

Add a little comfort to your feet with a Pink Sheepskin. Source

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I hope you have a fabulous Valentines Day and enjoy adding Pink to your Home Decor.

Dina Marie Joy

Week #7 - The Joyful Home Project - Make an Entrance

Hey you! We are working on Week #7 now which I am so excited to introduce you to this week. Make an Entrance! Your Entrance into your Home is what makes you happy when you arrive and what greets your guests when they come over! So what does your Entrance look like? If it is a hot mess, no worries that is why you are doing The Joyful Home Project and this week you will focus on your Entrance into your home.

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You Entrance is your Front Door but the really Entrance is when you walk into the Front Door. Do you have a drop station? Everything should look tidy, clean, and organized. You should have s spot for your mail, your keys, your handbag, your shoes, your coat, and whatever else you bring back with you on a regular basis.

If I had the opportunity to come to your home, I would tell you that your Entry Way is your Focal Point and not only should it be tidy, clean, and organized but it should greet guest with something unexpected, something they didn’t see coming, inviting, fun, bud edgy maybe even over the top!

I put some ideas for you together below…



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Bold Art and Plants a great additional to your Entry. Source

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Places to sit to put your shoes on! And adding wallpaper is always a plus!!

Hit your local Vintage stores and find yourself a statement Console Table like this. Also, the Gallery Wall is another statement.  Source

Hit your local Vintage stores and find yourself a statement Console Table like this. Also, the Gallery Wall is another statement. Source

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Think Drama!!! Look around your house, shop your house and Make and Entrance!

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The Joyful Home Project with Dina Marie Joy. Week #7 Make an Entrance. www.dinamariejoy.co

If you don’t know already, my style is Black and White. I love to make the back drop of your house black and white and then add color in or sometimes no color! Love the use of pale pink here. Great ideas for the handbags and the Drawer Unit to store all the “stuff.” Source

I hope you are enjoying The Joyful Home Project. Join the #thejoyfulhomeproject on Instagram

Week #1 - Morning Routine

Week #2 - Clutter Free Zone

Week #3 - Create a Monday Zone

Week #4 - Create a Reading Corner

Week #5 - Sleep, Meet Sexy

Week #6 - Glam it Up

Week #7 - Make an Entrance

Have a great week!

Dina Marie Joy


Friday Favorites - February 8, 2019

Happy Friday to you my friend! Wow, we made it through another week, first full week of February. I am secretly excited about Valentines Day. What about you? I have added some fun Valentines Day Decor for your home here on my Friday Favorites. Everything today, is coming from Target. I don’t know about you, but I love Target. I could spend hours there and for me it is much more exciting going to Target then shopping online at Target. The only problem though is then I end up purchasing too many things. Lately, because I am doing the The Joyful Home Project, I am being very careful on what I purchase. We don’t want so much “stuff” in our home.

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Let’s go to target, lucky for you, you don’t have to go in person just purchase here from my links.

I love this Terra Cotta Pot. It is not your traditional Terra Cotta Pot, it is much more Modern, which I love.

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Here is your link

Next…

This Valentines Wreath is everything. A more Modern Take on your Traditional Wreath and I am thinking it can stay up for the Spring. Oh yes!!

Here is your link

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This Candle smells amazing. I purchased it for my Daughter’s Room. My two younger daughters share a room and they love to have one of our dog’s in the room. Well you know what happens with dogs, they don’t always smell beautiful, so a candle like this one does the trick. And this candle is perfect for a Valentines Gift to yourself or someone else.

Here is your link

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This is a table I also look to purchase for with my clients. It is a table that can serve two purposes. One purpose is fun display like a plant and the other purpose, for your phone and drink! Love it

Here is your link

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This Gold Envelope is the best. Where do you put your incoming mail? Does it just go on a table in a pile. We talk about this is the The Joyful Home Project and if you are part of The Joyful Home Project, go get you one of these Gold Envelopes to store your incoming mail. OMG - Love this!

Your link is here

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Friday Favorites by Dina Marie Joy. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co

Thanks for checking in with me today. I hope you love some of these items. Have a great weekend!

Dina Marie Joy

Week #6 - The Joyful Home Project - Glam it Up!

We are doing great! We are now on Week #6 of The Joyful Home Project and I am sharing with you today how to Glam it Up! That is right, Glam It Up with your Beauty/Makeup Organization. Do you have makeup everywhere? Do you have lotion, cream, moisturizer, makeup, perfume, body spray, and everything else but the kitchen sink to organize? I know, I feel you, me too! You want it out, so it is easy to get to, but then it just takes over and your husband or boyfriend is going crazy with all your “stuff!”

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This week we will tackle our Beauty Routine/Makeup Routine and Organize the heck out of it. I don’t want to tell you exactly what to do, because we are all different and we all use different beauty products. That being said, I will help guide you to sanity with your Beauty/Makeup Organization. Glam it Up!

First -

Throw away any products you have not used for six months. If you have not used them in the last six months, you will probably never use them again. The only item I keep longer than six months is Red Lipstick (because I rarely use it), Nail Polish, and Perfume.


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Make piles for each category.

  • Perfume/Body Spray’s

  • Moisturizer’s

  • Lotions

  • Eye Makeup

  • Lips

  • Face Makeup

  • Serum’s

  • Brushes

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Third-

Where are you going to store all these items? Some categories might go in a drawer or a cabinet and the others might go on top of a vanity to display. After you have figured out where all your categories will go, you can go to the store or shop online for any containers you might need. Don’t purchase containers until you do this step first.

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Organize your Makeup and now you will have an amazing Beauty Makeup Area just for you and your “stuff.” Glam It Up!!! Share your Glam It Up moment on Instagram #thejoyfulhomeproject

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Ideas…

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Week #6 The Joyful Home Project with Dina Marie Joy. Glam it Up! www.dinamariejoy.co
Week #6 The Joyful Home Project with Dina Marie Joy. Glam it Up! www.dinamariejoy.co
Week #6 The Joyful Home Project with Dina Marie Joy. Glam it Up! www.dinamariejoy.co
Week #6 The Joyful Home Project with Dina Marie Joy. Glam it Up! www.dinamariejoy.co
Week #6 The Joyful Home Project with Dina Marie Joy. Glam it Up! www.dinamariejoy.co
Week #6 The Joyful Home Project with Dina Marie Joy. Glam it Up! www.dinamariejoy.co
Week #6 The Joyful Home Project with Dina Marie Joy. Glam it Up! www.dinamariejoy.co

Idea Sources

1 - Make Up Lovers Unite

2- Style Caster

3- Better Homes and Gardens

4- Container Store

5- Twinspiration

6- Style Caster

7- Vanity Collections

8- Vanity Collections

Have fun Glamming It Up! Share your pictures on Instagram using #thejoyfulhomeproject and tag me @dinamariejoy

Week #1 - Morning Routine

Week #2 - Clutter Free Zone

Week #3- Monday Zone

Week #4 - Create a Reading Zone

Week #5 - Sleep, Meet Sexy

Dina Marie Joy