DIY: Cellphone Charger Holder

Hiya! It's finally Saturday, and I thought it would be fun to start off the weekend with some type of creative output.  You know those cute DIY projects you always see on Pinterest? Well, I decided to pick a cute one (one I'd most likely put to use) and recreate it. As you could tell from the title of this post, it's a cell phone charger holder! 

As I mentioned, this is not my idea. I actually first saw this creation on Kristyn's blog, where she created a cellphone holder using fabric, ribbon and a curtain grommet. It looked so cute, but I didn't have an extra curtain grommet laying around in the house so, I went on Pinerest and I surprisingly found many cute alternatives. 

I found others who created cellphone holders using an empty lotion bottle, or an old pair of jeans. There are a lot of different ways to go about this, and I decided to note from the pair of jeans method but, instead use old clothing I no longer wear. 

What you Need:

  • Fabric or an old piece of clothing 
  • Your phone
  • Scissors 
  • Needle and thread 
  • Ribbon (optional)

First, lay your phone on top of the fabric, and mark the dimensions you want (i.e., how high you may want the pouch part of the holder to be). I personally eyeballed this part.

Next, sew the two pieces of fabric together, from the inside, leaving the top side open for your phone to slide through.

For the handle, you can use ribbon and easily sew it to the top of your pouch, or cut and use another section from your material. 

There you go! Not only was this easy to create, but now you have a cute spot to keep your phone (and wires!) while it's charging. 

What I love most about this, is the fact that your little animal friends won't have the temptation of nibbling on hanging loose wires. Penelope has a tendency of doing this -- I've gone through way to many chargers. It's time I keep just one. 

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A Round Up of My Favourite Posts

Based on the title of this post, you already know that I've created a list of some of my favourite posts I've written here on Nessa's Bliss.

Going through a lot of these old posts, I never realized how many posts I've actually written. I'm almost at 600 posts. I'm not quite sure if this is a good or bad thing... All I know is that I found a lot of posts I want to either edit or delete. So, that's definitely a project I'll be working on in the near future.

Going back to the point of today's post, when choosing a few of my favourite posts, I realized that I selected a lot of posts that pertained to me and the fun times I documented on here.  So, if you're really interested in going through some of my old posts, be prepared to leave my blog feeling like you've learnt A LOT more about me. 

My Favourite Posts (so far):
1. Tangible Object, Intangible Value
2. A Thousand Words
3. Living on the Wild Side 
4. Let's Go On An Adventure
5. What It Was Like Growing Up With Two Backgrounds!
6. Bunny Love to Start Off Your Weekend

Well there you go! I feel like I say that a lot on here... If you have the time, please feel free to go through some of my old posts! I had a lot of posts to choose from, and selecting a few was actually harder than I thought. 

SIDE NOTE: As I was going through these posts, I really saw a difference in my writing. Besides the fact that now I really take the time to edit my posts before uploading (ooppss), I also realized a change in my tone and maybe maturity (I think) in my writing. It's quite interesting... Anyone else notice this with their own posts? 

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Simplifying My Life with a Laptop Desk

Can we just talk about laptop desks for a moment?

I've never heard about laptop desks before. In fact, it was my sister who introduced the idea to me when she was on a mission to get one for herself before school started. We went to IKEA who supposedly discontinued the product. I say supposedly only because their website said they were available in other stores. Weird.

Any who, after that moment, my sister and I were looking into Walmart. And, blah no luck in the Canadian stores. Although, you can get them in the States, but they unfortunately don't ship up here to Canada. So, we for to just forgot about it.

It wasn't until we went to Winners (it's your Marshals my fellow American readers!) and randomly found it. Luckily there was only 2 left, so right then and there we each picked one for ourselves. 

I cannot even begin to tell how much this laptop desk simplified my life!

Also, I'm not even sure why it is only now that I discover the laptop desk... after I graduated from university... *insert rolling eyes emoji here*. It would've definitely been useful.

Yes, I have a desk. I also have a computer chair to sit on. And, there is space on my desk for my laptop to rest on. But, you see, sometimes I just don't want to sit on a chair. There are days where I'd rather lay or sit in bed all comfy and just work under my cozy sheets. But, the only problem I've experienced were back pains. 

Oh man, the back pains I've gotten were so bad over the past couple of years because of school. There were nights where I chose to do some work or study on my bed, but I never really noticed how much strain my neck and back endured just to bend in order to read a textbook or write notes.

What I love about this particular laptop desk is that it allows me to sit upright while reading a book or doing some typing on the laptop. That means no more straining my back and no more hunching over. I hated when I did that. What's even better is the fact that I can elevate part of the desk to best fit how I wanted my book or laptop to sit.  

Truthfully, this option was also a much cheaper option than purchasing from online, like from Ebay or Amazon. Believe it or not, I bought this for only $24.99 CAD. The cheapest one I found online was for $25.99 plus shipping. A lot of them didn't even have the option of elevating part of the desk, whereas my laptop desk allows me not only to elevate part of the desk, but still have some space to rest my phone, or wireless mouse, or even write notes on a notebook.

Talk about making my life so much more simpler on my bed!

I also love the fact that I was able to get this in pink with the motivating words "hustle". I told you before, I'm a sucker for cute pink things.

It may be 4 years too late for this purchase, but I'm glad I have it now. I'm going back to school in January. If there are still nights where I feel like doing a bit of work in bed, I can always pull this bad boy out.  Besides school, it has some good use now, especially when writing blog posts like this one ;)
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Mood Board: Work Space Inspiration

I love mood boards. They're so pretty to look at, and when making one for yourself, it can actually be come quite motivating. Anyone else feel me on this?  But, then again, I just love pretty things

With my sister recently moving back into the house she rents with her friends for the university year, I finally have my room back to myself!  When her school year ended back in April, she decided to take a break for the summer and ended up kicking it with me in my room. Needless to say, it got a bit crowded, and it got a whole lot of messy over here. So, when she left, I couldn't have been anymore thrilled -- kind of... I sometimes miss her presence, but don't tell her that :)

Having clear her stuff out, I took it as an opportunity to redecorate and move things around in my room. It wasn't (and still isn't) completely done yet, but that's because I have a whole bunch of ideas, and I have no idea where to begin! 

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I decided to start with my work space. I moved my desk towards the window (best decision ever!), and moved my bookshelf closer to my desk. I'm also in the process of adding a cork board onto the side wall -- just picking the right spot. But, other than that, I'm still being inspired thanks to pinterest.

The mood board I created above just puts some of the ideas I want into perspective. As you can tell, I want my work space to be bright and pretty. Oh, and of course, organized, which is something I'm currently working on. 

Besides that, I'm in the DIY mood. See that clock in my mood board? I'm really tempted to make one of my own! A lot of ideas are flowing through my head. This mood board just motivates me that much more to get it all done!

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