365 Days..

Friday, 26 June 2015

Well, can you believe it? 
Its been exactly 365 days since I launched myself into the wonderful world of blogging... and what a year it's been! 

When starting this journey of mine a year ago today, I definitely didn't know what to expect or if anything would come of it at all. I simply wanted my own little place to inspire change. Have I succeeded in doing so? While that may be up for interpretation, I believe by developing this space, I've unintentionally inspired change in myself.

This past year has been the biggest so far for me in terms of personal growth. While much of this growth is due to external influences and experiences I've had, I can't deny that my emotional health has been uplifted by the work I've done on this blog, as well as the interactions I've had with you, my readers. I am often asked about my contributions and experiences with the blog in my everyday life and nothing pleases me more than the fact I am proudly able to say that I've not confronted any negativity from readers,  nor others in the blogging community. It may be my intention to always remain positive and work to inspire, but it is everyone who continues to support me who are truly responsible for the operations of this blog even a year on. 

If you're a new blogger, my biggest piece advice to you in overcoming your first year would be to seek support from others in the community. I've gotten involved in group discussions particularly over on Twitter and have now made absolutely wonderful friends from all around the world. It's such a rewarding interest and starting up the blog truly was one of the best things i've done to date.

I have a few things I would love to accomplish in this next year of my blogging journey and you may have read about them previously in this post of mine. Hopefully by taking things slowly, I can achieve some of my current goals and continue on to the next. Again, regardless of whether you've been around from the very beginning or if this is the first post of mine you've stumbled across, Thank you for everything. I'm very appreciative of the support and kindness that's always been shown to me.

Happy 1st Birthday 'Room With a Bloom', hopefully many more to come! 

Love Megan xo

Inspiration Monday #7: Copper Culture

Monday, 15 June 2015

'Inspiration Monday' are easily my most requested posts and they're one of my favourite ones to make. Creating them also makes for a great excuse to spend hours on Pinterest (not that I ever need an excuse, right?!) 
It seems as though everywhere i look lately is being dominated by these warm, brass shades.. If the title didn't already give it away, today we're talking about the copper/rose gold trend.

Copper was initially used to create tools and weapons before it was ever utilised in the design world. During the 15th century, the material began being used to create artworks and sculptures. Both copper and rose gold had also become a widely desired alloy in jewellery design in passing years. Now both of these materials have become quite favoured in home design and fashion and it doesn't seem like a trend that will be letting up any time soon.

Anyone who knows me personally would know exactly how much I adore all things copper and rose gold- Isn't it just so pretty?!
These warm metallic fixtures and fittings always stand out. It just looks absolutely beautiful when added to simple interiors. What i love most about it is the versatility of the material. When paired with light, delicate pieces, a sense of elegance and femininity is formed. In contrast, copper can carry its own in industrial settings. 

Now I want to know your thoughts- Do you love this trend as much as I do? If you do, don't forget to check out my 'Copper Culture' Pinterest board to see what else inspired me to create this post. 
Thats it for this time. Please let me know if you've got any ideas for my next instalment of the 'Inspiration Monday' series and I'll see you back here for a new post very soon.

Love Megan xo

The Positivity Tag!

Saturday, 6 June 2015

I've seen this particular tag floating around the YouTube world for some time now and thought it would be fun to create my interpretation here on the blog- Let's hope straight in! 

1. Name three things in your life that make you feel happy and positive

My wonderful friends: Theres just something about great friends isn't there? They know just how to cheer you up when needed most! These past few months in particular have been some of the hardest I've gone through and I have no clue where i'd be without them being by my side- so thank you!!

My baby Maxi: He's always making me laugh and smile! My world would certainly be a much less colourful place without this special pup!!

My blogger friends: As you all know, the blog has been a very quiet place over the past few months with everything going on in my personal life. I never expected all of my friends and readers to be so understanding and supportive! It means the world to me to have so many of you checking in and inspiring me to continue forward and i really do appreciate it!

2. What do you do to try and be more positive?

You may remember that towards the end of 2014, I was taking part in the Instagram #100happydays Challenge. If you're unfamiliar with that challenge, you are to post 1 picture every single day for 100 days in a row of something that makes you happy. I can honestly say that although i didn't finish the challenge, it certainly did help me to focus on the small things in each day that make me smile.
I've got 45 days left of the challenge and I'd really love to continue moving forward. If you'd like to see my pictures for the remaining days of the challenge, head on over and follow me on Instagram!

3. What do you like to do to relax?

I've recently been heading out for long walks most days. I find that it helps me clear my mind and wind down.
I also find painting landscapes in my spare time very therapeutic! I've been doing little bits every now and then but haven't completed any new artworks as of recently.. But here's a shot of a painting i completed a few months ago that I've gifted to my eldest sister!

4. What is your favourite positive quote?

I found this question incredibly hard.. How could anyone expect me to pick just one quote?!!?!

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can." -Neil Gaiman

This quote reminds me how much my thoughts and actions matter in this world,  something we all need to be reminded off at times. 
There is only one you, so be the best you that you could possibly be! 

5. Everybody has a part of their body that they dislike. Say something positive about yours

Mine is definitely my stomach, I'm not too sure theres much to be said about it except for that its a part of me. Every little part of me has been brought together to make up the person that I am, and at the end of the day there really is no one else id rather be! 

6. Who are your positive role models?

I did a lot of thinking about this question and I really believe that I'm inspired most by content creators- Have you really ever seen a more positive bunch?!
I know I may have chosen bloggers/vloggers specifically as my motivation because the pessimistic side to their personalities are rarely ones they wish to portray online. Regardless, it is the optimistic side that's shown every day that truly inspires me to be an overall more positive person.

7. Who should do this tag next?

Instead of tagging specific people, I'm leaving this one open for anyone who would like to do this tag post. If you do, please leave me a link and i'll be sure to check it out! 

Thats it for the positivity tag, I really hope you enjoyed reading my responses! 
I'll see you back here for a brand new post soon!

Love Megan xo