My Decor

Decor is very important. Why does it matter in society? History? Physics?
Well, decor sets the mood. Ever been in that house with the dark walls and heavy drapes and dim lighting, and been scared for your life? How about how you feel in the airy, brightly colored, funky-furnished room? I think that’s pretty important. Society? Well, if you look at someone’s decor, you can generally tell where they fit in society. I mean, billionaires generally hire fancier decorators than the destitute do (as a general rule. If you know an exception, that doesn’t mean that the rule is wrong). History? I mean, I guess that all you historians can figure out all about us in a few hundred years by looking at whatever’s left of our houses.

 

Physics? Ever slipped on a carpet? I think that qualifies as physics. But just in general, you want your room to be nice, welcoming, happy; not gloomy and creepy. Decor is really just fancy mood settings, taste. And mine is different from yours. It shows a bit about a person, how they decorate. No two exactly alike, unless the second person really is one of those people who’s always copycatting. Don’t be a sheep, please. (Sorry, I know that was a tangent.) But seriously, decor changes the feel of the house and can change how the person walking in feels. Details can be important. I know this whole essay is more of a ramble than an essay, but that’s a pretty important point over there. Pay attention to the little things too. Details are important. (Such as word count. You might just disqualify my whole ramble over here because I don’t know that I have enough words. See, that’s a pretty important detail.)…

My Experiences With Decorating

I was seven-years-old when my father lost his job. At that time, I got accustomed to the new school system and friends I have made in Georgia. From early childhood, I never had a permanent place to call home and we soon moved to Pennsylvania. We all lived in a small, icy apartment and was left with no income for months. At this point, I could see the exhaustion in my parent’s eyes. My mother who usually relishes interior design and DIY crafts, simply did not want to put in any effort into the apartment we thought would be temporary. However, not giving up, my father searched tirelessly across the nation to find a new job that could support our family. To ease the hardship, during my father’s absence, I took care of my brother who was four years younger than me. Luckily, after numerous attempts of securing a stable job, we were fortunate to find our new home in California.

Moving into our grandiose house the first day felt like a dream. We were all so grateful to live in a beautiful and sunny state. As we toured the house the first time, my mother’s eyes sparkled in excitement. I could tell her passion for home decor was re-ignited. My mother was a selfless woman. The moment we fully moved in, she wanted to work immediately on my brother’s room and mine. At that time, my favorite color was pink and she took her efforts in painting the room my favorite color. On top of that, she picked furniture that matched the paint of the room to match my desired theme of a fairytale princess bedroom. I even helped her decorate the remnants of my room and my brother’s room by adding fairy and spaceship stickers. From my mother, I understood how important decor was to make a home feel peaceful. Ever since, I have lived in California for the remainder of my middle school, high school, undergraduate, and now, graduate career. I have never felt more at home.

Organization and decor go hand-in-hand. Putting the effort to make a space beautiful not only sends a powerful message, but is empowering. After my undergraduate and graduate years at UCLA, I noticed a difference in my work ethic, efficiency, and attitude after I have put in the time and effort to amplify my working space. Upon graduating, I set out to find a brand new apartment before I started graduate school. When I found the perfect apartment, I was determined to make it feel like home just like the time my mom decorated my fairytale bedroom. I began partaking in many DIY projects that incorporated nature and recycling of old items.  I really became interested in decor when I got an American Dakota rug from Southwestern Rugs Depot.  They have a really great selection of area rugs.

In hindsight, after my decor venture, I noticed my spike in ambition and began seeking bigger and better opportunities for myself as an aspiring healthcare professional. I currently stand as one of the Presidents for a pre-dental organization, serve as a committee member for a national pre-dental advisory board, and am currently in pursuit of my Master’s in Oral Biology at UCLA. Next fall, I will be attending dental school and aspire to become an exceptional healthcare professional that will evoke discussion and inspiration to a new generation.

We are all touched when someone remembers our favorite food or makes an extra effort in writing us a heartfelt letter. Personalized home decor can evoke that same emotion and make someone feel at home. Decor invites ease, excitement, and appreciation. In the future, I hope to open a dental practice that allow my patients to feel at ease and excited through the comforting decor and ambiance my mother made for our California home. Decor teaches a valuable lesson that putting time into the little details is what matters and actually goes a long way. It is a way to express ourselves and a wonderful opportunity for us to turn a space and leave a lasting impression.

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Essential Home Decor Accessories for Budgie Lovers

No budgie owner’s home is complete without the necessary bird home decor items. Here’s a few our favorites, but we’d love to hear about your favorites as well.

Southwestern Rug

  1.  A Bird Rug

This rug comes from Southwestern Rugs Depot. They sell premium Southwestern rugs. A bird rug is the staple piece of any budgie lover’s home decor. They’re durable and easy to clean (so you could place them under the cage without fear). Southwestern area rugs also make great gifts for a non-bird owner, if you ever decide to part with your dear rug.

bird poster2.  Bird Wall Art

It’s essential that you have bird art for your wall. You place it on the wall. It’s an essential part of any bird lovers’ home. We love the minimalist design of this art from Etsy. It really brightens up the home. It reminds us of the Che Guevera posters from way back.

curtain

3.  Bird Curtain

No living room is complete without a bird curtain. It accents any home interior design and can  cast beautiful silhouettes when the light hits the curtains. This curtain came from World Market. They sell a lot of unique home decor accessories. You should check them out, if you’re in the market for a nice bird curtain.

bed sheets

4.  Bird Bed Sheets

Bird sheets are the center point of the bedroom. Having  high-quality bird bed sheets further showcasing your love for birds. They’re just so cute. These came from Pottery Barn, but luckily bird sheets are one of the easier to find bird themed home decor items. However, we do love Pottery Barn so maybe give their site a look through.

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5.  Bird Wallpaper

Bird wallpaper is another essential. If you have a dull wall in your house, adding wallpaper can be a great accent and a little bit of splash to the whole room. However, if you’re really intense, you can add bird wallpaper to the entire house. It’s sure to gain the attention of any dinner guests and showcase your love for birds on a new level.

Whatever home decor items you decide to add to your home, its important to realize that your bird is the real home decor hero. If you are looking for other ways to show your love though, adding a little bird decor can be a nice touch. Don’t go overboard, though. The last thing we need is for bird owners to win the “crazy” title away from cat owners.

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7 Must-Have Bird Accessories

Owning your own pet is thrilling, it can be exhilarating particularly so for the first time.

Isn’t it?

Half of the joyous mood comes from making a list of your bird`s pet accessories. Making an accessory shopping for your bird is the most fundamental thing you can do before bringing your feathered friend into your household.

A perfect bird pet accessory provides convenience, not to mention savings for you, and also enriches the lifestyle of your pet.

Here are some product suggestions and info that you should be armed with while making a shopping spree.

 

Seven Must-Have Bird Accessories 

 

1) NO MESS FEEDER 

One of the greatest hurdle that a bird owner has to overcome is keeping the bird`s feeder free of shell flung, seeds and other wastes.

These feeders are relatively more costly than their blood cousins, the average feeder cup. But, the rate is worthwhile in the long-run owing to the fact that no messy food waste residue will wind up out of the cage

The no-mess feeders have a recessed area for food, while the walls of the feeder act as holding place for waste.

  

2) WATER BOTTLE

This is perhaps the most important bird accessory. Benefits of drinking water to your pet are immeasurable.

But birds are naughty and can make a perfect mess from the water dishes. From pooping, bathing and tossing food in the water dish.

Due to this reason, it’s imperative for you to provide your bird with a water bottle to ensure he/she has a clean source of drinking water.

 

3) SHOWER PERCH

To keep your bird`s feathers in good condition, you require to give your pet a bath several times a week if not on a daily basis.

A shower perch provides the ultimate bathing experience. 

 

4) HARNESS AND LEASH

In the wild, birds spend most of their time; dusk to dawn foraging and looking for food. But for our pets, food is right in front. This can be tiresome, and make our bird lazy and bored.

For this, investing in a harness and Leash accessory that allows you to take your bird outside for fresh air and sunlight, without the risk of losing him is important.

 Bird light

5) BIRD WARMERS AND FULL SPECTRUM LIGHT

Ever thought what will happen when winter sets in? For you to make your pet cozy, investing in a bird warmer is necessary.

While in your house, your bird will not enjoy the benefits of the sun`s full spectrum. Therefore it`s` important to provide your pet with an alternative light that will enable hi synthesis the missing nutrients.

 

6) TRAVEL CARRIER

This accessory comes in handy while the need arises to visit a vet or a groomer.

A perfect travel carrier should be well ventilated, light with a handle at the top for easy movement.

 

7) CAGE COVER

Just like human beings cover their bodies with blankets, birds require this accessory to feel “Secure”. A breathable, non-toxic cover is recommended.

It`s obvious one cannot make a one-time purchase for all these items. What you need to do is to determine what is essential to your pet, and what makes him/her happy and base your purchases on that.

With time, you’ll accumulate tons of bird accessories that will make life better for your pet. 

Best Places To Buy Budgies

Budgies are beautiful and lovely pets to have. With time these birds can grow into a lifelong companion as they can learn your language and sometimes cheer you up. These pets are the most popular birds in the U.S. People love these birds because of their color and their ability to sing. However finding the best place to buy these birds can be quite difficult while taking into account that there are many things you have to consider to get a decent and healthy bird. That said below are places you can buy one.

From a Reputable Breeder 

One of the best places you can buy these birds would be from a reputable breeder or a pet shop. This is because, from these two, a shell parakeet will be in good temperament and most likely in excellent health. However, finding an established breeder may be difficult, but one way will be 

• Try and look for someone with experience in budgies rearing  

• Ensure that the person has a clean aviary.

Pet Shops 

You can also get one of these birds from a pet store, while pet stores can be the best place to buy them. It is important that you try and check the shop’s breeding practice and procedures. Pet stores are known to be shoddy in breeding these birds and all other pets. 

Check Animal rescue or shelter 

Some people swear that the animal rescue centers are the best places to buy these birds because these places have strict quarantine policies and vet testing procedures. Thus, you will most likely find birds reared from these locations to be in overall good health. 

Check online 

You can also find these birds sold in online bird marts, websites and classified ads from people willing to sell them. When you buy from individuals in an online platform, you should be careful as the bird may not be in such a great shape. If you can, you may decide to pay a visit to the aviary and see if the bird has been bred in a good and healthy environment.

Conclusion 

The above are some of the areas where you can buy a budgie. One thing to note is that budgies are beautiful and fantastic birds. They are fun, playful and are good company, especially when they’re properly taken care of. Also when they are fed and vaccinated at the appropriate time, the birds can live for as long as fifteen to twenty years.