My Bedroom Makeover + Giveaway

Last year, after living in our apartment for almost two full years, I felt it was time to make it our own (Lu and I, that is). As a couple, we’ve developed our own personal style together – a vibe we like, colors we like, ambiance we like.

When we first moved in together, it was all his furniture from his old apartment, since I didn’t have any of my own that was worth keeping. His furniture and decor was dark and just too masculine.

Today, I’m sharing with you another area of our home I redecorated: our bedroom, our most private, cozy space! If you want to see the full before and after, you can see that today on alissandrab.

I’m also giving away gift cards to Minted, for those of you looking to spruce up your place with some artwork – or heck, need some stationary (they’re the best!)

What I Ate Today, March 28, 2017


I’ve really been into these oatmeal bowls with Wild Friends sunflower butter, sliced bananas, raspberries, and blueberries. I think I’ve had one everyday for a week!


I had more of my raw nut mix. Raw cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts, and raisins.


The usuuuuuual. I’ve been swamped this week, haven’t had much time to sit down and make myself a proper lunch, so veggie sandwiches it has been! If you haven’t seen this before, it’s just hummus, spinach, onion, cucumber, avocado, carrots, mustard, wedged between Ezekial bread.


A few clusters of this delicious granola from Purely Elizabeth. It satisfies my afternoon sweet tooth. I also had a pear, but forgot to take a photo!

Before my 5pm Spanish lesson, I had a half serving of my split pea curry with cauliflower. An infusion of protein to get me through the lesson and then to the gym!


I set out to make the Bell Pepper Taco Skillet from Inspiralize Everything, but as I started it, I realized I didn’t have half the ingredients, so it turned into a bell pepper fajita skillet with quinoa, chickpeas, and avocado. Totally absolutely delicious. Enjoyed it with a side of tortilla chips!


Nothing! We ate dinner pretty late (a bit before 9pm.)

My Bedroom Makeover

As I was saying in the beginning of the post, after deciding that Lu’s old bachelor-pad-style furniture was no longer acceptable for a married couple, I started aggressively redecorating our living room, kitchen, and bedroom. You can see the living room before and after here. And then, more recently, I moved my desk out of my living room and replaced it with this console table.

I just wanted a space to come home to everyday that inspired me, that made me happy, and that I’d enjoy having friends over with.

After the living room was done, I had to tackle my next space: my bedroom. Of all the rooms in the house, the bedroom needs to be the most relaxing, comforting, and inviting. I prefer my bedroom minimalistic, cozy, and not over-crowded.

I actually finished re-decorating the bedroom last year, but I couldn’t find great artwork to put above our bed that wouldn’t clash with our crazy carpet (which I LOVE), so I put the rest of the project on hold.

Recently, I happily partnered up with Minted for their 9 year anniversary to put the finishing touches on my bedroom makeover and perfect the most personal space in my home. They’re currently having incredible sales on their artwork to celebrate their anniversary, so check those out before you make any purchases for your home!

So, the prints I chose for above my bed are the Cactus and the Succulent, both in 30″ x 40″ size:

My Bedroom Makeover + Giveaway

I am in LOVE with these prints and the whole coloring and vibe above my bed. I couldn’t be happier – and it’s all thanks to Minted. I have done so many projects with Minted, I love everything they do and all their artists. They did my Save the Dates, my holiday cards, my Thank You cards, etc etc. They’re the best!

To see the “before” pictures (warning: they’re hideous! I can’t believe I actually lived with that decor fro almost three years) and see more pictures of my bedroom makeover, head on over to my lifestyle blog, alissandrab.

Minted Giveaway

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  1. Lindsay Moore :
    Our baby girl is due in 4 weeks! I've already found some art on minted I could love to get for above her crib in the nursery! There's an adorable ice cream cone & caterpillar that would love great.
  2. I'm on a new kick of holiday decorations with trees. Therefore, I'd would love to order holiday table tree decorations through Mint. They are so unique and unlike the northwoods trees I find in the midwest. Love it!
  3. Pamela Goldman :
    I could use some beautiful art work.
  4. I would save it for Christmas card season :)
  5. I'd like to get two of the ikat chevron Drum Lampshade in yellow

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