Posts made in December, 2013

It is better to give…make it pretty

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013

It is better to give…make it pretty

During the holiday season it is especially true that it is “better to give than to receive”.  The challenge  then is what to give to everyone who has touched our lives throughout the year – neighbors, teachers, co-workers, friends. The list can be long and a “little something” is appropriate just to let them know we appreciate them. Baked goods are always a good choice, little somethings that are both delicious and can be cute, so let’s wrap them up and make them pretty! Decor is for food too and makes a simple gift look really special. Here are a few ideas from BHG-  square paper doilies folded to hold cookies, an egg carton to put your chocolate treats, decorated and personalized CD envelopes, plastic sandwich bags with decorated headers. All simple ideas that make your gifts unique, festive and special. So let’s start baking, add decor to your gift and make it...

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Never too late to decorate!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013

Never too late to decorate!

My friend Grace Ann at www.yoursredesigned.com writes about decorating for the entire winter season. I like that idea! You can enjoy your decor a lot longer. See her comments below. If you’re like me and discovered that you are behind in the Holiday decorating and are starting to think “why bother for only a couple of weeks?” Think about Winter decorating  instead. This way you can leave the decorations up way past Christmas without looking like you were too busy to take them down. Change up that traditional Xmas tree with the colored lights and ornaments to a Xmas tree or topiary with white lights and branches of artificial berries or sprigs of holly. Wood branches from the yard can be placed in the tree along with additional large pine cones hung from the branches instead of the ornaments. The tree then becomes decorative way past the traditional holiday season. Forget about the Santa and Reindeer motif. Work with snowmen and snowflakes instead. Those can stay until the first thaw. Silver and shining is the thing this year. Blue and icy works well, too. Remember we want to cherish the holidays not dread the hassle. Decorating for the entire winter season can help eliminate those January/February winter blahs too! And because I am so late the only photo I can take credit for is the snowman!! Peace and Blessing to you all. See you in the New Year to help you overcome the winter blahs with some color excitement. Enjoy GraceAnn – See more at:...

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Home for the Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013

Home for the Holidays!

Home for the Holidays  Kim shares some great Tablescape ideas for the Holidays www.designingkim.com/2013/12/03/home-for-the-holidays/ Christmas time is here!!  Just coming off of Thanksgiving I’m still in eating mode, so I want to share some Holiday tablescapes this week.  photo:hp://yamahahometheatre.org photo:Allyou.comphoto:villeroyandback.comphoto:sheknows.comphoto:squakfox.com...

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