Posts tagged 'candles'
I know I don't always post on Saturdays but I wanted to share a little bit of my special day with you all. Today I'm turning 25. Happy Birthday to me! Among other perks that come with a birthday, one of my favorite parts is the decorating of the party. I've had a couple of ideas for my party that I want to make sure to execute before the big event this evening.
Just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't have an inviting glow about your house. With all these things I've rounded up you can have the glow without the added heat, because trust me, in Texas, we don't need any extra heat. Adding a candle or lantern to a room just adds another layer of comfort and warmth, or bring votives and lanterns outside for a beautiful evening glow on your patio. By this time of the year, the fireplace industry has hit a slump due to lack of demand for heating devices, but here's the good news they start really dropping prices when summer approaches. It's kind of like buying bathing suits in the winter, or Christmas lights in the spring; you always find the best deals when things are in their off-season. Anyways I digress, instead of trying to add a glow with real wood and flame, you can add a visual glow with an electric fireplace and leave the actual heat setting off.
There’s no denying the ambiance and beauty of candlelight. They are an incredible addition to decor when lit, but on their own, well… not so much. When displaying candles, a thoughtful presentation is a worthy consideration. Candle holders do more than catch wax and keep the house from burning down. There are also some ways to arrange candles to get the “wow” factor when they are lit.
If you plan on staying home this New Year’s Eve, whether it’s to have a small get together with a few close friends or throw an extravagant New Year’s Eve bash, don’t forget that one of the most important details to pay attention to is the decorations. Depending on your style and the look of the decor in your home, there are so many ways to spruce things up for the last night of 2011.
It’s that time of year again when it’s time to make your home a little more festive and ready for the holidays. My husband Joe and I celebrate Christmas, so that means breaking out our box of red and green decor and other fun Christmas decorations and trinkets. Although I love the fun colors of Christmas decorations, it is often difficult to incorporate the whole “red and green” theme into the normal color scheme of our home. It sort of clashes, and by sort of, I mean a lot. If you’re like me and the look and feel of your home doesn’t really go too well with traditional Christmas decorating, consider a winter white theme.
The holiday's are upon us. Are you planning on hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year? Worried you're going to screw up? Me too, but here are some ideas to distract from the fact you may have caught the kitchen on fire, or if we're lucky they will help prevent it altogether!