Posts tagged 'holidays'
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.
This is a little bit of a different round up today. While I do want to show you some cool things I found for the Earth Day theme I also want us to keep in mind what the purpose of this day is all about: Being mindful of your carbon footprint and getting outside to appreciate our great Mother Earth. So in conjunction with some steals from around the web I've done a small round up of some eco/earth friendly projects for you to tackle this weekend to celebrate Earth Day!
No matter how you are decorating your home for the holiday season this year, I always feel that the one thing that really brings everything together isn’t necessarily the Christmas tree, but what’s found underneath: Presents! Beautifully-wrapped Christmas presents, in my opinion, really are the best holiday decoration you can incorporate into your home. It’s usually the first place where anybody looks when they come over, and people will definitely notice if they’re wrapped up nicely. I know that for some, it may seem silly because these presents will simply be torn into by the end of the month, and all that time and meticulous detail that was put into the perfection of present wrapping is destroyed in a matter of seconds. However, not only will the recipient truly appreciate the work that was put into the gift before tearing up your masterpiece and probably comment on how nice it looks, they truly will enhance your home.
Do you love prancing around your home and seeing the presence of Christmas around you? Me too! That’s why I was struggling with the decision of not putting up a tree, but craving to display our ornaments and put up some holiday decor to infuse our home with Christmas anticipation. I needed to focus! So, I narrowed down my projects and decided to concentrate on the dining table, fireplace area and front door.
Well Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is on the way, and before you know it Christmukkah will be here with its BFF New Years Eve. What do you do with all those decorations? From the plastic pumpkins and skulls to the decorative fall leaf wreaths and the oodles and oodles of special holiday themed wrapping paper? When you're low on storage space like me you have to get a little inventive with your storage solutions for your once a year decorations!
There is just something so invigorating to me about fall. I love everything about it, the occasional rain, a slight chill in the air, and the holidays that come with it. It's the only season I actually make an effort to welcome into my home decor every year. I went on a googling mission to find autumn-themed DIY projects that not only bring nature indoors but incorporate fallish things in a stylish way. Here are 3 simple projects that involve stuff you have around the house and a few things from Mother Nature.
Fall is almost here! I can feel a shift in the weather (aka no more searing heat), I don't have to burn holes in my wallet by cranking the A/C down, there is less usage of my Coolerest Sleep Pad, and I finally feel like I can cuddle up with a warm cup of hot coca and a soft throw around a fireplace (check out these electric fireplaces if you live in an apartment or home without a fireplace set-up). I went searching for a couple of throws that I could see myself using this season. The throw I'm currently using are quite old and dingy, no matter how many times I wash it. These throws actually go from lightest to heaviest (completely unintentional I promise) which is funny because I can totally see myself trading throws each month as the year gets colder since in Texas it doesn't truly cool off for a few more weeks.