:: Friday Five Things ::

What are your weekend plans? I’m thinking of taking care of some of my home projects. I finally drafted the plans for our future remodel which I will be sharing with you hopefully soon. In the mean time here are five things you could do this weekend. Have a good one all!

#1 It’s cold out there so get cozy. This bathroom is so inspiring to me. It shows how with the right accessories you can have a spa of your very own. Treat yourself. photo via the highest heels

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#2 Get a cozy yet stylish new outfit. I’m in love with boyfriend sweaters. Outfit info via the fashion cuisine

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#3 Sip rose from these diamond glasses. via shopstyle

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#4 Add a multi functioning furniture piece to your home. I love this convertible tufted sofa. via dot and bo
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#5 Bake something. There is nothing like the smell of choclate chip cookie in the house. recipe via foodie crush

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Oh and here’s one bonus idea! Get in on the Decorator in a Box New Years Sale. This month get 20% off any design even a al carte options. It’s financially savvy!

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Design Quick Tip :: Last Minute Wrap

Your children are at their last day of school before break. It’s time to get your wrapping on. That’s what I was doing this morning before heading to the pick up line. I realized I had not purchased any Christmas wrapping paper. Plan B dig in the craft cabinet. Luckily I keep white and brown butcher paper on hand. It works great for birthday wrap, large painting and color projects. Here is how my impromptu butcher wrap turned out.

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The gifts wrapped in white are for my daughter from my husband and I. I made white butcher paper cute by adding yarn with beads and feathers we already had. Now the Santa paper has to be different and using items that don’t look like Mom would do this. I feel like Santa has more of an old timey style. That’s why I used the brown butcher paper with green bakers string (why am I suddenly hungry for meat and bread??). Everyone knows Santa loves to hand out candy canes, so I topped his gifts off with a green and red cane (hungry again). Oh and don’t forget to write differently on these with a read crayon. The swirlier the better, because Santa isn’t an architect. That’s it. The only thing I wish I had to add to these was washi tape instead of Scotch. So…before you run to the store for last minute wrap check what you already have. Look for anything red, green or sparkly.

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Merry Christmas All! See you in 2016!!

Xo, Annie

Friday Five :: Oh So Merry Holiday Ideas

Have a great and cozy weekend all! Here is your Friday five…

Xo, Annie

#1 Go scope out the neighborhood lights in your PJ’s with hot cocoa. photo via your cozy home

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#2 Don’t have room for a tree in your quaint apartment? That’s ok here are some great tree alternatives via domino.

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#3 DIY these beautiful frozen votive holders for your holiday bash. Cranberries would also be pretty too. via charmangelove tumblr.

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#4 Sip on this Moscow Mule while wrapping up gifts. recipe via beard & bonnet

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#5 Stay warm with your Keep The North Cold stocking hat. Designed for Aslov Finlayson by Wit and Delight creator. If you haven’t followed her blog yet you are missing out. All sales benefit Climate Generation. My has is on it’s way!Screenshot-2015-10-19-09.07.53

Inspired Space :: Vintage Vibe Christmas

I hope you all had a nice long relaxing weekend. I know your thinking about the tree if you haven’t put one up yet. I have always been drawn to a less is more Christmas. Decorations that are or look handmade feel very cozy. I think the goal is to make it look how our Great Grandparents Christmas would have. Decorating with as little plastic as possible. The only exception to this rule would be of course a retro Christmas in your mid-century home. That is a different story. Get as plastic as you want and have fun with it. With a non modern home I recommend a less is more and natural approach. Think potted tree in a bucket or basket. Lots of garland draped on windows and gingerbread homes. This room says it all for me….

Xo, Annie

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Four Days of Tablescapes :: Day 3

Alright, Thanksgiving is tomorrow…so I made this one easy for ya. I call it ” All You Need Is Eucalyptus”. Yup, that’s all.  All you need is eucalyptus + low white vase + candlesticks. You probably already have the candles and vase at home. If you find yourself with a little spare time I recommend creating a eucalyptus garland backdrop. See the full tutorial via Homey oh my!

Xo, Annie

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Four Days of Tablescapes :: Day 2

 

Alright, if the day one tablscape was a bit too simple for you here is another option. This idea gives you a d.i.y project, but an easy one. As long as you keep your fingers out of the line of hot glue…ouch. Visit your local craft store for a plane straw wreath + wood balls + hot glue + white candle. Then add eucalyptus or olive leaves for the finishing touch. Simply glue the wood balls to the wreath making a beautifully modern chic candle wreath. See the full tutorial via Bildschoenes blog. Happy hot gluing your way to a super chic table decor.

Xo, Annie

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photo via Bildschoenes

Four Days of Tablescapes :: Day 1

Thanksgiving is just four days away. Just the cleaning and grocery shopping is a lot of work. Sometimes the tablescape becomes an after thought. That is why I’m going to bring you four days of tablescapes. These will be simple and lovely ideas that can be thrown together last minute. You may even have some of these items already around the house or backyard. The Day 1 table I call “less is more”. This idea is from Julie Blanner. The recipe is white candles + apples + eucalyptus seed = pretty and simple tablescape. Lay and cluster all of this in the middle of the table for an elegant look. See the full tutorial on Julie’s blog here.

Xo, Annie

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photo and styling via Julie Blanner

Rustic Modern Tabletop Recipe

 

Thanksgiving is upon us. Is your table ready? Here is a recipe for a simple and affordable table top. Some of these items are already on sale! With some greenery, votive’s, linens and the right plates your table can become rustic modern and chic.

 

Do you need help with your tablescape? It’s not too late to get my help. I will create a custom look that meets your budget and style for $75. Contact me to get started.

Xo, Annie

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