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It's a new year which means you have 365 new days and 365 new chances to have the best year ever.
I put together my best tips to rock the new year below. Watch the video for all the deets and here are links to the products in case you want to give them a try.
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1. Plan Your Year
2.Choose a Word of the Year
3. Create Healthy Habits and not resolutions
4. Take Care of You this Year
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After you put up all the lights, take down the tree, and tuck everything into it's spot in the attic, things sort of look a little empty,. right.
Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year. But I am hear to tell you that we are about to enter the next best thing.
I am officially calling that awkward time between Christmas and Spring, the most coziest time of the year.
Why? It's chilly outside, the snow is falling, things are slowing down. I'm here to tell you my favorite ideas for making your home look and feel cozy and transition from Christmas to winter.
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1. Bring the Outside In
Now, I'm not talking about bringing the snow inside. What I am saying is to bring the colors that show up in your winter landscape outside inside of your home.
The first step is to go through your Christmas Decor and get rid of anything that screams Christmas like reds, santa, etc.
Switch them out with colors like white, browns, blues will help you transition from Christmas to Winter.
What do you think about this color palette.
2. Neutrals and Classic Designs are your friend
After Christmas I love to bring out my neutral every day decor and mix it in with my winter decor. I love neutrals because they are great filler for when you just don't know what to put out.
Monograms are also great to bring out after Christmas to add in to your winter Decor
3. Let's Get Cozy
When it's cold outside, what's the first thing you want to do. Curl up with a blanket right.
Here's a tip, go your favorite store like Walmart or Target and check the clearance section. I found a buffalo plaid blanket that was in the Christmas collection marked down for Christmas Clearance for only $15. I also found a burgundy blanket on clearance for $8.75. Blankets are good to drape across a chair or bed. I also think blanket ladders are really trendy, they are practical and they can add dimension to an empty space.
Here's a really nice one that's under $30
Another option is to change up your sofa by adding in pillows. Have you heard of pillow cover inserts.
These are basically pillow covers that you can change out at any time and change up your decor.
Here is one of my favorites.
Looking for the perfect topper for your Christmas Tree.
Why not make a bow.
It's not nearly as hard as you would think.
All you need is:
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Follow the steps in this video on how to make a Christmas Tree Topper
Christmas is right around the corner and if you are like me you have a lot on your to do list.
So we are taking some of the heavy load off and giving you our best ideas for some of the people on your Christmas List.
This week we are hooking you up with the best gifts ideas for new and old home owners.
Here are my top picks:
1.Home Sweet Home Christmas ornament
Shop Home Sweet Home Ornaments Here
2. Personalized Door Hanger
Shop Monogram Door Hanger Here
3 Cozy Blanket
Shop Blanket Here
4. Tiered Tray Bundle
Tiered trays are super trendy this year. Hobby Lobby has their trays half off every other week. This is my favorite right now.
You can pair the tray with this beautiful Home Sweet Home Tray set.
Shop Home Tiered Tray Here
5. Custom Cutting Board/Wine
Because who doesn't love wine paired with a cheese spread.
I love these personalized boards from True Mementos www.etsy.me/3iFlleK
I love these candles from Smith& Co Candles. They smell awesome and I love their farmhouse packaging.
Shop Candle Here
How cute are these toilet paper roll friends. The best thigs about them is I bet you have most of the supplies to make them at home already,
Scrapbook paper/Construction Paper optional
Download file for Flower, Butterfly amd Bunny and watch the video below to see how to make this craft
Need more activities for your kiddos.
If you like it put a pin on it!
I don’t know about you but I’m ready for Spring!
And what screams Spring better than a bouquet of flowers in a mason jar!
I painted this one live over on facebook to ship you just how easy it is.
Check it out !
Supplies to make this beautiful sign:
Floral Mason Jar Kit
- - I used :
- Coral mixed with light pink
- Light pink
- Purple mixed with lilac
- Mint mixed with white
Glue to attach 3D pieces (Loctite or Gorilla Glue)
If you want to make your own, grab the kit here
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Grab the finished sign here
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What would the world be like if kindness was sprinkled around everyday like confetti.
Check out these 30 Ways to Spread Kindness Everyday!
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Any Holiday where you can eat all the chocolate and get pretty flowers. I’m here for 🙌🏾
This year, I convinced my husband aka Mr. Frugal that we should something special.
But he had one condition, we needed to find the best deal possible in order to truly treat ourselves.
So I scoured the internet and found the best deals for us and of course you and your boo to do it big this Valentines Day.
Apple Bee's- Have a cocktail with your sweetie. Their drink of the month Vodka Strawberry Lemonade is pink and only one dollar
Auntie Annie's has buy one get one free heart shaped pretzels
California Pizza Kitchen has a "Sweet Deal for Two" for $35.00. You can also get your pizza in the shape of a heart for free.
Chili's is offering a $25 meal for two and a special on $5 cocktails
If you can't get a babysitter don't just stay in. Take the kids to CiCi's and get a free kids meal with a adult meal.
Dairy Queen has a Free Double Fudge Cookie Dough Blizzard
Hungry Howie’s is offering a one topping heart shape pizza for $7.99
McAllister's - Kids eat free with a dine in or carry out order. UP to two free meals allowed
Stay in and order McDonalds using Door Dash and get $5 off of $15 with code LOVEMCD
Papa Johns -Get a heart-shaped pizza for $11 with promo code VALENTINE.
O'Charley's has a $39 meal for two
Deals may vary by location
If you’ve waited til the last minute for a cute valentines gift for your boss, co-workers, friends, or your kids classroom and there are slim pickings at the Wally World, don’t worry I got you girl!
This cute free printable and a bag of chips is all you need to create a cute thoughtful Valentines treat!
The thing that I love about this idea is that it is good for guys or girls. Imaging giving you boss a card that says you are extra special.
While he or she may be special that could create an awkward moment that you were not quite looking for.
This gift is super simple. You can make a set of 15 in less than 30 minutes.
Here are the supplies you will need
Bag of chips
Printable Tags- Click the link to print yours now!
I finished mine with a bow to add a little bit of extra cuteness.
Let me know how yours turned out
If you like it you should put a Pin on it. :)
Did you know you can put almost anything in a jar and it will look adorable. They are awesome home made gift ideas They are great teachers, neighbors, and friends.
Hot Cocoa Mason Jar
Here's what you'll need per 1 Pint Jar:
- 1/2 Cup of Sugar
- 4 Table spoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 cup crushed peppermint or mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate Chips
- Add the layers in a 1 pint mason jar. Screw the lid on tight and decorate as desired.
For individual servings, pour 1 cup whole milk (or your favorite milk alternative) into a microwave-safe mug, and microwave on high just until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix, and stir to dissolve.
For a larger batch of cocoa, warm 1/2 gallon of the milk in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, taking care not to let the milk boil; as it warms, stir in 2 tablespoons of mix for each cup of milk.
Grab items your teacher would love. I chose gum, advil, hand sanitizer, chapstick and I threw in a gift card to her favorite store. Tie a bow and there you go. How Cute.
Grab candy that's red or has a red wrapper and drop them in your mason jar. Take a piece of black ribbon and weave it throw a soda can top. This will make your buckle for Santa's suit. Use hot glue to secure the ribbon and you are done!
Grab the printable that I used on these gifts for free at the link below.
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