Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fall into Winter Outfit

Like it or not it's getting colder by the day. It's time to break out our winter clothes and embrace the change of seasons. One thing that's helping me with the transition is an amazing new pair of Frye boots. I've been eyeing this particular pair for years now (I'm clearly not an impulse buyer), and I finally took the plunge and made the purchase. After deliberating what to wear them with, I decided that pairing this style of boot with skinny jeans and an over-sized chunky sweater is definitely the way to go. A simple shirt and coat finish off this comfortable outfit. Throw on a small crossbody bag and classic Ray-Bans and you're ready to brave the elements. Who knew that pretty new boots were all that's needed to make winter a little more bearable?
Fall into Winter Outfit

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Those of you who are responsible for hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year are probably hard at work preparing today. Once you have a moment to step away from the kitchen, it's time to focus on setting the table! With a little creativity, you can "wow" guests with a Thanksgiving-themed tablescape. To create a seasonal centerpiece, start with a simple vase and fill it with small pumpkins, gourds, or branches with colored leaves. For a longer table gather the same items in multiple smaller vases and space them out along the center of the table. Stick with fall colors if you opt for a tablecloth and do the same with your placemats and napkins.

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for reading!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Decorate with Ladders

Decorating with ladders is a great way to instantly give your space a vintage feel. If you've got an old ladder lying around then you're in luck. If not, flea markets and garage sales are the best places to find a used ladder with a lot of character.

Lean your newfound decor piece against a wall for an instant shelf. Use it as a place to hang neckalaces, shoes, clothes, or anything else that needs a home. With slightly more effort, a ladder can be hung on a wall and used as a shelf for photos, art, or other slim items (hang it either horizontally or vertically depending on your available wall space). Ladders can also be attached to chain or rope and hung horizontally from the ceiling. Try this in your kitchen as a piece to hold all of your stray pots and pans. Folding ladders are great when used as a freestanding piece of furniture. Place small floral arrangments on each step for a touch of color.

Photo: A Beach Cottage
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Paper Wedding Centerpieces

What better way to hang onto the memory of your wedding day then to create centerpieces and bouquets made of paper? Believe it or not paper flowers can look just as beautiful as fresh flowers, and the best part is they will never wilt.

Use colored paper to coordinate with your wedding color scheme. Add a bit of sparkle by placing a gem, pearl, or bead in the center of each flower. Go for a more eclectic look by making your flowers with newspaper, patterned paper, or the pages of an old book. Send them home with guests afterwards to re-use as unique home decor that will last far beyond your wedding day!

Photo: Folio Love
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Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings
Photo: The Bride's Cafe