holiday home tour

December 7, 2012

we decked the halls! keeping with my thanksgiving/winter mood, i wanted everything cozy mixed with some festive-holiday cheer, if you are still in the midst of decorating your homes, here are are six tips…

tip #1: if you don’t have a chandelier, pot rack, or stairwell to hang decorations on – use a small rope or twine, attach to the corners of your window moldings with a tiny tiny nail, and hang items on the rope. you can also hang the rope/twine across a wall with the same philosophy. this works great for stringing stockings, wreaths, pomanders, or any christmas ornament that you can attach the ornament with ribbon or string – even a traditional hook!

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DIY: yarn-wrapped letters

December 7, 2012

hey friends! i have a very simple, DIY holiday craft for you today. this idea could be used in so many ways! using brown kraft letters, i chose to spell “merry” and wrapped the letters in ombre-style yarn colors. then, i displayed the finished letters on our fireplace mantle.

you could use the words: joy, frost, noel… omgoodness, the list could go on and on! or! you could use the first letter of your name, or! choose a different time of year – say, valentine’s day and do love, sweet, heart! {see what i’m saying: endless ideas!}

for the full do-it-yourself-tutorial, head over to Mom’s Best Netowrk today!

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home tour

December 4, 2012

i’ve learned in the past sixteen months since we started our boston-adventure that i look forward to moving. new spaces excite me, and i welcome the change. i am addicted to de-cluttering. the less we own, the more simple a room is, the better. just like the excitement that comes with the changing of seasons. i like new walls, new paint, new rooms, and even new neighbors! {not to offend my utah neighbors, we relish the idea of going back to our exact neighborhood if possible one day!!!} i just enjoy meeting new people. don’t get me wrong, buying a home can be a stressful process but the whole excitement and experience of moving into a new environment,

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as my pom pom obsession continues {i currently keep my baskets of yarn right next to the fireplace for creating where it’s warm!}, i have kept the trend going by making neutral pom pom garlands to mix with my holiday decor this season. i shared a garland with you earlier this year, but if you are interested in learning how to make one of your own – you can find the DIY tutorial right here on design mom today.

after you check out the tutorial — follow @see_jane on instagram, re-post the pom-pom image found there today, hash tag #seejanepompom, and leave a comment below for a chance to win one of TWO of the garlands!

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do you have one, or more pictures hanging on the walls of your home that are always just a little crooked? each time you walk past it you adjust it? unless you were lucky enough to find some thing like mounted prints at Bumblejax for example, then you probably answered yes to those questions, i am sharing one easy tip with you today about how to cure this problem.

using sticky removable mounting squares seen below, you simply take one square, or more if the picture is bigger/heavier and needs more strength to hold it in place. place it on the bottom corners of the frame or wall art and voila! your artwork will now stay securely in place without any damage to the wall when it’s time to take it down.

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…those are all the styles/feelings/words i had in mind when i briefly redecorated our home for November. not to offend thanksgiving {or any of you!}, but i’ve never been a big fan of traditional thanksgiving/fall/november decor. maybe this is why i like to go straight from halloween decor to christmas. ???

although we have one christmas tree up, i still wanted to focus on the month feeling cozy, and natural. a very inviting home. with a neutral color palette.

so, i kept things very simple. using pine cones, birch logs, plants, furry blankets, and… more pine cones. take a look:

a few of these items you can add to your homes by one walk in nature,

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