{five minute friday} 15 Genius Christmas Decorating Hacks

Friday, November 27, 2015

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? We got a little jump start last weekend, but I'll be finishing up over the next few days {getting ready for my Christmas Home Tour which will be on the blog next Tuesday}. Each year it seems that our turning our home into a holiday wonderland gets a little easier because over time we've come up with some great time saving hacks! I've rounded up 15 of my favorite five minute Christmas decorating hacks, and I'd love for you to share your tips in the comments!

15 Five-Minute Christmas Decorating Hacks

{DIY with style} How I Turned an Off-the-Shelf Dollhouse Into Our Home's Mini-Me

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

When we were little, my mom created several dollhouses for my sister and me. She bought them unfinished, and then meticulously decorated and furnished them, using real carpet, tile, and linoleum remnants on the floors, and using fabric to create wallpaper for the walls. Those dollhouses were our prized possessions and I always envisioned creating a similar dollhouse for my own daughter someday.

Since I have two sons, I kind of assumed that there wouldn't be any dollhouses in my future, so how is it that I ended up turning an off-the-shelf dollhouse into our home's mini-me just days before Christmas last year?! It's a fun story...

Customize an off-the-shelf dollhouse

{five minute friday} An Easy Way to Hide Laundry Room Faucets & Hoses

Friday, November 20, 2015

Your laundry room is a hard working space, but it doesn't have to be all business and no pleasure. I find the chore of doing laundry much more bearable in a pretty space, which is why I worked hard to strike a balance between beauty and function when designing the plans for my recent laundry closet makeover

When I drew up the initial design for the space, I envisioned hanging four framed paintings above the washer and dryer, but below the cabinets. However, I quickly realized a kink in my plans... the inset in the wall with the faucets and hoses was right where I wanted the art to be. But once I get a picture in my head of how I want something to look, I'm pretty stubborn about it, so I had to find a way to hide the hoses!

How to hide laundry room faucets and hoses

{organizing with style} Tips to Make the Most of Any Laundry Space

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Whether you have a tiny laundry closet or a spacious laundry room - its job requirements are the same. This means that the smaller the space, the harder it needs to work for you! Last week I showed you my newly made over laundry closet, and shared all the stylish details, like the temporary wallpaper, the pendant light, and the abstract art. Let's be honest, though... a pretty laundry room might make the chore more bearable, but if the space isn't organized and functional, the bloom will soon be off the rose! 

Laundry Room Laundry Closet Organization

{link party} The Creative Circle - Week 42

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party - a place to share and find inspiration for your home! 

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away! Where has this year gone?! In honor of the holiday, we are planning to take next week off, so our featured picks from this week's link party will appear across all of our blogs on Thursday, December 3. And speaking of features, this week, we are MAD FOR PLAID!

Mad for Plaid

You'll find the the details of each featured project below, and be sure to link up for a chance to be featured next week!

{seasonal style} Holiday Cards that Tell Your Family's Story + A Discount Offer from Minted

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This post is sponsored by Minted, but, as always, all opinions are my own. You can ready my full disclosure policy here.

Do you still send Christmas cards in the mail? I do! It's a holiday tradition that I refuse to give up despite all the ever growing presence of social media in our lives. There is just something so wonderful about receiving cards in the mail from our friends far and wide and opening each envelope makes me smile! Sure I keep up with friends and enjoy photos of their kids and their travels on Facebook throughout the year, but there is something extra special about receiving a card in the mail that you know was intended specifically for you!

{five minute friday} Washi Tape Shelf Detail

Friday, November 13, 2015

First of all, thank you guys all so much for all the love and kind words on my One Room Challenge Laundry & Linen Closet Reveal yesterday! It's always such a great feeling to successfully reach the end of the challenge, but then it take a few days to mentally recover. I blame that for the reason that today's Five Minute Friday post is coming tonight rather than this morning like I intended. But nonetheless, I wanted to show you one of the quick and easy projects that really upped the style in our linen closet - the washi tape detail on the shelves!

5 Minute Washi Tape Shelf Detail

{link party} The Creative Circle - Week 41

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party - a place to share and find inspiration for your home! 

Whew! After some long weeks, and what felt like longer nights, I finally finished my laundry room makeover and posted the full reveal earlier this morning. Since I banished the red in our laundry closet in favor of some fabulous white brick temporary wallpaper, it seems appropriate that all of this week's features are also white! 

Cozy White Decor

You'll find the the details of each featured project below, and be sure to link up for a chance to be featured next week!

{one room challenge} Soak it All In: Laundry & Linen Closet Reveal

One Room Challenge reveal day always makes me want to jump for joy, and this time around, it also makes me want to do laundry... and that is a true feat! I am seriously giddy to show you guys the total transformation of our laundry and linen closet, so let's not waste any time! 

Laundry Room Linen Closet Design Organization

{five minute friday} Stylish & Chic Thanksgiving Place Cards

Friday, November 6, 2015

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, I thought it would be fun to round up some quick and easy ways to create place cards to help you set your table in style! In keeping with the theme of Five Minute Friday, each of these place card ideas should only take you about five minutes!

Thanksgiving Place Cards