Have you heard of “One Word”?
The basic idea of the One Word movement is to lose the long list of New Year’s Resolutions we strangle ourselves with each year and pick one word to focus on for the next 12 months.
In 2014, the word I chose was PEACE. In 2015, I can’t even remember the word I chose (shows how much of an impact I made THAT year, eh?!) and in 2016, I chose the word WELL.
Enter 2017. To be honest, I struggled with choosing a good word to use this year, because I just felt like, since the arrival of the twins, life is just so FULL. It’s full of wonderful things and not-so-wonderful things, but it’s full nevertheless. How on earth could I get to a quiet place where I can focus on one word when there’s so much commotion?
And then, it hit me. FULL. There’s my word.
We’re already past the half-way point of January, y’all! Can you believe it?! Time is just a flyin’!
So I figured it was time to get a bit of Valentine’s Day decor up and running. May I present, the 2017 Valentine’s Day Holiday Shelf:
As with everything else, my goal these days is always simplicity. But I wanted to mix a few different mediums on this one, as well.
Readers, you are long due for a tour of our living room. Yes, I have almost finished the redo, but there are a few little things that I just haven’t gotten to yet, and they are holding me up! I’m hoping to get everything finalized to share with you soon! But in the meantime, when Julie Austin asked to share a post on living room decorating ideas, I thought maybe I might get even more ideas for ours! HA! And I was most certainly right! Check it out…
The living room is called the living room for a reason. It’s that part of your home where you can just sit back and enjoy comfortable hours of leisure time with your friends and family. You can watch long hours of television on a snowy day even take a nap every day for some time.
Therefore, your living room should be a room which would display tons of comfort and an atmosphere of tranquility. Often we tend to confuse how we should go about decorating the living room with how we should not go over budget at the same time. Check out these 5 amazing ideas to decorate your living room as per your desire!
Contemporary color patterns are always fun. Home décor experts consider decorating the living room to be the best room in your home; you can get as creative as you want!
From wall hangings to decoration pieces; from bookshelves to furniture; you can experiment with it all. However, you need to make sure that the overall look of your living room does not go out of proportion, as this will get awkward.
Our twins just celebrated their 5-month-old birthday yesterday – time is flying! Even though I’m trying to hold on to all the little moments, I’m also excited for all the fun times to come! One thing I’m really looking forward to doing with them is getting crafty! So when Annabelle Short contacted me about sharing a post on the best ribbon projects for kids, well, I started dreaming of doing crafts with ribbons with the girls! So fun! Here are her fantastic ideas:
Whether you purchase ribbons already hemmed and cut or make your own from strips of fabric, there are a lot of fun projects you can make with kids. You might want to begin by having a “round table think tank” meeting with kids who just may have some really creative ideas.
Even pre-school children can create ribbon projects with a bit of glue, styrofoam forms and colorful ribbons. Some of the best ribbon projects you can make with your kids include:
- Ribbon dolls
- Wind socks
- Whimsical creatures
- Native American dream catchers
- Floral Bouquets
- Book Marks – Ribbon Projects for the Younger Set
When inclement weather has your pre-school kids looking for things to do, start with the simplest of ribbon projects. For example, toddlers can make bookmarks using ribbon about six inches long. For this project use buttons or bit of jewelry that lost their mates like earrings kids can glue or sew to the top of the ribbon. They can also use small ribbon bows attached to the top of each bookmark.
- Ribbon Dolls
Ribbon dolls are another project kids love to make. Cut a pantyhose leg about five inches in length. Have kids stuff the open end with cloth scraps or paper from the shredder. Give them about two inches of ribbon to tie off the open end. This becomes the “head” of the doll. They can cut ribbon into small strips to make “hair.” Create a neck with about two to three inches of ribbon an inch down from the doll’s head. Tie the ribbon at the neck so it looks like a bow tie. Tie off legs with narrow ribbon strips. Glue buttons to the body to make a “suit.”
Y’all know I normally do a “Top 5 Posts” post at the beginning of each month, looking back at the previous month to see what was most popular around here! Well, I figured I’d stop and see what the top 5 posts were for all of 2016! Are you ready?!
1. The Top 10 Creative Ways to Use Concrete in Your House – This was a fantastic post on a variety of creative ways concrete can be used in home decor!