3 holiday decorating tips for the last minute…

It’s the week before Christmas, and the count down is on! If you’re one of the many who still need to get some decorating done quickly, here are my top threee decorating tips to help you get it done.

The key is to prioritize your decorating by the areas that will provide the greatest impact. Start with first impressions your guests will have from the time they arrive at your home…

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Inspirational Holiday Decorating Ideas with Garlands and Wreaths

Today is a good day! I have some holiday greens I purchased from the Boy Scouts being delivered. One of my favorite greenery pieces is the garland. There are so many things you can do with garlands, and the most important place to start decorating is your entry way!

Garlands and wreaths are a quick, simple and classy way to decorate for the holidays in a short amount of time. Below are ideas for using them, and you can customize them to match your style with additional layers and garnishes as time allows. Garlands and wreaths are a great place to start, and if you only have time to hang the greenery, you will still have beautiful holiday decorations!

Time to Dress the Turkey and Your Table

As discussed this week on the Pete and Brenda lifestyle talk radio show. Last week we talked about dressing up your dining room for the holidays, and this week as we are getting closer to Thanksgiving, we discuss dressing up your table.

Dress Up Your Dining Room for Delicious Dinners…

As major dinner holidays are approaching, this is a great time to think about dressing up your dining room for delicious dinners. You may not use your formal dining room very often, but it’s an important place to provide great memories around eating memorable dinners, whether it’s with your kids and family or your good friends. A larger dining table that can seat at least 8 people is a treasure to have, and it’s worth dressing up the room to create elegance and formality that add to the special memories that are created there!

Focus on the Fireplace

With a chill in the air and Thanksgiving coming around the corner, this is a great time to start thinking about sprucing up your fireplace area. Here are some tips for fireplace facelifts or just sprucing up with accessories, as well as arranging your floor plan to highlight your fireplace as a great architectural feature, and create an intimate seating arrangement for your warm, cozy fireplace…

Additional types of window coverings that can provide energy savings

This blog is a continuation of last week’s radio show and blog, on the Pete and Brenda radio show, where we discussed achieving energy savings with shade and blind products. This week we discuss…
– Custom fabric window treatments
– Outdoor drapery and awnings

Follow Up to blog on “Money Saving Tips for Creating Summer Table Center Pieces”

Previously I blogged about the creative process for designing my niece’s wedding table center pieces. This blog contains the pictures of the actual table center pieces that resulted after incorporating her ideal “wants” list.

Money Saving Tips for Creative Summer Center Pieces

My niece, who is getting married this summer, asked for my help with the center pieces for her wedding. This blog includes an example of a process for designing any centerpiece whether it’s for your home or a larger event, and also some money saving ideas, which are especially important if you have several tables to decorate.

Outdoor Rooms— A great trend for expanding your living space

Tips for creating a dramatic, sophisticated and comfortable space outside that will draw you out and welcome your friends and family

4 R’s of Spring Interior Decorating

4 R’s of Spring Interior Decorating
– Rearrange
– Reduce Clutter
– Renew and Reuse