Before I had kids, I always thought I would decorate for every holiday… then I had kids.
And real life REALLY happened.
Let’s be honest, in REAL life, I am lucky if I decorate for Christmas, and usually I only do that because of the blog… If I could get away with not doing anything, I would- I’d go to Hawaii and soak up the sun and come home when Christmas was over!!
So today’s FREE Canon sponsored printable just made me a better mother (at least nearer to the mother I thought I’d be before I had kids….) And the good news is you can be that mother too!
Basically it is a set of holiday printables that you keep in one frame and change out each month. With the printable and a cute matching colored item, you have welcomed the next holiday in to your home, without making a mess that you have to deal with for 30 days and then clean up.
I printed mine on my Canon PIXMA iP8720, on the 19″ x 13″ Matte Photo paper which is Cardstock, I love the ability to print such large prints at home. They have a really nice presence on the wall!
Here is the easiest way to make this set work for you. I bought a 19 x 13 frame on Amazon (affiliate link) this one to be exact! I printed the full set of holiday printableshttps://remodelaholic.leadpages.co/leadbox-1476719971.js, removed the glass from my frame, and stacked my 10 printables in holiday order.
To make sure you couldn’t see the other printables, I added one blank 19 x 13 sheet of paper behind the holiday print that is currently showing.
Then just put the stack in the frame, followed by the back board, and you should be set.
As each holiday winds up, all you have to do is switch the printable that is showing to the coming holiday. Just keeping things real, when I did my photo shoot to show you how easy this can be, I literally found one matching item from around the house as decor for the tray in front of the printable and didn’t change anything else out! Keep in mind, these things were literally things I just had around the house, so you don’t need to spend extra money on little dust collectors to sit next to it (unless you want to!!)
10 Free Watercolor Holiday Printables
If you want to make these flowers, the printable and tutorial are here.
Is this not the easiest thing you’ve ever done for the holiday, well besides nothing at all- LOL!! I love it!
We are so happy to be working with Canon this year to bring you all some easy do at home printer projects to make your home beautiful or your life a little bit easier and happier. Please help us share the word about these fabulous projects by sharing on Pinterest or Facebook! And check out the Canon PIXMA MG7720, it is a beautiful and USEFUL addition to any office or craft room.
See more of our Canon print-at-home projects plus all of our free printables HERE
easy gift idea – a YARDZEE yard dice game bucket!
Halloween brings one of the most awesome parties of the entire year. But really….what’s a party without fabulous decorations? Especially a Halloween party? A Halloween garland brings that missing festive look even when you did little or nothing else to decorate. It’s a really quick way to make a room or a house scream party.
Get ready for Halloween with these 20 spooktacular DIY Halloween garlands. Which one is your favorite?
25 Spooktacular DIY Halloween Garlands
DIY Toilet Paper Roll Candy Garland from thehousethatlarsbuilt.com
DIY Halloween Garland from love-the-day.com
Halloween Spider Garland from designimprovised.com
Spider Garland + Halloween Blog Hop & Link Party from ohmy-creative.com
Bat & Pom Pom Garland from iheartnaptime.net
Halloween Garlands from smallfryblog.com
Halloween Garland With Pumpkin Medallions! from bugaboocity.com
Simple Halloween Garland from kaleyann.com
Halloween Banner from thethingsshemakes.blogspot.com
Project Ghostie Garland. from wildolive.blogspot.com
Easy DIY Halloween Garlands from nobiggie.net
DIY Halloween Garland from mommycusses.com
DIY Halloween Party Decor from alydosdall.com
Next up, 13 more Halloween Garlands –>
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Candid as they come, Nicole Curtis is not one to shirk from being her authentic self. But there’s only so much you can see or reveal on TV. Well fellow Rehab Addict fans, it’s time to rejoice! Your favorite HGTV and DIY Network star is getting up close and personal in her brand new book, Better Than New: Lessons I’ve Learned from Saving Old Homes (And How They Saved Me).
Like the homes she renovates, writing Better Than New was a labor of love for Nicole that took over two years from start to finish. We had the chance to talk with Nicole about her new book and how this new creative adventure came to be. Read on to find out more and pick up your copy today!
Private Struggles, Personal Battles
So what inspired Nicole to write a book? She says, “I felt it was important to answer all the questions people have been asking over the last 7 years.” While it might look easy on TV, “there is a real struggle that happens” says Nicole.
Described as part memoir, part self-help book, Better Than New is composed of eight revealing chapters about Nicole’s personal journey and the homes she’s renovated along the way. Although she says she doesn’t have a favorite chapter, the projects she chose to write about and feature in the book are the ones closest to her heart.
Better Than New
Coming up with a fitting title for a book can be a difficult task, but not for Nicole. “It [better than new] was something my grandma always said and everything I love is always better than new. You hear people say it all the time. It just fit.”
“I see treasures where others see garbage,” says Nicole “Just the other day I found some bamboo my neighbor was throwing out and used it to fill my fall urns. Anything that can be saved and refinished is always good.”
How to Save a Life
Nicole describes the work she does restoring old homes to their former glory as “larger than life”. When starting a new project, Nicole explains, “You don’t go in with a plan. You can’t.” While we often focus on successes rather than failures, Nicole says she believes we learn more by examining and finding the life lessons in our failures.
In Better Than New you’ll find plenty of Nicole’s life lessons as a single mom and entrepreneur, as well as over 75 never-before-seen photos from her personal collection.
Find Your Fire
Transforming communities for the better is at the heart and soul of Nicole’s work. Inspired to help your own community? There’s still time to submit your project idea to the 2016 Bernzomatic Find Your Fire Community Grants program.
“Getting money for community grants has been one of the hardest things I’ve faced in my career,” says Nicole. “Bernzomatic has the made the process so easy.” Submit your project idea by October 31 for the chance to win a $15,000 grant. For more details, visit findyourfiregrants.com.
Second Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Bernzomatic/AP Images
Hello again! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, back with another mood board for your decoration inspiration. If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that copper is a big trend right now. I have to say, I’m totally on board. I love the warm, classic look it adds to any space. There’s one color combo that’s really been catching my eye though, and that is copper with mint. There’s just something about that warm metal and cool, refreshing minty green that works so well. I thought that this month, I’d put together a mood board using this beautiful color combo in a kitchen.
Mint and Copper Kitchen Inspiration
To start with, I browsed around and came up with some lovely inspiration:
Whether it’s just a hint of this great color in the accents, or a bigger commitment with the cabinets and hardware, mint and copper for the win! It’s such a refreshing and fun color combination. I really love it. Once these ideas were firmly planted in my brain, I set to work on my own design for the perfect mint and copper kitchen.
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Hello Remodelaholic readers! Colleen here from Lemon Thistle, home to DIY, home decor, printables, and parties. Today I’m excited to be back with you to share this minimal vanity for a kids room with you all. It’s slim enough to fit behind a door (without getting bumped!), fun enough to be a feature in the room, and practical to free up precious bathroom space during ‘rush hour’.
I received *’Design Mom’ the book (affiliate link) for Christmas this year and read it cover to cover twice. I loved it. One of the suggestions she had was to create space in kids rooms for them to do things that they might otherwise do things in common areas that get crowded. For us- that’s our one bathroom (seen here). She also suggested having mirrors kiddos height to help them learn independence and grooming. I loved these ideas and decided I needed to create some sort of getting ready station in the kids room. We have three year old twins and they’re at the age where they want to brush their own hair and do all their own grooming, so they’re constantly climbing up on the bathroom counter to see what they’re doing in the mirror.
The problem I was facing is that their room (we’re in a 1960’s house) although large for a secondary bedroom… is small. And with two double beds, a dresser and a double closet- there wasn’t much wall space left for anything. We’ve made great use of the space in there, so the only spot we hadn’t used yet was behind the door. It would work… but it would be tight. I didn’t just want a mirror, I wanted a small shelf or ledge where they could store items like their brushes, elastics, and anything else they might need to get ready for their day.
The solution I came up with is SO simple, it can be done in an afternoon and it won’t cost you a fortune.
How to Make a Kids Floating Vanity Station
by Colleen from Lemon Thistle
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For this project, you’ll need:
- Small Mirror (Mine is from the dollar store, it is an event centerpiece mirror, but you can also check Amazon for other options if you want something different)
- 1×4 cut to size (I used oak, see notes below)
- Small L Brackets with screws (and drywall brackets if no studs)
- Paint (I chose a grey that was slightly darker than what was on our walls) and brush
- Painters Tape
- Silicone Adhesive (or similar)
Step 1: Measure and Cut
Start by measuring the space you’d like your station to be. Cut your 1×4 to size using a chop saw or other saw. I used a piece of oak I had left from this minimal shelf I made recently. Why I chose this instead of a more affordable wood is… it’s got straight edges and true corners. I don’t have a table saw, when I want to use one I have to call around and go pick one up, bring it home, set it up, use it, pack it up and bring it back (to a family member of a family member no less). It’s not ideal. So saving the step of ripping down the edges was worthwhile for me. Plus I like the harder wood for stability with the short screws. Give the edges a light sand, you’re painting it so you don’t need to sand it crazy well.
Step 2: Paint
Next, tape off the shape you would like to paint, press your tape down really well to prevent bleeding.
Then, use your level and hang your L brackets. We bought a giant pack of the tiny ones when we were building our built in shelving unit, so I used those BUT you could definitely get bigger ones if you rather. I put the two that would be hidden by the shelf (upside down) on at this step, then added the other one in the middle when I installed the shelf.
Paint out your shape including the installed brackets and screws. I did two coats. While you’re at it, paint your shelf two coats. The paint I chose is from Para Paint and it’s called F-Stop.
Step 3: Install the Mirror and Shelf
Give it time to dry, then install the shelf. Add extra brackets if you feel like it needs them. Then, paint over the screws if you want. I like that the L brackets leave a bit of space between the wall and the shelf (the thickness of the bracket metal) to slip the mirror in to look like one unit. I used a silicone adhesive (GE Iron Grip) to install the mirror. It’s the same stuff we used to install our hammered steel backsplash. Just make sure to apply pressure for 30 seconds to a minute before calling it done. I added a little silver creamer for elastics and hairclips. I considered using the silicone adhesive to attach this to the shelf as well, but we’ll see if there’s enough spills to make this worthwhile. (You could also use removable 3M picturing hanging strips for the mirror.)
It’s been up for a while now and it’s a total hit. Even my son is wanting to comb his own hair. And my daughter spends SO much time combing her hair in front of it. They love having a mirror their height and I love that I can send them with a cloth to go wash their faces and they actually get all the PB off their cheeks.
Don’t forget to pin this to save it for later!
More smart organizing ideas for kids:
Keep books organized and accessible with wall pocket shelves
organize toys, books, and more with a DIY toy cubby shelf
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Residential window cleaning is a hassle-free service for home-owners. Over time, a bunch of dirt and gunk accumulate on the windows of your residence. Unless you have a ton of free time and some of your own equipment, you likely do not have plans to undertake a window cleaning undertaking on your own. Individuals work hard enough throughout the week. There are few people around that wish to invest their spare time on the weekend breaks washing their windows. That is why you should call a cleaning service provider that can deal with this time consuming and challenging job for you.
Do not go with just any company. There are a lot of different service providers out there. As a satisfied home owner, you should have a business that will provide you professional service. Look for a residential window cleaning contractor that gives you a convenient signed price quote at your own convenience. Some contractors do not give you too much details to go on. Do not get left uniformed in terms of practical prices and premium service.
The Meaning of Landscaping
Enhance the visual appearance of (an area) by transforming its contours, including ornamental features, or planting trees and shrubs.
” the website has actually been tastefully designed”.
What is Landscape Layout?
Landscape design is not something that anybody should be scared of, if you have an idea for your landscape or yard space you will certainly be able to make it reality with a little bit of research study as well as need to create something attractive.
As a possible Landscape Designer you should be aware that your backyard work of art is going to be a living and also expanding thing that will certainly alter as the plants grow and also establish, the atmosphere changes through the season as well as you and your family use the space you have created. You will certainly likewise expand as an individual as well as landscaper as you learn through the experience and also as a direct result of your individual growth and self-confidence in your ability your landscaping suggestions as well as layouts will likewise progress drastically.
However you choose to Landscape your yard the priority is constantly to develop something that you like, it will certainly be your space as well as you will develop something that is visually pleasing, useful and also inevitably a landscape that helps you and also for your garden.
Exactly what are the Landscaping Elements?
The first step in any type of style process is to place the ‘Elements’ in place for your Landscaping Area, obviously this adjustments for each single task as a result of the dimension of your area, the level of the ground, the problems of the website as well as the dirt and also just what is currently there as well as could need to be worked about.
You, as the landscaper, should rest and draw a harsh plan of your space and location in any type of fixed feature that you may be required to function about (eg. a manhole cover). I would suggest doing a harsh range map of the area you have offered to operate in. It does not have to be elegant however a strategy that is easy for you to service and visualise your landscaping concepts.
When you have your basic strategy (make sure you make a couple of copies) you can begin to arrange the hardscape products and plants. Hardscape and also Plants are referred to as functions.
Attributes are anything that can be physically explained by the visual top qualities of:
Line – Form – Colour – Texture – visual weight.
These are the Components of Landscaping Layout.
Exactly what are the Landscaping Principles?
The principles of Landscaping are the guidelines that we use to prepare as well as organise the features to create a lovely landscape, the basic ideas of landscape composition are percentage (always bear in mind that plants expand with time), order (remember size and also colour), repetition (just how huge or small a space perform with to cover with a certain effect), and also unity (will certainly they and do they interact).
Understanding the Elements as well as Concepts of Landscaping Layout is the standard structure of all landscaping Design, at this phase you just have to put your concepts down and think about what you want to produce.
If you are brand new to landscape style do not be afraid, simply use your thoughts, suggestions and also what you are intending to produce to your design as well as manage the information as you research as well as progress further into your landscaping experience.