Beautiful and Free Samsung Frame TV Digital Art

Beautiful and Free Samsung Frame TV Digital Art

Like most homes, we have a TV, well a few of them. And we’ve been enjoying the Samsung Frame TV for many years now. If I have to have a large rectangle as a focal point on my wall, I love the fact that I can customize the art that is shown on it (when it’s not being used). The TV comes with a lot of stock art, you can display family/personal photos, you can buy art from Etsy, and you can also upload free artwork to the TV as well. As you know, I love to decorate and design our home as well as add seasonal touches and changes. So being able to change out my Frame TV art is nice, but it could get costly. Which is why I’m so excited to show you how to add beautiful and free Samsung Frame TV digital art.


Beautiful and Free Samsung Frame TV Digital Art

One of my favorite go-to resources for artwork, handmade cards, graphic design, invitations, etc. is The Graphics Fairy. This site offers a ton of free images to use for personal use, and you may also subscribe for a monthly or annual subscription to have unlimited access to all the files as well as project ideas, and video tutorials each week. I did a search on vintage fall landscapes and found several images that I liked and then I saved them to a thumb drive and loaded them onto my Frame TV. I instantly knew which one I liked best with my mantel design and now I have free fall artwork above my fireplace. If you have a Samsung Frame TV, here are the instructions to load your own beautiful and free Samsung Frame TV digital art.


Beautiful and Free Samsung Frame TV Digital Art

Beautiful and Free Samsung Frame TV Digital Art

  1. Find an image that you want to display on your TV.
  2. Right click, and ‘save image as’.
  3. Save the image to your computer and remember the location.
  4. Open www.Canva.com and click the purple button ‘Create a design’ and then ‘Custom size’.
  5. Type in this size – 3840 pixels by 2160 pixels and then ‘Create new design’.
  6. A blank canvas will load. Click the ‘Uploads’ button along the left-side and browse to your saved image.
  7. Once uploaded into Canva, you can drag it onto your blank canvas.
  8. When you’re happy with how it looks, click the ‘Download’ button (upper right corner).
  9. Select the jpg file type, select page 1, and then ‘Download’ button.
  10. Download the canva image onto your computer, remember where you saved it and what you named it.
  11. Insert a thumb drive into your computer and copy the image to the thumb drive.
  12. Insert the thumb drive in the right side of the Samsung box and follow Samsung’s instructions.

Beautiful and Free Samsung Frame TV Digital Art

Beautiful and Free Samsung Frame TV Digital Art

Once you go through the steps a few times, it will be second nature and you will be able to quickly and easily change out your artwork all the time. I was displaying our latest family photo this last summer and some friends thought it was a framed photo above the mantel. The Frame TV is wonderful, it’s sleek, allows you to display artwork, and it provides a clear and beautiful viewing picture as well. If it still looks too much like a regular old TV for you, you can also get a frame that attaches to the outer edge of the TV. They have several styles and colors of frames which make it look even more like framed artwork. It’s an awesome concept and a win-win for the couple where one person has to have a TV in a room when the other hates the idea~

Our family room is slowly coming together. It’s been a tough room for me to make decisions on because it is our main room, we spend a lot of time in here and we don’t have a formal living area so this is our main seating. However, slowly but surely I’m making the changes that I want and we’re enjoy the cozy space as we go. In the meantime, I never have to worry about displaying beautiful artwork above our mantel with the Samsung Frame TV. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to watch this room come together. I have a new sofa coming, I’m slowing building the floating shelves, I will decide on a wall treatment soon, a new rug, window covers, and seasonal touches throughout the year.



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Thank you so much for checking out this post. If you upload some free artwork from Karen, at The Graphics Fairy to your Frame TV, be sure to share on Instagram and tag both of us. I’d love to see it and I know Karen would also.

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Beautiful fall DIY decorating ideas

Beautiful DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

August is probably too early to bust out the fall touches around the house, but it’s never too early to plan! This fall, I’m relying heavily on rust, blush, and beige colors. Fall colors are my favorite, and it’s difficult to not use all of them, but when it comes to my home – I tend to enjoy a focused approach and this way feels more cozy at the end of the day for me. You already know that using throw blankets, pillows, candles, and decor can add fall vibes to your home, but I want to share some fun DIY ideas to add a personal fall touch to the walls in at least one space in your home. These beautiful DIY fall decorating ideas are affordable, doable, and stunning!


Beautiful DIY Fall Decorating Ideas – For the walls

Let’s talk about garland! Garland is an awesome accessory to dress up your mantel, console, banister, or even your walls. My favorite thing about this beautiful DIY fall decorating idea is that it costs about $3 to make and it’s so pretty you guys! I stumbled upon this DIY by Lauren Conrad and I’m so glad I did. You can recycle your brown paper grocery bags or you can buy a roll of kraft paper from the Dollar Store like I did. Can’t beat free or $1~ And then I picked up beige pipe cleaners from Hobby Lobby. Just grab a pair of scissors and a glue gun and you’re ready to create. I’m not going to replay Lauren’s steps, you can visit her site to see the instructions, but I will say that it helps to keep your glue gun on low heat and to not over-think the process, just go for it. Younger kids can help too, they can crumple up the leaves (which gives them texture and shape) and wrap the pipe cleaners around a pen to create the coils. I created this six foot fall garland in under an hour. My garland has 13 leaves varying in size and seven coils. You will love how natural the garland shapes up and hangs on your wall, over your mantel, or down your table to create a unique tablescape!


The two pillows on the right are new from Target. The hydrangeas in the wall tins are from my yard and dried in place.

This vintage gold frame will be getting a vintage fall print – love Sam’s Club for affordable prints!

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Beautiful DIY Fall Decorating Ideas – For the walls

Do you love seasonal wall art? I love some of it, and I enjoy just a few pieces sprinkled around, and I don’t want to spend a lot of money on them either. The thing I love about this beautiful DIY fall decorating idea is that you can upcycle an old canvas or picture, and you can enjoy some of your blooms inside the house. Dena of Fletcher Creek Cottage created the most simple and lovely fall wall art I’ve seen. She uses fall leaves and wheat stems to create a symmetrical beauty to adorn her wall. I love how it’s simple, but adds just the perfect fall touch. You can find the full tutorial here. And here’s a photo of her masterpiece to entice you over to her site to see just how easy it is to make yourself!



This one is so easy for the Cricut folks out there! I think I need a Cricut… Anyway, this wall hanging could also be a no-sew project if you don’t have a sewing machine – just use a glue gun! I found this beautiful DIY fall decorating idea on Better Homes and Gardens! I’m not sure who to credit the idea to, but it’s so fun and can be totally customized! The instructions say to use iron-on letters, but I’m sure a Cricut could do an awesome job with custom fonts and size. I’m going to make one for my office so be sure to follow me on Instagram to see what fabric and saying I come up with. I’m going to sew a top and bottom casing to put dowels in, but I think you could just as easily glue the fabric around the dowels too.



And finally, perhaps the easiest and most whimsical DIY fall idea for your walls is attaching faux fall leaves in a breezy pattern across the wall. Sarah of Grace in My Space uses faux leaves to add fall vibes to her beautiful entryway. I love the way they flow in from the door, through the mirror and up. It’s such a fun touch and I love that you can install this design anywhere you want a touch of fall and whimsy. I have already found my bunch of blush and beige fall leaves from WalMart – just waiting until September to put them up. I like to slowly transition into fall, little touches here and there, just a room at a time. You can find my version of a fall wall leaf display on Instagram next month! For inspo now, check out Sarah’s beautiful entryway and how she used different colors and shapes of faux leaves!



Well, that’s my little round-up of easy and festive fall decorating ideas for your walls. I have also ordered some free prints of fall vintage landscapes to place in a few frames around the house. You can see those on Instagram next month too! If you’re curious now, you can see them below, from Allison of Designed Simple. I hope you enjoyed these beautiful DIY fall decorating ideas for the walls – they definitely inspired me! Thank you for checking out this post and don’t forget to pin any of the pictures for future inspiration~



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How to Hide Technology Decor Hack

How to Hide Technology Decor Hack

Alexa. Alexa. ALEXA!!! This is a common phrase in our home. It’s listening when we’re not talking to it, and sometimes doesn’t hear us when we are addressing it. Maybe it’s user-error! Either way, we use Alexa all the time, in several rooms of our home. My sweet husband is a tech guy and loves all the gadgets, so it should be no surprise that we got an Amazon Echo Dot when they came out. I admit, I have gotten accustomed to the advantages of having his techie devices all around, but I’m a decorator and these devices aren’t designed with my style in mind. So, if this is you as well, you may enjoy this post on how to hide technology decor hack.


How to Hide Technology Decor Hack
This is our Echo Dot – I believe it’s a first generation. It’s old, but it works perfectly.

I found the Echo Dot when we were unpacking and wasn’t sure where it should go. My husband said he didn’t have a place for it, so I brainstormed if I wanted it to go somewhere. To my surprise, I wanted it in the powder room, aka the guest bathroom. Our powder room is small, and it has a storage closet almost the same size (could have been a shower/tub), but powder rooms are such a quaint size to decorate and I wanted to make it a comfy space to do your business. Luckily, our powder room is at the front of the house, a ways from the family room and kitchen, but I still love the idea of creating an ambiance and comfort in this space for our guests.

For now, the powder room has a pedestal sink. We’re hoping to change that some day, but for now the only useable surface is around the sink or above the toilette. In addition to my technology decor hack, I added a floating shelf above the commode, as well as a little stool. As much as it pains me to see my family members take their phones into the restroom, it happens, so the stool is a little space to set down a phone or reading materials if they must be brought in. For a small space, these two small additions add a lot of function for us.


How to hide technology decor hack

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I went to Target in hopes of finding a small basket for my hack. I had one in mind that I’d noticed from a previous visit, but I wasn’t sure if the size would work out. I picked up this Opalhouse lidded basket, located in the bathroom section. I love the color and patten of this basket, and the size was perfect for this technology decor hack! Instead of explaining the very simple steps to complete this decor hack, I would love you to watch the short video. If you like it, please hit the like button, and feel free to share with your other technology friends~



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So, if you don’t have an Echo Dot, I bet you have other technology that may be somewhat of an eyesore. There are many creative ways to hide our very necessary technology. I found the three ideas above on Pinterest and love how clever they are and how easy they are to create. Take a look around your home and look at your technology in a new way – maybe a prettier way! Be sure to subscribe for your weekly decorating and DIY inspiration and ideas.


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8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray

Every once in a while, our family makes the two-hour drive to Branson Missouri. Branson is full of fun things to do for families, but I mostly look forward to going to 417 Vintage Market & Supply Co. At my last visit, we were short on time, but I was able to snag a beautiful round basket for $17! I wasn’t sure exactly where I’d put it or how I’d use it, and that was when I realized all the different ways this basket could work. I could have come up with possibly a dozen more ways, but I stopped at 8 ways to decorate a basket tray.


8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray

One of the key things I want to point out is that each basket tray design has functional items, decorative elements, or both. I like to create homes for things around the house – it helps everyone know where to find the remote, for instance – and baskets are great for storing things. However, they’re also so great for displaying things. This basket has such a unique shape that I think it can also hold its own without containing a thing. I guess you could say my biggest problem is deciding where it gets to live and how long before I move it again.


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Without further ado, I’ll show you 8 ways to decorate a basket tray. The truth is, you can put some stuff in a basket, and not think about it again, but I think you’ll enjoy the aesthetics of it more with just a little thought and effort. My basket designs are simple, themed, and easy to pull your own inspiration from. I’m sure you already do this, but I wanted to inspire you to decorate a basket, once again. You know I love the color and texture that baskets provide in a space, and spring time is a great season to get things cleaned up and decluttered – using baskets for function and decorative purposes are a win-win!


8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
The basket is on our dining table full of crafting supplies to play with. My youngest daughter is drawn to this and will just dig in and start creating!

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8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
The basket is purely decorative in this instance. It sits on an accent table and contains three decorative elements of varying heights.

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
The basket is on the kitchen island, full of washed oranges and some napkins to encourage a healthy snack option. The faux fern adds greenery and height.

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
We love fresh fruit in our home, but we also love our carbs! The basket presents some after school snacks in a new way – meaning not rummaging around the pantry!

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
The basket is purely decorative in this instance – unless of coarse I was planning on reading from this stack. If your student has a reading list over the summer, collecting them in a small basket may be a fun way to set this goal. For me, I love displaying the colorful spines in an otherwise neutral setting.

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
I can’t be the only one who gets tired of not being able to find the remote control~ The basket works nicely to contain remotes and game controllers – oh and a little sugar as if my kids need any more energy!

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
This time, the basket gathers my shaving essentials – by the tub of coarse.

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
Last, but not least is the basket containing a tea station. The tea bags, sugar, and spoons are all together with the mugs around the edge. I also layered the basket inside a fun metal tray.

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8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray

There’s one thing that every basket design has in common… did you spot it? Each design has a plant (real or faux) and that’s intentional. Plants add life, texture, sometimes height, and they can really dress things up. Even if the plant doesn’t make it inside the basket, having one close by adds to the ensemble and really elevates the look. Try to picture any of these designs without a plant – it’s just not the same. Anyway, I’d love to know which basket tray design would work best in your home – how would you purpose a round basket tray? Leave me a comment here or on Instagram. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to receive more decorating and DIY ideas – just one email a week~

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Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Once the springtime new growth and spots of sun show their face, I quickly transition our home to light and bright with spots of peach, blush, terracotta, and greens taking over. It doesn’t take any money to redecorate your home for spring vibes, but I’m not gonna lie – I love adding a few new items to rejuvenate our home. I want to encourage you to shop your home and move some things around, remove some heavier darker items, and with a little spring cleaning your home will sing with springtime in no time. I have a few easy ways to decorate for spring – they’re not original or new, but all together can create amazing spring vibes throughout your home.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Let’s start with textiles, do you swap out your pillow covers or pillows? I have seasonal pillows, and often change out the covers when IKEA creates new designs that I love. But I also reduce the number of pillows on our sofas to keep things light and airy. You can fill your sofa with lovely spring pillows, it’s just my preference to reduce the total number. I also like to add a light and airy throw blanket just to keep that casual and inviting feeling going, and some spring days require the air conditioner so a throw can come in handy too.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

The easiest (and free) way to add spring vibes to your home is to clip some branches and fill vases and pottery you already have. I love adding long stems to our kitchen island and shorter ones to side tables and the mantel. I actually cut some white blossom stems – they were gorgeous – and they stunk so bad. The girls weren’t happy, I was getting a headache, and I had to use my diffuser to remove the smell. However, cherry blossoms and myrtle stems seam to be just fine. The cut branches don’t have to have blossoms, bits of fresh green will revive your look and bring the spring growth inside. Adding plants, real or faux, around your home in general is a great way to add spring vibes.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Another fun way to add spring to your décor is to upcycle pots and containers your already have. I know a few smart people who save crazy containers, just in case, and I think these are the perfect pieces to upcycle. You can age them with acrylic paint, do color blocking with spray paint, or decoupage.

I also remove all the candles around the house. This isn’t necessary, but if I’m not burning them, I like to store them. There is the exception though, I like to have a candle in the powder room because its smell fills the small space without being burned.

Some quick places to swap out décor and add touches of spring are in your entryway, on your coffee table, on the kitchen table, the kitchen island, and the bathroom. Removing décor or swapping it out can often refresh the feel of a room even if the items aren’t exactly springy. One way to easily showcase some décor and create a manageable vignette is to use a tray. Even the Dollar Store has trays and they can be painted to go with your style. Trays can be used to gather items to showcase, to organize items, to protect a surface, and to add an additional layer of interest.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Have you noticed that some plants lend themselves better to certain seasons than others? Consider the real and faux plants you have around the house and maybe shift some things around – plants sometimes flourish better in different spots anyway, so shifting around your plants and removing the non-seasonal ones can really make an impact. I also love adding reindeer moss to a plain glass vase – it adds green and texture and smells nice too. Sometimes I add a small plate or saucer under a pot just to add some height and give it more interest. You can accomplish the same feel by placing your planters on risers, books, trays, or wood slices – you can get creative with it.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

If you are a vintage lover like me, consider vintage gardening items for inside your home. I have an old wooden tool box that looks beautiful with fresh greenery, but it can also double as a table centerpiece filled with mason jars to hold our silverware, a container for napkins, and our outdoor melanin plates and cups. The look is causal and carefree and feels like an indoor picnic. Vintage pieces can immediately be transformed by adding a plant or spring filler to it.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Lastly, the texture, warmth, and lightness provided by baskets not only give off spring vibes, but they work with so many décor styles and can be quite functional too. I’m sure you’ve seen basket plate wall galleries on Instagram – and I love these too but I’m talking about regular old baskets, decorative, storage, various sizes and colors. I especially love the lidded urn floor baskets I’ve seen at Home Goods for cheap when they’re over $100 elsewhere. Anyway, I love added baskets (rattan, wicker, seagrass, bamboo, etc.) to my shelves, my tables, counters, and floors. I think they can really make a bold statement when collected and displayed.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

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Once you do a little spring cleaning it’s easy to start decluttering and moving things around. I would encourage you to do just one thing to add spring vibes to your home. My favorite way is to clip a few stems from a bush or tree and add them to a vase you already have, any vase. Display your vase anywhere and enjoy a touch of outdoors inside your home. Little things can make a big impact and brighten your day. Let me know in the comments below your favorite way to add spring vibes to your home!


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Amazing Bedroom Book Wall

Amazing Bedroom Book Wall

We have been in our home for about three months, and I finally decided where to install a book wall. Our bedroom was the perfect place because I’m the main reader and book lover in the family, and the old worn pages look pretty great with our bedroom furniture. I like keeping our room neutral and calm, but for each season I change up the bedding. Seasonal bedding makes sense for the weather changes, but it’s also a nice way to refresh a room and enjoy new colors, patterns, and textures. It’s even easier to just switch up the bedding when the rest of the room is neutral and can flow with various looks. My book wall decor was so much fun to install, and I love the detail and whimsey it adds to our space. The best part is that it’s not a permanent fixture and when removed it won’t damage the walls.

To start, I like to get an assortment of book pages – various sizes, various ages, various fonts – from Etsy sellers. I also have some old books I got at a rummage sale that I tear pages from. I have also gotten vintage books from Etsy as well as local vintage shops. It usually doesn’t matter if the book is falling apart, the older the better – you can even remove some pages to make it lighter weight on the wall. To attach the pages to the wall, I like to use removeable craft dots – they don’t damage walls. I have also used double-sided tape which also removes easily, but it’s not as strong. If your book wall sees the sun, the sticky dots or tape may adhere too well and cause damage when removing – so consider which wall before installing a book wall to your home. To attach the actual books, I just use my Ryobi AirStrike brad nail gun. If the book’s pages start moving around, just use double stick tape to arrange the opened book the way you want it. If you remove the book wall, the brad nails leave small little holes that are easy to patch and paint later on. However, I’m not sure how plaster walls would react to this installation since I’ve never tried it.


Amazing Bedroom Book Wall

Amazing Bedroom Book Wall – supplies

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Amazing Bedroom Book Wall – How to video

OK, this video is short, but that’s because this DIY wall treatment is so easy. If you struggle with how to arrange it on the wall, try laying out your pages on the floor first to play with the flow and design of the pages. As you’ll see in the video, I just start putting up pages at different angles – if I don’t like how it’s turning out, I just add more pages to get the shape I want. I’d really appreciate it if you click the like button on my video!


Amazing Bedroom Book Wall – How to steps

  1. Select a wall(s)
  2. Gather book pages and some books (different sizes and colors)
  3. Gather supplies: sticky dots, double sided tape, brad nail gun, and maybe a step ladder
  4. Start by sticking the dots to the backs of several pages (be sure to look at both sides of the page to pick which side to show)
  5. Then stick the largest pages onto the wall – spread them out
  6. Then stick the middle sized pages onto the wall – sometimes overlapping pages or turning them sideways or upside down
  7. The small and extra small pages get stuck on last – it’s OK to leave pieces of wall showing around the pages, but overlapping looks great
  8. Determine where the actual books will go and fan them open to see if the pages lay open better when tilted one way or another
  9. Hold the open book up against the wall where you want it to hang, and brad nail each cover along with about 3/8 inch of its pages
  10. At this point, your book wall design may look great, but if it feels too flat, take a few more loose pages and when you stick them over other pages, allow the middle of the page to bow outward. This will give your wall more dimension and movement. I prefer this step, but you can decide if you want this additional layer or not.



Amazing Bedroom Book Wall

Amazing Bedroom Book Wall

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Now that you see how easy it is to install a book wall, your only problem should be deciding which wall gets this amazing treatment. And if you’d like to see the rest of the is room and how I coordinate new and vintage pieces in the bedroom and bathroom, check out the book wall video and wait until the end – I do a full circle of the room so that you can see it all~ Thanks so much for checking out my amazing bedroom book wall – be sure to subscribe before you go!

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10 EASY TIPS TO TRANSITION FROM CHRISTMAS TO WINTER DÉCOR

10 Easy tips to transition from Christmas to winter décor

Do you feel sad when Christmas is over? I always do, and have for as long as I can remember. Luckily for me, it doesn’t last long because the urge to clean up and decorate for the next season is a stronger feeling. For this reason, I had to share my 10 easy tips to transition from Christmas to winter décor. If you don’t decorate after Christmas for winter, I hope you’ll give it a try this year!

Christmas is special for so many reasons, the obvious being to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but it’s also special, like birthdays, because it comes around just once a year. A lot of work and energy are put in during this time of year, and even with all the hustle and bustle, there’s joy and excitement. There are actually a lot of emotions to process this time of year which makes decorating for it even more important to me. My surroundings often affect how I feel, and I also want our daughters to have long-lasting happy memories surrounding this time of year too. And once it’s over, it is sad, but I hope we can also enjoy what’s next – and for me, it’s a home decorated for the winter months ahead.

10 Easy Tips to Transition from Christmas to Winter Décor


I have brainstormed my annual routine, and I’ve come up with 10 easy tips to transition from Christmas to winter décor. I’m not encouraging you to implement all 10 of these possibilities, but I hope you’ll consider a few. There is so much to enjoy about winter décor, especially if you’re cooped up inside and you want to enjoy your surroundings like I do.


10 Easy Tips to Transition from Christmas to Winter Decor

#1 Remove Christmas themed items. This is a given, but don’t forget the front-door wreath or hand soap dispenser. It’s often the little things that are forgotten and stay up until April! Removing and storing all Christmas décor is essential to have that fresh transition into the rest of winter. I like to use all red storage containers because that signifies it’s all stuff for Christmas.

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#2 Collect any Christmas décor that you no longer want – offer to friends/family or sell on FB Marketplace. Why store stuff you’ve outgrown or no longer have the space for? Before you box it up and forget about it until next year, set it aside, take a quick pic, and see if you have any takers. One man’s trash…


#3 Remove red – an exception is winter berries and year-round furniture. But red just screams Christmas during the late fall and winter months. So, if you want a fresh transition to winter after Christmas, consider putting away all the red, just for a season. And when you bring it back out, it will feel fresh again!


#4 Bring out the white. White decorative bowls, vases, pillows, throws, containers, florals, etc. White is neutral, fresh, and bright especially when the days are shorter and darker out. And if it doesn’t snow in your area, you can bring that color inside.


#5 Highlight accessories with neutrals and nature. Using earth tones is a way to bring the outdoors inside. When it’s too cold to be out, we can still have greens, browns, and blues to reflect the outside colors during these cold months. The evergreen trees stick around through the winter and their color is rich and vibrant. The cool blue grey sky is ever present, and can create the need to get cozy. Browns are rich and warm and perfectly neutral to warm up things inside. These colors will look amazing with all the white you’ve utilized and will soften and naturalize the white as well.

Add some natural elements such as birch logs, cotton stems, pine cones, moss, dry branches/twigs, faux furs, and wooden accents.  Yarn pom-pom garlands and wooden beads garlands make great accents too.  Take a large vase and lightly fill with freshly cut or faux greens, then add some fresh flowers. The neutral tones with the natural elements are the perfect combo.

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#6 Keep the greenery and even trees with just lights, but remove the Christmas elements from them. I personally love this tip because it allows me to keep some Christmas décor out, without it looking like it. These are also the pieces that came out first, to transition from Thanksgiving.


#7 Print out some free winter printables to add to your existing frames. There are so many talented people out there and they’re willing to give away their creations for free! Check Pinterest to find some free printables to download and print. Even adding a winter image to just a few places will elevate your winter décor and did I say, it’s free!?


#8 Add some soft lighting with candles, fairy lights, soft light bulbs, and a fire in the fireplace. When a candle is out for décor purposes and isn’t lit, it still adds a coziness factor. I think candles are amazing in the winter months because I just don’t spend as much time outside, smelling the outdoors, so a candle can liven up that sense and when lit they’re just so darn pretty aren’t they?

10 Easy Tips to Transition from Christmas to Winter Décor

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#9 Mix your metals. This will add warmth to the coolness that comes with metal items. Wherever you display decorative items, consider adding a few different tones of metal together. It’s not only beautiful, but it will add a casual feeling and the various colors warm each other up when together.

10 Easy Tips to Transition from Christmas to Winter Décor

#10 Simplify and declutter. There will always be the minimal Christmas décor people out there (which is such a lovely style), but for those of you who like to layer and ‘bring it on’ to decorate for the Christmas season, transitioning into winter is a great time to remove the bulk, simplify, and store a few more extra things. I think having less around helps me to have a clear mind and to feel relaxed (and it’s less to dust for a bit). Plus, when you add a few more pillows and some throw blankets for snuggling, it’s nice to have less around elsewhere to balance the additional textiles.


After I write a post like this, I always want to get busy doing it. Most of my posts are written after I’ve created or decorated something, but when it comes to decorating tips like these, I’m pretty much ready to get started. It’s like a self-pep talk! Good thing too because it’s almost time for me to start packing up this apartment.

I really wish I could see all your homes transitioned to winter – even if it’s just a few small touches like a candle or a throw blanket, it’s the little cozy things that count. I hope you’re inspired and motivated to try a few of the tips mentioned, and I’d love you to follow my Instagram account if you haven’t already. It’s a great way for me to see into your world too. If you have any favorite tips to transition from Christmas to winter, please leave it in a comment below. Be sure to subscribe for weekly updates, and thanks so much for reading this post.
Stay cozy~

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Free calendar to start the new year organized

Sometimes it feels like the stuff is never done, and that’s probably because it never is! There are things that need to be done daily, weekly, once a month, etc. and I know that for me, if I don’t schedule it, it won’t get done until much later. And while that’s not a big deal, I have found that it helps me to rest when my work is done or at least caught up. I feel less anxious and more positive because I don’t have tasks looming over me. So, I was thinking that I may not be the only one who would like a free calendar to start the new year organized.

I think most people can manage just one extra task a day in addition to their daily routine. It’s the only way I get things done and keeps things organized and together in my home. I would like to encourage you to take this organization challenge – I know you can do it, and when you start off the year this way I think it can propel you into keeping things organized which in turn makes life easier day by day. As with all organization, it takes maintenance and some effort, but I think it’s so worth it. When my home is organized I save money because I’m not buying things I already have. I’m also using up pantry items we have because I can see it and it doesn’t expire this way. Mostly though, having our home organized helps everyone in my family find what they need and clean things up more quickly because they know exactly where things go. Saving time and money sound good to me, but I also really like the way things look when they’re organized!

Free calendar to start the year organized

Once you print out this free calendar to start the new year organized, you don’t have to complete the items on their specific day. If the kids have soccer or dance, or just a ton of homework and the evening is full – you won’t have time for some of these tasks on the day their assigned. Don’t sweat it, look forward to an item on the calendar that you do have time for and try to get one thing done a day. Just cross out the item after you finish it so that you make sure to accomplish all the tasks for the month. You’ll also notice that there are no tasks on the weekends and that was done intentionally because I know for me, the weekends are filled with family fun and minimal chores~ You can use your weekends to complete tasks on the calendar if that’s your thing. Getting the kids in on the action is also a great idea. How else will my daughters learn how to clean an oven unless they watch and learn – and closet clean outs are another great team task.

Free calendar to start the year organized

Just download this PDF and print it. I sincerely hope this little resource is valuable and helps you start your new year organized!

Free calendar to start the year organized

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Nature Inspired Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Nature Inspired Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

For our first Christmas in Northwest Arkansas, we’re living in our temporary apartment with all our Christmas decor in storage. As much fun as it would be to buy new decor and ornaments, I decided to get creative and let nature inspire some handmade ornaments. Last year, our home was decorated in a merry and bright theme, meaning all the bright colors, glitter, and embellishments you can imagine. This year, I was drawn toward the complete opposite style with nature themed items and lots of neutrals and natural colors. I’m pretty certain I’ve never not had Christmas red in the mix, but this year is an exception. Each year is different and I enjoy trying new things (decor-wise) so let’s go over our simple nature inspired handmade Christmas tree ornaments!

Nature Inspired Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Nature Inspired Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

  • Dried orange slices (thinly slice an orange, lay slices on a rack, bake at 200 for around two hours – flipping the slices after the first hour)
  • Pinecones (lightly brush craft paint on the outer edges, and tie to tree branches with ribbon)
  • Feathers (I used these white feathers leftover from Quinn’s Halloween costume and glued them to clothes pins)
  • Twigs (gather twigs, let dry, and spray paint any color)
Nature Inspired Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments
Handmade stocking tags by: Blessed Crazy TX Nest on Etsy!

Nature Inspired Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Nature Inspired Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Nature Inspired Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments
Handmade stocking tags by: Blessed Crazy TX Nest on Etsy!

Nature Inspired Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

The girls love they way the tree turned out even though they miss their Christmas ornaments. Quinn loved hanging the orange slices – she thought it was so cool to have fruit on our tree! I found some more awesome handmade ornaments to add to your Christmas tree decorating inspiration. Be sure to also visit these blogs and check out all the great stuff they have to offer:






Nature Inspired Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Thank you so much for checking out my nature inspired Christmas tree ornaments and the other gorgeous handcrafted ornaments! It is so satisfying to use what I already have and create something new. I love showing my daughters that they can be creative, use their imaginations, and do whatever they set their minds to – even if it is just for tree decor. My hope is that you not only enjoy the holiday season, but you enjoy the little things along the way, like decorating the tree, making a wreath, or making gift tags. If you enjoyed this post, please subscribe to receive a new decorating/diy email once a week and so we can stay connected~


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how to style a peg rail

How to style a peg rail

Don’t you just love it when a design has both style and function. I’m not opposed to using décor for beauty purposes alone, but I aim for equal parts functionality and aesthetics whenever possible. The shaker-style peg rail is incredibly versatile in that it can cross over many decorating styles and it’s such a helpful and useful design piece. I have found some gorgeous examples of how to style a peg rail and I’m so excited to show you just how easy it is to create your own modern peg rail (post coming soon).

How to style a peg rail


In the home we’re building there’s a strange little nook in the powder room entrance. The building company doesn’t allow anyone to make changes to any walls and any customization is very limited so we have to decide what to do with this strange little corner. Our entryway isn’t exactly narrow, but it’s not quite wide enough to have a bench, and there’s no coat closet – so the weird little corner seems like a good place to hang jackets, purses, etc. So I’m thinking a peg rail will work great in this little space.


Modern peg rails are a great fit for modern farmhouses. The simple shaker style peg rail is truly farmhouse style and putting a modern twist on it also makes it a great fit for modern farmhouse design. To make a peg rail modern, you can use straight pegs, no curves. You can also add a shelf and leave off brackets – the simple lines of this design gives it a modern edge. If you stain the wood or leave it natural, you will get a little more farmhouse style out of it. I think painting it to match the wall color may be the most modern color choice if you want a more modern look.


I have found gorgeous styling examples for almost every room for different styles and different looks. Just remember that not every peg has to be used, but they can be if you want. Notice how some decorators will layer a few items on just one peg while others will use only one peg for a minimal design. Some of these peg rails are ever changing – like the ones in the mudrooms and entryways. However, some of them are more static and organize brooms, dusters, dustpans, etc. I love the versatility and easy organization that peg rails offer.


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I just love all these peg rails and how beautifully they’re styled! I’m also considering a peg rail for the girls’ bathroom to hold towels, robes, and other fun decorative items. Thanks for checking out my round-up, I hope they’ve inspired you as much as they have inspired me. Be sure to subscribe to my email list because I will soon have a post about how to create your own modern peg rail – the delay is because of some trial and error. So be sure to check out my tutorial and avoid my mistakes~


Here are some peg rails and some of my favorite finds to style your own peg rail.

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