We’re kicking off the new week with some brick stain samples.
I went to a really fun gift wrapping workshop last night hosted by @beyondtheblackboard, my favorite place to shop local for educational toys! Since I know we'll all be swimming in wrapping paper and bows for the next two weeks, I thought I'd share some of the tips I learned:
1️⃣ Choose a tryptich color scheme and match your wrapping paper and ribbon to your decor for a beautifully coordinated look
2️⃣ Patterned paper is much more forgiving; solid colored paper shows ever flaw in your wrapping
3️⃣ Avoid wasting paper by rolling your gift across the paper to "measure" before cutting; this ensures you'll have just enough to cover all four sides
4️⃣ Tape the wrapping paper to the bottom of gift to stabilize it, then wrap as tightly as you can and create crisp creases as you fold
5️⃣ Add ribbon and a chose a signature item for the top of each gift. #BeyondTheBlackboard adds bells to each gift they wrap, but you could also use tassels, pom poms, pine cones, or candy canes
*️⃣ I'll also add a bonus tip of my own. Make a list of the gifts you've purchased and for whom, and then check them off as you wrap. This helps ensure that everything gets wrapped and you don't find yourself on Christmas morning wondering what happened to that other present you remember buying. You can download a printable version of my "gift tracker" over on the blog.
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Cleaning out my prop closet this week and IT’S ALL FOR SALE. Check out my stories (and keep checking back each day)! I’m a hoarder of pretty things but my hubby says it’s time 😆. http://liketk.it/2tNQc #email@example.com#LTKhome@liketoknow.it.home
How cozy is this playroom designed by @studiolwco for the @denverdesignershowhouse?! I adore the giant gallery of kids art and all the soft textures! And it definitely appealed to its target audience, because the day we toured the house I could hardly drag my boys out of this space! #blueistyleinspiration
Coast by @smackbangdesigns This design is perfect for this beachy brand. Look at that crisp white against the hand lettering. 😍
Pocket doors. We incorporated a pocket style door for around half of the interior doors in our house. We feel that too many traditional doors can close off the open feel of a house and just feel ‘in the way’.🚪