The Winter Solstice was yesterday. The shortest day of the year in terms of daylight. Many I know prefer the long summer days with sun until late in the evening. However, I think this dark shorty is Mother Nature’s cue for us all to slow down and prepare to spend some quality down time with the ones most important to us.
Yes, to finish off the week, we are still talking about displaying art, pictures, photos, and gallery walls. However, today we would like to officially kick off the Christmas month with a small challenge. And don’t worry, even if you don’t know the answer, you can have the festive recipe for a Christmas Sangria by kjandcompany anyway!
“What do a holiday recipe and a gallery wall have in common?
A few weeks ago a reader suggested we do a post about how to hang pictures. This morning, with the sun streaming into our home, I took a few extra minutes to look at a few of our art pieces. Sometimes art needs to be hung with precision. Other times, the way pieces are grouped together is part of the “art” itself. Today, let’s talk about all the ways to create a Gallery Wall.
As always, Thanksgiving 2017 was filled with good food, fond memories and lot’s of laughter with friends and families. Across America retailers are in high gear to save us money as we enter the holiday season. Because of the “food and too much fun” coma I’m still in, Black Friday sales hype can make me feel overwhelmed. So years ago, we decided to pass on the sales and make today our Favorite Friday for another reason. It’s a day to clear our minds just as we cleared off the table from the big feast yesterday.
Cookbooks, and online recipes, do one thing very well. They provide us with photos of food that allow us to eat the food first with our eyes. Food blogs have taken the photography of food to a new level. The love affair with good food grows stronger everyday.
This bowl of clam chowder looks like we could dip that spoon right in and pull out the chunks of potatoes, celery and onion. We can almost smell the pepper on the creamy surface. Close your eyes and see if you can envision what the kitchen looks like that got this meal ready for the family table.
Help! I am so frustrated trying to finish even one room in my home.
Every year about this time, we get what we call “Panic Calls” from soon to be clients. These calls come from folks who are in the middle of a project, or are paralyzed and can’t pull the trigger to begin a project. Both clients have one thing in common. A fear of making a design mistake. Sound familiar? We sincerely hope not, but if so…..
Wait! Doesn’t becoming a minimalist mean we have to spend less? Don’t we have to get rid of everything and live like misers? Nope. Keep reading the post today and see how spending more on these certain items was the jumpstart that worked on the road to minimalism for us.
As a reward for becoming minimalist in the area we are talking about, we gained one of these….a walk in butler’s pantry!