Sunday, December 29, 2013

Keeping up the Christmas!

I don't know about you, but I could keep my Christmas decorations up all year.
But after a certain amount of time, people might start to wonder if you know what month it is. 
I limit myself to leaving everything up through the first week of January - since that's when the Boy Scouts come to pick up the tree (thank goodness for that time constraint or else St. Patrick's Day would be my next reasonable excuse).

My mantel will be pretty bare after the nutcrackers et al. have to be packed up - looks like I'll just have to go shopping… bummer.

How long do you keep your Holiday decorations up? Are you sad or happy to see it go?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Quick Design Tip - Covering Old Books with Pretty Paper

Don't like the look of mismatched books but need to fill those built-ins?
Simply take a few old books you won't be reading and cover them with pretty wrapping paper! 
Just make sure the paper is thick enough to hide anything underneath.
I also spray painted a book to add a different texture to the bunch. 

The options are endless and easy to change if you get bored with the look!

To cover the books, I did a search on YouTube of how to cover text books 
(remember doing that in math class with an old paper bag?)