Eye Candy: 11 Ways to Decorate with Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

by Stephanie Lee
Photo: Pencil Shaving Studio

If you've been reading my Christmas posts over the last couple of weeks, you've probably heard me say that I'm not a big fan of traditional festive colours. But that doesn't mean I don't like decorating for the holidays. Far from it in fact - it just means I try to think outside the box when it comes to the colours I use. And after scouting around online it seems I'm not the only one! Read on to see my favourite alternative colour schemes for Christmas.

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Roundup: 10 Awesome Free Printables For The Holidays

by Faith Towers
Roundup: 10 Awesome Free Printables For The Holidays
Photo: The Anastasia Co.

The holidays are expensive, there's just no way around it (unless you forgo gifts altogether). But if that's not your cup of tea, there are ways to save a few bucks. One easy way is to download free printables to use for gift wrap, tags, decor, etc. So we've rounded up ten of our favorite free holiday printables - we think you'll like them too.    

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Roundup: 20+ More Inexpensive DIY Gift Basket Ideas

by DIY Maven

 

DIY gift basket ideas

A bunch of years ago I wrote a roundup of 20+ Inexpensive DIY Gift Baskets Ideas We Love, and apparently, you love them too, because the article still gets plenty of viewing action. Although we STILL love those ideas, we thought it might be time to expand on the idea. As mentioned in the original post, gift baskets are great to receive, but giving them can be surprisingly expensive. Pick a basket, add a little of this and a...

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12 DIY Napkin Rings for your Holiday Place Settings

by Stephanie Lee
12 DIY napkin rings for your holiday place settings
Photo: Almost Makes Perfect

Of all the decorative elements that come with the holiday season, tablescapes are my favourite to get creative with. There's so many details that are perfect to DIY, like the centrepieces, place mats, table runner, place cards... the list goes on! I've been intending to make some napkin rings for my place settings this holidays so I've gathered a few together as inspiration - click through for the full list.

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Eye Candy: 10 Modern Yet Cozy Cabins That Will Make You Want To Escape To The Woods

by Jennifer Farley
Source: Decoist via Webber Studio; On Site Management

I don't know about you, but the holidays bring out my desire to snuggle up and just be with my family. Maybe it is because of the busy nature of the season, but I long to cozy up with my hot cocoa and escape. Here are 10 modern rustic cabins that make you want to live life in the woods...for good.      

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Life-Size Teardrop Trailer Made of LEGO

by DIY Maven
Photo: Truck Trend

How cool would it be to be a professional LEGO builder? Fun? Probably. Easy? Probably not. That's because companies like Bright Bricks ("THE professional LEGO building company") have to keep topping themselves, building whatever is floating around in a customer's imagination like a full-size Santa, sleigh and reindeer and even a working--yes, working--jet engine. In comparison, a

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Roundup: 10 Clever IKEA Hacks For Your Next Party

by Faith Towers
Roundup: 10 Clever IKEA Hacks For Your Next Party
Photo: Smile and Wave

IKEA is often thought of as solely a furniture retailer, but they have so much more than just furniture... and many of their pieces lend themselves to entertaining. And with the holidays sneaking up on us, I thought I'd share some clever IKEA hacks that would be perfect for your next gathering. Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite hacks for entertaining.   

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Roundup: 10 Bedrooms that Actually Incorporate Sports Memorabilia and Decor with Style

by Jennifer Farley
Source: Apartment Therapy; Homes by Novogratz; Photo: Matthew Williams

We are a family who loves sports so it doesn't surprise me when my son wants to add in his "fan gear" to his bedroom. I want my kiddo to have things in his room that inspires him, and being a "fan" of something is also something I want my kiddo to experience. Here are ten bedrooms that incorporate sports decor yet the basic elements are timeless and grounded in style.   

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Eye Candy: 10 DIYs for Día de los Muertos

by Stephanie Lee
10 colourful DIYs for Dia De Los Muertos
Photo: Design is Yay

While I've never been a fan of Halloween, I've always loved the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) that takes place from October 31st to November 2nd.

Having grown up thinking of death as a very sombre occasion, I find myself drawn to the beautifully joyous way the deceased are honoured in at this time of year in celebrations full of colour, vibrancy and positivity.  

If you're planning to decorate your house for Día de los Muertos, click through for some of my favourite Day of the Dead DIYs.

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Emily Henderson's New Book Is Out AND IT BELONGS IN YOUR LIBRARY (And on your coffee table)!

by Alicia Lacy
Styled by Emily Henderson


If you followed our Curbly House renovation over the last few years, you probably know the highlight was getting to work with designer and stylist, Emily Henderson, to makeover four rooms in our home in just five days. Trust me, just going vintage shopping with Emily is like a college-level course in design, styling, and good taste. Well, now Emily's out with her very first book, Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves, and it is absolutely spectacular (we got our hands on one a little early and have already read it cover to cover).

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