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The end of the year can be so chaotic and busy and it is yet one of my favorite moments of the year. I love how families and friends come together to celebrate the end of another year. Oh, and those pretty Christmas lights. Why do they feel so magical? With lots of celebrating there are of course lots of planning to do. So when it is time to snap those photos for our holiday photo cards, I always follow 3 simple steps. Because if I don’t make it easy (and I mean, super easy), I know I won’t do it at all.
1- S E T T I N G
I like to make the setting super simple. Just a simple background. Maybe trees or maybe a solid colored wall. A garage door is also a great option. I want the focus of the photo to be on the kids and their heart melting smiles. This year, I placed our outdoor seating in front of our evergreen bushes that happen to be facing our neighbor’s gorgeous pine trees. Once I decide on a setting, I take a couple of pictures to test the lighting and best angles and then, I am all set!
2- C L O T H E S
Once I know what kind of setting I have to work with, I start thinking about the clothing. I start my clothing choice by picking items that are somewhat neutral. Maybe a solid black shirt and black pants. Always think solid first. Then I add some texture or pattern. Stripes always work well for a pattern that is not too busy. This year, I chose Bela’s dress as the piece of clothing that features a little bit of texture and pattern. Lastly, I add a pop of color. Red or green are usually my first choice. Other great color combinations could be mustard yellow and navy blue for a golden Holiday Photo card. Or perhaps silver with neon colors for a modern twist. Once I gather all clothing I lay them out in bed to see if they do work well together. Then, and only then, I shout: “KIIIIIDS, Christmas Card photo time!” And they come dragging their little feet. “Really?!” they ask…
Have you started thinking or panicking about Thanksgiving gathering yet? I designed this little Thanksgiving card last night and thought I would share it here with you as a FREE 5×7 notecard. This could go on your Thanksgiving table, or you could add a special note on the back and hand one for everyone that joins in this Thanksgiving. Feel free to print as many as you would like and send thanks to your loved ones.
To download your Thanksgiving card file, click below, and you will get your FREE 5×7 pdf file. Cheers to a wonderful Thanksgiving.
My latest design project involves seven kids, ONE bedroom and a lot of imagination. I am super thrilled to be creating a room for seven kids at my parents’ house. The youngest of them is 3 years old and the oldest is 10. And the first sleep over is this weekend!
This room is pretty spacious and it was in great shape. The bedroom is surrounded by four windows, so the space gets great lightning throughout the day. We painted the bedroom walls a light gray color and refinished the floors to give it a fresh feel.
The beds for the project arrived last week from IKEA. Which means, we have to assemble all 7 beds, 4 of them being regular beds and then 3 pullout beds. I have put so many IKEA furniture together over the years that sometimes I don’t even need to follow the instructions. But that doesn’t really make it all that much easier. It takes time to assemble these pieces. Oh, it does! Still, I love how affordable it is and the clean design of the furniture is just my style.
Once we finish the space I will do a full tour here on the blog. Come back soon to see how we transformed this space into a room for seven kids!
I have seen so many beautiful black and white nursery designs lately. This nursery trend combines lots of light wood furniture with light-colored walls and black accents throughout the space. To keep things Trendy, as we always like to do, I have designed two new wallpaper patterns for the monochromatic room. Both patterns use the contrast between black and white to create a design that is soothing and elegant for the modern nursery. The wallpapers could be used in a baby girl’s nursery, or a baby boy.
Trendy Peas’ wallpaper is a revolutionary self-adhesive fabric based medium that does not require pasting and can be used in place of the traditional wallpaper. It can be applied to any non-porous flat surface including walls, doors, and windows. Our paste free wallpaper does not leave residue behind and does not require expert installation, repair or removal. Its low tack, repositionable adhesive backing makes wall covering so easy to install that you won’t need to pay for a professional to do it for you, saving time and money.
Did you get inspired? So start designing your black and white nursery here >