Halloween has become one of my favorite times of the year to celebrate with the kids. We love to decorate our house, we love to wear costumes, and we absolutely love to go trick-or-treating. I am usually a practical person, I think. Well, at least most of the time. And when it comes to seasonal decorating, I like to make it easy, but still exciting. So here are my 3 tips for when you think about your Halloween décor this year.
1. Group black elements together
In order to change the vibe in our living room, I tackled our coffee table with a few black pumpkins, and a decorative black vase I keep in my bedroom. This is a simple look, and yet a very “halloweenish” one. So, if you have a couple of black décor items around your house, bring them together and dress up your coffee table. Black candles with simple candle holders is a great choice. Just add a couple small store bought pumpkins and you are all set.
Last week we talked to Etsy wholesale about how Trendy Peas first dipped its feet in the the wholesale business. In case you have a store, follow this link here to read the full interview. We are talking about our mistakes, our success, and a couple of wholesale tips.
Here is what they asked us:
- If you had magic powers what 3 things would you do to advance the Crafting Movement?
- What inspires you while designing?
- What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
- When did you get started on wholesale and how did you know you were ready?
- Were you always able to offer keystone pricing? If not, how did you get there? How did you decide your minimum order requirements?
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I am thrilled to have partnered with Project Nursery, one of my favorite kids’ blog. In case you never heard of them, you must check them out. At Project Nursery’s blog you will find tips about kids décor, kids parties, and everything that is trending in the baby world.
For this partnership, I will be writing about one DIY project every month. These projects will range from simple, yet elegant décor for kids’ spaces, to free printables and more. So let me give you a sneak peek of our first DIY project for Project Nursery.
Because almost every baby will have a difficult time transitioning from crib to big bed, we decided to create a DIY headboard to make that milestone more fun. For more details and to see all instructions about this very simple DIY project, visit Project Nursery here.
Oh, and just in case you have any ideas of projects you would like to see, feel free to contact us. Since Project Nursery is all about baby, think about projects that would target mamas that are decorating their kids’ spaces.
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Today I want to introduce to you our new Aztec Wallpaper Pattern. This beautiful and soft pattern printed in a very light pink color seems to be all you need to make one wall feel oh, so special. Because the pattern is so subtle, the overall design brings a touch a elegance to a space without making it look too busy.
Trendy Peas’ wallpaper is a revolutionary self-adhesive fabric based medium that does not require pasting. In addition, our paste-free wallpaper does not leave residue behind and does not require expert installation, repair or removal.
To see how easy it is to install our wallpaper visit this port here.
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I have a fun and exciting project in my hands. I just started to brainstorm about a makeover for my nephew’s bedroom. This room has a great size and a huge window, however, somehow this room suffer from poor lighting syndrome. How did that happen? Perhaps the oversized bunk bed is the one to blame. After all, this bunk bed is in fact, kind of large, dark, and too heavy for the bedroom. Or maybe, just maybe, the dated green walls are making this room look darker than it really is. Besides the outdated issues we have to take care of, I also need to address the problem of functionality. Lucas is 10-years-old and needs a desk area, better storage, and great lighting for book reading in bed. Another problem is that most of the décor items in his room don’t relate to him anymore.
So, to kick off this project, I created the mood board below focusing on timeless items. For this first design board, I am keeping things more on the monochromatic side. But once we have all the wall art, trophies, photos, and books, his room will be filled with pops of color. When creating a space for a child, I like to create an excellent base and ideal workflow for the room. The furniture, desk, shelves, lighting should be timeless items that will work for the child now as well as in 5 years. There is no need to get a full bedroom makeover in the near future. When that time comes, I hope to be able to change just decorative items that will relate to a 15-year-old instead of a 10-year-old.
I do believe this little project will take some time to tackle it. But I will keep updating its progress here on the blog.
Here are the sources for the boy bedroom makeover design board:
Shelves. Chair. Pillow. Bedding. Lighting. Night Stand. Drum Sticks. Poster. Acrylic Shelves.
PS: Get to see more behind the scenes here.
The Rio 2016 Olympic games is in full swing and we have been enjoying this experience with the kids to the fullest. The atmosphere here is so amazing and some of the events/games we got to watch were a lot of fun. Just to get an idea, think Michael Phelps live and a picture of Bela with gymnast Ragan Smith. All these Olympic athletes are pretty amazing to watch. As a matter of fact, we have enjoyed this trip so much that we thought that maybe, just maybe, we could make trips to every Olympic game a family tradition. Does anybody want to join us in Tokyo?!
Here are some of our travel scenes for my weekly photo challenge.
Happy Friday!! Today we are hosting a giveaway for one of our wall decals priced at $34.99. It is super easy to participate in our wall decal giveaway. All you have to do is follow us here and tag a friend. The winner can choose this xoxo wall decal or another design that works better with your space. We will close the giveaway this Sunday and announce the winner on Monday, 08/15 on Instagram.
All wall decals are removable, which makes installation a bliss. Just peel-and-place wall decals to easily create a space full of wonder. Mix and match, arrange and re-arrange. It is easy to wake up the walls with sweet and playful geometric-inspired compositions, all designed and craft here in the USA, just for your family.
To see the entire wall decal collection visit here.
Do you have any plants around your house? Do you know how to care for such plants? Today I am sharing with you the best houseplant to have in your house.
I love to bring some greenery inside the house to spruce up the décor. But caring for a houseplant is not always easy. I have tried a few houseplants over the years, and I must say that the easiest one to care for is the gorgeous Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. These sword-shaped plants are one of the best houseplants for beginners. They require very little water. In fact, the biggest danger is overwatering them. The Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is excellent in a grouping and will provide striking displays in any room.
Caring for Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
Water: Let the soil dry between waterings. I water my plant only once-a-week. And during the winter, that can be reduced to once-a-month, or whenever the soil is dry to the touch.
They prefer bright light. So place your houseplant in a room that gets some sun or near a widow.
They will suffer if exposed to temperatures below 50ºF. So keep them inside throughout the whole year.
When I remember, I add some fertilizer during the Spring.
The beautiful Mother-in-Law’s Tongue planter is now part of our family. They have been on the same corner for 3 years now, and they feel right at home.
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A couple of weeks ago we put together a how-to-wallpaper video on how to install our peel-and-sick wallpapers. We wanted to show you how easy and quick it is to transform any space using our newest collection of wallpaper design. Because all of our removable wallpaper is made with a self-adhesive fabric medium that does not require any pasting, there is no glue and therefore, absolutely no mess. Since each wallpaper roll is removable, the installation is so easy you can do it yourself. If you make a mistake, you can simply peel it off and apply it again. We promise you that by the time you are done, your hands will be clean and your room will be instantly transformed into a new space.
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All wallpaper products are carefully crafted here in the USA, just for YOUR family. Visit the wallpaper collection here to find your style.
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Two days ago we headed down south, way down I should say. Alex, the kids and I hopped on an airplane to fly to Brazil to catch a glimpse of the Olympic games happening next week in Rio de Janeiro. While traveling with my family is one of my favorite things to do, every parent knows that traveling with kids is always a bit crazy and often exhausting. Due to some inevitable long layovers, travel can easily be a daunting task. To make things a little easier during our long 10-hour wait in Miami, we left the airport and went exploring. So for this week’s photo challenge, I focused on portraits during a layover. But fortunately, the layover turned out to be a good one…