With New Years Eve right around the corner – okay, one day away – the blogsosphere is on fire with free printables. I’d probably incorporate several of the ideas below if I had any intentions to decorate for the holiday. Call me Scrooge, but all this partying has tired me right out.
I love, love, love this tabletop from The Finer Things. Isn’t her table beautiful?
The colors are fantastic but what really makes this table creative is the beautiful clock decoration. And great news! She’s giving the clock printable away for free! Visit her here for the download!
If a classic damask print is calling your name, look no further than the Catch My Party blog where the owner of the Paper Dolls Shoppe is giving away her beautiful collection of printables for free! Her collection includes an a.m.a.z.i.n.g. banner and these adorable labels below.
Downloads available here.
(Pssst…once upon a time I was featured on the Catch My Party Blog and it pretty much made me feel like a celebrity. You can see me bask in all my glory here.)
Finally, if you feel like giving back a little this season, consider visiting The Giving Madam, who designed these New Years Eve free printables to raise awareness for military families.
Download this and many more here.
I wish I had the energy to throw some glamorous bash, but I just don’t have it in me. Are you throwing a party? If so, can I live vicariously through you?
Three months ago I debuted my 30 Before 30 List – 30 things I wanted to accomplish before I turn 30 in August 2012. With the holiday season upon us, I thought my Christmas work party was the perfect time to cross off no. 10 – wear a red dress somewhere.
I felt so womanly!
Have you ever worn a red dress? (Or am I the only one afraid of color?)
All month I had sad, lifeless stockings hanging from the mantel. (Hey! We finally have a mantel!)
Enter Grandma Judd’s wisdom: Stuff each stocking with a crunched-up piece of newspaper (or two) to make the stocking hang better.
How do you hang your stockings?
I love the DIY tile coasters I’ve made for my friends and family this year. (See my tutorial here.) But I hadn’t considered all of the fun ways you could use them at Christmas – even as Christmas decor!
Our friends over at Primitive and Proper used chip letters to spell “JOY” for some 3D dimension to her tiles. The word ideas are endless for cute (and easily changeable) decor.
Image found here.
Visit Primitive and Proper here to see how she did it.
There are only 12 days of Christmas shopping left and every day counts. I hope I’ve helped you with my gift ideas for her, for him, and for the fam, but if not there are many gender-neutral gifts for that special someone. Heed the list below for great gifting success this holiday season!
Pointing bookmark: I don’t have much tolerance for reading books these days, but I’d use this bookmark if I did. In the past, I’d fold the corner of the page all the way to the paragraph I was reading. In hindsight, that probably wasn’t good for the book – at least the creators of this bookmark must think so. Use the finger to keep track of the last line you read. Available here.
Golden Ticket iPhone Case: Everyone loves Willy Wonka! Whenever Doug or I find something we’ve been looking for we bust into the “I’ve got the golden ticket” song. With this phone case you can actually have a beautiful golden ticket and a golden day every day. Available here.
Tea Tumbler: Steep your tea on the go with the removable strainer in this glass mug. Definitely handy for late-running mornings. (Oooh – It’s pretty, too.) Available here.
Air Plant: These cute little plants don’t root in soil! If indoors, they need to be submerged in water for 2-3 hours every two weeks. That’s easy enough for office living! Available here.
Lunch Bag: A subtle message can go a long way in the office environment. Protect your grub from food-prowling co-workers by purchasing here.
Fish Eye Camera: See the world differently! Capture that Kodak moment with this fish eye lens camera, which produces circular pictures from its 170 degree view. Available here.
Car Seat Warmer: Give a warm tush this Christmas! There’s no need to buy a new car just to get heated seats. Plug into your cigarette lighter and heat your bottom and back with 60 watts of warmth. Available here.