Light fixtures to look for in 2019

One of the key elements in interior decorating is how you create light sources in a room.

Based on your style of decorating here are some trends that cougth our attention for 2019.

1- Industrial style

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Beautiful halo, glass led pendant

2- Vintage light bulbs on cables in black and white

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3- Giant floor lamp with articulated arm

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Anglepoise

4- Malleable luminaries

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Constantine Wortmann
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Constantine Wortmann
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Bola

 

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Tips for cleaning

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We started our new year with decluttrring   and organizing, and in the process we learned a few good tips for cleaning.

Laundry

For those impossible stains from butter, salad dressing, cooking oil, use white chalk or corn starch on the spot. Let it absorb the oil and launder as usual.

Bathroom

Remove stubborn stains around the faucet with vinegar. Soak paper towel or cloth in vinegar and wrap it around the stained faucet. Let it stand for several hours and rinse. Or with a tooth brush use a paste of vinegar and baking soda around the faucet.

Smelly helmets

Place it in a large ziplock bag and leave it in the freezer.  The subzero temperature will kill the bacteria causing the smell.

Table linens with candle wax 

place them in the freezer, when the wax spot gets hard just scrape it off.

Musty smell

Leave a box of open baking soda in the linen closet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the year of no clutter

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We are aiming for a year of super organize, discipline, and well informed .

These are the reasons why:

It is a fact that less clutter in our living and work space will help with,

1- Lowering stress, we start feeling like we can breath better

2- Creating a safer home, less chance of bumping into things

3- Spreading less germs, easier to clean thoroughly

4- Reducing allergy and asthma symptoms (less dust ..)

5- Lowering anxiety, easier to find things

6- Discouraging insects to stay around, with more space we do better job of cleaning

7- less junk food purchase when we keep an organized kitchen

8- Less clutter, more open space, in the closet, kitchen, and bathrooms

9- Easier time to clean

10- Less chance of wasting money on things we don’t need

Plan on :

Each day for few minutes put things away before leaving the house. It will help to stay organize, and less chance of starting the clutter habit. Start the mind set of, getting things done.

Keep in mind if we purchase something new, it is time to give away something you have not looked at for a while.

 

 

 

 

Stuck indoors, dumbbell curls

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Yes, cold icy roads and school is out we are stuck indoors with kids, that would love nothing more than more time staring at their iPads, and snack-on till bed time.

Nothing will make the brain function better than the good old blood circulation through our veins, so make it a game and bring the dumbbells ( water bottles ) out.

there are many indoor activities that can be fun and easy to do with some music & good company.

1- Warm up with music

2- push ups

3- squats

4- lunges

5- jumping jacks

6- the plank

7- high knees

8- ballet exercises (plié…)

9- crunches

10- and our favorite dancing

have a great time.

 

 

 

 

7 Ideas for holiday season decorating

You are entertaining for the next two months and trying your best to make your home more festive, inviting, and comfortable for your guests.

Invest little for a drastic remodeling with accent pieces you can move around easily,  and also creating a fresh look for you .

Heirloom Christmas Stockings
Christmas Stockings, on the staircase
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Warm colors with a contrast designs on accent pillows paired with throws.
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Classic Mies Daybed, more sitting space
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A festive corner, a tabletop Christmas tree

 

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For the Guest room, garland around the headboard & a tabletop Christmas tree
Fresh Christmas Door Swag
Fresh Christmas Door Swag indoor or outdoor
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Hanukkah table runner

 

 

 

 

 

Today we Celebrate small businesses

They are the backbone of our small communities & need our support to survive. Small Business Saturday was added to the Thanksgiving week calendar 9 years ago to bring millions of customers in busiest shopping weekend into the small and local businesses.

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Cozy bedding with holiday patterns

 

Cotton is a fiber that grows from a plant, and flannel is a way the fibers are woven together; that’s the only difference between the two. Flannel is made from either wool, cotton, or synthetic fiber. Vegetable flannel is made from Scots pine fibre.

Flannel sheets, are warm, soft, and absolutely wonderful to cuddle in when it is cold and blustery outside.

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Garnet hill, Hat party cotton flannel bedding
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Boll & Branch, Flannel pattern bedding
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William sonoma, Tartan Bedding
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The Company Store, Wildlife flannel bedding
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Vermont Country Store, Heathered Plaid bedding
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CuddleDown, Nutcracker
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Potterybarn, Santa Heritage
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Bed & Bath, Polar Bear bedding