Browsing Archive: December, 2011

Jump Start to the New Year

Posted by Christina Lauren on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, In : DECOR 

Getting a jump start to the new year is crucial to keeping your resolutions. Here's a few designer approved ideas to aid you in your best year yet!
1. Organize your Clothes. Keep, donate & maybe piles. Color code your closet, or organize by occasion.
2. Rearrange Furniture. Shuffle pieces around, move from room to room. Liven your space!
3.Paint Something. Paint a wall, an old chair, a picture, just get to painting.
4.Keep pens & paper, everywhere. Who knows when your next brilliant idea will st...

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Posted by Christina Lauren on Friday, December 23, 2011, In : FOOD & DRINK 


Tired of the never ending cider and egg nog this season? Try Glӧgg! A spiced wine that is out of control good.

What you need: (I'm a big fan of using amounts to taste, so use this as a guide)

  • 1 bottle of your favorite red wine. (I recommend Merlot)

  • 0.5 Liter brandy

  • 10 cardamom pods

  • 1 cinnamon stick (broken down)

  • 1/2 orange peel (dried or fresh)

  • 1/2 lbs sugar (regular or lumps)

  • Optional additions: 5 cloves, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup almonds, 5 dried figs

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Oh Christmas Tree

Posted by Christina Lauren on Saturday, December 10, 2011, In : FLORALS 

Fresh Christmas trees are quite possibly the best part of the season, but when Xmas is over they're tossed to the curb like yesterdays garbage. This year, opt for a better option-rent a tree that will be replanted! It's super eco-chic, AND you can rent the same tree year after year (so it grows with your family). LOVE this! Google replantable in your area or go here:

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Sweets for a Sweet

Posted by Christina Lauren on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, In : GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 

Shipping cookies this holiday season-or simply want to keep your favorites fresh? Slip a piece of bread into the container to keep them soft and delicious. I don't know why it works, but it does, like a charm.

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Color Scheme

Posted by Christina Lauren on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : HOLIDAY 

Decorate your tree in a similar color sccheme for an elegant, polished look.

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Easy Xmas

Posted by Christina Lauren on Sunday, December 4, 2011, In : HOLIDAY 

Decorating for the holidays doesn't need to be expensive, if you get creative. Holiday candy is the easiest way to make your space feel more festive. These candy creations only require a small glass and 2 boxes of candy canes. Go wild with your favorite holiday treats.

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