With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to deck the halls. The holidays are always a busy time, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with so much to do. It’s especially tough if you live in a smaller home. Getting into the festive spirit and making your home feel like the holidays are here doesn’t have to take Herculean effort, or require a lot of space. We’ve got some tips for quick, easy, and green holiday décor that’s small-space friendly, too! Continue reading
Tea towels. The very name conjures up images of Victorian drawing rooms and ladies sipping tea from dainty cups. Well ditch that dated image! Tea towels are the unsung powerhouses of your kitchen and dining room. They’re not just a pretty face, they’re not afraid of getting down and doing some dirty work. Classically made from linen for its soft texture, durable nature and the fact that it won’t leave lint on the fine china, tea towels can be found everywhere from stove side to on the table, and that’s just where they belong. The tea towel’s close cousin, the flour sack towel, is an example of frugality meeting sustainability—old flour, grain and feed sacks would be repurposed into household towels.
Who doesn’t want to get the jump on their holiday décor? Trying to shop around for coordinating items, and worrying about where that ribbon came from can be exhausting. Where are the organic wreaths and recycled glassware? Thanks to HGTV and bambeco, one lucky winner will have all of that taken care of for them.
HGTV and bambeco are giving away a holiday décor prize pack as part of HGTV’s Freebie Friday. What’s that include? One Organic Three Herb Wreath, 4 Rioja Recycled Wine Glasses, 4 Rioja Recycled Pint Glasses, 4 Recycled Glass Ornaments in Red, and 4 Recycled Glass Ornaments in Gold.
Want to know more about this cool giveaway? Head to HGTV’s Design Happens blog to check it out.
It’s the holidays, which means it’s time for rush, rush, rush. From shopping for gifts (you’re doing that online, right?) to hosting and attending dinners and parties, and decorating, and holiday travel or guests, or… whew! It’s a lot. It’s easy to get so bogged down in the doing for everyone else that you forget to take a little time for yourself. Continue reading
Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter, and sometimes, you just need a little gift that says big things. Maybe it’s a little something extra to go with the bigger gift. Or it’s a collection of little things that all go together. Or maybe it’s that little something that says “I’m thinking of you.” Whatever the reason, stocking stuffers shouldn’t be an afterthought. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite little, and not so little, somethings that all make great gifts.
Light up their world
Candles are the perfect little something. Just about everyone loves them, they’re pretty, practical, and you can find gorgeous, and green, candles for everyone.
Not just for the ladies, the gift of a little pampering is ideal for the person who has everything.
For your furry friend
Fido and Fluffy deserves stockings, too! Fill theirs with sustainable treats that are good for them, and good for the planet!
Pair with a potable
If you’re giving a bottle of their favorite libation, include some themed stocking stuffers to go along with.
Because sometimes, you need something that really stands out.