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10 Organizing Printables for the New Year!

I cannot believe we are nearly in 2017! Every new year I feel the need to go through my house and get rid of stuff I do not need and organize the rest of my life. It’s a nice fresh start for the year. Below you will find 10 organizing printables for the new year!

1) Sometimes you just need to focus on a couple things to finish for the day. These printouts from Design Love Fest will help you get important tasks done.

Sometimes you just need to focus on a couple things to finish for the day. These print outs from Design Love Fest will help you get those important tasks done.

2) Download these pretty labels, made by me, on the Better Homes and Gardens blog to keep all those messy cords organized! Check them out here.

Download these pretty labels, made by me, on the Better Homes and Gardens blog to keep all those messy cords organized! Check them out here.

3) Organize your family time with these free printables! Found on I Heart Naptime.

Organize your family time with these free printables! Found on I Heart Naptime.

4) These prepared clear zippered bags are perfect to grab when you’re in a hurry! Get free labels to make these for your home on BHG.

These pre prepared clear zippered bags are perfect to grab when your in a hurry! Get some free labels to make these for your home on BHG.

5) If you have ribbon, you probably know how messy and tangled it can get. Download these printable ribbon wraps to organize all that lovely ribbon. Found on Free Pretty Things for You.

If you have ribbon you probably know how messy and tangled it can get. Download these printable ribbon wraps to organize al that lovely ribbon. Found on Free Pretty Things for You.

6) I provided some printables so you can make this weekly meal planner for your kitchen! Find it on The Paper Mama.

I provided some printables so you can make this weekly meal planner for your kitchen! Find it on The Paper Mama.

7) All of those laundry bottles and boxes are sort of ugly, so use these printable labels to make your laundry room look pretty! Found on Boxwood Avenue.

Okay. All of those laundry bottles and boxes are sort of ugly, so use these printable labels to make that laundry room look pretty! Found on Boxwood Avenue.

8) Try this wonderful laundry cheat sheet! My husband has shrunk way too many of my favorite sweaters, and I need this. Found on Boxwood Avenue.

They also made a wonderful laundry cheat sheet! My husband has shrunk way too many of my favorite sweaters and I need this. Also found on Boxwood Avenue.

9) Keep your 2017 planner organized with these colorful printable planner stickers! Found on Minted Strawberry.

Keep your 2017 planner organized with these colorful printable planner stickers! Found on Minted Strawberry.

10) I can ALWAYS count on I Heart Organizing to have the best tips and printables to organize anything in my life. Check out this post to set up a very organized filing system.

I can ALWAYS count on I Heart Organizing to have the best tips and printables to organize anything in my life. Check out this post to set up a very organized filing system.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


Winters are for lazy weekend days where you just want to lounge around in your comfiest pair of pajamas and watch movies all day. We’ve rounded up our favorite jammies to keep you cozy this winter.

The Satin

Live in luxury with a pair of satin pajamas. Satin pajamas are a less pricey, just-as-comfy alternative to pure silk pajamas (try Miss Elaine’s Brushed Back Satin Pajama Set, $42, macys.com).

The Onesie

Onesies for adults are a trend we can’t stay away from — they give us major flashbacks to childhood snugness. This comfy-casual onesie comes with a hood and pockets (SkylineWears’ Hoodie Jumpsuit, $29-37, amazon.com).

The Fun Print

Calling all coffee nuts! Sip your morning coffee in this adorable flannel pajama set ($42, nordstrom.com). They have a ton of other fun prints to choose from, as well!

The Nightgown

Get your best night’s sleep with a freeing nightgown. It sounds old-fashioned, but a nightgown is one of the comfiest articles of clothing you can sleep in — trust us on this one. For a modern-looking nightgown, try this one from Ralph Lauren ($68, belk.com).

 

The Thermal Underwear

Looking for incredibly warm but lightweight pajamas? Cuddl Duds ($16, kohls.com) is a thermal underwear company that focuses on dressing warm and cozy without packing on the bulk. This stylish set makes perfect nighttime attire.

The Flannel

Even if you are an oversized T-shirt kind of person, a pair of quality flannel pajamas are a must. Victoria’s Secret flannel pajamas ($40, victoriassecret.com) even come with a matching eye mask! All you need is a cute pair of slippers to complete the look.

The Robe

This winter, try changing up the classic waist-tie robe with a zip-up robe (try Miss Elaine’s Textured Fleece Robe, $43, macys.com). The robe is longer for extra warmth and even comes with pockets!


Stylish home accents don’t need to cost a pretty penny. You can achieve your desired look with a little bit of time and one craft supply that is easily attained. Although paper isn’t always considered for DIY projects, you may just change your tune after looking at some of our trendy examples of paper home decor.

1. DIY Geometric Bowls

Who says organizers can’t be pretty? And what’s prettier than pattern scrapbook paper? If you want some cute geometric bowls to hold your odds and ends, all you need is some glue and a few folding skills. Jennifer shows us all the tips and tricks over at her blog, The Craft Patch.

Image Via: The Craft Patch

2. Ombre Paint Chip Wreath

An inexpensive project, this wreath is perfect for year-round decor and is so easy to make. The Hipster Mum has a great tutorial on how to use free paint chips and a few common craft supplies to make your own ombre wreath. If you don’t own a cutting machine, don’t worry. You’ll just need to cut the leaves by hand instead.

Image Via: Hipster Mum

3. Gold-Tipped Feathers

Lia Griffith’s gold-tipped feathers have so many uses: holiday ornaments, fall garlands, and year-round works of art. Lia supplies you with three downloadable feather templates for both a cutting machine and scissors. Cut up a variety of your favorite color feathers, then take a gold paint pen, or acrylic gold paint, and color the tips with metallic magic, string them up from a fun branch or bar and hang for all to enjoy!

Image Via: Lia Griffith

4. Crepe Paper Petals

Oh Happy Day contributor Ashley created this beautiful faux flower wall art inspired by traditional Indian flower torans. A quick trip to your local crafts supply or hardware store should land you with everything you need for this pretty crepe paper project. She provides a template for the petal shapes as well as tips and tricks on how to create the art quickly and beautifully. See the tutorial here!

Crepe Paper Petals Wall Hanging | Oh Happy Day!

Image Via: Oh Happy Day

5. Hexagon Wall Art

Geometrics and metallics: hot and hotter. Combining both into wall art is the best decision you can make. This project is easiest with a large hexagonal paper punch but can also be done by hand. Use a combination of glitter, foil, and heavyweight paper or cardstock to cut your hexagons, then use craft glue to stick your shapes in place on a stretched canvas. Wall-safe tape can be used to scatter any extra shapes along the wall.

Image Via: Tara Dennis

6. Rainbow Paint-Chip Wall

Here’s another project from the world of free. Don’t bother with a gallon of paint! Pick up a variety of paint swatches and use them to color your wall instead. Blue painters tape adheres these paint chips to the wall. You might even have a roll laying around so this project won’t cost you anything but time.

Image Via: Poppytalk

7. DIY Paper Dahlias

Beautiful paper flowers have never been easier — or larger! 100 Layer Cake has lovely images of these fun paper dahlias as well as a step-by-step tutorial. Where will you put this simple and elegant DIY paper decoration?

Image Via: 100 Layer Cake

8. Contact Paper Accent Wall

This is the perfect home accent for apartment dwellers. When no paint or nail holes are allowed, how do you make the beige walls of your home more interesting? Katie of Mountain Modern Life has the solution for you. Although it might look like geometric stamps of cream-color paint, this funky accent wall is actually designed with contact paper. It doesn’t leave a residue behind, and you can complete an entire wall for under $3.

Image Via: Mountain Modern Life

With just a sampling of paper decor projects, I can tell I’ll have enough DIYs to last me awhile. Share some of your favorites with me! In the meantime, I’ll be comparing prices on cutting machines, scissors, and paper varieties.

Until next time,

~Bri


As the saying goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” It’s true! We look forward to the holidays even before the season arrives. Although the magic of the holidays tends to outweigh the stress, there is still a slight chance for chaos. And with that, we’ve rounded up ways you can introduce relaxation throughout your home both during and following the rush of the holiday season.

This month, the BHGLiveBetter Blogger Network was challenged with making comfort a priority by showcasing areas in their homes that make for a calming and restful retreat.

1. It’s a white wintry sight with Lolly Jane. From the very top of this flocked tree, straight down to the base of the Ceramic Lamp, soothing hues of soft blue and white radiate a feeling of peace, making us want to cozy up with a warm Sherpa Throw and mug of cocoa.

2. Do away with clutter and relax in comfort! Anna Moseley of Ask Anna brings life to her master bedroom by incorporating a bold chest of drawers dressed with a Baroque 3-Piece Mirror Set  and Antique Bronze Lamp – très chic!

3. Make comfort easily accessible with a Crossmill Collection Weathered Coffee Table from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart that doubles as hidden storage. Take after Marie Chorak of Blooming Homestead and switch out lightweight cotton throws and pillows for chunky knits, faux fur and plush velvet.

4. Taryn Whiteaker of Design, Dining & Diapers suggests turning an unused corner of your room into a reading nook. Dive into that book you’ve been meaning to start and slide into an oh-so comfortable Mid-Century Linen Chair.

5. It’s amazing the difference a mattress can make. Beth Hunter of Home Stories A to Z sets her guests up for a dreamy night’s sleep with a new Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress and fresh set of Wrinkle Free Sheets from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart.

6. Hit that reset button and take time to sip on a mid-afternoon treat in style. See how Gloribell Lebron of I Don’t Know How She Does It  personalizes a set of White Porcelain Mugs for the holidays.

7. Jen Migonis of Mignois Home arranges furniture for conversation by grouping a sofa and chair on either side of a Crossmill Collection Weathered Side Table. Forget the TV! Slow down, take a seat, and enjoy the company of family.

8. Nothing tops the glow of a candle! Monica Benavidez of Monica Wants It places a warm winter Jar Candle atop a stylish Tufted Storage Ottoman to introduce ambiance to her cozy living room space.

9. Stacy Risenmay of Not Just A Housewife has a throw blanket in nearly every color, texture, and pattern. Whether it’s a lazy weekend morning, cold winter day or family game night, the Sherpa, Chenille, Woven Fringe, and Plush throws are a wonderful complement to moments of well-deserved relaxation.

10. Get the how-to on creating a cozy oasis for guests traveling near and (in this case) far to visit Debbie Westbrooks of Refresh Restyle. From a soft Comforter Set to extra blankets, towels and toiletries stored beneath a stylish Pintucked Bench, guests will have everything and more to feel right at home for the holidays.

11. Head over to Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage for a candle 101. Small touches, such as using flickering candles and accompanying candle accessories, are all it takes to instantly turn up the glow throughout your home.

12. Pamper yourself and guests with the coziness of Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart Thick and Plush Bath Towels. Consider this tip from Kierste Wade of Simply Kierste: tuck the towels in a Hyacinth Twist Handle Basket and leave them in each room for easy access when guests arrive.

13. Kim Demmon’s family room has us wanting to curl up beside the Christmas tree with a warm cup of tea. We’re marveling at the White-Washed Rustic Table Lamp, a nice complement to this chic farmhouse holiday display from Today’s Creative Life.

14. Amy Bell of Positively Splendid has us channeling our inner creative. Read, write, create … heck, do nothing! Bask in the stillness the morning brings, slide beneath a warm Comforter, and take time to be you.

 

For all of these products and more, visit Walmart.com/BetterHomesandGardens


Create or curate expressive 3-D art that is guaranteed to never fall flat! Every gallery wall should include at least one piece that breaks the mold. Choose dramatic artwork that pops, or try making your own with these DIY 3-D art ideas.

Flower Power

If you love having a vase of flowers in your home all year long, this DIY is perfect for you. Combine a canvas and faux flowers to make a one-of-a-kind work of art. Whether you go with a simple painted look or a fun and trendy chalkboard style, this artwork will make your guests do a double take.

Via Lily & Val Living

Via Lily & Val Living

Subtlety in 3-D 

Are you a little nervous about adding another dimension to your walls? Dip your toes into the waters of this trend with a minimal and elegant approach. I love the way a wreath and monogram add style to this neutral wall, creating a cozy and stylish atmosphere.

Via Craftberry Bush

The Art of Overlap

When I’m arranging collages or digital scrapbook pages, it seems obvious to overlap different images. However, it never occurred to me to try this on the walls! When done right, the trend is super innovative and not at all cluttered. I love the way the lake house theme of this gallery wall uses sever types of layering. Not only does one painting overlap the edges of three others, a propeller peeks around the corners of other artworks.

Via The Lettered Cottage

Hoop to It

I’m so happy that embroidery has made such a comeback! Vintage and crafty, embroidery hoops are pure rustic-chic perfection.

Via BHG

Statement Piece

Sometimes all you need is one work of art to draw attention and interest to a wall. Incorporate the colors of your room into this cute geometric DIY made from wood circles for an artwork that’s sure to impress.

Via Curbly

Don’t Forget About the Kids

3-D art is such a fun trend, and it’s also perfect for decorating your kids’ rooms. Including repurposed toys and an innovative 3-D nursery tree, these sweet works are perfect for the little ones in your life.

Via Homemade Ginger

Via Project Nursery

 


10 Ways To Give Your Bedroom The Stylish Edge it Deserves

We all love our own bedroom, but often it is the most overlooked room from a design point of view. We pay more attention to decorating, creating, and styling common areas everyone will enjoy over ones that only a few get to see. The bedroom is usually last on the list when it really should be up there at the top. It is a place where we thrive and revive; a place where we gain peace at the end of the night and start each new day with a fresh perspective. And if our bedroom doesn’t get perfectly decorated, we will still survive. But what if you could make a few small changes without committing to a complete makeover, go at your own pace, and actually enjoy it? That could be a game changer, right?!

Here are 10 easy ways to give your bedroom the stylish edge it deserves.

Let’s start with lighting. You won’t believe how simple and affordable it is to swap out lighting. By changing out your old overhead pendant or chandelier, you can transform your space and exude style. You can go for a woven material, metal, or wood, or bring in a balanced mix. Don’t forget the lighting by your bed! Hanging pendants and sconces make for a bold choice.

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Another simple change is to bring in plant life. Adding ferns, tropical plants, and succulents is not only a pretty design element, but it’s also a healthy one, especially in the bedroom. Try hanging plants; it’s a great space-saver and fun alternative.

The easiest and most affordable way to update any space is with paint. Not sure you will love an entire room in a bold color? Why not try a focal wall? Behind the bed is a great place to add a pop of color.

Tamara Mengal-10 Ways To Give Your Bedroom The Stylish Edge it Deserves

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Art is my favorite way to make a bedroom seem like it stepped out of the pages of a magazine. With all the choices out there and tutorials, it is way easier than you think to incorporate artwork. Take the fun, quirky piece above as an example.

Another great way to add a stylish vibe to your bedroom is with a wall treatment. This can also be applied to a focal wall. The level of commitment depends on your design aesthetic and comfort level. Some ideas are wallpaper, board and batten, shiplap, picture molding, or a feature wall of reclaimed wood.

Becky Owens-Wallpaper Focal Wall

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Cup of Jo-Reclaimed Wood Wall

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Getting organized in the bedroom is a great way to sleep better and relieve stress. Face it: when you are looking at “stuff” before bed and in the morning, it is hard to gain clarity.

Dwell Beautiful-Get Organized With Your Jewlery

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A headboard is easier and more affordable that you think. You can use reclaimed wood, an old door, or make one yourself. It creates a focal point in the room, and it also makes your bed feel cohesive and complete.

Serena & Lily-Batten Board

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Adding side tables is a good way to stay on trend. From IKEA hacks to do-it-yourself projects, there are an assortment of side table options to choose from. When in doubt, you can always find them at your favorite home stores.

Shelves are ideal for organizing your vertical space. Being able to display meaningful accessories and photos gives your bedroom the authentic charm it craves.

Burkatron-DIY Leather Floating Shelf

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Emily Magers-Gallery Wall

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When in doubt, just change out a few accessories. This always makes a space feel new and fresh. You can shop your house, hit your local thrift store, or pop into your favorite home stores. From pillows to bedding and everything in between, any small (or big) change makes a difference.

Happy decorating,

Jen-City Farmhouse


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