Winter Weddings and Challenges plus Boo’s Festive Web Finds

January 1, 2014 by Boo

Happy New Year Everyone

Wishing you all the very best for 2014

Winter Wedding Studio Coordinates

$1 Sale Today

Available HERE

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Studio Challenges 2014

This year I want to try and do more layouts especially with my products. I love creating but I’m usually so busy I never get the chance to actually play with what I create so this year it’s on my ‘Goal’ list. To help me achieve this little (not so…) task I thought I’d try and have a go with our fabulous Studio Challenges. I’m already helping out Dani with her White Space Challenge a couple of times over the coming months and amazingly won the Studios LOTD with my own entry for this challenge. OMG, what a wonderful surprise that was and such a boost to my confidence so deliciously encouraged here is my effort for this months Color Challenge. I’d love to know your thoughts (be kind, well ok, try to be kind lol)

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I used various pieces from all of my Winter Wedding Minis to create this layout entitled ‘A Penny For Your Thoughts’

and the lovely frame cluster is available to you FREE for a limited time as my contribution to the Studio Color Challenge.

Just Click the image or grab it HERE

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And my winning layout for this months White Space Challenge using my Party On Collection

Shine

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Please do pop along to this months White Space Challenge and have a go at creating a White Space layout yourself. I’d love to see your work

A quick mention for My Christmas Fayre Collection. If you are only now getting to some of those gorgeous photos you took over the holidays you’ll love this collection full of delicious morsels and pretty decs to help showcase those lovely images of yours.

Available HERE

and here’s a little layout I did as part of my own ‘Goals for 2014′ project using Christmas Fayre

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Christmas Decorations: Thinking Through Your Needs

Time to clear the Decs…… Christmas Decorations that isWinter Weddings and ChallengesBoo’s Festive Web Finds

original post by MANDI on DECEMBER 28, 2009

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Whether you get the itch to take down your Christmas decorations as soon as Christmas is over or you prefer to keep them up as long as possible, at some point you’re (probably!) going to take them down. To get a headstart on next year’s decorating and make your life easier, take some time to plan how you’re going to store your decorations so they stay organized and easy to find.

1. Look at the decorations that are still packed away.

Why didn’t you use them this year? Was it just temporary circumstances that kept you from unpacking all of the decorations? Are they sentimental but not things you wish to display? Have they been sitting in their boxes for a dozen years because you keep thinking that one year you might want to use them?

Depending on your answers to the above questions, you’ll want to either keep them in storage, repack them or consider donating or tossing them. While you don’t want to make a decision to get rid of things that you’ll later regret, there’s no point in just keeping them around if you’re never going to use them anyway (with the exception of family heirlooms and other sentimental items).

2. Decide how to designate your Christmas decorations in storage.

Is simply writing “Christmas Decorations” on the box or on a piece of masking tape on the box enough to make them easy to find come next Christmas? If you have trouble sorting through your boxes in storage (and we’ll talk about organizing storage at a later time!), then you might want to go for a more creative method, such as wrapping the boxes in wrapping paper so that they’re easy to spot. You could also tie a red ribbon around them, attach a Christmas tag or purchase colored bins. The goal is simply to make them easy to find when next year rolls around.

3. Set aside the decorations that are most important.

If you find yourself short on time or energy next year due to circumstances beyond your control, which decorations do you want to be able to get to quickly and easily so that you can still enjoy a simple Christmas? Pack these separately in a marked box so that we know right where they are.

4. Consider keeping a written or picture inventory.

Keeping a written or picture inventory of all of your belongings — not just your Christmas decorations — is a good idea  While none of us like to think about the worst-case scenario, if you need to file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance due to a fire or burglary, having a detailed inventory will make your life so much easier and also ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to.

How detailed your inventory is will depend on your needs and desires. Some people may find that simply listing everything or taking pictures and saving them in a secure place is enough. Or you may keep a more detailed list that shows exactly which decorations are in each individual box to make unpacking (and repacking!) easier.

special thanks to Mandi for this original blog series,

We’ll be looking at the different methods for organizing and storing Christmas decorations and sharing some  favorite tips  that you can pick and choose to get started organizing your way! Part 1 soon…

Thanks so much for joining us today.

Have a wonderful New Year and may we wish you all the very best for 2014

Hugs

Boo and the Blossoms xx

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