Innovative Interior Inspiration for a Happier Home during the Holidays

Innovative Interior Inspiration for a Happier Home during the Holidays

Your home should be bursting with Christmas cheer and holiday spirit by this point in the year. Whether you’re putting up your Christmas tree or having a good clear out before all of the presents arrive, there are so many preparations you can make right now. You might want to start by brightening up your home interior or changing up your overall color scheme within your home. There are an abundance of exciting things you can do in order to create a happier home during the holidays. If you’re not quite sure where to start then consider some of the following ideas to get you started on your innovative journey. Make sure you do everything possible to create a vibrant, festive, safe and practical space within your awesome abode this holiday season.

Savvy Security

Not everybody chooses to stay at home during the festive season; in fact it is becoming more and more popular to spend the holidays abroad or with distant family. If you’re worried about leaving your house for long periods of time, you might want to update your home security systems. You should click here and find out how you can watch your home from anywhere, no matter where you may be. In the future it will also come in really handy as you can check in on your pets whilst you’re out. With this high tech security system you will be able to have ultimate peace of mind that your home is safe and sound.

Declutter and Cleanse

Before Christmas comes around it is so important to get rid of all the unwanted clutter in your home before you are inundated with presents! Clear out your closets, empty overflowing drawers and throw out any useless items you no longer need in your house. You could even sell some of your unwanted items online just to get a little head start with your holiday cash. Starting the holidays with a fresh and decluttered home is the ultimate way to begin the festivities. You won’t have to worry about making room for guests, food and presents throughout your home if you take the time to have a much needed clear out.

Deep Clean

If you haven’t put up your Christmas tree yet, then now would be the perfect time to give your home the deep clean it needs. Even if you have decorated already, there is no better way to prepare for the holidays than a good old fashioned cleaning session. When it comes to deep cleaning your home, it really couldn’t be easier. Just focus on the finer details that you might usually brush over and you will have peace of mind that you have carried out a very thorough clean throughout your home. You could hire a carpet steam cleaner if you’re really ready to get into the deep cleaning spirit!

Furniture Rearranging

If you are the happy host for Christmas day, then you might need to make some practical rearrangements to cater for your guests. It can often be a problem finding enough seating to allow your guests to sit down, so think about this before the big day rolls around. If you have got little ones visiting you might want to tidy away your breakables so that your precious items aren’t in any danger. Count up how many guests you might be expecting in your home and bring down some extra seating from upstairs if you need to. Getting all of these preparations sorted beforehand will help to reduce your stresses hugely on the day.


Festive Touches

It’s time to think about the fun and enjoyable elements of organizing your home for Christmas day and family parties. Adding your own festive touches to your dreamy dwelling will bring out the festive cheer by the bucket load. Whether you’re dressing a delicate and demure tree or you’re draping twinkling fairy lights over your mantelpiece, there are so many special touches you can make to your home right now. Choose a theme for your decorations, whether it’s red and gold, pastel pinks or deep green and silver; you are bound to put your own special touches on your Christmas décor this year.

Cool Color Schemes

Experiment with an array of festive palettes this Christmas and change up the entire décor of your home if you fancy a big change. Some people see the holidays as the perfect chance to redecorate your entire home as it symbolizes a fresh start for the New Year. Repaint your living room or invest in new sparkling accessories to suit the winter season. Changing up your color scheme can be the greatest indicator of the festive season so embrace the changes and enjoy trying out new palettes.


Stunning Scents

One of the most exciting finishing touches you can make to your festive home this year involves choosing your signature winter scent. When your guests walk through the door they need to be hit with an amazing aroma that represents Christmas time through and through. Head out to your local candle or incense store and discover some of the most delicious tastes you will ever come across. Whether you’ve got a soft spot for sweet gingerbread or you absolutely love the smell of cinnamon, there are so many stunning scents to choose from. Enjoy the process of selecting your festive aroma and spread the smell throughout your entire home; your guests won’t want to leave!

So however you choose to spruce up your home this festive season, make sure it is practical, stylish and fun. If you’re going away, you might find it useful to boost your security; if you’re staying at home you could rearrange your furniture to make everything much more practical for your guests. Changing up the décor, style and special features in your home is just perfect for this time of year, as it makes you feel like you’re starting afresh.  Hopefully you will have been able to grab some innovative interior inspiration for a happier home during the holidays.


Simple Home Improvements for a Cute and Cozy Christmas

Simple Home Improvements for a Cute and Cozy Christmas

When you wake up in the morning a light, delicate frost covers your window panes and there is a festive chill in the air. You might not have picked the perfect time to move house, but you’re ready to make it cosy and cute for Christmas. Whilst you’re learning to love a new home, you also need to think about certain practicalities especially at this time of year. When the temperature drops outside you need to make sure your home is fully prepared with everything it needs to survive the winter chill. Check out the following ideas to make your home full of festive cheer ready for the most wonderful time of the year.

Snug as a Bug

You can’t get through a chilly winter without an adequate heating system in place throughout your home. When you have just moved into a new place it can be very difficult to judge what you need to fix, repair or maintain. You need a reliable and sturdy HVAC system that will suit your budget and keep your snug as a bug throughout the cold winter months. With a reputable system in place you can be sure that you aren’t wasting money on energy or harming the environment.

Terrific Tree and Divine Decor

As soon as you move into a new home at this time of year it is essential to get your tree and decor in place. Once all of these elements are firmly up you will start to feel warm and cosy in your new delightful dwelling. Invest in twinkling fairy lights to drape across your mantle piece for a classic Christmas look or head to your local florist and pick up a handmade wreath for your front door. Putting these homely touches in place will help you to feel right at home in no time.


Super Scents

Every home needs to have a signature scent, no matter how new it may be. As soon as your guests walk through the door they should be struck with a gentle and welcoming fragrance that is unique to your perfect property. At this time of year it might be fitting to choose a sweet smelling gingerbread candle or even a cinnamon incense. Choose a smell that matches your personality and this will soon become your festive home fragrance.


Cute Comforts

All that needs to be added to your home now are those cute finishing touches that make the world of difference. Whether it’s a cosy red blanket draped over your new sofa or it’s a snuggly cushion on your beautiful bed, you need to add those cute comforts that make you feel at ease. Once all of these added extras are in place your new home will be ready for Christmas Day straight away.

So take the stress out of moving into a new home at this time of year and consider all of these festive favorites. This Christmas you are bound to be warm and welcomed into your new amazing abode.

Small Maker’s Holiday Gift Guide

Small Maker’s Holiday Gift Guide


42nd Circle Design
Business location: Washington

Hi, I’m Lisa! I have been interested in home decor for as long as I can remember. I love looking through magazines, watching decor shows, and even browsing through Etsy to dream up ideas for decorating. Often I would want a sign or piece of art and I couldn’t find it exactly the way I wanted it. So I started making them!
I enjoy the process of designing and painting. I try to make each piece with attention to detail and love!

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Business location: Alabama

Adorned was started to help encourage women in their walk with the Lord. Wear jewelry with your word for the year to be a daily reminder.

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Ashley Pahl Paperie 
Business location: Michigan

Rustic Handmade Home Decor & Custom Party Goods

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Betsey Grace Designs
Business location: Wisconsin

“I mostly create farmhouse style decor & gifts. My favorite items to make are shirts, signs, hand towels, and most recently ornaments. I started my shop about a year ago and I’m so thankful that I did because it brings me great joy to create and I have met so many incredible people along this journey. I feel so proud to be a part of the maker community because the love and support that the creators I’ve met along the way share with one another is like nothing I’ve ever seen. I’m also so thankful for every customer that comes my way, I can’t express how happy it makes me when I see something that I made bring happiness and excitement to someones day.”

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Beyond Words
Business location: Connecticut

“My name is Lizz. I am a self-employed Therapeutic Recreation Director, fitness instructor & personal trainer, Head Coach for the local high school dance team, and much more. I’ve always enjoyed being creative and crafty.”
Express yourself BEYOND WORDS.

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Birds and Berry Studio
Business location: Colorado

I am a teacher turned entrepreneur and have pursued art in various mediums for most of my life. I am mostly self-taught, but I’m loving the journey. As you can tell by my shop name and choice of artwork, I love birds and and my last name is Hocken’berry’, so thus, Birds and Berry Studio was born. I’ve been experimenting with art and painting for many years and I’ve loved expressing the beauty I see through art.

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Charter House Designs
Business location: South Carolina

Hey y’all, I’m Amy! All creations are designed, styled, and created by this southern Momma who has a love for home decor, farmhouse charm, and DIY projects. Fueled by coffee and Jesus, you’re sure to find the perfect piece to accentuate your home style.

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Cottage Candle Co
Business location: Minnesota

Hi, I’m April.  I started Cottage Candle Co. because I wanted to create candles that were friendly for the Earth and also beneficial to living a healthy lifestyle.  Our essential oil soy wax candles are safe to burn even around children.  I cannot live without the aroma of a burning candle, so I thought what better way to share something I love with people than to make them myself.  We hope you enjoy our candles as much as we do!

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Crafty Dogwood
Business location: Wyoming

“Our backyard is the great Yellowstone Park. Our mission: create products that are a pleasure to give and to use. We source our ingredients carefully and try to source all elements of our products locally. Our pine cones are hand-picked on land we call home and all of the soaps and candles we sell are items we use in our home daily. We do all of this with love.”

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Creative Haven Design
Business location: Wisconsin

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Designs by Jenni Lyn
Business location: Illinois

Designs by JenniLyn offers beautiful hand made pieces of jewelry that are modern and sophisticated. Many of the styles are kept simple in order to focus on the natural beauty of the stones and lines. Designs by JenniLyn embodies styles that are easy to wear, comfortable, and effortlessly chic.

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Business location: Minnesota

Hand-dyed paper goods and textiles.
Contact artist Chris Hansen to order via email at

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Elyse Breanne Design
Business location: Illinois

Specializes in custom hand-painted signs and home décor.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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For Such a Time Co
Business location: Virginia

For Such a Time Co was born for just that, such a time in my life when a creative outlet was needed. Here you’ll find affordable and accessible instant downloads that will help you express the changing of the seasons in your life, too.

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Four Sisters Farm Soap Co.
Business location: Missouri

Four Sisters Farm Soap Co. is a little farm nestled against the woods, down a lonely dirt road. Where imagination dwells, fun inspires and life is always happening. Handmade natural soaps. Vegan friendly.

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For The Love Of Pallets
Business location: Arizona

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Gam Gamz Handcrafted
Business location: Michigan

Handmade pillow covers, scarves, and linens in a range of sizes and patterns. A little something for everyone!

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Goldendrop Garlands
Business location: Indiana

All the garlands are made in my home studio, aka the ball room, (or sometimes in the passenger seat of my minivan). My hope is to be able to brighten your day with a little whimsy and a pop of color!

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Gusto Mercantile
Business location: Wisconsin

Unique imprinted apparel, art and housewares that make the perfect gift for the holidays.

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Hidden Blessings Decor
Business location: Arizona

Formerly Olivia’s Smile Decor.
Hidden Blessings Decor, a brand new retail site, specializes in textile home goods and gifts.

“You need unique trendy home decor and gifts that will bless your loved ones and surround your home with God’s blessings, and you want your gifts and decor to work overtime for a higher purpose.  I get you.  You are the reason I started this company. ”

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House Fenway
Business location: Wisconsin

Vintage-inspired home décor and artwork.

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James Steeno Gallery
Business location: Wisconsin

Watercolors and illustrations by James Steeno reflecting Wisconsin, both the untamed and civilized, from architecture to urban scenes and subject matter. Art prints, Art Maps and originals of places found nearby.

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JnJ Handmade
Business location: Wisconsin

Handmade wood products including signs, games and home decor.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Jules and Tone
Business location: Oregon

My name is Mailoa (milo) and I am the owner of Jules and Tone, a shop that carries an eclectic collection of decorative pillows. I began my creative career as an interior designer. While that is still my true passion, making pillows have allowed me to be at home and take care of my family while keeping my hands in the creative pot. I am inspired by nature which is where I usually draw my color schematics. That is also why I am thankful to reside in beautiful Portland, Oregon where both green mountains and blue oceans are within short distances. I love browsing and invite you to do the same in my shop.


Business location: Michigan

Keytiques was opened in 2009 and was inspired by a love of handmade items and antiques. We are a husband and wife team from Metro Detroit with a love and passion for antiques and handmade items.

We enjoy re-purposing antique pieces to create beautiful one of a kind items. We also love to create vintage-inspired pieces with new materials. Many of the antique trinkets we use in our jewelry are items that would be lost or forgotten over time. Bringing new life to these old pieces of history is what our shop is all about.

We are delighted to be able to share our designs with people all over the world. We hope that one day we get to visit all the incredible places our jewelry has traveled too.

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Business location: Wisconsin

Creating custom designs that add a personal touch. Design specializes in apparel, t-shirts and onesies, along with an array of seasonal custom home décor and gifts.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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La Dolce Vita

Business location: Louisiana

Here in South Louisiana our culture is reflected in everything we do. At La Dolce Vita we try to capture that spirit in the products we make and sell. From our personalized Santa bags for gifts from Papa Noel to our beautiful blessing beads adorned with Louisiana oyster shells or handmade crosses, we cherish it all! And we would love to share our creations with you so please, place your order today! 

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Legacy Wood Designs
Business location: Illinois

My Mission: To make the world a happier place one sign at a time! In 2015 my mother in law passed away from breast cancer. She was always so full of encouragement and I miss her special sentiments during hard times. So, in her honor I began making wood sign home decor with all kinds of different sentiments, poems and bible verses to keep her memory alive and to encourage others in the same way.

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Little Creek Uniques
Business location: Indiana

Unique handmade home decor and unique vintage finds! Wood signs, bead garland, seasonal decor and more!


Lumber and Lace
Business location: Tennessee 

My name is Kirsten, and I am the owner, builder and designer. This business is my passion and I love creating beautiful, QUALITY pieces that will add timeless, charm and character to your home. Each piece is handcrafted, by me, and finished to perfection. I offer a wide variety of finishes that will match any decor. I also accept Custom Orders.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Magnolia Groves
Business location: Ohio

Offering farmhouse chic wood signs, candles, chunky blanket throws and unique home decor.

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MNK Candle
Business location: Ohio

“I am a small town girl who has always had an affinity for candles and home decor. I started this journey as a new mom looking for something to do as a hobby and a creative outlet. I have taken that hobby and created products people love by giving them a healthier and cleaner alternative when it comes to candles. These candles are made with Natural USA farmed Soy wax and Phthalate Free Fragrance.”

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Munga Vision
Business location: Minnesota

My name is Kristen (though my family usually calls me Munga) and this is my little shop —the sum of my creative energy. Munga Vision offers a wide array of products from artwork and stationary to apparel and home décor.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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New Fallen Snow
Business location: Maryland

I love planning for Christmas and getting all of the “chores” out of the way early. Planning for the next year begins right after Christmas ends! Use my New-Fallen Snow Christmas Planning Journal to help keep yourself on track! Having time to enjoy the holidays seems to dwindle after we become adults. If you dread the holidays, it’s likely because you feel the pressure to get so much done in such a short amount of time. With a shift in thinking about when the holidays begin and some planning in the off-months, we can all find time to do the things we love and bring presence back to the holidays!

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O’ Sweet Goodness

Business location: Idaho & Ohio

We’re Katie and Emily; two sisters who love to create items to help you celebrate birthdays, holidays, showers, and a fun family dinner. We make all the paper flowers in our shop by hand and with the inspiration of our families, we design decor that helps make memories. As you can tell from our photos, flowers are our favorite! We love to make them and we love to use them on all the items we create!  Thanks for checking out our shop…your support means the world to us!  Merry Christmas from our families to yours!

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Business location: New York

Handcrafted pillow covers designed and made in Buffalo, NY.  Each and every item is handmade, with careful attention to detail and packaged with love. I pour my heart and soul into creating beautiful one of a kind pillows with the utmost quality, from my home to yours.  I love customization, so if you have something in mind let me know! Perfect gifts for everyone!

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Random Creative
Business location: Wisconsin

My name is Rose. I live in southeast WI. I make a variety of beadwoven and button bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. My designs are colorful, simple, and fun, aimed at girls and women of all ages.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Revelation House
Business location: Minnesota

I’m Brenna! A stay at home mom to 4 boys. I love, LOVE to create wood signs and home decor. Creating and making things gives me an outlet to recharge and pursue my passion. 

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Riverside Candle Studio
Business location: Iowa

Clean burning, small batch soy candles, lovingly hand-poured in Charles City, Iowa.

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Rock River Stitches
Business location: Illinois

Rock River Stitches is located close to the Rock River in northwest Illinois. I’ve been a primitive artist for well over 12 years. You can find my unique primitive home décor creations and primitive patterns in my etsy shop. I was chosen as a featured artist on Etsy in October 2014. What an honor that was and a bit crazy! I’ve been with Etsy since 2006.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Rusty Maple Cottage
Business location: Ohio

“My shop is all about repurposing, reusing, and recycling, but making it cute! I like making minis, (tea towel ladders, barn doors, trees, pumpkins etc)”


Say It In Burlap
Business location: Pennsylvania

Hi, I’m Allison! I design and create burlap banners, burlap prints and burlap garland for any occasion including weddings, holidays, birthday parties, gift giving and etc. If you don’t see exactly what you need in my shop, please contact me and we can work on a custom order just for you.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Shade Tree Naturals
Business location: Wisconsin

Shade Tree Naturals is all about living a simple, natural life! Providing body and home products that promote a healthy, natural lifestyle.

In our body products we utilize only natural ingredients, the finest oils and butters and additives straight from nature. All products are made in small, quality controlled batches to ensure you get the freshest product available. Our first choice, and priority, is to recycle and reuse when possible in all of our packaging and material use. Providing products that promote a sustainable future for us, our children and the many that come after.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Shining Salt Designs
Business location: Minnesota

All my work is free hand painted, no stencils, vinyl, or paint pens. Signs are made using pine wood and sealed with a polyurethane.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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St. Sorlin Street
Business location: Kansas

Creating minimalist and repurposed decor for my own home has always been my favorite pastime. And I’m excited to be at a point in my life where I can spend more time creating and sharing my work with others!
My main love is creating wreaths, bouquets and other home decor pieces with sola wood flowers. Sola flowers are made from a light, soft, paper-like wood that comes from tapioca plants. These flowers don’t wilt and they don’t require water.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Sweet Cards
Business location: New Jersey

Hello Everyone!  My name is Sarah, I am a wife, who enjoy all-things rustic, handmade and diy. Everything you see in my shop has been created and designed by me. I take pride in everything I make and want it to be perfect just for your home or gift.

My creativity came from my amazing Grandma, who could do anything she set her mind too. Sadly it wasn’t till after college when I had more time to grow my creativity to where it is today. I am so thankful for this opportunity. My hope is you enjoy coming to my shop to look for new pieces for you home or a gift.


Texas Mama Designs
Business location: Oregon

Merry Christmas Ugly Sweater design, available on short-sleeve, long-sleeve, sweatshirt, and baseball tees for adults, plus onesies and tees for babies and kids!

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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The Content Crown
Business location: Arizona

Handmade wares from reclaimed vintage finds and repurposed goods.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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The Crooked Cottage
Business location: Oregon

Hello! My name is Katina and I’m the dreamer & maker that stocks The Crooked Cottage. My little boutique specializes in beautiful, unique and thoughtfully handcrafted products, made straight from my heart.


The Gold Pinecone
Business location: New Jersey

Hello friends! I am Victoria and I’m a wife to my high school sweetheart, mother to two young kiddos, Jesus follower and book lover! When I’m not creating new signs I’m probably trying to read in peace or on Pinterest pinning to my “Books” board.
I started making signs 5 years ago and now my husband has joined my team and does all the scary cutting and sanding. Trusting in the Lord to take this business wherever His will allows. {Proverbs 3:5}


The Mack Ranch
Business location: Georgia

We are a husband and wife team that creates hand painted signs and home decor out of reclaimed/repurposed wood.  We have our own designs that we offer and we welcome all custom orders too!

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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The Mountain Bluebird Co
Business location: Washington

Hello, I’m Alysha, owner of The Mountain Bluebird Co. I enjoy all aspects of creating handcrafted home decor. Most times you’ll find me in my work room designing new items for the shop, working on custom designs for y’all, or toying with decor around the house. I have a strong passion for all things home decor and love having the chance to create one-of-a-kind pieces for your own home. It means everything to me that something I’ve put my heart and soul into has the opportunity to grace your precious space. Thank you for taking the time to read about me and browse my shop. Your support is everything to me.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Trail Jenny Handmade Soaps
Business location: Florida

I make handmade soaps inspired by the outdoors! Being outdoors is a passion of mine. I love trail running, hiking, camping, and finding new adventures in my everyday life. I started creating handmade soaps and body products that were inspired by my love of the outdoors. I love creating products that use natural ingredients and essential oils that remind me of a fresh forest breeze.

My handmade soaps and body products not only smell divine and remind me of my latest adventure, they take great care of my skin too. The natural ingredients I use to create my products treat my skin well.

All my soaps and products are made in small batches to ensure they are always fresh. The soaps are made using the cold process method and allowed to cure for at least 4 weeks to process.

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Trieste Prusso Designs
Business location: Utah

“I have been creating things with my hands for as long as I can remember. I have found an incredible medium of sculpting clay, carving it and then using a complicated aging process.

I love the details that come out of the aging process. A little bit like life, we need to have dark times to help us show all of our beauty.

As an artist I try to stay away from trends. I think trends make people feel uncomfortable. Trends are always changing. It is impossible to keep up all the time if you are a consumer and artist. As an artist. I create pieces that I hope make people feel comfortable and at home, at the same time creating something unique.” 

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Vintage Soul Home Decor
Business location: Wisconsin

An online shop located in Wisconsin, Vintage Soul Home Decor sells a curated collection of farmhouse decor and antique reproductions including custom shelving, home decor, furniture, apparel, a large assortment of handmade wood signs.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Wick + Fiber
Business location: Arizona

Hello!  My name is Caroline, weaver and candle maker at Wick + Fiber.  I make handwoven wall hangings, banners and coasters.  I also make yummy hand poured soy candles.  My fragrances change each season, but I also carry year round fragrances.  Check out my Etsy shop for current inventory.  I also love to make custom weaving pieces, so if there is something you would like in custom size or colors, please don’t hesitate to send a message.

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Wildflowers & Dixie
Business location: Georgia

Hi, my name is Bethany! My husband and I are the faces behind Wildflowers & Dixie. Together we’re blessed to share the same passion for DIY-ing and creating, and are so happy to be able to share our handmade creations with you!

Special Gift Guide Offer:
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Winney House Market
Business location: New York

Hand-painted wood signs and custom-made Christmas ornaments make the perfect gift and treasured memory. Contact Hannah to place your order: and

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Mention the Gift Guide when placing an order with me for $5 off your purchase.


Words That Stick Decals
Business location: New York

Words That Stick Decals is a one-girl shop, that specializes in vinyl & wall decor that is meaningful to you. I tend to live life passionately which spills over into a love for words and how they can create real change. Whether you’re throwing a party, redecorating your home or wanting to cozy up your space, there’s something in my shop to help you create the space you have in mind!

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Learning to Love a New Home

Learning to Love a New Home

Are you worried that you haven’t made the right decision with your move? It might be too late to turn back the clock now, but you most likely wouldn’t need to. It’s only natural to start doubting such a major decision, even if you’re worrying over nothing. Here, we’re going to look at how you can start to put those doubts behind you and to love your new home as soon as possible.

Plan for its weaknesses

When you’re uncertain about something, it becomes much easier to pick up flaws and to really start fixating on them. Is there an issue with your new home? Start planning for how you’re going to address it now. If there isn’t a lot of physical room, start planning on how to create a sensation of more space. If there’s less natural light, then think about how you’re going to change the window treatments to allow more sunlight in or how you’re going to add new light fixtures to make up for it. Obsess over the solutions, not the problems.

Give yourself time to acclimate (and unpack)

If you spend all the moving day packing, cleaning, and unpacking, you might end up spending your first night in a home that’s almost entirely empty. Make sure you arrange for movers to help you get your stuff there and unpacked all the sooner. That way, you can start adding your own design touches and enjoy your first night getting used to the home. Otherwise, you will be arriving in the dark, stressed out, and with few luxuries to keep you company.


Engage the senses

Decor isn’t the only way to make your home your own. All the senses can play a vital role in helping to engage you emotionally and to make you feel at home. More and more people are finding that aromatherapy has a profound effect on their mood. Finding your favorite scent and lighting a candle or incense to help spread it through the home can give you something familiar to ground yourself with. What’s more, it’s a great stress buster. Once you shrug off that stress, you can free your mind to see the positive in your situation.

Surround yourself in what you love

Familiarity can be key, but there are new ways to engage yourself in familiarity, as oxymoronic as that sounds. You don’t have to decorate your new place exactly like the old one. For instance, you can look at ways to incorporate your hobby into your décor. Hang some of your favorite record covers on the wall or get your favorite movie posters framed. It helps you establish your personality and identity on the home but without feeling like you have to try and replicate the home you left behind. Doing that can only make you miss it more, especially if all your old stuff doesn’t fit the new space in the same way.

Moving into a new home is a naturally alienating experience for those who love their status quo. Hopefully, the tips above help you acclimate to it a little more quickly, so you can start to really love it.

Maker’s Monday: James + McLain

Maker’s Monday: James + McLain

October has flown by and we are already at our last Monday of the month. Boy, does time sure fly! I can’t help but get the itch to start changing up decor in the house to transition with the seasons. Down come the jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and spider webs for a much cozier, homespun atmosphere. No, I’m not going full-blown Christmas (that would be crazy!), but hints of evergreen, wood and other natural elements to slowly transition to a full-on Christmas wonderland. This Maker’s Monday featured shop has just the decor to get me there, James + McLain.


James + McLain specializes in hand-painted wood signs and decor with a pleasing neutral palette and extremely high-quality. Their wood signs are the perfect addition to any gallery wall, fireplace mantel or coffee bar.

Here is a glimpse at some of James + McLain’s beautiful work:

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James + McLain, located in the heart of Texas, offers custom sign orders — perfect for a wedding gift, housewarming gift or to welcome a new little one to the family.

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Enjoy an exclusive promo for James + McLain and check out these amazing wood signs. This week enjoy 10% off your purchase with promo code HAPPYFALL at checkout. Happy shopping!

IMG_1855Check out some of the other House Fenway Maker’s Monday Shops:

Dandelion Wishes Candle Co.

Curious Timbers

Gam Gam Handcrafted

The Vintage Nest