2019 Decoration Ideas for the December Holidays

It has been one wild of a ride this year, and Christmas is just around the corner ready to be celebrated.  We’ve been thinking long and hard on what our decorations will be this year and have curated a list of our favorites for you.  We hope you find some gems here that will last the rest of your life, as decorations can last if you get the right ones.

Enjoy this 2019 plan for a gold farmhouse themed Christmas below!

christmas decor ideas for home

  1. Rustic Bells
  2. Comet Tree Topper
  3. Wooden Candlesticks
  4. Holiday Flannel Print Bedspread
  5. Meteor Lights Set of Three
  6. Pentatonix Christmas Music

We are all about cozy inviting decor in our own home and like to go for the eclectic vibe.  With these warm wood tones and gold accents you are sure to further enjoy your space and create that inviting ambience for guests.

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holiday decor

  1. Moose with Ornaments Holiday Cards
  2. Faux Fur Tree Skirt
  3. Tall Birch Branches
  4. Snowflake Picture Ornament
  5. Sugar Pinecones
  6. Weave Stocking
  7. Tree Candle
  8. Chocolate Advent Calendar

If you’d like to have your decor professionally picked out we can refer a proper interior designer for you, are you ready to make the leap?  They can look at the current design trends and help you with your home decorations this 2019.

Happy Holidays!

Related: Buy local this holiday season – Petaluma Gift Ideas.  Too early/late for this post?  View Front Patio Spring Decor Ideas.

10 Basic Home Life Hacks

Do you know how to make grilled cheese quick and easy? How about cleaning a sponge properly? There are home life hacks out there that solve these very problems. In this article we have rounded up our favorite home and cleaning hacks for all you beginner life-hackers.

  1. Fix Scratches on an LCD TV Screen.  You can fix scratches on an LCD screen by gently rubbing a white eraser on it until the scratch disappears.
  2. If you have some old wooden drawers that are hard to open try rubbing a candle stick on the tracks.
  3. Unroll the rim of a gravy boat to increase its capacity.
  4. Throw a lemon in your garbage disposal to eliminate any unfriendly odors.
  5. Put your dirty sponge in the microwave for 30 seconds to remove bacteria.
  6. Hard water spots on your kitchen faucet?  Vinegar can take care of that.
  7. Use a little water and put salt on fabrics to remove stains, leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off.
  8. Heavy sleeper? Put your smartphone in a cup to crank up the volume.
  9. For easy to make grilled cheese flip your toaster on it’s side and put the cheese on one side of each of the slices of bread.
  10. Wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage and put it in the freezer. In about 15 minutes it will be completely ice cold.

For more home cleaning hacks take a look at this article on cleaning like a pro with simple hacks. Happy hacking!

Related: Upgrade your Home with these Under $20 Improvements

Guest Post – Starting Fresh: 7 Steps to Planning Your New Kitchen

Working on your home to make it the complete realization of your dreams is always a worthwhile effort. When you turn your home into a space where you can pursue your passions and demonstrate the unique person you are, you increase the joy and quality of your life.

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Guest Post: How to Repair Your Broken Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are some of the most used and abused appliance in the kitchen. They must be used and taken cared of properly if they are to function properly. However, there are times that a unit will break down due to unseen factors. How do you fix it if it suddenly malfunctions? You can’t exist without it so you need to know how to bring it back to life. Here are some tips on how to accomplish this task.

There are three common issues by which your garbage disposal unit will not work properly – flywheel malfunctioning, leaking and clogs. We will discuss the repair of each one in this article.

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Designing your Water-Wise Garden Oasis

Bianca and I(Kristina) went to an event recently held by local non-profit Daily Acts on creating your dream garden that is drought tolerant.  We were inspired by their talk and wanted to pass along the information that we learned that can save up to 12-25 gallons of water per square foot per year. Continue reading

Front Patio Spring Decor

Winter is almost over, can you believe it?  Although we don’t get any snow here in Sonoma County it is still a time to cuddle and have hot cocoa.  Spring is well on its way now, and with it comes a chance to add new decor!  My favorite time of year has always been Halloween because we get to dress up, but now that the lack of sun is weighing down on me it seems that Spring is also another great time of year – the days begin to get longer and there is more sun! Continue reading

Fabulous Backsplash Inspiration for your next Kitchen Remodel

 

This post asks that you be brave – we avoid the boring and usual choice for a more adventurous one.  If your looking for tile design patterns, we outline them in one of our articles here.  From mosaics to metal backsplashes you’re sure to be satisfied with our top five picks.

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Marble and it’s Alternatives

Thank you for joining us today.  My name is Bianca with Via B Design out of Sonoma County, California.

Today we will be talking about marble countertops and their man-made quartz and porcelain slab look-a-likes. Continue reading

North Bay Fire Relief Petaluma

We list North Bay Fire Relief resources for Evacuees from free wifi to housing.  There are many people in the community that are ready to help.  If you are looking to Volunteer there are lists of places below that are looking for help, for instance the Petaluma Fairgrounds.  Sign Up for evacuation updates by installing Nixle to your phone: http://www.nixle.com Continue reading