pillow cover home decor Top Interior Design Tips For August - Protecting Your Furnishings From Harsh Sun funny cushion covers

 pillow cover home decor     |      2019-12-04 01:20

So you have been busy preparing for the summer - buying new swimwear, setting up the barbecue and clearing the freezer for more lollipop space. The question is - have you thought about how the sun can damage your furnishings? Just as we British have a tendency to burn and even blister with the hottest of days - our homes can be at risk too.

Your prized possessions can fade and be spoiled with too much exposure to the sun and UV rays. It is really worth reading through our next set of August tips if you want your home to look just as good for the rest of the year and beyond!

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Just as you would need to protect your outdoor furniture during the rainy seasonspillow cover home decor, there are some special considerations for August too when the sun's rays are at their strongest. Hopefully you will be spending a lot of time on the terrace and in the garden - so you want things to look their best!

It can be easy to forget that the sun has its rays and evil way of fading furnishings on the inside of our home as well as the outside. It doesn't cost the earth or take too much of your precious summer time to make some preparations and protect your possessions.

Last week I showed you how my mom gave Clare’s favorite dress a second life with some yo yo applique. Here is a little tutorial for How to Make Yo Yos…? just like my mama taught me and her mama taught her. Once you know how to make them, you can use them on anything from t-shirts to hair clips. You can even make an entire bedspread by sewing them together like my grandmother did here. Talk about scrap busting!

Professionally made bow ties are fairly expensive, and it can be frustrating to find patterns that you like. If you have some free time (an hour or two, depending on your sewing skills), you can make your own bow tie from fabric that you've picked out, and end up with a one-of-a-kind bow tie for under $5 in fabric costs.

We have had so much fun celebrating the holidays so far, driving through light parks, singing Christmas carols & watching our favorite holiday movies. For us, like many of you, the holidays continue with a little extra down time before the kids return to school. As we look forward to entertaining friends for New Year’s Eve & impromptu snow days, I wanted to share a few of my last minute entertaining tips with you! Lately, it’s been so cold that it may as well be snowing, so we faked a snow day, spending a warm & cozy?day at home with snow day activities ?& the girls loved every minute of it! Whether you get to enjoy an actual snow day or want to have a magical day of make believe here are some tips to make entertaining fun & nearly effortless!–?Have staples on hand. I keep crowd pleasers like Chex Mix Muddy Buddies on hand for quick, easy & pretty snacking. Your guests will never know that you weren’t busy making them yourself!Prep before your guests arrive so that you can relax & spend time with them.Set up a serve-yourself bar. Guests of all ages enjoy selecting & creating their own. Start with a 3-5?of your favorite treats {like varieties of Muddy Buddies: Peanut Butter & Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Brownie Supreme, Limited Edition Snickerdoodle & Peppermint Bark} label them & provide cups to serve them or bags to take them home as favors!Have plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied! A couple of my favorites…Build a Snowman:If you’re lucky enough to get a snow day, there are plenty of family fun activities, like building a snowman & making snow angels, of course! If not, fake it! Using skewers & marshmallows or bananas, let the kids build?their own?snowman & decorate it with icing.?Supplies:bamboo skewerslarge marshmallowsorange icing in a tubeblack icing in a tubeFor a little extra fun & deliciousness, dip them fondue style into chocolate & crushed Muddy Buddies!Fondue Bar:2?c chocolate chips1/4 c vegetable oilcrushed Chex Mix Muddy Buddies {my favorite is Peanut Butter & Chocolate!}Add?chocolate chips to?a microwavable bowl & pour oil on top. Heat at 30 second increments, stirring until smooth. Dip marshmallows, bananas, strawberries & more into chocolate, then top it with crunchy Muddy Buddies.Let it Snow Neighbor Gift:Deliver “snow” to neighbors. Throughout the season?we’ve been teaching our children about giving. We started with packing bags of toys to donate & now that the chaos of Christmas has settled, we’re surprising neighbors with treats. Limited Edition Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies make great neighbor gifts & look like they’ve been dusted with snow. I’ve created?free printable gift tags?for even easier gifting!Supplies:cellophane favor bagsscissorsribbonlet it snow gift tagsChex Mix Snickerdoodle Muddy BuddiesThis post is sponsored by Chex Mix Muddy Buddies. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!?I hope you have a Happy New Year & find some time to create a snow day of your own!Julie