Tuesday Tidbit: My Holiday Ribbon Habit & Holiday Help Page is Live

Tuesday Tidbit: My Holiday Ribbon Habit & Holiday Help Page is Live

At Thanksgiving, I received one of the best gifts

2 Rolls of Holiday Ribbon

Custom Embroidered Reversible with Silk Blend Backing, Wired, Reindeer, Christmas Trees, Stars…all to match our Kitsch Cabin “Mac Mountain Lodge” in Lake Tahoe

(a cabin in it’s truest form)

My Sisters KNOW me

I love ribbon, especially Holiday Ribbon

When I design a home am always thinking about which Holiday Decor will work and we often get about ordering custom ribbons in quantity so they are prepared

Here are some of my favorite stock patterns which you can customize with small appliques or monograms

From The Ribbon Diva, Buffalo Check Wired

Buffalo Check Wired

I like the black background. Is small in width but packs a punch. We buy in quantity, but many craft stores have similar patterns

I like the black background. Is small in width but packs a punch. We buy in quantity, but many craft stores have similar patterns

This Jute Ribbon is fantastic. Papermart has it in rolls and it comes in a huge array of colors. Simply fantastic.

This Jute Ribbon is fantastic. Many craft stores have this and burlap in  a huge array of colors. Simply fantastic.

And another. This is a wide flocked wired ribbon.

And another. This is a wide flocked wired ribbon. We buy in quantity, but even your local Michael’s or Hobby Lobby will sell.

One of the things I love about Holiday Ribbon is that you can change up – customize – your Decor each season without touching the major pieces. It is a relatively inexpensive Habit to have.

Best advice? Plan. There is nothing worse than needing 1 more roll of ribbon to complete your entire vignette…..trust me, we’ve been there…

Measure or calculate & add 2 more rolls!

Be SURE to check out our Holiday Help Page, now live with links

We will update with easy to digest snippets over the next 27 days

“Live a custom life. There is only one you.”™

Cheers, Ann & the CC Team

Saturday Studio Time: Curating the Calendar, Customizing the Experience

Saturday Studio Time: Curating the Calendar, Customizing the Experience

So, Saturday we try to stay away from the Studio….

especially because it’s in my home

Family Time + Fresh Air = SANITY

However, sometimes, you just need time to curate the calendar

Curate = Look up the original meaning…nice!

WHY I DO IT?

1. Beneficial.

Over scheduled + Stress + Deadlines = Mess (Personal & Work)

My work piles = messy. This was the loading section for a shoot a while back. Not lined up, organized, but not “tidy”. I have delightful designer friends who have offices akin to surgical rooms. The Brain God gave me does not naturally bend that way…I have to discipline it into obedience!!…

For me, a naturally messy worker, papers piled high, stuff surrounding my work space…curating transforms my November & December. It is not easy, trust me. So I walk along side you, coffee in hand…and say, I KNOW…it’s hard, but it simply HAS to be done.

2. Goals = Achievable.

We have now taken approximately 3 weeks to prep, install & photograph a Holiday Feature. Whew. If we hadn’t cleared the decks for a bit it never would have happened. And I HAD to eat my words last week, because I hadn’t planned ENOUGH. It’s a process ;)! Always give yourself 3x the hours you think a project will take. Be pleasantly surprised if you finish early!

3. Leaves room for “Custom Life Experiences” to unfold

Each November + December, I crave hedges. Absolutely nothing scheduled. There is something so delightful about finding yourself with enough time to “think + be” instead of rushing out to shop or frantically decorating last minute.

What can you CURATE today to leave room for your “custom” Nov + Dec?

Your Home?

Your Calendar?

Your Family?

Your DIY Projects?

Your SELF?

For me today = my November & December Calendar

“No” is a complete sentence

FORCING myself to leave some blanks

Leaving doors open just because

what is your open door?

“Live a custom life. There is only one you.”™

xo Ann