13 Ways to Add Holiday Flair to Your Front Porch in Ten Minutes: Holiday Cards
Keep your outgoing holiday cards ready to go outside your door in a wall mounted mail sorter. Your outgoing cards can double as decor before you drop them off at the local post office. A similar idea can be used for keeping all of your received holiday cards together for personal charm.
11 Ways to Get Your Mudroom Holiday Ready - Fur Baby Jingle Bells
Our pets like to spread holiday cheer too! Add a cute little bow and a few jingle bells to a leash and leave it out for all to see. It’ll be a big hit when you go on those afternoon walks with your four-legged bestie.
After removing poison ivy and ill-conceived wood chips, the crew of HGTV's Going Yard expanded the existing deck and topped it with an L-shaped bar. A wide paver patio boasts a dining table for six at one end and a shady pergola at the other. Fountaingrass, late-blooming lilacs, spirea and unexpected pops of color with ornamental peppers, asparagus and lettuces add life to the surrounding garden.
The long buffet cabinet located behind the sectional has a lightly distressed and translucent black finish that allows the grain to show through. On the wall above sits one of two iPad mounts that keep the devices that run HGTV Smart Home 2016 charged and ready to go.
The details are one thing that makes this closet impressive. Not only is there plenty of space for folded clothes, hanging clothes and shoes, this closet also comes complete with its own Murphy ironing board. It is long and slender, making it the perfect place to press those stubborn collars and sleeves so that he can be ready to go before ever leaving his closet.
Even though alliums are related to onions and garlic, you probably won’t smell anything unless you crush the plants' leaves. In the fall, give the bulbs a spot with full sun, and plant them 6” deep and 12-14” apart, with the pointed ends facing up. With their long, slender stems and globe-shaped flowers, alliums are great for a cutting garden. Don’t worry if their foliage turns yellow by mid-summer. It’s just going dormant until the bulbs are ready to bloom again.
After working out in the adjacent gym, treat yourself to a massage. A massage table stands at the ready in a serene blue room perfect for creating the relaxing ambiance necessary to truly relax and let go.
The Southwest really comes alive from the hot tub deck of this Utah home, with stunning mountain views and land that seem to go on forever. A comfy bench and a few cozy chairs ensure this outdoor space is ready for entertaining.
Across from the bed, a cozy seating area awaits guests who are ready to get out of bed, but still don’t want to go too far. The vignette is accented by a deftly styled hanging shelf. A well-placed plant adds the finishing touch to a room designed to be comfortable and spacious.
Available in orange, pink, bicolors, salmon, purple or yellow, calla lilies are easy to grow houseplants. White callas are lovely in Christmas-red containers, and stay in bloom a long time. They're tropicals, so wait until all frost has passed if you want to transplant them into your garden. They'll thrive in a sunny spot in slightly moist, organic-rich soil, but will require repotting and bringing indoors before the first fall frost. If you prefer, you can let the bulbs go dormant and store them in a cool, dry, dark place until you're ready to replant next spring.
Living christmas trees can be planted outdoors after the holidays. For best results, keep the tree inside for the shortest time possible. If you live where the ground freezes, go ahead and dig a hole for it in your garden or landscape, and cover the hole with boards for safety, until you’re ready to plant. First move the tree into a sheltered location a week or so, to help ease the transition from your home. Then, after you plant it, keep it well mulched and watered, especially for the first year or two. This variety is 'Fat Albert', a Colorado Blue Spruce.
Now you're ready to place the cut pallet boards into the spaces on the potting bench top. Use a brad nailer and 1-3⁄8" brads to secure them. "You could use 1-1⁄4" screws instead," Lamb says. "Accessorize your potting bench with hooks for garden tools, gloves, towels, and a bottle opener. Finish and protect the potting bench with a clear sealer made for outdoor use." Your bench can double as a gardening space or a buffet when you're entertaining. "(It) doesn’t have to go outdoors if you have more use for it indoors—it looks great in a kitchen or entryway.”