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Top 10 trends for Christmas


Ideas for stockings.  Not your traditional green and red or gold or silver. Plaid is going to be a big deal.

Decorate your bedroom too.  Isn't this beautiful..

Two ribbons tied to together on the latern.  layering ribbons.

A different kind of wreath.

A mantle design

Gold stockings and a decorated mirror

Plaid is going to be big for this Christmas.  It is everywhere.

Plaid as a table cloth.  Stunning

Front entry ideas

Decorate your chandelier


Virtual Remodeler Tool - The perfect Free Tool For Remodeling

This post brought to you by Royal Building Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of the hardest parts about selecting colors for the exterior design of your home, whether you are building new or remodeling,  is that the color you are seeing in front of you looks different when you are 100 feet away driving by on the street.  When I am helping my clients to select all of their exterior materials, I have samples for them to look at of all the different vinyl siding options, brick, stone, fascia, etc for them to look at in person.  I then show them pictures I have taken of houses in each of the colors (when I have them, not all colors are chosen very often) and then we can compare the siding to the picture, so you can get the idea of what you could expect the outside of your home to look like.

However, not everybody has me, and I don't always have all of the samples, depending on what you are looking at.  I just found a great tool online called The Virtual Remodeler Tool that allows you to change out the vinyl siding, stone, windows, and patio doors to see how the colors would look.  You can use one of their images, or you can upload the image of your house.  You don't need to know any fancy computer programs.  You just click the area you want to change, and select a product! Its seriously the easiest online tool I have used, and I like that the colors you can choose from are the actual siding colors, so you are getting an accurate representation.

Feel free to check out Royal Building Products and try out their Virtual Remodeler Tool.  Let me know what you think!

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Herkimer Diamonds

I have recently been hearing more and more about these Herkimer Diamonds.  They don't look like a traditional diamond but have flecks in them.  They are also huge.  I received a diamond to review, and the ideas of what to create with it are endless.  I think the stone is too large for a ring.  Maybe a pendant?

I love this pendant, it emphasizes the beauty of the irregular shape.
This ring is my favorite.  I love its simplicity.  I think this is what I am looking for.  Now to find a ring.

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