Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Motivation: Decorating The Family Room and A Giveaway

Because the family room is an area used by the whole family, it's the perfect room to display family photos and mementos. 

But, just adding things to a room can turn into clutter pretty quickly and we're trying to avoid that.  So, what to do?

1.  Choose one area to display photos:

Everything can't be displayed at one time, so choose which items mean the most to you.

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By framing photos in coordinating frames, you'll unite the look and keep the overall design organized. 

2.  Showcase family heirlooms so you can enjoy them. 

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3.  Add interest to bookshelves by incorporating family memories.



4.  Include the children's artwork and projects:

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And now, let's get down to some fun business.  It's time for a give-away in honor of my 500th post.  Here are the rules:

1.  The give-away starts on July 25, 2011 and ends on July 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm EST.
2.  The winner of the give-away contest gets to choose one item from my Etsy Shop - Tidy Brown Wren
3.  All entrant's names will be added to a hat and the winner will be randomly chosen by Hubs (aka Sargent Safety)
4.  To enter the give-away, leave a separate comment for each of the following:
a.  You are a follower of Tidy Brown Wren
 b.  You like Tidy Brown Wren on Facebook
      c.  Tell me which topics you like most of TBW 

18 comments:

  1. I follow, I follow! Figured I better do this first thing lest I get caught up in the week and forget. I think you are wonderful Kelly. I love your blog and think you one of God's beautiful treasures...now to ponder my favorite topics...hmmm. :)

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  2. I am a follower! (Now if I could only figure out how to follow you to all those wonderful scavenger hunts for cast off treasures...)

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  3. I like Tidy Brown Wren on Facebook!

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  4. I most enjoy the projects... the way you transform bits of cast-aways into the most beautiful pieces for your home. It's amazing.

    Oh, and I LOVED the posts about the wedding. So simple, so elegant, so beautiful!

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  5. I follow and love getting that email everyday telling me you've posted!

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  6. I follow and love your FB posts, too!

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  7. I love the Monday Motivation, even if it takes me all week! But I also love your photos on Wren's Day, they are just beautiful!

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  8. I love all the organizational tips. I have used a lot in our house since it lacks storage space. :]

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  9. I like Tidy Brown Wren on Facebook!

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  10. My favorite topic in your page is anything having to do with organizing. I am going to unpack our boxes with your blog open so I can start with a beautifully organized new house!

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  11. I'm a follower! Please count me in! And wow, 500 posts is IMPRESSIVE! Congrats!

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  12. I think my favorite posts are the thrift store finds that you turn into household treasures. A close second is the organizational tips!

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  13. And... I'm a follower on Facebook!

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  14. I love both your nibble posts & your decor posts. Since we're in the same region as you, I especially enjoy seeing seasonal posts that relate to our particular weather patterns, seasons, etc.

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