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.

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. 


3.  Add interest to bookshelves by incorporating family memories.

4.  Include the children's artwork and projects:


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 


  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 to ponder my favorite topics...hmmm. :)

  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...)

  3. 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!

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

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

  6. 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!

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

  8. I like Tidy Brown Wren on Facebook!

  9. 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!

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

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

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

  13. 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.


I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please feel free to leave ideas and comments.