Looking For Brighter Surroundings?

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Are you in need of some lightness during these dark cold days of winter?

Here are 5 Grace Notes to help bring clarity and lightness into your home~

Grace Notes:

1. Accessorize – it’s what separates us all!home assessories

Be smart about accessories. Accent pillows in a bold color or pattern, a bright-colored or white throw blanket and colorful fixtures will brighten up an otherwise dull room during the winter. For example, the palette of Mauve and Copper is a wonderful way to add lightness & brightness to your home in the winter months.

 

2. Don’t let your Rugs just lay there!

area rug 3Does your area rug make the room brighter? If you have a dark rug, there’s a good chance it makes the room a little too dark in the winter. Try changing it out with a lighter area rug for the season or just remove it for a few months to let your shiny hardwoods reflect natural light.

3. Declutter . . . and Discover!

declutter home 2Clutter can make a room look smaller and even darker than it should be. This winter, take just 10 minutes a day to declutter an area at a time to stay organized.

4. Create brightness with Fresh Flowers

fresh flowers 3Fresh flowers add a pop of color and life to an otherwise dark and dull space. Brighten up your living room this winter with a vase of bright flowers and use a colorful arrangement to bring a fresh look to a kitchen or bathroom. Purchase bouquets of store bought flowers and let your light shine through the home!

5. Use Mirrors . . . in the right places!

mirrors to decorateHang a mirror to help fill a room with natural light and make it brighter. To do this, hang a mirror opposite a window or sliding glass door so the light bounces off the mirror and floods the space.

I hope my Grace Notes brings Reorder ~ Refresh ~ Renew feelings to your home this winter season.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Now…It’s time to get ready

january 27 2015 006We have been waiting here in Southeastern CT for winter to show it’s familiar face, it did just that this morning. I woke up to a white covered lawn and frozen rain falling from the sky. I don’t know about you, but I would rather drive in a foot of snow then an inch of frozen anything! I created a Winter To-Do List for the Camacho household and wanted to share with your household.

Home:

1. First Aid Kit/ Emergency Kit
2. Rock Salt
3. Sand – pail your own at your local town garage
4. Sufficient Heating Fuel
5. Adequate Clothing/Blankets
6. Make a Family Communication Plan
7. NOAA weather radio alerts – download phone app
8. Take care of your Pets!

Vehicle:

1. Anti Freeze Level
2. Battery/Ignition Systems
3. Brakes
4. Exhaust System
5. Install Good Tires
6. Fuel/Air Filters
7. Heater/Defroster
8. Lights/Hazard Lights
9. Thermostat
10. Windshield Wipers

Food:

1. Soups/Stews -> Manual Can Opener
2. Canned Meat/Tuna -> Crackers
3. Cereal -> Chex mix various w/nuts & dried fruit
4. Energy Bars
5. Water -> 1 gallon per person/ 4 day supply
6. Paper Plates, Plastic cups & utensils

Personal:

1. Battery-Operated Radio
2. Battery-Operated Clock
3. Medication RX/Vitamins – 4 day supply
4. Jackets/Gloves/Scarfs/Extra Clothing
5. Enough $ for 4 days

Pets:

1. Pet Food
2. Treats
3. Toys
4. Blankets/Mat
5. Leashes/Harnesses
6. Towels
7. Medication/Vitamins

Resources:

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