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4 Tips for Your Holiday Decorating

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I love this time of year! It’s all about family, friends, and fun – and adding a little sparkle to your decor! I have so many people ask me each year for my decorating tips for the holidays, so I thought I’d give you 4 of my best professional tips to get your home into the holiday spirit:

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1. Let your decor dictate your holiday palette. No matter how gorgeous your holiday items are, if they are competing with your room instead of complementing it the effect will be lost. So go for colors that work for you, like pink and black, or turquoise and green. It will be colorful and festive!

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2. Think fresh! Use fresh evergreen boughs, garlands, and wreaths combined with in-season citrus like lemons, tangerines, and oranges. That will give your home a beautiful natural look, and it smells heavenly!

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3. Bring out those collections. The holidays are the perfect time to use your collections of china, nutcrackers, teapots, or figurines. Group them all together to create fun and festive vignettes. I love to use my collections of jadeite for holiday table settings! They’re a unique color, but they really take on a holiday spirit when paired with sparkling silver, china, and glass.

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4. Be playful with your decor. I love to decorate a tree for my daughter each year, and it always includes small toys, trinkets, or costume jewelry to give it a whimsical touch that’s personalized for her.

Use these ideas to make your holiday decor both festive and unique to you! And let me know what you’re favorite ornaments and decor ideas are in the comments section below!

Happy holiday decorating!

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Tobi TV: 4 Tips for Choosing the Right Bed for Your Guest Room

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It’s officially the holiday season this week, so how guest-worthy is your extra bedroom? It’s so important to choose the right size bed for that extra space in your house!

We spend 1/3 of our lives in bed, but how much time do you really spend thinking about which bed you should be using? Especially for your guests?

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The size of the bed is so important in home decor. Using the correct bed for each bedroom in your home will help you create gorgeous AND functional spaces. Let’s take a look at some ways to try these beds on for size:

They all look so comfortable! Here’s a recap of those bed size tips.

1. Twin beds function well in guest rooms for all ages and genders.

2. Day beds are perfect for multifunctional spaces like an office/guest room.

3. Queen-size beds are beautiful and make a perfect set for a guest suite. It’s also the most popular size for bedrooms across the country.

4. King beds are not only the most comfy and roomy, they are the perfect way to make a grand statement in a large room. But be sure you have the room for this grand size, or your bedroom will feel crowded.

Bed sizes make all the difference when trying to make the most of your space. Which size do you prefer? Let me know in the comments below and make all your rooms function no matter the size!

Bonne nuit!

xo,

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For more tips and ideas, be sure to check out my YouTube Channel, featuring every episode of Tobi TV!

The Last Blast of Summer

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I hope you’re enjoying a nice long Labor Day weekend with your friends and family! I’m off to enjoy this unofficial last day of summer, too!

Wishing you warm weather and blue skies!

xo,

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Happy Fourth!

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Wishing you and your family a fun and fabulous Independence Day!

xo,

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Gift Guide for Graduates

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It’s that time again already. The time that lots of our family and friends are reaching the milestones of High School and College Graduation. And I, for one, am always trying to find the perfect gift for them, particularly for the girl grads in my life. Because I know they are the ones who especially love my clever and creative gifts. So here are a few of my favorite finds, and there are even a few on here (like the mophie–ok maybe in another color) that even the guys will love!

Onward and upward my graduating friends! xo,

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  1. Scalloped Leather Card Holder: Hold all of your new business cards in style with this leather scalloped card holder!
  2. Black and White Bluetooth Speaker: Pump up the jam to your graduation party with this dice inspired Bluetooth speaker!
  3. kate spade new york Tackle Box: This isn’t your grandfather’s tackle box! This fabulous gift box features everything your graduate will need to make their new office one-of-a-kind!
  4. Ikat Nestling Box Set: Getting organized has never been so easy or chic! I love these ikat leopard print boxes for storing all of those little odds and ends!
  5. Acrylic Stapler: Give your grad’s new office a sleek look with this acrylic stapler!
  6. Acrylic Tape Dispenser: I love when something boring can become a beautiful source of inspiration, like this acrylic tape dispenser!
  7. Acrylic Letter Tray: Everyone will want to fill up your inbox when it looks this fabulous! In fact I have all 3 of these gorgeous acrylic pieces from Kate Spade on my own desk!
  8. Navy Greek Key Notepad & Holder: Any gift can be even more special when it is personalized! This classic Greek Key notepad will surely help keep your new grad organized while on the job hunt!
  9. Daveney Laptop Bag: Is your grad always on the go? This classic black and white stripe laptop bag is perfect! You can always fill it with other goodies!
  10. Mophie Juice Pack Ultra Charging Case: Nobody wants to miss that all-important job offer because their phone died! Save the day with this sleek gold phone case that can extend your phone’s battery life by more than 150%!
  11. Rose Faux Leather Passport Holder: Do you know a graduate that’s jetting off on vacation as soon as they get their diploma? I do! And this fun, floral passport holder can get her there in style.
  12. SeeThru Snap On MacBook Laptop Case: I love this bright blue laptop case that can add some fun personal style to the work place!
  13. Beats by Dr. Dre in Rose Gold: I love these rose gold headphones. They are perfect for travel, the commute to work, or that 5 o’clock workout!
  14. Elana Pointed Toe Pumps: Dress your grad in these classic black pumps that never go out of style! Perfect to wear from work to play!
  15. Slim Runway Leather Strap Watch: Timing is everything! And nobody wants to be late for a job interview! Keep your graduate on time this summer with this sleek gold watch with a white leather strap!
  16. Personalized Passport Case & Luggage Tag: Does their new job require a lot of travel? This set of personalized passport case and luggage tag can make all of those business trips extra sweet!