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Let’s be honest, January can be a bit of a let down after the beauty and busyness of December. But the New Year can be a productive time to accomplish a few projects for the home that will give us a boost and make our homes looks amazing. January is a great month to organize, decorate, cook, enjoy the beauty of the season, play in the snow (if you live in an area that gets the fluffy white stuff) and dream of spring! Today’s edition of PRACTICALLY SPEAKINGS is about 10 great things to do in January for your home!

MAKE A WREATHOR TWO

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Winter Yarn Ball Wreath

It’s hard to beat the beauty of a big Christmas wreath on your front door. But don’t let your front door go bare until spring! Make a pretty and serene winter wreath! I’m loving big fluffy wooly wreaths to give my guest a warm welcome when the step on to my front porch! Choose one of these fun wreaths for your front door this winter!

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TUFTED WOOL WREATH DIY

10 SCRUMPTIOUS RECIPES FOR COLD WINTER DAYS

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Winter is a great time to cook scrumptious, warm-your-tummy dishes! Here are 5 of my very favorite. A must try is my Nani’s Chicken Noodle Soup!

THE BEST WAY TO HANG PLATES ON A WALL WITHOUT WIRES OR MAGIC

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This is one of my most pinned posts on Pinterest. January is a great month to rehang all your plates and other things that have wires. Go wireless! It’s so so easy and so much more attractive!

MAKE A PERFECT POT ROAST

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YUM! I make this pot roast all year, but I think it is especially perfect in the winter. This scrumptious comfort food is a great meal to serve to company as well as family. So so easy! Serve it in a large shallow bowl with crusty bread to sop up the amazing juices!

CREATE A MANTEL TO WORK UNTIL SPRING

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I think winter is a time when we can decorate more simply and create cleaner less complicated looks. Create a mantel that will work until spring!

SET UP A CHIC BAR CART

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Bars and bar carts are so on trend right now. Set up a chic bar cart filled with great, fun bar essentials. It can be alcoholic or non. Have all you need to serve luscious libations!

HAVE A SOUP BUFFET GET TOGETHER

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I think the best way to enjoy friends in the winter is to have an easy to prepare soup buffet and play games. Get out the dominoes (my fav’s) board games and other fun party games! Serve a hearty soup like ham and bean and make it EASY!!! 

MAKE A NO-SEW SNOWFLAKE BUTTON PILLOW

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Isn’t this pillow so so pretty? I made it using a plain pillow cover I had in my stash and a bunch of vintage white buttons, many that were probably cut off my Nani’s dresses and uncles shirts! If you have a couple hours one afternoon you can make this no sew snowflake button pillow. 

ORGANIZE

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Yes, January is a fabulous month to organize. Most of us have an itch to get everything in place after Christmas and the cooler days keep most of us indoors more. Here’s a smart way to organize all those books and magazines we so often collect!

DREAM OF SPRING

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It’s never too early to dream and plan for spring!!! I happen to be one of those rare souls who love winter, but I always have my eye on the next season because it come up fast! Here are 5 THINGS TO DO NOW FOR SPRING… or at least pin to think about in a month or so!

I hope this post has given you a few ideas to create, cook and be inspired! Let’s make January the beginning of the year we LOVE OUR HOMES!

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13 Comments

  1. I am so glad that you wrote this post. There are three things on your list that I am going to do. The wreath, the pillow and definitely the pot roast. Thanks so much for the great ideas.Hope that you have a wonderful New Year.

  2. Thank you, Yvonne, for a wonderful post. it took me over an hour to get through it as I squeezed out as much info as possible. Many project are now line up. Thank you. I am curious, though. When are you going to paint your Rice Poster bed that you teased about last year. I have one, too and I’m waiting to see what genius thing you decide to do with it. Any plan?

  3. Love your blog. I hope to see many new projects from you during this new year. You have such wonderful taste and so imaginative with your ideas. Thank you and keep doing what you are doing because you are such a blessing to me with each blog.

  4. A great post as usual. What are the 5 things to do now to get ready for spring? I was not able to find that link.

  5. Yvonne all great suggestions. I’m already working on a new wreath and just organized the last room in my house. Love the feeling of that being all complete. I look forward to enjoying your blog for another year 🙂

  6. Yvonne, I love your blog. Thanks so very, very much for all the wonderful decorating ideas and the excellent Bible lessons which you share with us!!! I, too, use the Discs for hanging plates, etc and really love them; I purchase them at Hobby Lobby.

    Wishing you a very blessed 2016. Louise

  7. This is such a refreshing and encouraging plus inspirational blog. I love the trolley idea, there is a spare light stand in the house which I will spray paint and just get a drum shape shade for it. So practical and I love the light decorations. Yvonne, thanks for sharing the great ideas. I absolutely love the cushion with the black and cream flower design, very smart and I am sure this will draw much attention to our decor. A wonderful and blessed 2016 to everybody, looking forward to many more hints and tips from Stone Gable.

  8. Yvonne,
    After the Christmas decor is tucked neatly away,
    I like to spend time in my creative space and design paper crafts!!!
    It’s always warm on our lower level in the Winter. . .
    and Studio One carries a Spring Theme!!!
    Perfect for dreaming and planning!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  9. I love the DIY tufted wool wreath! I bought myself some of this yarn some time ago and just haven’t made one yet. Thanks for reminding me:)

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