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New “Featured Items” Blog Tab!

We added a new element to our blog! Have you seen it? It’s our new “Featured Items” tab on the upper right corner!

On our “Featured Items” page, you can find out about current promotions happening on HomeSeasons.com, as well as seasonal home decor picks from our website for each holiday.

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We  just updated the tab with some of our new HomeSeasons Spring 2013 items! Use the drop-down menu to select different seasons and holidays. We’re going to update the tab with more items and holidays soon! Check it out!

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Winter Outfits & Color Trends of 2013

Staying warm in the winter doesn’t have be with unsightly peacoats and itchy wool pants. With so many new trends and outfit ideas for the winter season,  we can definitely be warm and stylish at the same time! All we need are a few key pieces to add to our wardrobe in the most popular colors for winter 2013.

We’re going to share with you our favorite winter outfits, complete with a color chart with this winter’s color trends.

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Anoraks are making a comeback. They’re functional and stylish at the same time. Add a few gold accessories to make it more chic than sporty.Via Ol Green Eyes

We love this outfit idea by Ol Green Eyes. The pop of red and tan will cozy up any dark outfit.

Via Curve Design

Also loving this outfit idea by Curve Design. Yellow will make a smooth transition into the springtime. Try a colorful tunic that will keep you warm in the winter with a jacket, but can also be a great piece when the weather gets warmer.

Via Oh Really Blog

Wedge booties and chelsea boots are staples for many in the winter. Try a wedge bootie for a fancier night out, and a pair of classic chelsea boots for running errands in style.

We’ve loving the wedge booties and the anorak. What trends have you been trying this winter? Let us know in the comments below and share with us your favorite winter trends!

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Delicious Eggnog Latte Recipe

The holiday season may be over, but this doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy our favorite holiday drinks! A popular drink for the holidays (beside the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte we posted about last year) is the eggnog latte. This yummy drink is served during the cold winter months, and perfect for the chilly January.

This drink is actually easier to make than you think! We’re going to share with you a quick and simple recipe to make at home. It may not be as fancy as ones from a coffee shop, but it is equally as delicious!

Image via BU Culture Shock

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1-1/2 oz of brewed espresso (depending on how strong you want your latte)
  • ground nutmeg (fresh preferred) for garnish and tasting
  • whipped cream

Brew the espresso, and set it aside in a cup. In a saucepan, heat up the milk and eggnog on low-medium heat. Once it reaches a slow boil, remove from heat and pour it into the cup. (Be careful, it’s piping hot!) When you are ready to serve, top with a generous helping of whipped cream and sprinkle on some nutmeg on top to taste and garnish.

It’s as simple as that! Enjoy this cozy drink by the fireplace, and don’t forget to invite friends and family! We hope everyone will enjoy this quick recipe. Adjust it in any way you want to personalize it to your taste!

 

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Frosty Blue Macarons for Winter

Back in December, we posted a few of our favorite Christmas holiday themed macarons (click here for post and more info about this trendy cookie). The post was  popular among our readers, so we decided to share more holiday macarons with everyone! Instead of Christmas themed Santas and reindeers, we’re going with blue–for winter!

Blue is perfect for winter macarons because of it’s frosty, snowy appearance.  Here are a few of our favorites!

Via Cutest Food

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Via My Sweet and Saucy

We think these will be great all through winter, and even spring! Blue is such a versatile color that works well to transition into the warmer months. What’s your favorite color (and flavor) of macaron? Let us know in the comments below!

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Cozy Up Your Home For the Winter Season

Groundhog Day is a coming up soon, but we still have at least a month left of winter (unless Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow and goes back in the burrow–then 6 MORE weeks of winter)!

Though we live in Southern California, our homes can still get chilly and cold. Recently, we’ve started to research some inspiration pictures to make our home more cozy and warm for the winter season. We found a few ideas that we’re definitely going to try this month, and we’re going to share them with you today!

Via House and Home

Store an abundance of soft throws around the home for a quick warm-up blanket at arm’s reach.

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Candles instantly cozy up the decor in your home with a warm inviting glow if you don’t have a fireplace.

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Have hardwood floors? Large area rugs can add color and warmth to the ground beneath our feet.

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Don’t be afraid to go darker for the winter season. Try a dark blue wall like above.

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Bring the outdoors inside with natural foliage and animal figurines.

We hope these ideas can inspire you to cozy up your home for the next few weeks of winter. Make sure you stay warm yourself as well! If you have any other home decor ideas you’d like for us to share with you, please let us know below!

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More DIY Winter Holiday Snow Globe Ideas

Last year, we posted a fun project idea to make your own DIY Holiday Snow Globes for Christmas (click here for post), and since then, we’ve seen so many more renditions of this project that we thought we should share more ideas with everyone!

We think these snow globes are perfect for winter. It brings the beauty of snow indoors without the cold! Keep reading for more pictures and inspiration! We can’t wait to share some of our favorite finds!

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Via Craft Gawker

These lovely DIY snow globes are great for the holidays and winter. Not only can these be made with supplies found around your home, you can customize it in any way you like! Fill your snow globe with craft snow flakes and glitter to create your own snowy winter wonderland in a jar! For more information regarding the images, please refer back to the link. Happy DIY-ing!

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Peanut Butter Snowman Cracker Snack Ideas

While we were looking up fun snow and snowman art for yesterday’s post, we came across some yummy snowman snacks made from peanut butter crackers!

These look so cute and delicious, we had to share them with you! Here are a few of our favorite snowmen.


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Via Brown Eyed Baker

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These all look too cute to eat! If you’re interested in making some of these yourself, here are some ingredients and supplies that you may need:

  • peanut butter cookies (Nutterbutters) or peanut shaped cookies
  • white candy melts or white chocolate chips
  • candy sprinkles and candy
  • different colors of icing for decorating

Melt the candy melts or chocolate chips over a double boiler. Dip the peanut cookies into in melted candies and leave out on a wax paper covered rack to dry. Before it dries, decorate the snowman with candies for eyes, and draw on fun scarves and hats with the icing. The images above should inspire you to create different designs! For more information about the images, please refer to the attached link.

There are many other ways to turn your peanut butter crackers into winter snacks! If you’re interested, let us know and we’ll share a few more ideas in the upcoming posts!

 

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