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Pink Holiday Decor

Christmas decorating with pink

This festive living room featured on Poppytalk had me thinking of how much I love the color pink during the Christmas season. Simply a pale hue of red, pinks are fabulous paired with blues, greens and golds as a palette for any of the upcoming holidays. Certainly not traditional, pink holiday decor can be playful, elegant and sophisticated. Take a look at a few inspiring pink holiday decor perfect for your Thanksgiving tablescape, Christmas vignettes and News Year’s Eve dinner party.

holiday table setting with pink #holiday

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pink and orange Thanksgiving floral arrangement #holiday

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bright colorful Thanksgiving table setting #thanksgiving

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boxwood wreaths with pink bows #holiday

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soft pink and gold holiday table setting

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Read full story By on November 13, 2014 in Christmas, color, Entertaining, Features, Get The Look, Holiday, new years, pattern, tabletop, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

Hello 2014 + New Year Goals

hello 2014 --goal setting

It’s here. 2014. The new year fills us with hope, gives us optimism and provides us a fresh start. Now (today) is the perfect time to jot down your goals, hurdles you’d like to overcome and map out those dreams you’ve been afraid to even whisper.

don't quit your day dream. #dreamnew year's resolutions - the ultimate list

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I love this “ultimate list” of goals, however it’s too general. Statistics show that by February, you will have broken more than 90 percent of the resolutions you made and that’s a big bummer. So here are some helpful steps to achieve your goals in 2014!

elizabeth edward quote #life

I love this quote too because life is full of surprises, ups & downs and monkey wrenches. When change occurs, review your list of new year goals to make adjustments to stay on course! And aim at staying positive. Negativity is just a downward spiral.

positive thinking. #quote

Also, a huge thank you to William Sonoma’s Designer Marketplace for selecting Simplified Bee’s Designer Kitchens board on Pinterest as a top ten to follow! I’m honored to be included!

Happy 2014,

Cristin

 

 

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Read full story By on January 2, 2014 in goal setting, new years, organization tips, overcome procrastination, pinterest, quote

New Year’s Woodland Chic Tabletop by Aerin

Perhaps its the fact that I grew up surrounded by pine trees in Lake Tahoe that draws me to this woodland chic table setting by Aerin Lauder (yep, the granddaughter of the legendary Estée Lauder). Quentessence shared a sneak peek of Aerin’s New Year’s luncheon tabletop that will be featured this January/February issue of Veranda and I loved it so much, I wanted to share with you too.

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My fave? The mocha floral tablecloth in Aerin’s Hither fabric for Lee Jofa.

What a wonderful way to ring in the new year! 2014 is going to be a great, don’t your think?

And to keep up with all the buzz in 2014, like with Simplified Bee on Facebook, tweet with @simplifiedbee on Twitter, pin with Cristin Priest @ Simplified Bee on Pinterest, explore with Simplified Bee on Instagram and collect with the bee on KEEP too!

Happy New Year!

Cristin

photo credit: Francesco Lagnese for Veranda

 

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Read full story By on December 31, 2013 in Entertaining, Features, Get The Look, Holiday, holiday decor, new years, Parties, pinterest, tables, tabletop

Getting Organized :: Stylish Desk Accessories

As we look forward to 2014, many of us are setting new year’s goals and resolutions. High on most lists is getting organized (no surprise here I’m sure!). For me I struggle with desk organization and aim to keep it more tidy this coming year. The right desk accessories are key to creating an efficient work-space, yet so many are ho-hum and aren’t pretty. That’s why I’m thrilled about teaming up with See Jane Work at Office Depot to help me create a beautiful, streamlined desk that reflects my personal style. Their collection combines fresh style and smart organization – can’t get better than that! See Jane Work’s chic office accessories come in fresh patterns and color palettes perfect for mixing and matching. I selected items in hues of blue, pink and white and love how it coordinates with the items I already owned.

stylish desk organization - simplified bee + see jane workstylish and fresh desk accessories - simplified bee

above: See Jane Work cup holder, tape dispenser and stapler – all in a crisp white

stylish desk organization and accessories - simplified bee + see jane workpink and turquoise desk accessories - simplified bee

Organizing Tip: Write down your list of to dos and cross them off as they are completed – prioritize them for even more efficiency! Here I’m using See Jane Work’s “To Do” sticky notepad!

stylish desk accessories - simplified bee + see jane work

See Jane Work’s desktop letter sorter in a blue and white herringbone pattern (above) is so chic and I love how it keeps my stationary close at hand. Awe, doesn’t it feel good to be organized?

Happy new year and happy organizing,

Cristin

*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Office Depot, although all opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on December 30, 2013 in home accessories, home organization, Interiors, new years, office supplies, office/study, Organization, organization tips, Paperwork, product review, simplified bee portfolio, stationary