29 BEAUTIFUL DECOR TRENDS FOR A GIRL’S ROOM!

When it comes to designing and adorning the room of your little princess, let your creative juices flow! Involve her in the decision making and encourage ideas. Here are some trendy ideas that can help you…

Add life to the walls with pretty floral wall stickers. Check out our collection here: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-floral-sticker

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Large mirrors make the room look big! Don’t miss the vintage clock in this room.

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Race car beds are not just for boys…this hot pink specimen is sure to steal your girl’s heart.

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Observe the vertical use of space with this bunk bed. There is enough space to store or play under the bed.

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This room has a funky doorway made in the shape of “Hello Kitty”!

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And here is the bedroom of a girl, who is clearly a huge fan of the famous kitty!

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The blue tree like structure in the corner of the room adds a surreal touch. Note how you can hang stuff on it too!

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Want to live the candy pink dream? Here is an idea for a fairy tale bedroom…

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Your little girl’s room doesn’t need to have pink all the time. This fresh shade of green can look great too. Note the utility of the futuristic bed.

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Adding a hint of indoor greens can perk up any room. Also use sheer curtains for a dainty look. You can also see: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-tigerlily

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How about a blue and white decor? It’s soothing, calming and stylish. Infuse some ethnic or traditional prints to get a unique look.

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A uniquely painted wall can be interesting…

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Broad stripes in different shades or colors look super cool!

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And polka dots are so much fun…

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Does your little one love swimming? Then here is the ideal decor for her. The headboard of the bed is a storage unit but has a large space to display a magnified picture of your daughter, swimming! Don’t miss the funky bedding.

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Here again, is the room of two sisters who love the beach. Check out the slightly rustic decor and use of blue and earthy notes!

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There’s no harm in getting a little wild. The animal print of the beds in this room adds spice!

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Want to feel like stepping into a tropical forest, every time you enter the room? Choose large, colorful floral prints for the furnishing. Don’t miss the cool monochromatic rug in this room.

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The room below, combines blue and green to create a vibrant, off the beaten track appearance.

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Here is an example of how, oodles of natural light can make even the simplest rooms look amazing!

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There is room for getting ready, storing all possible stuff and to sleep in a cozy bed. Cool bedroom idea if you are short on space!

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If your little girl wants to identify her “territory” then see the clever idea below. Notice how the colors are brimming with life!

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Pastel shades of green coupled with white and pops of pink, look elegant and pretty.

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And well, pink and purple will never go out of fashion…observe the bird-like shelves too.

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If you have loads of space, then the idea below might be the one for you!

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Paisley print bedding jazzes up things in a primarily white based room…

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Like something out of the box? The multicolored paper lanterns in this room are pure fun!

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Beauty in diversity is the motto of this room. We just love the gorgeous colors and patterns of the cushions, bedspread and window shades!

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Opulence has no limit. So if, ultra luxury is your watch word, then this bed crafted like a carriage is the ultimate choice for your princess!

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Photo courtesies: Home Designing, Houzz, Digs Digs, Geelve, Kidroom Design Picture

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30 FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS THIS SUMMER!

Summer vacations are very relaxing for kids but they can easily get bored too! So how about some great ideas to try some fun activities or projects which will keep them happily busy and interested? And we think you can get involved too and enjoy the bright, sunny days to the fullest!

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Camping is a great idea for this season. It can be as simple as a backyard camping or a family slumber party with sleeping bags on the floor.

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Cook out! Try “smores”, barbeque. Experiment with different kinds of foods.

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Arrange a delicious picnic in a beautiful park.

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Take the little ones to the botanical garden or the zoo. Let them get close to nature.

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Visit the beach and have a fun day splashing in the water and collecting shells!

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Motivate kids to organize their rooms with our fun storage solutions! They can also stick colorful labels on the bins to show what contains what…http://tinyurl.com/storage-for-children

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Tiny tots can join a kids’ baking class if they are so inclined. Or you can involve them while you are making cookies, cupcakes or a pizza. Let them do the simple and safe stuff.

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Playing board games or fun card games is a good way to pass time.

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How about adding a bit of spark to your home? Parents and children can get together to decorate any wall with our vibrant and colorful wall stickers! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-wall-decor

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Gardening can be a great hobby and teach kids the power of care and nurturing!

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If there is a fair or carnival going on in your locality, take the children there. Fun rides, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream! What can be more fun?

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A road trip to a nearby tourist spot or city can be immense fun. The sights, the drive, the snack on the road…perfect!

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Visit a museum or a historical site. Kids might find it fascinating.

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Encourage them to create a scrapbook with focus on any particular area that interests them. Or maybe write a comic book with original illustrations!

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Get together for some fun adventure sports like hiking, bike riding, rafting, canoeing and more…

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Arrange for a treasure hunt with your kids and their friends. They can dress up like pirates too!

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Your whole family can put up a drama performance together. It will be a great way to inspire imagination and creativity.

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Having a garage sale for all the stuff which your children no longer use, is a lovely idea. They can earn money and have fun negotiating!

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Tiny tots can have a good time building models with clay, play dough, paper or other scrap materials too.

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How about inspiring them to write a journal or diary, where they can jot down their experiences, wishes, ambitions?

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A puzzle race can be very entertaining. All of you can try to different puzzles with same number of pieces and see who finishes first!

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You can simply go for a walk with your kids and ask them to gather any natural objects that they might find lying around. Then they can create an interesting collage from them!

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Summer is the perfect time to have fresh salads, cool smoothies and fruit juices. Get your kids to help you while making them!

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An evening of stargazing can be absolutely magical. See how many constellations you can recognize…

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Teach tiny tots to make colorful and funky jewelry from beads. They will be engrossed.

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Let the little ones experiment with some cool hairdos, like spikes, braids or non permanent colors!

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Reading is a great hobby. Your kids can join a reading club too or maybe listen to an audio-book of their favorite classic.

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Building a Lego castle is super exciting for toddlers. Make it a family project.

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Put your origami skills to good use. Create fun stuff with your kids and use them as home decor!

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You can also organize an outdoor painting party for your kids and their friends. Use giant canvases if possible. They are great fun!

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And there is so much more to do…learn something together like yoga or a musical instrument, go to the movies, play badminton or Frisbee, fly a kite, do the “back to school” shopping! And of course, we would love to hear about more ideas from you…

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28 SUNNY IDEAS FOR BEACH THEMED DECOR!

28 SUNNY IDEAS FOR BEACH THEMED DECOR!

Imagine that your life is like a long vacation by the sea. White sands, sun, cool blue waves, cry of gulls and soul soothing breeze! But life is not like that right? So let’s see how we can bring the beach home…

Paint your room in soothing hues of blue. Broad horizontal stripes are very much in. Or opt for an all white room with natural tone cane or wooden furniture. Avoid any other color for maximum effect.

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Now think of furnishing. Incorporate blue in curtains, drapes, rugs, bedding depending on your choice.

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For those who love being surrounded by marine life, you can choose quilts or cushions with motifs of shells, crab, starfish and more!

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Framed art that celebrates marine life is also a wonderful idea for your walls. Check out our beach themed photo frames too: http://tinyurl.com/beach-photo-frames

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Did you know, how creative you can get with the headboard of your bed? Check out the one with the oars and the cushioned headboard with sailboat pattern in a teenager’s room! Also, don’t miss the sailor boy bedside lamps!

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Artifacts like different kinds of corals or quaint models of sailboats can make you “feel at sea”. Instead of several separate show pieces, you can also go for a single large item that adds to the nautical miles…

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A smart way of creating beach side serenity is adorning an entire wall of the room with enlarged digital prints like below. These can create the illusion of lazing by the sea, very effectively!

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Mirrors can be used intelligently to showcase elements of the sea. See the one which has an arty frame made of dead branches. Or the one with a white frame and white crabs surrounding it…

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For those who love fishing, just a large fish on the wall will look nice. In the second bedroom, note how the decor is slightly rustic in nature. We suggest you stick to using few colors and simple designs in such rooms.

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Love sailing? Why not use ship wheels, life buoys and such to express your love for the cool waters?

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We just loved this room! Notice how the shelf in the corner, is shaped like half a boat!

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Surfboards have other uses, other than riding on waves. Put them on your wall or use it as a coffee table!

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If you like abstract art and want to show your beach-lust subtly, get ideas from this room. Super stylish!

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And this one just blew away our mind! A little boy’s room with a ship inspired reading nest, complete with ladder. Pure fun!

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Photo Courtesy: Babble, My Home Ideas, Country Living, Houzz, HGTV, Nalno Design, Digs Digs, Linking Flowers, Taller de Glori, Xplore Design

THE ART OF FRAMING IT!

We all love to showcase our family photos, happy memories, vintage posters or treasured art collections on our walls. But it’s an art to create an amazing visual impact on observers (especially guests) and lend a character or personality to your walls. Here are a few ideas to inspire your creativity…

A collage of black and white photo frames will always have a timeless charm. They can be of same or different shapes.

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Even a collection of only pristine white photo frames in different shapes, designs or themes will look extremely classy. Take a clue from our awesome collection: http://tinyurl.com/art-of-framing   

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A staircase is a great place to display not just photos but also a bevy of different kinds of frames. Experiment with wooden, metallic, golden or silver finish or any arty frames.

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Did you know that your love for art can liven up your bathrooms too? You don’t have to display only traditional paintings or photos. You can choose to frame a bright vibrant piece of cloth like in the first image below. Or you can choose to frame any random, quirky photo that catches your fancy, like the second image below!

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Empty frames even old ones can be so useful for an interesting piece of wall art! Just affix enlarged photos on them or simply stick decorative papers over them. Another cool idea is to get the glass etched with short words of your choice.

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Combine our eco PVC tree wall sticker with photos to create a unique and charming display. Or arrange 12 different photo frames around a wall clock as shown below.

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If you want to add some color to a collage, get innovative. Create bright borders with chart papers for each frame for that spunk! If you are decorating your child’s room, create framed art for pictures of animals, flowers, fairytale characters, cartoons or your little one’s own artwork.

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If you love some DIY or a personal touch to frames that cherish your fondest memories, this one is for you. Add a hint of paint, ribbons, satin bows, paper flowers or dainty junk ornaments to adorn even plain or old frames. Be surprised by the transformation!

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Use stencil lettering along with photo frames to create an emotionally touching or expressive collage!

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Lastly, a giant photo frame which exhibits all your favorite moments from special occasions, vacations, family picnics or a friends’ night out…can look wonderful and impressive.

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Photo credits: UberLyfe, Blog of Picbackman, Guiding Home, Top Dreamer, Pixshark, Dream Home

GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY IDEAS FOR KIDS!!

The fun and appeal of a “glow in the dark” party not only lies in the surreal, cool effects you get in the party area but also the creativity that goes behind it. So when you plan one for your kids, make sure you involve them in every detail to make it a wonderful experience! Here are some funky ideas we gathered…enjoy 🙂

Use glow sticks to create a welcome sign or any other words you want to stand out for your little guests.

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Use black lights, heavy curtains to make the room as dark as possible and get the maximum effect of any glowing, neon or fluorescent decor items. Use our glow in the dark wall art to jazz up plain walls and set the mood. See more: http://tinyurl.com/glowing-wall-art

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You can use a plant hanger and glow sticks to make a chandelier or just stick glow sticks inside balloons. Kids will simply love it.

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Want some spooky fun? Just put glow sticks inside plastic cups or inside white balloons and draw scary faces on them!

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Children always enjoy bright, animated stuff, so our funky LED night lights cum wall stickers will be perfect to create some friendly “glowing” fun. See more: http://tinyurl.com/fun-night-lights 

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Ask your guests to wear shoes with LED shoelaces to add some zing to the party. Hand out white T-shirts and highlighters so that kids can write cute messages on each other’s back! Yellow and orange pens work the best.

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Give every guest socks in bright neon colors or black and white and ask them to show off cool dance moves on the floor. You can also have glow necklaces handy to keep the party spirit high!

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Do you know how creative you can easily get with old mason jars? Just go wild on them with glow paint of your choice and a magical display is ready for everyone to go “WOW”!

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Lay out all the yummy food on a table against a particular wall. Use a black cloth or large sheet as a backdrop and decorate it with neon or fluorescent paper flowers or streamers or anything else your kids fancy. Try and get cookies, cupcakes or pastries with neon food colors in them. Using a bright fluorescent cupcake stand is also a great idea.

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Use bright neon plastic or paper cups, fun straws to made the food “shine” in the dark! You can also use water proof, acrylic LED ice cubes for the drinks and edible neon sprinkles on the chocolates or sweets…it will make the goodies doubly delicious.

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Most kids adore soft, feathery candy floss and if you insert a glow stick in each, voila! They get glowing candyfloss! But yes you should ideally not serve it to very small kids who might think the glow stick is edible.

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It’s a kids’ party so don’t forget games. If you have a kiddie pool just throw in loads of glow sticks to get the crowd mad with joy. Or just half fill some empty bottles with water and drop in glow sticks. Glow bowling is ready!

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Lastly, if you don’t mind a bit of mess, join in with the tiny tots and apply glowing face paint to have the ultimate glow in the dark party 🙂

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Photo credits: UberLyfe, Active Dark, Blovely Events, Kara’s Party Ideas, Listotic, Parentmap, Paint it Rouge

HOW TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT ORGANIZATION

Kids are super cute but they are usually mischievous mess-makers. So the earlier you start teaching them the value of organization, the more it will help them to succeed not only at school but everywhere else too.

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babbleStart with every day habits or routine like packing lunch box or school bag, getting dressed or even brushing teeth before going to bed. This will encourage them to remember and learn to do the essential things regularly.

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Designate a definite place and time of study. It should be a quiet place with least distractions. Encourage him or her to decide which assignments are priority. Sit with them to review the homework, things needed for school the next day or any special project work. You can install a pegboard near the study table to help organize papers, notes, art work, craft supplies etc. neatly.

3Use folders and files to sort and organize notes, assignments, completed work or work to do, separately. Make sure your child tries to do it himself gradually. Color code or label folders for ease if required.

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While choosing a school bag or locker or closet organizer to store all school supplies, make sure it has enough compartments to arrange different things easily. This is where toddlers start figuring out what fits in where and why they should separately stack things like books, notes, stationery, lunchbox etc.

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Teaching kids to clean up after play time or store their dirty laundry neatly is a cool way to teach them organization and also keeps the nursery clutter free. Will help you to breathe easy too! Use our incredibly cute toy organizers, storage sacks and multipurpose laundry bags to control playroom mess. The double flap organizers will help them separately store their toys, games, books, clothes and much more! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-animalstorage 

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Use labels for bins if that makes finding stuff easier. Like for instance “Everyday toys”, “Favorite Toys”, “Old Toys”. Keep the bins for old toys or clothes higher up on the shelf and the more frequently used ones on the lower shelves so that kids are able to reach them easily. Teach them to donate toys he no longer plays with…he will learn to care for others 🙂

happyorganized life Use our colorful drawer dividers to arrange your children’s inner wear, delicate items or accessories. Motivate them to do the arranging themselves. You can also paint an old dresser with chalkboard paint and label each drawer for different items! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-closetdivider 

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Get a funky, vibrant calendar for your little one’s room. Let them inculcate the habit of jotting down reminders like- things to do, household chores to help with or maybe something they need for school, exam dates, assignment submission dates and so on. Or encourage them to create check lists.

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When you go shopping, involve your kids while planning what things to get, which route to take. Even when you are planning a vacation, let them decide what clothes, games or essential items they want to take along.

ghk-kids-organizing-children-in-grocery-store-lgnAll these little ways can instill a sense of responsibility in your little munchkins and prepare them to evolve into sensible adults 🙂

Photo credits: Uberlyfe, Babble, Good Housekeeping, Elle-Design, A bowl full of Lemons, Freshome, Cgvector, Clutterbug, Happy Organized Life

HOME DECOR IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS!!

It’s the season to be jolly and with Christmas just around the corner, let’s get ready to make our homes look gorgeous and inviting 🙂 Here are some ideas which you can try out for a merry time…

The outside of your home should look as beautiful as the inside…so string lights, garlands, wreaths or greens work amazingly.

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Greens will look good inside your home too…specially it will help create a warm and cozy mood at the dining area. You can simply use them to adorn the table or kitchen island. And if you have pendant lights, it will look lovely if you just entwine garlands around them…

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Clever wall decor can set the mood beautifully. Check out our quaint Christmas themed wall decals to instantly make your home ready to welcome Santa! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-christmas 

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You can never go wrong with flowers…they look enchanting no matter where you keep them. Go for some lovely real or faux arrangements in bright hues and let the magic happen.

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Decorating your doors or windows with wreaths, shiny baubles, toys, streamers or strips of greens will enhance the appeal of your house, manifold.

wreath There’s something exquisitely charming about antique lamps that never ceases to delight! Simply light them for that dreamy ambiance or instead stand out from the crowd by creating a beautiful arrangement of flowers, berries and leaves inside them…

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Tall clear vases or large glass bowls, can act as great mediums to showcase your creativity!! Just fill them up with fun Christmas ornaments or layers of colorful fruits and leaves…

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Christmas is never complete without gifts. Why not get a little innovative while wrapping them? Maybe you can stick Christmas ornaments to the wrapper or the name tags can be paper cut outs in fun shapes!

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Don’t forget the socks if you have kids at home specially…the happy surprise on their faces will be worth it.

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A joyous occasion needs delicious food to keep tummies content. And if you present it gracefully…then nothing can stop you from becoming the perfect host!!

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This is the time to bring out your favorite crockery and cutlery…remember the right colors and accessories can do wonders. And if you are the proud owner of some family silver, get them polished and gleaming and show off happily!

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Last but obviously not the least…let your imagination run wild when it comes to decorating the Christmas tree…glittering ornaments, funky baubles, toys, fake birds, streamers, lights, lace, flowers, the sky is the limit. Don’t shy away from trying out a different theme or color scheme.

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Have a very Merry Christmas 🙂

Photo credits: Uberlyfe, Southern Living, Neon Happy, HGTV, Real Simple, Paper Blog