Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

So the tree has been taken down, boxes are filling up the recycling bin, and the last bubbly has been consumed earlier this week. The holiday cards once displayed nicely are now are sitting in a pile on your mail desk. It’s officially January then!

So, what to do with all these beautiful cards of smiling friends and family? I can’t remember where I saw this idea (probably pinterest) but I thought it was so smart! Take a picture with your phone of the family photo/card and use it as the caller id picture in your phone. It’s a great way to remember their holiday card and also fill your phone contacts with pretty images of family and friends. Plus, you won’t feel so bad about tossing them afterwards. Less clutter to start fresh with 2013! Any other ideas of what to do with holiday cards after the holidays?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

(Image above by Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor)

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Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor
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(Minted’s A Year of Art calendar)

Happy New Year! I love this time of year when we get to evaluate our lives, our hopes and dreams, and then make tangible steps in the direction we choose. This year my husband and I are starting a new system of goals where we focus on one new challenge a week. Things like eating vegan, or listen to a new album everyday, or a family walk at sunset each evening. I’m hoping it will help us make new habits and find new interests. Do you have a system of making resolutions each new year, are you a goal setter at all?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

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I hope you all have a wonderful, joyous holiday season! Can you believe it’s here already? I wanted to share with you these holiday cards my family sent out this year. I ordered Minted’s twisted peppermint holiday non-photo card and then manipulated a photobooth image in illustrator with some festive graphics. We didn’t have time to take professional photos so I wanted something a little silly and fun. Are you sending out cards this year?

Have a wonderful weekend and holiday!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

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The editors and I all live in San Francisco and space is very valuable in this city, and often quite limited in our apartments. Christmas trees have a large footprint so right now we’re loving all kinds of alternative wall trees that are festive but still allow for plenty of livable space. They’re very fresh + modern, and creative. Calling to the inner crafters in all of us! Here are a few favorites I found around the web:

Crepe Paper tree (image above)

Trinkets tree

Chalkboard tree

Wood tree

Ribbon tree

Would you ever swap out your traditional tree for one of these?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + the Julep editors

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Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

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The holidays are here (hooray!) as you’ve seen with the flurry of festivity on Julep so far. This time of year isn’t all glitter and jingle bells though, there’s the dreaded family photo session to send with your yearly holiday cards. It doesn’t have to be all stress and tantrums though, I love one of my stylist’s, Emily Frame’s tips:

“Instead of looking for top to bottom looks for everyone in your family, look in each closet for color themes.┬áBy picking a couple neutrals and a couple pop colors you can create a really natural family look without feeling too matchy-matchy”

For all 10 tips from my stylist and photographer check out my post right here.

Are family photos a stressful situation for your family? I’d love to hear your tips on surviving them!

Image by Ashley Thalman

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