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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Wallpaper designs by Lisa Bengtsson

By Meta Coleman of One More Mushroom

I have been a long time fan of Wallpaper.  It can instantly add color, pattern, and personality into any room.  I enjoy using wallpaper in my client’s homes and have used a variety of different wallpapers in many rooms in my own home as well.  Because wallpaper can be overwhelming, I like to wallpaper one wall, or wallpaper a smaller space with a more monochromatic or graphic wallpaper.
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The wallpaper designs of Lisa Bengtsson are so beautiful and are modern with a touch of vintage.  Not only is Lisa a wallpaper designer, but an illustrator,  Graphic Designer, and ceramic and textile designer as well.

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New Years Decorating

By Victoria Smith of SF Girl by Bay
‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and just when you thought the festivities might be over, New Year’s Eve rolls up right around the corner. I’m one for staying in for the evening and celebrating with close friends and family.

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It’s easy to decorate with lots of white candles flickering and I quite like this idea of blowing up a few balloons in assorted sizes and taping them to the wall. Pretty!
Here’s what I did last year…
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DIY Star Combs

By Rachael Smith, Penelope & Pip

If you want to look a little bit fancy for New Year’s Eve, but are saving your holiday dollars for the sales, this is the perfect DIY for you. Add a bit of glitz and glam to some pretty coloured suede and you have yourself an originally designed hair piece perfect for seeing in the New Year – we want 2013 to begin all sparkly after all!

Let’s get started with materials …

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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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Fondue Party

By Meta Coleman of One More Mushroom

Every year around this time it is a tradition in our family to host a fondue party.  My husband and I enjoy celebrating the holidays with friends and family and there is something so warm and intimate about celebrating over a steaming pot of melted cheese, not to mention it tastes so good!

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With the Holidays coming up a fondue party would be a great way to celebrate Christmas Eve, or ring in the New Year.
Here’s a recipe we love, supplies, and ideas for accessories to make your fondue party a success…

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