Weekend Inspiration & Holiday Countdown 2014

Happy Friday, friends! I have so many projects on the go right now, but nothing finished and photographed to share with you. It’s a case of things getting worse before they get better!

One thing I did manage to cross off my list this week, however, was cleaning out and organizing our seasonal storage room. Now’s the time to get rid of old Halloween costumes and decorations before charities won’t take them for another year. Something to think about with your Christmas stuff too!

Speaking of Christmas, today is the start of 2014’s Holiday Countdown. You can find out more at the bottom of this post- exciting stuff!

Since I don’t have any of my own project updates for you, I thought I’d share some of my favourites that I spotted around the web the past couple of weeks. I miss doing features now that I don’t host a regular link party, so here’s a new version…

Those of you who are familiar with Craftberry Bush know that Lucy has a knack for pulling looks together. Love her gorgeous fall front porch (with adorable puppy dog and all).

front porch fall 2014 craftberry bush

So impressed with Allison’s use of a small corner in her basement to create this rustic office nook with shelves- so clever!

Office Nook with Wooden Shelves - The Golden Sycamore

 Check out this bold floral wallpaper Kristin from the Hunted Interior used in her client’s “big girl” room- stunning!

Girl's Room with Bold Floral Wallpaper - The Hunted Interior

I recently stumbled upon Jenna Sue’s blog and immediately fell in love with her style. Check out this simple reclaimed wood coat rack she made, along with more rustic goodness!

Reclaimed Wood Coat Rack - Jenna Sue

On another note, are you following this round of Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge? I can’t believe some of the transformations to this point! I participated in this series last October tackling my office, and let me tell you how fast a week flies by. Can’t wait to see the finale!

ORC-Participants Fall 2014

Joining the Holiday Countdown this year?

You definitely should!

It’s a series I created to get the most out of the Christmas season by spreading tasks and expenses over the course of 8 weeks instead of cramming in December.

Whether you’re a newcomer or have been participating in this series for the past few years, I’m glad to have you on board!

Updates will be every FRIDAY leading up to Christmas, so be sure to check back!

Simply click on the image below to get your Week One homework and free printable (note: it’s a post I put together last year but the tasks are still the same)!

Join the Holiday Countdown 2014- An 8 week series with homework and free printables! Satori Design for Living

I already have a couple of them done, not to brag or anything- ha!

P.S. If you don’t want to miss a thing, I invite you to SUBSCRIBE to updates in the sign up form below this post. I’ll also be posting reminders each Friday on Satori’s Facebook Page.

 Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. Love the project photos you chose, especially the rustic coat rack! Yipes, Christmas! This morning I began writing down who I need to buy gifts for this year, along with gift ideas. I agree, better to start planning and tackling tasks now as opposed to waiting and scrambling in December :)

  2. Some beautiful decor ideas for sure! Christmas, though, I can wait for… ugh.


    Have a happy weekend Shauna!!

    1. Not to rush it coming, for sure. But the best decor, wrap, etc. always seems to be gone if you wait too long! Plus, I don’t like waiting until it’s CRAZY out there to do my running around. Would much rather be sipping hot cocoa, listening to music and doing whatever else in the comfort of my home…

  3. I hadn’t seen the Hunted Interior before – now I have to check it out, because I LOVE that room. Can’t wait for the Xmas series!

  4. Hello! I’m so glad I found you! :) I would love to participate in the Holiday Countdown, Lord knows, I could use some help organizing myself. Did your neighbors think you were nuts the first time you put up your outside lights in October? :)
    I think I’ll post about mine on my blog too, it will be fun!
    Oh, and I love your features, Allison’s office is to die for. :)

    1. Hi Kimm, so glad you’re on board. Being from Canada, it’s quite normal to put lights up in October. We don’t turn them on, but it’s better than fighting with the snow and ice in late November. This year, our neighbours beat us to it. Ours will likely go up this Sunday (we’ve had a warm fall so everything’s a bit delayed this year).

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