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July 2011

Holiday

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: THINKING AHEAD

pinterest diy

When it comes to gift-giving around the holidays, the worst feeling in the world is thinking of a special gift for someone but not having enough time to make it happen. We don’t want that to happen to you! Check our top five favorite thinking-ahead gift ideas… 1.Β A Piece of Ireland – Nope, not a snow globe with a leprechaun in it. A honest-to-goodness piece of land IN Ireland. Okay, so it’s only 1 square foot of land, and you…

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY: HOUSE PREPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

santa house

…and checking it twice. There are 156 days left until Christmas! That means you’ve let half of the year slip by without planning for the longest holiday season of the year! Okay, so maybe the situation isn’t quite as dire as I make it sound, but now is an excellent time to start checking things off your “to-do list”! Here are a few things we are going to try to do around here in order to make our Christmas season…

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY: CHRISTMAS TREE THEMES

natural elegance

Break out the Christmas music, hang the mistletoe, bake some cookies, put in the “It’s a Wonderful Life” DVD, and get ready to deck the halls because it’s Christmas in July at 7th House on the Left! Yes, it’s supposed to look like a cheesy, Photoshopped Christmas scene. So don’t hate : ) Over the next few days, we’re going to talk about ways to gear up for the Christmas season. Sure, it’s a little early, but people wait until…

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Stuff We Bought

THE TALE OF TWO LAMPS

Have any of you ever made a large (or large-ish) purchase without consulting your better half? It’s not like you intended to hide it, of course. You just “had to have it” and your significant other wasn’t available? Then, by the time your “had to have” item was delivered, you’d forgotten you hadn’t told them? Well… As a rule of thumb, if an item is over $50, Greg and I make sure to run it by each other before purchasing.…

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Blog Talk

DESIGN*SPONGE

design sponge, 7th house on the left

I’ve been a huge fan of Desgin*Sponge for a few years now. I don’t go a day without clicking over to see what Grace and her talented team are up to, so the idea of seeing one of our projects on their site would be one of those “Seriously?!” moments. Today, I’ve been geeking out because it’s definitely a “Seriously?!” kind of day at our house! Remember our DIY glass votive project we posted a few weeks back? Well… I…

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