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Cozy Up for Winter

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As the weather grows colder and colder I'm reminded how nice it is sometimes to just stay inside and cuddle up with a nice, warm throw, have a nice glass of wine, and pop in a movie.

But just because it's cold outside, and you're planning to bundle up inside, doesn't mean you have to reach for a Snuggie. There are plenty of stylish ways to cozy up, keep warm, and decorate your home for the winter months. Here are just a few of my favorite ideas.

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This idea is perfect for a cozy dinner party. Cover chairs in faux furs or throws so guests can snuggle up over dinner. From lovenordic.blogspot.com

1 This idea is perfect for a cozy dinner party. Cover chairs in faux furs or throws so guests can snuggle up over dinner. From lovenordic.blogspot.com

Who could resist this chaise lounge with fury pillows and a throw. Start a warm fire and settle in for a cold winter's night. From paloma81.blogspot.com

2 Who could resist this chaise lounge with fury pillows and a throw. Start a warm fire and settle in for a cold winter's night. From paloma81.blogspot.com

This sofa is so long and comfy looking with all of the warm-toned pillows you could have all of your friends over to lounge and watch TV. And the juxtopistion between the dark sofa and the soft, white rug is perfection. From olofjakobina.blogspot.com

3 This sofa is so long and comfy looking with all of the warm-toned pillows you could have all of your friends over to lounge and watch TV. And the juxtopistion between the dark sofa and the soft, white rug is perfection. From olofjakobina.blogspot.com

It is a great luxury to have a fireplace in your bathroom, but I especially love the fuzzy throw rugs in front of the vanities. From sweethomestyle.tumblr.com

4 It is a great luxury to have a fireplace in your bathroom, but I especially love the fuzzy throw rugs in front of the vanities. From sweethomestyle.tumblr.com

The cable knit pattern on these floor tiles from flor.com add instant warmth to a room.

5 The cable knit pattern on these floor tiles from flor.com add instant warmth to a room.

These sweater-style throws from restorationhardware.com are both beautiful and soft, perfect for a sofa or armchair.

6 These sweater-style throws from restorationhardware.com are both beautiful and soft, perfect for a sofa or armchair.

Getting cozy doesn't just have to do with decorating, why not brew up a cup of green tea. I love this Majorelle Mint from shopterrain.com

7 Getting cozy doesn't just have to do with decorating, why not brew up a cup of green tea. I love this Majorelle Mint from shopterrain.com

Cozy inside and out, these men's slippers from uggaustralia.com now come in so many colors and styles.

8 Cozy inside and out, these men's slippers from uggaustralia.com now come in so many colors and styles.

This bed just calls for you to jump in and relax. From http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/bedroom/winter-style-adding-cozy-touches-to-the-bedroom-162173

9 This bed just calls for you to jump in and relax. From http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/bedroom/winter-style-adding-cozy-touches-to-the-bedroom-162173

I really like the style, colors, and warmth of these Coyuchi striped wool blankets from remodelista.com.

10 I really like the style, colors, and warmth of these Coyuchi striped wool blankets from remodelista.com.

Lounging around at home? Throw on a sweater or hoodie with these fair isle sweater leggings from jcrew.com and you have a perfect Saturday.

11 Lounging around at home? Throw on a sweater or hoodie with these fair isle sweater leggings from jcrew.com and you have a perfect Saturday.

Gift Wrap Challenge: The Big Reveal

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If you voted in our Gift Wrap Challenge before they holidays, you must be dying to find out who was behind the festive entries! Congratulations to Anthony Santelli and Kristen Flanagan, whose gifts came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. My gift, the Candy Cane Stripe present, was the winner—I told my co-workers to watch out. I don't mess around when it comes to gift wrap. Here are the names behind the presents, in order of how they scored.

My Candy Cane Stripe Gift

My Candy Cane Stripe Gift

Decorating and Home, Senior Editor, Anthony Santelli's Silver and Gold Ribbon Gift

Senior Editor Anthony Santelli's Silver and Gold Ribbon Gift

Editorial, Assistant Editor, Kristen Flanagan's Silver and Velvet Gift

Assistant Editor Kristen Flanagan's Silver and Velvet Gift

My Assistant Chavo Killingsworth's McQueen Inspired Gift

My Assistant Chavo Killingsworth's McQueen Inspired Gift

Online Editor Jenn Andrlik's Crafty Pom-Pom Gift

Online Editor Jenn Andrlik's Crafty Pom-Pom Gift

Editor Rebecca Robertson's Bold and Bright Gift

Editor Rebecca Robertson's Bold and Bright Gift

Countdown to the New Year: Balloons!

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Easy Party Decor

This week we will be counting down to the New Year.  I will be sharing with you an idea a day to make sure that you ring in the new year having as much fun a s possible.  Today, I would like to share with you an idea that I have used when throwing a big party: Helium balloons. Covering a ceiling with shimmering white and silver balloons really makes a statement to your guests!

Celebrate!