Slowing down for the holidays

Posted on December 16, 2014

You might have already noticed but Tricia and I are slowing down on the posts for the rest of the year. Things are crazy enough with Christmas and New Year’s that we have decided to put DIY projects and house tours, etc on hold so we can enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Tricia is about to embark on a two week trip to the East coast over Christmas while I’m staying here and hosting family. We are also sneaking in a few days of skiing over the break. There may be posts intermittently here and we’ll be sure to publicize them so you don’t miss out. Until then enjoy the spirit of the season and try to keep the inner bitch from raging out under the stress of it all! We can’t wait to bring some changes to Suburban Bitches in 2015- I think it’s going to be …

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One project, two takes {Holiday Pillows}

Posted on December 12, 2014

What would the point be of all that Christmas decorating if you didn’t have some great pillows to finish it all off? Erin made her couch super festive with these plaid pom-pom pillows. And I gave my navy love seat a little holiday flair with these houndstooth deer bust pillows. {Tricia’s holiday pillows} Although I kept my Christmas decorating to a minimum this year I still wanted some seasonal pillows to go with my color scheme of green, gold, yellow and white (you can get a tour of my quick decorations and Erin’s much more elaborate and beautiful ones here). I quickly whipped up a couple pillows in a green houndstooth. You could easily pick up pre-made pillows in your colors from Target or Home Goods for this project. The only other supplies you’ll need are a piece of flannel measuring 10″ x 12″, fabric glue, fabric stiffener and an image. …

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Erin’s and Tricia’s Homes at Christmas

Posted on December 11, 2014

What would Christmas be without floors covered in pine needles and a piece of glitter that is eternally stuck to your face? Awesome probably. And perhaps the Christmas that Andy Williams sings about in “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. I’m assuming that Andy Williams must have been sarcastic when he penned those lyrics, or else he took some really great drugs that I’d like to get my hands on. Christmas around here is stressful, mainly because I want to have the whole house decorated in 1 hour, 22 minutes and not a second longer. Instead it takes 5 days, 10 trips to Target/Lowes, and at least one strand of lights strung before I realize a lightbulb is burned out. Why do I keep decorating every year? For the kids to have wonderful memories that they’ll cherish forever? No, of course not. To share some holiday decorating inspiration with …

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Tricia’s Christmas Wish List

Posted on December 10, 2014

Today’s wish list is all about me because isn’t that what Christmas is really about? Getting stuff for yourself on sale or conniving your husband to buy you those things that you can’t really justify buying for yourself? Here’s what’s on my wish list for this Christmas. I’m going for the mostly realistic & leaving the 3 carat diamond ring and the $2500 camera lens that I really want off the list. 1. Athleta Saturday Sweater While we’re on the keeping it real track let’s just say most days my wardrobe is about schlepping around the house in my workout clothes or if I’m feeling particularly fancy, a pair of jeans. This would be the perfect presentable to the world yet still just right for schlepping sweater. $228   2. Geneva Down Jacket Is there anything better than a great feather weight down jacket when you live in a cold climate? I do …

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Gift Guide {for him}

Posted on December 8, 2014

How’s the Christmas shopping for the man in your life going? So far I’ve got a belt for my man’s stocking. I almost capitulated on the perfect gift and settled for buying him a tie, socks and some handkerchiefs. Luckily I remember that spending money is one of my best qualities and that I still have time to remedy my shopping deficiencies in time for Christmas. 1. Bose Noise Canceling Headphones The love of my life travels a lot for work and one of his pet peeves is a noisy airplane (granted when we fly with him it’s generally our family generating all that noise). These would make for a super quiet flying experience and would prove my worth as a spender of moola. $299.95 2. Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker Let’s stick with the sound & Bose theme here for a second. If your man doesn’t yet have a bluetooth …

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