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Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer is a Social Media Marketer for Blinds.com. As a newlywed, she’s on the hunt to outfit a new home with all things handmade, preppy and eclectic. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Chat with her on twitter @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw and support her rampant pinning habit at @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw.

Posts by Abigail

Ornaments, Math and Blinds, Oh My!

r December 24, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Our awesome friend Bon writes at MathFour.com about teaching math and using everyday situations as learning opportunities. Today she’s crafting with free Blinds.com samples and she made gorgeous geometric Christmas ornaments. Did we mention that Bon did all of this cutting and gluing from her cozy room in the delivery wing, waiting to have a baby! That’s what we’d call crafting commitment. Bon used her Signature Roman Pleat sample in Snow to make a modern Christmas Tree. Doesn’t this ornament made from the Velvet Red and Sage samples look just like old fashioned ribbon candy? See all of Bon’s festive creations over at MathFour.com and check out how she used each design to teach the different kinds of symmetry. Take a…

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas

r December 18, 2013 | B DIY Projects

You’ve already spent a lot on holiday gifts, why dole out another chunk of change on expensive gift wrapping supplies? Save some money by using kraft paper (found with the postage supplies) and easy DIY embellishments. Learn how with guest host, and scrapbook diva, Sarah! Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas: Find out just how easy it is to make this year’s presents pop with heat embossed wrapping paper and DIY paper bows. What You Need: Scrapbook Paper (double sided preferred) Scissors Hot Glue Gun Kraft Paper or Butcher Paper Holiday Stamps Embossing Powder Clear Embossing Ink Embossing Heat Tool How To Make Embossed Wrapping Paper: 1. Wrap gifts with kraft paper. 2. Moisten stamp with embossing ink and press…

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3 Minute Sugar Scrub – How To!

r December 11, 2013 | B DIY Projects, Holiday Fun

Wintertime brings holiday cheer and time with family, but for many it also means itchy dry skin. Make homemade sugar scrub for yourself and decompress from holiday stress (get ready for buttery soft skin). Or make a big batch – this is the perfect gift idea for grandmothers, moms, sisters, and aunts. Honestly, the guys in your life will steal a scoop when you’re not looking, so don’t be afraid to make an unscented batch for them too. 3 Minute Homemade Sugar Scrub This project is deceptively easy (and cheap!). All you need is sugar from the pantry and baby oil. What You Need: Granulated Sugar Baby Oil – We used this shea & cocoa butter scent. Essential Oils – Find…

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A Modern Kitchen Nook from Real Moms Real Views

r December 10, 2013 | B Real Customer Photos

Our friend Hollie shares mom-tested products and savvy parenting tips along with her army of mom experts at Real Moms Real Views. Want to get the inside scoop on stocking stuffers and this year’s top presents from a mom who knows all? Take a peek at Hollie’s site. You won’t regret it. Plantation Shutters for Kitchen Windows On a re-decorating quest, Hollie realized that her kitchen nook needed a modern update. The stained wood blinds once matched her kitchen cabinets perfectly, but 8 years later they’re looking a little dated. With one simple change Hollie took her kitchen to a bright, happy place. White wood shutters match the existing molding perfectly, unlike the stained wood which competed for visual attention….

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5 Tricks To Reduce Holiday Stress With Your Home Decor

r December 9, 2013 | B Home Decor, Seasonal Trends

  Put down the holiday to-do list for a few minutes and recharge. Here are a few easy changes to make at home to reduce holiday stress. 1. Banish Harsh Lighting – Embrace your circadian rhythm and let light flow naturally throughout the day. Glare making you squint during the day? Adjust blinds or sheer shades to gently filter the light. When you need artificial light in the evening keep it gentle. Several strategically placed lamps are much easier on the eyes than overhead lighting. Lighting a candle or turning on the Christmas tree will give you soft light and is sure to be a mood boost as well. 2. Reconnect with Nature – Experts say that most people use…

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Lady Living Room or Ma’am Cave?

It’s Monday mood board day with designer Ann Ueno of House & Host. We can’t stop thinking about her anything-but-boring neutral living room from last week. Here’s this week’s feminine creation: Lady Living Whether you’re a woman living alone with the freedom to decorate with over the top girliness, or if you’ve carved off a space at home to be your “ma’am cave” this metallic pink space is perfect. It can be tough to pull off a pink couch, but with an otherwise neutral backdrop, it works. Luxe metallic accessories call for equally sumptuous window coverings. The Cameo Deep Cowslip fabric is heavier weight, so it holds volume beautifully, but as a silk blend it retains a slight sheen. Add…

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December Savings at Blinds.com – Promo Codes and Coupons

r December 4, 2013 | B Giveaways and Promotions

Want to dress up the house before holiday guests arrive? We’re bringing you big savings on blinds and shades just in time, and as always shipping is free. Find Blinds.com promo codes for our biggest savings below. Shop blinds and shades guaranteed to arrive by Christmas, to make sure that you’re windows look merry and bright this season. Deck The Halls – 15% Off Bali The season to adorn your windows with beautiful blinds and shades from Bali is here! Deck your halls-or windows—with Bali’s festive colors, materials and products. This month, save 15% on all Bali blinds and shades!  Use the code: Bali15 at checkout. A Gift From Levolor – 15% Off* They may not fit under a tree, but Levolor…

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Natural Living Room – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

Interior Designer Ann Ueno is serving up a slice of inspiration every Monday as a part of our Styled By series. Check back every week to learn how to style blinds and shades with a pretty mood board. This week’s gorgeous creation is: Natural Living (Room) This space infuses classic mid century style with natural richly textured fabrics. Neutrals don’t have to be boring when you have a fuzzy rug, voluminous draperies and pops of orange. A diverse art collection stays unified with matching, minimalist frames. We can’t get enough of this Laura Ashley drapery fabric. It’s called Cameo Cassia, and has a linen look with a slight sheen – absolutely gorgeous. It’s also available in Roman Shades. Order a free…

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DIY Snowflake Ornament Made From Free Blinds Samples

Have you ordered free blinds samples and don’t want to just chuck them in the trash? Make a greener choice and turn them into DIY ornaments! Don’t already have samples on hand? Browse our cellular shades and be dazzled by the vast color collection and crisp fabrics. Order free samples to see them in person. You might just find the perfect stylish insulator for your windows this winter! How to Make Cellular Shade Ornaments: 1. Shop Cellular Shades from Blinds.com and order free samples. 2. Cut off 1/2″ with an exacto knife and safe cutting surface. 3. Repeat step 2. 4, 5. Hot glue the two pieces on top of each other. 6. Place a little hot glue on the…

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Energizing Yellow Bathroom Design – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

r November 25, 2013 | B Blinds.com Styled By, Home Decor, Styled By

Interior Designer Ann Ueno is serving up a slice of inspiration every Monday as a part of our Styled By series. Check back every week to learn how to style blinds and shades with a pretty mood board. This week’s gorgeous creation is: An Energizing Yellow Bathroom If dreary winter weather has got you down, brighten up your morning routine with this lively palette. A storage ladder like this one from West Elm will corral towels and toiletries to add storage to even the tiniest of bathrooms. Natural teak accessories will make an all-white bathroom feel warm and welcoming. The Norman Premium Wood Shutters are available in 16 paints and stains, so you can coordinate the finishes perfectly. These shutters have…

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