Winter Decorating Tips, New Year’s Eve Party Ideas, Cleanup Checklist

Home Style Saturdays | Winter decorating tips, transitioning to winter decor, New Year’s Eve party ideas, party cleanup checklist & more!

Today’s edition of Home Style Saturdays is perfectly timed. If you have already taken down your Christmas decorations, you might be feeling like things look a bit plain. If you haven’t taken down Christmas yet, here is some inspiration to get you in the mood! The winter decorating tips are easy and will add that cozy feeling to your spaces. If you are having a New Year’s Eve gathering, we’ve got you covered on that too. Enjoy!

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So Much Better With Age | New Year’s Eve Party Ideas


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Here are the new digital downloads for January. They are little farmhouses with quotes about home. If you would like this set of three printables, just fill out the form below. If you are already an OSP email subscriber, the printables are available in the Members Only Library. I will sending an email tomorrow with more details. 

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  1. Liane Hampton says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful 2017 Christmas printables. I have just printed your 2018 calendar and look forward to enjoying it on our family launch pad located prominently in the “mud room.” Your art work is lovely and I truly enjoy your sweet designs. Thank you for sharing your talent. Fondly, Liane

  2. Happy New Year. Hope all your dreams and plans come true. I love Home Style Saturdays and all the decorating ideas I get from viewing all the bloggers. And, thank you for your generosity in sharing all those beautiful printables. Wish I had more walls for obvious reasons.

  3. Stephanie Mudgett says:

    Hi Ann, I am a new member and I can’t tell you how lovely and inspiring your posts are. I have been searching your blog for every section has beautiful pictures and tutorials and ideas – I just can’t get enough. Thank you for posting and sharing. You are a blessing, for sure!

  4. I am always excited to receive your posts. So classy! Everything is so lovely and clean and in such wonderful taste! Thank you so much for the beautiful printables. I just re decorates two bedrooms and I will be using them. Happy New Year to you!

  5. Happy New Year…thank you for all of your tips and great information. Looking forward to settling into our new apartment as the New Year opens…and will be checking back often. Good health, happiness, and peace to you !

  6. Lorri Rauscher says:

    Happy New Year Ann!! I just want to thank you for your blog.I truly enjoy reading your different posts. Y our designs are lovely and I look forward to seeing what creative ideas you come up with. Once again thank you for all your hard truly are appreciated.

  7. Barbara Bennett says:

    I’ve so enjoyed your posts and inspirational ideas, Ann! Not all are practical for our home, but every one gives me inspiration and some idea that I can adapt and use.

    I first discovered you when I was looking for “joy” printables several years ago; your printables are lovely and make me smile. When our daughter-in-law, who serves as an army chaplain, was deployed earlier this year, I sent her several of your inspirational quotes; she hung them up for the soldiers and received many positive comments.

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing, and happy new year to you and yours!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you for sharing the story of your daughter…I am honored that she used them. Happy New Year!

  8. I have enjoyed following your blog this year!! Love your ideas, recipes, and printables. Thank you for a fun and informing year. The very best to you and yours in 2018.

  9. I have enjoyed following you this year! So many great tips, beautiful decorating ideas and all those lovely printables. I love the winter ones! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed New Year!

  10. Happy New Year!!! Love your post on winter Neutral’s and the Why I love Neutral home.

  11. Katherine says:

    The newest printables are so lovely. Another example of why you should definitely pursue your plan for creating a line of stationary.

  12. Thanks for a year consistently filled with good ideas

  13. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    OH! thank goodness the post isn’t about losing weight or organizing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Seems to be all we talk about in January.
    Thanks for sharing the Winter deco ideas. Will take all of these you have to share.
    The printable with Proverb is terrific.
    Before you know it, we will be getting ready for Valentine’s Day!
    Get to use RED again.
    Happy New Year, Ann.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I have thought about organizing and losing weight but have started neither! Thanks for being such a loyal reader and friend. Happy New Year!

  14. JoAnn Stump says:

    I love the new printables Anne! I also enjoyed the ideas for transitioning from the Holidays. Thanks.

  15. Your decorations brings me always happiness, they are so beautuful, thank you and I really wish you a very very good year 2018!🎉

  16. Thank you for the sweet home printables. I love the houses and the sayings.
    Happy New Year and it’s going to be great.

  17. Norma Rolader says:

    Happy blessed New Year!!! Thank you for sharing all the fun crafts and decor for a cozy winter! Can’t wait to see what you have for us in 2018

  18. What a great idea. The prints are perfect for the spot I’m wanting to redo.

    You have best ideas that keep me inspired in my home.

    Thank you for all that you share.
    I want to encourage you to follow your idea of stationery etc. You have a gift.