Posts Categorized: holiday decor

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Christmas is a great time (and excuse) to play with colors you don’t usually decorate with in your home.  It also provides a great opportunity to experiment with color combinations and trends.  Red and green tends to be the go-to Christmas color combo, but why not play with some other colors in the crayola box?… Read more »

Inspired Design with Emily A. Clark

Welcome to the Christmas Edition of Inspired Design.  Today we’ll get to take a peak into the home of Emily A. Clark!  Emily is a wife, a mom of five, and an incredibly talented designer.  She’s been featured in Better Homes and Gardens and is a regular contributor for Houzz. She shares decorating tips and projects on her blog,… Read more »

DIY Antler Ornaments

There’s something special about a handmade ornament.  Whether you participate in an ornament exchange, give them as gifts or use them on your own tree, this cute little diy antler ornament will bring out the cabin-woodsy-meets-preppy-chic lover in you! The Supplies: Cinnamon Sticks Card Stock Fabric Scraps Branches Metallic Gold Paint *optional* Pipe Cleaners Start… Read more »

Getting Your Entryway Ready For Guests

It’s that special time of year when we’re all opening our homes to holiday guests.  We’re buzzing around preparing holiday menus, setting the table and making sure the bathroom is well stocked with toilet paper (or maybe that’s just me)………and all too often we forget about the most important aspect of a holiday soiree  -… Read more »

Chic Giveaway – Chocolate & Cream Wreath

UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.  CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER, REBECCA JENSEN! We are crazy about this beautiful and CHIC wreath from the Etsy shop, TwoInspireYou. I personally love that the neutral and earthy design can stay up all year long or be used for any occasion. When the wreath arrived at the Chic office, we… Read more »

Gratitude Journals

Thanksgiving is less than a week away? Why do the holidays always hit me like a moving bus?! Although it’s come a little too fast for me, I simply love Thanksgiving traditions. Beyond the food and family, I look forward to taking that moment to figure out what I’m most thankful for. This year, I… Read more »

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

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Question: Star, from Macon, GA Asks: What type of food will I need if I’m hosting a sip and shop? Rachel’s Answer: Hi Star, there’s really no wrong answer here. When I’ve hosted shopping events in the past I tend to focus on light and fun appetizers like Cheddar Apple Crostini or these individual Quinoa Salads.  Brunch is always a nice… Read more »

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