Emergency Snow Day Activities


The East is about to be hit with a blizzard of epic proportions! For many this means school cancellations and work closings. And if you’re lucky enough to have a snow day, but don’t know what to do with your glorious day off, here are a few of our suggestions.

fdede48c8d54602e4ba4c72c4b766779 (1)Build a blanket fort. Hide from the cold, and embrace your inner child by making a cavernous fort using sheets!

10-shadowpuppetsIf your electricity kicks out, the fun is just beginning! Let the shadows do the talking with a shadow puppet theater!

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Winter Dress Inspiration


It’s frigid out, but that doesn’t mean that your style goes into hibernation. There are still ways to rock that dress or skirt, it just takes a little extra layering! Before you pack away your favorite pieces, take a look at these styles that will help you look cool while staying toasty. Just add sweaters, tights, socks and a wool jacket; and kiss frostbite goodbye!f8c3e801b4ebc490a05cfb864c852416




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Berlin Fashion Week Street Style


Paris, Milan and New York aren’t the only spots to check out the hottest fashions for the upcoming season! Berlin Fashion Week is going strong, and dare we say that these street-style looks are going even stronger?
04-berlin-fashion-week-fall-2015-street-style-04A little bit of home away from home, these NYC socks paired with fresh white sneakers are a fun way to show off your feet!

04-berlin-fashion-week-fall-2015-street-style-10No fashionista is completely dressed unless they have their trusty phone! How else are you going to get those Instagram-worthy snaps?

05-berlin-fashion-week-fall-2015-street-style-04Our love of furry jackets knows no bounds this season, so we obviously adore this.


04-berlin-fashion-week-fall-2015-street-style-11Let’s look past the coziest-looking sweater and quilted Chanel bag for a few seconds, and put some serious attention on that pompom!


05-berlin-fashion-week-fall-2015-street-style-01Sportswear is in, in a big way. Rocking that sports bra outside of the gym is totally in style, and honestly, it makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier!


DIY: Pompom Hat


The ultimate in winter accessories this season? The pompom hat. From fashion bloggers to tiny toddlers, the pompom hat has taken over the city by polar vortex. And we’re all in. Who cares about hat hair when you’re rocking a classic beanie topped with a fun and funky pompom? Our favorite thing about this trend? It’s so easy to DIY. So grab a basic beanie, a fluffy fur pompom; and prepare to be both stylish and toasty at the same time!

DSC_0797What You’ll Need:

Basic Beanie
Large Fur Pompoms
Needle & Thread

DSC_08021. Place your pompom at the very tip of the hat.

DSC_08002. Use a heavy-duty needle to sew it into place. Try not to get the fur caught in your stitches!


Winter Hat DIY Roundup


6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c6fe0490970b-800wiHave a stained or shrunken sweater that doesn’t stand a chance paired with a chronic case of cold ears? Make a hat!

IMG_3867Another day, another hat made from a sweater!

oversized-pom-pom-DIY-square1-624x936Learn how to make a giant yarn pompom hat and embrace the pompom trend with open arms.

studded-beanieNo reason not to look cool while you’re warm and toasty! This studded hat DIY will make you look edgy without sacrificing comfort.

Wintery Mix Decor DIY Roundup


The holidays are over, but winter is just beginning! Have your home reflect the great outdoors with snow-themed decor that captures the beauty of the season, without the chill.

DIY-Oversized-Snowflakes-copyThese oversized snowflakes are the perfect pieces of wall art, and offer a modern wintery touch to any home.

04043104312 twig garlandMake these realistic ice-coated branches and add them to a vase.

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110Take your paper snowflakes up a notch with these beautiful snowflake ballerinas!

1495035ec60bbecd_009d4a408a78083ed5a2475d6825c5ee.xxxlargeCreate this beautiful snowy scene in a shadow box for a simple and rustic decoration.

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is finally here, and we at M&J Trimming hope you all have a happy and healthy holiday! Don’t forget that these are the last few days to save up to $20 on you everything you need for the holidays with code HOLIDIY!






Nordic Print Fashion Inspiration


As the weather gets colder, we take a fashion cue from Northern Europeans who are used to the blistering winter chill. We cuddle up in cozy sweaters and leggings in comforting Nordic prints. This festive print is characterized by wintery patterns of reindeer and snowflakes often seen on knits. We love combining a Nordic print sweater with a flannel underneath, a pair of jeans, and comfy boots. Or you can style Nordic leggings with a slouchy sweater! It’s the perfect print for a casual night spent with friends and family.










Holiday Staircase Decoration Inspiration


So you’ve got your tree decorated. Now what? How do you make your home even more festive for the holiday season? If you happen to have a second story, your stairway is the perfect canvas. There’s nothing like a garland wrapped staircase to really add that extra touch to any home for the holidays. Whether you’re working with fresh and fragrant evergreen branches, or decide to spruce up the spot with ornaments and decorations, this extra step really gives your home a feeling of holiday comfort and warmth.