Read the Blog!

 
Sign up for the Chris Olsen Newsletter
Home
Read Bio
Read Articles
Current TV Markets
Personal Blog
At Home Blog
Todays Home
Recent Television
Youtube Channel
Portfolio
Shop Online
Personal Appearances
Seminar Topics
Book Chris
Home Tours
Contact Us

 

Learn About Chris Olsen

Articles

At Home Blog

Botanica Gardens

1601 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 • 501.614.3000

Phone: 501.614.3000

Fax: 501.614.3008

Facebook
 
Today's THV
 
YouTube
 
 

Enjoy Chris Olsen's Todays THV segment titled "Todays Home" on KTHV during the Friday 5pm Newscast and again during the Saturday Morning Show. Visit the Today's Home page here.  

 

November 16th, 2012 - Shopping for Christmas Decorations

When it comes to decorating for the Holidays, some of us, including myself, get so overwhelmed. We don't know where to start, and it almost gets confusing. To take the stress away, I'm going to tell you what I do each year.

First of all, I decorate slowly. I like to start early in November. I might decorate my mantle one night, and the next day, I'll do my dining room. Maybe two days later I'll do the kitchen, so it's not all done in one day.

I also sketch out my things and areas before I go shopping. For example, I drew out what I wanted on my mantle. I knew I wanted to do two big pots on both sides of the fireplace, and I wanted some type of Christmas trees to go in it.

After I have a list of everything I need, I go shopping. Of course, my plan may change, but that's okay.

When you get to the store, walk around it three times to check out the merchandise. On the third time, start picking up the products you want. I do this because it all somehow starts to fall together at that point.

When you are buying your stuff, don't buy just one. Spend a little money and buy at least three to five items, and before you know it, you have a great product that you fall in love with. Then, you can make it work when you go home.

So, my homework for you this holiday season is to chill out, relax, pre-plan, and sketch it out. Pick out what color scheme you want, then go shopping.

You're watching Today's Home, and I'm Chris Olsen.

 

November 9th, 2012 - PVC Decorations for your yard - very easy to do!

November 2nd, 2012 - Bottles in Your Yard! What fun!

October 26th, 2012 - Add fun to your yard - Chris shows you how

October 19th, 2012 - Lighted Pumpkin Project - click here

October 12th, 2012 - How to make Fake Pumpkins look Real - click here

October 5th, 2012 - Decorating for Halloween - click here

September 28th, 2012 - Seasonal Home Makeover - click here

September 21st, 2012 - Building a Comfy Room - click here

September 14th, 2012 - Updating the Kitchen - click here

September 7th, 2012 - Making some changes around the home - click here

August 31st, 2012 - No Lawn Backyard - click here

August 24th, 2012 - Courtyard Creation - click here

August 17th, 2012 - Natural Retaining Walls - click here

August 10th, 2012 - Builiding a barrier out of plants - click here

August 3rd, 2012 - Unique House Colors - click here

July 27th, 2012 - Low Maintenance Plants - click here

July 20th, 2012 - Backyard Putting Green - click here

July 13th, 2012 - Savvy Storage Solutions - click here

July 6th, 2012 - Use Tropical Plants - click here

June 22nd, 2012 - Love Thy Neighbors - click here

June 15th, 2012 - Create a Wine Cellar - click here

June 8th, 2012 - COLOR in the Garden - click here

June 1st, 2012 - Awesome Custom Railings - click here

May 26th, 2012 - Spring Blooming Bulbs - click here

May 18th, 2012 - Fire Blight - click here

May 11th, 2012 - Turtle Pond - click here

May 4th, 2012 - Synthetic Grass is something to think about! - click here

April 27th, 2012 - Ordinary concrete blocks of beauty - click here

April 20th, 2012 - Make your own Hypertufa - click here

April 13th, 2012 - Unique Alligator Skin Walls - click here

April 6th, 2012 - Two great looks for your yard - click here

March 30th, 2012 - Shining light on collectibles - click here

March 23rd, 2012 - Bring Spring flowers indoors - click here

March 16th, 2012 - Terraniums are all the rage - click here

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flowers are here - click here

February 24th, 2012 - Vines on Trees - click here

February 17th, 2012 - Creating a Great Water Feature - click here

February 10th, 2012 - Buying Pottery in the Winter - click here

February 3rd, 2012 - Trimming in your yard - click here

To view more Today's Home segments click here.

All content owned by Chris H. Olsen • Copyright 2011 • View Disclaimer