Kicking the Post-Holiday Blues!

Special thanks to Wichita State's Community Education Program for providing informative and fun classes for moms in our area.

 Article written by Keshia Ezerendu.    

The holidays are over and many people are feeling the post-holiday blues! Making simple changes to your décor can lift your spirits by bringing new life into your home and inspire you to tackle home projects during the winter months.

This spring, Annette Shankle from Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co. will be offering three new home décor workshops as part of WSU’s Community Education offerings. Course topics include: Home Décor Tips, Trends and Inspiration, New Uses for Old Things and Turning Winter Blahs into Awes.

Here is a brief description for each course:

HOME DECOR TIPS, TRENDS, AND INSPIRATION — WHAT’S NEW, WHAT’S NEXT FOR 2017

In this course, Annette will cover the up and coming 2017 trends that will keep your home décor fresh, fun and a step ahead of the rest! This class will get you energized and excited for the décor trends coming in the New Year.

NEW USES FOR OLD THINGS: REPURPOSE ITEMS YOU LOVE INTO CREATIVE HOME DECOR

Hate to give away granny’s game table! Struggling with what to do with auntie’s armchair! Annette will help you transform those special meaningful furniture pieces that just don’t fit anymore. We will teach the art of utilizing chalk paint, refreshing floral arrangements, or inspirational furniture placement. Bring in an item or a picture of something that you have hidden away that you would like to repurpose, reuse, renew!

TURNING WINTER BLAHS INTO AWES: HOME DECOR TIPS TO BEAT THE POST-HOLIDAY BLUES

Are you experiencing “Holiday Hoopla” withdrawals? No more twinkling lights, no more colorful whimsical décor. It’s back to life before the glitter elves and candy cane fairies swept through your home. Don’t worry, Annette is prepared to help you take each room of your home from post-holiday blah to year round sensational. Start the year out right. New year, new mix. This class will focus on home resolutions that will get you inspired to make a change. Annette will look at each room of the house and share with you the details that can make a difference in your home. You are encouraged to bring pictures of your home blahs, so you can go home and create a fresh start to the New Year.

Classes start January 31. To register and get the full class schedule, visit our website. Please contact the Community Education office at 316-978-3731 for questions.


things to do in wichitaThrough its Community Education Program, WSU offers approximately 100 non-credit classes each year on a variety of special interest topics including gardening, home DIY, culinary, arts and crafts, languages and travel.  Classes are designed for personal enrichment and enjoyment.  There are no tests or homework!

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