Wednesday, November 19

Book Club Fun - Elementary My Dear Readers

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One of my favorites things in life is book club. We read some great books & we always have a wonderful time. This month's book was The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King. If you're a Sherlock fan, you're going to like this book. {Plus the content is very clean - which I always appreciate.} 

Tuesday, November 11

Z Gallerie Knock Off Thanksgiving Decor

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Our local Studio 5 TV show recently issued me a challenge to create a pumpkin topiary for my next appearance {See link at the end for the video}. Although I adore the traditional thanksgiving colors, I also enjoy mixing it up & using unexpected color combinations for holiday decor. One day while doing some design work, I spied this beautiful display at Z Gallerie . . . 

Monday, November 3

Considering Eyelash Extensions for the Holidays? What I Think About Them

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I fell in love with eyelash extensions a few years ago when a few of my friends got them. I kept thinking that when a "special occasion" rolled around I would give them a try. Last year - about this time - I decided LIFE is a special occasion & I took the leap. I have been wearing them ever since. I love my lash girl so if you want to give them a try & you live in the SLC, Utah area - shoot me an email for her information.

If you don't already know about extensions, an individual fake/thicker lash is glued to each of your real lashes. The process takes about an hour {longer the first time}, but it doesn't hurt or anything. In fact, it's actually quite relaxing & I often fall asleep when Taylor is putting my lashes on {it's just embarrassing if I snore!}.  
The photos above were taken on different days, but I DO have mascara on in the before  picture on the right. In photo on the left I am wearing the shortest lash extensions I've tried - big difference!

Tuesday, October 28

5 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas - A Sara Jane Post

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Note: The content for this post is courtesy of my new contributor Sara Jane {CLICK HERE to meet her}.  

Sara Jane shared these great ideas on our local TV show Studio 5! CLICK HERE to watch the video.
Each Halloween my husband & I enjoy a good, healthy pumpkin-carving contest {this tradition goes all the way back to one of our first dates}. Unfortunately he usually puts my carving to shame. This year, my approach is simple & creative: thinking outside the stencil & incorporating other materials that I have on hand at my house.

Monday, October 27

Great Costume Ideas {Just in Time for Halloween}

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It's so fun to be someone else for a day, don't you think? If you're looking for some Halloween costume inspiration, I got you covered!

How about Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter . . . 
Our newlyweds Jeff & Kaela ready for a Halloween party this year

Saturday, October 25

Quotation of the Month - Thankful for the Rain

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I love this beautiful quotation. It goes with the talk, Grateful in Any Circumstance {you can find it here}. The printable below is sized to be a 4x6 & can be printed onto a photo. Please feel free to use it!


Thursday, October 23

A WILD Birthday Party - A Sara Jane Post

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The content for this post was provided by my fabulous friend & contributor Sara Jane. CLICK HERE if you missed her introduction.

What's the best way to celebrate a 6 year-old birthday? With reptiles and a larger-than-life cake of course!

Wednesday, October 15

"Local Yocal" - Thanksgiving Point

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Since we are a family of limited means - and since we live in such a wonderful place - I enjoy "stay-cationing" in my own back yard. Once in a while I like to share a favorite place with you {just in case you're new to the area - or if you haven't discovered my favs}. Although this may seem like it, this is not a sponsored post. 

This "Local Yocal" loves Thanksgiving Point!

Thursday, October 2

How to Tailor a Men's Dress Shirt to a Slim Fit

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I have darling sons who happen to be very fit & slim. They get it from me I guess their dad has something to do with that. Anywho, they love the new fitted dress shirts. Christian is required to wear a uniform shirt at work that is made for more of a middle aged, muffin top mature man. It fit him in the collar & in the length of the sleeves, but that was it. His work shirts were driving him nuts, so he turned to The Sewing Queen {hey, if I can't be a Disney princess, it works for me!}. 
Here's how I took in his shirt: 

Saturday, September 20

A Few More Wedding Pics & Where We Got the Goods

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Our wedding photographer was Jennilyn Proulx & we just just love our pictures. I wanted to share a little more of our happy day with you.  {CLICK HERE} if you missed the other post "Six Fun Details About Our Wedding".