Sunday, August 21

Navy Blue Bathroom

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I'm so excited that my navy blue bathroom is finished. This is one of the few rooms I've been able to design from the ground up - from the flooring to the tile -  to the paint & accessories. I got almost everything I wanted. {Please click the blue bar below to see more.}

Tuesday, August 9

Local Yocal - Tubing Down the Provo River

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Since we live in such a wonderful place - I enjoy exploring some of the fun things to do 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}.

This one has been on my wish list for a LONG time! My girlfriends have started an annual tradition of tubing down the Provo River & I was able to join them this year. {Click on the blue bar below to read more}.

Monday, August 1

The Waterlogue App

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Have you tried the Waterlogue App? It's a photo editing tool that makes photos look like watercolor paintings. Here are two pictures that worked well for me . . .

These three boys are my great nephews. We staged the picture of them walking down the path. (Which is great because you can't see that one of them is crying. Ha ha!) Here's the picture before I applied the Waterlogue App . . .
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Sunday, July 10

Making Baby Gifts With Diapers on Studio 5

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Me on the set with the adorable & talented Brooke Walker
Once in a while, I help with or host a baby shower. Since everyone can use diapers and they always seem to be a welcome gift - I often make something creative out of them to dress up the presentation. While there is nothing wrong with simply giving a box of diapers, I get a kick out of adding a little pizzazz. Then, the gift also makes a great shower decoration as well. {Click on the blue arrow below to read more!}

Wednesday, June 29

4th of July Porch Decor

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Yay! It's summertime. During the month of July there are a lot of celebrations around here. I've always wanted to deck out my house with patriotic bunting & the porch on the new house is the perfect place to do it. 
{Have you tried the Waterlogue app? I love this "watercolor" version of my house photo}

The bunting is hung with command hooks & zip ties. We do get a bit of wind on occasion & I didn't want anything flying away. 

Saturday, June 11

Highlights from the Utah Valley Parade of Homes 2016

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My buddy Toni {from Design Dazzle} & I enjoyed touring a few of the homes in the 2016 Utah Valley parade. We have a tendency to go to the houses that are closer to our neck of the woods - Lehi, Alpine & Highland. The houses were bright with nice floor plans, incredible windows & very high ceilings. I noticed some trends this year that I wanted to share with you. 
Home 23 - Foster Custom Homes
Home 40 - Raykon Construction
Home 21 - PureHaven Homes
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Thursday, May 26

Quotation of the Month - We're All a Little Weird

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I am completely in love with this quote from Robert Fulgrum. If you love it too, please feel free to download it as a free printable. You can right click on the image below to download as a jpeg or click on "Click here to read more" to download a pdf. 

Wednesday, May 18

A Little Gift for Sara Jane's Twins

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Wonderful news! My friend Sara Jane gave birth to beautiful twin boys! 
- Photo by Sara Jane -
They are so sweet & Sara is doing a fantastic job taking care of her family. Even though I already gave the babies a gift {including the onesies & blanket in the photo above}, I still wanted to take a little something with me when I went to see them.

Saturday, May 14

Local Yocal - The 3 Dotters Vintage Market

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I absolutely love living in Utah. There is so much to do & once in a while I like to write a "local yocal" post to highlight fun activities in my area. Recently, I went with my friend Karen to The 3 Dotters flea market in Pleasant Grove. I enjoyed it so much.