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. 
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. 
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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.

Tuesday, April 26

Chalk Paint Refresh

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In my last post {click here if you missed it}, I shared Emily's family room makeover. And now here's another gem from Emily's house. When we first got started, her kitchen was almost all stained wood - lots of oak cabinets and wood floors. We decided together that it would be great to break up some of the woody-ness. 

Wednesday, April 20

Updating an 80's Family Room

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I've blogged about Emily's home before {click here for her amazing kitchen transformation}. Little by little, I've been working with her to update it. At a glance, you can tell that whoever built her home spared no expense. The house is large & there is SO much wood trim everywhere. Actually, too much stained wood - at least by today's standards. The natural lighting in the house is a little dim to begin with, so all that stained wood just seems to weigh it down. Bit by bit, we've been dealing with the wood & brightening up the house. 

Friday, April 15

Spring Porch Decorations at Wheadon House

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Yay! It's spring! What a great season - though the weather can be temperamental here in Utah. Did you read the article this month in Country Living about how wonderful porches are? It was fun to decorate my own porch with pops of yellow.

Monday, April 11

A Night of Amore Church Party

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love; a feeling of great affection
Every once in a while the ladies from church get together & have a fun activity. We eat good food, socialize, & try to do some good along the way. We scheduled this party in conjunction with Valentine's Day, but it could be tweaked to fit anytime of the year.

Tuesday, April 5

20 Landlord Friendly Decor Ideas For Renters

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(Note: The following is a sponsored post from Decals Tree. Thank you Angela for these great ideas.)

We all want to make the space we occupy – the place we call home – speak about our own unique personality. The art of expression in real life, though, brings with it obstacles. Whether your walls are part of a rented apartment or a college dorm room, it’s likely that you are restricted as to how you might decorate it to make it your own. Your rental agreement may not allow you to paint the walls - the quickest and most effective decorating statement. You may also stand to lose a damage deposit if you manage leaves holes in your landlord’s bland white walls.
Do not despair! Thanks to new products and good old creativity, you can customize your space to speak volumes about your take on life without leaving a single nail hole.  Here are 20 tips that you’re sure to love: