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Great Summer Party Ideas For Kids July 02 2013, 0 Comments

There seems to be an abundance of children's birthday parties happening in the summer months and it's so much fun to watch the kids having a such a great time.  My two year old son gets so excited when we tell him we're going to a party that he starts singing 'Happy Birthday' before he knows who the party is for.  Whether your child's birthday falls in the winter months or summertime, there are so many creative ways to make their celebration special.  Here are a few adorable ideas.


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Homemade or custom ordered, a great cake or cupcakes will always delight the little ones.  via Cake Central.




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These sweet little ice cream servings are easy to make ahead of time.  via Decorada.




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Little eyes will light up for these DIY decorative party hats.  Make new creations with leftover crafting pieces.  via Handmade Charlotte.




A rainbow arts and crafts themed party is so pretty and the kids will have a blast.  via Hostess With The Mostess.




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Carry your party theme throughout.  via Hostess With The Mostess.




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This adorable construction party may be in my son's future.  He is obsessed with orange cones.  via Hostess With The Mostess.




Who doesn't like Goldfish crackers?  This bubbly party theme is great for a boy or a girl.  via Hostess With The Mostess.




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The best part about having a party is getting together with friends.  Don't forget to capture the moments.  via Hostess With The Mostess.


My Pinterest Top Five: This Past Week's Inspiration July 01 2013, 0 Comments

Here are my top five favorite images pinned to My Pinterest Page this past week.  Cheerful interiors, adorable kid spaces and something nice for moms.


Display all of those beautiful tote bags and hats that are hidden away in your closet.  You'll feel beach and shopping ready.  via Houzz.




An adorable two sided fabric tent for kids.  via Cape 27.




A light and pretty powder room makeover.  via The Lettered Cottage.





A beautiful toddler room makeover for a baby boy and his older sister to share.  via Young House Love.



A clear organizer for small items to go inside your large tote bag.  I'm pretty sure there are some loose goldfish crackers and other unwanted items in my bag.  This is my personal goal.  via Simplified Bee.


This Week's Featured Item: Navarre Beach Chest June 28 2013, 0 Comments

This week's featured item is the Navarre Beach Chest.  This charming two drawer chest is beautifully detailed with a scalloped apron and tapered legs.  It has an elegant look with a light and airy feel that is sure to bring the wow factor to any room.  Choose from a large selection of gorgeous finishes.  Shown in Blue Skies with Silver trim.  *More than one finish color and custom sizes are available at an
additional charge.  Overall Dimensions: 40Wx36Hx25D.  Look for my new online furniture boutique full of everything fabulous for your home coming soon!


Suggested Retail Price- $ 4,703.00.  Sale Price- $ 3,290.00  Mention the online code BLOG and get an additional 10% off of the sale price.  Choose from an amazing wood finish color selection here.


Home Office: Functional Can Be Pretty June 27 2013, 0 Comments

It's so true that a cluttered workspace can clutter your thoughts.  If you can keep no more than the things you need in your office space than you are off to a good start.  And why shouldn't those necessary things be contained in nice looking containers with beautiful accessories?  Here are a few work spaces that are full of function, inspiration and style.


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Pretty covered boxes, baskets and crates make for nice looking storage on this deep window sill.  via Better Homes & Gardens.




A beautiful desk lamp can bring your workspace to life.  via Brabourne Farm.




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Store necessary paperwork in attractive bins.  via Creature Comforts.




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Personalize your work pace with  special family photos.  via House of Turquoise.



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 There are so many pretty desk accessories available.  Why buy ordinary ones?  Nagwa Seif Interior Design.




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Pick up some colorful file folders and binders to cheer up your space.  via Petite Vanou.



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Less is more.  A lack of clutter is your best accessory.  via The Every Girl.

A Couple's Dream Home: Caitlin Creer Interiors June 26 2013, 0 Comments

I want to share this beautiful new construction home that was part of the Utah County Parade of Homes.  It's an open house tour of featured homes available for public viewing that showcases the work of architects and interior designers.  This house was built by Millhaven Homes and the interiors were beautifully designed by Caitlin Creer Interiors.  The gorgeous photography is by Hiya Papaya.
































































It's All In The Details: Simple Elegant Wedding Ideas June 25 2013, 0 Comments

There are times when the phrase 'Less is More' is in very good taste and weddings are one of those occasions.  Sometimes a simple touch or a modern idea can have the most impact at an event and make for some amazing photos.  Here are a few simple touches that can make a beautiful statement.


A monogrammed dress hanger.  via Style Me Pretty.




Simple statement flowers.  via Style Me Pretty.




Bridal party bouquets in different shades.  Using the same dress fabric in different dress styles for a bridal party can look so chic.  via Style Me Pretty.




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A simple cake can be so pretty.  via Lamb and Blonde.




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Pretty garden touches for an outdoor wedding.  via Lemon Blossom Designs.




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Add flower topiaries and candles to a candy bar.  via Style Me Pretty.




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A personalized mantle.  via Style Me Pretty.





A gorgeous getaway car.  via Once Wed.


My Pinterest Top Five: This Past Week's Inspiration June 24 2013, 0 Comments

Here's a handful of my favorite images that I pinned to My Pinterest Page last week.  It's a mix of interior design, travel, a fabulous DIY project and an adorable holiday recipe.  Enjoy!


A beautiful cottage style bedroom.  I love a white room with a black bed.  via Houzz.




A beach house dining area.  via The Inspired Room.




A colorful Palazzo on the island of Burano in Venice, Italy.  My husband and I traveled there while we were expecting our son.  What great memories we have.  via Flickr.




An adorable outdoor reading nook inspired by products from Pottery Barn Kids.  via Vintage Revivals.




A  great recipe for mini strawberry and blueberry pies.  These would be so impressive at a Fourth of July celebration.  via A Pumpkin and a Princess.




Thoughtful Arrangements: Bookshelf Styling & Table Styling June 18 2013, 0 Comments

Bookshelves are not just for vertically placed books shelf after shelf.  They should be used to display your favorite things in a collected and organized way so that it doesn't seem cluttered.  Coffee table and end table styling has just as big of a style impact and is so easy to do.  Here are a few simple tips to get started.



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Display items with color and texture.  via 6th Street Design School.





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Group similar items in odd numbers like these three succulent plants.  via Belle Maison.




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Place vertically higher objects to the left and smaller objects to the right.

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Include your favorite collectible objects and family photos.  via Design Thoughts.




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Stack books vertically and horizontally with smaller objects on top.  via Everything Fab.




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Face special books with beautiful covers outward to be viewed.   via Everything Fab.




blog display everythingfab com 4Add an accent chair to create the sense of a reading area.  via Everything Fab.





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Group together a combination of picture frames, books, flowers and collectibles on bedside tables.  via Home Deco Garden.




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Utilize books as bases to add height to other objects.  via House of Turquoise.




This pottery collection is displayed diagonally which creates balance.  via Jaclyn Paige.




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A  grouping of three pottery pieces complements the mirror collection above.  via The Inspired Room.




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A bold blue lamp is the complementary color to vibrant orange bedding.  via The Inspired Room.


My Pinterest Top Five: This Past Week's Inspiration June 17 2013, 0 Comments

There were so many inspiring design images flooding Pinterest last week.  While looking back to choose my favorites, I see that I pinned so many beautiful shades of blue to My Pinterest Page.  Here are my top five pins including a great summer recipe.




A cheerful foyer in blue and white.  via Tiny White Daisies.





A bold blue server is the statement piece of this dining room.  via 6th Street Design School.




Pretty arabesque back splash tiles in this wet bar area.  via House Beautiful.





Adorable buffet and DIY hot dog cartons for a Fourth of July party.  via The Idea Room.



Tangy Corn Coleslaw Recipe.  via A Pumpkin And A Princess.



Great Tips For A Successful Garden June 12 2013, 0 Comments

Many of us have big goals for our gardens this summer.  It takes trial and error to figure out what vegetable and fruit plants work well in your area and which ones just don't make it.  I've found some really simple tips to follow that have proven to help plants thrive throughout the season.  For more great gardening tips visit my Pinterest board 'Grow'.  You can visit the  links below to see some really helpful tips that I'm planning to follow.


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These are my dream lemon trees but I'll start with a container first.  via Pinterest.




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via Squidoo.




via Whole Lifestyle Nutrition.