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Bluetooth Bath Fan + HD Gift Card Giveaway!

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You guys! Remember when we added a bluetooth bathroom fan in our down bath? Remember how I was skeptical at first. Why would you need you bath fan to double as a speaker? Well folks, it has been a year and a half now and we are still OBSESSED with it! It is loud enough that the whole downstairs is filled with music. We knew when we redid our upstairs bathroom that we wanted one up there as well. I got an email from HomeWerks last month asking if I wanted to try out their new version and I of course said yes! So I am partnering with them again to giveaway their new bluetooth bath fan :) This new version has a blue light nightlight, full stereo, and LED lights. Hello … {READ MORE}

Crates, Crates, and More Crates!

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Remember when I gave you a little update on what I have been up to and I showed this picture of 35 wooden crates? Well I'm finally going to share with you what I did with most of them. I held a few back for another fun thing that I will share later this week.   Crates and Pallet sent me the custom sized crates. You can buy them from Home Depot's site. and they come in a variety of sizes. With so many crates, I needed to use some child labor to get the job done :)   Once they were sanded and stained, they were ready to pack! I had over 30 bloggers who were going to be receiving copies of my book to help promote. I wanted to send them something else aside from … {READ MORE}

Super Easy Pizza Dough!


We LOVE homemade pizza at our house! We make it a lot, especially on Friday nights. This pizza dough recipe we have been using for our whole marriage. It is super easy and doesn't take very long to make. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:6]   I usually double the recipe. It makes 3 medium or 2 large pizzas. After I have it all spread out, I add my favorite sauce.     Then I added some shredded mozzarella, chopped red pepper, chopped basil leaves, diced marinated artichoke hearts, and feta cheese. The Neapolitan brand artichokes are my favorite. To help the basil not get burned and crispy, I add more mozzarella cheese to the top. Plus, who doesn't love extra … {READ MORE}

Color Burst Pillow

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I have seen so many color burst pillows, rugs, throws and such floating around and I particularly fell in love with the one I saw on SF Girl By Bay. So when ScotchBlue™ asked for me to partner with them in a fun new campaign to showcase pattern, I KNEW this was the perfect first project for our collaboration.   As I am sure you already know, pillows are a fun way to add color and pattern to a space. They are easily changed out when the mood strikes. I am sure my husband would like my mood not to strike so often.... :) #ihoardpillows Speaking of moods, doesn't this pillow exude happiness?   So here is the low down on how to get super sharp lines when painting … {READ MORE}

Finish Max Sprayer GIVEAWAY!

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My family room is almost done! I've dipped my hand into too many other projects so it has crept slowly along. But finally having it all painted makes me want to speed it up! This little guy is my painting BFF. He is my right hand man whenever I have doors, molding, baseboards, or furniture to paint. And since I am a brand ambassador for HomeRight, I get to give one away today!   I still need to take the tape and plastic down off the windows and and hang the freshly washed curtains, but I can visually see the room coming together in my head!     I also recently finished my hallway. The walls and trim got a layer of white and the doors a rich cobalt … {READ MORE}

Driftwood Bookend {Styled X3}

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This has become my favorite series here on my blog! Unless you are brand new to my site, you should know how this goes. I buy three of the same thing, I keep one, and then send two of them to two other bloggers. We all style them in our homes and share them with you. It is my way of introducing you to some of my favorite bloggers and to it shows you how to take one item and use it in different ways.   This month I sent a little something to Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and Ashley from Cherished Bliss. I met them both at Haven blog conference and they are both ridiculously talented. When I told them that the package would be coming from a place called Zoo Med … {READ MORE}

Natural Accents (My book comes out today!)

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Today is the day! I started seriously considering the offer to write a book last year after saying "not now" for years. By the end of the summer I had started the process of gathering supplies and buying a new camera. By the end of December I was done and had turned in my manuscript along with about 500 photos. Then we worked on the layout and decided which photos to cut and where else to trim the fat so it could fit within the 250+ pages it needed to be. Then the waiting began. Waiting for it to be printed and shipped to the suppliers and retailers. I can't even tell you how surreal it is to hold the book in your hands for the first time after slaving away on it for months. Having … {READ MORE}

Crickets, White Walls, and Dirt

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It has been crickets around here lately. I haven't posted in a week and a half. I wasn't really planning on taking a break, but when my kids have their last week of school and things got nuts with concerts, class parties, preschool graduation, etc. I just didn't have a ton of time or energy left over. And when they got out of school for the year all I wanted to do was play with them and eat snow cones :) But I haven't been completely lazy. I got my family room painted bright white and added some shelves. I am in the process of putting it all back together. So that means a room reveal is coming up! Be prepared for some mediocre iphone pics....     Utah decided to … {READ MORE}

Easy Crème Brûlée

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Crème Brûlée is probably my all time favorite dessert. In fact, when we first moved here to Utah, Shane's first firm he worked for would have their company Christmas party at Deer Valley Ski Resort every year. We would have a private dining room with tables full of the best food. I would head straight to the dessert table and grab five vanilla bean Crème Brûlées. I probably should have been embarrassed. But I didn't care. It was the one time a year I got to eat it and I am totally a dessert first kinda girl anyway. If you had tasted it, you would have eaten ten. So really, I had quite a bit of self restraint when you think about it. I haven't had it in soooo long. While we were in New … {READ MORE}


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