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Week in Review

Another week come and gone! I tell you, writing these weekly recap posts seems to make time fly even more! This time of year always flies by, but the older I get, the faster time seems to go…which makes these weeks even more precious! What happened in your lives this week? I feel like things … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks: The Weekend Wishlist

Happy Saturday! I hope you are enjoying a restful few days. I am excited to share a few of my favorite things this weekend…hot items that are on my list. I’ve been shopping for upcoming holiday home tours and a few trips coming up and here are the pretty things that are catching my eye … Read more

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Tips for Creating a Welcoming Home this Fall with Walmart

I can hardly believe that it’s the middle of October all ready! Fall is definitely here and prep for the holiday season is in full swing around here. Having my sister and her family staying with us last week for fall break was a good dry-run for more company that will be coming this season. … Read more

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Gift Guide for Home Decor Lovers

Gift Guides for Home Decor Lovers

I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling a bit like I better get a head start on my Christmas gift shopping this year. I ran a poll on instagram a few days ago, to see just how many of you were thinking that you’d shop early this year too, and not surprisingly 90 percent of … Read more

Gift Guide for Home Decor Lovers

Free Printable Happy Halloween Tags – Spiderwebs

This month feels like it is running away from me! I made these free printable happy Halloween tags a few weeks ago thinking I was going to be so on top of things this year, and now, here we are just 2 weeks away from the big day itself and I’m just now getting them … Read more

Prettiest Studio McGee Christmas Decor at Target

Did you guys see the release of the latest Studio McGee Christmas Decor at Target this weekend? I think they are getting sneaky trying to not cause a massive website outage, because they used to announce/advertise her lines before they released, but now they announce it after it’s been up and for sale for awhile. … Read more

Week in Review

Happy Monday! Is anybody else having a lazy day today? It’s been a little tough to get going with some cool, cloudy temps and fall-like weather. It makes me want to stay snuggled up in bed and have some hot chocolate! FAMILY FUN How was your week? We had a busy one around here with … Read more

Pink Peppermint's Picks The Weekend Wishlist

Pink Peppermint’s Picks : The Weekend Wishlist

Happy Friday! I hope you are all looking ahead to a fun weekend filled with friends and family. This weekend officially kicks off the holiday shopping, decorating and celebrating season! Yay! I thought it would be fun to do a new series around here called “The Weekend Wishlist.” Some of you may remember that I … Read more

Pink Peppermint's Picks The Weekend Wishlist
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Easy Green Halloween Party Punch: Monster Juice

This sweet & bubbly Halloween sherbet punch is always a hit and the perfect punch for your Halloween parties this year!! Years ago…and I do mean years…I was nine and my parents were about to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Can we say honeymoon baby?! Anyways, party planning is in my blood…I come by it … Read more

green halloween party punch
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Cute Homecoming Proposal Idea – Free Printable Tag

Download these free printable tags and make this cute homecoming proposal idea in just minutes! I realize I’m a little late to the game this year, Homecoming has been happening at schools all over for the last few weeks, and dances will wrap up here in the coming weeks, which means most Homecoming proposals have … Read more

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Easy Design Updates for a Cozy Guest Bedroom

Get your guest bedroom cozy and ready to welcome family and friends this holiday season with these pretty guest bedroom decor ideas. We’ve been accustomed to welcoming guests year round in the OC Ranch Reno, and summer is a beautiful time to visit Utah, but what I didn’t expect when we moved to Utah is … Read more

pretty guest bedroom decor ideas

Week in Review

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your families. I don’t know about you, but these weeks seem to be going by faster and faster. I used to be really good about posting more family updates here on the blog and as the kids have gotten bigger and busier, I’ve slacked … Read more

Serena and Lily Sale Fall Design Event

Serena and Lily Sale Favorites : The Fall Design Event

Don’t miss this year’s Fall Design Event at Serena & Lily! Take 20% off everything in the store…here are my sale favorites… It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the time when sale after sale starts happening! Yay! One of my favorite events is the Serena and Lily Fall Design Event. Everything, and I do … Read more

Serena and Lily Sale Fall Design Event
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Halloween Home Decor to Snag Right Now!

Halloween is coming quickly and the cutest Halloween decor is going even faster! Check out these must have Halloween decor items to snag right now before they’re gone!! I know it’s only the middle of September, but I’m telling you…if you love Halloween as much as I do, you have to buy the coolest Halloween … Read more

DIY Halloween Decor Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas
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How to Make a Pretty Flower Arrangement with Grocery Store Flowers

I don’t know about you guys, but there is pretty much nothing that makes me happier than having a gorgeous arrangement of beautiful flowers from a florist in my home. Unfortunately, those pretty arrangements often cost a pretty penny too. Today I’m excited to show you that you can take a few bunches of flowers … Read more

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The 20 Best Sweaters to Own This Fall

Usually fall temps are well on their way here in UT, but it’s been in the high 90’s until recently, so I am more than ready for sweater season! While I am not a fan of cold, I am a fan of cool and the chance to layer up in cute clothes and get cozy … Read more

twenty best sweaters this season
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Christmas in September?

Christmas in September? Ok, I realize this may send some of you into a panic, but I got an email this morning that made me think I better get on it! McGee and Co released their Christmas merchandise, and if I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that if I want something of theirs, especially … Read more

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Our Fall Living Room Decor Tour

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We were on the road for most of it, and it never ceases to amaze me every time we take a road trip just how beautiful our world is! So many pretty skies and fields, mountains and valleys…it was fun to drive this time of … Read more

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Gorgeous Neutral Bedroom Design Ideas Mood Board

I have been working on a few projects lately and busy creating some mood boards / design boards to put together some pretty bedroom design ideas, so I thought I would share them here as well. I love a good neutral palette, so this bedroom design is something I would for sure love in my … Read more

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Pretty Pillows for Every Budget

With fall looming on the horizon, I naturally start to think about what new pillows I can mix into our every day decor to start making things feel a little bit more “fallish” around here. If you know me, you know I love pillows and think they are the easiest way to totally update your … Read more

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pretty summer kitchen updates

Pretty Summer Kitchen Updates with Walmart

It is hot, hot, hot around here this week. The heat of summer is in full swing! How are things where you are right now? Did you catch my stories a few days ago with the fire in our neighborhood? When it gets this warm out and the fires start it definitely gets a little … Read more

pretty summer kitchen updates

My Guide to the Best Restaurants in Orange County

You may have heard me mention it here before a time or two ;), but I am a So Cal girl through and through. I was born and raised in San Diego and then transplanted to south Orange County 20 years ago when I got married and started my own family. I remember the day … Read more

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1 Hotel West Hollywood Review : A Weekend Getaway

Dare I say…travel is back? Could it be? I decided it was about time to dust off the travel archives and write a travel post. This has been the strangest 15+ months. I have never been so grounded. While there are parts of being a home body I have definitely enjoyed, the wanderlust has been … Read more

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30 home tours and eash summer decor ideas

30 Beautiful Summer Decorating Ideas and Home Tours

School is out for summer and that means pool days and beach trips and easy, breezy decor! If you are visiting from Jo-Anna’s beautiful tour, welcome!  These home tours that Marty puts together are always such a fun way to get a peek at everyone’s seasonal design ideas and I love it! As many of … Read more

30 home tours and eash summer decor ideas
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How To Keep Photos Organized On Your Computer

I have been wanting to tackle this post forever! I am excited to share with you all how I keep my thousands upon thousands of photos organized on my computer. As many of you know, I started out as a photographer many years ago, and as soon as digital SLRs came on the scene and … Read more

how to organize pictures on your computer
pretty summer bedroom decor ideas

Pretty Summer Bedroom Decor Updates

The nights are getting longer and the days are heating up around here, which can only mean one thing…SUMMER! After such a long, weird year, glimpses of normalcy are starting to appear and it feels SO good to almost have this difficult school year for the kiddos behind us and a long, hot summer in … Read more

pretty summer bedroom decor ideas
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Pretty Farmhouse Bedroom Design Ideas : Midway Modern Makeover

I love a reveal day! There’s nothing better than sharing a space that was tired and then getting to see what happens when we breathe some new life into it! The guest bedrooms at the Midway Modern Farmhouse were in need of some love. As I’ve mentioned many times before, this house had GREAT bones! … Read more

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Great Gifts for New Homeowners

There has been so much moving and shaking around the country this past year. The real estate market is unbelievably hot and people are looking to find a place to put down some roots that has more room to work from home, school from home and just be at home more than ever before. I … Read more

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Midway Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel Before and After

I am the worst about sharing completed projects. I sat down last night to make a list of the things I had neglected to add here on the blog, and let’s just say…I may now have several printed pages of things I need to work on. Oops! lol! :0 There are so many spaces from … Read more

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Amazing Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

I am so excited to be sharing another yummy and SUPER easy recipe with you all today! These meal blog hops are SO fun because I find tons of new things to try. It can be dangerous too! 😉 These amazingly easy shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa are an idea that was shared with me … Read more

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