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Interior Design: 10 Great Light Fixtures for Under $100

Let there be light!  As a photographer, I am constantly thinking about it…where is the light coming from, what color is the light, how bright is the light…the list goes on!  It should come as no surprise then, that I am slightly obsessed with light fixtures. 😉  Here are 10 fun fixtures for under $100 right … Read more

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Interior Design: Using Baskets for Storage

With kids back in school, and the holidays on the horizon, the natural urge to purge and organize kicks in. I you’re looking for an inexpensive and stylish way to add more storage space and organization to your home, baskets may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Baskets in the Kitchen via Huffington Post … Read more

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Interior Design: Living Room Style

Light and bright are the words I would use to describe this fun living room project.  I still want to add a few touches…a couple of pieces of art and a lamp…but I couldn’t wait to share! Aren’t those couches cute?  We needed smaller scale couches for this space and these tufted ones from Pier One … Read more

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Interior Design: Great Design in Small Spaces

Remember that fabulous find I had a HomeGoods just a bit ago…the acrylic table in the bathroom department?  Well, I told you I was going to play with it and so I did.  I set it up originally as a bar cart, but now it may have found a new home. 🙂 We don’t have … Read more

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Summer Bar Cart Styling

A quick trip to HomeGoods yesterday was a great trip because I scored this amazing acrylic table.  I found it in the bathroom aisle of all places, stashed in the bathroom dept! It was folded up (yes, it folds for easier storage!) and placed in amongst the vanity tables and chairs. WHAT?! I can think … Read more

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My Favorite Kitchen Styling Products

I’ve been working on a kitchen remodel and I was able to go and put the finishing touches on it recently…probably my favorite part because it involves all the accessories…like the jewelry for the kitchen.  😉  It’s a chance to bring in the color, the texture and dress it up a bit.  Here’s a sneak … Read more

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Interior Design: Family Room Design

As many of you know I have been working on a big project for the last while.  A cute family of six made a cross country move and settled in Orange County.  They had been renting smaller, older homes on the East Coast, while renting out their larger home here for the last seven years.  … Read more

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My Favorite Books to Use in Kitchen Design

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of books.  You’ve heard me say it a million times here that they are a great way to add color, height, just overall personality to any space.  Well, the kitchen is no exception to that rule.  If you have countertops, open shelving or other little nooks in your … Read more

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Fresh and Modern Tween Room Design

Lately Ashley has been asking me for a new room.  Over the last few months I’ve been working on a home to four little girls…and it’s been killing her!  She goes shopping with me often, and every time I purchase something cute she is begging for it to come home with us instead of heading … Read more

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The Moody Blues… a Blue Mantel Re-do with Chinese Urns

Lately, I’ve been seeing all of these gorgeous blue Chinese urns all over in fabulous room designs.  I have been dying to get my hands on one, and last week, I had narrowed it down to three.  I loved the shape of these, the size of this one, and just the overall look of this one.   What to do?!  … Read more

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Interior Design: Bold Spring Table Top

Move over pastels…this spring is all about going bold!  While pastels are pretty, lately I’ve been feeling like I want something that will carry me past Easter, into the later spring.  One of my favorite things about spring (and I’m sure yours too) are the beautiful blooms popping up all over.  Most of these flowers … Read more

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Chalk Paint Dresser Make-Over

A few months ago I took a class at Peinture Studios here in Orange County.  I had been reading about and seeing chalk paint ALL over the place and I wanted to see what it was all about.  There were a couple of pieces in my house that I thought would be fun to change … Read more

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Add Beautiful Green Accessories to Your Design and Celebrate Spring

  I have always loved blue, but particularly navy.  As a matter of fact, my bedroom when I was a tween had beautiful navy wallpaper with the prettiest white flowers on it.  It was gorgeous!  I had a crisp white eyelet bedspread on my canopy bed with a matching canopy…every little girl’s dream. 🙂  A … Read more

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Cute and Easy Felt and Canvas Shamrock Pennant Banner

St. Patty’s Day is around the corner and today we’re making a super simple DIY Felt and Canvas Shamrock pennant banner that is SO easy you’ll be making one for every occasion. 🙂 Have you seen these pre-made and cut canvas banner pieces? They make this banner take all of about 15 minutes. 🙂 Here’s … Read more

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4 of the Prettiest Books to Decorate With

I frequently get asked about the books around my house and what my favorite books to decorate with are.  If you’ve been following me for a while, you have probably noticed stacks of books everywhere…antique books, design books, photography books, cookbooks…you name it.  Yes, I love pretty picture books to look at, but more importantly … Read more

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Create a Family Room Office Nook in a small space

I don’t know about in your house, but in ours, the computer is front and center in the middle of all the action.  I’ve shown you our office nook up in our bedroom, but this one is where the computer is and where most of the “real” work happens.  When we moved into our house … Read more

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Interior Design: Five Fresh Design Ideas for Using Wood in Your Home

The addition of wood in any space makes it feel warmer and welcoming. Reclaimed  It enhances modern spaces and adds a touch of character and history to a contemporary home.  It’s not just for your floors anymore either.  Here are five of my favorite fresh design ideas to use wood and some great ideas for … Read more

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Cute Valentine Art from Minted and How to Decorate a Valentine Mantel

A few weeks ago at Alt I had the chance to take an up close and personal look at Minted’s art.  Have you seen it before?  As someone who regularly creates printables for you all and art prints, I always wondered how their printed material looked…paper quality (that’s huge for me!) and the color quality.  … Read more

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DIY Felted Garland Tutorial

I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the internet. The cute, DIY felted garlands using felted balls and fun shapes decorating kid’s rooms, mantels, Christmas trees…you name it. Did you know they are super easy to make? Well, I’m here to show you how you can make your own in minutes. Don’t buy a felted … Read more

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Master Bedroom Make-Over : Choosing Bedding

With the new year I’m thinking it might be time for a new bedroom.  The walls got a make-over more than a year ago…eek!  That sounds like a long time when I type it out!  I took them from a harvest brown to a taupey-gray.  I’ve been going back and forth on what to do…do … Read more

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Colorful and Cozy Office Decor by DIY Playbook

A few months ago I had the chance to introduce you to one half of the talented duo behind DIY Playbook when I featured Bridget’s gorgeous dining room.  Well, today I get the pleasure of introducing you to her talented blogging partner Casey.  When I was looking for dining rooms, I ran across Casey’s cute and … Read more

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Shopping: Troop Beverly Hills Inspired Living Room

A few days ago I was perusing some of my favorite sites and I stumbled across this inspiration board over on One King’s Lane: Did you ever watch Troop Beverly Hills as a kid? That is what came flooding to my mind instantly when I saw this board. Everytime I’m up in LA and pass … Read more

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Shopping: Cute Storage Options…Baskets and Boxes

I am SO excited!!  Ash is finally getting her closet finished next week.  Hers is the only closet in the house that hasn’t had a closet system, and we are finally installing one.  (More on that in the weeks to come! 🙂 )  I don’t know if it’s just her…or if it’s a girl thing … Read more

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Interior Design: Tween Girl Bedroom Design Purple and Turquoise

Over the course of the last several months, I’ve had the pleasure of working on a project for some dear friends of ours who just made a cross-country move back to our neck of the woods.  They still owned their home here and had been renting it out for the last many years.  Having left years … Read more

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Adventure Awaits…free printable art print

Oh man!  How is it that Christmas break is already over?  It seems like just yesterday that I was feeling free…like I had 3 weeks ahead of me to lounge around, play with my family and enjoy some time off from the craziness of everyday life.  Whew!  That went by WAY too fast!  We are gearing … Read more

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Stay Organized: My Favorite Calendars for 2015

Have you gotten used to writing 2015 on your checks yet?  It will be May before I have it down. 😉  With Christmas break coming to an end this weekend and school and real life picking up speed again on Monday morning (ugh!) I figured it’s time for me to get organized.  I am not … Read more

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DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

I have been seeing some SUPER cute hot chocolate bars lately.  Have you noticed them all over pinterest?  They are just darling and very stylized…like a party in themselves!  While you all know how much I love a party, and I love tons of details, I also love simplicity and EASY!!  I have guests coming … Read more

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Summer Home Tour : Our Summer Bedroom Design

School’s out for SUMMER! Woohoo! Welcome to our Summer Home Decor Tour! I love teaming up with Marty from A Stroll Thru Life and participating in her fun home tours each season. She is such a great hostess and I really enjoy seeing how everyone switches up their decor for the season. If you are … Read more

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Spring Blogger Home Tour 2022

I can hardly believe that I’m typing that title! Spring 2022?! How did we get here? Maybe my disbelief is in part due to the fact that we just got dumped on with snow yesterday, so it hardly feels like spring just yet…but we’ll get there! Hopefully, looking at all of the beautiful homes dressed … Read more

Christmas Home Decorating Ideas – Home Tour

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…holiday home tour season! Have you been following along with all of these beautiful tours the last few weeks? I just love Marty’s tour and I’m so glad it’s my last tour this year. Saving the biggest tour and biggest room for last! 🙂 If you are joining … 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

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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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Midway Modern Dining Room Ideas

I am so excited to finally be able to share some pictures of the completed Midway Modern Farmhouse with you!!  Kathleen and I teamed up on this project and it was SO fun! The whole pandemic thing kind of threw a wrench in us being able to get professional photos wrapped up over there, so … Read more

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Designer’s Favorite Blue Paint Colors for Your Home

If you know me and have been following the blog for awhile, you know I love blue.  Blue is soothing and serene and creates a calming vibe in any home, all while adding great color and style. It’s timeless too…I consider dark shades of blue to be neutrals like a good gray or beige. A … Read more

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Interior Designer’s Favorite Decor for Less

The more I shop for clients the more I challenge myself to find the best deals. It’s like a scavenger hunt with a really great reward at the end. 😉 It’s often hard to find the gorgeous products you see online in all of the designer home photos on Instagram and Pinterest. Unless you are … Read more

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Our Modern Christmas Tree : 30 Gorgeous Christmas Home Decor Tours

Happy Monday! I love kicking off the week with a Christmas Home Tour!  I look forward to Marty’s amazing tours every year. There are so many beautiful homes for you to see all week. If you are joining me from Rhoda’s stunning blog Southern Hospitality, welcome!  I just love her home and everything she shares. … Read more

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15 Beautiful Christmas Room Ideas : Our Christmas Bedroom Decor

I am SO excited to be sharing some of our Christmas home with you today! With Thanksgiving falling so much later this year, it has thrown me for a loop trying to hurry and get things ready for Christmas.  I don’t know about you guys, but I need that extra week in between Thanksgiving and … Read more

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Wall Art for Teenage Girl Bedrooms

I feel like things are moving at a snails pace around here, but I am happy to say that Ashley’s teen girl bedroom is finally coming together!  I feel like I have spent months looking for the perfect girl bedroom sets, and teenage girl room colors…and now it is starting to happen!  While it’s not … Read more

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Heart Shaped Decorations to Make : Wood Button Heart

It’s that time of year when we are all looking for red and pink decor and fun heart shaped decorations to make.  This wood button heart craft is my three favorite things: fun, easy and cute.  In only a matter of minutes and with just a few supplies, many of which you probably already have … Read more

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20 Beautiful Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas

It is time to deck the halls and I couldn’t more excited to kick off the Christmas decorating ideas with these 19 other talented bloggers to share all of our Christmas kitchen decorating ideas.  The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, and especially at the holidays when it is full of baked treats … Read more

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Spring Table Setting Ideas : Blogger Home Tour

There are only a few more days until Easter and that means it’s a perfect time for some Spring table setting ideas.  I made a goal this year to make the blog (hopefully) even more useful than it has been in the past by teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers each month to … Read more

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Meaningful Spaces Christmas Decor Home Tour

I am so excited to be a part of this year’s Meaningful Holiday Home Tour.  Laura from Meaningful Spaces is kind enough to put this together every year.  I was lucky enough to live just minutes from her in OC, one of the reasons I can’t wait to return home to So Cal before too … Read more

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Buffalo Plaid Black and White DIY Temporary Wallpaper

At the risk of looking like a crazy lady, I am going to show you my family room Christmas decor. 😉  I LOVE a ridiculous feature wall, some of my favorites are the Halloween wall I did out of old medicine book pages, and last year’s snowflake wall.  To create something fun doesn’t cost much … Read more

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Halloween Home Tour

Can you believe it’s October already?!  Where does the time go?  I feel like I was just lamenting about summer ending and school starting, and now, here we are nearly two months into school and the holidays are upon us!  Starting around the middle of September I start getting the itch to break out the … Read more

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Fall Home Tour : Beautiful Home Decorating Ideas

Welcome to our Fall Home Tour!  I was so excited when Marty from A Stroll Thru Life reached out to see if I was interested in participating in one of her wonderful home tours this year.  She is such a great hostess and I enjoy looking at everyone’s tours each season, so I am doubly excited … Read more

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Master Bedroom Ideas : Home Decor

This summer our little house is going through some changes.  Some needed, some just for fun.  Summer is SO short this year, and since we use our house as the base for our little homeschool during the school year, my timeline is limited.  I have been researching and meeting with contractors over the last few … Read more

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How to set the perfect Christmas Table

Are you hosting Christmas dinner at your place this year?  Even if you aren’t, there is something fun about setting a perfect Christmas table.  We are not the most formal people at our house, we eat off of paper plates most of the time because I like to cut down on the number of dishes … Read more

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Christmas Holiday Decorations Home Tour

I can’t believe the time is here!!  I feel like I was just putting all of these fun holiday decorations up and now it’s almost time to take them down.  Before I do, I thought I’d give you a peek at our holiday home tour.   In years past I’ve had green, brown and gold … Read more

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A Beautiful Christmas Holiday Home Tour with A Thoughtful Place Blog

I am SO excited to have Courtney from A Thoughtful Place blog here today sharing her Holiday Home and holiday decorations with us.  I feel so blessed to have had a chance meeting with Courtney earlier this year that has turned into a special friendship.  She is witty, a sweet and wonderful wife and momma, and an … Read more

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Reading Nook : Create a Cozy Space

I was at HomeGoods the other day and even though I “just ran in for one thing” we all know how that goes. 😉  I passed by all the fun new fall decor and couldn’t help myself.  I wanted to bring a little bit more of a fall vibe into my bedroom, so I grabbed a few … Read more

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Interior Design: Teen Girl Bedroom Make Over

Hi there!  My name is Claire, and I couldn’t be more excited to be hanging out with all of you Pink Peppermint Design followers!  I have a blog crush on Tammy, so you can imagine my mini freak-out when she asked me to guest post!  I first discovered Tammy on Instagram and then ventured over … Read more

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Interior Design: The Power of Pillows

Ah, pillows.  These little squares of fluff have so much power to change a space!  If you are feeling like you want a change, there is nothing like updating your space with a few inexpensive pillows to breathe some new life into your room.  One of my favorite things about having neutral furnishings is the … Read more

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Interior Design: A Quick Living Room Re-do

I’ve been working on a new project, and I am SO excited with how things are coming along! 🙂  This coffee table find at HomeGoods was almost too much for me to handle!  We’ve added a few pops of color and some new fresh accessories and pillows (also from HomeGoods) and it is looking like … Read more

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