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Week in Review

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your Monday! Spring has sprung! What a wonderful week it was with the time changing (I love to spring forward and get that extra hour of golden daylight in the evenings!), the temps showing signs of warming up, and Ashley’s birthday! woohoo! We had a busy … Read more

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WEEKEND RECAP

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I have to say that here, almost a year later, this weekend was the first one in a LONG time where I felt a little bit of normalcy. Outdoor dining is allowed finally here in CA, so we went…dare I say it…to a restaurant?! I know. I was pretty … Read more

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Happy New Year! Top 10 Posts of the Year

What a wild year this has been! It’s also been dare I say a bit wonderful? For all the trouble and uncertainty, loss and worry, contention and fear that 2020 brought, I have to also say that as I look back on this year I find many, many blessings and incredible moments that I would … Read more

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Homeschooling during School Closures: What do I do?!

Whoa! What a week! I don’t know about you guys but these last few weeks have had me glued to the news and have brought out my hoarding/prepping tendencies. 😉 Watching the stock market act like a roller coaster, having travel around the world come to a screeching halt and making 17 trips to Costco … Read more

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How Can it Be 2020?!

Hello friends! I can’t believe today is January 6th. This last few months I have felt like the time has gone so fast. The holidays felt like a blur…I think it had something to do with Thanksgiving falling so late and now the kids not starting back to school until today. Here we are in … Read more

Finding Joy in the Journey

I don’t often get too personal here.  It’s a bit of a fear of mine to open myself up to being vulnerable, so I usually stick to the basics of Home Decor and Travel, lighthearted and fun.  But an event occurred in my life yesterday that was hard.  Really hard.  I lost someone dear to … Read more

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Weekend in Review : Easter Fun

Where does the time go?  I can’t believe that we are already heading into the last full week of April!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!  We were lucky enough to have some of our favorite people from Orange County come and visit us for a ski weekend.  We met these sweet … Read more

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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a fun weekend.  I am in recovery mode today.  John and I had the chance to sneak away for a bit back home to Orange County and it was a much needed trip!  Sunny skies and being by the ocean are always a good cure for the winter … Read more

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Top 10 posts of 2018

The Best of Pink Peppermint Design – Top 10 Posts of 2018

Happy New Year!  The start of a new year is always such a fun excuse to look back and see all of the fun you’ve had, the things you’ve accomplished and how you’ve grown.  I always enjoy checking out posts on the blog to see what you have responded to this year.  It helps guide … Read more

Top 10 posts of 2018
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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday my friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Monday’s are always tough, but these Monday’s leading into the holidays seem even a bit harder to me because it’s getting cold and all I want to do is lay in bed in my jammies with hot cocoa and watch Hallmark movies.  Who really … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well.  Are you starting to feel the holiday pressure coming on?  I have been feeling it big time this week for some reason.  I’m starting to feel like the next 6 weeks are going to go in the blink of an eye. Crazy!  I have been having … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

Happy Halloween!  This is one of my favorite days of the year.  I’m so excited it’s here!  The close of today also means that we are officially into Christmas season in my book…so you may see a Christmas decoration creeping into this week’s Pink Peppermint’s Picks.  Also, over the next several weeks I will gear … Read more

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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to a great week ahead…especially with Halloween on Wednesday! Woohoo! We had a fun and busy weekend full of family time…my favorite thing!  Saturday morning our dining room chairs arrived! Yay!  I like the way the painted chairs look with the … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

Happy Wednesday!!  We are heading into fall full speed around here…it’s been in the 60s the last couple of days and is getting dark earlier and earlier.  The leaves are turning all kinds of gorgeous colors and I have to admit, this Southern California girl is kind of marveling in it. You’ll see the cooler … Read more

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Week in Review and Weekend Sales

I can’t believe it is Friday already!!  These weeks just keep flying by and I feel the holidays coming on strong.  Do you ever feel like you have so much to do you just start to feel paralyzed…like you can’t get anything done?  I feel like I am running around doing a whole lotta nothing … Read more

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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  How did we already get to the last Monday of September?!  I feel like it was just July and here we are headed full speed into the holidays.  You have probably noticed a few Halloween posts popping up here and there…I’m sorry!  I can’t help myself! 🙂 So, how was your weekend?  Last … Read more

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Playing Hooky with Great Grandma

It’s been a bit of a slow week around here on the blog, but we have been busy playing hooky from work and school and enjoying some quality time with family.  Sometimes I just get the urge to slow things down a bit and take some intentional time to make memories and do the things … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

Happy Thursday!  I’m a day late with this week’s Pink Peppermint’s Picks, but hopefully that’s ok!  I’ve made them extra good to make up for it. 😉 We are heading into summer full speed around here…it’s been in the 80s the last couple of days and is now staying light until well after 8pm…I love … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about Mother’s day! Yikes!  Honestly, where does the time go?  I feel like I was just putting together a New Year’s Eve party!  Next week we’ll do a great round up of all the things mom wants, but today I added a few fun ones too, … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

I am late getting this week’s edition of Pink Peppermint’s Picks up today…a crazy travel schedule this week has me at home for just over 36 hours…while I love it…it’s also a bit overwhelming! I always think that if I just had a solid, uninterrupted week at home I could accomplish SO much…but I also … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

Happy Wednesday!  The sun is shining and we are only a few days away from daylight savings time.  While it hasn’t gotten a whole lot warmer around here, the extra hour of light will sure help the mood.  We are officially headed into spring!  Not surprisingly, there are a few things on this week’s list … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

It’s funny how when you have a weekly thing that you do the weeks seem to go even faster! I feel like I was just putting together all of my favorite’s for Valentine’s Day and now that has come and gone and it’s time to start thinking spring! I don’t know why, but once Valentine’s … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks- Valentine Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This might sound a bit silly, but one reason I love Valentine’s Day is because I feel like I have a little extra reason to treat myself to something fun. lol!  I’m sure John loves that too. 😉 Here are my picks for this week…and you can treat yourself too. 😉 I … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a wonderful week.  It is time for this week’s installment of Pink Peppermint’s Picks…what is quickly becoming one of my favorite posts to write each week because it gives me a chance to share with you some of the fun things I see each week.  This has been … Read more

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Weekend Recap

It has been a whirlwind of a week…in a really good way!  We had our first visitors for a ski vacation and we were SO excited to play host.  I wish they could stay forever…but I can’t blame them for wanting to return to warm and sunny AZ! It was fun for them to be … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

These weeks are FLYING by.  I can’t believe it’s already time for another edition of Pink Peppermint’s Picks.  I am having so much fun putting these together…I hope you are enjoying seeing what’s in store each week!   Here are this week’s picks… I am looking everywhere…I mean EVERYWHERE for a rug for the entry … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks

This year I wanted to find a way to feature more talented designers and creators here on the blog, as well as share more of my everyday finds and things I am up to around the house that don’t always make the blog.  So often I run across a stunning room design on Pinterest, or … Read more

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REFLECTING ON 2017: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

The New Year always makes me a little bit emotional.  This year I feel even more emotional than usual.    My kiddos went back to school yesterday and to be honest, I have been avoiding writing this post, and getting back to work a bit so that I could spend these last few days of … Read more

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Weekend Recap…I can’t believe Christmas is in a week!!!

Oh my goodness, where has this month gone?  I feel like we were even lucky and got an extra week this year since Thanksgiving was earlier, but whoa!  Time flies when you’re having fun!  Every year at this time I feel a little bit like there are so many things on my list I wish … Read more

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The best orange roll recipe

Our Thanksgiving Menu and A Sneak Peek of the Kitchen

How is it Thanksgiving already?  This year has seriously gone by so fast I can hardly believe it.  I’ve got a tree in my family room and I’ve been shopping all week for our Thanksgiving menu, yet somehow I still can’t wrap my brain around the fact that we are smack dab in the middle … Read more

The best orange roll recipe