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SUPER SALE: KIDS CHRISTMAS PJs $8.88 at Crazy 8 today only!

Hey everyone! I got in on this deal and wanted to pass it along if you guys are crazy Christmas jammie people like we are.  I’m sorry…must be the photog in me, but I can’t resist new Christmas pjs each year for Christmas morning pictures! 😉 This ends today, so you’ll have to jump on … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks: Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…time to shower those we love with special gifts and think of others before ourselves.  There truly is something magical in giving.  I love watching my kids scour the aisles for the perfect gifts for their friends, not thinking of their own wants.  Sometime though, gift giving can be … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks: Holiday Must Haves with Nordstrom Home

I know that you are probably distracted by their amazing shoe department when you’re there, but do you ever stop by the home and gift department at Nordstrom?  Well, if not, you are missing out!  Just like all of their other departments with a unique assortment of products, the home and gift department is no different.  They already have … Read more

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Sunday Style: Holiday Party Must Haves

Tis the season for office parties, celebratory dinners, New Years bashes and more.  Sometimes it stresses me out to try and pull the perfect outfit together…so I decided that this year I am going to be more prepared!  Bottom line, I have to be comfortable and feel like I’m wearing something that is “me.”  Thankfully, … Read more

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Friday Favorites: In the Kitchen Baking Essentials

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…baking season!!  I’m making pies this week, and next week we start on the cookies! 🙂  Do you have a favorite family cookie recipe that you make for neighbors at Christmas time?  I like to make a variety of everything from chocolate chip to decorated Santa sugar cookies.  … Read more

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Sunday Style: Pink Peppermint’s Picks for Boots this Season

The last couple of years we have headed out on a winter vacation just so that we can experience some cold weather.  While we’re not sure where we’re going just quite yet, I am sure that it is going to involve at least one of these pairs of boots. 😉  For those of you that … 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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Sunday Style: Stripes, Burgundy and Leopard–Oh My!

images via 1, 2, 3, 4 I’ve been seeing this combination pop up a lot lately and I think I’m in love.  I’m a big fan of leopard and black and white…but throw in that pop of burgundy and WOW!  Love that you can wear the combination just about any way you want…something to fit … Read more

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Shutterfly Holiday: Perfectly Personal™ Christmas Cards

Oh the weather outside is frightful…well at least here it is.  It is STILL 90 degrees!!  Ugh!  I’m starting to rebel by listening to Christmas music and decorating. 😉  A bright orange box of Shutterfly happiness arrived on my doorstep this week and made it a little easier to get into the “Christmas is coming soon” … Read more

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Fashion: What to Wear: Get the Look: Navy and Lace

  It rained!!  Finally!  We had a cold (well, for Southern CA 😉 ) rainy weekend and it was amazing.  It held off just long enough for all of the trick or treaters to do their thing, and then it poured.  In hopes that there is more awesome fall weather to come, I found a super … Read more

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What to Wear: Kid’s Christmas Card Picture Outfits

Because I started out as a photographer, one of the questions I get asked most, is “What clothes look best in family pictures?” I know that there is a LOT of stress that goes into picking those outfits and pulling everything together. I just snapped some pictures of the kiddos last weekend for out Christmas … Read more

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What to Wear: Pops of Plaid

It is FINALLY starting to feel like fall around here…although I saw temps are supposed to jump back up to the 90s by the end of the week.  YUCK!!  These few days with some overcast skies and cooler temps I’m breaking out the fall gear!  Plaid is always a favorite of mine, it just LOOKS … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks: Friday Favorites

  I’m so excited to start this new feature on the blog!  Doing what I do, I spend a lot of time out and about shopping and probably double that amount of time searching for the latest and greatest on the internet. 🙂  It’s not to bad to be able to call shopping research, but … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks: Halloween Costumes for Girls

Halloween is absolutely one of my favorite times of year…but costume shopping stresses me out a little.  Am I crazy?  I love looking through all the cute options and then I have a tough time picking…fortunately she’ll still let me give her my opinion…I know those days are limited!  She is pushing a bit for … Read more

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Interior Design: Going for Gold

I admittedly am usually a silver fan, but lately I can’t get enough of gold! Browsing through the Anthropologie website earlier today looking for some design inspiration I came across several items that are definitely going on my Christmas list! 🙂 Here are my faves…especially that pendant lamp!! Dying! Illume Boulangerie Jar, Tall Shimmering Jacquard Curtain … Read more

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Legacy Box : Cost, Review and How it Works

I don’t know about you guys, but January is always a month of cleaning, organizing and clearing out in our house. It always feels particularly good after the holidays to clear the clutter. I have had a project on my to-do list for years that I am so excited to finally be doing something about! … Read more

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27 Great Side Tables for Under $200

As much as I love to browse all the super expensive furniture stores, I also love to find really great deals. There is nothing more satisfying than finding a great piece that completes a room, or is a great conversation piece that is a total steal. That must be why I love places like TJMaxx, … 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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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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The Best Halloween Costumes and Deals for the Family

Do you like to dress up for Halloween, or is that reserved strictly for your kids?  I have been searching for the best halloween costumes, and is it just me, or do you blush when you are shopping for Halloween costumes…especially once you get into the teen and women’s costumes?  Seriously…what is up with the … 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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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: 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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