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Weekend Wishlist

Yay for Friday! What are your plans for this Easter weekend? We are looking forward to a big dinner with a bunch of the kids friends from school. I love being able to give them a “home base” so to speak while they are all away from their families. It’s fun to get to know … Read more

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Weekend Wishlist

This week’s weekend wishlist is a little different. With Easter on the way, here’s a little Amazon wishlist for Easter basket goodies for all the girls in your life.  This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. I know sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas for teens and tweens, so … Read more

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Weekend Wishlist

It’s time for this week’s Weekend Wishlist. All the pretty things that have captured my attention this week. I hope you find something you love too! Happy Shopping! This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. A pretty that arrives in time for Easter. Love and you’ll love the price even more! … Read more

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weekend wishlist

Weekend Wishlist

It’s time for this week’s Weekend Wishlist. All the pretty things that have captured my attention this week. I hope you find something you love too! Happy Shopping! This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.    comes in lots of colors and patterns and is SO pretty! Love . It would … Read more

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weekend wishlist

Weekend Wishlist

We have finally reached the end of February and spring is just around the corner. It has been super rainy and dreary here this week, but this weekend I think we’re turning a corner. We’re supposed to see 58 and sunny and that sounds dreamy. My weekend wishlist this weekend is heavily influenced by springy … Read more

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Best President’s Day Sale Picks

Hi all! I hope you’re having a wonderful Monday! I just wanted to hop on quickly and share some of the sales that are ending today. I was up late last night making sure all the things I have had on my list were on sale and adding them to my cart. I like to … Read more

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weekend wishlist

Weekend Wishlist

There are so many great sales this weekend thanks to the holiday. What are you on the hunt for? Here are some of the things I’ve got my eye on. Everything from home decor to cute clothes. Time to get our shop on! This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. All … Read more

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weekend wishlist

Weekly Wishlist

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I’ve been busy pulling some things together for the Alumni House and getting ready for all the President’s Day sales this week. I love to shop a good sale! It’s been a minute since I put together a weekend wishlist. If you got the newsletter late last week, you’ll recognize this list, … Read more

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Sale Favorites this Week

I know we’re all in gift giving mode right now, so I’m going to try and do a better job of adding some of my favorite sale finds here on the blog. I’ve gotten terrible about posting them here because I post so often on Shop LTK I forget about this sometimes when it comes … Read more

weekend wishlist

Weekend Wishlist

Happy Friday! I’ve been sick and in bed allll week, so what does that mean? Lots of browsing for fun things online! 😉 I put together several collages this week over in my LTK Shop, so I thought I would post them here as part of the usual Weekend Wishlist. 🙂 Do you follow me … Read more

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weekend wishlist

Weekend Wishlist

Happy weekend! What are you up to? Andy’s in town for a few days, so we’re looking forward to spending time together as a family. This weekend’s wishlist screams summer! I hope you find something you love! I’ve held out for so long on buying a “belt bag.” I just couldn’t get over the fanny … Read more

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public in the morning and if you haven’t already shopped, I’m happy to say there are actually several things that I’m interested in this year. I’ve felt a little disappointed the last few years, and while I still don’t think that this sale lives up to the sales … Read more

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Best 4th of July Sales & Deals

Happy Friday! Are you kicking off your 4th of July celebrating this weekend? We’re headed to a baseball game tonight and don’t intend to stop the celebrating until Wednesday. 😉  We’re looking forward to more fun with friends and family tomorrow all weekend with picnics at the park, BBQs , birthday parties, swimming, a 5K, … Read more

Pretty Walmart Home Decor

Pretty Walmart Home Decor

There are so many pretty and functional home items available at Walmart. I’ve been on the hunt for some things for summer and for the Alumni House. Here are a few of my current favorites… This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. No matter what you’re looking for…new bedding, kitchen accessories, … Read more

Pretty Walmart Home Decor
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Best Sellers for Summer Travel Season

School is almost out and it’s time to hit the road in search of some fun and sun! These are some of the best pieces to get your travel capsule wardrobe ready to hit the road with you. I love neutrals for travel because you can mix and match them and use them many times … Read more

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Pretty Kitchen Accessories and Favorite Products

I’m not one that likes a ton of clutter on the countertops in the kitchen, but some things you just can’t do without, so if you have to display them…why not make it pretty, right? Here are some of my favorite pretty kitchen accessories and products.  I love . The labels come separately and they … Read more

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Pretty Home Decor Accents from Wayfair

Does anyone else feel like when the temperatures start warming up you get an itch to be more productive? I definitely operate that way. It’s almost like I hibernate like a bear. lol! As soon as the sun comes out, so do I! 😉 For me, being productive means bring on the projects! What can … Read more

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weekend wishlist

Weekend Wishlist

Happy weekend! I hope you are having a wonderful spring weekend. Things here are chilly still, but I am determined to bring a little spring into my wardrobe! 😉 Here are some fun finds for this weekend…happy shopping! Love . I have a hard time finding things that aren’t sleeveless or cropped or too low … Read more

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Weekend Wishlist

A little pink in this week’s weekend wishlist because…Valentine’s Day! Who needs a valentine? Treat yourself! Such cute things and so many on sale. Happy shopping! This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. | | | | | | | | barstool | | pjs Click on any image below for … Read more

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weekend wish list

Weekend Wishlist

Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! what are  your plans for today? We’re heading outside to enjoy some sunshine before the rain starts up again tomorrow. I know that Punxsutawney Phil told us that there would be six more weeks of winter this year, but I can’t help but feel a … Read more

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tj maxx home decor

Top Selling TJ Maxx Home Decor In Stock Right Now

January is always a good time for a little home refresh and there’s no better way to do it than with a few budget designer finds. You all know that TJ Maxx and Homegoods are two of my favorite places to find designer looks for less. Here are some hot sellers that are available right … Read more

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valentine's day gift ideas for her

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

If you’ve spent a little bit of time ever looking around the blog, then it’s probably been pretty easy to tell that I love Valentine’s Day. I’m all about the cheesy, cute pink and red hearts and cutesy sayings. I can’t help myself, lol! 😉 I love decking out the house, throwing parties, making treats, … Read more

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best cyber monday deals

The Biggest and BEST Cyber Monday Deals

It’s late here…technically Monday, but still Sunday night if you haven’t gone to bed yet, right? 😉 it has been a whirlwind of a weekend with SO much fun family time. Sometimes it’s hard to get back into the swing of things. And…it’s supposed to SNOW tomorrow. Maybe if I don’t go to bed it … Read more

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Cute Winter fashion with Walmart

I cannot believe how cold it is here in Utah. It happened so fast I feel like Mother Nature is making us pay for our unseasonably warm Sept/Oct with a down right freezing November! Brrrrr! This So Cal girl is not cut out for this. At least let me ease into it! 😉 Lucky for … Read more

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great gifts for bakers

The Best Gifts for Bakers from Amazon

If you’ve been visiting the blog for a bit, then you’ve probably figured out that we like to bake around here. 😉 Did you catch the latest recipe for pumpkin bread with a streusel topping? Heavenly. 😉 There’s an awesome baking store here in Salt Lake that both Ash and I love to go wander … Read more

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Serena and Lily Thank You Sale Event

Don’t miss this season’s sale event at Serena & Lily! Take 25% off your entire purchase…here are my sale favorites… Sale season is upon us and I couldn’t be happier about it.  One of my favorites…, is having an awesome sale right now. Everything, and I do mean everything is 25% off…which is huge! Last … Read more

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unique gifts for the cook

Unique Gifts for Cooks from Amazon

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to cook. A well stocked kitchen is a high priority for me. All the gadgets and gizmos to make cooking easy and fun. When John and I were first married we loved going to the grocery store and picking out ingredients to make fun things at home … Read more

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Best Selling Walmart Gifts on Sale

Best Selling Walmart Gifts on Sale

Black Friday deals are happening so early this year, I can hardly keep track of all the deals! Are you making a list and checking it twice? People are definitely shopping earlier this year and everyone is on the hunt for the best deals they can find. With prices climbing faster than ever I’m feeling … Read more

Best Selling Walmart Gifts on Sale
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Last Minute Hostess Gift Ideas

Tis the season for dinner parties and overnight guests, which means it’s also time for hostess gifts. If you’ve been invited to a holiday party or dinner, or are staying as a guest at someone’s home this season, it is nice to bring a little something to gift your hostess. A nice hostess gift doesn’t … Read more

last minute hostess gift ideas
best gifts for teen girls

The BEST Gifts for Teen & Tween Girls

It’s that time of year again…time to get our gifting on!! I know this post about the best gifts for teen and tween girls is always a favorite. I know how hard it can be to find the best gifts and I am here to help!! The older kids get, the harder it gets to … Read more

best gifts for teen girls
Gift guide for dad

14 Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Dad

Can we all agree that shopping and buying gifts for men is terribly difficult?!  Whether you are shopping for a husband, father, boyfriend, brother…you name it.  When they’re little it’s as easy as can be..cars and trucks, remote control anything, gadgets and gizmos galore and they are happy.  You might remember that when I put … Read more

Gift guide for dad
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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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teen easter basket ideas

The Best Easter Basket Ideas for a teenage girl (and tweens)

Easter is right around the corner and every year as the kids get older, it gets a bit harder to come up with something fun for their Easter Baskets.  We have three rounds of company coming over the next few weeks (yay!!),  so I am being proactive this year and have put together Ashley’s basket … Read more

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The coolest gifts for teen boys

The Coolest Gifts for Teen Boys Under $50

Let’s just say it out loud…boys are kind of hard to shop for.  I mean, they are easy in the sense that they really don’t want much more than a shirt or some sort of gadget, but when it comes to knowing what they really want and finding something kind of creative for them, I … Read more

The coolest gifts for teen boys
Prettiest brass hardware

Modern Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Ideas : My Favorite Brass Hardware

I’ve been spending a lot of time this week focusing on a client project, getting the finishes narrowed down and finding the perfect modern kitchen cabinet hardware ideas for the cabinets that will be going in as part of this major renovation.  Brass fixtures and hardware have made a major comeback in the last few … Read more

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The best home decor stores in orange county

7 Best Home Decor Boutiques In Orange County, CA

I get asked all the time where to eat, shop and play in Orange County when people come to town, so I thought it was about time that I do some posts about the place I love so much.  Now that I am splitting time between SLC and OC, when I’m gone I REALLY miss … Read more

The best home decor stores in orange county
Wall art for teen girl bedrooms

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

Wall art for teen girl bedrooms
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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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The Cutest Easter Dresses for Girls

Every year I like to take Ash out for a little photo shoot on her birthday to capture her on that day, in that moment.  These days and moments with them being little are SO fleeting,  I like to freeze every moment that I possibly can!   When I took her out shopping for her … 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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Ultimate Dorm Storage Solutions

Ok, so I have a question. Why do schools make dorms…which they know are tiny to begin with…so hard to live in? lol! I have been spending the last week really trying to get everything ready for Andy to move into his dorm and whoa! No nails in the walls? No command hooks allowed? That … Read more

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Teacher Gift Ideas : Gifts Teachers really want

Christmas and definitely the end of the school year are super busy times.  Classroom parties, testing, holidays, vacations… it’s a crazy, sometimes overwhelming time of year.  Let’s make it easy this year and get one thing out of the way.  What to give your child’s teacher!  Coming up with teacher gift ideas is just another … Read more

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Farmhouse wall decor ideas

Farmhouse Wall Decor Ideas

Ever since Fixer Upper became a part of our regular TV line-up and Chip and Joanna Gaines became the next Oprah, Farmhouse decor has exploded and I don’t think it’s going anywhere anytime soon. Even modern new builds want the farmhouse vibe, and it’s amazing just how versatile this trend is. Some type of farmhouse … Read more

Farmhouse wall decor ideas
great gift ideas from Walmart

Great Gift Ideas from Walmart

How’s your gift list looking this season? Everyone I’ve talked to is definitely shopping early…are you usually an early shopper or do you like to wait until the last minute? I usually like to get the bulk of my shopping done early, and then save a few little things to get right at the last … Read more

great gift ideas from Walmart
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Great Fall Boots for Kids Styled 3 Ways

Somehow, whenever I end up going shopping for myself, I end up coming home with bags for my littlest fashionista instead. John likes to call her my very own American Girl Doll. As sad as it is, he’s probably right! I know that my years of getting to choose what she’s wearing are waning, and … Read more

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guest bedroom design ideas

Fresh and Modern Guest Bedroom Ideas

One of the rooms in this Utah house that has been neglected is the guest bedroom that gets the most use. We have a small guest bedroom that works well when kids come to stay, and I love it because it feels cozy, but this larger guest bedroom at the back of the house has … Read more

guest bedroom design ideas
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These are a few of My Favorite Things

I love the Sound of Music.  You may already know that about me if you’ve read this post.  It is a staple in our house.  Even my kids, teen boy included 😉 … like to snuggle up and watch this classic especially during the holidays.  Tonight I’m headed to a little get together in my neighborhood.  It’s a … Read more

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