Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

Hope you've all had a good week...especially any of my East Coast friends who may have experience the snow-mageddon known as "Juno"...hope you're all warm and toasty!

For this week's Frugal Round-Up I wanted to share this FAB.U.LOUS bathroom makeover that was linked up by The Heathered Nest.  Seriously folks!  This is an awesome before and after!

Read more after the break...


American Farmhouse Magazine Feature~

I was contacted a few months ago by American Farmhouse Style Magazine wanting to do a review of my book, Decorating for Real Life.

I thought it was going to be a small mention...so imagine my excitement when I found out that my book got a six-page article in their latest edition.

Read more after the break...


Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

My internet is back up!  Hooray!  My phone still has a cracked screen...but I got some of the apps to work again.  I'm trying to hold out until my next upgrade, wish me luck.

But since my tech-y woes are not the reason you're reading this, let's get on to the good stuff!

For my Frugal Round-up this week I have some wonderfully rustic pretties to share!

First up, I love the pretty rustic kitchen shelves shared by So Much Better With Age.  They offer the perfect contrast to the clean and sleek white subway back splash in her lovely kitchen.

Read more after the break...


Master Bedroom Spruce-Up: Sources~

When I posted about my master bedroom spruce-up a couple of days ago, I promised that I would follow up with sources on the furniture and other bedding.  So I'm back to do just that.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the duvet and matching shams are from  Crane & Canopy

See more sources after the break...


Master Bedroom Spruce-Up~

This post is sponsored by Crane & Canopy.

I felt like it was about time that I dedicate a little bit of energy to making my master bedroom a prettier place to be.  Rather than tackling rooms from start to finish, I've kind of been working on them piecemeal ever since we moved into Hydeaway Cottage.  

And although there are still a few things on my list of to-do's in the master bedroom, at least I can cross some off.

You may recall, if you saw my Christmas House Tour, that my master bedroom looked like this...


It was pretty...and I liked it.  But after I removed the Christmas red tartan, and took down the winter horse print, the room lacked color.

But here it is today...


And there you have it.  Pop!  Bam!  - color in the master bedroom!  

I was approached a few months back to see if I'd be willing to try out a duvet cover from Crane & Canopy.  I had actually had my eye on this blue duvet, the Noe duvet, for a while.  So I jumped at the chance.  It also comes in a pretty gray, and I'll be honest, I did consider the gray, but I really wanted to bring some color into the room, and so I chose the blue.

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Frugal Friday (A Little Late)~

Sorry for the delay in getting Frugal Friday posted this week...

my internet is broken.  

And of course, they can't get a tech out to me until Saturday.  So that put a damper on getting anything accomplished last night. It's alarming how much I've come to depend on the internet.  And it's only made worse by the fact that I dropped my phone last week, and not only did it crack the screen, but it apparently damaged it's operation as well, because it closes out of any app etc. that I open.  It's been a frustrating week.

In any case, welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday.

I'm just sharing one post for this week's Frugal Round-up because well, my internet is broken.  Lol!

I thought this tutorial on DIY painted Ikat art from Love Grows Wild was really fun!  Check it out!

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Decorator's Clutter Busters~

Yesterday, I visited Studio 5 (a local talk show) to share some great ideas for Decorating to Organize.

Screen capture of my segment with Brooke Walker

I thought you might enjoy seeing the clip, so I'm sharing it here today.  It's got some pretty good ideas in it...if I do say so myself.

See the clip after the break...


Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

I've got some fun posts to share for this week's Frugal Round-up...

First, I'm loving this sweet 1-year-old Snow Princess birthday party shared by The Gracious Wife.  The details are adorable!

Read more after the break....


On The Calendar~

I've got a few fun things coming up in the next little while, and I wanted to share them 
with you today!

On the calendar...

This weekend, I'll be speaking and signing books at the Salt Lake Home Show.

It's being held at the South Towne Expo Center.  I'll be on the design stage both Friday and Saturday evening at 8 pm.  If you're a Utah local and you find yourself at the home show, I'd love it if you'd stop by and say "hi"!

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Ideas for the Boys' Room~

As I was looking through photos on my computer the other day, I ran across an old inspiration file (we're talking pre-Pinterest days here, kids) where I had saved a number of interior design photos. 

It was interesting to see how my style has changed, and yet in some ways, has remained the same.  I had a picture in that file that dates back to even pre-blogging days.   I had seen it in a Better Homes & Gardens publication years ago, and loved it enough that I had to hold on to it.

Photo Credit: BHG

This is the photo...a fabulous shared boys' bunk room.  It is the photo that is basically the inspiration behind what I am trying to accomplish in my little boys' room.

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Frugal Friday~


Welcome to the first Frugal Friday of 2015!

A short and sweet Frugal Round-up this week...

I absolutely adore this peppermint candy plate shared by I Gotta Create!  It's made out of actual peppermint candy and is incredibly cute...do you think someone could figure out how to make into a cake stand?  Ha!

Read more after the break...