Friday, July 22, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - What I Bought

Hello, Friends! Last week I posted some of my favorite finds from the annual Nordstrom Anniversary  Sale. As I mentioned in that post, this is my favorite and most anticipated sale of the year. I literally save up my pennies, so I can splurge during this sale. The fact that I have an early August Birthday, also helps me get my hands on the items on my Anniversary Sale wish list. I was fortunate enough to be able to shop the #Nsale during the Early Access period. Today, the sale opens up to the general public, so now EVERYONE can start shopping to their hearts' content. If you are worried that the sale is already "picked over" and items are out of stock, don't be! Nordstrom does it right and reserves stock of all the items in the sale and only releases them during the period of time the sale is open to the general public. That means everyone has the opportunity to get in on the deals! Yay!

I thought it would be fun to show you the items I picked up for myself during the sale. Take a look!

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You can see more of my Fashion and Home Decor picks from the Nordstrom Sale, here.
Also, be sure to check out my favorite finds under $50, here. :)

Happy Shopping!!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fox Trotter 2 Project - Kitchen and Living Room

I am so happy to be sharing the kitchen and living room from the Foxtrotter 2 Project. I had the opportunity to work on this new construction project, which was built by Havenhill Homes, and completed earlier this year. I was fortunate enough to have the homeowners contact me before construction started, which allowed me to assist them with every part of the construction process. Together we met with the builder, subcontractors and material vendors, and work with them to bring to life the vision my clients and I had for their home. 

The home has a timeless and classic feel, yet has some very unique features that keep it from being anything but boring. From the curved fireplace wall and kitchen island, to the circular ceiling in the living room and the barrel ceiling in the entry, the curve motif runs throughout the home. Architecturally the house stands alone, so we chose to keep the furnishings classic and minimal, as not to detour from it. We incorporated some new pieces with some my clients already owned. 

The homeowner's absolutely love their new home, and I absolutely loved working with them. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks Under $50

Hello! I hope you are all having a great weekend! As I mentioned in my previous post, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is, by far, my favorite Sale of the year! The sale has started for those with Early Access. It will be open to the general public on July 21st, but if you don't have Early Access and want it, it's simple to get. Just go here for all the details. :)

I love this sale for so many reasons. Not only can I score some amazing items for myself, but I also can get a jumpstart on my Christmas Shopping for the year. To get you started, I've curated some of my top picks from Women's Fashion, Accessories and Home Decor under $50!
I'll be creating some gift guides for Kids and Men too. For now check out the fabulous and budget friendly finds.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Best Sale of the Year! Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - My Top Picks

Hello, friends! I am so excited because it's here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today. I look forward to this sale every year. It is such a great way for me to start my Fall shopping and get my must have Fall wardrobe staples at a fraction of the original price. It's also a great way for me to not feel guilty about adding some trendy pieces to my closet. It's great for my kids too, since we start school shopping for them during the sale. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, or #NSale as it is referred to on social media, starts today and goes until July 21st for those with Early Access. The Sale opens to the general public on July 22nd. It ends on August 7th.

If you don't have Early Access, now worries! It's easy to get. The Nordstrom credit or debit card is your key to entry. You can apply for a Nordstrom debit or credit card to gain Anniversary Sale Early Access (July 14-21). With Early Access, you ensure that you will be the first to shop all the best, brand-new arrivals at those super-sale prices.

I'll be curating my favorite #NSale finds from Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Home Decor and more, over the next couple of weeks; on the blog. Check back often and shop early, because I promise they will be good! ;)

To get you started, here are some of my Top Picks from the sale...

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I'll be sharing what I bought from the #NSale soon! Can't wait to hear about what you scored! Happy Shopping!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Introducing Natalie Malan Art

I am so happy to be here today, introducing you the the talented artist, Natalie Malan. Natalie is an illustrator and artist, who lives in the Salt Lake City area. I was first introduced to Natalie's art while browsing through the art prints on Minted. I was immediately drawn to Natalie's watercolor florals. Each one is vibrant and dynamic. I loved her color choices and use of space. I found myself imagining which project I could use one of her prints in. I was totally smitten!

Earlier this year, I decided that I wanted a large scale, watercolor landscape, to rest on my mantle. I had spend some time searching for the right one, but I kept coming up empty handed. I wanted something that complimented my space and had a light and airy feel. I decided it would be best for me to commission a piece from an artist. Choosing an artist was a no brainer. I knew Natalie would be able to create the perfect piece for me. I contacted her and was thrilled to hear she was willing to create an original watercolor landscape for my living room. She and I talked a bit about the different elements I wished  to see in the piece and the general color palette. I then sent her pictures of my space and after a few weeks, she sent me 3 different "drafts" to look over. They were all so beautiful!!! It was hard for me to choose, but I chose the one that I felt best represented my vision. She then proceeded to put the finishing touches on it. When I finally saw the finished piece, I was amazed! It was better than I had imagined! The 30"x40" masterpiece has found its' home on my fireplace mantel and I couldn't love it more. Take a look...

Natalie's art is truly special. She is an incredible talent and also happens to be one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. She is beauty inside and out! Take a look at some of her other work.

Gorgeous, right?!?! Natalie's watercolor art would be the perfect addition to any home. Luckily for us, Natalie has an Etsy shop where she sells her prints, as well as other products like custom banners and portraits. Natalie was kind enough to offer all of you a discount to her shop. YAY! 
Just use the code:


at checkout to receive 15% off your order through Sunday at midnight MST. 

A huge thank you to Natalie for creating the perfect watercolor landscape for my home. I absolutely love it. Be sure to visit Natalie's shop and hop over to Natalie's site to read more about her and see her current work.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Client Project Reveal: Pretty and Polished Kitchen/DiningArea

I'm happy to be sharing the kitchen and dining area of the Pretty and Polished home today. The space isn't huge, but it is beautiful, practical and perfect for the young family who lives here. It was fun to consult with my friend as she made design decisions for her kitchen. I think we made a great team! I love how it came together. Take a look.

Isn't it lovely? The navy and coral combo gets me every time. :) Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a great week!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Client Project Reveal: Pretty and Polished Family Room

When one of your closest friends builds a home and asks you to decorate her Great Room, you immediately say "Yes", and start planning. That is exactly what I did when I found myself in that scenario, earlier this year. Today, I am thrilled to be revealing the Family Room area of the Great Room!

The Great Room of an open concept floor plan,  consists of the Family Room, Kitchen and Dining Area. My good friend knew that building a home would be a huge expense, and that decorating the whole house immediately would not be an option. She also knew she wanted to invest to make the largest area of her home, the one her family would be spending the most time in, a space that would be beautiful, comfortable and a reflection of her style. I had the privilege of consulting with her to pick out finishes and colors during the building process. That made it easy for me to hone in on her personal style. I created a design board to help her see my vision for the Great Room Area. Thankfully, she loved it all and we got busy purchasing furniture and accessories. The result is a pretty, polished and comfortable space she and her family can enjoy. Take a look...

I love combination of the navy and coral, with the small pops of green. :) Next week I'll be revealing the Kitchen and Dining area, so be sure to come back and check them out! 

Hopefully, I'll be able decorate the rest of her home, in the future, and be able to share that with you too!

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