5.30.2013

Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

Can I just ask you all one thing?

Where did May go?

Seriously.  Between the Parade of Homes, my kiddos getting out of school for the year, and everything else going on, the month of May has whizzed by so fast! 

So to get this fact off my mind, I'm going to launch right into my Frugal Round-up!

First up, I wanted to share this happy spring mantel linked up by Stacy of Not Just a Housewife. Yellow and green always remind me of spring!



Next, I loved this cute high chair makeover shared by Nalle's House.  I had a Finn Family Moomintroll book as a kid...so the cute characters on the high chair are especially nostalgic for me.  Love.

Read more after the break...

5.28.2013

What I'm Excited About Wednesday: New Business Cards and a Giveaway from Minted~

This post is sponsored by Minted.com.  The opinions expressed in this post are entirely mine.

I got new business cards! And I'm soooo excited!

I have long loved the wonderful products I've seen floating around the interwebs from Minted.com, but I've never had the chance to try them. With the Parade of Homes just around the corner...and Haven not long after that - I'm speaking at Haven, by the way -  it was about time. So since I was in dire need of new business cards, I jumped at the chance to get some from Minted.



They have a large selection of fabulous designs.  And I loved the customization options. But I did have one problem...and it was a big one. There were just too many designs I liked.  Seriously.

After a lot of deliberation, I decided on these beauties...

Read more (and enter the giveaway) after the break...

5.27.2013

Terrific Homes Tuesday: Parade House Update~

We're getting down to the wire.  The Parade of Homes begins on June 7th, so we're in full Parade overdrive!

Monday was spent getting some more shopping done for the house...

But first a couple of sneak peeks of the (still-in-progress) interior.


White subway tiles with gray grout...and beautiful rain shower heads.  The bathrooms in this house are going to be crazy awesome!

Read more after the break...

5.23.2013

Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

I have some fun posts to share with you for this week's Frugal Round-up, so let's get right to it!

First up, check out this adorable free standing pallet herb garden linked up by Roeshel of DIY Showoff.  It's so clever!

 
 
Speaking of clever, Liz Marie Blog shared a great desk that she made out of bar stools.  Love this idea!
 
Read more after the break...

5.21.2013

What I'm Working on Wednesday: The Parade House~

The Utah Valley Parade of Homes is just around the corner.  It starts on June 7th.  So it's crunch time for getting the house I'm working on decorated.

On Monday, my good friend (the homeowner) Kara and I spent the better part of the day shopping for the house.  I have to say that actually doing the shopping is my favorite part of decorating a home.  And doing the shopping with my good friend is even better.

We laughed our way through most of the day, but we got a lot of work done too!  (Yes, shopping is hard work.)

We stopped into HomeGoods, and scored on a TON of pillows.  They were all fabulous!


Read more after the break...

5.16.2013

Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's Frugal Friday!

It's been a lovely week here in the Wasatch Front!  Warm temperatures, balmy breezes and all of the sudden...leaves on the trees!  It's like magic the way the trees go from pink and white blossoms to glorious green overnight!  I'm loving it!

For today's Frugal Round-up, I'm sharing some fun projects that remind me of summer...

First up, a sneak-peek beach house tour shared by House by Holly.  I especially love this little peek into the bathroom.  What beautiful colors!

 
 
Read more after the break...
 
 

5.15.2013

What I'm Instagramming Wednesday~

This week for What I'm...Wednesday, I thought it would be fun to share a few of the things I've been Instagramming lately!

I must admit, I was late to the Instagram game.  I finally downloaded the app, and got going during SNAP! this year.  I must admit, now I am *slightly* obsessed with it!  It's such a fun way to share the little things that go on during the day.


Some fun finds at Target (putting them on my wish list.)

A sneak peek of my entry hall that I'm trying hard to finish.

Read more after the break...

5.14.2013

Terrific Homes Tuesday ...an Update~

I mentioned in my Terrific Homes Tuesday post a couple of weeks ago, that I am helping some friends of mine design their new home


The home is getting closer to completion, so we are now in overdrive trying to get the rooms put together.  Although my friends have a healthy budget for furnishings, when you are trying to decorate an entire home, frugality is essential!

Luckily, my friend is super talented, and is making some of the furniture and d├ęcor!  This last week, she and her father worked on building beds for the couple's two boys.  They used a plan from another one of my lovely friends, Ana White, to create the adorable beds.

Kara (my friend who is building the house) was gracious enough to snap a few photos of the process for  me to share with you today!

Read more after the break...

5.12.2013

Happy Mother's Day~

Without a doubt, these four are my greatest accomplishments, my greatest blessings, my happiest thoughts. They make me want to be my best and try my hardest. They are my last thoughts before I fall asleep, and my first thoughts when I wake. I will forever be grateful for my beautiful children.
 
 
 
And I will forever be grateful for my own wonderful mother. For her dedication, her strength, her selflessness, her intelligence and her love.
 
 
 
Happy Mother's Day to you, my lovely readers.
 
xoxo
Wendy

5.10.2013

Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

This week was filled with family craziness, so I only have a couple of features for my Frugal Round-up, but they are both super fun!

First, I'm loving, loving, loving this home office reveal from The Blissful Bee.  Simply perfect!


Read more after the break...

5.07.2013

Terrific Homes Tuesday: Mary Organizes~

Welcome to Terrific Homes Tuesday! 
Today I'm excited to share with you the bright and cheery home of
Mary from Mary Organizes. 
Enjoy!!
 
 
Hi! My name is Mary Johanson and I blog over at Mary Organizes. My family lives in Northwest Arkansas. We have lived here for almost 10 years and love it. It is such an amazing family-friendly community, which is important to me as a mother of four young children. When I'm not taking care of my family and home, I run a local organizing business. Organizing is a passion of mine, and decorating runs a very close second. I love my spaces to be both functional and beautiful. I am so grateful for Wendy giving me this opportunity to show you a little glimpse of my home! You'll notice blues, greens, and yellows running rampant throughout.
My kitchen is my favorite place in our home. Our home was a custom build, so I got to pick out details like the subway tile backsplash, and fun lighting.
Mary Organizes Home Tour - Kitchen (1)

Read more after the break.

5.02.2013

Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

So glad you're here!

I have some really great posts to share for this week's Frugal Round-up..

I am completely crushing on this little girls' room reveal shared by A Little of This, A Little of That.  The colors are AMAZING!  The patterns are fresh and pretty. 


Read more after the break...