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PARTY ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS

Today is the day!  Today my baby girl turns 2 whole years old!  How did this happen?  She is such a joy and blessing in our lives. I'm sharing more details from her birthday party and how I entertained a group of rambunctious kids successfully! Trying Read More
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RUBY TURNS 2: POW WOW BIRTHDAY PARTY

What a lovely weekend we had, celebrating the birth of the center of our universe.  Ruby Sue turns the big two tomorrow (insert crying and denial here) and today I'm sharing her Pow Wow Birthday Party, in all of its toddler craziness/awesomeness.  James Read More
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INEXPENSIVE PARTY INVITATIONS WITH DIGITAL ART

I have a love/hate relationship with invitations.  I want to send guests beautiful, thoughtful invitations via US Mail that set the tone for the party, but I also hate forking out hundreds of dollars for something that will likely be tossed in the Read More
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A WEEK OF BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

It's happening-- this week my baby girl turns the big 2!  I can't believe it's almost here.  I feel like I was just pregnant and I blinked and now she's a teenager.  Ok, not quite, but still.  How did this happen so quickly? Over the weekend we hosted Read More
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5 TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR STUFF ONLINE

Happy Tuesday!  Hope you're having a wonderful week.  We are having downright delightful weather here in Salt Lake City and Ruby can't get enough of it.  She is constantly pointing at the door saying "Out?  Wing?"  That's toddler code for swing. Read More
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HOW TO FIND QUALITY VINTAGE FURNITURE

I received a request from a reader a while back to post about how to find quality vintage furniture among the sea of garbage out there, and today I'm doing just that, along with an interview with an upholstery pro, Brian Maxfield. If you're familiar Read More
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DAILY CLEANING SCHEDULE

All of the projects and deadlines and weight of the everyday caught up with me last week and I just needed a moment to catch my breath.  Do you ever feel that way?  We spent the weekend catching up on things we put on the back burner during the patio Read More
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AN EASY FIX FOR SCRATCHED WOOD FURNITURE

I have a toddler.  Therefore, the legs of my furniture have seen more than a few bumps from toys being pushed around the house.  My poor family room ottoman has been on the receiving end more than any piece should be (plus we've had it for around 6 Read More
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HOW TO GET PERFECTLY POOFY PILLOWS

I fancy a great throw pillow.  I think it's one of the easiest ways to add color, interest, pattern, and comfort to a space.  But there is one thing I hate.  A flat, dumpy, sad looking throw pillow that no matter how much you plump it, never quite Read More
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X-BENCH OTTOMAN SCORE

You know the satisfaction you get from waiting until you find exactly the piece you had been looking for?  That happened to me this week.  With two pieces, to be precise.  And I think you may need them too.  They're that good. When I finished my Read More
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