Month: August 2010

watermelon salad.

I first tried watermelon and basil salad at The Canyons a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love.  It’s the ideal combination of salty and sweet and would be perfect to serve at a late summer get together. Ingredients for Watermelon Salad: 1 seedless watermelon 1 red onion {I used white and it wasn’t ideal} 3 oz. feta cheese 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil {not pictured here, my bad} fresh mint {I’m slightly slow, also not…
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fall boots for 2010.

You’ve noticed a lot of boots on women around town, yes?  I’m so excited this boot trend hasn’t gone anywhere because I’m a huge fan of the boot and it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the fact that Utah is snowy 9 months out of the year.  I don’t think. Anyway, I’m thrilled boots are here to stay.  Here’s a round-up of a few of my favorite styles of fall boots for 2010.  I put a few price…
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park city, utah.

park city view

I got lost on the way to EVO this year.  This, despite the fact that I live only an hour and a half away from Park City {that’s Utah in case you’re wondering}.  It’s because I haven’t been to The Canyons since my teen years, for a Sting concert if you can believe it. Sting is pretty boring in concert if you want my humble opinion.  It’s hard to fall asleep standing up, but I gave it my best. Anyway,…
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cheap fall tunic.

A trip to Kmart can yield adorable results.  Full outfit details below: Cheap Fall Tunic: Kmart $12.99 {on sale} Slimming Tank: Shade Clothing Jean leggings aka jeggings: Miraclebody Jeans $88 Ballet Flats: Nordstrom Rack $25

What’s in Your Purse Series: Week Thirteen.

whats in my purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Jill Mortensen of Freshly Squeezed Designs.  Cute stuff. Purse: Urban Outfitters {I get compliments on it ALL the time}. uh, hellllooo? ruffles…what’s not to love? Contents: lime green wallet. target, 7.99 on clearance. score! coupon organizer. yep, I’m frugal like that. ghetto Motorola cell phone with cutting edge alpha-numeric texting! holding out for the white iPhone 4 and losing patience, hear that Mr. Jobs? lip gloss. never leave home without…
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how to: votive candle holder.

glass votive holder

Not too long ago I read an article in Better Homes and Gardens or Martha Stewart, I forget which, about how to make your own votive candle holder.  I loved the idea for the 4th of July, so I made this one with coordinating holiday colors. Two months ago. Hey, it’s been a busy summer. At any rate, this super easy project could be transferred to fall colors, Christmas holiday colors, Valentine’s Day, you name it.  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy….
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family weddings.


My little sister got married today.  And while family weddings are usually a nightmare, this one was a pretty low-key affair.  My sister bought her wedding dress at a prom dress store for $90 on clearance, no one wore anything matching, and flowers were only purchased for the parents and the bride and groom. This is my favorite shot from the whole day.  They both look like the cat that got the cream. The bouquet was beautiful.  Made by a…
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dollar store beauty.

dollar store beauty

I wrote an article for BabyCenter a couple weeks ago about dollar store makeup, and I want to know if any of you buy makeup there.  Beauty products?  I buy makeup from the dollar store on a regular basis, truly.  Nail polish, nail polish remover, eyeliner, and most recently, eyeshadow and liquid liner. I’m not saying you have to get all your beauty supplies on the cheap.  I’m as apt to spend $18 on a good eyeshadow as the next…
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fresh flowers

My little sister is getting married today.  In….. an hour actually. I’ll be back later with lots of fun things to share. Cheers!