historic downtown mesa house tour

With so many older homes being torn down to build new, it makes for a special and more unique project when the owner keeps the bones of the original house and incorporates it into the finished home.  Project Beautify is a group that is doing just that.  Fixing up and selling historic and older homes in downtown…

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Blind Ambition – Replacing and Updating Window Treatments

Window Treatment Replacement When we first moved into our house there were cheap metal blinds installed in every window in glamorous colors like silver on the main floor and master bedroom, coordinating so well with the navy blue in the kids rooms.  I was actually really excited about them, wanting to make roman shades from…

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Historic Home in Sugar House SLC – House Tour

I am planning on attending Altitude Summit again this January, and one of the traditions that it my absolute favorite is the Wednesday night dinners.  Each of the sponsors sets up a dinner, and the attendees sign up for the sponsor / restaurant / evening of their choice.  Last January I had dinner with the fabulous…

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My Designs


Pillows Poufs and Throws

The best items to add to a room are pillows, throws, or poufs.  These key items add the finishing touches to a space, the personality, and the cozy ...

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Bedroom After 2

Boys Budget Bedroom

Its hard to run a design blog without renovating your house completely.As much as my house could use some major updates and renovations, my wallet ...

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CANE AND ABE by James Grippando

 In this spellbinding new novel of suspense from New York Timesbestselling author James Grippando, Miami’s top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance, which may have a chilling connection to the woman he can’t forget. Unbelievable was the word for her. Samantha Vine was unbelievably beautiful. It was unbelievable that she’d married me….

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Eruption by Adrienne Quintana- Book Review

Title: Eruption Author: Adrienne Quintana Adult SciFi, Suspense Paperback, 288 Pages January 13th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media  About Eruption: Information terrorism. Complete network blackout. Global panic. Above the chaos, one company rises to restore order, achieving complete political and military takeover:  Omnibus. Stanford graduate and new Omnibus employee Jace Vega faces these sobering images,…

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Spencer Ogden Calgary Office 1

The rapidly growing recruitment firm Spencer-Ogden just opened its new office doors in Calgary last week.  What makes it stand out to me is not its ...

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Gopher Museum

Fun and Frugal Kids Activities My friend Karrie has 5 kids, including a teenager, a toddler, and several in between.  In an effort to find different ...

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Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo As awkward as it is to see yourself on video, I love watching this.  Watch for 1:55 where my child is acting like a lion. We ...

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