Autumn Wonderland Wedding, Part 1: The Wedding and Flowers

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My baby sister Nikelle just celebrated her first anniversary last week. And she hit the jackpot and knows it! :) She is still in newlywed bliss (where I hope she stays forever and ever) and is expecting her first baby. Although we basically live on opposite ends of the country, it comforts a big sister to know that she has a guy who is treating her as the queen that she is. I was involve a lot in the wedding planning and design. I did all the ... READ MORE »

Trend Watch: Ikat

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You probably have seen Ikat (it's up for debate whether it's pronounced ee-kat or eye-kat, pick your pleasure) Fabric showing up here and there... but I am predicting, that it is going to g0 viral in 2012. Traditional Ikat is when the thread is died before weaving creating a tie-dye effect.  Obviously, that is much more expensive way. But due to the rising trend you can get the knock off version much cheaper in a printed on ... READ MORE »

HGTV Dream Home 2012: Park City

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Hi all you guys and dolls! I know I promised you the final installment of my painted granite countertops, but I am having some technical difficulties... Well, I am having a problem with Murphy's Law right now.  I won't get into the details, but if you could send a little Irish luck or positive juju my way, it would be much appreciated! Anyway, I have 2 laptops... the first got a keylogging virus a few weeks ago and the second has a bad DC ... READ MORE »

Pantone Color of the Year 2012: Tangerine Tango

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Feeling depressed? A little bored with your current decor? Need a little spice in your life? Then add a little Tangerine Tango, Pantone's Color of the Year 2012, to your interior design! My husband saw me researching this post and said that they must have chosen this as the color of the year because they were inspired by Rickie Fowler and his infamous orange getup: Maybe so... but this comment tells you everything you need to know ... READ MORE »

Antique Mall Score! Old Signage Letters.

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Have any of you wonderful readers of mine had the opportunity to see The Novogratz's new show on HGTV? If you have, you will have noticed that they have a love for old signage and lightboxes. I have to say, I became a fan! So when I was in an antique mall on Sossaman and Main in Mesa and saw these amazing letters... and saw that there was not only a "g"...  for my husband, Greg. But an "n" for me. Aaawww!!! Perfect. I hung ... READ MORE »