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14 Jun On Mix 105.1: How I Started Working with The Home Depot

 

Pinch me!! If you follow along on my Instagram, you saw that I accomplished one of my bucket list items recently, which was to be on the radio! I have always wanted to be on the radio, and even better that it was about how I’m trying to tackle my dreams on the side with DIY projects and empowering women. YAY! Mix Morning Fix on FM 105.1 here in Utah is an amazing morning show and graciously reached out to feature me on “Meet the Blogger Monday.” Thank you so much!!!

 

Showing up to the radio station was a little scary because I had no idea what we would be talking about. They didn’t provide any interview questions, or give me more details about what it would be about. I just showed up, chatted for a little, waited for their morning session to be finished, and we jumped into the recording without so much as a prompt.

Little insider, is with some interviews like this one, they are actually pre-recorded, even though they sound live! Some bloggers are nervous, so that’s what Mix 105 does, then they edit them, and run them a couple days later seemingly “live.”

 

And even though I was nervous, it was easier than I thought, surprisingly. It really was just a conversation where they asked about who I am, what I do, some of my projects, asked about how I got started working with The Home Depot. They made me feel very comfortable and like we were friends for years, it’s an amazing talent they have!

 

I would love to hear what you think about my interview, thanks for the support and sweet messages about being on the radio! It was so fun tackling that dream off my list. Enjoy the interview, and go tackle your dreams!

 

 

 

 

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07 Jun Summer In Style Outdoor Edition: 4th of July Ice Cream Bar

 

I finally made the time to put up my twinkle lights and bring out the outdoor cushions in my backyard! I love summer so much and why not celebrate the beginning with an ice cream bar?

 

For those of you who are new to my blog because you may be coming from Cassie Bustamante, hello! We are doing a blog hop organized by Chic Little House with some amazing outdoor spaces and I’m glad you stopped by to see my backyard! Welcome to my outdoor space where I made this deck for under $900 last spring. It’s quaint and simple and I’m completely obsessed, haha.

 

 

I missed my backyard! I live in Utah where we have rough winters (sometimes it snows in June!) so I did a few things to winterize it. And now that I finally brought everything out of storage and ready to go out here every night, again. Winters in Utah are so beautiful.

 

 

And who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot summer evening under twinkle lights and the stars? Used an old palette to hold these cute cement letters I found for sale at Joann’s to help solidify the theme of this get together.

 

 

Perfect for a 4th of July party, snag some red, white & blue decor and fruit to celebrate our country. I put ice in the metal container to keep the ice cream cold, found some waffle bowls at a local grocery store that fit perfectly in the most adorable navy bowls (found at Joann’s in stores), and red white and blue fruit (and marshmallows).

 

 

I hope you enjoyed your stop along the “Summer In Style Outdoor Edition” blog tour! I’m so happy you came to take a look and hope you continue along to the other stops on the tour.

 

Tomorrow, take a look at SG Style to see what she has done for our outdoor tour. Here are the other ladies involved in the tour if you want to see them all!

 

 WEDNESDAY, 6/7:  Cassie Bustamante and Seeking Alexi
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24 May When Your Boyfriend Moves Out of State and You Have the Best Day

 

First thing’s first, if you haven’t noticed from my sappy Instagram posts, my boyfriend moved to California, and yes, he moved permanently. It’s no fun guys! It’s hard trying to keep our lives combined when they are separated by so many miles and completely different schedules. If you have any advice for dating long-distance, please comment on this post! Any help would be very appreciated.

 

 

When I came to visit him a few weeks ago for the first time, we ended up having an amazing time, but we also had one incredible day that I just had to share.

 

It started off with a visit to the downtown area of Redlands, we had tacos since it was Cinco de Mayo, duh! Then we found the quaintest, cutest small-batch chocolate shop called Parliament Chocolate. I died. It had a beautifully designed interior, first of all, and the chocolate was so yummy! They have cocoa beans from unique places around the world that gave the chocolate different hints of other flavors. We snagged two vanilla chocolate covered caramels. So delicious.

 

 

Then we went orange picking! Growing up in Utah I’ve picked other fruits from trees growing up, like cherries, apples, and peaches (OH the peaches!). But I’ve never picked a citrus fruit off a tree. And I must say, it was quite the treat to pick and eat our own oranges from off the tree. We sliced them in wedges for Sunday breakfast with leftover french toast from brunch the day before. Mmmmmm…

 

We stopped by a shopping mall where we had WAY too much fun buying matching shirts. We match ALL THE TIME, seriously. We may start an Instagram account, it’s crazy. I snagged some workout pants at VS and we enjoyed the California sunshine.

 

 

We ended our night at my first Angel’s baseball game! It was so fun dancing and trying, unsuccessfully, to get on the bigscreen. Next time, babe. Next time. And I finally snagged a picture of Tanner’s fake laugh, lol. He does this when he is sick of taking photos, you can see the irritation on my face, lol. Love that dork.

 

 

Dating someone who moved out of state is hard, and it doesn’t help that I’m choosing to keep myself crazy busy right now. But that’s just how I deal with things when they get tough, stay busy! Which is also one of the reasons why I love Tanner so much, is he helps me slow down and take it easy so I can stop and smell the roses. Love you, babe!

 

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11 May 10 Stunning Pendant Lights Made From Natural Wood

 

If you’ve been following my Instagram stories, you’ve seen that I bought the rug of my dreams!!! Well, in preparation for it to arrive, I asked your opinions about my dining area, and there were a LOT of you that said I need a bigger light! So, I’ve been considering some natural wood lighting for over the kitchen table I made from scratch. I bought a light from West Elm before I made my table and I love it, but now that I bought this incredible rug, I’ve been thinking of changing my light just like you said!

 

As I’ve been making the decision, I decided to show you all the lights I’ve been considering. I’ve snagged inspiration from Pinterest, and there’s a lot I’m loving rn. There are some that are bamboo0-type lighting, some are natural beading, some are wood cutouts, and I’m having a hard time deciding!

 

What do you think??

 

 

Basket Pendant Light from World Market

$70 from World Market

boja-pendant-lamp-beige

$70 from IKEA

sinnerlig-pendant-lamp

$60 from IKEA

Wicker pendant light

$151 from Amazon

Bamboo pendant light

$145 from Amazon

Thread Bead Natural Chandelier

$280 from Amazon

Natural beaded chandelier

$217 from Amazon

Wood cutout 3d pendant light

$107 from Amazon

3D sphere wood cutout pendant light

$107 from Amazon

wood cutout lighting 3D circular

$86 from Home Depot

Hope you enjoyed these lighting options! If you own or buy any of these, tell me what you think about your light and I’ll add it to this blogpost!

 

 

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Tropical outdoor oasis inspiration pinterest board

10 May Tropical Pink Outdoor Inspiration

I’m kiiiind of obsessed with the Pinterest board I created for one of my DIYer for HIRE Contest Winners. The above board is just a sneak peek, you have got to see the whole thing on Pinterest. Emily’s backyard is a typical townhouse backyard=tiny. But there are some very simple things we are going to do to turn this into a backyard oasis! Now, we are NOT going to paint the back of her house pink, unlike these inspo images show. But we WILL find a way to bring the colorful, tropical flavor to her small outdoor space. Stay tuned to see how this project turns out. I’m so excited to show you how it goes.

 

Are there any things you have done in your tiny backyard you could share with me? If so, comment your ideas below!

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05 May Ever Wanted to Hire Someone to Do Your Annoying DIY Projects?

 

If only I had a nickel every time I heard someone say, “I wish i could just hire you to come do my DIY projects.”

I’ve heard it so much that I’m finally taking it to heart…I’m now available as a DIYer for Hire!!! Hand a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a woman to DIY she DIYs for a lifetime.

 

You can now hire me to do your DIY projects, big and small.

 

I’m now available to help you with any of the 3 scenarios:

  1. Help with your DIY projects,
  2. Do your DIY projects 100% myself, OR
  3. Be your interior designer.

And for a limited time, I’m offering very inexpensive options, but will raise my prices soon (especially when I’m done with my 6 contest winners who won my time for free to help them with their DIY projects.)

And yes, I understand that hiring someone to do your DIY projects sounds counterintuitive. But hear me out. If you are currently sitting there scratching your head about a project you need to do and it’s NOT GETTING DONE, or if you’ve had the supplies for weeks and don’t have the time to do it, then I am your solution. Let me come get ‘er done for you! AND I will teach you as I go so you can learn for the next project. 

 

Hire me to do your DIY project using my project planner submission form.

 

So if you’ve ever wanted to hire someone to do your annoying DIY projects, or want an interior designer without paying ridiculous Interior Design fees, then NOW IS YOUR TIME. Check out my Project Planner ASAP before my inexpensive slots fill up!

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