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Nothing Down About It…

Help us celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by remembering to treat those with differences just as they want to be treated, like equal human beings. Because the lives and well being of individuals with special needs are just as valuable as everyone else’s. These beautiful angels deserve to be celebrated and loved like any other “typical” child. Meet Oakley, the girl behind the blog Nothing Down About

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Watermelon Cooler Bag Giveaway…

Yes. This new ban.do bag deserves it own post. When I saw it for the first, I went crazy. Could it be any cuter? I don’t think so. It’s watermelon. It’s a cooler. It’s a watermelon cooler bag! I’m dreaming of blue skies, picnics, heart shaped sunglasses, beach cruisers… I think everyone needs one.  So…I’m giving one away to a lucky reader!   To enter, just leave a

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New Year Giveaway…

2015 is right around the corner and I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers for this fun giveaway that includes the essentials for a great start to the new year! Blue-Eyed Bride | Lil Luna | The TomKat Studio | Hi Sugarplum | Jenny Collier My Sweet Savannah | The Tiny Twig | Love, Sarah Schneider | Whitney English | Mindy Lockard

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New Address Stamps (+ Giveaway!)…

We absolutely adore these custom address stamps designed by Amber Housley and just added new designs to our shop! These stamps are perfect to use for sending your holiday cards and to use all year long! We are giving away stamps to THREE of our fabulous readers! Take a look at these gorgeous designs… Ready to order?  Order now and use code MERRY10 for 10% off! Typical

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Design-a-Wall with Shutterfly…

Hello friends! Thank you so much for all of the love yesterday about our big announcement! Today, I am sharing an update to our master bedroom! When we moved, I decided it was time for a new look for the room. I sold all of my green decor and opted for a neutral color scheme in the new house. We sold our house mostly furnished, but we

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Fresh Style Magazine…

I am so excited to share this post with you today! Back in January, the lovely team from Fresh Style magazine visited Phoenix to interview me and photograph my home office. The feature is published in the current issue (September/October 2014), which is available on newsstands now! You can find it at Barnes & Noble and other bookstores, as well as craft stores like Joann’s and Michael’s

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Win a Trip to NYC…

We are so thrilled to bring you this giveaway opportunity! A few of my blogger friends have joined together to give our readers a chance to WIN a trip to NYC to watch Wicked on Broadway! And guess what….if you win, you get to pick a friend to win too! It’s super easy to enter! Wicked in NYC a A big thank you to all

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Pottery Barn Kids Book Nook Reveal…

Happy Monday! I have such a fun post to share with you all today. I was so thrilled when one of my very favorite brands, Pottery Barn Kids asked me to participate in a Book Nook Challenge. I had so much fun choosing items from Pottery Barn Kids and creating this little, quiet corner for the kids to hang out, relax and enjoy. Keeping both of the

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The Cutest Bows Ever…

I recently met Elyse from the Bows & Ties Shop via Instagram! I love her darling products and I told her that I would love to share her adorable shop with you all! She makes the cutest hair bows ever. She offered to send me some samples to check out and I suggested she make some to match Kate’s Pajama Party for the girls! They turned out

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A Tea Party Bridal Shower with Smith Teamaker…

When I was in London in April, I had the opportunity to enjoy a proper afternoon tea at The Berkeley. It was so beautiful and quite delicious! Tea parties are perfect for bridal showers and baby showers. My baby shower for Kate was afternoon tea hosted at The Phoenician. Such a perfectly girly thing to do, if you ask me! When I was contacted by

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Flora and The Flamingo…

I am so excited to be participating in a creative book series on Paging Supermom today! Perfect for summer, they have asked their favorite bloggers to create a craft inspired by a favorite children’s book. I am obsessed with flamingos (remember the flamingo party I almost hosted last year?), so when I spotted this book, Flora and the Flamingo, I knew I had to get it for

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Great Cake Decorating…

This rainbow heart cake is one of my all-time favorite cakes! The original design (above) was created by the fabulous cake designer, Erin of Wild Orchid Baking and you may remember, Kate’s birthday cake last year was totally inspired by it! My local baker, Bonnie from Inspired Sugar did a beautiful job replicating Erin’s design (below). I am so excited to report that Erin just published