see the beauty printable

open your eyes and see the beauty

Last week we went camping to our favorite spot in the Sawtooth Mountains in Stanely, Idaho. Redfish Lake. I have been going there for almost 30 years and it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. We love it! Curtis wanted to try his hand at night photography so we went on a night photo shoot. The pictures he took are absolutely amazing! Using one of Curt's photos, I decided to make a print with a lovely little reminder that beauty … [Read more...]

diy world map art

diy world map art

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! After our hallway makeover I wanted something really spectacular to hang on the wall. And I was pretty sure I wanted it to be some DIY art. After much deliberation and sketching, I decided on this DIY world map art in mint and gold. I hung it above the fireplace just for pictures. It's tough to get a great head-on shot in the hallway. Here's where this beauty hangs. It's the … [Read more...]

Bob Vila Thumbs Up Blogger Contest

diy concrete lamp

You guys! My concrete lamp is one of six finalists in the Bob Vila Thumbs Up blogger contest. Yes, Bob freaking Vila! I'm pretty sure he's the original DIY-er. You can vote for your favorite concrete project once a day until August 31st. The winner will receive a $250 gift card! So click on over there and get voting!   There's been a lot of concrete love around here over the past year. Here are some of my other concrete … [Read more...]

anchor marquee light

anchor marquee light

Welcome! You've probably noticed the new digs around here. Amazing right?! This beautiful new webpage was done by Shout! Creative. The owner of Shout! Creative just happens to be my very talented husband, Curtis. He did an amazing job and I am completely in love with it! I know a lot of people who are already gearing up for fall, but not me. Well, not yet anyway. Here in northern Utah we still have a lot of warm summer weather left before the … [Read more...]

mirror tile chandelier

mirror tile chandelier

  So, remember my mirror tile wall? If you've been here before and have a pulse I'm sure you do. Well, I had some leftover sheets of mirror tiles and decided pretty quickly that I would be making a mirror tile chandelier with them. And I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. I love it!   My chandelier found a home above my record player and next to my recently acquired geometric bear print from Vintage Revivals. … [Read more...]

music monday: vacationer


  "Let's unwind, don't worry your mind, there's paradise waiting for us in summertime. The warm thoughts set your tension's aside, there's a paradise waiting for us in summertime. When you look in my eyes you'll find the pleasure is mine, there's a paradise waiting for us in summertime. When I'm making you smile then it's the perfect delight, It's paradise waiting for us in summertime."   Vacationer's Relief was made for summer. … [Read more...]

hello sunshine! diy wood shim sign

diy wood shim summer sign

    You know you're having a great summer when you're too busy to blog. Seriously, this summer has been nutso! But in the I'm-having-so-much-fun-work-is-cramping-my-style kind of way. Our life has been full of amazing trips, house projects, friends & family, and plenty of patio time. I wanted something really simple for my mantel this summer. And I've been dying to do a project with wood shims. Put 'em together and blam-o! … [Read more...]

mirror tile wall


    My favorite part of the hallway & foyer makeover is the mirror tile wall. There are no words to describe my love for this wall. As I said earlier, I have wanted to do this project for a few years and this was the absolute perfect wall for it.   I was fully prepared to stick individual half inch mirror tiles on the wall, but luckily I found Kit Kraft. They sell mirror tile sheets. Each sheet measures about … [Read more...]

oh, for the love of lighting!


Interior designer Ruby Ross Wood said, "There is one fundamental fact about lighting. Where there is no light, there is no beauty." Ruby knew what she was talking about. Lighting can make all the difference in a room. Curtis and I wanted to find the perfect lighting for our new hallway & foyer. The light over the stairs is from the Allen + Roth collection at Lowe's. It's simple and classic with a hint of industrial … [Read more...]