Simple Hairstyle

Create a simple ponytail with body, on the go!  First pin back the top half of your hair, and pull the bottom half into a pony.  Pull the top half into a pony close to the bottom one, letting the top half fall over.  And you’re ready to go!  Another note, I’m in love with this nail color right now: Sinful Colors Proffessional ‘Timbleberry’, it’s a great coral color that paints on smooth.  I have a few of their colors and picked them all up at Rite Aid®.
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Red Rock Ruminations

A quick trip to Goblin Valley got me thinking about all things red rock over the past few weeks. As a Utah native, red rock country is nothing new to me. But, for the first time, I appreciated all of the combinations of red that combine to a rich hue of rust — I feel lucky to live near such inspired scenery. Feeling fully inspired, I created a montage of the rich hue of rust incorporated into every landscape.  Enjoy! — {J}

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After the Rain

It had been raining since yesterday morning, and today the clouds parted just as I arrived home.  The sun peeped out long enough for me to sneak in a few photos of the raindrops around the yard.  And then we ran inside before it started again.  I’m wishing for sun and warmth to get here, but I can’t help loving the little things that rain brings like galoshes, bright colored umbrellas, soft ground to start a garden, and indoor DIY projects.  I have a few DIYs to post soon, thanks to the rain! {A}

Industrial Chic

I’ve lived in a cool vintage condo in SLC for three years now, making some minor improvements to make it feel like home (most notably changing the burnt orange paint in the living room to lovely shades of pale yellow and slate grey.) As a renter, however, I’ve never been able to convince myself to do much more than that.

That’s about to change. I just decided to buy my place and now the decorative wheels are turning. I love the look I like to call ‘Industrial Chic’.  It feels homey, but cool. Authentic and real.

The first step will be a few faux brick wall facades.

 

Some jar lights.

Rustic stainless steel storage.

 

Sleek seating

Coffee sack textiles

And, of course, a typewriter.

Can’t wait to use my new home as my own personal design project. What are some of your favorite home decor motifs?

Easter Treats

Salt Lake City does not skimp on treats during holiday seasons, so if you can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, try some of our favorites:

Hatch Family Chocolates
376 8th Avenue, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 532-4912

10" Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny by Hatch Family Chocolates

Les Madeleines
216 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
801-355-2294

Raspberry Buttons at Les Madeleines

Gourmandise – The Bakery
250 South 300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801.328.3330

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
6191 S State St, Ste 364
Murray, UT

See’s Candies
Fashion Place Mall
6191 S State St
Murray, UT 84107
801-268-4722        

Novelty Egg at See's Candy

Chocolate Cottage
720 East 10600 South
Sandy (801) 572-7706

Schmidt’s Pastry Cottage
609 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 967-9766

Cummings Studio Chocolate
679 East 900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

If it’s not sweet treats you’re looking for, but more of a savory gourmet meal on the upcoming holiday, we highly recommend the Oasis Cafe Easter Brunch. “Mirroring the creative daily menu filled with local organic vegetables, sustainably ranched meats and freshest seafood, the buffet is a favorite with locals.  The buffet will also include the popular Prime Rib Carving Station and a Chocolate Fountain for dessert.  Reservations are highly suggested.”

Some other great suggestions for Easter Brunch:

Bambara
202 S. Main
801-363-5454

Faustina
454 E., 300 S.
801-746-4441

Franck’s
6263 S. Holladay Blvd.
801-274-6264

Gardner Village
1100 W. 7800 S., West Jordan
801-566-0917

Little America
500 S. Main St.
800-281-7899

Log Haven
6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd.
801-272-8255

Market Street Grill
Three locations:
Downtown             801-322-4668
Cottonwood             801-942-8860
South Jordan             801-302-2262

Piñon Market & Café
2095 E. 1300 S.
801-532-4539

Let us know where you went and what your favorites were!

YOKOO

“I just feel like there’s no room to be mediocre, and it’s not because I have some kind of disorder, it’s simply because I enjoy immensely being great.” – Yokoo

I am drawn to the work that YOKOO does, and the photographs that display her work.  It is art from start to finish.  She runs her knitwear business from home, very much like a lot of Etsy shop owners.  Working day in and day out creating.  At first glance, I thought her shop held beautiful paintings, not photographs displaying her handiwork.  Scroll down to see Pascal Perich’s video on Yokoo, and stop by her online shop: YOKOO
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Sophocles by Yokoo

Le Fleur Collar by Yokoo

Euthenia by Yokoo

APRIL {already?}

April is here, (where did March go?) and so we start the month off with prankster fun.  All in good jest of course, well for some.  So far, we’ve only gotten the “You’re shoes are untied” a few times.  Click on the “Faux Pie” photo for some fun kid-friendly pranks.  And don’t forget to check out a list of Google’s version of April Fool’s Day HERE, or how some news reporters go to extra lengths to fool us today HERE.  Have fun!
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