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Beautiful on the Outside,Decor

True Blue

I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July!

Now, let’s talk about the color blue!

Fun Fact: Because blue is such a stable color, women love seeing men in this color. Who doesn’t love having a stable partner?  Blue is also very calming. Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Celebrate

Best Ideas for Your July 4th Celebration

Image via Maison de Pax

Looking for some good ideas for the 4th of July? Check out what I found to make your holiday a patriotic celebration that your family and kids will love! Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Decor

Gabe’s Room

Decorating and designing elements for our own homes can feel overwhelming and complex at times.  For me, it’s my creative outlet.  It’s also one of my ways of mentally escaping and relaxing.  I don’t know if that makes sense to you, but it works well for me.  You know how some people are extremely sensitive to fingernails on a chalkboard, or hearing people chewing food?  That’s how I am when it comes to having balance in my personal environment.  It doesn’t need to be perfect and not at all high end.  Those things aren’t important to me.  I realize that the decorating process isn’t going to be perfect regardless of the room or person.  I feel I do the most growing when things are a challenge.  I learn way more when I have to adapt, vs having a fixed, unchanging mindset.  Your environment had an enormous impact on your mood.  So. today’s post is about my youngest son’s room and how it makes him feel.  Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Decor

Design Tip: Hanging Art on Walls

Image above via Luxe

Hanging artwork at the wrong height is one of the most common mistakes folks make when decorating their homes.  I hear all the time, “You should hang artwork so the center of the picture is at eye level…”  Wrong!  We are all built differently. If we all hung artwork at our personal eye level artwork would be all over the place.  What if your partner was 6’4″ and you were 5 feet tall?  Where do you put it then?  Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Relationships

A Sweet Family Portrait

I love making people feel beautiful, both inside and out.  I love sharing my talents with others.  It’s a beautiful bonding experience.  For me it’s more than just dressing someone up and snapping some pics or redesigning a space for someone.  It’s creating a masterpiece with someone and for someone.  It’s an opportunity to spend time with a person, get to know them, look at them, study them up close and really see all their gorgeous qualities. Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Decor

Window Boxes To Die For

Image via Pinterest

I know, right?!  Window boxes are amazing and magical.  I’m normally a very decisive person!  It’s true.  But there are two things in the whole world that make me very indecisive… desserts and flowers.  I pretty much love all desserts and sweets, but this post isn’t about sweets.  Today’s post is about flowers!  I love flowers and plants so much and I am always looking for ways to add more to my house and yard each summer.  So I need your help!  I’m trying to convince my hubby (Nate) to put up window boxes on the front of our house.  If I get a ton of comments and support, maybe that will help him say yes to the idea…   😉   so keep reading… Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Parenting

Family Photos

Ok, let’s be honest.  How many of us really like the family photo experience?  It’s almost comical when I arrive for a family photo shoot.  Without fail, at least one of the kids is upset and the parents are stressed.  I put on my smile and begin to capture “beautiful moments.” Ha!  And you know what?  My own kids pull the same thing on me when I’m trying to take a photo of them.  If you asked my husband and boys what hell is like, they would definitely say: a family photo shoot that goes on for eternity.  I, for one, enjoy photographing other families, but taking photos of my own family is another story… especially when I have to set up the shot behind the camera, set the camera timer and then run to my position in the shot!  ARRGGHH!!!  I wish I had a video camera recording us during these “precious” moments of family time.   Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Celebrate

Gift Ideas For Mom

If you’re anything like me you love gifts from the heart.  I prefer giving and receiving gifts that are more interactive.  A gift of one’s time comes across as thoughtful and genuine.  I was thinking of doing a mom’s DIY for today’s post, but decided to change it up and think about not what my kids can do for me, but what I can do for my mom… Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Food

Strawberry Goat Cheese Danishes

You guys know my dear friend Amy!  If you missed out on the last post with her as my guest then be sure to click on this link Sweetish Love Knots.  Well, as I’ve said before, she’s pretty awesome and on top of that she make’s up these awesome recipes and bakes them with the help of her little man Ben, but I call him Mr. B and of course Rigel (their pup) is always on hand for moral support too!  I also get to sample these at the end of our photoshoot and I have so say YUM!  You need to totally try this! Read More »

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