One Stop Wedding Shop

Planning a wedding reception at home is a unique experience. We have a long list of things to do, to rent, and to buy. One of the most important was a chocolate fountain. It's something the bride has wanted for years. So right after commissioning a seamstress to make...

Today’s News: House Fire

This morning I took Samson and Caleb (12 and 9) to a sports class at UVU. As usual, grandpa was in tow. When we arrived back home and pulled into the garage, I heard the smoke alarms blaring. Yes, it was the same smoke alarm system that has gone off at odd times...

Singing Bowl Bells

A “singing bowl” is a type of bell, classified as a “standing bell.” It sits on the floor or counter or shelf and the side and rims vibrate to product sounds. Why would you want a singing bowl your home? Well, they are used all around the world...

Combining Hard & Soft Styles

My sophomore year in high school, I made a very odd commitment for the 1980s. I swore to never wear denim again. I also set a goal to never wear my hair the same way twice in a given month. The loftiness (or lack thereof) of my goals aside, I did attain them. And it...

Soft Industrial Style

One of my favorite decor looks is a softened industrial. While I'm not into sharp lines and stark rooms, I love a touch of toughness in a room. Like the blue jeans I wore in high school with ruffly, silk blouses, having a warm, inviting comfortable room with some...