Last year we started a new annual holiday tradition: a Sugar Plum Fairy Party for our girls and their friends.  Since Anna and now Vivie are a bit too little to participate, it’s mostly Ruby and her girlfriends.  It’s quickly become one of our favorite Read More

Sugar Plum Fairy Party 2016

Dec 24, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

I’ve always been someone to just go for it when it comes to goals, but I recently started into a new venture that has me feeling all kinds of terrified/excited/nervous/thrilled… basically every emotion packed into one.  Stagg Design. It’s long been Read More

Stagg Design Launch!

I’m breaking the radio silence around here (I’ve been swamped with a huge project and trip out of town for it– more coming soon on that front….) and sharing our sweet Anna girl’s First Birthday Flamingle! I worked with Oriental Trading on putting Read More

Anna’s First Birthday Flamingle

Apr 6, 2016

Feb 11, 2016

Boy, have we had a lot of snow in Salt Lake City this year.  I’m so very grateful for last year’s mild winter while our roof had gaping holes during the remodel.  This year, we’ve been hit by storm after storm after storm which lends itself, naturally, Read More

Snow Day Brunch

I love this time of year.  Valentine’s has always been so magical to me, even as a child.  I recently hosted a Valentine’s play date for Ruby and some friends and it was so easy and fun!  Here is a sneak peek: photos by yours truly and Elle Read More

Valentine’s Play Date Party

Feb 1, 2016

Dec 24, 2015

We took Ruby to see the Nutcracker for the first time this year to see her cousin who was dancing as s Bon Bon.  My 3-year-old ballerina was completely entranced.  She was dancing in the isles and her favorite part was the Sugar Plum Fairy.  I had Read More

Sugar Plum Fairy Party (and winner announced!)

Imagine, if you will, a costume party with noting but crickets. Nothing but the sound of someone’s scratchy spaceman costume rubbing together on the dance floor or Frankenstein’s big boots stomping to the beat of their own drum, literally.  Just doesn’t Read More

Halloween Playlist with Wayfair

Oct 5, 2015

Aug 8, 2014

Do you ever have those days when even breathing feels like a labor?  When you’re so overwhelmed and exhausted with stressful yet wonderful things that you want to hide in the closet and savor every moment simultaneously?  I feel like I’ve been on a Read More

Summer Entertaining Idea: Burger Bar

A great get together is all in the details.  It’s the little extras that make all the difference.  I’m always on the lookout for cute party supplies and paper goods and when planning Ruby’s party, I wanted something different than the norm, yet practical Read More


Apr 18, 2014

Apr 17, 2014

Today is the day!  Today my baby girl turns 2 whole years old!  How did this happen?  She is such a joy and blessing in our lives. I’m sharing more details from her birthday party and how I entertained a group of rambunctious kids successfully! Trying Read More


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