Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Master Bedroom Redecorating

My husband and I just upgraded our queen size bed to a king.  It is so nice and roomy and of course with a new size bed comes the need for new bedding.  This kind of project is right up my alley.
I spent months agonizing over how I wanted my new bed to look.  I shopped all of the stores in Salt Lake, perused many a blog and finally decided I had to go with PINK!  It is my favorite color but the one catch was getting Clark's permission.  I don't know too many men who get excited about sleeping in pink bedding.  But he is very easy going when it comes to how I want to decorate the house so he told me to go for it.  I love that he goes along with all of my pink ideas.
I already had the throw pillows (the pink rose pillow came from T.J. Maxx and the maroon one came from a home decor store that no longer exists).  The sheets and bed skirt I found at Target.  And my favorite part of the ensemble, the bedspread, came from this website I found on "The House of Smith's" Blog.  Shelley always finds the most amazing quilts and she was giving out sources so I had to jump on buying one.
The quilt can reverse to a solid pink.  I love to have options.
I love that the sheets coordinate with my accent wall perfectly.  Well, this is the big project I have been working on lately.  Hope you got some good ideas if you are looking to update your bedroom soon.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Salt Lake City Gem Faire

Here is the first pair of earrings I designed and created all on my own.  I attended the Gem Faire at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.  They have this event a couple of times a year here in Utah and they also have the same event in San Diego, CA; Portland, OR; San Rafael, CA; Lynden, WA; Eugene, OR; Hillsboro, OR; Sacramento, CA; Costa Mesa, CA and a few other locations.

The Gem Faire is one of the largest gem and jewelry shows in the United States.  They have about 50 shows a year along the west coast and some areas of the Midwest.  I was overwhelmed at how many beads were in one place.  Talk about sensory overload.  But I was like a little kid in a candy store.  I had so much fun going through every type of bead and finding you could ever imagine.  They had some really good deals on jewelry tools too.  They offer quality merchandise at manufacturer's prices because you are buying from the source.  Here is their website for any of you who might be interested in attending. The next one in Utah will be September 21,22, and 23.  The hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  If you don't get a free ticket through their website, the price of admission for the weekend pass is $7. It was so much FUN!