Metallic desktop calendar – Minc Foil

August 27th, 2015

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I love how back to school is like a new beginning. I always work on organization projects in January, April, and September. Now that our mud/laundry/mail room is finished, I decided to organize my mail little desk area with this adorable Minc calendar and a pencil holder.  This little desktop calendar came in a set all ready to be foiled with my minc foil applicator and favorite colors of foil.

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I also had this pencil cup from the Target dollar spot. The edges are all flat, so it was super easy to cover with some paper. I just ran the paper through the minc machine with the hot pink foil. and then traced the pencil cup on the backside and cut out the squares. Then I just taped them on using double-sided tape on the edges.

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And here’s my cute new set up. Mr. Project even made me a calendar holder from a birch coaster by cutting a notch in it, perfect for displaying my shiny new calendar. theprojectgirl-minc-calendar

 

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Crafternoon Glitter Pillow Giveaway winner

August 18th, 2015

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I had 14 awesome comments on my Crafternoon Pillow Project Giveaway post. Random Number Generator chose commenter number 7 – Lori Morton! So Lori, I’ll send you an email and get your address to get this sent out! Thanks everyone for entering! And be sure to check your local Joann to see all the awesome Crafternoon kits!Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 10.18.10 PMScreen Shot 2015-08-18 at 10.18.25 PM

2015 Utah Valley Parade of Homes

August 18th, 2015

Since moving to Utah, I’ve attended the Utah Valley Parade of homes each year (see my posts for 2014/2014 B & 2013). I’m a bit late sharing my favorites from this year, but looking through them a month later was so much fun. These aren’t in any particular order (I can’t remember the house numbers either), but if you have questions, I’ll do my best to remember what I can!

There were two mudrooms that I loved. The first had these lovely reclaimed wood ceilings and black lockers with house numbers and recessed pulls…

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the other had this lovely settee and a giant round mirror. I love the elegance added to a space for shoes and coats.

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There were so many awesome textures and details in the homes this year. I love this style of railing, a little modern cape cod.

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And this room of wall paneling, so much work!theprojectgirl-paradehome-5

These lovely paneled cabinets in the craft room…

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I photographed more bathrooms than anything else. I love the mix of textures in this one. Triangle tile, reclaimed wood chair rail, and monochrome wallpaper.
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Pretty much everything about this room I love. Of course its similar to my boy’s bathroom, so of course I do!
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A paneled shower door was a new feature. Love the look, not sure how practical it is to squeegee!
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Another bathroom that reminds me of my boy’s bathroom. I love no cabinets in bathrooms. Counter and sinks look so nice. theprojectgirl-paradehome-8

This adorable, feminine, mint green vanity.

theprojectgirl-paradehome-10And my favorite color cabinet. Love this style including the pull out stool.
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One of my favorite bathrooms was this one. I loved how oversized everything felt and those mirrors are just to die for, along with the large hex tiles on the walls. I might have to rethink the styling in one of my unfinished basement bathrooms. theprojectgirl-paradehome-29

And this lovely classic master bathroom. Again in love with the mirrors. theprojectgirl-paradehome-23Here are a few bedrooms that stood out. I love how not just the master bedrooms are thought of in these homes. 
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Ceiling wallpaper!theprojectgirl-paradehome-13

A lumberjack-y room! (check out my son’s lumberjack room)

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I couldn’t get a great shot of this room, but there are two alcoves with two matching beds. I love attic rooms because of all the dormers and ceiling changes. theprojectgirl-paradehome-32

Now to my favorite exterior. Hard to tell from this photo, but the majority of this house is white painted brick. It looks amazing. I love the symmetry as well, and just how unique the whole thing is.

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The decor in this house was lovely. This is the kitchen…theprojectgirl-paradehome-15

 

I love the casual open shelving (and styling) in the wet bar area. theprojectgirl-paradehome-14

And this desk area is so lovely. The cabinetry in this house was flawless.theprojectgirl-paradehome-17

More painted white brick in the family room. theprojectgirl-paradehome-16
And now here are a few random rooms that I loved. This cheery yellow and white laundry room. 

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This modern kitchen with black glass-door cabinets and pipe shelving.

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I love this little vignette mostly because i’m digging round mirrors, brass, and black doors. 
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And I’ll end on my favorite bedroom. An attic of course, and I love all the details including the giraffe sheets.

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A little desk/vanity,theprojectgirl-paradehome-27

And a little seating nook with a lovely pendant light. theprojectgirl-paradehome-30I hope you liked my favorites from the parade! If you went, I’d love to hear what your favorites were.