Design Sponge Home Tour


I have been reading Design Sponge for ten years now. It's a blog that I have loved following for inspiration, and it feels like a dream come true to have my home featured on it today.

Grace Bonney is a genius beyond compare. I've gotten to hear her speak at Alt Summit, and she is really a pioneer of my industry that I really look up to. 


If you have followed my blog you probably are familiar with the spaces, but Rennai Hoefer photographed my home especially for this feature. So, you'll see the rooms styled a bit differently and shot a bit differently too. I hope you go and read the feature, and be sure to check back next week with my bathroom reveal! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE

Father's Day Gift Ideas from Pinterest

This is the first time I get to buy a Father's Day gift for Ryan, and, of course, Pinterest is full of FABULOUS gift ideas. I'll update you all with what I picked for my awesome hubs, but watch this video of me on Good Morning Arizona to see my Father's Day Pinterest Picks. You'll also notice my friend, Cody Helgeson, modeling some simple style ideas for dad's. pinterest_fathers_day_gifts.jpg6

A big thank you to HelloSociety for all of the help and coaching they have given me. I am very new to this whole T.V. appearance thing and couldn't do it without their help!

Follow me on Pinterest to see my latest gift finds.

Featured on is an amazing resource for new parents. And while discovering this new world of parenthood, I was pleasantly surprised to see an email in my inbox asking to feature my maternity session with Gina Meola. After two sleepless weeks of being a mom, it feels extra special to be featured on this awesome parenting resource. Thanks Babble!

Featured on Ruffled

Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing with you a project that I started working on last year, was shot this past spring and has finally been reveal on Ruffled - a gorgeous vintage wedding inspiration blog.

I have done several bridal inspiration shoots, but this is the first one where the inspiration was derived from a poem. I think that's what intrigued me most about the project. The Owl and the Pussycat is a poem I remember reading as a kid, and is about an unlikely pair falling in love. What a great premise, no?

Given the characters are animals and the poem sets the pair in a canoe, the wedding was photographed outdoors among water and trees at the Rio Salado Habitat and Restoration Area.

Below is the list of talent that contributed to making this happen:

Photography: Melissa Jill Photography Concept, florist & table/props: Amanda Johnson of Butterfly Petals Invitation & paper suite: Kelly Ashworth Design Stylist: Alex of AVE Styles Dress: Ian Stuart provided by Mariee Gallery Venue: Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Models: Cody & Jessica Helgeson Makeup: Ashley Nicole Hair: Kim Cornwell

My thoughts by behind the fashion can be summed up in one word, "retro." All of the decor was made up of an eclectic mix of retro pieces, so a skinny black suit, a short wedding dress, cat eye liner and a bouffant hairstyle was a great complement.

You'll also find current popular trends thrown in with the old consisting of coral lips, coral finger nails, colored socks and a tie clip.

I hope you like it. To see more photos from the shoot check out the feature on Ruffled and check out Melissa Jill's blog.

Featured in the College Times

Last week, I was happy to share my thoughts on hot spring and summer trends for The College Times, and today the article is out. YAY! (Click here to read it). I sure do miss my college days, so it makes me really happy that I'm not too old to still have a voice in the college scene. haha.

I hope you enjoy the article and my tips! Happy Thursday!