Category: Tidbits

Tiffany’s Tidbits

July 2017

I get so excited about certain things in life that I just want to share with everyone. Here’s what puts a smile on my face this summer:

1// Jenni Gochner.  She is the crazy talent behind the painted Gourds!  I have been slowly collecting them for over 10 years now.  I just recently added Lady Liberty to the mix.  They are my favorite Holiday decor item to put out.  If you are lucky to live in Utah, go visit her Markets.  The best of the best show up.  You’ll thank me.

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2// Lime Riki Swimsuit.  I first bought the White Rose Peplum Tankini top and matched it with some high waisted blue bottoms I already had.

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I loved it so much I decided to buy more since I do lots of pool time in the summer. So I also got the Navy Peplum Tankini Top with the Jungle High Waist bottoms (just like the picture below).

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I actually gets compliments on it.  Makes me feel pretty good with this post-baby body.  The quality is amazing and I love the prints and modesty factor. Plus, you’ll love that they have a self-esteem campaign going, that no matter what size you are, you should feel beautiful. Bam! I love it.  TODAY there is a sale!  25% off you whole order.

3// Summer Blanket.  I’ve been wanting new bedding for my King bed.  That ain’t cheap.  So I have added one new thing every month for the past few months.  In April I ordered 3 new Euro Shams.  In May I bought a new Duvet Cover.  In June I bought a new blanket.  This month I will finish it off with a 14×36 statement pillow, which I haven’t decided on the fabric yet (go bold or serene???).  What I really want to talk about is the blanket.  I love it, I love it, I LOVE it!  It’s just what my bed needed to feel fresh and light.  It’s pretty thin so it’s not hot, crisp white, little stitching, and super soft.  Perfect summer blanket.  When you see my bed made (ha ha ha), that is mostly what you see as I’m tri-folding the duvet at the end to look more luxurious- great designer tip.

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4// Basil Couscous Salad. My mom made this salad when I was visiting her and I ate it for three days straight.  It was amazeballs.  So fresh and so unique.  Seriously try it.  BTW, everything at “A Bountiful Kitchen” blog looks brilliant.

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5// Wire Brush.  If you have a fiberglass shower like I do, you’ve probably noticed that the bottom can look dirty and dingy.  My friend owns very successful business repairing fiberglass showers and tubs, so I asked him, how do I get it to look brand new again?  He said to use a wire brush.  Best little tool for the job.  With a little Lime Away and scrubbing, the floor looks fabulous now. Also, have you ever wondered how to remove hard water spots off your glass shower door?  SOS pad.  Works every time. You’re Welcome!

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6// Black and White Please. This shirt is adorable and comes in several different colors if you aren’t a Black and White pinstripe freak like me.

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I love this store out of Utah that is also online named “Called to Surf”. So many cute and affordable dresses, I want this one.

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Enjoy Your Summer everyone!  What makes you smile this summer that you want to share with me???I have some facelift reveal posts I’m working on, so come on back and check those out soon!

Love, Tiff


 

 

 

Tiffany’s Tidbits

Here are a few of my favorite things right now…

1// My darling friend, Aubrey, from college has AMAZING taste.  She has put it to good use and started a company selling felt ball kits.  Visit her site, Hello Maypole, and you will be inspired by her happy combinations for projects, parties, house decor, etc.  One of my favorite things is that she has a free download for the sweet saying “Let Them Be Little”.  It is now my go to gift for baby showers.  Print it off on glossy cardstock for 75 cents ($1.50 for 11×14), stick it in a white mat/white frame from TJ Maxx, and wrap it up.  Goes well with any nursery decor and the mommy will thank you.

 

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2// I just bought this drill and I am in heaven.  Actually, my husband is.  He just “happily” built a playset in the back yard recently.  We have gone through several different drills over the last 14 years being married because we didn’t want to “spend much money”.  If I had it to do over again, I would say pick right the first time and just spend the money upfront, because it would have saved us over the long run.  I KNOW this drill will last a LONG time.  It’s so powerful too.  Grrrrr!  If you are willing, buy this kit that includes the impact driver.  That is next on the list.  While you are at it…get this tool.  It rocks for those tight spaces.

dewalt3// My favorite spring sweater is on sale at the Gap right now.  Trust me, it rocks. The little detailing on the arms and the lightness of the fabric is all awesome. I have the “daybreak blue”.  I wear it often with the “cool olive” maxi dress because it’s such an unexpected, yet fresh, color combination.  I’m trying to decide what color I want next.

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4// Craft and Chat is coming up soon on May 19th.  This plywood “If you can be anything, be kind” sign will be the project.  Lemonthistle.com gives a great tutorial.  It’ll cost only $5 to make for the girls that live by me.  Have you started a Craft and Chat yet?  What crafts would you like to make?

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5//   Two people I love while growing up in Portland Oregon have recently published a book!  They are both about being the best and hardest job on the planet…a Mother.  Jessica is a mother of 3 little kids, and Rene is a mother of 6, one having Cerebral Palsy. I can’t wait to read these amazing women’s perspective on motherhood, because I know they practice what they preach.  Mother’s Day gift anyone…

Jessica Poe Everyday MOMents

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Rene Steelman Heaven Sent and Heaven Bent

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I hope you enjoy my favorites as much as I do!  Love, Tiff