5 Essential Pieces For Your Bed

In 2010 I posted this "The Perfect Bed" (click HERE for all the details :)
I even did a short TV segment on Utah's Fresh Living
That was a few years ago and a baby later... but, I still get loads of questions about my bed even today.  Color trends change all the time, and so did my bed!

{After }

BUT...the foundation elements of my bedding stayed the same 

 I thought it would be fun to do another overview on some of my FAVORITE “go to” bedding pieces.  I’ll also list out what I think is worth paying more money for and what I have found at bargain prices.
I will also talk about the 5 Essential Pieces for Your BedSo you have the perfect mix of beauty and comfort... Here we go!!!

Easy Curtain Fix

 I have shared this tip years ago. I think it was one of my first posts when I started Home by Heidi back winter of 2011.  

 It's a great tip so I thought I would bring it to the forefront  Its such a quick and easy curtain fix. I have shared this trick with a number of friends and family over the years!

First things first... Supplies!!!
~A wire hanger or long stick with hook
~Ribbon or thick string
(I always like to use ribbon that matches closely with the curtain I am working with) 

It DRIVES me CRAZY when one side of my curtain is gathered and the other side looked flat and lifeless! ughh!! So I came up with this easy curtain solution. 
It might be somewhat simpleton, but it works for me.


Party Planning on a Budget

I am a big believer that you can have AMAZING Beautiful Parties without breaking the bank! If you if pick your theme early enough, you can plan ahead and watch for sales. That way you have TIME to decide what is REALLY important and where you can get more BANG for the Buck!

 Here is a list of my Favorite tips and tricks for planning my parties

{Party Planning on Budget}
Choose a theme and color scheme far in advance
Decide on a budget (stick to it)
Decide what you want to splurge on (what will be the BIGGEST impact)
Watch for sales and seasonal items ( Target Dollar Spot)
Pick a theme that mom and child can be excited about
(get YOUR creative Juices going)

{Shop Around the House}

Use Bedsheets and old Fabric for Tablecloths and backdrops
Use home décor as party decorations! It can add a different element
Borrow from friends and family to SAVE money!

{Keep Things Simple}

Stick with the theme 
Keep costs down with simple food
Don’t over think things
Enjoy the moment; don’t take on more than you can chew
Have a schedule for party events
Ask for Help from Friends and Family

{All About the Memories}

It is wonderful to have a pretty table, but don't forget to plan fun
Focus on Making memories
simple things can make a big impact
spend your money on the Party, and have the gifts from Friends and
Family be the gifts to open 

{Do it Yourself}

Plan Ahead...A last minute DIY can be stressful
Decide what is worth your time and money. Remember your time has a price point
How big of an impact will it make

Below is a party planning checklist that I created. I hope that it helps along your party planning journey!


And Remember...

Albion & Summertime Series

Summer is just around the corner and for me that means SWIM WEATHER & FUN! Our family has strong family traditions dealing with WATER and SUN! We make the MOST of our summer since the rest of the year for us is VERY cold where we live. 

I am going to do a blogging SUMMER SERIES of all the fun clothing, toys and activities that my family enjoys! I will share some of my Favorite go to spots for modest swimsuit shopping.  And also  simple summer activities that will keep the kids busy. I also  want to talk about how to maintain the house during these CRAZY  summer months so you don't become a slave to it and miss all the fun summer days and time with the kiddos :)

Today I am going to start with one of my Favorite Swimsuit and Fitness Wear Shops!
Albion has the most Darling swimsuits, and a HUGE selection of modern and modest suits. I really LOVE the vintage flare they seem to add to each piece. The quality is also AMAZING. 
I have collected a few pieces and have enjoyed them year after year.  This year you will see me sporting the Strawberry Daiquiri and The Sunset Blvd styles :)
I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their fitness line! Albion is honestly my first stop when I am needing something for the gym. I like the more feminine flare in my workout clothing and this line the perfect mix of fashion and quality!
Albion has a store in Utah at the City Creek location. or you can find them online at

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