4th of July...Red, White, and Blue Table

Happy 4th of July everyone! I can't believe it's already the 4th...where did the summer go already!?!? My family loves this time of year and our little town goes all out for this Holiday. Our local firework show is pretty darn impressive if you ask me.  Makes for a very fun and patriotic day!

I've always loved the combination of Red, White and Blue. I thought it would be fun to throw together a festive table and enjoy a meal with my family! 

Top 5 Swimsuits Shops- {Summertime Series}

With Spring here and Summer on the horizon, my Summer calendar is pretty much already full.  I'm on the hunt for a GREAT swimsuit!  Modest and looking glam is key at my age. Do I dare say that I am turning 38 this summer!  I have the summer all planned out with as much SUN time as possible and of course with my SPF 50 always at hand. I find my Summers are spent around lots of  family and friends at the beach, lake or pool and honestly, for the sake of those around me, I really do feel modesty is important!  With that being said, I also don't feel a need to wear my grandmother's swimsuit either! YIKES!!!

So today I want to share with you some swimsuit sites I like to shop at.
Hopefully they will be helpful to you. I think all these suits are darling and from GREAT companies!!!


This is a pretty new swimsuit company. But I was instantly attracted to their modest swim line and also the Flair and vibe of their company and owner. The sequin suit is killer!!!

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!

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{After }

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) 
~Scissors

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.

BEFORE and AFTER