Nov 30, 2011

what i wore- 2 favorites

my husband just bought a new camera, so new in fact, that we haven't got it in the mail yet....
and he sold his old camera to his sister.  so, we are camera-less until December 5th.  All i have is my camera phone...but i still wanted to share 2 of my favorites from my closet:
For church on Sunday I wore this shimmery dress with ruffles on the collar.  It was a Christmas present last year & it's from Downeast.  I love the champagne color and it's fancy while still being comfortable.  Definitely have to break out the spanx while wearing this dress, though ;)
also, these are the only pair of stilettos i own: black, peep toe with a bow= perfection
and here's the outfit I wore for helping out in the kids' classes and putting up the Christmas tree:
I LOVE pink yellow and grey together! and this skirt is one of my favorites because the fabric is light and sheer and I think the way it is pleated is flattering.  But, because it's so sheer I always have to wear leggings with this skirt...but that's allright in my book
skirt: thrifted
shirt: downeast
leggings: walmart
boots: target
I mostly dress for comfort, but I find wearing skirts and dresses more comfortable than pants, so that's a win-win, i guess ;)  Have a great Wednesday!
xo-Danielle

pleated poppy

Nov 29, 2011

yes, this happened...

I know i don't get the mother-of-the-year award....but, hey, atleast it wasn't caffeinated ;)
she gets her inspiration from buddy the elf
xo-Danielle
ps: I have a giveaway going on over at Mommyhead Adventures! go check it out!!  If you already follow my blog, you already qualify for an entry! xo

Nov 28, 2011

Music Monday- Faster

my husband is an artist.....NOT a poet!
sometimes he has the similar poetic nature of Dwight Schrute

but, it's allright if our significant others are sometimes lacking in the poetry department, right?
Sometimes I hear a song that's so utterly gushy and romantic I can't help but imagine "this is what Jeremy would tell me if he were of a poetic nature" and this is such a song:


You're so delicious
You're so soft, sweet on the tip of my tongue
You taste like sunlight and strawberry bubble gum
You bite my lip. You spike my blood
You make my heart beat faster


yeah, i'm pretty sure "you spike my blood" is a bit more poetic than the way Dwight Schrute refers to blood, right?! haha!
Music Mondays with Sugar Blossom Boutique

about Music Mondays
Each Monday I'd like to share with you a song that I enjoy.
It's a way for me to share what music I'm listening to and, if you have a song or artist you're interested in you can share with me, too!
You can join in with me if you'd like, it's quite fun :)

There are two ways to join me:

1.  Add a Music post to your blog and link back using the Music Monday button (on the right side of the blog)
2. or, just leave a comment here letting me know what music you've been listening to lately, I'd love to hear what's in your ears and get a conversation started about it.  Maybe the music you're listening to might be one of the next Music Monday features
I would like to highlight all Christmas/Holiday songs in the month of December, so let me know your favorites!
xo-Danielle

Nov 24, 2011

BLACK FRIDAY!

Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome!
I've just listed a bunch of new beautiful, sparkly, fun headbands in the shop and you can get them for 20% off if you use the code BLACKFRIDAY
also, i am offering free shipping on all my new headbands!
I'm really excited about these new accessories because they are very feminine, and pretty- perfect for this winter!
they are made for adults and children, they'd be so cute with a little ones christmas dress!
 this pink, sparkly headband is probably my favorite headband i've ever made. i just love the combo of light pink, cream and silver. i think it's really beautiful.
 this ones cute too, i can just imagine how cute it'd be on a newborn baby girl. oh, it'd look cute on adults too, of course.
these new headbands are each accented with either sparkles or pretty pearls

this cute one has three ruffles for three times the fun ;)
I'm also a part of the HUGE black friday giveaway over at Through the Eyes of the Mrs.  if you're a follower of my blog, you've already done one thing to enter this giveaway!!  It is definitely worth your time to click on over and check this out! It's HUGE! and you could win a $30 credit to my etsy shop (free stuff, who doesn't love that??) 
xo- Danielle



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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope your Thanksgiving is as wonderful and beautiful as a Pinterest Thanksgiving!


you can follow me on pinterest HERE! 
Now, i must go eat myself into a food coma ;)
xo-Danielle
ps: all new inventory on the blog tomorrow! plus don't forget to enter the giveaway over at Take Heart!

Nov 23, 2011

what we wore...the whole family

I used to wear glasses. all. the. time. and now i only do when i'm feeling lazy. it's the eyeball equivalent of staying in your jammies all day.
I went thrift shopping in september and found 3 skirts...you can see the first here.  I finally got around to altering this gray one and this light pink one (yeah, i know, it's november...i'm a slacker).  They were both about 6 inches too long, and now they're right at the knee, whatcha think?
ya like ingrid's look of fury? ha!
feelin lovey dovey as we just got home from church
of course i have the most photos of the oldest daughter because the younger two won't stay still! and there's my handsome hubby jeremy!
a sneak peek of my new line of Sugar Blossom Boutique headbands! so feminine and ruffly! love! I will have them in my shop just in time for black friday! want to win a $20 credit to my shop?? go visit Take Heart Blog and enter to win!! (plus there's a coupon code!!)
and, of course, sofia ran inside so she could take off her cute tights asap!

and here's my other thrift store skirt find:
i love the little navy blue coat that i thrifted several yrs ago, it's super comfy and cute. i was at joann's yesterday in this outfit, waiting in line to checkout when i saw a package  that had sticky things that help keep your pants neatly tucked into your boots.  i thought, nah! i like my pants to be all wrinkled up ;)
my style has been described as "eclectic" and, yeah, I was feeling eclectic in this outfit.   I was thinking about maybe adding some ruffles or flowers to this skirt to make it more modern.  do you think it needs it??
xo-danielle
pleated poppy

Nov 22, 2011

adventures in snow canyon utah

Our family took a trip to southern utah last week, it was so great to spend time with them! Jeremy & his dad were down there to take photos of the landscape to use for their oil paintings.  They would wake up at 4:30am on our trip so that they could get to Zion's National Park or Snow Canyon before sunrise, now that's commitment! and to think,...I was feeling kind of sorry for myself because Ingrid woke me up one morning at 6:45.  These are our adventures in Snow Canyon:


it was a lot of fun for us to climb up on the sandstone
the kiddos weren't too sure about sliding down into this little slot...we finally talked them into it

the only photo we got with all 7 of us together, yeah, that's ingrid, just bein ingrid (eyes crossed just for funsies:)
the girls were actually terrified of climbing through this hole....i don't know why.  but, they put on their smiley faces for the camera
Our favorite part of Snow Canyon is always the sand dunes!  look how much fun it is:
even the adults dug right into this pretty, warm sand. fun stuff!




we found pride rock, it's in southern utah...yes, it's the real pride rock they used in the filming of the lion king, pretty cool, eh?

no trip would be complete without some rock climbing, which i hate, btw. but, i'm a pretty good sport, and i occasionally will climb...here is some proof;
rock climbing in logan canyon, northern utah
 but i prefer the role of belayer!

and the kids had a grand old time



i didn't get a picture of Jeremy in his element (climbing) but, i captured in him in his other element (photographing)

we had an awesome time in southern utah, and can't wait to go back...i kinda wish i lived there, as we have about a foot of snow here in northern utah right now.
i'm so grateful for my awesome family and the time that we have to spend with each other.  i am a very blessed woman!
and i guess i'm grateful for the snow, too...but it's just so cold!!
oh, and some fun (very true) facts about utahn's from jeff foxworthy:
 If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you live in Utah. 
If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Utah 
If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number..., you live in Utah. 
If 'vacation' means going anywhere south of Salt Lake City for the weekend, you live in Utah. 
If you measure distance in hours, you live in Utah. 
If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in Utah. 
If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both unlocked, you live in Utah. 
If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Utah. 
If the speed limit on the highway is 75 mph -- you're going 80, and everyone is still passing you, you live in Utah. 
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Utah. 
If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you live in Utah.
:) xo-danielle

Nov 21, 2011

Music Mondays- Boots: The Killers

I can't believe it's Thanksgiving this week!  I have for you today a great holiday song not only for Christmas but also for Thanksgiving!  The Killers have been putting out a new holiday song every year (since like 2007, i think).. and this one is their best, in my opinion.  It was released last year around this time and it is perfect for this time of year.
Ya know how some songs you have to listen to a few times before you like em? This is one of those songs that you only have to hear once in order to love it.


But, anyway, about Boots...it was directed by Jared Hess, the director of Napoleon Dynamite, and it features Super Bad Brad Prowly, who is actually a real New York street performer.  It begins with a scene from It's a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart on his knees with a softened heart turning to the Lord during his times of trouble.
I really love the lyrics of this song, it's really about trying to make it through difficult times...I want to highlight a few of my favorite lines for you to listen for;

No more troubles,
In this town.
Silent night, for a change.

Brand new year,
Coming up ahead.
You know its been so long,
Since I rang one in

I close my eyes,
Think about the path I took.
Just when I think these times,
Have gotten the best of me.

Do you hear my voice?
Do you know my name?
Light my way,
Lift my head.
Light my way,

Families are together.
Presents piled high.
Frost on all the windows,
What a wonderful night.

So happy they found me,
Loved ones all around me.
Stomp my boots before I go back in



That part "Do you hear my voice? Do you know my name? Light my way, Lift my head. Light my way," gets me every time....and every time is pretty often, because this song is on repeat in my car, and my computer ;)

I heard from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of Ronnie's (the killer's drummer) that, even though the band is on a break, they are going to keep up tradition and release a new holiday song this year, too! Won't that be awesome?!!  In fact, I heard that they are filming their video in Las Vegas today! I almost had my hubby convinced to drive the 8 hours and go see, but....ya know, being a responsible adult trumped those ideas, darn it. 
well, I hope you enjoy the song! it's my newest favorite for the season! let me know your favorites!

about Music Mondays
Each Monday I'd like to share with you a song that I enjoy.
It's a way for me to share what music I'm listening to and, if you have a song or artist you're interested in you can share with me, too!
You can join in with me if you'd like, it's quite fun :)

There are two ways to join me:

1.  Add a Music post to your blog and link back using the Music Monday button (on the right side of the blog)
2. or, just leave a comment here letting me know what music you've been listening to lately, I'd love to hear what's in your ears and get a conversation started about it.  Maybe the music you're listening to might be one of the next Music Monday features

xo-Danielle





Music Mondays with Sugar Blossom Boutique

Nov 18, 2011

instafriday in zions national park

We took a week-long trip to southern utah and I want to share with you my cell phone pics and link up with life rearranged for instafriday
life rearranged
we were a bit nervous the first day when we drove through snow storms and found this: we were hoping for warm, good picture-taking weather!
luckily, it the skies cleared up, but it was still chilly!
I never knew you could find such wildlife in zions park!
and, then there's a real dear we found in springdale
jeremy took a ton (like 4000!) pictures with his good camera, these are just the ones from my cell phone



one day, while the boys were photographing, we took a girl's day and just went shopping in st. george.  Here, the girls are showing off their new color-changing nail polish, aren't they cute?
there were three in a bed, and the little one said "roll over, roll  over"
I'm so glad all three of my kiddos can fit in one bed! we stayed in Salt Lake the last night of our trip so that we could enjoy the pool at the Little America Hotel :)
I don't know what i'll do when we try to stay in a hotel when all the kids are older!
Happy (insta) Friday!
xo-Danielle
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