Thursday, January 31, 2013

DIY: Paint Swatches for Valentines Day Gifts

Oh what a beautiful Friday it is today! Who is ready for the weekend? i used to always look forward to the weekends, because it all started on Friday's for me. Since i started working from home, it feels like my weekends start on Monday's. Seeing that i work on the weekends from home, it has turned my world upside down. But i love it, i love my job.

So can you believe Valentine's day is just in a couple of weeks? Boy, time is flying this year. Since Valentine's day is just around the corner, today i wanted to show you a little project i worked on over (my weekend) it's super simple, and cute. All i used was, paint swatches, i have tons, a heart shape puncher, which you can get in any craft store, i used my coupon so i got it for 50% off! yay!! And a simple frame, got mine at IKEA.

My little Handsome Man loves this puncher

Ta Da!

What do you think? It's quick, it's simple, and so cute. I made one for each of my sister's. I love V-day. The decorations and colors are sooo girly, and sooo sweet! 
I love using paint swatches, as you can tell, i have used them for various things, hehe.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a terrific weekend!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Washi Tape Cords

Goooooood Morning Monday lovers! It's a good day, although the streets are covered in snow, the beautiful sunshine and blue skies are smiling down on us.
i love Washi Tape, and i always get thinking of ways to use it, because i am obsessed, but not exactly using it. So today i thought i'd share one of the little ways i use it. The hubs and i always get mixed up with our cords, and which one is who's, sounds dumb, considering they are both the exact same thing.

So to solve our marital problems, and give the cords a pop of color, i decided washi tape was the perfect solution.

Ta Da...
I get the awesome orange, and he gets the cool blue/green.

Just a fun start for a colorful week!

Friday, January 25, 2013

GIVEAWAY Winner + Organization Inspiration

Thank you all so much for entering the GIVEAWAY. This being the first giveaway Delicious Spaces sponsored, I am proud to announce the Winner. Congratulations to Roci Abalos! I hope this gorgeous pattern gives your little girls room a pop of color.  Thank you so much for your comments, and I challenge you all to go and decorate with beautiful paper. Don't forget to stop by and show me your projects.
Do any of you ever have one of those days when you just want to organize something, but you're not sure what exactly? although you could use all the organizing there is? Well, it turns out i am having one of those days today, even though i have so much i need to do, i just feel like looking at pretty pictures for inspiration, than breaking it down to sections that i will start working on. So for the sake of organization inspiration, and with the weekend coming up. i though i'd share with you, my readers, some of my favorite inspiration, from my boards on pintrest
Look how beautifully arranged everything is under the sink.
This is what I'm talking about, pull the sliding drawers out and pick a bag, shoe, or accesorry.

Everything fits perfectly, color coded, and so warm and fresh.

I love, love how organic this pantry looks, those banana leaf baskets are gorgeous and perfect for food storage.

Take it to the next level, and use clar containers and dividers for the inside of your fridge, how blissful your life will be.

I hope all this eye candy made you go out and get some tools to organize your delicious spaces. it made me wanna leave right now. Have a wonderful weekend my friends.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Last Day To Enter GIVEAWAY Inspiration

It's Wednesday, today is the last day to Enter the GIVEAWAY!!! If you cannot figure out how to enter the GIVEAWAY, makesure you become a follower. If you are on an Iphone and cannot figure it out, scroll to the bottom of your screen by the HOME button and click on {View Web Version} Once off the Mobile Version you will be able to see the followers button to your right, and become a follower. Next leave a comment, if it will not allow you to leave comments, leave a comment as anonymous.
If you cannot think of any reason to enter the GIVEAWAY, and win this gorgeous adhesive paper by MacBeth Collections, here are a few good reasons as to why you should enter the GIVEAWAY. Welcome to Inspiration Wednesday.
Why not give that dated, and unwanted headboard a makeover, by giving it a fresh cover up.
Cover the back of a beautiful display cabinet.

Why didn't I think of this? Use it on your wall and give it a unique trim.

Or freshen up your closet, this closet looks gorgeous in this pattern. sigh..
How about turning an old cookie sheet into a luxurious Tray?
Ok, I am in heaven every time I see this gorgeous idea, not only are they using decorative paper on the cabinet door, but the cute tray is both functional, and fun!
Use it on your grandmothers antique piece, with a fresh coat of
 paint and some cute backdrop paper, it will liven up your space.
Or your daughter's IKEA closet. See what a unique piece it turns it into?
How about covering the inside of your drawers? Just the right pop of color to brighten up your day at the office, or in the kitchen.
Top it all off with a new look for your beside table, coffee table, or any type of table. Isn't this idea darling?
The possiblities are endless!! I hope you all get a chance to enter the GIVEAWAY!! You have till tonight midnight to enter. Good luck, and have fun!
To Enter the GIVEAWAY, click HERE!
Love all my followers, and new followers.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Reader Inspiration Help: Decorating the Mantel

It's Monday, and it's a good day here in the Salt Lake Valley. Over the weekend, I had a reader ask me, how can I decorate my mantel? I have no idea what to do with a mantel, can you help?

Thanks so much for submitting your question, I know decorating a mantel can be tricky, nerve wrecking, and so frustrating. How do you decorate an every day, casual mantel? There's holiday mantels, and super fancy and elegant mantels, in castles and mansions. But how about your average every day, mantel? It can be challenging when decorating your mantel.

Here are a few elements to creating your Triangle.

1. You need a Center Piece, weather it be a big mirror, or a piece of art. Having a big statement piece will make your mantel the focal point. 

Look at this awesome Decal, what a great idea!


Or this awesome statement piece of art.

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2. Add Movement. What is movement? Movement is an important element in design, it will create excitement to your eyes, and will keep the eyes roaming. Movement provides interest, and hopefully curiosity. For example, how about a group of diagonal candles. Or pretty vases of different sizes?


3. Add Visual Weight opposite to movement, to counter balance movement.  This will create your Triangle.


 4. Layer. Layering will create depth, and a story within your display. Use books, decorations, picture frames to layer, in between, to the left, to the right. This will end your Triangle.

Remember when Executing your Mantel Display, you must make a TRIANGLE!

This is one of my favorite Executions ever!

Don't Forget the GIVEAWAY ends Wednesday, January 23

Enter to Win HERE


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Book Case Makeover + GIVEAWAY!!!

It's finally the weekend, and who isn't ready for a GIVEAWAY!

Firstly, i would like to show off my latest project, i have been dying for some bookshelves so that i can display pictures, books, and finally put some order in my living room. As you may have read in the past, we moved last month, it was a crazy move, but not too shabby, we moved upstairs from a basement into the upstairs of a house. We totally love it, and feel more liberated in a more spacious setting. After our move, i immediately started training for my new job, so with the move, the holidays and my new job in training, you can imagine how little time, or none at all, i had to clean, organize, and decorate. So that being said, now that i am all done with training, and the New Year just beginning, i am free to pick up where i left of, and start the new year off, with more projects, more organizing, and more decorating, my favorite part of the year!

So, our first project this year, of course involves this beautiful self-adhesive paper i picked up at home goods, one of my favorite stores, ever!!
 i fell in love with this paper as soon as i saw it and immediately grabbed a few, to say the least.

And these super awesome and very inexpensive bookshelves we picked up at Target.

 I have to tell you, we have been shopping for some cute and affordable bookshelves for quite sometime, but nothing seemed to be hitting the spot. They were either very affordable, but not very tasteful, or very tasteful, and so not affordable. So when we saw these babies, we just had to have them. I feel very excited about this makeover, because not only did it create a more unique, and colorful look, but i made it my own. So keep in mind, when looking for a piece of furniture, do not give up! Keep seeking, searching, and ye shall find! And make it your own, this will make it a very unique piece, in itself.
Like so!

i am still searching for some bookcase styling inspiration. More updates coming up.


So, that being said! In honor of this awesome makeover,
 i am thrilled and proud to announce that we will be having our very first Giveaway, ever!! i would like to announce that i will be giving away this gorgeous set of Macbeth Self-Adhesive paper, with the cutest pattern ever, it's exactly the same pattern i used, except in pink! Yay, who doesn't love some cute symetric pattern, in pink?


~Rules for Entering the GIVEAWAY~

1. You must become a Delicious Spaces Follower if you're not already.
2. Leave a comment, mentioning what you would do if you win this product.

For a second shot at winning, and entering your name twice.

The Winner will be selected randomly by me, and will be notified by e-mail.

This Giveaway Ends in 5 Days, Wednesday January 23!

Thank you for entering, and good luck!
P.S. This is in no way sponsored by macbeth collections, or is affiliated with this giveaway. I was not paid or swayed to write this post. No purchase necessary to win. Sweepstakes/Giveaways are open only to {US Residents}, of at least {18 years of age.} The duration of the giveaway is specified within the post. The number of eligible entriest received and total prizes available determines the odds of winning. Multiple entrants are not permitted. Winners will be selected randomly, and will be announced the week of the giveaway end date within the original giveaway post. The giveaway winner will be notified by email. If winner fails to reply to notification within {one week} prize will be forfeited. In the event of forfeited prize, a second winner will be selected randomly. By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Delicious Spaces from against an claim or cause of action, including death, damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the promotion.

Technical Issue...

It's Thursday, and a technical issue has recently been reported to me. Apparently the Followers box to the right, has not been appearing on my blog for quite sometime since the month started, I do aplogize to my new readers and visitors, i hope it's been fixed, and you are able to follow, please don't hesitate to notify me of any other weird issues you may encounter. Thanks again, lovely readers.


P.S. Don't forget to come back Tomorrow for our First Ever Giveaway!


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Woman's Day February 2013 in the making

Happy Wednesday Everyone, i still can't believe it, my little man and i are in the Woman's Day Magazine, for the February Issue!

The whole thing seemed so surreal, and i am still in shock that i was featured next to my girl Paula Deen, well...maybe not next to her per se, but we are both in the same issue :) As i promised on Monday, i am going to share the behind the scenes experience, it was amazing, i don't even know where to start.

Whenever i started working on my armoire, i never, not once in a million years did i think or expect my project to appear and be featured in a woman's magazine. Yes, i blog and every home/garden  bloggers dream is to be recognized and go big in a magazine or a Nate Berkus show, right? Yes, well that has been my private fantasy for the past year, to appear in a super amazing magazine, or to be contacted by Nate, hey we would like to invite you to the show, you have amazing talent and you are designer worthy. Well, like that would ever happen right? Well, it did! Nate didn't contact me though, but guess who did? Ayn-Monique! She is the home editor of the Woman's Day Magazine, oh my gosh!!! One Thursday morning last October i was checking my email on my iphone, and i see this strange looking email with the title, magazine feature. i quickly opened it, read,


I came across your blog and love your desk armoire project! I don't know if you've seen it, but our "Organize It" column in Woman's Day features "real" women with spaces they've done over themselves (you can find a few examples on our website here:

I would love to consider your space for our magazine's February issue. If you're interested, then next step would be to set up an interview and photo shoot so we could turn it into a story. The only thing I have to make sure of is that your space has not been featured in a competitor magazine and that you're not affiliated with another publication.

Let me know if you are interested. Looking forward to hearing from you, and I hope so!



What does this mean?!? so many questions poped into my head, is this for real?It has to be a scam! But there was a phone number, an email address and a NY address at the end of the email. Oh my gosh!!! I quickly called, and sure enough, it was no scam! Ayn-Monique answered the phone, we spoke for about 5 mins. She wanted to feature me on the magazine!!! I couldn't believe it, my heart was pounding so heavily, after i hung up the phone with her i quickly called my hubs to tell him the news, i was going nuts!!

2 weeks later Edmund Barr showed up at my door (he photographs a lot of the homes for BHG Magazine) I felt so honored!! Wow, an amazing photographer, and his assistant Samantha Mitchell, than comes the Makeup Artist Kathy Varga. Gee, I felt so special! They were there pretty much the whole day, a week before Halloween, and Nolan and I were being photographed for a magazine feature. It truly was surreal, my tiny living room was turned into a photo studio, we had to move my armoire because he needed enough space to shoot the armoire with the correct lighting. I made new friends, got a little taste of what goes on behind the scenes magazine features, and how much fun they are.

Nolan was having a blast with everyone!
Sam was soo nice, and she lives here in Utah now.
The whole experience was wonderful, it was so laid back, so relaxing, so fun, it was all about me! I was super nervous, I'm not going to lie, did I look good enough? Is my house clean enough? Are the decorations in the perfect spot? What if there isn't enough refreshments? Will they feel cramped in my tiny little basement apartment? Are they hot? cold?

Kathy was kind enough to makesure I looked good for the shoot!

Edmund is super talented, and his equipment was top notch!
Talk about a real photographer!

The people i got to meet were awesome!! they were all so nice, and so cool, i wish they had stayed forever! haha i am super grateful for this experience, i seriously never thought in a million years, that my dream of being in a magazine would ever come true, right away!! i mean, i'm only 24 and only been blogging for 10 months, how much better can it get?

i want to give a special thanks to Edmund Barr for his amazing photography talent, Samantha Mitchell for being a super cool still producer and new friend. Kathy Varga for doing my hair and makeup, and ironing my clothes hehe she was beautiful! Roni Martin, she is an incredible photo editor and producer, thank you for being on top of things and making sure everything turned out perfect! Sara Williams, great Creative Director, thank you for making sure all of our information got put on there correctly, and a special Thank you to Ayn-Monique, Home Editor for Woman's Day Magazine, if it wasn't for you, my biggest dream would have not come true last year and this year. Thank you for reaching out to me.

Well folks, there you have it, the experience of a lifetime, these amazing people made my day and my year. I also want to thank my awesome readers, thank you for following me, i hope to keep growing, and hope you grow with me. And for my soon to be readers, i welcome you, in the hopes you stay and participate, i love meeting new people. So lets be friends.

Stay tuned an awesome project reveal this weekend, plus a 1st time giveaway!