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Popcorn Popping: A Tulle Easter Look

Hello Tuesday! My name is Emily Smith from fashion blog Lovely Deseret! Blush pink may just be the best thing to ever happen to spring style! A blush pink tulle skirt has found its way into my closet and I’m so excited about this pastel Easter look!Blush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam PhotographyWhen I was little my mom taught me a song that the little kids at my church sing about spring blossoms, it goes like this: “I looked out the window and what did I see? Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!” So I grew up absolutely loving spring blossoms (and they do look a little bit like popcorn!) So for this easter look I could think of nothing better than posing beneath the largest collection of spring blossoms that I could find at the Utah State Capitol. My amazing photographer Diana Putnam Photography of course did an amazing job, ah what would I do without her!

This blush pink tulle skirt is absolutely perfect! I found it at Downeast Basics (one of my all-time favorite shops!) From it’s flattering knee-length A-line shape to it’s 6-layers of fluffy tulle and elastic waist, it’s stealing the show this spring as far as my easter looks go! Because of the poofiness of the tulle skirt, I really wanted to wear it with a tighter top to accentuate my waist and create a pretty A-line shape. (Although I styled a tulle skirt with a button-up top a few moths ago and it was super cute too!) I found this darling geometric printed top and tassel bag at Downeast in the same shopping trip last week; I tried them all on together and couldn’t bear to split them up! I found these tan wedges at Charlotte Russe (Buy 2 get the second pair for $10, so yes, that means there’s a second pair of wedges hitting the blog soon!) This combination of different textures, prints, and fabrics makes this so much fun to both wear and see!Blush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam PhotographyBlush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam PhotographyBlush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam PhotographyBlush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam PhotographyBlush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam Photography

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To read the extended version of this post with more photos of this look by Diana Putnam Photography, visit my fashion blog, Lovely Deseret.

I’m so excited to be sharing a new look with you every week here on Idieh Design! Till next Tuesday!

Emily

A peek into pink puddle’s art studio

Hey everyone!  I am so excited to be teaming up with idieh design as an art contributor! I have some tips and tricks up my sleeve that I am looking forward to sharing will you all.  Hopefully, I can even inspire some of you to pick up your own brush and get creative! Being my first post, I thought I would start off by introducing you to where the magic happens; my studio space.  Let’s get crackalackin’!

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Welcome to my eclectic space or as others may call it, a nook in my living room. I wouldn’t describe my studio as something you would see out of a Martha Stewart magazine but it inspires me to paint day after day. It is important to situate your space in a way that screams you and not someone else. I decided to put my office and studio space in one area because I find myself most productive this way. I also have a separate space for oil painting hidden in the cave of wonders a.k.a. my side garage.

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Oil painting is very messy and me being messy to begin with makes for one wild ride, so outside my oil paint with remain.

Now let’s venture back inside to my spunky space. When the going gets rough I stay amped by looking at my inspiration wall, right above my painting space.

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I display pieces that encourage me to keep working hard every day. One of my favorites is the “Don’t quit your day dream” piece (made by the amazing Letter Craft) because it is unique and it keeps me hustling! I encourage you all to splash your space with inspiration! Like how I threw in a painting pun? Haha!

Below my ridiculously rad wall is my painting area.

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The scattered paints and brushes may look like a mess at first glance but trust me, everything has a place. With every project, my palettes grow brighter and more colorful, aging wonderfully like a big cheese. I must say that this new space accommodates all my needs. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention before expanding into my current space, I was curled up like a mole in a hole in my foyer, confined to a 3 x 3 table. I’m not complaining it got the job done!  Now I am snug in my new spot and more productive than ever!

Remember to live your style through your own unique space. Now it is time to roll up my sleeves, turn on some Beyonce,  and work my brush!

Keep creating,

Rach

4 Epic Email Tricks For The On-the-Go #GirlBoss

I know for many of us, there are not enough hours in the day to deal with everything we want to do. On the outside, we radiate #girlboss, but it can be a struggle to keep up with everything we have going on. Personally, between my job, yoga, my blog and doing everything I can to help my child husband get through medical school – I could use a life assistant! Especially when it comes to all the emails I get for each of these areas of my life.

However, if you’re like me and are saddled with those oh so lovely student loans and other realities, hiring someone to help you out isn’t really feasible. BUT, I’ve discovered four epic email tricks that will be like having your own virtual assistant, but for much less!

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  • Background: Have you ever looked at a text message, meant to respond and then forgotten about it? Have you ever done that with an email as well? If you answered yes to both questions (and I am SO raising my hand on this one), then Gmail’s snooze feature is your new best friend.
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  • What It Does:
    • Allows you, after you open an email message, to hit a “snooze” button.
    • Then select when you want to hear from this email again (minutes, hours or days later)
    • When that self-selected “snooze” ends, there will be a reminder that you need to deal with that original email.
  • Cost: Free!
  • Email Providers It Works With: Gmail Only :( // You can download here

 

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  • Background: Great email, wrong time to send it? (i.e. I want to wait and send it first thing the next morning, to make sure someone looks at it or I don’t want my bosses to know I was working late into the night or on the weekends)
  • What it Does:  You can compose an email whenever you want and set it in the app to send it out at a later date.
    • It also allows you to get a reminder after a certain period of time if there is no response to the email you sent.
  • Cost: Unlimited plans for Gmail start at 4.99 a month or a onetime $29.95 fee for Outlook

 

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  • Background: My problem in my job is that I need to follow up with people to make sure things are going as planned. Previously, I was putting items in my Google Calendar that would pop up and remind me. A better solution? Followup.cc
  • What It Does: BCC yourself the day or length of time you want a reminder to pop up for that email.
    • EX: You can email 2d@followup.cc if you want a reminder in two days or you could say monday@followup.cc if you want the reminder on Monday.
    • BONUS? If you want the email to pop up to a group of people as a reminder to them as well as yourself about a meeting or other important event, you can do the same thing, just include the email in the CC field (instead of BCC).
  • Cost: Plans start at $4 a month for up to 25 reminders (and go up from there).
  • Email Providers: All! Download here.

 

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  • Background: I often make a note on a piece of paper, and then often lose that paper or am somewhere else later on, without access to it. This app solves all of that!
  • Recommended byThe Muse (a career website that is AWESOME)
  • What It Does:  For this inbox (and sanity) saver, you can add notes and tags to all your email messages.
  • Cost: Free!
  • Email Providers: Gmail only :( // You can download here

I hope all of these apps help add some organization to your life and streamline your workload so you can focus on the things that matter. Let me know if I’m missing any awesome apps in the comments below or if you’ve tried these apps, let me know your thoughts! (And just as an FYI, I’m not getting any kind of kickbacks or compensation for supporting these apps – I just really think they are that good!)

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New faces: what’s the big idieh? new blog contributors

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Something we’ve been working on for a while is adding new personalities and perspectives to our blog. The day is finally here and we have some faces to introduce you to as new blog contributors! You’ll see their posts weekly on what’s the big idieh? so here is a little intro into the newest idieh rockstars:

Mollie Sheperdson / Fashion

I’m a Midwestern girl currently living out my dreams in NYC. I grew up with a keen eye for style, and with the encouragement of friends and family, A Stylish Side Project was born. When I’m not blogging, I’m working my day job in corporate retail. A few of my favorite things (besides fashion, of course) are my dog Daisy, rose macarons, Pure Barre, and coffee.

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Sami Davis / Home Decor, Parties, Organization and Business 

Hi there! I’m Sami Davis – Blogger, DIY-er, Paper Lover, & Ice Cream Addict. I currently reside in SoCal, ​taking advantage of the too-good-to-be-true weather and jumping up to travel at every chance I get. My blogging adventure just started this year with The Unexpected Type, a place where I started to share my design tips, recipes, & unexpected projects after launching a career in Fashion PR. Sharing moments with readers and watching inspiration strike is one of the greatest things to experience—I can only hope to stay on the same path and keep creating! I’m beyond excited and humbled to be a part of the what’s the big idieh? contributor team and can’t wait to see what this adventure holds!

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Maureen Luyun / Style, Beauty and Lifestyle 

My name is Maureen and I’m a writer, traveler, and brunch enthusiast laughing way too loudly in Texas. If I’m not voraciously turning the pages of the latest celebrity memoir or an empowering entrepreneurial read, I’m probably learning a new skill for a DIY project. I took a detour from teaching high school English to pursue a career in online media and graphic design, and I’ve written for Brit + Co and Bustle. I’m is always on the hunt for the next story to tell or the latest beauty product to try. I wholeheartedly believe in sending handwritten notes, and my obsession with stationery and paper goods is out of control. Shopping (online and off) is my cardio, and like Kanye West once tweeted, sometimes I get emotional over fonts.

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Amanda Oliver / Organization 

Hey ya’ll! I’m Amanda, a late 20-something woman living in the Southeast with big dreams and an entrepreneurial spirit. I love organizing, fashion, travel, reading, my puppy and current events. If I ever won the lottery, I would spend it traveling the world (after I paid off my hefty law school loans). By day, I work as an executive director of a non-profit, but by night I blog over at The Color Coded Life. My blog is where I try to manage all the areas of my crazy journey in life with color coding. I hope my enthusiasm for all my different passions shines through to inspire, organize and help you enjoy your life as well! I’m so excited to be a weekly contributor here at the idieh design blog and hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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Rachel Eskandari / Art 

Hey Everyone! My name is Rachel and I am a fine artist living in Phoenix, AZ. I specialize in a variety of painting mediums; watercolor, acrylic, gouache and oil. After graduating with a bachelor of fine arts I explored a number of different career paths that eventually led me back to what I love doing the most; painting. In 2014  I took a leap of faith and started Pink Puddle Studio to pursue my artwork and creative passions, full-time.  I can’t put a price tag on waking up each morning knowing that I am able to throw paint on a canvas for a living.  My painting style is whimsical with a touch of edge and I enjoy combining figures with a variety of different elements. Being a pinterest fanatic has really inspired me to explore my subject matter. I am eager to learn and find adventures where they are least expected to be found.  Two thoughts I always try to keep present are to live in the moment (I still struggle with this) and fight for what you love in life. It is difficult to put into words what a whirlwind this journey has been for me so far, and to be honest, I wouldn’t trade it for all the peanut butter cups in the world!

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Emily Smith / Fashion, Home Decor

Emily Smith is a fashion blogger based in the suburbs of beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. Her fashion blog Lovely Deseret is known for it’s classy, modest looks that are never lacking in the sparkle dept! Emily remembers the exact moment she found “her people” when she accidentally stumbled upon her first blogging event a year ago; she’s been blogging ever since! Emily graduated from the Advertising Program at Brigham Young University. At 21-years-old she volunteered 18 months as an LDS missionary in Guatemala where she served the people, shared her beliefs, and learned to love all things black beans and Spanish. After that she married the cutest guy ever in the Manti Temple (look it up, it looks like a castle!) 2 years ago this April! Emily now works remotely for a naming firm in San Francisco called Eat My Words while her husband is studying to be a high school teacher and football coach. In her free time Emily enjoys anything creative, usually including one or all of the following: spray painting anything gold, hanging out with her 5 sisters, eating candy, and of course blogging! Emily’s dream is to continue working from home as a freelance creative while raising her future kids (hopefully in a cute little home they build together where she can decorate, throw little get-togethers, and turn a spare room into a dream closet) and continue her fashion blogging.

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Breanna Thomas / Beauty, Skin, Makeup

Hi, I’m Breanna! For well over a decade I’ve been enhancing the lives of women one fabulous face at a time. My wish is for all women to have complete confidence in themselves, feel pretty, radiate, and absolutely LOVE their skin. While makeup is tons of fun & you’ll certainly find me sharing my top tips & tricks for creating stunning color combos and some of the loveliest looks, my goal is always to empower women to enhance their true beauty rather than feeling need to cover it up. I’m a Licensed Aesthetician, Professional Make-Up Artist, Eye Brow Design Expert, owner of the boutique skincare practice Healthy Skin AZ, and creator of the soon to launch natural yet remarkably effective skin care & makeup line… Breanna Thomas HEALTHY SKIN AND BEAUTY. I’m a firm believer that a large component of healthy skin & radiant beauty comes from within. Anyone who’s met with me for in-office skincare visits, makeup applications, long distance consultations, or taken any of my classes knows that healthy diet, stress management, overall health, wellness, and fitness tips will most defintiely be shared. These are all vastly important contributing factors to one’s inner & outer glow. Most of the women I work with are still dealing with periodically problematic skin while at the same time starting to notice the signs of aging. I couldn’t be more passionate about helping women achieve the skin of their dreams by focusing on true skin health, because healthy skin is beautiful!

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Look out for posts from these all-star contributors throughout the week on what’s the big idieh? !

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3 DIY Easter Crafts

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Easter is filled with baskets, bright colors, bold patterns…oh, and DIY Easter crafts! In other words, a combination of all of things happy. With the latest projects I created with my Cricut Explore™, you’ll have your little ones oo-ing and aw-ing at how creative the Easter bunny is for weeks to come after the annual egg hunt.

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On Easter morning, show your kiddos how busy the Easter bunny has been by leaving his tracks all over the house. Mark a pathway with these adorable bunny footprints leading up to the kids’ Easter baskets. Its as easy as print, cut, lay for these bunny prints utilizing the new Cricut® “Print Then Cut” feature! MAKE IT NOW

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Egg decorating is one of many favorite holiday traditions because you get to be creative with each egg coming out a little different than the last. To add to your egg decorating, use these colorful yet functional egg holders to display your creations, all while showing who the artist is! MAKE IT NOW

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Once it’s time for the annual egg hunt, use these bright-colored Easter yard signs to give directions for where the Easter bunny left his eggs. The kids will go wild over these signs! MAKE IT NOW

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Have so much fun making these to-die-for Easter additions:

It’s so easy to create with CRICUT EXPLORE

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This post was created in partnership with Cricut. All content and opinions are that of my own! We only promote brands we heart.

A Day in the Life with Brooke Carrico

Today we wanted to share with you one of our favorite social influencers known as @brookecarrico on Instagram! Brooke is sharing her favorite Idieh Shop products with us today and we are so excited to introduce her today.

This past year has been one of the most exciting and most successful for me. I have become someone people look up to and inspire to be (so I have been told) and today you get to see why! Everyday the first thing I do is well, check Instagram! Instagram may seem silly to some but it has made me define myself in a positive and beneficial way. Today you get to (finally) see the face behind the camera and how it is done. My essentials for everyday-instagraming is My Style Profile and everyday to-do list (which is pictured). My life may be interesting to some and to others it isn’t so much important. One thing I have learned from Instagram each and every day is post impact people, for example,  a picture of flowers – it can make someone’s day! Your instagram defines you and shows who you are make it bright, fun and YOU! Which is my primary goal of my Instagram success!

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Favorite Idieh Shop items Brooke loves?

Thank you so much Brooke for sharing a peek of your day with us!

Now tell us – who do you love following on Instagram?

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