1.31.2013

LOTM- Decor Style

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Us Ladies of the Mountain are sharing our mountain decor styles/ tips today.
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My style definitely screams "mountain lady" while at the same time is very vintage and eclectic.
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I love color but also like the clear and clean appearance of neutrals.
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I like to use natural elements- wood, leather, metals, cotton, etc.
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My favorite flowers are wildflowers, so I'd love to show them off like this.
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I also love the little things, it's all about the details!
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One day, when I own a home of my own, this is how it will be decorated. Vintage Whimsy/ Rustic Charm/ Eclectic mix.

Be sure to check out the other LOTM and what their styles look like!

Kelley
and this month's guest blogger:
Katie

images via:
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11

1.30.2013

Cool Pants Club

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First, can we just take a second to oo and ah over those mountains in the background?
I hadn't made the patterned pants plunge until Lulu's sent me this pair of pants. I am now a member of the cool pants club. So much fun! The splashes of green, while I wasn't so sure about at first, are my favorite part. You can't tell, but they are also high wasted, which hello, is awesome.
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Be sure to check out my first vacation outfit here
Since I'm going to Florida the weather change is going to be big. I could not be more excited about that. Thank goodness it has warmed up slightly here, we've moved from the 0 degree range to the 20 degree range. When I head to Florida I'll be moving into the 70 degree range! Dreamy.
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This outfit is perfect for traveling. The lightweight blouse gives you the appearance of being pulled together while at the same time it is cool enough for warm weather.
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I hope you all have a wonderful day. Don't worry, I'll be thinking about you all as I have the time of my life with my five and a half BFF's at Disney World!
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P.S. these pants are on sale for $60! Go snag a pair!
P.P.S. if you want to take a small look back at my time working at Disney World, check out this ancient post.

1.29.2013

How to Contour

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Contouring is one of the most important steps in any makeup routine, but I think it scares a lot of people. So here is how I contour, follow these steps and you'll be good to go!
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If that seems like too much for you, just think of it as a 3- forehead to cheekbone to jawline.
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1.28.2013

Mellow Yellow

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Vacation season is upon us, and I always put a lot of thought into my wardrobe choices... or I throw everything I can into my bag. But I've got some really fun outfits for you guys for the next few days.
This outfit is perfect for taking a trip. Flowy light weight tops paired with comfortable jeggings- pull together a comfortable yet chic outfit.
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This bag is perfect for trips as well. Small enough that it's not too heavy to carry around yet large enough to carry the essentials.
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All of these items (besides the shoes and hairbow) can be found at Called To Surf in Provo, Utah. It's a great store for casual yet chic clothing.
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Now, why am I doing a week of vacation wear? That's because... I'm going to Disney World!! That's right, so excited.
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Be sure to check out Called to Surf, especially if you live in the area and can check them out in person!

P.S. If you want a sneak peak of my other vacation wear outfits, tune into The Daily Dish today on ABC 4 at 11am to see me sharing my tips on dressing for trips!

P.P.S. I apologize for my grainy photos. I don't know what's happened...

1.27.2013

Win An HTC One X+

HTC is having me host an awesome giveaway! You can win your very own HTC One X+! This phone is awesome. I'm loving mine!

P.S. Janette is giving one away over on her blog as well!

1.24.2013

Curing Those Winter Blues

I sure do get the doldrums in January, so here's a fun giveaway to cure those winter blues...

1.23.2013

Soldier Hollow

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The other night I went with my church group to a wonderful place called- Soldier Hollow. I don't know a lot of people in my church group, so my sister and her boy were kind enough to come with me. Even though it was 0 degrees or less, we had an absolute blast.
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Soldier Hollow has 5 or 6 different tubing tracks. You hook your tube up to the lift, it pulls you to the top of the very long hill, then you pick your track and head on down! Going down solo is fun but my favorites are always the group runs.
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Some people thought I was crazy for bringing my camera with me, but I wanted to document this fun night! And I'm so glad I did.
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I also love how fast you get going down this hill. Snow spraying in your face, distant "Whoops" of joy, and things that make you laugh so hard your side hurts (like a poor girl who fell down 6 times in a row. She didn't fall hard, so it was ok to think it was funny, yes??).
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Maybe these aren't the best pictures in the world, but I love them just the same.
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My height is always such a novelty. Everyone thought it was so funny how I could almost completely disappear into my tube.
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After we had reached our cold limits, we ran into the lodge for soup, hot chocolate, and donuts. (don't mind that I look extremely scary in this picture)
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If you're ever in Utah during the winter, Soldier Hollow is a must do.
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1.22.2013

Dutch Braids

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This one is really simple. There's only one step that is the trick to this, it's starting the braid much higher than you would if you had long hair.
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If you try it out, let me know! You can see me wearing this hairdo in this picture...

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1.21.2013

Accessorized

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Last week I was able to be on The Daily Dish to share some of the ways I like to make every day accessories unique. The one in the picture above is one of my favorites. The twenties and Chanel, so classic. You can find that post HERE.
You can find the bow post HERE.
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And this one HERE.
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And of course, you all know my favorite accessory, this scarf. You can find the tutorial HERE.
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I didn't do a great job of showing this one in the video, but I love sticking elastic headbands under my collar. You can find that post HERE (it's a really old guest post).
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1.19.2013

Just So You Know

My blog URL is now www.gentrileeblog.com

and my portfolio site will be www.gentrilee.com. You can click over now, but there's nothing there yet. :)

A Fresh Start

My husband and I are refreshing our bodies this year by eating gluten and sugar free!
 I'm ready to take care of myself: mentally, physically, intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally so I can get the most out of life!
 I am leaving behind all the worries of last year and focusing on the present.. and having fun and carefree moments!
 I am planning to makeover our bedroom to be a sanctuary for rest-- with a new baby, rest is rare!
 My diet was pretty neglected last year, so this year I'm getting a fresh start by eating healthier & drinking more water!
 This year I am making more time for recreational activity as an outlet from school so I can stay positive and feel healthy!
For my fresh new start, I'm going to begin to savor each and every moment and live life to its fullest.
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