The Rising Empress

My girls had the opportunity to be involved with a focus group for The Rising Empress. I was so impressed with the products. If you haven’t heard of it it’s a book of fairy tales, with trading cards for young girls. It’s beautifully illustrated, and is a tremendous way for girls to interact as they collect the different Empresses and their powers. The stories also instill important values, and encourage young girls to believe in themselves, love themselves, find their talents, and be kind to others. As they collect the cards they can go onto the Rising Empress website and research the empresses and find ways to turn the evil ones good again. This is something you won’t want to miss. It’s a great gift this holiday season!

Here is a short video about it. Rising Empress Video     

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Two Great Children’s Books

I stumbled across these two books at the library this week and I wanted to share them with you just in case you didn’t know about them either.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Very funny story about a boy named Duncan. “Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.” Great gift for any child since most of them have a box of crayons. I think they find it funny imagining their own box of crayons may have feelings.

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Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Peter Reynolds also wrote the Little Pea and the Little Hoot which are family favorites. Ish is about a boy named Ramon who is a “creative spirit that learns that thinking “ish-ly” is far more wonderful than getting it right.” Ish really touched me because it’s about a boy who likes to draw and how comments from his brother make him second guess his skills. I think we can all relate to second guessing our skills. As an artist I have felt this way before. I do remember an art teacher I had years ago that told me it’s about making my work of art look like a painting or a drawing rather than like a photograph which is a little like the Ish-way of thinking. Perfect gift for a child that likes art.Screenshot 2014-12-05 16.59.42

Exquisite House for Sale In Olympus Cove

Exquisite house for sale in Olympus Cove! This house was completely remodeled in 2011. The owners took great pride in their house while they remodeled making sure everything was done right. They put in a state of the art kitchen with gorgeous stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a fantastic picture window above the sink. All of the cabinetry in the house was custom-made by Millcreek Cabinets. The home has solid wood floors in the upstairs and the stairs, and railings are also custom-built for this house. New windows, roof and hardy plank was put on exterior of home. There are 2 wood burning fireplaces in the home that are plumed for gas. The owners put in a Kinetico soft water system that will be staying with the home and a brand new wireless climate control system. Don’t miss the big, gorgeous, private backyard with mature trees that is great for entertaining! This house is close to shopping, schools, mountains and great access to downtown with the freeway nearby. This house is move in ready! It has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2 great family rooms and an incredible backyard for $429,900.

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If you would like more information on this property or have any questions regarding real estate, contact me at andrea.summerhays@gmail.com.

Fantastic Condo in Murray For Sale

Come check out this fantastic one bedroom, one bath condo in Murray for $85,000! It has new paint and flooring throughout the house, a huge bedroom and walk in closet. A new water heater, washer and dryer were also installed new this year. All the appliances will stay in the home including the washer, dryer and refrigerator. The community has a pool, tennis court and park. Don’t miss out on this great condo for yourself or as an investment property. It’s located close to the freeway, shopping, restaurants and the mountains.

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Stunning Twin Home Rambler

Stunning rambler built by Ivory Homes just 3 years ago in Cottonwood Heights! Looks like a model home and its immaculate. Granite throughout the home, stainless steel appliances and the refrigerator is included. Master bedroom, den and family room on the main floor and a large guest bedroom in the basement. A third bedroom in the basement is not finished yet. Currently it’s being used as an exercise room. It has two family rooms, one up and one down. The homeowners association takes care of all the yard and exterior maintenance. This house is a must see priced at $339,900!

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Price Reduction!

Location, location, location! Gorgeous 2-story home in exclusive New Haven community now listed for $599,000. It has a community swimming pool, tennis court and grassy common area. Quiet cul-de-sac, totally updated gourmet kitchen with state of the art appliances, granite throughout the home, wood floors, tons of natural light, plantation shutters and open floor plan. Newer carpet, roof, and paint. House is positioned close to common areas. Perfect location in Holladay, close to schools, shopping, freeways and 4 major ski resorts.

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Do You Know How to Choose the Right Rug Size?

I think choosing the right rug size for a room is tricky. Rugs are a huge investment and so we often choose the smaller one to save a dollar or five hundred dollars!

I like Emily Henderson’s advice on choosing the right rug. Check it out HERE!Screenshot 2014-03-28 16.39.00

DIY with Natalme

I have been friends with Natalie Wright for a very long time and it seems she has always had a creative mind. When we were in high school she was already a great photographer and she had a super cool sense of style. In college we were roommates and she wallpapered our apartment with Christmas wrapping paper and strung lights as a border making it all the rage for the holidays.

Her blog never ceases to amaze me. Here are just a few of her awesome ideas:

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Price Reduction!

This gorgeous 2-story house has been reduced to $649,000. Don’t miss out on this fantastic neighborhood. Houses rarely come on the market!

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Gorgeous 2-Story Home for Sale

Gorgeous 2-story home in exclusive New Haven community! It’s located in a quiet cul-de-sac with an updated gourmet kitchen and state of the art stainless steel appliances. There is granite throughout the home, wood floors, tons of natural light, plantation shutters and an open floor plan. Newer carpet, roof, and paint. The house is positioned close to the private New Haven swimming pool, tennis court and grassy common area. It has 5 bedrooms (4 upstairs), 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 family rooms and a formal dining room. It’s 4593 square feet and listed at $699,000.

Stop by and check it out tomorrow for the OPEN HOUSE!

Saturday March 15 from 11-2:00 pm. 6227 S. Haven Moor Circle (1685 E.), Murray, Utah.

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