Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Storage Galore At The Container Store!

It's finally open! Fashion Place mall in Murray has added it to their places to shop and its so fantastic. They had a grand opening weekend on October 15th, started at 10am. Tony & I got there shortly after 10 and surprisingly it was not crazy crowded. There were a lot of people but you could move around fairly well in the aisles, etc.

 I was so excited to actually go IN to this store. There was one in Arizona but I never went. I have been on the website a handful of times, admiring all the storage options.

Super cute bird hooks, I love anything with birds!

If I had kids these would be fun to have so they could stash their gear either in the garage or a mud room.

Tony liked this squeezy measuring cup

So many hangers in so many colors!

I liked these clear storage containers

These bouncy seats were also fun. I dont know how long I would be comfortable sitting on one though.

A great organizing setup right here

Of course I had to find anything that was owl and I love this wrapping paper!

I also loved this teal wrapping paper with glitter circles

This would be handy to have for all my gadgets

This wall has magnets behind it and different things to hang on the wall for storage. So fun!

Relaxing for a moment on a neat bungee chair
It was surprisingly comfortable

Here is a bit better picture of the bungee chair but it does kind of blend in to the background

I super liked this item because at the time my hair dryer was way back under the sink and I recently got a new flatiron that has been hanging out on the counter.

After dinner that evening, Tony & I went back and I got the 'style station' and it has helped so much in my bathroom! It has a space in the back for cords and it can sit on a counter or hang over a bar/towel rack. It fits perfectly and I am so glad I got it!

What is something you would want to get from the Container Store to help organize your life?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Girls Night Out , Erins Night Out

I found a contest on a blog to enter to win tickets for Erin's Night Out, hosted by 100.7 FM which is a radio station I sometimes listen to. I thought I would enter to win and actually ended up getting an email saying that I had won 4 tickets! It turned out that we were supposed to be going to Albuquerque for the balloon fiesta but that got canceled pretty much last minutes - the day we were supposed to go - because of stormy weather. We ended up staying in SLC and I was able to go to this after all! My sister Laura and I went but we were not able to find anyone to use the other 2 tickets. 

I had to get 4 new tires on my car (a story for another day) and when I got done, I picked up Laura and we headed to the event. It was in a hotel and not in downtown SLC like I had thought. I had not looked at the details of the event too closely because I didnt think I would be able to go.


First we went to the room that had vendors set up and shopping. Shopping! So fun even if it was just looking and no buying. We did get free water bottles from RC Willey which was nice.


I paid $5 to get my nails painted. Since we got there a little later, the pedicure sign up sheet was full until the end of the night. Disappointing! I could have gotten a henna tattoo but there were about 10 people in line in front of me and we didnt have all night that we could spend waiting for things.

We did get some yummy dipped treats - they had marshmallows with 3 different kinds of chocolate. The picture on the website shows a bunch more to be dipped than just marshmallows but maybe they ran out of fruit by the time we got there. 

Then there was a short fashion show of some Halloween Costumes

There was music with a DJ, dancing, classes and a fire show outside with firefighters which we just missed and then we werent able to stay for the next round. Better luck next time!

Shelves of fire! I thought this was cool so Laura took my picture. Sadly we got no pictures together.

I love Chihuly glass art!


The view from above before we headed out


We stayed about an hour and a half total. There was kind of a lot to do but kind of not. I had mixed feelings about being here. I am glad we went but wish we had come earlier. It would have been fun to have 2 other people with us and gotten a hotel room for the night to go upstairs , watch tv and eat junk, sleep & go home the next day. Oh well, there's always next year if I happen to win tickets again but I dont think it would be an event I would pay to go to. It was cute to see the moms and their daughters there in matching pjs or slippers.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blogger Party : My Minds Eye

Bloggers in Utah were invited to a paper company party at My Mind's Eye HQ in North Salt Lake to introduce their new paper line that is coming out and here are some pictures I took from the event! The two papers are Frightful and Sleigh Bells Ring.

I got to walk in to the building on gold carpet. GOLD!

Everything I saw was so fancy!

I loved the tiny balloons so much

Reminders for the hashtags (I usually take a pic of this or else I tend to forget)

Amazing!


Feeling fancy!


Pretty little cakes


So many treats in so many colors


DJ rockin' all of our favorite songs

I had to get cotton candy of course!


The view from above once most everyone was upstairs

We all got to decorate a little picture frame


There were giveaways (while I didn't win anything, I had friends that did!)

Awesome photo wall

As well as an awesome chalk art wall. Wheee


I thought this was cool.
It says "Work Hard, Stay Humble and Give Back"




The swag bags were so fancy and full of the new product line (some were Halloween and some were Christmas). So generous of My Minds Eye! Thank you thank you.

Awesome mini banners and paper decorations

Big thanks to my friend Aimee for driving us! It was great to see old friends at the event and meet new ones as well.