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The Buzz :: Valentine Gift Ideas for Her

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It’s time to remind the sweethearts in your life that you love them. Although I don’t think it essential to give and get presents for Valentine’s Day, it’s nice to have a wish list ready just in case your love ones ask. Here’s a little round-up of some lovely gifts I’d be thrilled to receive from my Valentine.
Valentine's Day Gift Picks // Simplified Bee

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1.  iPhone charger  // 2.  gold leaf white chocolates

3. brass love box // 4. body oil // 5. Anthropologie e-gift card

6. herringbone throw // 7. Tiffany ring // 8. Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag

love #quote

Happy V-day!


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Read full story By on February 10, 2015 in fashion, food, gift guide, Holiday, quote, the buzz, Valentine's Day

Pinterest :: 5 Favorites

Hello Monday! The start of a new week can be both refreshing and overwhelming. This week is loaded with back-to-school planning, client projects and wrapping up our remodel (which I’m hoping to share more pix of  soon!). So, I’m a bit more overwhelmed than I’d like.

To start the week off on an inspiring note, I’m sharing a few of my favorite pins on Pinterest as of late.

floor to ceiling cabinets #kitchencultivate kindnessPoolside // Napa Ranch Homebathroom design by Tobi Fairley #wallpapergirls bedroom // soft pink accentsimage sources top to bottom: Luigi Fragola Architects, Simply Divine CreationHouse Beautiful, Tobi Fairley, DecorPad

Any inspire you?

happy decorating,



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Read full story By on August 18, 2014 in 5 favorites, Bathroom, bathrooms, Features, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, patio furniture, quote

Maya Angelou’s Last Tweet

Maya Angelou's last tweet #quote

Earlier this week my Mom emailed me this quote which was Maya Angelou’s last tweet. The message is profound. It had me reflecting and celebrating the incredible life of the legendary poet, civil rights leader and mentor to so many of us. The world is a better place because of Dr. Angelou’s courage, faith and love. May her legacy and body of work continue to inspire future generations for centuries to come.


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Read full story By on May 30, 2014 in quote

Hello 2014 + New Year Goals

hello 2014 --goal setting

It’s here. 2014. The new year fills us with hope, gives us optimism and provides us a fresh start. Now (today) is the perfect time to jot down your goals, hurdles you’d like to overcome and map out those dreams you’ve been afraid to even whisper.

don't quit your day dream. #dreamnew year's resolutions - the ultimate list

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I love this “ultimate list” of goals, however it’s too general. Statistics show that by February, you will have broken more than 90 percent of the resolutions you made and that’s a big bummer. So here are some helpful steps to achieve your goals in 2014!

elizabeth edward quote #life

I love this quote too because life is full of surprises, ups & downs and monkey wrenches. When change occurs, review your list of new year goals to make adjustments to stay on course! And aim at staying positive. Negativity is just a downward spiral.

positive thinking. #quote

Also, a huge thank you to William Sonoma’s Designer Marketplace for selecting Simplified Bee’s Designer Kitchens board on Pinterest as a top ten to follow! I’m honored to be included!

Happy 2014,




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Read full story By on January 2, 2014 in goal setting, new years, organization tips, overcome procrastination, pinterest, quote