February 24, 2017 at 05:05PM

festival (noun) A time of celebration marked by special observances or an often periodic celebration or program of events or entertainment having a specified focus. Editor’s Note: “Defined” is an occasional series exploring the definitions of words via photography. — By Lloyd Young

A local man wearing a bear costume, made of hay and reed, is pulled by another man dressed as a gypsy as they march during the celebrations of the winter holiday ‘Malanka’ in the village of Krasnoilsk, western Ukraine, on January 14. ‘Malanka’ – or ‘Old New Year Celebrations’ is one of the most popular traditional festivals in Western Ukraine celebrated every year which is New Year’s Eve in accordance with the old Julian calendar. During these two days of celebration, locals, young and old, wear traditional masks and carnival costumes and stroll from house to house singing carols, wishing households good luck, while at the same time playing pranks or performing short plays. (Oleg Petrasyuk/EPA)

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Letter Boards for a STEAL + Coupon Code!!

YOU GUYS!!!! The day is finally here. I feel like I need a solid 5 minute dance break to get this post started. 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼

If you’ve been on any form of social media in the last 9 months you know that vintage style letter boards are absolutely having a moment. I mean, where else can you have the freedom to express your true and unfiltered feelings to the world with your home decor?

Freaking gamechanger.

Here’s the problem that I encountered on my letter board journey. Everytime I went to order one they were sold out.

Or if they weren’t, I lamented back and forth about spending $150 and didn’t pull the trigger.

Then I decided that I really needed one and went back and they were sold out.

The cycle repeated itself more than I care to admit.

So I decided to take matters into my own hands cause gosh dang it that’s what I do, and that brings us to THIS VERY EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT…..



Here’s what you need to know:

  • They are 12″ x 18″ black felt with an oak frame and a mounting bracket on back.
  • Each board comes with 290-piece set of white 3/4″ letters and numbers
  • I’ve got a $15 off coupon code (VR15) that will be valid from now until Saturday at midnight THIS MEANS THE BOARD IS ON SALE FOR $70. If you’ve priced letter boards before you know that this is like 1/2 the price that you can expect to pay (unless you want a dinky one!)


    Lets have another dance break about it. 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼

I’ll be sharing info + doing giveaways throughout the day on Facebook and Instagram so watch for those, and I’m also doing a giveaway to a random newsletter subscriber (if you haven’t signed up, you’ll want to do that!)

Get the deal and buy your letter board here before they’re gone!
Use code VR15 to save $15!

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The Mysterious Refinishing Magic That is Danish Oil

If you are a thrifter or a hand-me-down furniture lover take heed, your life is about to change. Meet your new boyfriend Danish Oil.

You know when you buy an older piece of furniture and it just looks tired? The finish is dull, there are nicks and chips and marks all over it, and though technically it is the same piece as the one on 1st Dibs for $5000, it looks like its had a rough go at life and maybe got the short end of the gene pool in the Herman Miller family.

This is where Danish Oil comes in. When you have a piece that is struggling in the finish department sometimes it seems like the only option is to strip/sand/restain it. But ITS NOT!!

Doesn’t this guy in Aspyn’s Living Room look brand spankin’ new?

He sure didn’t start out like that. I mean we’re talking a “She’s All That” style facelift (I’ll love you forever FPJ!)

So what is this voodoo magic?!

Danish Oil can best be described as 1 part conditioner and 1 part stain.  It comes in different colors that you best match your piece’s finish to (don’t worry if your between shades, it miraculously morphs into what it needs to look like!)

Using a clean cloth you rub in on all over the piece, concentrating on the areas that have issues.

It instantly changes everything. Its like real life Photoshop or using Maskcara IIID Foundation.

Check out this piece- see how all of the scratches stand out like a sore thumb?

With a quick wipedown of Danish Oil they just disappear. The wood looks alive, there is more color depth and its now protected against water, kids, and general grossness.

Look at the bottom of the legs:



So, if your furniture is looking a little lackluster, you’ve got help on the way!!

Danish Oil comes in a bunch of different colors, most are linked below!(My favorites are the Natural and Medium Walnut (which is sort of the most perfect color for almost any midcentury piece you can throw at it!)

Have you used Danish Oil? Do you love it enough to get a D.O. tattoo with me?

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February 21, 2017 at 12:30PM

Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, an estimated 50 percent of packaged products sold in supermarkets contain some of the ubiquitous oil. It is mainly grown in Southeast Asia and is used in products as diverse as ice cream, toothpaste, and detergent. The demand for more and more land to plant palm oil trees has seen the rapid and rampant destruction and conversion of tropical rainforest habitats into plantations. This is threatening important ecosystems, displacing and killing threatened and endangered species, among them orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos. Classified as critically endangered, on the edge of extinction, orangutans numbers have fallen so dramatically that wildlife organizations and conservationists say unless the destruction ends, we will see the end of the species. — By European Pressphoto Agency

An Indonesian worker harvests palm fruits at a palm oil plantation in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sept. 16. Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil, made from the palm fruit, followed closely by Malaysia. (Dedi Sinuhaji/EPA)

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Would You Rather?

Hey!! I’ve got a burning question rattling around inside my head and would love to know your thoughts.

Would you rather?

Spend $1 million on renovating an old building or spend $1 million on a new build?

The Parade of Homes is happening in Southern Utah right now so we’re literally face to face with what a cool mil can get you.

So much newness.

So much perfection.

On the other hand, spending a million bucks on a loft conversion


Or saving an old building like Andy and Candis are doing with The School just seems so cool. You can’t fake this kind of history. (Pssst. You’re going to want to see the other pictures of the school. You’re welcome.)


So, chime in. What would you rather?




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