Monday, January 20, 2014

New Product Release Monday - FroZted



I'm so excited to add to my Happily Ever AfterZ Collection with my new FROZTED!
Frozen is an adorable movie and if you haven't watched it yet - you NEED too right now!  I of course loved creating a kit about it and it fits perfectly with it being winter and all!

Make sure you check out the coordinating items too! I have added to the Princess Alpha Collection and also have an EXTRAZ kit that includes some extra papers and elements for FroZted, like you would find in my Happily Ever AfterZ: ExtraZ Collection. I have also updated all the Happily Ever AfterZ Bundles on my blog, so if you haven't got the rest of the collection - make sure you check out the bundles!

ENJOY!

You can purchase these products on my blog NOW! 


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

LDS Blog Train - The Song of the Heart

I'm excited to be participating in the LDS Blog train! It's been awhile since I have participated and I'm glad to be back. This month we have THE SONG OF THE HEART.


Check out my little contribution:



DOWNLOAD LINK




Make sure you visit all the other stops on the train!  To see all participating designers, please check out:

The LDS Blog Train Blog

This and That by Catherine

Brightly Street

One Scrap Happy Chic


KatLen Kreations

Dora's Digitals

WinksArt Graphics


Granny Enchanted


Snip Snap Scrap



Have fun and please feel free to leave your comments, questions, and suggestions by leaving a comment! I love to hear from you!


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Friday, December 20, 2013

High/Low: December 20th + Freebie


My LOW this Week is that I did not feel at all well this week - but I'm doing much better now.

My HIGH for this Week is that it is now Christmas Break for my kids. I'm so excited to have a whole week with Joey off of work and the kids off of school. Family Quality time! I'm excited to be spending time with our holiday traditions and just being together.


Another big high for me this week - I've started designing a new kit! I haven't named it yet, but it will be a new addition to my Happily Ever AfterZ Collection - to go with the movie FROZEN! Such a cute movie, don't you think?


MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope each of you have a fabulous holiday season with your family. Thank you so much for all of the support you have given me!



Have a great weekend!


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Monday, October 21, 2013

Review: Cafe Fraiche at Brick Canvas

As part of my Brick Canvas participation, 
I was able to experience 
Fraiche

Fraiche is an awesome little cafe, inside Brick Canvas. They serve juices, smoothies, salads, soups, sandwiches and some baked goods. It is the perfect place to go after a workout, to finish up your day of pampering, or to start your day off right.

Everything is made for you as you order it and you can watch them as they juice the fruits and prepare your order from scratch. 

Their smoothies are to die for - especially the LOVE BOMB. I really loved the CHICKEN PITA, as well. 

I also got to try out GO-DOUGH for the first time and as a dough lover, this hit the spot! Nice to have a healthy alternative.

Just like in all the studios at Brick Canvas, everyone is so friendly and welcoming and make you feel like a million bucks!


I was so impressed with Fraiche! Everything was so refreshing and delicious. I loved that everything was made right in front of you. A really great place for a light meal!


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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Brick Canvas. I received a tour, discounts and free services to review for this post. The views expressed in this post are my own.






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Review: Bikram Yoga at Brick Canvas

As part of my Brick Canvas participation, 
I was able to experience 
Bikram Yoga


The only yoga that I have ever done (up until now) has been the few moves on the Wii Fit that I can do, so yoga is basically a new thing for me. When I heard that Bikram Yoga is yoga done in a 105 degree room, I was freaked out. I don't usually do heat well. Summer is my least favorite time of the year and I like to stay in air conditioned areas. But I decided that I had to give it a try and I'm so glad I did!

Bikram Yoga is done in a 90-minute class, in a 105-degree room, and involves 2 breathing exercises and 26 yoga positions.

I was able to do 6 yoga classes and experienced 2 different yoga instructors. Both instructors were so helpful and welcoming and the other class members helped me out so much. It truly felt like we were in it together and that felt really good.

I took the time to come a little bit early and just lay and relax in the room. It helped me to get used to the heat and really helped me cope better. I enjoyed the way the heat helped loosen up my muscles and I could go a lot farther than I thought I could.  There was a lot of positions that I couldn't do, but I liked how I could just do my best and not feel like I was competing with the others around me. I liked that I could take a break when I needed it and dive back in when I was ready.  I don't think I have ever sweat so much in my life! All-in-all, it was amazing and my favorite part of the whole Brick Canvas experience.


I was so impressed with Bikram Yoga! I am currently trying to find the money every month so I can make it a few times a week. It's really addicting and the instructors and people at Brick Canvas are so welcoming and awesome! I look forward to making progress in my flexibility and self-image!


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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Brick Canvas. I received a tour, discounts and free services to review for this post. The views expressed in this post are my own.





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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Review: Vivesque at Brick Canvas

As part of my Brick Canvas participation, 
I was able to experience 

Up to a couple of weeks ago, I had never been to a salon, where I knew I would continue to go there. They were all just okay. Nothing special. That has changed folks! There are so many amazing things about Vivesque that  I want to tell you about! Everything down to the little details was truly wonderful! From the moment that you step in their doors, you are treated like royalty.  This salon was truly like no other that I have ever experienced!

The receptionist brings you a flavored water to sip on and throughout your visit, they bring you chocolate-covered almonds and frozen grapes.

The whole salon is so clean and beautiful. I love how everything is spaced so that you have plenty of room.

My stylist was Rachel and she is just amazing! She talked with me about my hair and even though I wasn't sure what I wanted, she helped me out with the perfect plan for my hair. We decided to add some layers to my hair and to add some natural-looking highlights. 



Before the coloring, I was taken into another room and received a scalp and facial massage (just part of their service), along with the washing of my hair. It was so relaxing and definitely my favorite part of the whole day.



Throughout my visit, Rachel kept me engaged in a delightful conversation. It felt like we were old friends. I loved that she kept track of all the products she used on my hair so that I could purchase them if I wanted to. They keep track of everything during your visit, so that your next visit will be easy and relaxing. 

I was so excited about my hair! I loved how it turned out. It is so natural looking and not too different, just different enough to give me a change.

Before


After


After my hair, Rachel gave me my very first pedicure. I loved it and can't wait to come back and bring my daughter for a girls day out!


I have a manicure scheduled for next week and I know that my experience will be as amazing as it was this time.


I was so impressed with Vivesque and I can't wait to go back! I was pampered to the extreme and I can honestly say that I will no longer be going to any other salon. Vivesque has my business! You definitely have to try it! You will feel like a VIP from the moment you step in the door!


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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Brick Canvas. I received a tour, discounts and free services to review for this post. The views expressed in this post are my own.




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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review: Lyceum at Brick Canvas

As part of my Brick Canvas participation, 
I was able to experience 


Be active. Be brave. BECOME.


I am so impressed with the way Lyceum is run. Jesse and Trish Allen (along with the other trainers) are amazing people and I love what they have created with this gym center. The concept is using your own body weight along with TRX Suspension Trainers and Kettlebells to train and get fit. No matter where you are in your fitness - a beginner or a pro - they have a program for you. The object is to make progress with yourself, not in comparison with others. They have personal trainers that run the workouts and even though its in a group, you feel like you have one-on-one training. They work with you at your level and even though there are set workouts for each day - they can bring the workouts down to your level. I really appreciated that since I am a complete beginner when it comes to working out.


Jesse really took the time to talk with us about the purpose of this wonderful place and I really appreciated his one-on-one help when I attended a workout session.  I love that along with the workouts, Trish has provided excellent resources for nutrition.  You can schedule a session with Trish to discover the right meal plan for you and she also schedules workshops.Their website provides great resources for training and nutrition as well. You can even do workouts through the online program if you have suspension trainers and kettlebells!




I was so impressed with Lyceum and their whole concept of focusing on your own progress and not comparing yourself to others. I love that they work with you, no matter your level. I love that its all about YOU as an individual. I love that your success is based on what you put into it.  This is a great gym and I hope all of you in Utah County take advantage of this great place!


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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Brick Canvas. I received a tour, discounts and free services to review for this post. The views expressed in this post are my own.




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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Review: Sage Leaf Spa at Brick Canvas

As part of my Brick Canvas participation, 
I was able to experience 




I have never had the opportunity to go to a spa before, so having a spa treatment was a definite first for me. Before the appointment, I was a bit nervous and self-conscious about my body, but from the moment I stepped in the door, my mind was at peace.




After you check in, they provide you with a luxurious terry robe and leather slippers. You change in a locker room and lockers are provided for free!  After you change they guide you to the "quiet room."  This dimly-lit room is the perfect place to relax and get mentally prepared for your experience. 






Each room is clean, relaxing, and beautiful. My massage therapist, Katelyn, was wonderful. She truly had magic hands.  I decided to try out the Vichy Shower for my treatment.  This experience was like nothing I have ever experienced before. I received a honey-butter and lavendar exfoliation scrub underneath hot shower heads.  I also received an amazing scalp massage and had my hair washed and conditioned. You are covered modestly the entire time with a towel. My only complaint is that I wish the towel was just a little larger. I would have been just a bit more comfortable, since I am a big-bodied person.


After the "shower," I was brought to another room and given a light massage with coconut body lotion. My skin has never felt so good!




After the treatment, you can relax again in the "quiet room" for as long as you want to and partake in the provided water and treats of chocolate, dried fruit, and nut clusters.


I was so impressed with Sage Leaf Spa and I can't wait to go back and try a full body massage. They use high-quality products and doTerra oils in all of their treatments. The staff is so experienced and knowledgeable and they excel at targeting your specific needs and wants. If you are looking for a spa in Utah - this is the one to go too! My experience felt so personalized and really helped me to de-stress and be at peace.


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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Brick Canvas. I received a tour, discounts and free services to review for this post. The views expressed in this post are my own.



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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Utahns!!! Brick Canvas Giveaway

I have the most amazing opportunity to introduce you to

Brick Canvas



Brick Canvas at Thanksgiving Point is an amazing place, full of unique studios and services that help you to discover ways to balance your body and soul.  It's the perfect outlet to help shape and change you to be the person you want to be.

The studios have been brought together to CHALLENGE, DISCOVER, EMPOWER, NURTURE, and NOURISH you.

I was given an amazing tour through the building where I was able to meet with each of the studios and in the next 3 weeks, I have been given the opportunity to EXPERIENCE each of these studios to the fullest! I am so excited to share my experience with you!

Please follow the links to read more about this amazing place! And make sure you visit the bottom of the post for a chance to win a free 30-minute massage, plus a discount for everyone on their first visit!!! 






Brick Canvas features a unique combination of studios, including a fitness and nutrition center, full-service spa, hair salon, Bikram Yoga studio, juice bar, and more. Each studio has a specific focus that will challenge, empower and nurture you – both inside and out.
Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up and owner of Brick Canvas shares her vision for the new space, “We wanted Brick Canvas to be more than just a place for exercise or pampering. We envisioned a space that would be inviting, yet motivate everyone who comes through the door to achieve their goals, whether that’s increased strength and flexibility or a new hair style that makes them feel more confident.”

The Brick Canvas studios include:
A state-of-the-art Bikram Yoga studio – the first in Utah County - where you can increase your flexibility, strengthen your core, and quiet your mind.
A fitness and nutritional wellness studio that tailors solutions to meet individual needs, and empowers people of all fitness levels to reach their highest potential with an integrated approach, including resistance and strength training, and nutritional coaching.
A full-service spa where experienced therapists and estheticians customize your massage, facial, and body treatments to ensure that you get the care and nurturing you deserve, and that you leave feeling renewed and refreshed.
Brought to you by the nationally recognized Salon Tantrum, Vivesque is a salon that features cutting edge techniques and some of Utah’s hair artistry leaders, who are committed to helping you look your best with a style you can maintain.
Located just inside Brick Canvas, this inviting juice bar serves smoothies and fresh and delicious snacks that are perfect anytime of the day.
The Loft
With 4,400 square feet of space overlooking beautiful landscaped gardens and a water feature, this space is perfect for hosting a variety of meetings and events.




So, how would you like to experience Brick Canvas? 
If you live in Utah (or visiting in the near future),
 this giveaway is for you! 
Come share in my fun and excitement!

I'm excited to be able to offer one lucky winner
a free 30-minute massage

plus a free month membership
to either Lyceum or Bikram Yoga!


Details:
The winner will receive a free 30-minute massage in the Sage Leaf Spa at Brick Canvas. If the winner wishes they can upgrade to a full 60 minute or 90 minute massage (the winner will just need to pay the difference).

The winner will also receive a free 1-month membership to either Lyceum or Bikram Yoga




I have a little something for EVERYONE! 
For those who do not win, I would like to offer a unique discount to everything at Brick Canvas! During your first visit to Brick Canvas you will receive a 30% discount on anything you purchase. Just mention that you are a reader of DesignZ by DeDe for the discount. This discount will be good for products and services/treatments you purchase on that day in any studio. This offer only goes until the end of October so hurry in! 



Please use the following giveaway form to enter!  
The giveaway ends September 26th at midnight MST.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Brick Canvas. I received a tour, discounts and free services to review for this post. The views expressed in this post are my own.


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Falling for Fall Sale!!!

It's time for a
FALLING FOR FALL
DISCOUNT SALE


Spend over $10.00 and get 40% off your entire order

Apply it to your DigiRewardZ Card Too!


This is only available through my blogstore and includes everything in the store, INCLUDING Bundles!  This is the opportunity you have been waiting for to stock up on my products! I don't have sales that often, so please take advantage of it! This is a MAJOR DISCOUNT for you!

** There are some of my products that have not made it into my blogstore yet - if there is a product(s) that you want to purchase but you don't see them in the store - please email me at dedesmith32@gmail.com BEFORE you order and I'll see what I can do to get it in there for you!


This deal will run from September 19th-October 5th!



Thank you so much for your support!


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