Styling the New West

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A Day in Holiday Design

As the holiday season quickly approaches, I wanted to share an article written earlier this year by The Scout Guide. It tracks me through a day of holiday design…follow along for the fun.

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Bacon, Gouda and Pimento Egg Bites Perfect for Your Easter Tablescape

My bacon, gouda and pimento egg bites will give Starbucks a run for da’ money. I’ve been in the test kitchen for several weeks now trying to find the perfect mix of ingredients that will satisfy a low-fat but tasty bite to add to my Easter table. These bites will deliver and be something you can easily make for the week giving you a blast of protein to start your day. The secret weapon…. you’ll die…. it is cottage cheese!!

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Jill King - Editor of The Scout Guide Jackson Hole

A southern girl raised near Louisville, Kentucky, Jill found her way to Boulder, Colorado, for college, and then went on to call New York City home for almost five years. Working at 51st Street and 5th Avenue for a real estate firm in their marketing department by day and performing and writing music at the folk clubs in the West Village at night, she loved the city and everything it offered.

While pursuing her dream to make a living performing, Jill accepted an offer for a full-time singing job from an aunt who ran the Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Tip for Spring - Edit and delete that home

Spring always brings lots of inquiries of how I can help a real estate firm or client stage a home. Most homes are not ready to stage unless some time has been spent editing and deleting. So the “Tip for Spring” is to edit and delete.

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Valentine's Classic Sugar Cookies with @LadyintheWildWest

If you are looking for that perfect sugar cookie recipe for your sweetheart, try this tasty one from Lady in the Wild West Bakery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is the best cookie dipping recipe ever and she claims they don’t spread while baking making a thicker cookie and much easier to ice and sprinkle.

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"Shiny Brite" Has It's Shine On - The Main Attraction at My 2018 Styling the New West Holiday Showcase at Tori Salon

Who hasn’t had some type of love affair with these vintage Christmas ornaments from the 1930’s? Mr. Max Eckardt proudly produced these delicate creations in the USA reflecting a timeless era whereby the unadorned glass bulbs supplied by the Corning company to Eckardt’s factories were handmade, lacquered and then coated in silver nitrate glazing the pretties with their signature name ……one that was truly bright and shiny.

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Fall Tortilla Soup - Michele (Mickey) of @SeamistStudio

This Fall Tortilla Soup Recipe will not disappoint darling! While some of us are almost done with fall… some of you are right in the middle of it. This Fall Tortilla Soup will not disappoint darling, perfect for trick or treat night, fall get together or a tailgate that we did here. I have doctored this recipe up for years KNOWING it had deviated somewhere past the original recipe.

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5 Simple Style Hacks That Will Change Your Abode. Hack #5 Easy Steps to Planning a Mountain Dinner Party

Planning a dinner party shouldn’t have you filled with angst so I penned “Easy Steps to Planning a Mountain Dinner Party” to HELP in this area. My job is to alleviate this angst and lay out details. So let’s talk deets…..So your top three easy steps are to Define a Theme, Think in Stations and Make-Ahead Main Courses.

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5 Simple Styling Hacks That Will Change Your Abode - Hack #2 Simple Rule of Three's and Other Rules You Gotta Know.

Hack # 1. One of the most basic rules in styling is the simple rule of three’s. This hack will train you to edit which is probably the hardest thing for clients to do. Let’s start with paint color and use the 60-30-10.

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Five Simple Styling Hacks That Will Change Your Abode - Hack #1 Creating and Loving Your Authentic Style

The reoccurring theme I hear from clients is that they aren’t sure of their personal style. Your home is the place that should feel like home not just a place to park. Top three to keep focused on when trying to narrow in on your style…. Number one…..make your design choices that give you the home you need and the one you want to have. Number two…..visualize how your family can best live out this lifestyle Number three…. what are your dream transformations and realistic budgets for this ? Get Real About i.e.  Dogs. Skiing. Children. Entertaining. Traveling. That’s right darling list those passions, wants and needs of yours and your family’s….

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Avocado Toast, Coffee and What Actually Motivates You Beyond Money.....

Recently some of the IG Entrepreneurs I follow and exchange ideas with were enjoying some morning Avocado Toast, Coffee and pondering what actually motivates you past the green in your jeans. For me as a stylist, I was having a moment where I needed to dig down and get it straightened out of “ the what and the why” I do this crazy stuff called styling aka TBT “decorating.”

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Shawn Rivett - What he has up his sleeve for the 2018 Western Design Conference

What I am amazed most about Shawn is his artistic range. He seems inspired by just about all natural elements from antlers to recycled steel.  While antlers might be his medium he is most comfortable with, he is also a self-taught photographer and an interior designer. 

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BBQ Chicken FingerLickin' Good

BBQ Chicken is probably the messiest chicken in town around but it's worth every scrape on the grill for this fingerlickin' Labor Day recipe. Ask my husband Jason, who is the official tester of the recipes... he said quote "You'll want to save up your calories for this picnic treat."

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Savory Easy Arugula Salad

Savory Easy Arugula Salad will tempt your palette in a simple yet fresh taste. Using fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil, you will fall in love with our simple salad!

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Charcuterie - Build the Perfect Board in 6 Steps by Styling the New West

Building your board takes a little more time than just buying what's available at the grocery.  Make sure you take time "selecting" your items making sure you have plenty for your guests.  This will be the focal point of your cocktail party aka your meeting spot. Make it a tasty journey for everyone presenting new things for you and them to try.  You might even sketch up a little roadmap for them to identify what cheese, salami or treat they are trying!

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Coleman Coolers are Cool....says Styling the New West......

Recently I styled a retro camping look for a flagship opening for @westernrangeclothing.  I scurried around trying to find this exact burnt red cooler that my styling partner's friend @camprunamucklove let us borrow.  It lit a fire under me after the event fueling, "I gotta find one for me"  it was so cute and retro and fun.  I decided to dig around about these coolers and find out the real skinny on them and why on earth are they still around and so FUNCTIONAL??? 

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Big Mama's Southern Fried Peach Pies

My Big Mama, who was actually very petite, made these fried pies for us when we came down to Tennessee to visit.  While later in life she actually used canned biscuit dough for the delicious fried pies, she also used a homemade dough which I use.   She used terms like... "I reckon" and called the refrigerator a "frigidaire."  While quite the beautiful refined lady in her later years, you wouldn't know she helped Big Daddy run the family farm during her marriage and cooked many southern treats that I still love to this day.  Get ready to FRY it up!!!

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Big Horn Mountain Roundup - Sheridan, WYO

There are lots of trail rides happening around the state of Wyoming but the Big Horn Mountain Roundup is certainly a very rare event that calls men to the cool dry air and majestic Big Horns for some real cowboy adventure.

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Mini Coconut Lime Tartletts with Whipped Mint Creme Fraiche

For our second series of Style Wednesday, I entitled it "Herbs, Ferns and Books" and Katherine of "Katherine's Kitchen" and myself baked up a fabulous library menu based on fresh herbs.  All of our goodies were focused on what you would serve during "tea time" in the library.  It was so much fun as we collaborated with @foxtailbooks a boutique library curator and @flowersbychloejh who gave us some fabulous ferns and herbs to style our table.  The centerpiece of course was an assortment of books brought by Christy Smirl herself (foxtailbooks) and other lovely books from @twentytwohome.  Our table was styled with Gluten Free/Sugar Free Berry Scones with a Almond  Whipped Crème and Berry Liquor Compote,  Black Pepper and Fennel Breadsticks, Lemon Rosemary Filled Cookies, Old-Fashioned Raspberry Jam Cake from Bonnie's (aka Granny) Southern Kitchen, Quiche Adorned with Herbs and these Mini Coconut Lime Tartletts with Whipped Mint Crème Fraiche. Voila! Tea Time!

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