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Perfect center piece for your 4th of July Table or buffet table... Vintage coca cola crate filled with carnations to create a flag!

Perfect center piece for your 4th of July Table or buffet table… Vintage coca cola crate filled with carnations to create a flag!

I love decorating and entertaining for the season’s. 4th of July is one of my Favorites, the cheery color’s and the spirit of America. Living in Utah ( one of the most Patriotic states) Makes it even more fun! Everywhere you look homes, business and parks are decorated in the spirit of 4th of July!

Here I am Welcoming you into our Home for a peek at how I bring the Spirit into our home and some of My families favorite 4th of July treats!

Having a Party? Above is a fun table center piece, a vintage Coca Cola crate ( I found mine on etsy) filled with dyed carnations.  When hosting a party I love to make sure my front porch & door and entry way are decked in the spirit of the Party!  Here’s a peek …..

Adding a touch of 4th to the Front door

Adding a touch of 4th to the Front door

Welcome your guest to the 4th celebration.

Welcome your guest to the 4th celebration.

Detail on the front porch

Detail on the front porch

Details on the front porch

Details on the front porch

Details on the front porch. A welcoming bench decked in the spirit of the 4th

Details on the front porch. A welcoming bench decked in the spirit of the 4th

Front entry table changes with the seasons at our home... A fun touch to welcome your guest and let them know the feel of the party

Front entry table changes with the seasons at our home… A fun touch to welcome your guest and let them know the feel of the party

Detail of the front entry table... Cherries and red vines add a fun touch

Detail of the front entry table… Cherries and red vines add a fun touch

Front entry way table... It's all in the small details

Front entry way table… It’s all in the small details

4th of July Strawberry

4th of July Strawberry

One of my families favorite treats!
Sure to be a hit at your Forth of July gathering…
You’ll need:
– A basket of washed and dried strawberries
– A bag of white chocolate melted (I do microwave in glass bowl) Blue sugar sprinkles:) (red white and blue confetti sprinkles is cute too)
– Tray lined with wax paper
Easy to do with the kiddos❤️
Dip dry strawberry in chocolate 1/2 way then roll 1/2 of chocolate in sprinkles… Set on tray. When finished place in refrigerator to set 🙂     Note…. Did you get our shops Email this Am? I enclosed this fun recipe…. Sign up for emails at www.chicstyleutah.com

4th of July "sparkler" kid friendly drink

4th of July “sparkler” kid friendly drink

I found this Yummy drink years ago on Pintrest and have been making it ever since.

You’ll need

bottles ( I used starbuck’s iced coffee bottles soaked labels off)

sparkles ( party supplies)

sobe pinacolada , blue G2 gatorade, Red Cranapple juice

pour slowly over ice in bottles ( other wise it mixes it up)

heavest sugar content first …. Red, white, blue…… A huge hit with the kids

 

4th of July Sangria

4th of July Sangria

A huge Hit with the adults….. Red white and Blue Sangria Yummy

Watermelon mint salad! One of my most favorite salads and a Big hit at any Summer Party.

Watermelon mint salad! One of my most favorite salads and a Big hit at any Summer Party.

I had this salad over Kale at the Aria in Las Vegas a couple years ago by the pool… My mom and I loved it so much we looked all over for a like recipe…. We found this really close one on Walmarts Pintrest board….. It’s great served over Kale like the Aria did it….but is a equal hit served just like stated! Yummy and a perfect salad for any summer occasion!

Hope your enjoyed a peek into how we celebrate this Countries Freedom! Have a safe and blessed 4Th of July, ❤️D’Arcy

My Favorite Candle & our BEST seller

Capri blue's Candle Volcano #6 is Our Favorite candle

Capri blue’s Candle Volcano #6 is Our Favorite candle

In shop Chic Style's display

In shop Chic Style’s display

1 scent different colored jars

1 scent different colored jars

Limited edition Auqa water color jar

Limited edition Auqa water color jar

The jars are so cute.. After your done with candle you can use for many things around house! I planted some succulents in mine!

The jars are so cute.. After your done with candle you can use for many things around house! I planted some succulents in mine!

Who does love a great candle?   If you know me or have been a customer at our Boutique. You know I only carry what I love and use!  Capri Blue #6 Volcano has been making our Boutique and my home smell delicious for a couple of Years Now!  Volcano is a blend of Tropical fruits and sugared citrus and is yummy smelling ALL year long.  Comes in a signature 19oz jar in standard color’s of blue or white and seasonal color’s like orange and this new limited edition Auqa watercolor. In winter holiday red & green..  Capri Blue also makes a Mercury glass version that changes for the seasons ( hexagon above ) and this summer a darling wooden lid round version! ( shown in display photo) we do have every style in stock!  One of my favorite jars is the frosted mint faceted jar ( shown in our display photo)

Prices are $29.99-65.99 from 19oz to 30oz We carry these lovely candles in stock at our shop. Unfortunately these are to heavy and fragile to have on our website to ship!  Candles make for a great gift and add warmth and soft light to your home, Not to mention smelling up a room with a Devine scent! Do your self a favor and come get one soon!

The Jars that Capri blue makes a so beautiful when your done using the candle… Pop out the wax residue ( freeze it it pops right out) put in dish washer….. And use for pens, makeup brushes, fill with candy or do as I did and plant some succulents in them!

Here’s to a great week and a lovely scented home , office ( or boutique) ❤️ D’Arcy

20 Year Anniversary!

View from our Room at the Ritz

View from our Room at the Ritz

In the spirit of wedding season, I thought I would share about our latest vacation…. Would make for a beautiful destination wedding or perfect honeymoon.

Trip of a life time for us…Our 20 year anniversary was February 25th. In 20 years & 2 boys, businesses a number of homes lived in and building a life together…. We never took a vacation without our kids! We took vacations as a family, don’t get me wrong we went on little weekend getaway’s or a overnight stay without our kids but a full blown relaxing trip with NO kids was 20 years in the making….

A year 1/2 ago our good friends talked about their trips to the British Virgin Islands and charting a private yacht. This was exciting and sounded like a Trip of a life time! We talked about it a couple more times with our Group of friends we call family, said we gotta do it! The Plans began for “Our Trip of a lifetime!”

Getting more details, and Date’s set for April, deposits made and Fight plans, we realized we Fly into St.Thomas, why not go a few days earlier and enjoy our time as a couple! Better yet I have been saving my American Exspress miles…. Let’s do everything 1St class!!! My research began…. I decided on Staying at The Ritz Carlton on St. Thomas for 4 days before our adventure with friends began! First class seats booked, hotel booked…. Now all we had to do was wait! The excitement of the months getting closer was like a kid going to Disneyland!!!

We were lucky Our Good friends had done this trip many times and knew what company to Book A private yacht with 5 staterooms, also what 6 islands in the British Virgin Islands to travel too, what ferry’s to take. Also What you need to stock your boat with, what to bring and what the important sight’s and outings to take on each Island! Our own personal guides ( we would not have had this experience without the Torman’s) You Fly into St Thomas take a ferry to Tortola and pick up your boat… Then off to Peter, Cooper, Norman, TheBaths,Bitter end and Jost VanDyke! Also Note our friend was the captain and ALL of the Hubby’s are very boat knowledgeable .

The couple day’s before our Trip the excitement was in full swing and I couldn’t sleep! All the months of planning, shopping and organizing was finally here and Man did we all feel like kid on Christmas eve❤️

We’re here…. Really we’re Here!!!! checked into the Ritz with Drinks handed to us upon arrival and it was like a dream ! A breathtaking resort with waters the color’s of Aqua, and Turquoise I have never Seen water so beautiful! We hurried to get into our swim suits and grabbed that cabana on the Beach! The View was so beautiful we kept saying ” we couldn’t believe it’s taken us this long to do this….enjoying each other and our time alone was pure peace. I love and adore my hubby and have always been very great full to share my life with him…. This was better then I could have imagined!

I really think I enjoyed it so much more because I knew my boys were at a age I didn’t have to worry about them ( plus Oma & Opa where taking perfect care of them!) I could relax & enjoy every moment with my hubby and take ALL the Breathtakingly beautiful views, perfect setting, wonderful service at this luxurious resort! We enjoyed the Beauty in the moment….. It was so perfect we never left the resort….A Private cabana, Snorkeling, pool side service, amazing dining, paddle boards, floating on rafts in the ocean in crystal clear water and a 5 star workout facilities! I couldn’t ask for a better Start to an amazing vacation! Guess what… I didn’t miss my boys ( is that bad?)

Sunday our Island Hoping began and man was that an adventure I’ll never forget! So beautiful! I could go on and on…. Our company was perfect! The Island’s were amazing each one having its own adventure and views to die for!! I could write on and on about everything we did and saw but I will say If you ever get the chance to go Island hoping in the BVI’s do it will Change you!! ( most of these little islands can not be reached by cruise ships…) So it a exsperience like no other! Quiet, calm and peaceful yet every island had a cool restaurant or bar and a little shop or two…. The waters …pictures don’t do justice and the pure joy you feel is like your a kid again!!!

Let’s not forget this is where the drinks…. The Painkiller and lime in the Coconut originated! Yummy!

Hope you ALL get your trip of a life time ❤️D’Arcy

Note…. All of my photo’s where taken with my IPhone and no filter or editing! I was very proud of this! I know I could go in and edit…. But I just wanted to show what I capitured with just the naked Eye and a phone:)

My cute hubby in the pool at the Ritz!

My cute hubby in the pool at the Ritz!

Pure relaxation, cabana at the Ritz

Pure relaxation, cabana at the Ritz

Sunrise in St.Thomas

The cutest little town on Tortola where we picked up our boat!

The cutest little town on Tortola where we picked up our boat!

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Cooper island

Cooper island

View from the Top of the Baths

View from the Top of the Baths

Just a couple shells we found while snorkeling

Just a couple shells we found while snorkeling

 

Friends we call family

Friends we call family

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View from resort at Bitter end

View from resort at Bitter end

 

Our private Catamaran the Ottertude

Our private Catamaran the Ottertude

Boys will be boys... Jumping off the top of boat!

Boys will be boys… Jumping off the top of boat!

A new brand we’re carrying in shop

Pacifica Lotions, body butter's, perfume and body wash!

Pacifica Lotions, body butter’s, perfume and body wash! 

Pacifica body products…. A NEW brand we’re carrying in shop and I am in love❤️ Most of you know I fill our shop Chic Style with things I personally love and hope you will too. From trendy to classic FASHION , yummy and great quality candles to the BEST body product!

Pacifica is on MY list as one of the Best! With scents to die for …Island Vanilla, blood orange , Island coconut nectar are their TOP 3… We are carrying all top 3 in the Body Butter, shower gel, perfume and roll on perfume…Then in their Best selling product… The roll on perfume, perfect for your purse or travel, we have ALL the scents! $11.99 each in9 fragrances.

Come in and try this yummy line We bet you won’t be able to leave without a piece of it!

Sorry only in shop at this moment 1695 east Skyline dr south Ogden, Ut. 84405  can always call we’re happy to ship 801-479-0664

Girlfriend Squad

Girl power, in Support of our Friend and artist Ashley Stoddard @ the Rape recovery fundraiser in Salt Lake City, which Ashley is a big supporter! Visit our website www.chicstyleutah.com to view & purchase her work for a cause pendent's!

Girl power, in Support of our Friend and artist Ashley Stoddard @ the Rape recovery fundraiser in Salt Lake City, which Ashley is a big supporter! Visit our website www.chicstyleutah.com to view & purchase her work for a cause pendent’s!

In today’s world of “squad goals” and ” Desperate house wife’s”  in the REAL world we call it girlfriends or I’ll call mine “girlfriend squad” …. I am lucky, very lucky to have a wonderful group of Christain, working moms, Happily married, Strong & literally as Beautiful inside as on the outside Woman to call my friends ” girlfriend squad “. my mom had always said ” your lucky to count your true friends on one hand!” With My Circle of woman I am blessed beyond to count them on my fingers and toes!  These woman I choose to surround myself with, support each other’s dreams, listen, care for you and your family, will be there for you in heartache as will as your successes. True genuine loving woman. Build your “Tribe or Squad” with ones that care…. Drop the toxic ones You’ll see how your life improves….

With  the ” Desperate housewives ” treating each other BAD, being Jealous, fake and not happy for their “so called friends” achievement…. Is not how I would want to have friendships . It saddens me to see these relationships and it’s NOT how woman friendships should be…. Woman need Woman ,True friends to build each other up with kind words not to cut them down.  Last weeks sermon by Joel Osteen was about “Tame your tongue”, don’t say everything you feel…. ( this is sometimes very hard for me because I am always so honest)…. I honestly don’t mean it In a hurtful way…I have always tried to be uplifting, caring and supportive and I have been told I am a good listener! Over the years I have learned to think before I speak. To be thoughtful, kind and giving  Joel stated “Start good fires, spark dreams & encouragement”  This to me is a big reason Woman need woman!  Woman Need Support and someone else to understand what they are going through in their daily lives! Good woman encourage their friends, Nobody needs “drama” we have enough in our regular life!  friendship shouldn’t have “drama” it should help relieve stress! Should be fun, kind and  supportive. ” Live happy, Sow kindness, reap Kindness…

Nobody’s perfect…. Every once in awhile you can say or hurt feeling… But not on purpose… Hurtful & constantly  toxic people bring you down and steal your joy! If you have this in your life… Make a change…. Find the good, your life will be so much happier, healthier, and enriched….

“Love over looks a wrong, Keep peace, keep your joy!” “Over come evil with good, avoid a fight is a work of honor”.  Joel Osteen

Enjoy your week & all it blessings and may you find A girl squad that brings you Joy ❤️D’Arcy

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