Hi there! My name is Bethany Kemp and I live in Denver, Colorado. Since I have a lifestyle blog, Colorado Pretty, I was thrilled when I learned of Bluprint, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s new, expanded subscription service and premier digital destination for lifestyle learning through online classes.
What exactly do I mean by lifestyle learning? Great question! When I went to Bluprint’s site, I was blown away by the wide variety of classes available. Bluprint’s classes promote and facilitate self-expression in areas including music, writing, dance, yoga, fitness, home decor, entertaining, and kids and family.
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I’m into everything related to interior design, so naturally, the first place I headed to on the site was the home decor section. Here are two of my favorites classes!
- Blank Wall Rehaul w/ James Worsham: How to fill a big blank wall? In this Bluprint original series, designer James Worsham helps homeowners and businesses around Nashville transform blank walls into unforgettable installations. It’s your one-stop shop for DIY tips and tricks.
- The Flower Kitchen w/ Carly Cylinder: You don’t have to be a celebrity to surround yourself with beautiful blooms! In this Bluprint original series, floral artist Carly Cylinder demonstrates easy, approachable methods to building breathtaking bouquets in your own kitchen. You’ll learn how to visualize arrangements, pick the perfect blooms and expertly style them.
One of the other areas that piques my interest the most is the Cooking section. Here, I found classes including “20 Essential Cooking Techniques” and “Fall and Winter: Root Vegetables & Winter Squash.” I absolutely love this class on plant based meals!
- Easy and Delicious Plant Based Meals w/ Nicki Sizemore: Join culinary expert Nicki Sizemore to learn how to make well-balanced, easy plant-based meals so good you’ll never notice the meat is missing!
Bluprint is also the place for families to turn online inspiration into offline ways to imagine, play and grow. With 24/7 access to exclusive series and easy-to-follow classes, families can learn and try new things together — no matter their skill level. Bluprint’s family content is developed with kids 6-12 in mind, and led by trusted, family-friendly experts.
What’s Included With A Bluprint Subscription
Bluprint has a deep content library with more than 3,000 hours of original classes and produces original entertainment series featuring creative experts who will help inspire, empower and entertain both the experienced creator and everyday doer.
Bluprint serves a passionate and engaged community of more than 13 million and growing, keeping them informed and one step ahead of trends. It connects members with similar interests through premium and enhanced original editorial content, social media engagement and live, one of a kind events.
Did I mention a surprise?
Beginning this Friday, October 5 through October 12, Bluprint will be hosting its Get Started Event allowing makers, doers and creatives alike to stream unlimited classes and series for free with registration. And now through October 20, visitors have the option to select one of two limited time offers: Monthly subscription for $9.99 (regularly $14.99) OR Annual subscription for $100 (regularly $120) + a free Bluprint Box of their choice.
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Ever since the days of Adam Chandler on All My Children, a well-stocked bar cart in a dimly lit room in someone’s home has been a symbol of class and prestige. I remember watching Adam saunter over to the bar cart (and the camera), sigh as he thought of his most recent enemy or current love interest(s), and plan his next calculated move that would ultimately result in the continuation of his position of power.
Since that time I’ve dreamed of styling my own bar cart and stocking it with staples suitable for every type of guest. Enter Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. There is so much inspiration out there on Pinterest and other sites to take ideas from. Here I’ve compiled great deals from the sale that are must-haves for every bar cart. Stock up with this glassware and decor and all that’s let is liquor. Have fun!
The clock is winding down on the Nordstrom Early Access Sale. Less than four hours and the doors will open wide to everyone. Now is the time to snatch up those last minute items that have been sitting in your shopping cart for the last week!
Interior design has grown to be one of my greatest passions. It’s rare to find high-end home decor statement pieces at a price that doesn’t send you running to the nearest IKEA. Fortunately, this Nordstrom sale has an endless inventory of everything you could possibly want to perfectly complete the aesthetic you desire–whether it’s this chenille pillow to finish off a perfect bedding ensemble or this hand-knit throw to complement the armchair in your study.
Sit back and daydream while picturing these in your own cozy home.
When I included a dedicated “redesign” section on Colorado Pretty, I had grand ideas of posts filled with lavish “after” photos that came from uninspiring and drab “before” scenes of a living room, bedroom or office that I had swooped in and rescued. But dreams really do come true, and one day, sooner rather than later, those are what you will see. We’re publicly putting it out there into the universe now.
For now, let’s take good advantage of smaller scale aspirations as training for what’s to come. My spare room in my condo is a tiny one and has slowly been used as a place to literally throw everything that I did not want in plain sight. Until this weekend. The work began around 7 PM on Friday night and as I write this at 5:30 PM on Sunday evening, it has just concluded.
So here it is, the before (eek), during, and after of what was a major clean out.
This desk, in white, is on its way from Wayfair and will arrive soon!