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Tammy Mitchell

Pink Peppermint Design

Tammy Mitchell loves and blogs about interior design, recipes, travel tips, and easy DIY projects.

About Tammy Mitchell

Tammy runs Pink Peppermint Design, a lifestyle website with a fresh and easy approach to a beautifully styled life. Find interior design plans, entertaining ideas, travel tips, easy to make DIY projects, and delicious recipes.

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School/Teacher

Back to School / Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas : End of the Year Teacher Gifts

I think we’d all be in agreement that coming up with what to do for teacher appreciation week, much less coming up with teacher appreciation…

Tammy

Interior Design

Decorate

Home Decor

Beautiful Bedrooms

Tween Girl Bedroom Ideas : Preppy Teen Girl Bedroom in Pink, Navy and Green

Emili’s purple and turquoise bedroom was such a fun project for me.  What was even better was getting to do ANOTHER totally fun tween bedroom…

Tammy

Travel

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Europe

Austria

Travel Front Page

The Sound of Music : Which Tour is the best in Salzburg? An Inside look at the Panorama Sound of Music Tours

Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.  I don’t know about you all, but when The Sound of Music airs…

Tammy

Recipes

Salads & Sides

Skillet Elote Recipe

This my friends… is a side dish that dreams are made of! Elote is a traditional Mexican street corn that they sell on the cob…

Tammy

DIY Gallery

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Gift Guides

Easter Ideas

The Best Easter Basket Ideas for a teenage girl (and tweens)

Easter is right around the corner and every year as the kids get older, it gets a bit harder to come up with something fun…

Tammy

Tutorials

DIY Gallery

Paper Crafts

At Home

Parties

Free Printables

Templates

DIY Mini Felt Sports Pennant Decorations

With the Big Game coming up on Sunday it’s time to prep for parties with a few easy DIY handmade decorations. These simple felt pennant…

Tammy

Travel

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Europe

London

Things to Do in London: Afternoon Tea at the Orangery at Kensington Palace

If there is one thing that’s a must when in London, it is having some sort of  afternoon tea experience.  Tea time and London are…

Tammy

Interior Design

Living Spaces

Our 1987 Fixer Upper

Modern Coastal Decor Living Room Decorating Ideas

Ever since nearing completion on the 1987 Fixer Upper, my thoughts have of course turned to the fun part…decorating!  It is fairly daunting to decorate…

Tammy

Free Printables

School/Teacher

Back to School / Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Free Teacher Appreciation Printables “I’m Soda-Lighted that you were my teacher this year” Tags

I can’t believe that it is already the time of year again for Teacher Appreciation week!  This year feels like it has flown by.  The…

Tammy

Decorate

Party Decor

Entertain

Baby Showers

Girl's Birthday Parties

Celebrations

Weddings & Bridal

Entertain: Pink, Gold and Mint Baptism Party

Pink and Mint Green. That color combo always makes me laugh. When I was 9 years old I started in the party planning business. My…

Tammy

Free Printables

School/Teacher

Back to School / Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Free Teacher Appreciation Week Printables “Thanks for making me one smart cookie” and DIY cookie jar

You can make this adorable cookie jar in minutes with a few supplies and then attach this free teacher appreciation printable to it.  They are…

Tammy

Travel

What to Pack

Europe

Belgium

Let’s go to: What to Pack for a Trip to Bruges, Belgium in the Summer

The weather in Bruges, Belgium is chilly.  The warmest month is August, and even then, temperatures rarely get out of the 60’s.  Days are sunny,…

Tammy

Decorate

Party Decor

DIY Gallery

Parties

Entertain

Celebrations

Graduation Party Ideas : Follow Your Dreams

Graduation is such an exciting milestone in life.  Celebrate with these cute DIY Graduation party ideas that are perfect whether you are celebrating a high…

Tammy

Interior Design

Home Decor

Beautiful Bedrooms

Kid's Spaces

Tween Boy Room : Boy Bedroom Design Ideas

I can’t believe I have never shared this tween boy room makeover here on the blog yet!  When I was taking stock of the house…

Tammy

Tutorials

DIY Gallery

Parties

Holidays

Valentine's Day Ideas

Make this Easy and Cute Valentine Pink and Red DIY Candy Gift Box

I was at Michaels a bit ago and found this cool box in the scrapbooking and papercrafting department.  I wasn’t quite sure what I was…

Tammy

Uncategorized

Nora Mattress Review

This post is sponsored by Wayfair, but all opinions are my own. It’s no secret that we have been desperately trying to get this house…

Tammy

Shop

Christmas Ideas

Cutest Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family

Do you have a family Christmas pajamas tradition?  Every year I can’t wait to find the cutest Christmas pajamas…there is something about them that just…

Tammy

Tutorials

DIY Gallery

Paper Crafts

Parties

Holidays

DIY Oscar Party Ideas: Glitter Hollywood Cake Topper

One of the biggest nights in Hollywood glamour is upon us, and I don’t know about you guys, but I love any good excuse to…

Tammy

DIY Gallery

Parties

Entertain

Celebrations

Party Food

Entertaining: Fun Ideas for Hosting a Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Night and Karaoke Party

“Even though some of you are pretty thin, you all have fat hearts, and that’s what matters.” -Fat Amy I don’t know about you guys,…

Tammy

Interior Design

Home Decor

Bathrooms

Amazing Patterned Bathroom Floor Tiles

Patterned bathroom floor tiles are all the rage these days, but after spending a few months in Europe these last few years wandering through medieval…

Tammy

Interior Design

Beautiful Bedrooms

Our 1987 Fixer Upper

Master Bedroom Remodel Ideas : Our Master Bedroom Remodel Before and After

It’s been a long while since I shared a before and after from the 1987 Fixer Upper, mainly because things have still been kind of…

Tammy

Uncategorized

Tutorials

Party Decor

DIY Gallery

At Home

Parties

DIY: tutorial: how to make individual gumball machine party favors and party decorations

These are the cutest little gumball machines that you can use as both decorations and party favors at your next birthday bash. If your kids…

Tammy

Party Decor

Parties

Entertain

Celebrations

Holiday Parties

Christmas Ideas

Christmas Girl’s Night Party Ideas

Christmas is the season of celebrations and I’m always looking for a good excuse to get together and Christmas girl’s night party to celebrate with…

Tammy

Interior Design

Shop

Home Decor

Dining Rooms

Design How To's and Q & A

Best Places to Buy Affordable Dining Chairs

With the holidays looming, dining rooms across America are getting a face lift as people prepare for friends and family to gather around the table.…

Tammy

Interior Design

Shop

Home Decor

Living Spaces

The Best Coffee Table Books for Summer Decorating

I don’t know about you guys, but as the days are getting longer and warmer, my thoughts are turning to SUMMER!!! The kids are already…

Tammy

DIY Gallery

Free Printables

Holidays

Mother's Day Ideas

Mother’s Day Printable : Mom, You’re the Bomb!

I can’t believe that Mother’s Day is almost here.  I feel like we were just celebrating Christmas and now the year is practically half over.…

Tammy

Interior Design

Home Decor

Kitchens

9 Kitchen Nooks with Beautiful Banquette Seating

Remember the Avendale project?  Well, I’m pretty excited that there is going to be a phase 2!  After living in the house for a couple…

Tammy

Entertain

Girl's Birthday Parties

Girl Parties: Fashion Camp Birthday Party

  I’m so excited to share this fun and totally girly party with you!  It was too much fun to make all the individual parts,…

Tammy

Decorate

Party Decor

Parties

Entertain

Girl's Birthday Parties

Boy Birthday Parties

Celebrations

Party Food

The Ultimate Beach Party: Disney Teen Beach Movie Party

We are HUGE Disney fans at our house.  I’m sure living minutes away from the Happiest Place on Earth doesn’t hurt, but with the amount…

Tammy

DIY Gallery

Celebrations

Holiday Parties

Holidays

Patriotic Holiday Ideas

13 Perfectly Patriotic Party Ideas : Red White and Blue Party Ideas

It’s time to start planning all of your upcoming patriotic parties.  Memorial Day , Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and this year we…

Tammy

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Shop

Gift Guides

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String–These are a few of My Favorite Things

I love the Sound of Music.  It is a staple in our house.  Even my kids, tween boy included 😉 … like to snuggle up and…

Tammy

Travel

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Europe

France

Travel Front Page

Eiffel Tower Tickets to the Top : Summit Access

Here’s an interesting fact for you: The Eiffel Tower attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world.  So, needless to say,…

Tammy

Entertain

Baby Showers

Girl's Birthday Parties

Celebrations

Parties: Anchors Away : A Nautical Themed Party

I have the pleasure of working with the young women ages 12-18 at our church.  Each year a new yearly theme is introduced to the…

Tammy

Tutorials

DIY Gallery

Parties

Entertain

Celebrations

Holiday Parties

Cakes & Cupcakes

Dessert

Confetti Cake DIY: Make this Amazing Dessert and Surprise Your Guests

I’m always on the hunt for new and fun cake ideas, and I’m obsessed with anything that resembles confetti, glitter or sprinkles, so this cake…

Tammy

Shop

Fashion

The Cutest Easter Dresses for Girls

Every year I like to take Ash out for a little photo shoot on her birthday to capture her on that day, in that moment.…

Tammy

Travel

HOTELS

Visiting California

Southern California

United States

Destination Design

ALL UNITED STATES

Travel Front Page

Monarch Beach Resort Review – Family Travel

Perched atop a beautiful bluff in Dana Point, CA, overlooking the glistening Pacific Ocean, the Monarch Beach Resort offers families looking for the perfect Southern…

Tammy

DIY Gallery

Parties

Recipes

Party Food

Party Food Ideas: Disney Monster’s Inc. Monster’s University Pretzel Snacks

These are such a quick and easy party snack and they are super cute to boot! They would work perfectly for just about any birthday…

Tammy

Shop

Christmas Ideas

Fashion

What to Wear: Kid’s Christmas Card Picture Outfits

Because I started out as a photographer, one of the questions I get asked most, is “What clothes look best in family pictures?” I know…

Tammy

Uncategorized

Decorate

Party Decor

DIY Gallery

Parties

Entertain

Baby Showers

Girl's Birthday Parties

Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed Birthday Party

The theme of this party was based off of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but we changed it to Breakfast at Lola’s (the birthday girls name). Instead…

Tammy

Decorate

Party Decor

Parties

Entertain

Weddings & Bridal

Party Food

Trail Mix Bar DIY : Perfect for Weddings and Parties

Are you looking for a fun and different party food idea?  One of the biggest hits at the Farmer’s Market Wedding was a “make your…

Tammy

Shop

Gift Guides

The Coolest Christmas Gifts for Teen and Tween Girls Under $50

The older my kids get, the harder it seems to shop for them…anyone else out there feel the same way?  It used to be so…

Tammy

Interior Design

DIY Gallery

Holidays

Christmas Ideas

Home Tours

12 Bloggers of Christmas with Balsam Hill : Our Farmhouse Christmas Tree

This last year has been such a whirlwind, I can’t even believe it is time for Christmas!  It is so fun to have the contractors…

Tammy

Interior Design

Bathrooms

Home Tours

Interior Design Front Page

Our 1987 Fixer Upper

Master Bathroom Remodel Ideas : Master Bathroom Before and After

When you launch into a major renovation, it always takes longer than you think it should.  I planned on having these pictures of our master…

Tammy

Uncategorized

Decorate

Party Decor

DIY Gallery

Parties

Entertain

Baby Showers

Girl's Birthday Parties

Celebrations

Girl Party Ideas: Baby Shower Ideas: Mint Green, Grey and Gold Geometric Party

This stunning Green Geometric party celebrating a guest of honor with the first initial of G was created by the amazing team of Renee and…

Tammy

Party Decor

Entertain

Girl's Birthday Parties

Mermaid Party Ideas : Mermaid Pool Party

Sometimes I feel like what I do doesn’t really hold any significance, but this party was different.  Kelsey’s mom, a sweet friend of mine has…

Tammy

Decorate

Party Decor

Entertain

Girl's Birthday Parties

Celebrations

Nancy Drew Party Ideas

A few weeks ago my hubby and son were out for the week at a Scout Camp in the Sierras.  Ash, who is totally in…

Tammy

Travel

ATTRACTIONS

United States

ALL UNITED STATES

The Neon Graveyard : Things to do in Las Vegas

“Bright light city gonna set your soul on fire.”  You can’t think of Las Vegas and not think of neon signs lighting up the vivid…

Tammy

ATTRACTIONS

Visiting California

Southern California

United States

FunPix at Knott’s Berry Farm : Capture Your Family Travel Memories

It’s no secret that I am a picture fanatic!  I usually have at least two cameras with me at all times and try to capture…

Tammy

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