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My First Blogoversary: Favorite Things Giveaway

It's been a year since I started this blog. I started it on a whim one day last summer as I was feeling down. I wanted a place to record my thoughts, feelings and hopes. That day I never could have imagined what this blogging world would give to me: so much inspiration, ideas, advice and most of all wonderful friendships. I have met the most amazing, strong, supportive, kind and wonderful friends … [Read more...]

Friend Makin’ Mondays: These are a few of my favorite things!

Kasey from All That is Good is on a huge road trip right now. She is actually in Utah today, so Mamarazzi from Dandelion Wishes is in charge of FMM today. And this week's theme is: List 5-10 of your favorite things! So, here it goes: ***My walking trail: I think I'm a little addicted to it. If I am too busy to go I will make time to go at night. It is so refreshing, beautiful and makes me feel … [Read more...]

Favorite Thing Wednesday: iphone envy

Okay, you may find this post a little geeky for someone who just learned to text this year. But, have you heard? The iPhone now costs $99, instead of $199. {This is the phone that two years ago was $599.} ++++ I never really considered getting one because of the price. But ever since it came out I have been hearing about all of the cool applications you can use with this phone. It boggles my … [Read more...]

Friend Makin’ Mondays: What do you love about Summer?

It's Friend Makin' Monday, hosted by the lovely Kasey at All That is Good. This week's task is to tell us 10 things you love about summer!!! I love Summer. This is our first week and I am so excited!!! Some of my favorites are: First is a pedicure. Have you ever heard of glitter toes? I am going to be blogging about them this week! Once I have my pedicure, then it's time for flip flops. It … [Read more...]

Favorite Thing Wednesday: Temple Celebration

Last Friday my two teenagers were able to participate in an amazing production in honor of two temples opening by our home. They have been practicing for three months to get ready. The production itself was truly amazing. The set was huge and the scenery really beautiful. All of the youth made their own costumes and they were amazing. There were over 7,000 young people that performed that … [Read more...]

Wood floors: the laminate vs. real wood debate

As you might know, in November we finally got new carpet - replacing very ugly, fugly white, speckled, stained horribleness. We debated whether to re-carpet the office or go another direction. Jeff's office is directly to the left of the front door and gets a lot of foot traffic. You wouldn't believe how horrible that carpet looked! No matter how many times I got out the trusty steam vac, those … [Read more...]

Trendy Tuesdays: What to wear to the pool?

If you're like me, you dread going to the pool. But if you have kids, they are going to want to swim when it gets hot. In comes the tankini: the answer to a mom's poolside clothing dilemma. It covers up what needs to not be seen, but is much more comfortable, stylish and convenient than a one-piece. And thankfully, there are many cute tankini options out there that won't break the bank. Here are … [Read more...]

Introducing my best blogging friend: Dave

Isn't he great? So steady and supportive. (he makes blogging on the couch so comfy!) Jeff brought him home for me from IKEA (his name really is Dave! -- $20) ++++++++++++++++++ It's going to be nice today. Out to the yard for me. I hope you have a wonderful day! XOXOXO Tweet … [Read more...]

Friend Makin’ Mondays: 10 Things I Love!

It's Friend Makin' Monday again over at Kasey's. Today we are sharing 10 things that we can't live without! ************************ 1. Good jeans. I love to get a good deal, but when it comes to jeans, I will spend the money to get ones that make me look as good as possible. Plus, I'm tall and it's hard to find ones with a long enough inseam. (And my sister owns a great boutique) So my favorites … [Read more...]

Family Motto: Part 2

This is what is hanging on my wall right now. But I think this might be even better! {From Jenny's Bakeshop on etsy} ***************** Isn't it great? (It fits right in with my cupcake obsession...) Have a Terrific Thursday! XOXOXO Tweet … [Read more...]