front yard landscaping overhaul

If you are landscaper, I owe you major props. My back aches. My hands hurt, and I now realize that I'm kind of a wuss. For this farm girl, that's hard for me to admit. We started a big project in our front yard. Our neighbors kept driving past, and after waving to us 5 times in a 9 hour timeframe, I'm sure they were thinking, "What the H are they doing!?!?" I have to admit, yesterday was a long day.  Working in the … [Read more...]

Wizard of Oz Girls Camp

I am LDS {or a Mormon}. If you want to know a few details about my faith, I wrote a post explaining some of the general ideas here. If you have questions about Girls' Camp in general, scroll to the bottom of this post. :) Planning camp was an overwhelming task at first, I admit. We have 250 girls in our Stake. The Stake Committee Director Ally chose the theme: "The Wizard of Oz." Specifically, we based our entire … [Read more...]


More often than not, being a blogger really does have its perks! For example: getting the chance to share with YOU {my BFF's} the best deal of the year!! For this week only, you can save up to $18 per ticket on Disneyland Resort tickets! This offer is good for travel any time in 2015, but you have to book now! This offer ends May 2nd. That savings is HUGE... especially when taking your whole family! For all the … [Read more...]

Hanging Coral Flower Pots (1 of 7)

This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. I received compensation from BHG at Walmart. All Opinions are 100% my own. Since I live in Southern Utah where the weather is a smidgen ahead than the majority of the country, our Spring is in full swing. In fact, summer will be here in just a few weeks for us. I love color, and when I saw these awesome coral flower hanging baskets from Walmart, I could not … [Read more...]

Front Porch (6 of 9)

Today, I took Melissa's #lovethehomeyouhave challenge. Specifically I choose "Day 14" and spruced up my front door and porch. In the back of Melissa's new book Love the Home you Have, she gives short challenges to help boost your mood and adoration of your home. I love it! What a fun idea. It's easy to get in a rut and look only at what we dislike about our surroundings. I love how positive the book is, and how easy it … [Read more...]

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I finally decided on a 2015 motto. Yep, I run a little late with this stuff. It's ok. I've embraced that I'm a chronic over-thinker, and I can be an introvert at times. I guess the main thing is that I don't take a goal lightly. This year I want to focus on these four words... Be a Little Sweeter <---FREE Printable I want to be a little sweeter to my spouse, to my kids, to my neighbors, to my family, to my … [Read more...]

Home Legend Barrett Distressed Hickory (1 of 3)

I promised a quick reveal of the floor, and I finally have pictures to show you!!  To remind you how each area looked before, I'm including some before pictures. I'm a sucker for before and afters, so if you are like me, you are going to love this post! The kitchen:  If you remember on my wood flooring concerns post, I was worried that the new flooring would clash with my wood cabinets. I am sooo happy that it … [Read more...]

Singing time for Valentine's Day copy

We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. If you have questions about this, check out my post HERE. Dan {my cute hubby} is the primary chorister which means that for a an hour or so on Sundays he gets to sing primary songs with the kids. After the overwhelming response from sharing Dan's Valentine Primary Chorister idea on Instagram yesterday, we decided to post instructions to help those that … [Read more...]

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I love these 10 rugs.  Rug #1 Rug#2 Rug #3 Rug #4 Rug #5 Rug #6 Rug #7 Rug #8 Rug #9 Rug #10 Dan isn't the type of husband that just says, "Yes Dear." In fact, when he says those words, it is only to taunt me. He always has an opinion, and most of the time it is appreciated, but at times it is tricky when there are too many opinions if you catch what I'm dropping. As you know, we are almost done with our … [Read more...]

Primary notebooks 2015 theme LDS small

I have a new calling. {I'm LDS, and if you are curious about that, click on my post about being the hippest mormon you've ever met HERE.} I'm the new Primary Secretary. Can I just say that whoever has had this calling is my hero. Holy cow!! My organization skills are being put to the test. Our primary is quite large with almost 140 kids. Plus, it is a busy time of year changing all of the 2014 classes over to 2015. … [Read more...]