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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 flooring project. <---Hallelujah! And Dan has been quite hilarious about finding "soft" rugs. I, on the … [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...]

Jordan's Tribute Wall

Often I begin painting a piece of furniture only to discover that the piece doesn’t want to be anything like I’d planned. I’ve come to realize that my pieces turn out better when I let them “tell” me what they want to be, and I just go with it. This post is something like that, so stay with me here… I planned a fantastic post—transforming a giant metal clock with BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder. Every time I sat down … [Read more...]

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I'm so proud to finally announce that I have made a decision on a wood floor!!! <---- yep that was three exclamation marks. It was almost exactly a year ago when I wrote about the  7 ways to cope when you hate your carpet post. It's been a long time coming, and I'm so excited that 2015 is the year that I will finally get rid of the carpet that haunts me in my sleep. The carpet has been taunting me for over 5 years … [Read more...]

Favorite Posts of 2014 copy

Phew, what. a. busy. year. I really love these “year in review” posts. I love looking back on the year and seeing all the fun things that we have done/changed/renovated! I hope that 2015 proves to be just as fun! I have had a great year of new friendships and old friendships, adventures and challenges! It has seriously been amazing! And thank you all for following along! I couldn't do what I do without you! So, … [Read more...]

All Things Thrifty Christmas Decor

I’m gonna be honest folks, I’m a natural procrastinator. I’m usually scrambling around at the end of December to get everything done on my Jolly To Do List. But, I’ve vowed this year to be on top of things! In fact, I even have my Christmas card done and ready to mail out today! I am sooo proud. In fact, I'll even show you to prove it! My good friend Malea Ellett took our family photos, and she did a great … [Read more...]


You better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why.... I AM A PART OF A GINORMOUS GIVEAWAY!! Someone pinch me! I can only give you a little glimpse into some of what is about to go down, but just know it is of epic proportions!! Introducing:     First, what you need to do is head over to 24 Merry Days to follow along. You'll also want to find them on Facebook so you don't miss out on any … [Read more...]


We are sleep deprived and exhausted, but the pumpkins were a huge hit!  I took a short video of the crowd just to document the craziness. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us again this year! It is a fun tradition and our kids LOVE it! So without further adieu, check out our 2014 carvings! Which one do you like best? Our Frozen pumpkins were a hit! The shaded Elsa and Anna took about 4 hours each to … [Read more...]


Every year we have a pumpkin carving party and I CANNOT believe that this is our 10th annual event. Where does time go!?! We help our friends and neighbors carve their pumpkins that night, and we even give them tips and tricks about carving! If you want to see our crazy-fun pumpkins from the last few years, check out 2013, 2012, and 2011. I love to share our party invitation for those of you who are planning parties of … [Read more...]


A few weeks ago on the World’s Longest yard sale, one of my friends who was on the trip asked me a question about my faith. She said, “Do you have electricity?” I burst into laughter and about died laughing. I will keep her identity secret, but you better believe that I will never let her live that down.  I answered her in a serious tone and said, “Only on Sundays” <----sense the sarcasm, of course. By the end of the … [Read more...]