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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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  Sometimes it’s hard to create that balance between a chaotic house and a clean house, and every single day I found myself pulling out the art supplies for my daughter Londyn. She loves to draw, and I decided that instead of putting away the art supplies multiple times a week, we would make a permanent table in the family room for her crayons and colored pencils. The great thing about the table though is that the … [Read more...]

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When I was in the brunt of my Master’s degree program, I was an absolute mess. I had just had a miscarriage, I worked full time, I had two young kiddos ages 3 and 2 at home, and I was teaching two college classes to fulfill my requirements of my assistantship. I’m not sure a “mess” is even accurate. I was drowning. I was overwhelmed. I was ready to quit. One day I was in the shower after a terrible day and all I could … [Read more...]

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I don’t discuss religion often around here, but it is a huge part of my life, and lately I have felt the need to share more about us, and I can't share much about us without overlapping with religion. So, I wanted to be completely upfront that this series will involve religion. I met Dan, my husband while we were at Southern Utah University in 2000. I knew that I could marry him within a few weeks of dating him. He was … [Read more...]

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When I was 17 years old, I distinctly remember being interviewed for a scholarship at Southern Utah University. I was nervous that day, but I was determined to do my best. They asked me a question that threw me off, but it wasn’t a very hard question. They asked me, “Who is your hero?” I sat there for a few seconds before I answered honestly, “My hero is my Mom.” I remember specifically explaining how kind my Mom was. I … [Read more...]

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First of all, RugsUSA is having their 80% off sale right now. I have bought several rugs from them and I’ve always been extremely happy with them. {I’ve heard a few rare problems with ordering from them from others, but I have always had a great experience myself}. I just wanted to be upfront about that in case someone has a problem with an order. I’m not affiliated with RugsUSA in anyway, but I love their 80% off sale so … [Read more...]

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I’m about to show you a room that I never intended to. My horrible, cluttered laundry room is a space that I keep the door shut. I’m not proud of it. In fact, most of the time it stinks in there like sour towels. Can you relate? I’m not the perfect housewife. In fact, I have been known to forget about a load of laundry in the washer for a few DAYS, yes days. In fact, there are times when I restart the sour load of laundry … [Read more...]