Pumpkin carving FAQs

Oct 20th, 2014
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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...]

The hippest Mormon you’ll ever meet.

Oct 4th, 2014
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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...]

Multi-Functioning Coffee Table {Kid’s Art Supply Storage AND Flower Planter in one!}

Apr 7th, 2014
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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...]

I love this quote!

Dec 15th, 2013
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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...]

A little about us. Part 1: How I met my husband.

Dec 2nd, 2013
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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...]

Who influences you? Miley Cyrus controversy…

Nov 12th, 2013
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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...]

Ulrich Family Pumpkin Extravaganza 2013

Nov 2nd, 2013
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Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! Here are the 2013 Halloween Pumpkin carvings! Our crowd favorites this year was the Duck Dynasty crew. But the Star Wars pumpkins were also a big hit! If you missed our previous years of pumpkins, check them out from 2010, 2011 and 2012! … [Read more...]

Rug decision has been made!! {Master Bedroom Makeover}

Aug 30th, 2013
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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...]

Colorful Laundry Room Makeover

Aug 9th, 2013
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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...]

Us. A weight loss update.

Jul 22nd, 2013
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We had our family pictures taken a few weeks ago. Is it bad that this is my favorite picture we took that day? It’s my favorite because while making the faces, my double chin was temporarily hidden. The end. Let’s just say that yellow isn’t my color. Tears were shed after looking at some of the rest. Unflattering is an understatement. HA! I have shared my feelings about weight loss several times here at All … [Read more...]