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Free Activities for Kids in Utah in the Winter

I feel like there are endless things to do with my children in the summer. We mainly hang out in the backyard, at parks, in the mountains, at free splash pads, at the lake, etc. This winter, with two under 4, I’ve been trying to keep them busy, entertained, their wiggles out, etc., all without

How to Make Glitter Vases

I helped throw a bridal shower last week and had so much fun! The bride-to-be had gold, blush, cream, and emerald as her colors. Beautiful together! My mom bought some flowers, and I made the glitter vases. They are super easy to make and turned out quite cute. 1- Take a foam brush and apply modge

$250 ETSY Gift Card Giveaway

I love Etsy and have found some amazing and unique treasures on the webstore. Like these BabyBoomsie Mocs that my daughter is wearing. They are very high quality, comfortable, and have held up really well! And this artwork for my daughter’s nursery found Here. and here. So because I love Etsy and my readers so much, I’m giving away

7 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp When You Aren’t in School

It’s really important to exercise our mind. If we don’t, it’s weakened. For example, after graduating with my Bachelors at age 20, I traveled and learned a new language. Because of this, I was studying often. When I got back to the US, I stopped studying and took a few years off from anything academic.

The Best Mexican Meal—Your Family Is Sure to Love

I love Mexican food, the authentic stuff and the American-Mexican as well. Today we are having a little get together and since it is Cinco de Mayo, we will be having a Mexican meal. My daughter (5 months old) has an authentic dress that my mom just bought her on their recent cruise to Mexico. 

Baby + Blog Update

Hi! As many of you know… I’m pregnant. I’m actually Due December 6, 2014 with a girl (according to the ultrasounds). With my son I went into labor 2 weeks early and had him 4 days later. I have Prodromal Labor aka really-drawn-out-labor (I talk about it here).  This week I’ve started getting lots of early

How To Save Money While Losing Weight

Losing weight is a very difficult and often expensive thing to do.  I’ve gained and lost weight multiple times in my life due to pregnancies, knee surgeries, and other life changes.  As always, I try to be frugal and save where I can. There are many ways to make losing weight less draining on the pocket

The 8th Wonder of the World and The Most Powerful Force in the Universe

If you have ever been in debt, especially debt with a high interest rate, you know that it is not fun. Everyday you are losing money by owing it. An unfortunate fact of life is that it costs money to owe money. Further, debt and interest never take a break. They never sleep, never take

Why, “You Can’t Do It All” is Actually A Compliment

The other day I was stressed out. I had a birthday party to plan, Christmas to decorate for, a big family dinner to help make, a service project I had volunteered for, shopping to get done, cleaning, and a host of other day to day activities going on. And someone said, “You can’t do it all…And

How Families are Strengthened by Forgiveness

Sitting around, chatting and laughing are things my immediate and extended families enjoy regularly. We also play sports together, support each other’s main events, and work on projects we need help on together. We all get along great (usually) and we make a point to get together often. We support and love each other and understand

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