Back to School Shopping at Deseret Industries

Back to School Shopping at Deseret Industries

This week we are in full-blown back to school mode. All summer I've been pulling out the too-small clothing items from the kiddos closets. I finally bagged them all up in anticipation of our back to school shopping at Deseret Industries. Our shopping trip did not disappoint! Not only did we drop off bags of no-longer needed clothes, but we picked up 19+ clothing items for under $50! That's two complete outfits for each child as well as some mix and match extras. Not bad, eh? We Read more [...]
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Check off your Summer Bucket List with #OREOSummerSweepstakes

This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of OREO cookies. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own.   We're soaking up every last second of summer before the kids go back to school. This weekend we crossed off one item on our bucket list - a family date night for frozen yogurt! As an added bonus, we snapped an instagram picture so we could enter the #OREOSummerSweepstakes!   It Read more [...]

Back to School: Box Tops Storage for Multiple Kids

I can't believe that my children are headed back to school in two weeks! We've all ready made two trips to Walmart to stock up on back to school supplies. I am the Reflections Chair for PTA this year so I've got a lot on my list! I'm fully stocked with sidewalk chalk, pencils, glue sticks, Kleenex, and lots of other goodies. I brought this little guy along as my helper. Even though I am the Reflections Chair, I'm looking out for my friends who are in charge of Box Tops for Education Read more [...]

Three Reasons to Participate in the Worldwide Indexing Event

                          This year I made a direct difference in the life stories of 1396 individuals and helped 1000s more in the process without leaving the comfort of my own home.  How was this possible for a mom of three with limited time and resources? Simple - indexing! And you can, too! This weekend is the perfect time to dive in and try indexing for yourself! From July 15-17, FamilySearch Read more [...]

The Sacred Gift of Childbirth – Book Review

                          Soon after the birth of my first child, my friend Marie-Ange showed up on my doorstep with her arms full of diapers and gripe water.  Even more importantly, she came with the words of encouragement that I so desperately needed after a traumatic birth.  I had been in and out of the hospital for weeks leading up to Lily's birth culminating with pre-eclampsia and a Read more [...]

Summer Bucket List Giveaway – CrEATe dessert shop in Sandy

    It's the first week of summer and my children are busy creating their summer bucket lists. Lists are filling up with playgrounds, splash pads, and all our favorite Utah places to visit. What is on my list? The yummiest Utah restaurants! Have you noticed all the dessert restaurants popping up across the Wasatch front? They are calling my name! One that I am excited to try is CrEATe. CrEATe is located in my hometown Sandy, Utah, at 9305 South Village Shop Drive, across Read more [...]
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My favorite tip for a healthy and happy summer – the new #MyConnectCare App!

Schools out and our days days are looking a little like this ... and this ...                                         and a whole lot of this! Splash pads, zoo days, and all the other fun things summer is made of. Inevitably though, someone eventually ends up looking like this: Luckily this summer I am well-prepared Read more [...]

Get in the garden with Ecoscraps + $100 Walmart Giveaway

  Summer is almost upon us and that means we are all getting our yards ready for entertaining! When it comes to your yard, don't you want what is best for it? I know I do! That is why I look for ways I can be eco-friendly while still giving my yard the TLC it really needs. I first discovered Ecoscraps at the Get Messy Get Clean Festival at Thanksgiving Point last year. Their play tables made from recycled materials were a huge hit with my kids. We had a lot of fun and learned more Read more [...]

Comfort Food Tallarina with Jones Creek Grass-Fed Beef

 Nothing brings people together like good food. You could say that my husband and I fell in love over a bowl of the yummiest, comfort-food meat and pasta dish in his family's recipe box - Tallarina. Bringing all the ingredients to my BYU apartment, he swept me off of my feet with his cooking skills.  What this dish lacks in looks, it makes up for in taste! Especially with ingredients like Monterey Jack Cheese, minced garlic, savory tomato sauce, and grass-fed Jones Creek beef. Check out this Read more [...]

Family time at Baby Animal Days in Kaysville + Giveaway!

                        (Two chances to win family passes! Check it out on below and on my Instagram page! ) My kids are quite vocal about their love of animals. They get it from their Dad! Although I am kind to animals, my kids just can't get enough of them. Spring is one of their favorite times of year because that means Baby Animal Days!  This year it is May 6th and 7th courtesy of Utah State Read more [...]