Family Favorite Halloween Activities in Utah

Halloween time is here and our October has been jam packed with fun, fall things to do in Utah! Today I'm sharing a few of our family favorites so that you can join in on the fun! Skeletons, Spiders, and Sea Life - Oh My!  The Haunted Aquarium in Draper is SPOOKTACULAR! All your favorite aquarium attractions with the added fun and flair of Halloween - skeletons, tombstones, spider webs and more! From skeleton dives with the sharks to pirate alchemy to trick or treating, you don't want Read more [...]

How to Score Ridiculously Inexpensive Halloween Costumes!

Seeing my little ones in big-bellied Halloween costumes makes my heart go pitter patt! Not only did all three of my kiddos find the exact Halloween costume they wanted this year, but we scored all three of them for under $30 - TOTAL! Want to know my secret? Deseret Industries! Instead of buying a brand new costume, I checked out Deseret Industries selection of like-new items. This cute frog prince costume that turned out to be brand new - $12 buckaroos! And the fun didn't stop there! Read more [...]

5 Reasons to go to the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus + a Discount Code!

                                            Day two of Kyler's 5th birthday celebration! We spent the night at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus at the Vivint Smarthome Arena. My kids remembered how fun the preshow was last year so we were scrambling to get there before it started! We made it just in time. When Read more [...]

Things to do in Utah this weekend

At 20 weeks along, my morning sickness is FINALLY starting to let off a little bit! Woohoo! This weekend we are celebrating with a lot of family activities. Here are some of the fun things on our agenda. 1. Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey circus is in town! You are in luck because I scored you a discount code for Saturday night. Use the code DADS. The circus will be at the Vivint Arena through this Monday night so don't miss out. You can catch all the details here.  My kids are so Read more [...]
The Last Descent

Movie Review: The Last Descent

  Amidst a box office full of fanciful stories and fight scenes, it's refreshing to be exposed to real-life stories. At first glance, The Last Descent is the story of young father and medical student, John Jones, and the tragic Nutty Putty Cave rescue attempt in Utah. That is what I expected. What I saw was so much more - a raw and real look at life, relationships, and our individual defining moments. The Last Descent is an equally heart wrenching and heartwarming introspective movie Read more [...]

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Out of This World Giveaway!

  The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is coming to town and this year it is Out Of This World! Our family is going to kick of Kyler's birthday weekend. What better way for our little dare devil to start of this fifth year, right? I'm hooking one lucky reader up with a family four pass for opening night. Plus, this year there is a NEW DISCOUNT for Saturday night as it's the Women's session of General Conference for the LDS church. Perfect chance for Dad to take the kiddos Read more [...]

What You Really Need on Your Baby Registry

This pregnancy is flying by! I am almost 18 weeks along and already thinking about must-haves for my sweet baby this time around. We've been through this 3 times before so I have a pretty good idea about what we need to keep our little pumpkin happy and safe. Technology has changed in the last 5 years so I am excited to be adding a few new things to my list! Here's what I am pulling out of storage and putting on my wish list the 4th time around:   Thermometers sure have come along Read more [...]
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 [...]