Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Emigration Canyon Scenic Drive


Ive never driven up this canyon before for some reason but it's not very far from Salt Lake and my friend Tiffany met up with us and then she drove my car too so I was able to get tons of good pictures which I am dumping here for you all to enjoy. So...enjoy :)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Make Something You Love - Cricut in Phoenix!

I volunteered at a super cool Cricut event in Phoenix on Tuesday that was in two sessions (morning and afternoon) and it was about letting people come test out / use the new Cricut Maker machine, do some hands on crafts, complete simple tasks to earn pins and win some amazing giveaways!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Surviving Til the End!

Celebrating National S'mores day, more chocolate chip pancakes, Lisa Frank puzzles, reading Tin Tin books, crafts, painting our nails and more. Thursday was my final day with both girls on my home, their parents came back in the evening.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wednesday Washington Adventures!

Wednesday afternoon Aubrey and I headed to the church building to watch the activity day girls perform some things they'd been learning at their 2 day camp. It was pretty cute! We went to the lake in the evening to see one of my friends who lives in Woodinville and got some amazing pictures!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday in Washington

Tuesday turned in to a busy day! I found out Hailey had activity days day-camp from 9 to 3 and on Wednesday as well. Shoot! A lot of the things I had thought we could do, couldn't happen because I wanted her to go, not just Aubrey. But we made do with the time we had.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Headed to Seattle!

This trip has been planned for months! MONTHS! My brother in law and sister were celebrating their 10th (!!) anniversary by going to Canada and asked me to come watch their kids, my nieces, ages 8 and 2. I've never been to Seattle really...well, it's been a long time. So of course I said yes!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

One More Week In Utah

I came back from my Seattle trip (blogging about that here soon) to a dentist appointment to get my permanent crown on my tooth at Apex Dental. They are pretty great and my dentist does a fantastic job and is very personable. 

Next I hit up Hobby Lobby in Sandy to get a few items for the Pinterest party happening tonight!

I downloaded the Noodles & Co app and got $3 off my first meal with the app so I used it to get the Pad Thai. Not a huge fan. The fat noodles were weird and it was spicy even though the guy at the register told me it wasn't. The steak didnt look good but it tasted alright. Not a dish I would try again.

I walked around the mall since it was right there and I had a toe surgery follow up appointment in Provo at 2. Well, it was actually at 1 so I missed it. Oops! Dropped some money at Payless Shoes and Maurices. Soo much cute stuff - I can't even!

Met up with my sister and took the kids to D.I and walked around. Is it just me or have you noticed the prices at thrift store (Esp Savers) going up and up? Not cool and I think people forget that these clothes have been worn before! Probably multiple times! $20 for a sweatshirt?! $12 for a dress? Mmm nope.

Found this amazing shirt but decided not to get it.

I've been hesitant and not had much time or chance to go back to Awaken Studios in Murray for my Caliente class but decided I must go this week or I'd have no chance until next year probably! The first week I was in Utah I had a conference and couldn't go...then Aunt Flow came and she puts me down and out for far too long. Ugh. Then I went to Seattle for a week so I really haven't been able to use up the rest of my classes like I had worked out before I came back to Utah this second time around. Overall it was a really good workout - I felt the burn! Lindsay is awesome and so patient with me and my mixed up feet and flailing arms. Ha!

Great day in Utah for a Monday. Excited to see what the rest of the week has to offer. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Layton Taste of the Town

My brother Matt and I took our nephews Reese and Riley for Pioneer Day. First we went to Bluffdale to a water park which was pretty cool and then up to Layton for Taste of the Town. This is my 3rd year going I think? It's super fun and I was excited to have some new people to go with even though I missed people I have gone with in the past.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse!

Are you planning on watching the eclipse happening on August 21st? I've watched eclipses before and they are pretty amazing!  Most importantly no matter where you are watching it or if its a full or partial eclipse, approved glasses to view it are extremely necessary. 

Check out these approved glasses I found on Amazon!

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Some for adults, some for kids...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Be More Blogger Event

Be More Studios is a workspace for creatives as well as natural light studio and event venue.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Owl Prowl!

My friend Emily told me a month or so ago about an Owl Prowl happening up at Alta Ski resort and I knew I had to sign up! Even better, it was happening while I was going to be in Utah. Score!!

Wasatch Wildflower Festival

One of my Facebook friends RSVP'd to an event invite called Wasatch Wildflower Festival up in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It was on Sunday and so after church I picked up Reese, Riley and my friend Karina and we headed up.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Seven Magic Mountains Pit Stop

Nobody wants to stop here with me anymore it seems. Not during Questival in Las Vegas. Tony says, we've already stopped here. When I was traveling with the dogs it was too much of a hassle to take them in and out + it would have been too hot for them. They are small dogs. So just me...no one was there to stop me and I took advantage. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Snap Conference Recap Day 2

Day 2 of Snap Conference and I am so loving the Rust-Oleum booth area set up! It always looks so awesome and fun to explore. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Time For Utah

Ridgecrest and Salt Lake City are about 10 hours apart. On April 19th, I left Ridgecrest, knowing I would not be back for awhile. Part of me was okay with that but the other part knew I'd miss Jay, my birds and our house so much!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Conference Weekend - Ladies Night Out

I heart being in Salt Lake City for General Conference weekend (#ldsconf) which happens the first weekend in April and October - every 6 months. During Saturday night is the priesthood session for all the men to attend and it's my favorite time to hang out with my sister and other friends. We only have 2 hours and it's hard to fit in all the places I like to go! 

Here are my top favorite spots to spend girls night during the LDS General Conference Priesthood session.

Monday, January 16, 2017

CES 2017 - Day 1

I can't believe this is my 6th year attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It's soo much better when I can blog about it at the end of each day but I was exhausted and out late after the conference, then up early to do it all again so the blogging just didn't happen. Now it feels like a chore to document which sucks because I never want blogging to feel like a chore. However, what I did and saw must be documented so here we go. It also must be noted this is the first year I think that I was actually able to go for 3 full days. I dont stay Sunday since it seems like most companies are dismantling their booths that day but maybe next year I'll go for half of that day or something. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

NYE in Las Vegas

The past 5 years we've lived in Utah, we've never had good plans for New Years Eve. Nothing that is a tradition per say. Once or twice we went out to see a movie and honestly I'd have to look back at my blog to see what else we ended up doing the other years. I think once or maybe twice we went to Idaho but missed the potato dropping in Boise by 10 or 15 minutes. A pro to being in Boise for New Years is that my sister in law & her husband throw a really fun dinner party.  In Utah, I always wished we'd get invited to a party but that never happened and our place wasn't the best for having a lot of people over. So since we still don't have any good traditions for New Year's we decided to give last Las Vegas a try. 

The night was dark and cold. In fact, as we got in to Nevada it was raining some. Was not expecting that!

We finally found parking in a shopping strip and walked and walked to get to the strip. It was probably just a mile or so. If we do this next year, I have some ideas how we will do things differently. 

It was time for dinner (at 8pm!) and I have been wanting to eat at Yard House for a long time and it finally happened! Expensive but really good food. I am not sure where my pictures of the food that night went. I ordered a pasta dish and Tony got a hamburger. 

We walked around on the strip and explored some of the hotels...

It was a little annoying that you could not cross the strip wherever you wanted to. They had the street shut down, no traffic, but big gates set up in the middle and only a few spots to cross to the other side. We walked from about the Linq to the end of the street where this huge bus and lots of patrol cars were blocking the street and we crossed and walked down the opposite side. Kind of interesting. Someone said they blocked it off so that people didnt destroy the landscaping but I'm not so sure. There were quite a lot of police and military people out patrolling the streets. We were in one spot and a bunch of cops were chasing a guy who had ran beneath the building into the parking garage. Men with guns running everywhere, so fast! It was kind of funny but kind of not and we kept walking.

We were ready for the fireworks and countdown at 10 seconds to midnight. Of course we kissed and then you could turn your eyes any direction and see fireworks - all synchronized! It was pretty awesome. Once the show was over we walked back to the car because, what else was there to do?

(soo cold - Tony let me wear his coat)

All in all, it was a fun way to spend New Year's Eve. I procrastinated leaving Utah a bit but next time it would be fun to get a hotel on the strip and not have to worry about finding parking. Maybe we will find friends to split a room with next time and do that. It was nice to break up the drive from Salt Lake to Ridgecrest even though I was a bit sad to miss Tony's family fun dinner. It will be interesting to see how we end up spending next New Year's Eve. Anything is possible!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Top 10 Posts of 2016

A few days in to 2017 and I'm still hanging on to some awesome memories of 2016. Here are 10 of my top posts of last year! Take a look...