Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CES 2018 - Day 2


Day 2 of CES and I was ready to walk and walk. We decided to explore the Sands Convention Center upstairs first and then catch a shuttle to the main convention center. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Good Morning from CES 2018!

Hey friends! I know its been a bit since I have posted here but I've been actively blogging on my craft and travel blogs so if you have not been to either of those to see all the fun things I've been doing...you gotta go see.

Anyways! Right now I am at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here in Las Vegas. I believe this is my 8th? time coming? Not super sure but it's always a fun time to be here and I will be sharing some fun info and photos in the coming days about my experience here. 

When I arrived it was raining. Quite a lot. I got to the hotel where I was staying the first night with my friends Marie and Mark and then got on a shuttle to take me to the Excalibur and from there got on a different shuttle to get to the convention center where I met up with my friends and started exploring!

This curved TV display was quite something to watch

We hung out at booths for awhile and got pictures of fun stuff

Transferring a photo with water to another place. He did a good job!

I love this idea and think it would be cool to get one. I'm all about recording my side of the story when on the road and believe a dash cam is crucial for backing up incidents that maybe happen on the road.

A group performing in one of the halls

Check out this monitor - its all in one! So amazing...so big/long!

A lot of people were obsessed with The Wall. Huge TV screen and it could display all kinds of things. You could have multiple things displayed at once it seemed or have just a nice outdoor scene or a movie/tv playing.

I got to CES around 2pm I think on Tuesday (the first day) and the show floor closed at 6pm. I was able to spend a lot more time and get more pictures on Wednesday so I'll be sure to share that with you soon!

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.