Prom Pictures

Ty went to his first Prom on Saturday. It was a day full of fun. They woke up early and went to breakfast at Jeremiah’s then headed up to Park City to the outlets then to Midway to the Homestead Crater.  I was so worried about them driving all the way to Park City that I couldn’t sleep at all the night before. But they were fine just like he said they would be Dinner was Tokyo Station and the dance was at Weber State.

Ty had asked me to take their group pictures, instead of them having them taken at the dance. My niece also asked me if I could do her group too. I have done two groups before and have said I would nevIMG_7002er do it again but I couldn’t tell my cute niece “no”. Actually though the pictures went great. The first group was on time and the second group was running late so I had plenty of time to get from one location to the next.
Prom PicturesThe photos were taken behind the Best Western High Country Inn on 12t Street in Ogden and Ogden Eccles Community Art Center. I called both places in advance to get permission. Sometimes they have events so it’s always good to call and check first.

Here are a few of my favorites.


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Metal bar stools at Smith’s Marketplace

stoolsDo you love my little photo bomber that kept jumping into my shot? He was obviously dressed by an older brother in a too big Thunder jersey and he wanted the world to see it. Haha! Maybe his cuteness will make up for the blurry Iphone pic!

So behind the photo bomber are metal bar stools for $24.99! I bought six reds one last year at Smith’s Marketplace in North Ogden and I love them. They are back in stock as part of their summer supply.  I’ve seen them other places for double or three times this price. So if you are looking for some great bar stools snag these up before they are gone, and believe me they are going to go fast.

They are out front between the two entrances. They come in purple, red, baby blue, silver (gone), black (one left) and royal blue. And… Smith’s will deliver them locally on Fridays if they won’t fit in your car!

Run Away


Out of all six of my boys I have only had one that has ever wanted to run away. However, he never made it far. I’d find him and his backpack in the garage, on the side of the house or eventually he’d just come back home. This same child would also tell me that he wanted to live with me forever and as he has gotten older he talks about the day he will move out.

Being a parent is seriously one of the hardest, yet most rewarding jobs ever. I recently was reading a book I just happened to pick up. I don’t even know the name of the book or who the author is but I happened to come across the above paragraph that I had to snap a picture of with my phone.

I guess the paragraph really hit me as that is how I want my boys to always feel about me and about home. Maybe not to that extend where they are getting homesick at school, but I just want them to always want to run away from the world to our home, that they know I will always be here and that this is a safe place for them.

Chalk Art Tips!

Screen shot 2016-03-02 at 10.57.44 PMI had no idea creating these darling chalkboards was so easy. I have horrible handwriting and even I could do it. I love the idea of spraying the board with a matte spray so the chalk doesn’t come off! That is just brilliant. If the video doesn’t come up, watch it here.

Top 5 places to eat/shop in St. George

One of my favorite places to visit in this beautiful state that we live in is St. George. In fact, if I could move there I would. It’s always warm, the houses are beautiful and there is so much to do.

A couple of weeks ago I headed south to the St. George Parade of Homes. It has been a tradition for about 10 years and is something I look forward to every February.

Part of that tradition is going to eat at our favorite places and shopping at our favorite stores. If these places ever went out of business Cyd and I would be so sad!

Here is the list — if you are in town be sure to stop by and support these places:

  1. Tiki Island Broiler – 144 W Brigham Rd. Ste. 14
  2. Ichiban Sushi & Seafood Buffet – 969 N 3050 E
  3. The D.I in St. George has such a fun collection of treasures.
  4. This T.J. Maxx has the BEST clothes, shoes, furniture and more.
  5.  Last but not least, Fabulous Freddies. Yes I’m talking about a gas station. This gas station has styrofoam cups and yummy pebble ice.

Where is your favorite place to eat/shop in Southern Utah?

Tiny Homes

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The tiny home trend is on the rise throughout the country. It’s crazy to me that you can get everything you need in under 200 square feet. I’ve been out at Maximus Extreme Living Solutions in West Haven doing commercials, video and a story for Wasatch View magazine’s April edition.  It’s been a great experience.

They have been featured on HGTV and FYI Network and will be at the Standard-Examiner Spring Home and Garden show this weekend. So if you’ve ever wanted to see inside a tiny home, now is your chance to check one out.

Watch the tour here.

Kitchen Inspiration

I’ve been dreaming about my new kitchen and been spending way too much time on Pinterest.

If we get the home we want, the one built in the 80’s, we will completely remodel the kitchen. The kitchen nook is a little awkward so I’ve been looking at different ideas to make it flow.

I absolutely love this option from f07a7bca49a5b719b4d46d8e96de41a0

This option from is my absolute favorite. It fits my style perfectly. Isn’t it just gorgeous? Just not sure how well it would hold up with a house full of boys!

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Celebrating LOVE everyday

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s cold and snowy and half of my family is in sunny St. George for baseball.

Our first Valentine’s together Mac said to me, “Why do we need a day to celebrate love, we should celebrate love everyday!”

19 1/4 years later and we’re still celebrating LOVE everyday! So tomorrow when today is over, remember to keep celebrating the ones you LOVE <3


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Gorgeous Wood Flowers

Have you seen thesIMG_2057e gorgeous wood flowers on social media and Pinterest? They are absolutely gorgeous and have a timeless look to them. They are made right here is Ogden, yet they sell them throughout the country. I stopped by Eco Flower to last week to do a story for Wasatch View. You can watch all of this week’s show here.

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Party Slush

Here’s the thing, this is the best slush ever and it is perfect for every occasion. The problem is I can never find the recipe for it. The recipe comes from my friend Cyd. Last time she gave it to me I told her I would write it down. Her response, “ya right.” So I’m not only writing it down, I’m also putting it here and on Pinterest.

Here is the original recipe for Marla’s Slush. I like original recipes, but hopefully you can read it. One change I make is I add frozen raspberries instead of the fruit mentioned.