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Gratitude and a Free Shirt

What are you grateful for? This week I’ve been really grateful for: My husband. My crazy and awesome kids. The internet. Weather forecasts. $1 sodas at McDonald’s. Rainbow chip cake. Modern medicine. Naps. My  boots from Costco. The fact that the mailman comes everyday.

Grandelash MD Review

  GrandeLASH MD Review A few months ago I found myself staring at my friend Kelly’s eyelashes.  They were so long!  I couldn’t tell if they were real or not; and to my surprise, they were!  She said she got GrandeLASH MD at a local professional beauty store and it […]

How to Style a Swing Dress

Cents of Style has a crazy awesome promotion going on right now where you can snag one of these swing dresses for only $21.95 SHIPPED!  They have it in over 15 colors and sizes up to 3x.  Just use promo code DRESS2016 at checkout. Ends Oct. 23rd. To help promote this […]

Lily Road

My friend, Rachel, from California recently started an online boutique with her friend.  I had the oppurtunity to talk to her about the goals of her company and how things are taking off.  One of the unique things about her company, Lily Road, is that every month they celebrate someone […]

Where the PinkSourcing Video Went Wrong

Like many of you, I have recently viewed Kristen Bell’s satirical video on what she calls “Pinksourcing.” In the video, she satirizes the gender pay gap by stating that companies can save money by outsourcing to women, who they can pay for “77 cents on the dollar.” While I enjoyed the […]

I made a swimsuit!

I have been wanting to make a swimsuit forever and finally got brave enough.  I eased into it by starting with a refashion.  Below is the original swimsuit.  Granted, it’s really cute.  But my torso is quite long and the tiny bandeau strap wasn’t doing a sufficient job.  Long story […]

Hawaiian J-Slips

Hawaiian J-Slips

Last month it was “homeless week” at BYU.  This is the week when your current housing ends, but your new housing hasn’t started yet.  Seeing herself in a predicament, my sister Sabrina moved in with us for a short stay until her new apartment was ready.  The whole time she […]

Tackling Stress: Three Ways to Take Out Stress and Take on Calm

It’s been nearly 12 years since my first panic attack, and I have suffered on and off with them in the proceeding years—but not without learning a thing or two from them. I have found that the best way to defeat stress is to face what triggers it. It’s been […]

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Baby Shower DIY: 3 Creative Ways to Give Diapers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SuperAbsorbent #CollectiveBias #Ad If there was a frequent flier card for baby showers, I could have traveled the world by now. With over 100 cousins between my husband and me, there are lots […]

How much does it cost to throw a 5k? Find out from a race director.

How much does it cost to throw a 5k?

The first time I realized people paid money to run I was baffled. Why would you pay to do something you can do for free? As someone who didn’t enjoy running at the time, I didn’t understand the motivation behind organized races, especially paying to race. I also thought the […]

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