Life & Family

Week in Review

How was your week? We had the most incredible storm this week. It’s been a long time coming for so Cal, and it was really awesome to get a ton of rain. We got 4 inches in our area…that is INSANE for us. As much as I don’t love winter, I do love a good … Read more

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Week in Review

What a week! Can you believe that it was just Halloween a week ago today? I don’t know why, but to me it seems like it was already a month ago. Time just seems to be going faster and faster these days. Am I the only one that feels like that? HALLOWEEN FUN Ash and … Read more

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Week in Review

Happy Monday!! What a week it has been. We had company this week and it just flew by way too fast. My sister and her cute family came to stay and play for their fall break. We lucked out with perfect weather and gorgeous fall leaves to give them a real taste of fall…something they … Read more

fall leaves in Utah

Week in Review

Happy Monday! Another week has come and gone and it is really starting to feel like fall. There was even a dusting of snow on some of the mountain tops this week! Yikes! John and I took a ride up the canyon yesterday to see if we could spot any leaves turning colors. We’ve starting … Read more

Week In Review

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice weekend. It has been a busy few weeks around here. Moving Andy into his dorm, school starting for both kids, parent orientations, company, home projects and more. The last couple of days I’ve been taking care of a sick kiddo…and now that second one just went … Read more

Week In Review – Andy is Home!!

Wow. This week’s week in review somehow turned in to a month in review. 😉 Sometimes time just gets away from me and this has definitely been one of those times. I was so busy three weeks ago preparing for Andy’s return. Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning….clearing out, making posters, preparing fun family activities, getting the backyard … Read more

Sam's Birthday

Week in Review

Happy Tuesday! I love a good 3-day weekend because the week following seems so short! How was your weekend? We celebrated with a  mix of some small town and big city celebrations. Every year Provo celebrates the season with a huge line-up of patriotic events called Freedom Fest. I’ve heard about it for years, but … Read more

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waldorf astoria Az Biltmore

Week in Review

I hope you all had a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend! Ash and I just got back, so it feels like a Monday to me. John, Ash and I met up in Phoenix for a quick getaway and to visit some family. It was a quick weekend…made even quicker by a 5 hour flight delay trying … Read more

waldorf astoria Az Biltmore

Week In Review

Today definitely feels like Monday. I am wiped! 😉 We had a fun weekend around here and sure enjoyed a beautiful Easter yesterday. I am the WORST at getting pictures of everyone on holidays…am I the only one? I feel like the day goes by so fast and we are busy enjoying festivities and then … Read more

Week in Review

Happy Monday! I hope you had a beautiful weekend doing something that you love. We’re having a bit of a rough re-entry today. Spring break was last week so we were a little off our normal schedule with lots of staying up late, sleeping in, and doing fun things around town. I wish every week … Read more

Balboa Island Newport Beach

Week in Review

Happy  Monday! How are you all? I decided to take some time off in January and I have to say, it was a nice break…but I have been itching to get back to blogging. 🙂 After a bit of a crazy December and January, I enjoyed taking a couple of weeks to regroup, plan out … Read more

Balboa Island Newport Beach

Week in Review

Happy Thanksgiving week! I can’t believe we are already here! This past week has flown by. I spent the majority of the week prepping and shooting for all things Christmas. John was busy at a conference for the first half of the week, so Ash and I cranked up the Christmas music and put the … Read more

Week In Review

Well, I did it. I finished decorating for Christmas this weekend…on November 15th we are ready to go. 😉 A friend sent me this funny IG post this weekend and I thought…oops! Guilty as charged! lol! No, really. It’s not that I have forgotten about Thanksgiving at all…as a matter of fact, I LOVE Thanksgiving. … Read more

Week in Review

Happy Monday! Whew! What a doozy of a week! To say I’m excited to start a new one is probably an understatement! 😉 Ash probably sums things up best with this image… This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. HA! It wasn’t all bad…but it did feel a wee bit crazy! … Read more

Week In Review

Happy November!! Wow! I can’t believe it! I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween last night. I don’t know about you guys, but Halloween has kind of turned into a month-long activity over the years for us with decorating, pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving parties, dances, trick or treating, fall festivals, fun themed meals…the list … Read more

Week in Review

Hi! Happy Monday! We’re kicking the week off with a rainy day, which is kind of a fun change for around these parts. Well…at least I think it will rain. 😉 They’ve been building up this storm for a week, telling us is going to be huge…which usually means we’ll see some drizzle if we’re … Read more

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Week in Review

Another week come and gone! I tell you, writing these weekly recap posts seems to make time fly even more! This time of year always flies by, but the older I get, the faster time seems to go…which makes these weeks even more precious! What happened in your lives this week? I feel like things … Read more

morning walks

Week in Review

Happy Monday! Is anybody else having a lazy day today? It’s been a little tough to get going with some cool, cloudy temps and fall-like weather. It makes me want to stay snuggled up in bed and have some hot chocolate! FAMILY FUN How was your week? We had a busy one around here with … Read more

Week in Review

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your families. I don’t know about you, but these weeks seem to be going by faster and faster. I used to be really good about posting more family updates here on the blog and as the kids have gotten bigger and busier, I’ve slacked … Read more

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Week in Review

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your Monday! Spring has sprung! What a wonderful week it was with the time changing (I love to spring forward and get that extra hour of golden daylight in the evenings!), the temps showing signs of warming up, and Ashley’s birthday! woohoo! We had a busy … Read more

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san clemente pier

WEEKEND RECAP

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I have to say that here, almost a year later, this weekend was the first one in a LONG time where I felt a little bit of normalcy. Outdoor dining is allowed finally here in CA, so we went…dare I say it…to a restaurant?! I know. I was pretty … Read more

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How Can it Be 2020?!

Hello friends! I can’t believe today is January 6th. This last few months I have felt like the time has gone so fast. The holidays felt like a blur…I think it had something to do with Thanksgiving falling so late and now the kids not starting back to school until today. Here we are in … Read more

Finding Joy in the Journey

I don’t often get too personal here.  It’s a bit of a fear of mine to open myself up to being vulnerable, so I usually stick to the basics of Home Decor and Travel, lighthearted and fun.  But an event occurred in my life yesterday that was hard.  Really hard.  I lost someone dear to … Read more

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Weekend in Review : Easter Fun

Where does the time go?  I can’t believe that we are already heading into the last full week of April!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!  We were lucky enough to have some of our favorite people from Orange County come and visit us for a ski weekend.  We met these sweet … Read more

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Corona del mar

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a fun weekend.  I am in recovery mode today.  John and I had the chance to sneak away for a bit back home to Orange County and it was a much needed trip!  Sunny skies and being by the ocean are always a good cure for the winter … Read more

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City creek 1

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday my friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Monday’s are always tough, but these Monday’s leading into the holidays seem even a bit harder to me because it’s getting cold and all I want to do is lay in bed in my jammies with hot cocoa and watch Hallmark movies.  Who really … Read more

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Brambles 3

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to a great week ahead…especially with Halloween on Wednesday! Woohoo! We had a fun and busy weekend full of family time…my favorite thing!  Saturday morning our dining room chairs arrived! Yay!  I like the way the painted chairs look with the … Read more

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Pumpkins

Week in Review and Weekend Sales

I can’t believe it is Friday already!!  These weeks just keep flying by and I feel the holidays coming on strong.  Do you ever feel like you have so much to do you just start to feel paralyzed…like you can’t get anything done?  I feel like I am running around doing a whole lotta nothing … Read more

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Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  How did we already get to the last Monday of September?!  I feel like it was just July and here we are headed full speed into the holidays.  You have probably noticed a few Halloween posts popping up here and there…I’m sorry!  I can’t help myself! 🙂 So, how was your weekend?  Last … Read more

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Playing Hooky with Great Grandma

It’s been a bit of a slow week around here on the blog, but we have been busy playing hooky from work and school and enjoying some quality time with family.  Sometimes I just get the urge to slow things down a bit and take some intentional time to make memories and do the things … Read more

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A New Year and New Adventures

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  It’s always amazing to me when it seems like we spend countless hours preparing for the holidays over a period of several months, and then poof! it’s all over in the blink of an eye.  A new year often brings with it the … Read more

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