My fabulous fall “to do list” and printable

The fall leaves at the Parleys Canyon summit headed to Park City, UT... beautiful already!!

The fall leaves at the Parley’s canyon summit headed to Park City UT … beautiful already! Fall is the time for sweaters, falling leaves, pumpkins, apple cider, and Halloween!  I love this time of year even though I know it’s the beginning of winter.  Some of my favorites of fall are putting on those cozy sweaters with a cute pair of boots along with our

See the best of London in 5 days…

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Todd and I were blessed with the chance to travel to the UK this past July and we had a blast in London before heading to Scotland and Ireland.  Here is what we did while we were there.  We were exhausted everyday as we fell into bed but we also had so much fun.  We felt like locals as we caught the tube and the

Birthday Calendars

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Do you have a hard time remembering all the birthdays you need to? I DO!  I have the hardest time keeping track of the birthdays for my family and friends so I decided this fall to get more organized and I’m starting with getting my birthdays all in one place.  To start, I went online to find the calendar that would work best for me…

Overcoming Adversity


Amazing race is one of my most favorite shows to watch and is a Sunday night ritual for us.  This last season, that concluded in May, was no exception!   As they introduced the teams, Todd and I were so excited to see the return of Dave and Connor O’Leary.   We found that we had many things in common with them… such as living

Lake Powell… it’s paradise!

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By the time you read this, we will be half-way through our houseboat week on Lake Powell.  It’s at the top of my list of favorite places to go (mostly because I’m there with my fam) and it’s our family’s favorite tradition.  This week will be our maiden voyage on our own as we have always gone with our dear friends, the Smarts, so it

Missionary homecoming

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After serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the past 1 1/2 years, my daughter, Hilary, has returned from the New Jersey Morristown mission!   I loved having her serve but I am SO happy to have her home.   If you know me, you know that one of my favorite things to do is to throw a party

Oh, what should I do in the summertime?

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Well, we’re almost 1/2 way through the summer already (if you live in Utah and have kids in school, you ARE 1/2 through) and have you done 1/2 the things you wanted to?   I don’t know about you but at the beginning of every summer I think of all the fun things I want to do yet, somehow I don’t get around to them.

5 more little things you can do today to make you happier


6. Help others – 100 hours a year is the magical number The best piece of advice I found is that to make yourself feel happier, is to help others.  In fact, 100 hours per year (or two hours per week) is the optimal time we should dedicate to helping other in order to enrich our lives. Shawn Achor’s book, The Happiness Advantage, says this about

What 5 little things you can do today to make you happier

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1. Exercise more – 7 minutes might be enough You might have seen my blogpost last week that featured an APP called the 7 minute workout… so, f you thought exercise was something you didn’t have time for, maybe you can fit it in after all. As Tricia shows us every Monday, exercise has such a profound effect on us… not only our happiness and well-being

You’re more POWERFUL than you think… px

I saw this commercial this past week and was so intrigued by it that I immediately looked it up on the web to see what APPS were used to make this great ad.  Watch it to see if it does the same for you ( I personally love the guy who weighs himself… its so me!). Here is the list and the links to the