Saturday, October 29, 2011


I'm not sure, but I think they just called me fat.

Seriously. why is the ladies so much bigger?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


It's been awhile since I've been to a Provo Meetup photo shoot. Lots of dead people at the salt flats just in time for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


North Orem needs to spell check themselves before they wreck themselves. Yikes.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Interchangeable Beaded Watch GIVEAWAY ( - CLOSED

Remember when I wrote this post about buying a watch while in the Czech Republic because I wanted to exercise my brain? Well, I loved that watch while I was traveling, but now I have found a new place to get a watch that will also allow me to match it to my wardrobe (when I'm not living out of a suitcase and have a few more options to wear).

It's an online shop called ChunkyBling.comChunky Bling started out in northern California and recently relocated to Utah (shout out for my local readers). 

What I'm saying is instead of wearing the same boring watch each day, you can shop here for an interchangeable watch and change your style as often as you like.  

Let me explain it a little:
The first step is to choose an interchangeable watch band. You can choose from pretty much any color and 3 styles (casual, funky, or elegant). 
The Second step allows you to choose an interchangeable watch face. Again you have lots of color options and the faces range in size small, medium, or large.
Easy peasy.

They also offer cute Swarovski rings, charm cluster necklaces, and mother's birthstone bracelets (perfect gift just in time for Christmas).

The nice people at have offered to giveaway an interchangeable beaded watch to one of my readers. The winner may choose any combination of band and face!

If you can't wait for the giveaway to end, you can use the coupon code DEANN286 to get any watch set for just $24.95 until November 14, 2011. This is a really good deal!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I took a quick little vacation with the parental unit to McCall, Idaho.

Cool finds on the drive

Hanging out with the locals

Took a scenic drive though Hells Canyon

Crossing the last dam in Hells Canyon

Visited Gold Fork hot springs

 4th annual McCall Pumpkin lighting festival

 Shoshone Falls
 Evel Knievel Snake River Gorge jump site
Nearly didn't make the hike...

Creepy friends found on the path (I almost peed my pants trying to get close enough to take this photo.

Saturday, October 22, 2011 by Belvedere Designs

These are the walls of my dear friend. No, he did not just move in. Boring, isn't it?!
I suggested to add some Vinyl Wall Art or Wall Decals. The only question now is where to find them. I discovered by Belvedre Designs.

They have super cute designs that are totally affordable, easy to apply (tool included), and customizable (color/size). They have Vinyl Wall Quotes (for every room of your house) and Wall Art that are pre-designed or you can create your own custom Vinyl Lettering. How cool is that?! 
Here are some examples of my favorites:

I know what you're asking because we had the same thoughts...
Will vinyl wall quotes damage the paint or texture on my walls? No.
Can I put vinyl wall words on textured walls? Yes.
Does the company have a guarantee? Yes.
Does Belvedere Designs ship internationally or to a PO Box? Double yes.
Are these totally fun to have on your walls? Of course!

Side note: They even have the ever-so-popular Custom Vinyl Family Stickers available for your car. Check em out.

If you love these Wall Quotes, you can also check them out on facebook and their blog for special discounts and fun contests. Another bonus: you have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate in their monthly contest by submitting photos of your wall quotes.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

UP House

I recently discovered there is a house in Herriman, Utah, that was built to resemble the house imagined for the Disney Pixar movie Up. So I watched the movie (I'm a little behind) and headed over to see it.

When I say it is just like the house (which plays a key role in the movie), I mean pretty much EVERY detail you can see is recreated.

Not all rooms were shown in the movie and had to be created.

The furniture, handrails, CLOSETS, retro kitchen appliances, home theater room...this place is beautiful on the inside and if you don't mind the pastel colors on the exterior you could live in it. That's right, it's for sale. If you have a spare $400,000 in your pocket, you can own the Up house.

Directions: Going northbound on Bangerter Highway, turn left on 126th South. Travel straight for a few blocks. Turn left at the light at Herriman/Main Street. You'll pass a rec center and school and if you keep an eye out on the left hand side, you'll see the brightly colored house. Turn left and the house is on the right on the corner.

Monday, October 10, 2011


I have a new dentist who offers laughing gas to patients at no extra charge.
Deanna on gas can get a little funny...and I've been visiting him a lot lately.

1st visit
Dentist to assistant: I need a diamond.
deanna: A diamond?!
Dentist: it's a drill.
deanna: a grill?! Like a black person?!
*The assistant said she would make a note in my file to not give me gas on my next visit.

2nd visit
After leaving the office, I went through a 2 hour series of laughing hysterically and then crying (tears included) because I didn't know why I was laughing. I'm pretty sure that happened 5 times. I might have even walked into a wall or two trying to walk out of the office.
*The dentist told me he gave me 15% more oxygen and turned it on earlier to bring me back to normal faster.

3rd visit
*A new assistant asked if I wanted the gas. My head said no, but my mouth told her yes.
The dentist put some sort of rubber piece over my mouth which I later found out is called a rubber dam.
deanna: Is that a whoopee cushion on my face?
assistant: No, it's just there to help keep things from getting in our work space.
deanna: why is there a whoopee cushion on my face?

*The new assistant said she's never seen it affect someone as much as it does when I come in. Lucky me!
I have at least one more visit coming up. I'll let you know how it goes.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


I just can't shake this root canal thing so the dentist keeps giving me medicine that makes me sleep. A LOT. I learned that the root of the tooth hangs out near the sinus line so I decided to try bedding for allergies to make my situation a little more bearable. I was told my pillow was a truly allergy free pillow, made with a shell using the certified 100% cotton Allersoft.  Trust me, good sleep comes when you have a good pillow!
Quality benefits of the allergy pillow are:

  • With a mean flow pore size diameter of 5 microns, this fabric is one of the most effective barriers against pet dander, dust mites, bed bugs and other harmful allergens.
  • A much tighter weave and higher thread count offers the best in durability from laundering.
  • 4 oz per square yard with 280 threads stitched per square inch.
  • Air permeability reading of 5 which indicates a wonderfully cool fabric.
  • All covers are sewn with a "safety" double stitch and at least 12 stitches/inch.
  • Latex free
  • Hypoallergenic polyfiber fill with no added chemicals
  • Machine washable

I received the product mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, October 3, 2011


I'm pretty sure laser hair removal is a scam (unless, of course you work at a place and can do it to yourself 1,724 times).

Instead of calling it laser hair REMOVAL, it should be called laser hair it will probably just take longer to grow back.