Thursday, August 22, 2013


A season pass at the water park has provided a lot of water fun this hot summer. 
Now that the nights are cooling down a bit, we made an addition to the backyard. 
A new hot tub!
What goes best with a new hot tub?
It's a suit so stretchy and comfortable I wore it all day!
I'm wearing this tankini & swim skirt.

Where did I get that new suit you ask....from Free Country has a great selection of tankini tops, swim skirts, and swim shorts that were designed to allow you to mix and match within a color story. The brand has a wonderful outwear and activewear selection to suit your needs for EVERY season. 
*Right now they are having a sale and you have the chance to save up to 70% off all outerwear.*

Check them out on:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

#BackToSchool Cutest Pet Photo Contest #BackToSchool Cutest Pet Photo Contest

 Enter Here:

5 Winners: 14k Gold & Sterling Silver Jewelry Prizes
Peoples Choice: 3 Pet Photos w/ most VOTES
Staff Choices: 1 for Funniest, 1 for Cutest

Enter now or go vote for Day-Z if you don't have a pet!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


What is August all about to me?
Birthdays, friends, and fun.
Heavy emphasis on the birthday.
So I decided to treat my friends to some Jamba Juice while we rode the full moon lift ride at Sundance Resort.

 I always have to sneak in an annual Deanna & Michelle Home Evening bday celebration.

Thank you to the awesome peeps who made the night fantastically fantastic.
I love you; you're my friends.

Saturday, August 17, 2013


How can you tell I'm the world's greatest auntie? Because I'm going to sit through the One Direction movie with my teen niece and her friends.
TriStar Pictures presents ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US, an all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon with of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, and Louis. Coming to theaters nationwide August 30th, please find more details below and at

You and your family are invited to a free special 3D advance screening

Visit and enter the RSVP code: MOMSV2F7 for your complimentary passes. You must have an account with gofobo to download tickets (registration is free). While supplies last. Code is valid for up to 4 tickets, each ticket must have their own barcode. Please note, passes do NOT guarantee admission as theater is overbooked. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. ARRIVE EARLY to the theater for ticket exchange. NO cell phones will be allowed in the theater.

*Note this is for general admission and does not guarantee admission, while supplies last.*

Friday, August 16, 2013


I'm not sure why so many of my neighbors have chickens in their yards...
but she is determined to get what is on the other side of that fence!*

*No chickens were harmed during the filming of this is video. Just a lot of doggy energy spent.

Monday, August 12, 2013


I pay a little more money for good shampoo for my hair. Why not do the same for my dog? After all, she has a little more fur on her to keep looking nice than I do.
My dog is supposed to be white, however, for some reason she likes to roll in dirty, stinky things so she often gets a yellow streak down her back.
There are 4 different pet packs to choose from. I chose the John Paul Pet Ultra Bright-Pack. It comes with Super Bright Shampoo, Instant Detangling Conditioning Spray, and Ear & Eye Pet Wipes.
Day-Z also doesn't like water so taking baths isn't her favorite thing. 
Look at her awkward stance next to the box when I told her what we were going to do.
 Shampooing her yellow mohawk.
She'll stand still in the bathtub if you give her a bonus tummy rub.
Dayz doesn't have long fur, but she has a lot of fur! I decided to give the the conditioning detangling spray a try. I also cleaned her ears and eyes with the wipes (much better than trying to use a Q-tip or something).
After her bath, and she now feels so fresh and so clean that she thinks she is a doggy model. But honestly, the white was looking so bright and with the conditioning spray, her fur felt so soft and had major volume.
Don't worry, there are products for those who have kitties too. Find out more info here:

Guess what...I have the honor of hosting a giveaway for 1 John Paul Pet Grooming System Prepack. Enter below on the rafflecopter form and I wish you lots of luck!

Sunday, August 11, 2013


 Where can you find a place where the people dress fashionably, drink responsibly, and act appropriately...
...definitely not at a country music concert.
But it sure was a good show. Thanks for the music, Alan Jackson.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Thanks to 99.5 fm, I had the opportunity to attend an intimate mini concert this morning. 
Good friends, Coca-Cola, and this guy...
James Blunt
He's so adorable. I just want to take him home and have him sing to me every day. Sigh. 
Happy birthday to me.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

GALLERY DIRECT review & giveaway

As I have traveled the world a little, I have grown an deep appreciation and love of the mountains I have around me in Utah. I often find myself missing them when I am away from home. I found this beautiful photo of the Salt Lake cityscape (which is offered as a free download from an awesome photographer Clint Losee).
After I found the perfect photo, I went to Gallery Direct to have it transformed into a fabulous piece of art. I have had photos printed from several online sites and I must admit Gallery Direct's quality is far superior. 

The site is very easy to navigate through and offers several options for your photos or their available artwork. You can choose to have your favorite piece printed on canvas, paper, aluminum, acrylic, mirror, or birchwood. Options of size, frames, and wraps are also available. Once your order is placed, Gallery Direct will send you emails on the status of your order as it is being processed, shipped, and even after you receive it to make sure you are satisfied. 
The best part about this company?
Their products are made in the USA.

The wonderful people at Gallery Direct are kind enough to allow me to do a giveaway to 1 reader for a 
$135 gift card toward your purchase at their site. Just enter on the Rafflecopter link below:
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

#DisneyPlanes MOVIE

If you want to see the new Disney Planes movie, I recommend you wait until it hits the dollar theater or redbox. At least I got to see my friend Misty for a night.
Planes will be in theaters in 3D August 9. Check out the trailer here.
With Dane Cook as the main character's voice, I'd say this movie might do better with the boy crowd. I can't imagine many princess dressed, pink loving little girls sitting through this film on their own. But then again, I could be wrong. I guess you have to form your own opinion about #DisneyPlanes.

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Last week, I scored tickets to an orchestra concert. I know what you're thinking, an orchestra concert might not sound super exciting to lots of people, but this show was called "Radioactive Orchestra" and it was so much fun!
 Way to go, Salt Lake Pops. 
 There were iPad instruments which were super cool.
Dancers performed with the orchestra during a few songs.
This was their first real concert. You can check them out on YouTube with some incredible videos like this one:
*All of their arrangements are available for high school orchestras to download for free. Way cool.*
Be sure to check them out on

Friday, August 2, 2013

Brad Paisley

Who was able to work with Cracker Barrel and Brad Paisley during his stop in Salt Lake City on the Beat This Summer Tour?
 THIS girl.