Sunday, May 31, 2015

ZUBELS & Parents Magazine GIVEAWAY

Spring time means it's baby time. Need a good baby gift idea for a little one you know? Zubels are 7" eco-friendly rattles that are 100% hand knit, cotton, and non-toxic. There are several several options you can choose from and I at the Zubels website. If you go to the site, you can sign up for future offers and use coupon code ZU15 for 15% off your purchase. The best part, they are made in USA and made for ages from newborn and up.
*Be careful- the dog might think it's a fun toy too.*


Another BONUS/GIVEAWAY for my readers from 4/27-6/1, you can get a 1 year subscription (12 issues) to Parents Magazine for FREE here. This could be a great gift for an expecting parent you know that is super unique!

I received this item for free in return for my honest opinion.

Friday, May 29, 2015


We all change throughout our life. If we didn't, the world would be full of a million astronauts and princesses while we rode around on unicorns or race cars.
Sometimes we change for the better, but sometimes for the worst. That doesn't mean you can't change again fix that bad attitude.
Those friends/family who stand beside us through both our good AND bad times are the ones worth keeping. They are the ones we can count on to be there when we most need them (even if we say we don't need their support). They might even nudge us and try to tell us to shape up.
Be sure to take a look at yourself before you point any fingers. Chime on!


Memorial Day weekend was a little more special for me this year.
 I went to a service as part of Provo's Freedom Festival.
I haven't been in the country for over 8 years for the 4th of July and I am so excited for all of the patriotism summer brings. I live with the best people, in the best state, in the best country in the world. I am so thankful.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Today was the last day of the Payson, Utah, temple open house.
 I went with a group to go through one more time.
I'm a little bit obsessed over this beautiful place, but can you blame me?!
Want to learn more about it? Click here.

Thursday, May 21, 2015


My nephew graduated from Tooele High School tonight. 
What kind of an aunt would I be if I didn't show up with a cool sign, poppers, and a cowbell to make some noise for him?! There is no need to answer that question because I brought all of those things. 
I found a sweet 9.6 inch white Cowbell with black stick grip handle to make is easy for awesome cheering. The bell has a smooth finish with makes the surface easy to decorate and customize with stickers, decals, paint, or permanent markers to show off your team/school/event spirit. For decorating ideas, you can visit their company Facebook page. #CowBells4U
 Our cheering section was amazing! Congratulations Braxton.
Now go get a job!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect...
it means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections.
So be happy and maybe eat a cupcake.
You can't be sad when you're holding a cupcake.

Sunday, May 17, 2015


I went to the 44th Annual Art Ball at the Springville Museum of Art with a few friends.
 The evening was full of mocktails,
 a scavenger hunt with prizes (I totally won that book I'm running away with),
silent auction,
 fancy art,
 photo opportunities,
 *don't touch the couch*
 and a chocolate fountain.
It was a white glove affair to remember.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Day-Z wants to congratulate all of her human friends who are celebrating graduation this year.


It's hard to wait around for something you know could possibly never happen,
but it's even harder to give up when it's everything you ever wanted.
Never give up!

Friday, May 15, 2015


We all need to get in the car and drive once in awhile. 
The trip started out with a break in my favorite rest stop city of Beaver.
I wasn't driving so we didn't stop at the usual Chevron with the giant chair and Dairy Queen, but I was still able to take a photo with some tacky souvenirs.
We made it to Huntington Beach after getting through a few traffic jams and had to sleep in the car for a little bit until the host of the house we were staying at arrived to let us inside. At least we had a free place to sleep.
The next morning was beautiful and full of palm trees.
Three hours later, it started raining. The rain stopped Saturday....I think (that's the day after we left).
My friend Jon was in the area to create a volleyball movie. Not much footage was shot due to practices being cancelled because of the rain.
 Since volleyball practice was cancelled, we were able to find a ferry to ride to Balboa Pier.
 Lucky for us, we packed our rain jacket and poncho to protect us from the crazy weather.
 Thanks to the flooding rain, there were double the palm trees in the parking lot.
I love palm trees.
We went to Downtown Disney to buy tickets for the park for the next day. I somehow lost my driver's license on the walk to the ticket booth.
I was excited to buy a new Alex and Ani Disney Park bangle. The bangles were all sold out.
We were able to try beignets and see the inside of the Grand Disney Hotel which I had never previously experienced.
The next morning, it rained even more than the day before.
The rain brought snails and snails make me smile.

My best friend asked me to come back early and spend time with them. So we decided to call it quits and drive home. As I got home, my BFF told me they were just kidding about asking me to come back early. Luckily, they had a couple hours free before they went on with their plans for the day and I was able to drive over to spend some quality time with them possibly against their will.
 On the drive home, Jon and I decided to stop in Primm and ride a roller coaster and stop at the outlets. The one store he wanted to go to was under construction and the roller coaster was out of order that day.
I was able to catch some awesome graffiti on the bathroom stall at the outlet shopping center that made me laugh.
This trip seemed to be a total disaster. I write about it to tell you that bad crap can and just might happen (maybe even for 9 months straight), but it is up to us to find the little good things along the path. It's a hard thing to do. I can attest to that. Sometimes you want to just stop and cry and ask 'why me?!' But where does that get you? I'm not saying snails, palm trees, and tacky souvenirs will make your life phenomenally phenomenal....but I know a positive attitude and being able to laugh through the hard times will help make it more bearable. Be happy. Life is good.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Today, we were able to celebrate the opening of Provo City's first dog park. Hooray!
There were plenty of dog treats for the official unleashing ceremony.

The ribbon was cut and the hounds were let loose.
The new park is located in Bicentennial Park (1440 S. 1600 E.) in Provo.
Day-Z gave it her paw of approval.
*Thank you, Spencer Heaps from the Daily Herald for some great photos.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


I surprised the moms with a cake that said MOM WOW. I just wanted it to say mom no matter what side of it she stood by. Genius....I know.
I love my mom. She is my best friend. 
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in the world.

Saturday, May 9, 2015


I don't understand much about love these days it seems, but I do know this:
My sunshine doesn't come from the skies...
it comes from the LOVE in my dog's eye(s).

Friday, May 8, 2015


I am in love with the new Pursuit of Persephone collection from Alex and Ani.
The bangles are made with pretty colors and shiny silver or gold finishes. Each charm is engraved with a powerful meaning (like all of their amazing products).
If I was a mother, I would LOVE an Alex and Ani e-gift card for my present this year! Too bad dogs can't get credit cards.
300x250 Mother's Day E-Gift Card

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


 The chiweenie is not impressed with this photo shoot.
No Juan understands her. She doesn't want to taco 'bout it.
Happy Cinco de Mayo from us to you.