Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Kristi has an amazing blog(click here). I love her newest post called Freshen up. She up-cycled some end tables and gives us a look at her CUTE bedroom. This is Kristi with her primary class last year. She and her husband are amazing primary teachers.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I want you to meet Malinda. She is a wonderful mom of three boys. Her boys each have a unique circumstance with their health. Malinda is one organized person and is never cross. Well, I have never seen her disgruntled. You can read more about her on her blog called Living with a house full of boys.

Monday, November 14, 2011


I took this picture two years ago of my cousins. I grew up with these sisters. I would go and spend a week or two with them during the summer or they would come and spend time with me and my siblings. I remember sleep overs, playing house, playing office, and card games. We pretty much got along like siblings too. I tended to be pretty bossy, because I was the oldest of five. Well, I tried to take control when I was with them too. Needless to say, that didn't always go over so well. So we had our squabbles along with the play.
I love these girls. Now that we are all mothers, I feel like we are partners in crime, as the saying goes. But really we are partners in something bigger. Something that many don't understand, and that is motherhood. I only wish we all lived closer. It is so much fun when we all get together and compare stories and ideas. I will post more on this in the future with a pic of my own sisters.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Collective Creations

Isn't this baby cute? I just love my newest niece, Tess. She is beautiful and so full of love. I am showing you how cute she is, and the cute headband on the baby. This is to promote my good friends etsy(click here) business.

The above pictures are more sample's of what Chandra and Collette can create so well. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Head over to their blog called Collective Creations and see for yourself.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tie Tutorial

I love this Little Guy Tie Tutorial that Sundi did over on her blog. Click the cute picture of this little boy and see how she did it.


If anyone needs family photos for those Christmas Cards. Sharina does a really good job. Her business is called Sharinashack (click here). Take a look at her blog, she is so creative.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Crossed Day

photo credit Brook Andreoli
I am two days late on this post. The sequel to Matched came out November 1. I went to Barnes and Noble last Saturday in hopes to get my signed copy from Ally. But for some reason, they didn't let Ally sign Crossed yet like we had hoped. But I did get some signed copies of Matched for my friends and saw Ally. I sure love that girl.

Family Values

I have been following this blog for some time now. Called 71 Toes. I saw Shawni on a 'I'm a Mormon' clip and I felt like I already knew her a little bit. I read one of her parents (Richard and Linda Eyre) books (Teaching Your Children Values) while taking a child development class in College.
Some many years later after I had the twins (I had four children under the age of 4) my friend loaned me a book called, A Joyful Mother of Children, by Linda Eyre. The book was full of good advice and experiences as a young mom. However, it was written in 1983 and I wanted more of what she had to say for the new millennium. So, I did a little research and found a newer version called, A Joyful Mother of Children-The magic and mayhem of Motherhood. I liked this one just as well and so I loaned it to a couple friends and then never got it back.
When we lived in Oxford England, I met a girl named Eva. She is from Bulgaria and just happened to live with the Eyres while she was attending the University of Utah. Eva always talked of the Eyres and how they influenced not only her life but others. I will do a post on Eva in the near future.
Furthermore, I have liked following 71 toes and get great ideas on family, house, and parenting issues.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Hanna can make anything with frosting. The cakes taste better than they look too.