The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood!

Two head injuries and rain…. It could have turned out to be a terrible day… But it didn’t! A couple weeks ago, I decided, to be spontaneous, and I planned a last minute trip to California. I wanted to surprise my boys by taking them to the opening day of the new Wizarding World of… [read more]

10 Awesome Ideas to Make Family Dinners FUN!

Tired of the Dinnertime Drudgery? Have you ever sat at the dinner table surrounded by your insane beloved children and asked yourself, “remind me why we are submitting ourselves to this torture”. It is no question that gathering around the table once a day and eating a meal together as a family has it’s benefits…. [read more]

Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah + Win 4-Pack of Tickets!

The boys and I love visiting our local museums. A couple weeks ago we got the chance to visit the Natural History Museum of Utah with some other local bloggers. I’d never visited the Natural History Museum of Utah so I had no idea what to expect. The boys and I had a wonderful time… [read more]

LEGOLAND California! Tips to Save Money and Have a Blast!

Spring and Summer are the perfect time to get your family out of the house and hit some fun destination spots! One of my favorite places to visit with my boys is San Diego, California. Having spent the first 20 years of my life in San Diego, it holds a very special place in my heart…. [read more]

Our Adventure Snowshoeing in Utah County #SahaleInspired

Snowshoeing in Utah County A few weeks ago it was Valentine’s Day and The Husband’s birthday all in the same week–funny how that happens every single year. Historically, we’ve been pretty boring people when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day and his birthday. (There was that one year, though, when I gave him baby boy… [read more]

Outfits You’ll Love – The Children’s Place 2016 Spring Line!

Disclosure: Thank you to The Children’s Place for providing a gift card to help facilitate this post of The Children’s Place 2016 Spring Lines for kids! I am sitting here working on my computer and I am dreaming of the warmer weather of spring.  Right now it is snowing here in Utah. Again!  I am… [read more]

10 of the Year’s Best Family Games for Family Game Night!

10 Best Family Games for Family Game Night Family game night is one of my favorite ways to build great memories as a family. Some of my favorite, and most hilarious, memories from my own childhood are playing games with my family. Playing games together as a family builds important life skills like knowing how… [read more]

It’s Moving Day! #FullHomeHappyHome + $100 Giveaway

I was afraid this day would never come! If you’ve been following my blog or social media pages, then you know that last summer in July we said goodbye to Louisiana, to our 3 year home, and to Air Force life and moved back to my husband’s home state of Utah. We have been living… [read more]

Just Dance 2016 for Endless Family Fun and Fitness – #HolidayGiftGuide

“Mom! It’s Just Dance! Please, can we get it, please!!!” This came from my 5 year old and 8 year old sons just last week as we walked through a store. Generally, asking mom to buy things when we are out shopping is frowned upon. In keeping with living frugally, we try to stick to… [read more]

Ideal Family Friendly Compact Grand Piano from Casio – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: A sample was provided to facilitate this review. All opinions are honest and are my own. Making music isn’t only fun, but it’s also a way for families to learn, grow and create great musical memories together. Casio’s new Compact Grand Piano  CGP-700 is a family-friendly piano that adds flexibility and fun to keep kids… [read more]

Getting Back into the Football Spirit with a Homegating Party! #KHGametime

Disclosure: This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own. Bring on the college football! It’s been several years since my family were avid college football fans, but now that we’ve moved back to Provo, Utah–our alma mater–we’re “true blue through and through” once again. This season BYU started out with… [read more]

See Our Family Discover Boating at Lake Granbury, Texas! #DiscoverBoating

It didn’t take me very many years into my life to discover boating. When I was a kid my parents had a boat share (that’s a thing, right?); they went in on a boat with some friends. They shared the payment, the time, and the fun. What fun summers we had in that boat! We… [read more]

We’re on the move… A personal update

So, I figured I’d better bring you up to speed on what is happening in my personal life so you don’t get really confused in the next couple of weeks. We’re moving!!!   Not just moving houses within the same city. Not just moving cities within the same state. We are moving halfway (or a… [read more]

Give Dad #TheGiftOfClean! Hacks to Detail Your Car at Home – Tutorial

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheGiftOfClean #CollectiveBias My husband works hard. Very hard. He doesn’t work the long hours he did while he was in grad school and in his residency, but his days are exhausting nonetheless. On a normal work day he… [read more]