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Bringing all my blogs together today!

You guys - how is July soon to be over already!? Aiii! I cant even! It's my birthday month and has been so very busy! 

We finally took our Yosemite trip which was good and bad so read the post to find out why! We also took our teardrop camper out camping for...the 2nd time this year? So very fun even though there was a dead fox by it when we came back to our campsite. 

I also did the succulents and cactus themed Pinterest party in Ridgecrest which was awesome to do because I've been planning it forever it felt like!

I am back in Utah until the middle of August which I am very excited about - to be back here and doing a ton of fun stuff! Conferences, wedding reception, bridal shower, seeing family, blogger events, eating too much good food, seeing friends and I am going up to Seattle for a week to visit my sister and watch her kids while they celebrate their 10 year anniversary as well!

I cant wait for Tony to come out here in a bit and we will go do a bunch of fun things I am planning. Still in the works! Maybe Lagoon? Timp cave hike? Hot springs? We love Maddox and their rolls and butter..omgosh..so much to do but so little time. 

Stay tuned for links to more fun and be sure to follow me on IG and FB!

June has been quite the month! It started out with me taking the 2 dogs I was watching on a 10 hour road trip to my house in California. That was quite the stressful adventure but we made it all in one piece. The very next day started early for setting up the decorations for Safe Grad night for the high school seniors in the town and surrounding areas on the naval base. We were told 2-3 hours to decorate but we got there at 7am and didn't leave until noon. It got hot fast but in the end it look a-okay. We stopped by around midnight to move some of the decorations and see everything all lit up.

Saturday we had our set up at the community yard sale at the fairgrounds. We focused on clothing and a few household items this time around. Saving craft supplies maybe for next time. I think we made about $30 but it was a lot slower than the sale we participated in a few months ago. I am guessing because of graduation but who knows.

Back to church in our ward on Sunday. Tony has had to go without me for awhile so it was nice to attend together. Nobody much really talked to me though and I kept to myself because I like it better that way (usually). It was uneventful but okay.

We worked on painting the she shed and that was quite fun. Just kidding. It was very hot but we finally managed to get a majority of it done and it was super nice of Tony to help with it all. It was awesome to have clean, dry walls to start pushing things up against and getting more organized. I need to figure out how I want to store all my craft supplies....would love love a Scrap Box but have plastic drawers and 2 bookshelves for now.

The week went fast and before I knew it, it was Friday and time to drive back to Salt Lake with the dogs. The dogs did alright at our place but I am glad not to have them underfoot anymore. They only threw up on the carpet once but still. This whole experience of watching dogs for 7 weeks has definitely made up my mind that I am too busy for a dog at this time in my life.  Maybe if it was a dog we could take camping but still...I already have to deal with finding people to watch my birds when Tony & I are out of town together ( I miss my sister being able to do it!! ) so adding dogs to the mix...just no...not right now. 

I utilized my time as best I could when I was back in Utah since this time around it was going to be just a couple weeks and not a whole month +.  I think I did okay! I went to my workout class every Monday and Wednesday, went to Venture Night Out with my nephews, hung out with my brother Matt, participated in Adventure Week which included taking a class about night photography, went to the Parade of Home with a couple different friends, ate a free meal for the pre-grand opening of Core Life Eatery, had dinner with one of my favorite former coworkers, got my ring cleaned at Shane Co, got an oil change for my car and picked up my free paint from Sherwin Williams among many other things. 

The weather was pretty awesome until it wasn't (of course, the day I needed to pack up and leave) and I was just dying from how hot it was (90's) but thanks to Tony's uncle for a bit of help, I got on the road around 2pm and stayed in Logandale, NV for the night with a friend. Made it to Ridgecrest the next day but not before stopping at Seven Magic Mountains!

I had less than 48 hours at home - thank goodness because it was crazy hot in our house - 90* - eek - so I was more than happy to leave town again , this time with Tony as we ventured back to Utah for a hot air balloon festival in Panguitch

What is going on my blog reading friends? Here I am, still in Utah since April 19th and loving every minute of being here. Minus the fact I miss Jay tons and my birds and our house (which we've only lived in since last October), things are going pretty great. I've been able to do quite a lot of fun stuff here in Utah! Here's some of what I've been up to....

- Pinterest parties - I was able to host 2 - one in April and one in May
- hanging out with my sister and nephews quite a lot
- working on blogging stuff and a super cool video with my friend Karina
- lunch with friends at some of my favorite restaurants
- going to the Tulip Festival with friends
- working on an order with a friend that required my Cricut.
- visiting former coworkers
- playing Pokemon
- attended Awaken Studios, the Caliente class 2x/wk!
- Target runs
- going to the splash pad and rec center with my nephews
- visiting Gilgal Gardens in SLC
- lots of shopping at Savers and the craft stores
- hanging out with my brother who recently moved to Provo
- getting surgery on a bad toenail
- started participating in Create Club
- switching our car loan to a bank in Utah from Wells Fargo and dropping our interest rate!
- garage sales with my sister on Saturdays
- stocking up on Bath & Body Works soaps
- Red Butte gardens with my parents
- spending time with Tony's cousins
- happy hour drinks at Sonic
- buying inexpensive gas at Costco ( & getting my own membership! ) 
- eating yummy food my sister makes
- Peruvian food

As you can tell, I have *a lot* of blogging to catch up on but as I do I will be sure to drop links in here.

I drive back to Ridgecrest on June 1st and will be there for a week or two (still dog-sitting and taking the pups with me) but will be bringing them back to Utah at some point.  Fun times!

How has April come and gone already?! April was a busy month for sure. Jay and I took a quick weekend trip to Utah for his flex Friday weekend and then I came to Utah a couple weeks later for Snap Conference (blog conference) and I'm still here! I got a dog-sitting gig from Tony's cousin who headed to CO for truck driving training. So...here I am! My plan to leave on May 14th has now turned into a plan to stay longer in Utah. Jay is actually coming this weekend for a visit and there is so much going on! My parents are visiting on Tues-Wed from Idaho, I'm volunteering at the Everything Food Conference from Wednesday to Saturday. Hoping to get to the Tulip Festival in Lehi, get gel nails done and I need to schedule a dentist appointment and maybe a hair style appointment. I am loving all there is to do and how close everything is. I am loving seeing my sister and going shopping with her plus hanging out with my nieces and nephews. I love that I got to attend my brother graduating from BYU last Friday and for the opportunity I've had to hang out with friends and catch up on their lives. I'm always so productive when I am in Utah!

I do miss Jay though and of course my cockatiels. I miss our house and my she-shed. I have quite a lot of good ideas on she-shed arranging and prepping, painting, etc. It'll be nice to be home for a bit to do all that PLUS an awesome idea planned for the next Pinterest party.

Stay tuned!

Another month come and gone in this year of 2017. I gotta say, my one little word for this year (MOVE) rang especially true in March because I moved - a lot! Exploring places in California I've never been to before, let alone heard of for some of them as well as a Target run and Pinterest party! Check out some of the cool things we saw and did...










This year has been so busy already and while I am not quite done updating all the blogs, here are some links to posts I have done :)



You guys....I was at home for the first few days of the month and then boom! I was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...then straight up to Utah for a week and a half and currently I'm in Phoenix, Arizona for CHA! It's been the funnest time and I have documented my life lately on Snapchat, IG and Facebook with pictures and words. It's the busiest month I've had lately besides the holidays. I can't believe I haven't been in Ridgecrest since early January. But honestly, even though I miss my house, Tony and my birds so much, it feels awesome to be able to be out doing things and being BUSY. I miss my busy Utah life! I am super excited though to have my Valentine Pinterest Party at the end of the month, start working on the she-shed in February and preparing for Questival in March. Lots to look forward to and I love seeing my calendar fill up. 

More soon!

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I have quite a few blogs and I just feel like I need to tie them all into one place so this is where I decided that is going to happen. I'll still be blogging on my other blogs but I will link all my posts to this blog so you can easily find them. We'll see how it goes!





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