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Bringing all my blogs together today!

Was April a crazy busy month for you? It sure was for me! There's a lot that happens in April! General Conference (LDS), Snap conference (for bloggers), the Let's Create Expo, my parents came to visit Utah, celebrating our 7 year anniversary and hosting a Pinterest party.  The month felt like it went very fast and I am sure it's because I had so much going on. I'm still working on blogging about everything but most of it is done. I'd say I am 95% done blogging about April which is kind of amazing to me since I took so many pictures and documented a lot of things. So! Here you go, click whatever link(s) you might be interested in reading more about. Enjoy!




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March was slow and fast at the same time. Life gets like that sometimes. I truly enjoyed being able to stay home and chill a bit and just get stuff done around the house and not worrying about having to be anywhere in particular. That being said, we did take a couple trips in the month that I just had a blast on. Here are links to some relevant things that went on during the month of March!









 




















I cant believe there are only 12 short days left in this second month of the year and then on to March we...march. Haha. Pie Day, St Patricks Day, some fun road trips including another trip to Arizona I think.

Here's what else I've been up to!














Whew! Is that enough reading for you to do? Hopefully so! The posts are not terribly long but there are quite a few of them. I really packed a lot in to our weekends out of town most of the time and our trip just a couple hours from home was no exception. 

You guys, this year has been such a good time for traveling! Not just to conferences but some other places, new stuff, things we have never done or seen before and being able to go with Tony and not having to go solo. 

Here are some links to what we did last weekend and I'll do another post with the rest of the links when they go live because I have a new post rolling out every day for the next week or so. There's a ton we did in just a Friday and Saturday!






Also! FYI! Disneyland prices are going up again! Click here to read all about that and lock in the 2017 price by 2/20!

I'm feeling pretty pumped and excited about my goals for 2018 and for the month of February in general.

My olw (one little word) for the year is to collect moments, not things. (a phrase, I know I know...) I've been posting more things to sell online the past few days and its paying off! We've had some things posted on eBay and clothing wise on those apps like Poshmark and Mercari, Offerup..Facebook Marketplace just to name a few and things have suddenly been selling. I'm so excited! I am taking 2 packages to the post office to mail today. I dont care if some thing are just a few dollars or quite a lot more than that. It just feels good to get stuff gone and patience is paying off. Other items that are not selling I'll bring to a 'naked ladies party' which is basically a clothes swapping party. Bring all clothes you dont wear or dont want anymore and they all get put in a big pile in the middle of the room for people to go through and take what they want. Sounds interesting. I'm just hoping I am in town when it happens. I'm already sad I will not be in town for the community yardsale at the fairgrounds. I really hoped to have a table there again but we will be gone in Pahrump NV for a new (to us) hot air balloon festival!

I need to start tackling items, not just clothes, but clothes is a pretty big part of what I need to get rid of and downsize. There is so much I hang on to for memories sake or because I think I might fit in to it again or I just like to have a variety (like jackets) and I get bored easily with my clothes. 

Working on projects around the house, especially things that I need Tony's help with because starting in a week or so he will be working a 2nd job for a total of 60 hours a week. At least for this year. Exciting thing is that the job is 100% remote so eventually we hope he can just transition to that job and not have to work 2 jobs. This will fuel our love for traveling and allow us to travel further than ever before. But that will happen more in 2019 and not this year. Which, that's fine with me. There is soo much to explore in and around California and I have a long list of places I'd like to go, restaurants to try, etc.

Here's a link to the latest Pinterest Party and our travels...







I'm working this week about blogging about Creativation in Phoenix, the rest of CES, some food posts and some other random bits of pictures taken on our adventures. Stay tuned!

Also part of the #365milechallenge and some other projects I can't wait to share!

My cute nephew in Utah is 3 and instead of saying, "What the heck?" he says it, "What the hack?" So adorable, I miss him so much!

"What the heck/hack?!" is a phrase I muttered to myself on Thursday night after I got out of the car and my phone crashed to the ground because I forgot it was on my lap. Right on to the cement. Oye! An unfortunate event a few weeks ago as I was at Seven Magic Mountains 30 minutes outside Las Vegas took me by surprise when I tripped on a rock in the near darkness, and I went tumbling. I managed to hang on to my phone but it still got a crack right across the bottom half of the screen in a diagonal fashion. Noooo! I have never once broken a phone screen before but all that changed in late 2017/early 2018. How am I so clumsy?! I dont even know. It was doable though, the crack didnt really show on the display and I was able to use it normally like I did pre-fall.

So...now I am in AZ, stuck with an even more broken - cracked screen - phone (grateful it can still make calls and I can access social media even if it cuts my fingers up) wondering where I went wrong. Trying to email every shop I can find via Google that does phone screen repairs. Scouring the classifieds in hopes of finding another phone until I can figure out what to do with mine. Curses to having an Asus phone that nobody (that I know of yet) has ability to work on. I knew I should have stuck with Samsung.


So..follow my adventures at CHA/Creativation here in Phoenix with no phone! Haha, that'd be hard if I am unable to snap/post/Instagram/Tweet/etc but at least the conference does not really start until Saturday and I have all day Friday to figure out a plan with my current phone or possibly a new one.

But still. Geez Louise. The timing!

You guys...we are only a few days in to 2018 and I am realizing I am in a serious rut with thing. Mainly things in my blogging life? Or probably life in general as well. Staying busy and having content to blog about really isn't a problem. I think it boils down to getting organized and having the desire to make ways to stay organized. I was talking to my friend Nessa last month about an idea I had to organize my blogging.  I decided to wait on starting it since we were going to be gone out of town for 10 days and then I would not see what I had posted up.

Step back a minute..I've been all about being digital, having online calendars, reminders, events, notifications but the past few weeks I've had/wanted to write thing down on lists. So I can actually take a pen and cross off tasks I accomplish. What is wrong with me? Maybe I feel like my online apps arent working for me anymore (although I still heart and use Wunderlist) but for blogging, I want to see everything for my day/week/month all at a glance. I want to see goals and plans written out and hung up somewhere, not stashed in my phone or ipod. So weird, right?

Anyways, the other rut I am in is consuming. I drink in photos, status updates, videos, etc., all.day.long. No joke. From when I wake up and am checking my emails and all the notifications on my phone to throughout the day when I sit for a moment at the phone or computer and then minutes turn in to a lot of time gone by. I wouldn't say wasted exactly but I am consuming SO MUCH else of what others are doing. Traveling, crafts, planning, cooking, there are so many awesome ideas out there and I pin, save, tweet and share but I rarely DO any of what see. Which makes me so sad! So maybe my one little word (olw) for this year should have been DO instead of SIMPLIFY. Ha. 

Anyone else run into these issues? Have you figured out a way to solve them? Leave me a comment below & have a productive day :)

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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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