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Bringing all my blogs together today!

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!

Move.

The word may be little but it's meanings aren't. 

In 2016 I moved to southern CA from Utah. I moved on from LDSBC, graduating with a certificate in Social Media Marketing. I moved on from working full-time at Tai Pan Trading to a remote part time social media job.

Moved away from family and friends that I loved. Moved away from activities that kept me busy multiple nights of the week. Moved away from having shopping and good restaurants close-by. Moved away from living close to a freeway. An airport. My bank. 

Move.

I thought of this word because I have moved away from a place where I was moving and active quite a lot. Camping, hiking, festivals, Yelp events, community events, 5K's, shopping, water parks, rec centers, Questival, etc. 

Move.

I've given myself this word for the year to remind me to stay active and not sit still. Now that the unpacking of boxes is done, I could almost sit and twiddle my thumbs and wait for something to happen. Get invited to do something. Go somewhere. 

Move.

But no. I am committing myself and setting mini-goals throughout the year to stay moving and active. Not sit around and wait for things to happen. Some of my ideas are:
  • Get my bike repaired so I can ride it around town
  • Participate in the 365-mile challenge
  • Keep hosting Pinterest parties
  • Do a "Crepes & Crafts" night
  • Plan camping/hiking trips on flex-Friday weekends
  • Go on walks with my neighbor across the street
  • Projects in the she-shed
  • Find a color run to participate in
  • Post more belongings to sell online and downsize my stuff
I want to keep the goal of moving in the forefront of my mind. I'm glad not to move locations anytime too soon -  moving houses is a pain!  I just want to move myself and not get lazy and stay active. THAT is my goal for 2017! 

What's yours?

I have a love-hate relationship with videos. I like watching videos on Youtube...vlogs are hard because if the camera moves around a lot, it makes me motion-sick after awhile. I still love watching Utah vloggers though! I also like Devin Supertramp videos, Peter Hollens,  Ellie and Jared, documentaries of people, music videos, craft videos and things along those lines. 

It really bothers me from time to time that I can't make good videos. I can throw up a vlog on YouTube, do mini vlogging on my Snapchat channels or Periscope but


A smaller goal I've been thinking about is to stop spending so much time looking to others for inspiration but create my own inspiration. Easier said than done though. I love scrolling through Instagram, watching Snapchat, Periscope and Facebook live streams and reading blog posts and clicking through Pinterest to get ideas, learn and be inspired. I will still continue to do those things but attempt to cut back a bit. A morning or afternoon goes by and all I've done is consume creativity via my phone or laptop but what do I have at the end of the day that I've actually created? Pretty much nothing. Attempting to change that and awareness is the first step.

But back to video - I'll be looking online for tips and tricks, tutorials, etc but if you have anything you'd like to recommend, let me know in a comment!

About this blog

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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