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How have I not blogged since the beginning of the month and now its the end of the month! Aiai! How are all my blog reader friends doing?

I woke up this morning to a very overcast sky and on my way to work it started hailing. I made it inside and when I looked outside an hour or so later, it was snowing. At least it was sunny when I got out of work for the day. There is a hard freeze warning set for tonight, made me glad I haven't planted my garden yet. Or that Tony & I have not gotten more bees (our 3rd set :-/ ) yet.

I've been busy clearing out clutter , piles and trying to organize the things I do want to keep, better. Lots of bags to donate. A few things I will try to sell. The rest has been going in the dumpster. It's so refreshing and I wonder why I dont do this more often but it does take time! and I also need to get in the mood to be on a cleaning frenzy.

Tony and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary on the 23rd of April. We were supposed to go to Gem Mountain in Montana last weekend but thanks to the weather, we had to postpone. We ended up eating at HuHot (Mongolian style food) and I bought him another hive of bees since the ones he bought flew away and he bought me a Roku3! Super excited because to watch other shows on the TV upstairs, we had to hook a laptop in and since Tony's laptop died we havent had an extra laptop to do that with. So it's a gift we can both enjoy! I love being able to control it with my ipod when watching YouTube or other channels.

I met some friends through another friend on Instagram and after you check out their website, you will see where I am going with this. Both of these friends have an Airstream trailer/camper and travel the United States. Each for different reasons but nevertheless, its pretty freekin awesome I think. Tony and I got a tour of our friends Airstream and ever since that day we have talked about just traveling around in one for awhile. After he graduates anything is possible I guess! There is soo much to plan out and it's really fun to talk about and think about.

This upcoming month is a busy one. Lots of trips planned and enough during the week to keep me busy! Cutting out projects on the Cricut Explore, my sister is having her baby tomorrow and I cant wait to meet my new nephew.  This blog will soon be a dot com so hooray for that! Tony started another semester of school today and is taking 1 class, maybe 2 but the one he has is going to be pretty challenging I guess. Hopefully we will be able to work some on our teardrop camper and fix it up a bit for camping this summer.

Anyways, I was thinking about this, that sometimes in life we have hard freeze warnings. Things get hard. We have to freeze what we want in order to take care of other people or things or 'adult stuff'. Warnings, well sometimes things mess up our plans in life with no warning. Be flexible. Dont stress. Watch for signs that you need to change up your routine. I am so behind on my blogging but am trying not to stress about it. I got no warning that I would be taking a 'break' again and it is hard! But sometimes you have to sit back and give up all the control and let life happen. This are not deep thoughts at all but the phrase 'hard freeze warnings' just got me thinking.

Stay tuned for posts coming more often - the weekly posts are back and then some!
Stay warm!

Wheee check out this awesome box I am getting to review and share with you guys. It's called a Merco box and it arrived to me full of fun things from Utah! I really love supporting local businesses. With every box purchased, that money goes right back into the community. So good! 


Yayay!
So much awesomeness packed into one little box
  
^^ Here's what I got inside ^^

I was most excited about the soap nuts from Eco Treasures because we can use them while camping and I am interested to see how they perform in the washing machine as well. 

The Les Madelines 3 madlines were so so delicious. I want to track that company down and get some more!

I also tried the Meals that Transform power bar. It was soft, not crunchy and hard. It had a whole bunch of ingredients in it and I was not sure how I would like it but I ate it at work when I was really hungry and it did great in settling my growling stomach.

I hope to use the other coupons and products soon!

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Even if you dont live in Utah but want to enjoy product from Utah companies, you can still sign up to get the box! Even better, you can get 25% off when you use the code "iheartutah". A discount code always sweetens the deal! Click here to place your order

Click here to visit the Merco Box website and learn more


I won two screening passes  (Thank you Salt City Weekly!) to see Rio 2 this past Saturday and I was so excited because!

A) I love winning contests
B) Tony and I had seen the first one on our honeymoon
C) It's been awhile since we have been able to go to a movie screening
D) I LOVE BIRDS!!


We almost turned around when we got to the theater because people were holding their green papers and walking back towards their car from the movie theater. I decided to jump out and double check and I am so glad I did because there were still seats left.  People had just been walking out to their cars to put their phones away because they would not be allowed in to the movie with their phone. 

The movie opens to the public on Friday the 11th. I dont want to say too much about the movie and besides, I have never reviewed a movie on this blog yet. But I do want to say I really enjoyed this movie - I smiled pretty much the whole time. We saw it in 3D which was fun and the soundtrack was pretty awesome. There were a lot of familiar voices in this animated film such as Anne Hathaway, Bruno Mars, Jamie Foxx and Will.i.am. Pretty cool! Let me know if you plan on seeing the movie. Did you see the first one?

I got wrapped up in a world of busyness and have neglected updating you guys on anything that has been going on lately!

I've been working a lot of overtime lately which is good, and bad, but good for the paycheck & I try to keep that in mind. 

My goals have not gone so well in the month of March and I hope to get back on track in April.


Besides work, I got to go on a fun roadtrip with Tony to St. George a few weeks ago. A great way to destress, relax and kick off the traveling season. Click here to read about being in St. George, exploring lava tubes and camping in Snow Canyon State Park, we hiked to some Pioneer Names, we drove through Gunlock State Park and visited the 
St George temple. I havent even blogged about going to Zion yet! 

I have a couple reviews and giveaways up at Stacie Reviews It. If you live in Utah and love doughnuts, you have a few days left to enter this contest. Did you know Utah has its own subscription box? Check out the Merco Box which features product from local Utah companies! The other giveaway going on is you can enter to win a copy of Inspired Guns on DVD. So cool.

Tony & I had a fun date night to a show in SLC that you can read about here. We got to go to the screening of Rio 2 that comes out April 11th. It was General Conference this past weekend and we had lots of yummy food while we watched the conference talks. 

As for the upcoming months, I have to plan my time very carefully. I have my 3 year wedding anniversary coming up which includes a trip to Montana, Vegas for a good friend's wedding, my grandpa's 90th birthday in California and Idaho for Tony's mom's birthday. This is all happening in April & May. I am super excited to roadtrip with Tony to some of these places and document my adventures. 

Follow me on Instagram with the hashtag #staciesroadtrip2014 to see the pictures I'll be posting when I am in Arizona this weekend. Cant believe I'm already half way through my work week. Booyeah!

Doughnuts, donuts, they taste the same either way you say it. But have you ever tried a donut from Beyond Glaze? They were at a book signing event I went to a few weeks ago and I have never tried donuts quite like this!


Check out this smores doughnut. I cant wait to try this one!

How about this fancy cherry one?

Here is the story of how Beyond Glaze started.



Doesn't seeing how they make the doughnuts and decorate them make you drool? 

If you'd like to go to one of their 3 locations in Utah, you can find them in Draper, Sugarhouse and Ogden!

Inspired Guns : Movie Review & Giveaway!

It's been awhile since I've watched a new LDS themed movie but I had seen some reviews for this on TV and it looked pretty interesting and funny so I thought it would be cool to check it out.


Inspired Guns is filled with action, danger, comedy and intrigue. The story is about a couple of LDS missionaries that get entangled with a case of mistaken identity. One of the Elders has a week left and is tasked to get his companion focused while figuring out who they need to teach from a dream he had been having.

They end up teaching a couple Mafioso brothers and the FBI has their sights set on everyone involved. 

This film was written & produced by Adam White who wrote the script in 2003. At the time there was no money to be made but ten years went by and Adam created and sold some Internet businesses he was able to save up the money to turn his script into an actual movie. 

Inspired Guns was mostly filmed  in Utah but there are some scenes filmed in NYC. I am not from Utah but if you are you might recognize some scenes that were shot in Midway, Orem and Provo.

Have you been wanting to see this movie or are you intrigued by this little review? You can find out what happens next if you want to enter the giveaway below to enter to win your own copy!

Let me know if you have seen the movie and what you think!


**The movie is rated PG for some violence, language and thematic material. **

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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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