Showing posts from 2020

Farewell 2020 and Good Riddance

A ton of crappy things happened this year but pales in comparison to those who lost their lives to Covid. I have been lucky (?) enough to not have gotten it yet even with traveling and being out and about. For a long time my sister and I would trade surveys for the year with each other, to fill out on New Years Eve. For a few years we stopped but I decided to start it up again this year and made a link in case you want to copy it and fill it out for yourself. It's not all cutesy because I am not good at that kind of thing really (but would like to be!) so here's the link and leave me a comment if you fill it out. You don't need to share your answers if you don't want to but I did include mine below.  I truly hope 2021 is a better year for you, for your family, friends and everyone in general. I know 2020 stretched us and made us grow in ways we never imagined. Praying for better times to be learning and growing next year! Looking back on 2020 Top 3 favorite things I di

Just Checking In...

  Popping in to say Hello and give some updates! Would love if you are reading this to leave me a comment and let me know what's one fun or interesting thing going on with your life. It's been a bit since I've been over here but I have been blogging over on my craft blog and travel blog . So check that out if you fancy seeing anything going on over there. I've been pretty active posting over on Facebook and Instagram if you feel like you are missing out on anything going on with me. But as for here and now...

Home Maintenance Checklist

**This post is sponsored by Homie ** Owning a home can be expensive and a lot of work. But if you break it down and work on this list monthly to maintain certain things in and with your home, it will certainly save you time, and money, for other fun projects you’d rather be doing. If you haven’t started maintaining your home this year, now is a good time to get started, with spring cleaning and all that starting to get underway. Don’t feel overwhelmed by this list, it’s to do throughout the year so you could pick one category each month to focus on. Roof How is your roof holding up? It’s one thing to peer up at it when you are outside but another to actually get a ladder and climb up higher to get a better view. How are the shingles holding up? Do you live in an area that doesn’t get much rain? You can wash the shingles yourself with a regular hose, no pressure washer needed. Just a light spray will do. If you have mildew or moss, you make up a mixture of dil

Parade of Homes ~ St. George, Utah!

**This post is sponsored by Homie** I drove home from Utah on the 13th and on the 14th when Tony got off work, we turned around and drove back to Utah. This time, to St. George and this time, together. It was nice to zone out and let Tony take care of this part of the drive for once. Our decision for the holiday weekend was not made lightly. There was a travel show going on in L.A. that I've wanted to go to for the past few years or...the Parade of Homes was happening in St. George and I LOVE going to this event. After weighing the pros and cons and discovering Tony had Monday off from work, we opted for the longer drive and activities in St. George. 

2020 Thus Far...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by and coming to see what I've been up to so far in 2020! Crafts California Valentine Pinterest Party 4-Layer Dessert Cake Recipe Utah Self-Care, Self-Love Pinterest Party St. Patrick's Day + Green Pinterest Party Foundations Decor at Creativation Travel Coming soon! Lifestyle Day 1 at CES  Day 2 at CES I put CES under Lifestyle since Tony didn't go with me. I still need to finish blogging about Creativation and my trip to Phoenix. Tony & I just went to Pahrump, NV for a hot air balloon festival as well as crewing at a festival in Mesquite, NV a few weeks ago. We went to St. George to the Parade of Homes which I'll be blogging about next and also got to attend a bird show in Las Vegas which I've been wanting to do for quite awhile. I was in Utah the first 2 weeks of February as well. My traveling life hasn't slowed down, sadly my blogging has a bit but watch for cat

Office & Craft Room Ideas

**This post is sponsored by Homie ** Last year when I attended the Parade of Homes in Utah, I got to see quite a lot of office and work spaces built in the homes and some craft rooms. I wish I had seen more craft room spaces to be honest. The offices included in the homes I walked through and pictured below were usually one of the first rooms I looked at. Keep reading to see all the cool layouts and designs in these beautiful homes.

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

This post is sponsored by Homie . I don’t so much like the word “resolutions” and prefer the word “goals” but they seem to be used interchangeably so insert whichever word you would like. We often set goals for ourselves as people or families but do we think about setting goals for our house? The ideas below will bring you a higher value when you decide to sell your home or bring a better feel and improve your current living situation.

One Little Word 2020

I have felt like, in the last few months, that this needed to be my word for some reason in 2020. At first, I wasn't really sure what it meant or how I could apply it to my life, but after talking to Tony, I realized that it means to do things with purpose.  I think that a lot of what I do in my life has purpose but it's also something I don't spend a lot of time pondering when I choose to do certain activities.  I think it's not something that I'm going to be 100% the best at, at least not right away. I have many goals and plans for this year already made, even when it was still 2019. One thing that crosses through my mind is a dear teacher and friend of mine said something that really resonated with me and it was basically along the lines of not wanting to waste anyone's time. I was in a social media marketing class at LDSBC when she said that and it's stuck with me ever since. When I do things (host events usually), I really try to make i

Why An Email List?

If there is one thing I have learned (and not applied) over the years in attending various blogger conferences and classes, it's that you own an email list. You don't own any of the social media platforms you choose to land on. Your followers there could disappear if it goes down, as I noticed last year when Twitter, Facebook and Instagram all had glitches. It was unsettling and scary and really drove the point home to me that I HAD to start an email list. So why had I not done it in 2019? I thought of so many reasons why I couldn't do an email list.  - I didn't know where to start - I didn't feel like I could maintain it - Couldn't decide if I keep all my categories separate or all in one email - I didn't know the best way to collect email addresses - I didn't know if what I had would be of value to my readers - I didn't want to add one more thing to my plate So you would think that by taking various email classes at blogg