MERMAID BIRTHDAY PARTY
Our little princess had her 3rd birthday and we celebrated with a fun Under the Sea Mermaid Party!
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INDOOR FAMILY WINTER CAMPOUT
Every year our family has a fun tradition of going camping indoors during the winter time. Jim & I aren’t the biggest campers, but we sure do enjoy it from the comfort of our own home.
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DORA THE EXPLORER 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
My sister Wendy created this cute and fun Dora the Explorer Birthday Party for my 4-year-old niece Siena. It was cute, bright, and captured a lot of details from the show.
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5
Mar
2013
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Pin Tested Tuesday: Sharpie Mugs

I’m sure many of you have seen this pin going around pinterest, or ones similar to it. Basically you get a porcelain plate or mug, write on it with a permanent sharpie pen, and then bake it in the oven at 350. Let it cool completely before washing. I thought this was the perfect gift to give my sisters, and decided to write quotes that were special to them on mugs. I scouted out a...
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11
Feb
2013
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FHE Lesson For Youngsters: Tithing

With the new year I’ve made it a goal to try to do better at teaching our kids and doing Family Home Evening, an evening that is set aside each week to bring family members together by staying at home and learning more about the gospel together. Families are encouraged to begin with music and prayer, and then have a spiritual thought (whether its discussing scriptures, preparing a lesson, or discussing family topics). It’s meant...
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Oct
2012
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Pin Tested Tuesday: Breaking in Too Small Shoes

I went a little shopping crazy with my birthday money this year and bought 3 pairs of shoes. The first time I walked around the store for probably a good 10 minutes before buying the shoes, and the next day put them on to find they felt too small. I bought them at a store that was 40 minutes away, though, and never got back in time to return them. (They are a small store...
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Oct
2012
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Using Photoshop Actions {Photography Tips}

I get asked a lot how I edit pictures. My husband and I run a photography business on the side to earn a little income to pay down our student bills, and we love using photoshop actions to edit our pictures. There are a lot of great actions on Lightroom as well. I currently use Photoshop CS6, but this tutorial should work for most versions of Photoshop. Actions that you use may have stipulations on...
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27
Sep
2012
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Week 1a: Coat Closet {3 weeks to get organized challenge}

Well day 1 went pretty smoothly with out any hiccups. I worked on 1a – the Coat Closet. As you can tell from the before picture it was pretty crazy. Coats & winter gear has been on the ground in the closet for months, and the games were like a booby trap for anyone who wanted to grab something to play. I even organized the games: Left are group games (3 or more players), the...
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26
Sep
2012
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Getting Organized in 3 weeks Challenge

I have seen a lot of awesome organizing challenges on blogs these days. I was planning on linking up to one but they are already on week 5 and I don’t think I’ll be able to get caught up anytime soon. Another thing was the challenge was 14 weeks long. I am not a fan of having every day a ‘chore’ day (I’ve seen 29 day organizing challenges), but I also think I can organize...
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25
Sep
2012
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Get Rid of Fruit Flies {Pinterest Tested Tuesday}

When we got back from vacation we realized we had made the mistake of not throwing out some of the fruit and veggies we had out of the counter (UGH!). We were only gone for a week this time, but there were dozens of annoying fruit flies. The first few days I just tried to swat them, but soon learned that was never going to get rid of them. I found a site on pinterest...
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24
Sep
2012
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7 Days Clean! {Improving Me Series}

As I have mentioned before, my little family took a few months off for vacation this year. 🙂 We’ve basically been gone for the better part of 2 1/2 months, so getting back in the swing of things was my number one goal this past week. I took a day off to recuperate from the long drive home, and then took another day finishing my work I neglected to do on vacation (my client told...
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20
Sep
2012
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As Promised, Here are Wendy’s Lemon-Topped Cookies {recipe}

Wendy made these little babies as an experiment when she didn’t have any chocolate chips for her chocolate chip cookies. She excluded the chocolate chips, and added a little bit of lemon extract to make it taste lemon-y. Then she topped with a cream cheese frosting that she added lemon juice to. The conclusion? A yummy treat that became a family favorite. Here is the recipe below if you want to try them out! Wendy’s...
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19
Sep
2012
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Bright Flower Baby Shower {Fun Party Ideas}

My sweet sister-in-law Tommi had a baby girl recently, so my sister Wendy and I threw her a fun baby shower for her first girl. When we asked Tommi who she wanted us to invite we were told she wanted her husband to be there and make it a family affair, so we kept the party pretty low key. We didn’t play any games, and made it a dessert bar party with yummy dessert snacks....
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