Ending the Never-ending Tidying Game

the life-changing magic of tidying up

I will be the first to admit that 2 moves in 4 months is borderline insane. I will also tell you right now, that I don’t really recommend it if you want to remain on good terms with everyone in your life…

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Tea is for Tot

In anticipation of Baby Girl’s arrival, my cute mother-in-law treated the ladies in our family to Afternoon Tea at The Grand America Hotel for a sweet, intimate baby shower. For someone who spends their days wearing t-shirts and men’s basketball shorts (I’m in my third trimester, so hardly anything fits theses days, plus it’s like a million degrees outside and I’m chasing a toddler around), I secretly love all things fancy and wish it was a normal thing for adults to play dress-up. So tea-time was a dream come true…

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Taco Tuesday at Taqueria 27

I love tacos, especially on taco Tuesdays which I have stated on my online dating profile. Tacos are a comfort food for me. They are simple but oh so delicious and one of my favorite taco places in Salt Lake is Taqueria 27…

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First Year Baby Book

As I am prepping for the arrival of baby girl (about a month and a half left!!), one of the things I’m so excited to do for her is her one-year book…

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The Fresh 20: Because Meal Planning’s Not for Me

Meal Planning

Let me be clear, I have grown to adore my time spent cooking over the past few years. It’s an easy way to decompress at the end of the day and sometimes take a little extra aggression out on those poor little veggies. What I don’t like is meal planning. I loathe it and I am terrible at it…

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Three Whims Book Club: The Summer Before the War

If you are having a withdrawal from Downton Abbey this book is a cure. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson brings to life a community of people living experiences a pre-WWI England. With class structures, woman’s rights, and a nontraditional romance. I might have cried at the end as well.

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Why You Should Take Your Family Hiking

One thing I have really missed doing this summer is hiking. Not that one can’t go hiking when 7 months pregnant, but it is not nearly as enticing. I’m seriously so excited for next year, though, when we can take both of our littles out with us… oh, plus the hairy one, too. There are so many reasons why I love hiking as a family and why I hope to establish a tradition of fun family hikes as our family grows and gets older…

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San Fran for the Married Soul

San Francisco Travel

Originally I wanted this post to be about all the activities we did in San Francisco but the truth is, for this trip we did most of the touristy things you can find on any other travel blog. What we both got out of this trip was a gentle reminder of how important time together…

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Skinworks makes my skin go ahhh

My m
other is in town and typically we go get pedicure or do something relaxing. This time she came out I got to pick what we were going to do. I remembered a while ago I had the chance to go get a facial at Skinworks school which was amazing

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Kitchen DIY: Part 4 – Granite and DIY granite cleaner

Believe it or not, for almost a year, I lived with a TILE counter top in my kitchen. Tile… are you kidding me?! For a clean freak, such as myself (yes, I vacuum almost daily, wash my walls and baseboards, and have been known to scrub my floor grout with a toothbrush), this was a very difficult time for me. I mean, grout where I prepare and put food – yuck. So getting new counter tops, was a HUGE deal for me…

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