Soft Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies // Santa Bruce

September 21, 2018

You may be thinking, wait? What? Christmas?  But, I’m telling you, it will be here before you know it!  We are back partnering with Disney Book Group on this sponsored post to introduce you to their newly released book, Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins!

This adorable book is about a bit of a grumpy bear named Bruce who gets mistaken for Santa Claus by his forest neighbors. But, that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity.

It was fun to see my kids cuddled up to read about poor Santa Bruce who just can’t catch a break!  And, now of course my kids have Christmas on their minds and are all ready with their wishlists for Santa in September, ha!  Like I said, it will be here before we know it!

One thing I do love the most about the upcoming season is the Holiday traditions!  We love to bake treats, and hand them out to friends and neighbors spreading holiday cheer! The kids of course, always leave a plate out for Santa Claus, making sure to stay on the nice list.

I’ve been working on perfecting my gingerbread cookie recipe over the past year, and I think I’ve done it!  They are thick, flavorful, soft, and chewy!  Just the way I like them!  The kids love helping, and I love our time in the kitchen together!


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Digital Detox // 5 Things I Learned from Stepping away from Social Media for a Week

August 28, 2018

I am so excited to be partnering on this sponsored post with Workman Publishing on another special release by Flow Magazine. Flow is a magazine that takes its time, celebrating creativity, imperfection, and life’s little pleasures.  In a time when other print media is focusing their energies on their digital properties, Flow Magazine is finding success by fully embracing the physical qualities of paper.

Creativity Takes Courage is the newest book released by the co-founders and creative directors of Flow Magazine, Irene Smit and Astrid Van der Hults.  It is available now, and only $21.95!

It is a practical and hands-on guide to stretch your creative muscles and dare to focus on the pleasure of the process!  The book is organized around a series of twelve “dares” that are intended to break you out of your usual habits and approach to creating by giving you a fresh perspective and leave your comfort zone.  A few of the “dares” in the book are: dare to be quiet, dare to be mindful, dare to try something new, dare to be alone, and one that particularly stood out to me was number 9, dare to go offline.


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Summer on the Mountain // Mountain Adventures at Solitude Resort

August 6, 2018

For us, summertime and Mountains go hand in hand!  We feel so blessed and lucky to live in Utah where we have some of the most gorgeous Mountains in our own backyard!  Solitude Mountain Resort is one of our favorites to hit in the Summer because there is something for the whole family!

The second we hit the canyon, the weigh of the world seems to fall off our shoulders, and we breathe in that mountain air and our worries seem to disappear!  There is something about those magical mountains!

When the Valley gets in the upper 90’s and even 100 degrees, we like to escape to the Mountains for a little relief from the heat and every day life.  We headed up to a family favorite spot up at Solitude!  We love to head up there summer or winter time, and especially during the Wildflower Festival!  Such a beautiful time to take in the gorgeous backdrop of the picturesque Utah mountains blanketed in beautiful wildflowers.  It’s such a great time of year to be out on the Mountain!

Read on for a little Family friendly guide to Summer on the Mountain at Solitude!  A little something for everyone!


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