10 Family Friendly Things to Do Near Zion National Park

April 19, 2017

Family Friendly Things to Do Near Zion National Park Utah

We just got back from Spring Break at Zion Ponderosa Resort, and had the best time!  I am constantly feeling amazed by the beauty of Utah, and feel so lucky to live in such an incredible state!  Utah is home to 5 National Parks!  How cool is that?!  We love to take advantage of the diverse scenery of our home state.  There is nothing like the beauty of Southern Utah!  It is so unique and grand, and other worldly!  Did you know that all fourth graders in the country get a free National Parks pass?  Our oldest is in fourth grade, and we have loved taking advantage of the Every Kid in a Park program!  When we visit the National Parks in Utah, it is so cool to see so many people from all over the world visiting!  I love that they too recognize it’s unique beauty!

10 Family Friendly Things to Do Near Zion National Park Utah

Jolley's Gulch

Observation Point Hike at Zion National Park

Our family loves spending time together in the mountains and nature.  Hiking is one of our favorite things to do together!  It challenges us, strengthens us, we cheer each other on, chat about life, and breathe in that fresh air!  It energizes our souls, and brings us closer together as a family.  The mountains always heal me from my worries, and I’m always grateful to have them cradling me and helping to guide us through the key moments of our lives!

This trip to Zion National Park we loved staying at Zion Ponderosa Resort tucked away in the mountains just East of the Park!  It was our first time there, and it won’t be our last!  It is a little hidden gem, with so many fun family friendly activities to do, and a variety of lodging to accommodate any size family and their needs!  The property offers tent camping sites, RV spots, conestoga wagons, glamping tents, cozy cabin suites, and even large vacation mountain cabin rentals.  Some of the vacation cabin rentals even sleep up to 40 people, which would be perfect for a family reunion!

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort Recreation Activities

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort Glamping Tent

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort Lodging

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort Vacation Cabin Rental

We stayed in one of their beautiful Vacation Mountain Cabin Home Rentals called Grandma’s Place.  It was a beautiful cabin home with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and a playroom!  There was a fully stocked full kitchen and family room, and we had more than enough room to spread out and enjoy ourselves cuddled up in mountains of Zion!  My kids enjoyed picking their rooms, especially the bunk room, and playing hide and seek in the spacious cabin!  I always love having a vacation rental that feels like home with access to a full kitchen, laundry, and multiple rooms so we feel more at home!  I couldn’t recommend it enough!  We had such a good time!

Family Friendly Things to Do Near Zion National Park Utah

Zion National Park holds a very special place in our hearts.  We have been going ever since our kids were babies, and we have enjoyed the area, explored as a family, hiked, and enjoyed all it has to offer for many years!  We had so much fun discovering a few more fun family activities during this trip to Zion, and I can’t wait to share them all with you!  Read more for some favorite Family Activities in the area!


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Victoria Beckham for Target // My Picks

April 9, 2017

Easter Dresses for Girls Victoria Beckham

So, have you seen?

The Victoria Beckham line for Target has arrived in stores and online today, and it is selling out fast!

I went through all of the adorable looks, and below I am sharing with you my favorites!  Most of which are around $20!!  If you need adorable Easter Dresses for your girls, I would order quick!  It looks like the shipping should arrive a few days before Easter if you order today!

Click on the photo to shop the look and hover for amazing prices!

My Favorite Victoria Beckham for Target GIRLS FASHION PICKS!

My Favorite Victoria Beckham for Target WOMEN’S CLOTHING PICKS!

Happy Shopping!

Easter Outfits: Dresses and Suits for Kids // Janie and Jack

April 4, 2017

Easter Outfits for Kids from Janie and Jack

One of my favorite Holiday traditions at our house is to get my kids some new outfits to wear to church on Easter Sunday.  It is the cutest to see them dressed up so nice, I just love it!  I love to coordinate my kids if I can, and I was able to find the cutest pieces for my kids Easter outfits at Janie and Jack!  Their special occasion outfits just can’t be beat!  They are the best quality, and their Easter dresses for girls, and Easter suits for boys are just so timeless and classic!

Janie and Jack Girls Easter Dress

Norah’s Janie and Jack outfit details:
Bow Coral Dress | Gold Metallic Sandals | Patent Bow Headband | Bow Cloche Hat | Bow Glove |Embroidered Cardigan | Quilted Purse

Norah’s coral bow dress is my favorite!  The color is beautiful on her, and I love that you can pair it with a sweater or wear it by itself, or dress it up with some gloves and a hat!  I’ll admit I always wanted a fancy dress with gloves and a hat to wear on Easter as a little girl.  So, I can’t help but play dress up with Norah a bit on my childhood dream.  It’s just so cute!

Girls Easter Hats from Janie and Jack

Janie and Jack Girls Easter Dress

Janie and Jack Girls Easter Dress

Easter Dresses for GirlsAnd, can we just talk about how grown up Norah is looking lately? I can hardly believe it!  She is 7 going on 17, and is so much fun!  We love having our girl time together!  And, she just eats up all the girly stuff!

Janie and Jack Linen Suit for Boys

Thomas’ Janie and Jack Outfit Details:
Linen Blend Blazer | Linen Blend Suit Vest | Linen Blend Suit Trouser |Striped Belt |Striped Sock |Navy Leather Boat Shoe |Mint Oxford Shirt | Plaid Madras Tie

This is Thomas’ first suit!  Can you even believe how handsome he looks?  We went with the Linen Suit with a vest.  He looks so cute, and I loved the spring colors incorporated with his tie and shirt!  All dapper and ready for Easter!

Janie and Jack Linen Suit for Boys

Easter Outfit for Boys

Easter Outfits for Boys

Ezra’s Navy linen suit is a classic, and will be great to wear all year long!  I loved pairing it with a plaid spring shirt that brought together all the colors from his brother and sister’s outfits!  I also loved it just paired with the pants and the vest as an option!  He’s such a handsome guy, and is growing up too quick for my taste!  He’s about to hit the double digits!

Easter Outfits for Boys

Ezra’s Janie and Jack Outfit Details:
Linen Blend Blazer | Nautical Tie | Milk Chocolate Loafer | Linen Blend Suit Trouser |Linen Blend Suit Vest |Aqua Plain Madras Shirt | Striped Belt |Striped Sock

Special Occasion Children's OutfitsJanie and Jack Girls Easter Special Occasion Dress

Easter Outfits for Kids

Spring is such a fun time of the year!  So many exciting things in the works, and new beginnings!  I just love the excitement of it all!

Be sure to check out the amazing selection of special occasion Easter outfits over on Janie and Jack!  Don’t, forget! Easter is less that two weeks away!

(all photos by me)

In partnership with Janie and Jack, all options are my own.