Here’s to an Amazing 21 Years Baby!

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Happy 21st Anniversary! I cannot imagine my life without you and am so grateful I never have to. You have made my dreams, and then some, come true. You and I are raising five beautiful girls and you have been an amazingly patient and loving father. You have been my rock as I have struggled with anxiety and have never given up on me. You have supported and encouraged me, every step of the way, to finish my college degree along with other life goals. Thank you for loving me with all my flaws.

Te Amo por todas las eternidades!



Our Vacation Memories- Mini Display


I made a tiny display of our trip to the beach in Mexico. If I could have bottled up the scent of the ocean, I would have (sigh..).

Now for a quick break down-


I had the burlap fabric laying around for another project. . I made the “J” project from Poppy Seed Projects at SNAP Conference. I used cylinders to add the sand and sea shells we found on the beach.

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Aren’t the shells so cool? The beach was littered with them!

I also made a mini photo gallery of my favorite pics (which were hard to decide on). So both of the first pictures are in a dark gray but I guess the way the light was hitting made them look like two different colors. The blue I used is called Provence from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that I received at SNAP Conference. I had never used it before and I loved how smooth it went on. The frames came un-finished and purchased through Pick Your Plum. If you have not checked them out yet, you are missing out on some great products and very affordable prices. They are my favorite site!

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Here is another look at the finished tablescape.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Stay tuned for a major overhaul on one of the rooms in our home that I am super excited about!

Puerto Peñasco Sonora, Mexico

We had not been on a “tropical” vacation since we went to Cabo San Lucas in 2009. We were so anxious to go to the beach! Since we could not afford six airplane tickets, I went on the hunt for a beach that was close enough to drive to and not in California. The beaches are too cold there.
It was decided to go to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. It is an hour drive from the Arizona- Mexico border and 10 hour drive to Arizona from Utah. Luckily, I have family in Arizona so we were able to break it up into two chunks.
We stayed in a 3 bedroom home right on the beach. The resort is called Las Palmas and it had a beautiful swimming pool with a couple of water slides.

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The house had a beautiful view from the living room and the master bedroom towards the ocean!

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Except for a bit of a mishap with the refrigerator, the stay was very comfortable! It was so nice to eat all our meals on the porch people watching and looking at all the vendors that came by to sell their items.

We went out on the town a few times to wander and do a little shopping. We went to an area called Old Port. There were little shops and restaurants crowded onto a few city blocks. We even stopped in at a Thrifty Ice Cream shop! It was my favorite ice cream growing up and I was surprised it was going strong in Mexico.

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Needles to say, I fell in love with all the beautiful ceramics! There just wasn’t enough room to bring back everything I wanted.. While there, we ate at a restaurant that is at the highest point and overlooks the ocean. The view was breathtaking!

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We made smores on the last night we were there.

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We are anxious to go back… Until next time….


Thank you to my cousins for their hospitality! We had a blast reminiscing!

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Thank you for stopping by!