31 Things Every Harry Potter Fan Must Do

Today is July 31st, Harry Potter’s birthday, and so I share with you 31 things every Harry Potter fan must do. For all those privileged enough to crack open the pages of the Harry Potter books, and become a fan. For those that cried when Dobby died, cheered when Professor Umbridge was dragged away by […]

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Zucchini Bread Recipes

I don’t know about your garden, but our zucchini plants have been producing at least one zucchini each day for the past month.  Read about why I love my garden here.  That’s a lot of zucchini!  I have given several away to family and friends (not left on their doorstep quite yet), but I’m still looking […]

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Are You A Harry Potter Fan? How to know for sure.

This is the week of Harry Potter’s Birthday! Now I realize He is a fictional character. But, since I love to read, fictional characters take on a life, and Harry and the rest of the characters in the Harry Potter Series were like comfortable friends that were part of my life for years. We could […]

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Awesome Travel without an Awesome Income- How we afford to travel!

My husband and I have been blessed to travel all over the world. And the number one question I get about our family travels is how we afford it. And while I think that is a personal question, I have decided today to go ahead and open up, and share some of the  details of […]

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5 Ways to Share Family History With Your Kids

  Today is a state holiday in Utah. It’s called pioneer day because it’s the first day the Utah pioneer settlers arrived in the Salt Lake valley. In Utah is kinda a big deal, but my husband (who isn’t from Utah) gives me a hard time about it because no other state has a state […]

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Victoriana Glen Giveaway Winner

Congratulations, Kathee!  We appreciate all who entered the giveaway and liked both pages on Facebook. If you didn’t win this month, please check back next month for another giveaway. Also, check out the rest of Victoriana Glen’s products, they are incredible! Kathee, please email us within 24 hours so we can coordinate the delivery of […]

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Touring Washington DC with Kids

My husband and I were fortunate enough to live in Washington DC for a summer (yeah, we did that summer sales thing).  It was by far my favorite place to live during the summer.  We only had one baby at the time (it was six years ago, man how time flies!).  We were able to […]

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Finding Joy and Gratitude in Hardship

We have had a pretty tough week. We have been dealing with problems that I would not classify as normal. They have really tested our faith and hope. The first big thing that happened this week was our basement flooded. We went to bed Wednesday night with a dry basement, and in the morning we […]

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The Importance of Teaching Children Courtesy

The other day we were enjoying a family day at a local waterpark.  My oldest and husband were riding waterslides while my youngest and I walked around the lazy river.  My youngest was having a blast feeling the resistance of the water on his legs as he completed a motion he is still mastering.  It […]

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Birthday Photo Tutorial

One of my favorite things to do at my children’s birthdays is make a photo like this. A photo that says their age, and their interests at that age. I find it far easier than scarpbooking or journaling, plus they are cute and fun! And guess what? It is super easy to make these using […]

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