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‘The Christmas Dragon’: A New Christmas Adventure & Giveaway

Posted on Dec 9th, 2014

What do Legolas from Lord of the Rings and Santa's little helpers have in common? They're both elves! The Christmas Dragon is a new family movie…

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$100 Owlet Baby Care Gift Card Giveaway!

Posted on Feb 19th, 2016

The winner is Kristen C.! Thanks to all for entering! You all know how much I love Owlet Baby Care, right? If not, check out this post AND this…

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10 Helpful Websites for College Students

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

Since I recently graduated from BYU, I thought I might share a few things that made my life easier. There are new sites and tools that my parents…

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11 Ways to Prepare Your Family for a Disaster

Posted on May 12th, 2014

We never know when a disaster is going to hit or even what kind of disaster could happen -- natural, terror,  or even a financial crisis (such as…

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12 Alternatives to Cable and Satellite TV

Posted on Apr 17th, 2017

Alternative to cable and satellite Last year, we became a Cable and Satellite free family. Has it been hard? Well, read on to find out for yourself…

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15 Unique Stuffing Recipes

Posted on Nov 17th, 2013

When you think about Thanksgiving dinner, what is one of the items you always hope to see on the menu? For me, it's mashed potatoes and rolls. But…

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20+ Creative Ways to Say Thank You

Posted on Jan 20th, 2015

There are many ways to say "thank you." A simple thank you can make someone's day a little brighter. Here are 20+ creative ways to say thank…

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2013 NCAA Bracket Challenge ~ $15 Visa Gift Card

Posted on Mar 1st, 2013

When Forrest and I first started dating, he came over to my apartment one Sunday afternoon with two pieces of paper. There was a bracket on it, with…

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23andMe vs AncestryDNA

Posted on Nov 18th, 2017

Are you wondering what is the best ancestry DNA test? I have taken two of the most popular ones, and in this post, I will share what I liked, what…

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25+ Creative Candy Corn Inspired Desserts

Posted on Oct 8th, 2015

Candy corn may not be my favorite treat out there, but there sure are a lot of fun candy corn inspired desserts you can make. As I was looking…

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25+ Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids to Make

Posted on Jun 5th, 2015

Whether you are looking for an easy breakfast recipe for yourself, a college student, or easy breakfast ideas for kids to make, you're sure to find…

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30 Day Gluten Free Meal Plan

Posted on Oct 13th, 2013

30 day gluten free meal plan - 30 days of gluten free dinners, breakfasts, and desserts! For full weekly meal plans (that change each week/month!),…

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30 Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas

Posted on Jul 24th, 2014

  Quite often when I have roundups created for this blog, it's simply because I wanted the collection of recipes for my own personal use.…

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30+ of the Best Roll Recipes

Posted on Nov 6th, 2015

Here are 30+ of the best roll recipes out there - perfect for sopping up soup, lathering up with butter, and eating to your heart's…

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35+ Homemade Doughnuts Recipes

Posted on Nov 13th, 2014

Looking for a great homemade doughnut recipe? How about 35? Here are some of the best homemade doughnuts recipes on the web -- be warned though, we…

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36+ Family Friendly Appetizer and Drink Ideas for New Year’s Eve

Posted on Dec 26th, 2013

Did you all have a wonderful Christmas? I sure hope so! It was definitely a very busy one around here, but so fun nonetheless. I'm always a little…

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4+ Intriguing Young Adult Sci-Fiction Book Series

Posted on Sep 6th, 2014

I read or started all of the following series this summer. Let me explain a little about why I like science fiction. Story lines can get relatively…

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50 Delicious Dairy Free Recipes

Posted on Apr 25th, 2013

Now that I've talked about alternatives to cow's milk, and suggested some of my favorite lactose and dairy free substitutes, it's time to put all the…

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50+ Easy College Recipes You Will LOVE!

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2017

College can be rough when it comes to eating. I've heard countless stories of people who lived off of cream of wheat for weeks at a time, or hot dogs…

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55 Unique Recipes Made With a Blender

Posted on May 18th, 2014

If you saw my post last week about using a blender as a grain mill, I introduced my new favorite appliance - (sent for free, opinions all my…

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6 Factors To Consider Before Buying a Smart Phone

Posted on Jun 18th, 2015

Purchasing a smart phone can be quite the investment - here are six factors to consider when purchasing a smart phone, as well as a review of the…

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6 Reasons to Get a Prepaid Cell Phone Plan

Posted on Jun 20th, 2015

The first phone I got was a small phone where you had to purchase cards for a certain number of minutes and texts. I loved it! Although I ended up…

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60+ Guilt Free Dessert Recipes

Posted on May 25th, 2014

A healthy lifestyle needs to have room for dessert! Here are 60+ guilt free dessert recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth but not sabotage your…

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60+ Savory and Soul Satisfying Soup Recipes

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2013

When I woke up this morning, it was 39 degrees outside. At that moment, I knew I had to share this soup recipe round-up with you all today. I've…

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75 Sweet and Savory Coconut Milk Recipes

Posted on Apr 27th, 2014

After discovering Jack's lactose intolerance (and realizing I have one, too), I quickly searched out the best lactose free products, that would allow…

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8 Reasons Why You (Students, Bloggers, and Professionals) Should Have a LinkedIn Profile

Posted on May 2nd, 2013

"LinkedIn? But isn't that for...old people? Who are super professional?" or "I already have Facebook and Twitter. I don't need another social…

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American Fork Fetal Fotos Review: 3D Baby Ultrasounds in Utah

Posted on Jul 18th, 2015

One of my favorite experiences when I was pregnant with Jack was getting a 3D/4D ultrasound. It wasn't something we were planning on, as they can be…

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Behind-the-Scenes of Clarks Condensed

Posted on Mar 15th, 2014

 A few weeks ago in one of the Facebook blogging groups I'm in, there was a discussion about comparing ourself to other bloggers, and how that can…

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Best Buy and Shine by Misfit Review

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free So, even…

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Black Bean Tacos and Apple Sauce Cookies

Posted on Mar 28th, 2014

We had the opportunity to review two recipes from the Six Sister's cook book - a Year with the Six Sisters. It has meal plans for the whole year! …

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Book Review: Pathfinder and Ruins

Posted on Aug 16th, 2013

Orson Scott Card recently started a new series called the Pathfinder series. The series is time travel heavy, so it can be a bit tiring to delve into…

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Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Posted on Jul 12th, 2013

Unbroken is a fascinating telling of many interesting moments in the life of Louis Silvie Zamperini as told by Laura Hillenbrand, who also…

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Caramel Coconut Macaroons and Baking Gift Idea

Posted on Dec 16th, 2013

  This post is sponsored by Shirley J, and there are affiliate links used. All opinions are 100% my own 🙂 Have you finished your…

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Check Yes or No (or Yes)

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2013

From very early on in our relationship, I knew what Forrest and I had was different from my past relationships. Not only was there are very apparent…

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Chocolate Caramel Corn Puffs and 44 Other Snacks for Family Reunions

Posted on Jun 27th, 2014

This chocolate caramel corn puff recipe is easy and incredibly addictive! It's perfect for family reunions, and, along with this great recipe, be…

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Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Posted on Dec 8th, 2013

  I love breakfast food...it's safe to say, it's probably one of my favorite types of foods! Eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles...I love them…

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Cleaning Up Your Pinterest Boards

Posted on Sep 14th, 2013

So, I'm on my way back to Utah right now. And since we are moving back, I totally don't have any time to post today! SO, here's a wonderful guest…

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Comcast Xfinity: The Cable Provider for Families

Posted on Aug 15th, 2013

Disclosure: Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC, through its contractor, Mom Central Consulting, provided a promotional item as a thank you…

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Comparison of Streaming Devices

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

 Cutting cable or satellite subscriptions for streaming devices is getting more and more common -- here is a comparison of streaming devices on the…

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Cookie Butter Banana Bread

Posted on Apr 9th, 2013

Disclosure: I was given a Bosch Mixer to test for 30 days, and there are affiliate links in this post. However, all opinions are my own.  It's…

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Cool it Buddy Reusable Ice Pack Review

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013

I don't know about your kids, but Jack is quite adventurous. Here's some proof.  As you can see, Jack is always climbing on every.…

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Creamy Lime Basil Pasta with Grilled Chicken

Posted on May 31st, 2013

Katie recently gave me the task of creating something with Gourmet Garden's Basil Paste. Gourmet Gardens creates an alternative to dry spices, and to…

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Cricut BrightPad Review and Light Pad Comparison

Posted on Jul 24th, 2017

Cricut BrightPad Review and Light Pad Comparison Have you heard? Cricut just released a new product - the Cricut BrightPad! I was so excited…

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Cultivating a Thanksgiving Heart – Book Review

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

We are entering the crazy rush of the holiday season. Next week marks Thanksgiving and then immediately following is Black Friday, Cyber Monday and…

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DecoBoards: The Perfect Gift for ANY Occasion

Posted on May 6th, 2013

Disclosure: I was given a DecoBoard in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.  Am I the only one who didn't realize that Mother's Day is…

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DIY Photography Backdrop

Posted on Feb 8th, 2013

As much as I would love to be able to take incredible photos, I'm no photographer. Although I attempted to pretend I was when I worked at a Target…

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Easy Pesto Sauce Recipe and Hamilton Beach Blender Giveaway

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2015

An easy pesto sauce recipe made with fresh basil, parsley, and parmesan. I added a little cayenne to give it an added kick. SO yummy! Easy Pesto…

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Eve Mattress Review and Cost: Is It Worth Buying?

Posted on Jul 1st, 2017

Eve Mattress Review and Cost: Is It Worth Buying? For the first ten years of our marriage my husband and I shared a Queen sized bed. After we…

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Fall Fun in Utah: Nightmare on 13th in Salt Lake Review (and Giveaway!)

Posted on Oct 4th, 2013

  I'll be posting some fun fall ideas in Utah over the next few weeks. If you have something you'd like us to review, that is between Spanish…

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Family Friendly Game Day Appetizers

Posted on Jan 28th, 2014

Are you throwing a Super Bowl party this Sunday? I know lots of people enjoy serving and eating appetizers during the game, so I wanted to gather…

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Five Products That Make My Life Easier (and a giveaway!!)

Posted on Feb 28th, 2013

I'm all about simplifying and making life easier. When you have kids, your working, and going to school...you kind of have to in order to not go…

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Follow Us at Blog Lovin’!

Posted on Mar 14th, 2013

For anyone that is an avid Google Reader user, the news that it will be shut down in the next few months may have come as a shock. I know I was super…

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Forrest Friday: 5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Blog From Cyber Attacks

Posted on Mar 30th, 2013

I wrote my capstone paper on Cybersecurity. I mainly focused on the international relations aspect of it, but I learned how vast and complex the…

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Forrest Friday: The Least You Should Know About Some of the Biggest Threats Facing the US

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2013

In April I will be graduating in Political Science. I was an International Relations major, and a lot of my political science classes focused on that…

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Forrest Friday: Weird News In The World Today

Posted on Apr 5th, 2013

By Forrest For some reason I really enjoy random, weird news stories. I try to stay at least somewhat current to the major news stories of today,…

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Friday Favorites

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2013

As you may have noticed, these "Forrest Friday's" haven't exactly panned out quite yet. Since Forrest is kept quite busy with his internship, he…

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Gift Guide for a Food Lover

Posted on Nov 24th, 2013

Even though I don't typically advocate celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving (though I admit, I sometimes want to!) buying gifts for Christmas…

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Glad Pro-Kitchen Bags Review: Do They Work Well?

Posted on Feb 10th, 2017

Glad Pro-Kitchen Bags Review: Do They Work Well? This post brought to you by Glad. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Clarks…

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Happy Easter

Posted on Mar 31st, 2013

Happy Easter, everyone! We hope that you are able to enjoy this day with your family. I know that the Savior died for all of us, and that three days…

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HelloFresh Review: Everything You Need to Know!

Posted on Dec 4th, 2017

HelloFresh Review and Discount Code Have you heard of HelloFresh? Chances are, if you have an Instagram or Facebook account, you've seen some…

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HitBliss with Amazon Instant Video

Posted on Jan 31st, 2014

A while ago Katie and I 'cut the cord' and decided not to pay for cable or satellite television. Since then we have explored the many alternative…

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How Hatch Baby Helped Our Baby

Posted on Jan 15th, 2016

Failure to thrive is not a fun diagnosis. {{The latest version of the Hatch Baby Scale is available for presale for $129 - way less than the…

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How Stitch Fix Works – August 2016 Reveal

Posted on Aug 11th, 2016

If you see me on a regular basis, you probably know that my wardrobe really consists of BYU t-shirts and a wide variety of exercise pants. I'm all…

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How to Clean Cloudy Glasses

Posted on Sep 1st, 2014

Is your cupboard full of cloudy glasses?! Ours sure is. Don't live with them like that anymore -- after reading this post, you'll know how to clean…

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How to Come Up With a Blog Name

Posted on Apr 18th, 2017

How to come up with a blog name that will rock your blog! This post was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal domains…

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How to Oil and Treat Wood Cutting Boards

Posted on May 16th, 2014

Do you have wood cutting boards? If so -- you need to check out this tutorial on how to oil and treat wood cutting boards. It will help them last for…

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How to Prevent the Grinch from Stealing Christmas + Blink Home Security

Posted on Nov 19th, 2017

How to Prevent Package Theft   This post is sponsored by Blink for Home. All opinions are our own. We get a lot of packages. I…

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How to Write a Good Resume

Posted on Jul 18th, 2013

During the five years I was in college, I learned a lot about resume writing. Several of the classes I took focused on it, I worked as an Office…

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Ilima Todd’s ‘Remake’ Book Review

Posted on Jan 25th, 2015

Remake is a newer book from Shadow Mountain that only came out this year. It was written by Ilima Todd. I believe it is her first published young…

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Influenster Sweetheart VoxBox

Posted on Mar 16th, 2013

Disclosure: I was sent a free Influenster box with these products to try, but all opinions are my own.  If you read this post about getting free…

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intelliBed Coupon Code and Freebie

Posted on May 1st, 2015

I apologize for this week's deal being a little late - however, it's well-worth it. If you are in the market for a new bed, I can't wait to tell you…

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Intensifying the Presence of God in Your Life

Posted on Oct 5th, 2014

I have a hard time really focusing on my Savior throughout my day, with blogging, household duties, homeschooling, and three little ones, I often…

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Is Coconut Oil Worth the Hype?

Posted on May 9th, 2013

I'm not a big bandwagon type of person. Either I find out about something first, or years after it starts to gain popularity I get into…

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Is Walmart Grocery Pickup Worth Doing?

Posted on Jan 26th, 2017

Is Walmart Grocery Pickup worth doing? Here's our honest opinion and thoughts on the service! Walmart Grocery Pickup I tested out Walmart’s…

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KAYA Mattress Review – Is it Worth the Hype?

Posted on Dec 15th, 2017

KAYA Mattress Review All of our six children are grown up now;  five are married with children of their own.  Here are our five oldest…

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Liebster Award

Posted on Jan 30th, 2013

If you want to read an inspiring, funny, and sweet blog, be sure to head over to Stories Of Us, written by my sister Cindy. She has such an awesome…

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Make Every Day the BEST Day Ever

Posted on May 4th, 2014

Forrest always teases me because I often use superlatives to describe days, food, events, etc. I'll admit, I'm a fairly dramatic person (but please…

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Meet These Mormons

Posted on Oct 10th, 2014

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth . . ."  Romans 1:16 KJV We…

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Mint Chocolate and Coconut Fiber Bars

Posted on Dec 8th, 2013

Between 60 and 70 million people suffer from some type of digestive disorder. These vary from acid reflux, to gall stones, to irritable bowel…

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Momsense – Smart Breastfeeding Meter Coupon and Review

Posted on Feb 20th, 2017

Grab 20% off and free ground shipping with this exclusive Momsense Coupon Code - Specialoffer20. Apply it at checkout! Wouldn't it be nice if the…

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More Pagosa Springs Photos, and a Tale of a Treacherous Hike

Posted on Feb 1st, 2013

Because Forrest is pretty swamped with work (he leaves the house at 6:20ish, gets home around 6:20ish at night, and goes to bed a little while later.…

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Motif Duo Pump Review

Posted on Nov 6th, 2017

Not sure what breast pump you should get? The Motif Duo Double Pump is great for moms on the go who need something small but powerful. Here are my…

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Mugging Party (Great For Bridal and Baby Showers)

Posted on Jun 26th, 2013

Disclaimer: I was sent product from ShirleyJ to try and sample, but all opinions are most definitely my own. When I scroll through Pinterest, it's…

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My Scariest Time as a Parent – Owlet Review

Posted on Oct 21st, 2015

Here are the best prices on Owlet monitors available right now, as well as why the Owlet monitor is the #1 product you should buy. They just released…

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My Top Ten Detective Television Shows

Posted on Jul 19th, 2013

Since Katie and I have signed up for Netflix and Hulu, it has become rather convenient to watch a lot of different television shows. I thought it…

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My Top Ten Drama or Action Shows

Posted on Oct 25th, 2013

I had trouble trying to differentiate between shows with a little action and a lot of action. 24 has a lot different type of action than Early…

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My Top Ten Science Fiction Television Shows

Posted on Jul 27th, 2013

Here are my favorite top Science Fiction shows. I have to admit that I like shows based in space a little more, and I am unable to enjoy or recommend…

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MyFitU – A New Way To Exericse

Posted on Jun 6th, 2013

Disclosure: I was given a free year of MyFitU in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.  There are two times a year that I notice people…

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Natural Light Photography Tips

Posted on Feb 4th, 2015

It's time for another installment of our photography for beginners series. I've mentioned before how much I love natural light photography - you can…

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NCAA March Madness Tournament — Win an iPad Mini and Other Great Prizes!

Posted on Mar 12th, 2014

If you were a Clarks Condensed fan last March (first off, thanks for sticking around!), then you may have participated in our NCAA March Madness…

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No Room for Groceries and Baby? Try this.

Posted on Jun 4th, 2016

Shortly before Jack was born, Forrest read an article about the dangers of putting an infant car seat in the seat of a grocery cart. Of course,…

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Noise Never Looked So Beautiful – See Your Sounds

Posted on Nov 25th, 2016

Everyone has a sound they just love. The sound of rain hitting a roof, the first measure of “Clair de Lune,” a baby laughing, a teapot…

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One Dish Recipes for College Students

Posted on Aug 4th, 2015

25+ easy one dish meals for college students (and anyone else who wants an easy meal!) So many yummy options! For a limited time, you can…

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One Little Known Reason Why You Should Have a Planner

Posted on Jan 8th, 2016

Until a few years ago, I was not a fan of paper planners. I figured that setting alerts on my phone or email was good enough for me. And then,…

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Online Blog Conference 2015

Posted on May 15th, 2015

I have been blogging professionally since January of 2013, and it has been quite the adventure. When I started Clarks Condensed with Forrest, I was…

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OshKosh B’Gosh at Park City Tanger Outlets

Posted on Nov 25th, 2013

    I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to…

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Our (Unexpectedly) Perfect Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 16th, 2013

I had big plans for Valentine's Day. For weeks, I was planning a delicious, homemade meal, and how I was going to set out fun gifts for Forrest and…

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Our Love Story

Posted on Jan 16th, 2013

Without this story, there would be no Clarks Condensed. And, I just like telling it! Forrest and I met on January 3rd, 2010. I had just gotten…

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Our Top 15 Posts of 2014

Posted on Dec 29th, 2014

I really can't believe it's almost 2015! The year flew by way faster than I wanted it to. It's been a big year for our family as we made a big move…

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Pagosa Springs Photography

Posted on Jan 25th, 2013

So, Katie and I thought that it might be a good idea if I wrote a post for every Friday. Which would make Friday, Forrest's Friday. Here is my first…

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Photographing Outdoor Play

Posted on Feb 14th, 2015

I'm excited for another guest post for our Beginning Photography series! Today, Melissa from Fireflies & Mud Pies is sharing tips for…

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Photography for Beginners: Photography Equipment Recommendations

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2015

Just learning the ropes of photography? Here are some photography equipment recommendations that should get you started on the right foot. I…

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Photography for Beginners: Series Introduction

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

Photography is something I've always enjoyed. I alway took tons of pictures growing up, and I love captured fun moments we had as a family. When I…

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Photography Prop Ideas and Tips: Photography for Beginners

Posted on Jan 28th, 2015

Welcome to another installment in our photography for beginners series. Today, Rachel McHardy will be sharing some tips on using props in your…

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Pic Monkey Made Easy: Changing Backgrounds

Posted on Feb 10th, 2013

I don't know if you've jumped on the PicMonkey bandwagon, but I recently did, and I am hooked. Forrest got me Photoshop Elements for Christmas, which…

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PicMonkey Made Easy: Basic Photo Editing

Posted on Mar 13th, 2013

affiliate links are used in this post PicMonkey is very affordable -- even the free version has awesome features. If you want to buy Royale though,…

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PicMonkey Made Easy: Remove Shadows

Posted on Feb 20th, 2013

PicMonkey is very affordable -- even the free version has awesome features. If you want to buy Royale though, head over here. It is $4.99 a month, or…

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PicMonkey Made Easy: Using the Clone Tool

Posted on Feb 27th, 2013

Be sure to check out these other great PicMonkey Tutorials: Changing Backgrounds With PicMonkey Removing Shadows With PicMonkey PicMonkey is…

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Preparedness Tips with Small Children ((and GIVEAWAY!!))

Posted on Sep 9th, 2014

Did you know that September is national preparedness month? Preparedness is something I think everyone hears being preached but may not necessarily…

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Products Every College Student Should Have

Posted on Oct 9th, 2014

College is an interesting and excited time for most people -- here are 10+ products that make college living a little easier! College was such…

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Protect Yourself and Your Family With This Lifesaving Device

Posted on Mar 15th, 2014

Shortly after we were married, I remember seeing "Breaking News" pop up all over Facebook and the news sites in our local area. In broad daylight, on…

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Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

Posted on Sep 21st, 2014

Recently, my mom started an Instagram account called LunchBoxQuotes. She started it as a way to share a tradition of putting notes in her children's…

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Review of Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card

Posted on Jun 20th, 2013

Earth Unaware is the first in a prequel series to Orson Scott Card's science fiction classic, Ender's Game. The award winning Ender's Game has…

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Review of the CW’s Capture

Posted on Oct 4th, 2013

  Affiliate links are used in this post. So, I recently found a reality show called Capture on CW that I really enjoyed. I actually never…

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Samsung Galaxy Note5 Review

Posted on Nov 24th, 2015

A review of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product to…

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Short Story: Hit and Run

Posted on Aug 9th, 2013

Everyone says they want to write a book. However, either you don't have to time, the ability, and the right idea (that someone hasn't done already).…

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Spalicious and Belly Up Lone Tree Review and Discount

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2015

A few months ago, I wrote a post about 50+ ways to enjoy pregnancy. Since I'm coming in on the last part of my pregnancy (I can't hardly believe our…

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Sponsored Post: My Dream Home

Posted on Jun 19th, 2013

Disclaimer: This post was written in partnership with Stockland and contains links provided by them. All opinions are my own! Even though we are no…

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Starting Saving Money with Freebies2Deals New Book!

Posted on Feb 19th, 2014

  For a limited time, this book is only 6.30 on Amazon. After February 26th, it will jump up to 12.99, and will never be this low again. Be…

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Taste of Colorado and SmartStrand Silk Carpet

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2013

Even though I grew up in Colorado, I have only attended the Taste of Colorado once. And that was when I was super little and I don't even remember it…

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Tax Tips for Bloggers

Posted on Jan 29th, 2014

Disclaimer: This information is provided on an information basis only. Katie is not a tax expert, and even though Bruce Barker is, this is general…

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The Basics of Disc Golf

Posted on Jun 15th, 2013

Today has been a long day. It started with me almost being smashed in the head with an iPad by Jack, who was attempting to wake me up, and luckily…

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The Beginning

Posted on Jan 14th, 2013

I've been blogging since 2008, however, it's mainly to update family and friends -- particularly about my 10-month-old son. Lately,  I've found…

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The Best Alexa Skills EVERYONE Should Know About

Posted on Jan 20th, 2018

Do you have an Alexa enabled device? If so, you know how much fun it can be! Here are some of the best Alexa Skills everyone should know about -…

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The Best Baby Nasal Aspirator: Which One is Right For You?

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2017

(function() { var cn = document.createElement('script'); cn.type = 'text/javascript'; cn.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ?…

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The Best Dollar Tree Disney Souvenirs to Buy BEFORE your Trip

Posted on Oct 15th, 2017

Are you heading to Disney sometime soon? Here are the best souvenirs to buy BEFORE Disney - all of these can be found at the Dollar…

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The Best Inspiring Quotes from The Greatest Showman (Free Printables!)

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2018

The Greatest Showman Quotes   Like much of the rest of the world, I have been fan girling over "The Greatest Showman" ever since I saw…

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The Best Mobile Apps for College Students

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2013

In the age of smart phones and iPads, the market for making apps for college students is booming. It was toward the end of my college career that…

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The Best Personalized Books for Kids

Posted on Sep 21st, 2017

The Best Personalized Story Books For Kids Books never go out of style. There is something so magical about having a collection of children's…

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The Best Snack Subscription Boxes

Posted on Feb 16th, 2018

Best Snack Box Subscriptions Snack subscription boxes are all the rage right now- and for good reason! For a monthly fee you get a fun box filled…

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The Host by Stephanie Meyer — Book Review

Posted on Jun 14th, 2013

A little while back, right after I graduated, I decided I wanted to read a book for fun again. I've always liked Sci-fi and fantasy books. Clive…

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The Most Comfortable Pants for Moms (That Aren’t Pajama Pants)

Posted on Mar 7th, 2018

The Most Comfortable Pants for Busy Moms thank you to prAna for collaborating with us on this post. I'll admit, I've gone to the grocery store in…

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The Voice Season Five: Audition Night #1

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2013

Back when Forrest and I were first married, I woke up one morning to him telling me all about the neatest show that he had watched the night before.…

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The Voice Season Five: Audition Night #2 Commentary and Playlist

Posted on Sep 25th, 2013

  Photo from NBC Sorry this post is a little later! I was too tired on Tuesday night to post it...and Wednesday just got away from…

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Three Great eBook Subscription Services

Posted on Oct 18th, 2013

In the world of digital books, it was only a matter of time before companies created eBook subscription services. Following the subscription model…

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Tips for College Freshman

Posted on Mar 18th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MarchIntoSavings…

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Tips for Mastering your NCAA Tournament Bracket

Posted on Mar 15th, 2016

I grew up being a big fan of college basketball. March was a fun time of year where we watched a lot of basketball as a family. If my team lost, I…

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Tips for Preventing and Treating Diaper Rash

Posted on Jun 4th, 2015

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. All babies and toddlers will get a diaper rash at…

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Toddler Snack Ideas

Posted on Feb 16th, 2015

Snack time got you down? Here are a few tips to make snack time a little easier, as well as 24 snack ideas perfect for…

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Top 10 {{non-food}} Posts from Clarks Condensed

Posted on Dec 30th, 2013

  For the past month or so, most of our posts around here have been about food. I mean, that's what most people were looking for! However,…

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Top 10 Recipes from Clarks Condensed 2013

Posted on Dec 28th, 2013

The best of the best family friendly recipes of 2013 from Clarks Condensed Forrest and I started Clarks Condensed in January of 2013, and we've…

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Top 10 Studio C Videos

Posted on Feb 27th, 2015

Studio C is a comedy show on BYUtv. The actors were all a part of a student comedy group called Divine Comedy. We loved Divine Comedy while we were…

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Top 13 Best Pampered Chef Products

Posted on Apr 28th, 2017

My top 13 Best Pampered Chef Products that I think everyone should have in their kitchen! Growing up, I remember my mom occasionally going to…

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Two Easy Lipsense Removal Hacks (Without Using Oops!)

Posted on Feb 28th, 2018

Lipsense Remover Hack About a year ago, I really started to enjoy wearing lipstick. It started when I signed up to be a Lipsense distributor (so…

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Two Major Reasons Why Obama Won in 2012: Tech and Field Operations

Posted on May 24th, 2013

by: Forrest I thought I would share a little of what I learned at recent conference in Washington DC called Beyond BYU, and what I have learned…

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Urbini Hummingbird Stroller Review

Posted on Apr 24th, 2014

For anyone looking for a lightweight, modern stroller, the Urbini Hummingbird is a great contender. It's perfect for those living in urban areas, who…

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Using White Noise to Help a Child Sleep

Posted on Jan 26th, 2014

  Thank you to Mom It Forward Blogger Network and Marpac for inspiring this conversation and allowing us the chance to review the Dohm. I was…

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Voila! A Voila Mattress Review and Coupon Code

Posted on Aug 19th, 2017

Voila Mattress Review   Voila! Before You Know It You're Sleeping Like a Baby On Your New Mattress! Now That's Comfort! Get 10% off with the…

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Ways To Use Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013

I know Easter was a few days ago, but if you are like us, you still have a refrigerator full of hard boiled eggs. And to be honest, I'm not a huge…

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Weekly Day (valid 5/7-5/9): Antibacterial Enviroboard Cutting Boards

Posted on May 7th, 2015

We use cutting boards a lot in our house - and I feel like we never have enough. So I was excited when Sunlife Brands offered to send me a set…

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Weekly Deal: 1.69 All-Natural Chicken!

Posted on Apr 16th, 2015

Have you heard of Zaycon Fresh yet? I was introduced to it a few years ago, and I've been a huge fan ever since. They are a company based in…

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Weekly Deal: Modify Ink Products – 30% off!

Posted on May 28th, 2015

I apologize for not having a weekly deal the past few weeks, but hopefully today's will make up for it. I was introduced to Modify Ink earlier this…

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Why We Stopped Using RedBox

Posted on Nov 8th, 2015

When it comes to returning Redbox movies...we are complete failures. Here's why we stopped using it, and what we are using instead - VidAngel. It's a…

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Why You Should Put That Swim Suit on In Front Of Your Kids

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2017

One of the things children will remember the most about their childhood are the times their parents played with them. Whether it's getting down on…

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Yiva Naturals Women’s Daily Balance

Posted on Oct 7th, 2013

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Yiva Naturals and I was compensated for it. All opinions are my own.  So last year, I attended the Build…

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Yoplait versus Chobani Greek Yogurt #TasteTest

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2014

Yoplait Greek Yogurt versus Chobani Greek Yogurt -- which is the best? Find out our reaction in our little taste test. This taste test was…

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Zubie: The Best Thing to Happen To Cars

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zubie for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my least favorite things to do is…

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