Welcome to my personal blog!

Just as I share some of my personal thoughts and views, I invite you to share yours. All I ask is that you keep your comments appropriate. I won’t feel badly about removing comments that are offensive. That doesn’t mean you can’t be honest—I want honest feedback—but I like to fill my life with positive people and positive things. I guess that means that if you have to say something negative, say it nicely!

More than anything, I want you to leave here feeling inspired and valued—and like we've had a nice visit!



5, 10, 15, and 20

While lots of people were out sick this week, we still recognized all of them verbally for their service at Stampin’ Up! and snapped photos with those who were at the holiday celebrations in Riverton and Kanab. I feel so honored to work with such wonderful people! 

Riverton 5 year

Riverton 10 year

Riverton 15 year

Riverton 20 year

Kanab 10 year

Kanab 15 year

 Kanab 20 year


Birthday Book Box

Since Sara would spend her special day in New York City with a friend, after her appearance on the Today Show (see Stampin’ Up!’s blog and Sara’s Instagram and Facebook), Sterling and I took her birthday gift to her early, hoping she would use it while on her trip. The gift, of course, was money and her packaging, using her favorite DSP, was a book box…Sara loves to read! Although she usually reads from a device these days, the look of a real book seemed more appropriate. I think you'll agree!



Two Birthday Boys' Packaging

We’ve had two birthdays in our family recently. Our creative Sam loves art and the color green so this was his packaging. Cover a cylinder with cardstock after stamping…may require splicing if it’s a larger size. If you want the paint to look wet, color the drips with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Cooper loves all sports, but football is his favorite! To get the football, just punch out the leaf from the Festive Flower Builder Punch and trim the ends. If I’d been thinking, Cooper’s colors would have been red for the Utah Utes. Thankfully he’s a pretty forgiving boy!





Christmas Book Tradition

Every year, usually around Thanksgiving, we give a Christmas book to our girls and their families. This year they received this cute book about giving. We found it in Hawaii while on our mission, and we've been looking forward to giving it to them since we returned home in March. I thought it would be appropriate for the tag to be Hawaiian too!


Overflowing Handful

I have way too many things I’m thankful for to list in one blog post, so I’ll share an overflowing handful of things, especially as it relates to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Shanna was able to join us for the holiday because she had time off work and the twins were with their dad. We don’t get to see her often enough and it was a special treat having her here with us!

Snuggling with Baby Owen was a highlight for everyone. He was definitely the star of the show, and we had to take turns loving on him!

Most of our family joined us (along with our niece Cierra…extended family is a blessing indeed!). There’s nothing like relaxed time with family…lots of visiting, watching movies, arm and leg wrestling, makeovers from Sidney, and a talent show!

Cousins of all ages played together. Sardines (kind of like hide-and-go-seek) was the best to watch! They also crafted for hours and opened a craft store for all of us to “buy” from. The signs on the door let us know when the store was open or closed.

We appreciated the beautiful landscape surrounding us…as we enjoyed the warmth of a roof over our heads and cozy beds to sleep in. 

You can’t talk about Thanksgiving and not talk about food! We had our usual favorites and a couple of new appetizers to try. Everything was yummy! Well, that’s what I heard. I was on a restricted diet, trying to get a handle on my RA, but my cucumber and celery juice was delish!

In keeping with tradition, we took turns as a family sharing what we’re grateful for, and one of the things I mentioned was the companies Sterling and I get to work with filled with wonderful people…employees, demonstrators, and customers all over the world.

Most of all, I’m thankful for a loving Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, who love me, know what I need, and bless me immensely…every day!

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