Wednesday, December 31, 2008


What do these 2 stores have in common? They are both closing. Well...sort of. DSW Shoes is only closing ONE store at the District in South Jordan, Utah but the store is closing entirely on January 6th. They want to focus more on just You can find deals up to 80% off but I wasn't too impressed when I did some poking around. The DSW has all of their shoes at 30% off right now and at some point will up that to 50% off.


I want to hear from you parents out there who know a little something about potty training. My son is interested but it is hard to tell if we are ready. Did any of you struggle with this? Are there any movies or books that you recommend? Any advice would be appreciated and I am sure it will benefit others besides myself too!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! I love this picture by Simon Dewey. 2 of my very favorite Christmas Books are Simon Dewey's "This is the Season: Beloved of the Year" and "I Believe in Santa Claus."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Gardner Village has a live nativity this weekend on Friday and Saturday night. It starts at 6:30 and lasts about a half hour so dress warm. They even have animals and everything.

You can also ride a wagon pulled by Mrs. Claus on Monday nights or search for the Elves and get a treat at the Candy store.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Did you know Thanksgiving Point has real reindeer and Free photos with Santa on Monday nights?

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Here is a list of all of the deadlines to get your Christmas cards, packages, etc. in the mail to be delivered in time for Christmas.

Deadlines For December 25 Delivery:

United States Post Office:
Parcel Post : December 15
First Class Letters & Cards: December 20
Priority Mail: December 20
Express Mail: December 22

Fed Ex
Home Delivery or Ground: December 17
Express Saver: December 19
2 Day: December 20
Overnight : December 22
Same Day: December 25

Standard: December 15
3 Day: December 20
Expedited: December 21
Express:December 23

Friday, December 12, 2008


I have 2 ideas for a quiet time activity for your kids. Whether it be the Dr.'s office, airplane, church or whatever.

The first are the Peek a Boo bags. These are also called I Spy Bags, but I the company I like is Peek a Boo and they are only $15 as opposed to some Etsy sellers that are around $30. They have a list of items and then your child searches through the plastic beads to find each item. They make a girl version, a boy version, and an alphabet version that has an item to go with each letter of the alphabet. They are sold online and at over 300 retailers nationwide.

The second item are these portable magnet boards make by Tika Kids. They have an etsy shop and you will see them in various boutiques in Utah. They sell a bunch of different options to use on the magnet board as well as some puzzles of Jesus. At first I wasn't sure if I wanted my child playing with a cut up picture of Jesus but I decided that it is better to have them thinking about Christ in church than super heroes so I gave in. The boards are only $10.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


In the LDS Church we are asked to hold Family Home Evening with our families each Monday night. Family home evening is a special time set aside each week that brings family members together and helps us become closer to one another as well as our Heavenly Father.

It is challenging to plan a lesson for young children since their attention span is so short. The LDS Church recently came out with a new lesson manual for Nursery Children. I purchased the manual and have been using it each week for Family Home Evening. I have really enjoyed it and now I don't worry about what to plan each week or what to teach. I would highly recommend this.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Wicked tickets in Utah go on sale on December 12th but TODAY beginning at 10:00 AM you can get pre-sale tickets. Click here and then use code BAA12. You can also call 355-ARTS or visit the Capitol Theatre Box Office.

If you do not have an account with ArtTix already, please visit, and create your account now. This will help speed your online purchase process. 8 ticket limit per purchase.

**Some people have commented that the code didn't work but I just tried it and it worked fine. You have to be sure to capitalize.


I really like using coupons. Not so much coupons at the grocery store but just about everywhere else in life. My husband and I have saved quite a bit of money as well as tried some new places over the years by using Entertainment books. Now through December 31st you can save $10 off a 2009 Entertainment book and also get free shipping. That makes the total $15. You will save that just using the 2 for 1 at a restaurant. Just follow this link to get the discounted book.