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What happens when Mommy and Daddy share a special hug

“Mom, why is your belly so big?” “Hmm… I don’t know, Leta. Why do you think so?” “Because of all that food you’ve been eating.” “THAT’S NOT WHERE I WAS GOING WITH THIS.”

Bride hair

Three days ago I stopped by my salon to pick up some conditioner for my hair, and I asked the receptionist if my stylist was in so that I could ask her a few questions about curling irons, did she recommend a certain brand or size? Turns out my stylist wasn’t working on any clients [...]

Good source of potassium

Leta would lose all respect for Chuck if she saw him touching this banana. There is nothing grosser in this world to that kid than a banana, and every morning when I cut one up and put it in my oatmeal she picks up her bowl of cereal and dramatically moves to the other side [...]

Lipstick on a pig

Last Friday in preparation for our tour of the new Mormon temple, Jon and I had to wake up early, shower, and put on our Sunday best all before taking Leta to school. This upset the routine of the morning a bit as we usually just slip on pants and walk her into school wearing [...]

Fuzzy baby bunny

I found this adorable felted wool animal at the Little Love Blue Etsy shop, which I found through Holly’s always spot on Etsy Take Five Tuesdays. This bunny is so tiny and delicate, and yet so intricate in its detailing which is what I love so much about most handmade goods. I should probably save [...]


Today I put off a set of errands I needed to run until after Leta got out of school so that she could come with me, and as a reward for being so pleasant while sitting though an endless string of traffic lights I let her pick out a book on our trip to Costco. [...]

Lover, business partner, best friend

About a month or two ago I signed up for Facebook to reconnect with a group of friends I had in college at BYU and since then have noticed several memes making the rounds among my contacts. I’m not usually a fan of memes and couldn’t tell you exactly why, I think it goes back [...]

400 thread count

I imagine that when my mother and father see pictures of the dogs lounging casually on our sateen bed linens that they want to call each other up and go, where did we go wrong? Because according to my father, dogs poop. And creatures that do such things should live outside. My mother’s opinion of [...]

For lists or collections of dirty thoughts

Maybe it’s because I graduated with a degree in English and was taught to carry around a notebook in case of a brilliant idea, but I don’t think a person can have too many of these in her possession. Plus, these are so much cheaper and better-looking than a Blackberry. 1. Flocked Jasmine Journal Set [...]

Right in the middle of the bedtime story

“The clock struck twelve, so Cinderella ran out of the palace, down the stairs, and out—” “Wait, wait. You’re not supposed to run in school.” “I don’t think Cinderella is in school at this particular point in the story.” “But if she runs in school, she would get a time-out.” “Noted.” “I’m better at school [...]