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Month: May 2018

Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Maple Cinnamon Frosting

A few years ago I made some cinnamon rolls with maple frosting. It changed my cinnamon roll taste buds for the better! I loved it and crave them every once in awhile. But today I decided to add a little something extra and make cinnamon […]

Grow with Christ’s Love

Grow with Christ’s Love

My baby is now 3 months old. He smiles, giggles, kicks his legs when he’s happy and is captivated by conversation. I love him and what he has brought to our family. I love the way his ears are sticking out and lips that seem […]

6 Great Workouts You Can Do From Home {No Fancy Equipment Required!}

6 Great Workouts You Can Do From Home {No Fancy Equipment Required!}

Well friends, I am halfway to my goal on my health journey.  I have lost 4 lbs and I just have 4 more to go.  I know 4 lbs seems insignificant, but to me, it’s a ton.  It is extremely difficult to lose just 1 […]

Flowers or Weeds?

Flowers or Weeds?

My daughter and I gathered up ourselves one evening and took a small nature walk.  I had seen a patch of pretty flowers earlier and wanted to explore it before they were gone.   These flowers are actually weeds, but from my perspective and Izzy’s […]

A Letter to My Past Self {A Photography Journey}

A Letter to My Past Self {A Photography Journey}

Dear 2011 Courtney, Girl, you don’t know this yet, but you are about to find one of the greatest, most fulfilling hobbies of your life. As soon as you get your first iPhone, you will jump into the Instagram craze to document your life.  You […]

8 Gardening Tools for Easy Yard Maintenance

8 Gardening Tools for Easy Yard Maintenance

I had the BEST boss when I worked on the landscaping crew for Utah State University. He was more than a boss, he was a mentor. He took the time to teach me why and what I was doing when we pruned and shaped the […]

Generations of Giving

Generations of Giving

A few years ago, I was on the phone talking to my mom. It was a wonderful conversation. We talked about little tidbits of news from my old neighborhood. We talked about my kids and what we were doing. We talked about how I could […]

Taquitos

Taquitos

Raise your hand if you have picky eaters in your house??  Both of my hands are raised and very energetically waving in the air.  My kids are picky, picky, picky. I remember when my kids were toddlers and the parenting books I read said not […]

The Comparison Trap of Photography

The Comparison Trap of Photography

I have many interests. So many in fact, I have a hard time knowing where to put my focus. Here are some examples… I want to be good at home decorating. To revamp an entire room and make it look like a cozy place to […]

The Uphill Journey of Life

The Uphill Journey of Life

My honey bunches and I went Mountain Biking at Snow Basin yesterday as a date.  Mountain biking is a new sport for me so this was probably my 4th time mountain biking EVER, but I think it will be a sport that I will enjoy. […]