Ever since I mentioned that Joe + I are from St George, I have been FLOODED with requests to share all of our favorites! It is seriously the best little place to escape to and enjoy the sun, especially if you are a few hours away in Northern Utah! It’s safe to say we are experts + definitely have some tried and true favorites! Since we (well not just joe + the boys) are visiting this weekend, I thought it would be fun to share some with you for today’s Favorite Finds!
Today we are continuing our home tour, and taking you inside the other half of my favorite area in the house, the Family Room! Our little family spends so much time together in this space. I wanted to share all the details that went into designing it and how we made it feel like home!
As I mentioned in our kitchen reveal, I really consider this main room as the heart of our home. Most importantly I wanted it to feel comfortable and welcoming. I wanted it to be a place where my people wanted to come together and just talk about their days. Since it is a statement area of our home, I also wanted it to reflect our modern + unique design aesthetic. So I took this wish list and went straight to the master mind, Ashley, and together we came up with a space I love!!
Today we are celebrating our 14 year Anniversary!! I seriously can’t even believe its already been 14 years! I swear we were just young and in love! haha! In honor of our anniversary, I thought it would be fun to tell you more about us, so today I’m sharing 10 fun things you may not know about Joe + I!
1. We’ve known each other for 22 YEARS!! … Yes you read that right!! 22 YEARS! We met when we were 12 years old!! Haha such babies but we’ve pretty much been best friends ever since! I shared more of the details as well as a few funny stories over in this post on Valentine’s Day.
Today’s weekly update is coming at you from SUNNY Arizona, so you can imagine its a happy one!! Joe and I escaped to celebrate our 14 Year Anniversary so we are in heaven! We can’t wait to have a few days of sleeping in, with no schedule, as well as not having to share our food with anyone! Haha! So far the only thing on our agenda is a couples massage + dinner over at Omni Scottsdale Resort + Spa at Montelucia. The pictures look gorgeous, especially the spa! This girl needs some pampering so we can’t wait! Haha! Really, our schedules are so crazy, so any time I can get with Joe is my favorite!
When it came to designing our home, Joe + I both knew we wanted the kitchen area to be the focal point of the home. We knew we wanted to create what we loved, so it was worth investing in. For us, we truly consider it the heart of the home. The kitchen is where we spend the most time together as a family. It was important for us that it was a warm, inviting, happy space where we all wanted to gather. It is the place where we come together for dinner as a family. Some of our most cherished conversations happen here. I am so in love with how it turned out, so today I wanted to invite you in to the heart of our home, our kitchen + dining room.
Since Joe + I were first married, we knew we wanted to have a big family. We both have close relationships with our siblings and wanted the same for our little people too! Along with having a big family, comes a BUSY schedule. Sometimes it feels like we are constantly on the go. As parents, one of our top concerns + focuses was if each of our people is getting enough one on one time. Having that strong bond individually with each of them is so important to us, so we started what we call our Kid Dates. I shared a little about doing this around Christmas and had a lot of questions, so I thought I’d share some tips we’ve learned from doing our Kid dates + some fun ideas we’ve done or are dying to try!
For this week’s Favorite Finds, I decided to do something a little different, that I have been getting a lot of questions about! A couple of weeks ago, I showed a little clip of our post Costco snack prep over on Instagram Stories. It is honestly such a life + time saver for us, I had to share how we do it + why it is one of my favorite mom hacks!
Before we start any snack prep, we always take a trip to Costco. This is in NO WAY sponsored! It totally doesn’t have to be Costco, but them selling in bulk helps. And you guys, I just found out they DELIVER!!! Yes you read that right. Deliver to your door! Mom dreams coming true everywhere! haha!
When we started designing our house, I told Joe there were a few things that in my mind were non-negotiable. At the top of the list, was this vision I had for a Playroom Closet. We honestly designed our basement layout around making this work. I am so so happy with how it turned out. I showed a little sneak peek on my Instagram Stories a few weeks ago. The flood of requests for more details was crazy, so I decided today I’d take you inside our playroom closet + share the 3 design features that were most important to us!
A few months ago I mentioned my team + I were meeting to plan upcoming content for both here on the blog + over on Instagram. I could not believe the insane amount of direct messages, asking who “the team” was…or saying they thought my blog was just me on my own! Since I had so many requests for details, I thought I’d give you a little behind the scenes of blogging!
I first started blogging about 10 years ago. While we were in Kentucky for Medial School, I wanted a place to share what was going on in our lives with friends + family. So I started a little blog (raise your hand if you were a fellow “blogspot” user?!) haha…and everything was super simple. When we moved to California, I was closer to family. Instagram was the new thing, so I kind of let my blog go. Fast forward a few years later. I noticed I would get asked a lot where I bought clothes for my little people…or our Disneyland tips…and wanted to have one place to keep it all, so the blog was reborn.
Do you ever have one of those weeks where you just can’t wait for the weekend?! Kind of feeling like that was our week and it wasn’t even that crazy! Like every weekend, today I’m sharing our weekly update, in addition to some really great sales!!
Last Friday I headed down to Southern California SOLO to spend the weekend with some of my favorite girls at Pelican Hill. If you ever get the chance to stay, do it, because it is incredible!!! They completely spoil you while making sure every single need is met. We especially loved spending the afternoon by the pool soaking up the sun + eating alllll the food! haha! We stayed up till 2 AM talking and loved every second.