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During all three of my pregnancies, I would drive to Sonic and purchase their perfectly-sized, crunchy ice because I had to have it! Whether you prefer to call them pebble ice, nugget ice, or even the infamous “sonic ice,” there’s something so satisfying about those crunchy little ice pellets. In our quest to satisfy the […]

I find so much joy in cleaning my house. I really do. We have a cleaning service that comes once a week to do the deep cleaning, but the day-to-day is one of my favorite things, and sometimes as a treat, Chris will take the girls out of the house so I can clean uninterrupted. […]

If you hadn’t heard, Pura is a smart fragrance diffuser with interchangeable fragrances, all controllable from an app. My favorite features are that each device holds two different fragrances, you can set each on its own schedule, AND you get to select the fragrance intensity! It’s pretty easy to set up, and then it’s kind […]

Welcome to Blender Wars!–Where we test 7 of the best blenders and tell you which one takes the cake (or blends the cake?). In our house, the blender is our most used kitchen appliance! We are daily smoothie drinkers and so we want a blender that’s going to get the job done and hold up […]

I learned many years ago, when we purchased our very first wall-to-wall carpet in our first home in Utah, that the comfort level you experience is not solely in the carpet you buy. It’s actually more dependent on the carpet pad underneath. One time we splurged on a 10 pound memory foam pad to go […]


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