You know when you find a product and you’re like why the heck didn’t someone do this before because it makes life so much easier?  Yeah, that’s how I feel every time I put an Adorne by Legrand fixture/product/high tech thing in the #Staggreno. Read More

Ahhhmazing USB outlets with Adorne

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Ok all you instagrammers, I told ya’ll I’d share what I’m doing to get back to myself (#projecthealthyjen) so here it is.  If you follow me on the ‘gram, you probably saw my intastory talking about my diagnosis and how I’m starting a pretty aggressive Read More

Project Healthy Jen: My Diet and Fitness Plan

After a crappy contractor left us high and dry (yep, I said it.  C.R.A.P.P.Y.), a spring snowstorm that left us wet and muddy, and a day spent in the cold and muck trying to make sense of the patio, we made it to shoot day with one of my favorite furnishing Read More

Behind the Scenes of Big Shoot

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Happy day before the Solar Eclipse!  Have any fun plans?  I finally got my hands on some solar glasses so we are ready to roll for a little kid-friendly viewing party.  It will be at about 91% here in Utah and we are excited! Today’s 5 Things You Read More

5 things you need right now

How was that last post for a cliff hanger, eh (remember yesterday’s jaw-dropping post)?  Welcome to part 2 of our backyard debacles and the behind the scenes of our big shoot.  I don’t want to give too much away because the cringe-worthy details are Read More

Snow Storms, Mud, and Missing in Action Contractors

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The yard was to be conquered this year!  No more unusable landscaping!  Little did we know, there would be a lot of backyard debacles.  Here’s how it unfolded. When we put in our two additions on the back of the home, the original backyard took a Read More

Backyard Debacles

Today was a good day.  I tried to cherish every moment with my girls, enjoyed the highs and brushed off the lows, celebrated small victories and heard “I love you so much mama” so many times I thought my heart might burst.  I felt more like myself today Read More

Good days and bad

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When we laid out what was possible financially and in what timeline with the #staggreno, we knew we would be leaving the backyard out for awhile.  The yard was overgrown and in bad shape to begin with, but after having to rip up the sprinkler system Read More

#Staggreno Backyard Plans

This is a post I’ve written and unwritten a hundred times, but every time I’ve opened up about my battle with postpartum depression, I’ve received a flood of responses from women who have gone though something similar.  This tells me it’s something that Read More

Postpartum Depression Health and Healing

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I love when companies come up with smart home products (no pun intended there).  Something that makes your home life just a little bit easier.  It’s an added bonus if it’s also pretty.  Our Legrand wifi lighting system fits the bill in both areas. We’ve Read More

Legrand WiFi Lighting System (+ winner announced)

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