Aug 25, 2014

{We Sew Happy} GIVEAWAY

I am so lucky with the fun giveaways I get to host on my blog. I am especially excited about this giveaway for you guys. My childhood friend has turned her passion into a business and makes the most adorable ruffle-y skirts I have ever seen! (omg!! ruffles!) These gorgeous handmade skirts are perfect for the changing weather. She can customize it to your personal style. You can choose the fabric color and the waste band color as well.

They also come in pretty much any size you can imagine. You can get baby, girl, or woman sizes. I decided to have my sister model the skirt (because uh.. she's pretty!!) I mean these skirts are literally ruffle heaven.
So... does my sister have you convinced that you NEED one of these skirts now?! Yes? Ok good! To enter you can win a $20.00 credit to Ashley's {We Sew Happy} Etsy shop so you can pick your own cute skirt to help you feel better about summer ending and school starting. Because every girl feels a little more brave with a new skirt :)
1 winner will be selected for a $20.00 shopping credit
(click ^^^there to view her shop)

To enter you must follow @lexieleew & @wesewhappy on Instagram, and leave a comment below telling me what you would pick from her shop!

(click the blue follow button on the side bar to the left)
or click {{HERE}}
Winner will be announced Sept. 1st!

Aug 24, 2014

A {downtown} day

Poor Brayden has to put up with my downtown obsession. I LOVE downtown Salt Lake City. I know, I know, I live only 15 minutes away... it shouldn't be that great. But I love the city vibe. I love all the random restaurants, antique stores, old historic buildings, crazy people, and temple square. Whenever we go down I'm like a tourist in my own city. I always tell Brayden I wish we could live in the heart of salt lake city. Buuuuuut.... Brayden makes a good point that the parking sucks big time. Any who. We decided that we would go downtown and just hang out! We especially wanted to find a restaurant we've never eaten at. So I had a great idea that Eva's Bakery would be the PERFECT place. Its so cute and like a billion peeps on instagram have been there and raved about it.
isn't it adorable?! wish I could say we actually ate there.... buuuut the food was weird. Everything had blue cheese in it which I didn't appreciate. (maybe that's why the shop!) So we walked in and walked out! haha We went somewhere else to eat that was yuuuummyyyy. But I cant remember what it was called. haha so no free advertisement for them! (sorry random restaurant!)
After we ate we decided to wander around. We walked into the oldest looking buildings we could find, old apartment buildings, and scary alley ways. (because when you're in the city, why not risk your life in a dark alley way? gotta get the full "city" experience!)
We also found Brigham Youngs garden. It wasn't super exciting but we read EVERY single little maker that explained things like plants, and a water wheel. It was so fun. We had the place to ourselves.
Then I talked Brayden into walking up to the capital! And yes... it took a few minutes because it was a little bit far.... aaaand up hill..... but because he loves me he said yes and OFF we went!
Its amazing what you can find in your own city. We cant really afford cool, extravagant trips but we had quite the adventure wandering around Salt Lake. I love where I live.

Thanks for the fun day my Brayd :) I love you.

Aug 23, 2014


Yesterday my mom got us tickets to go to the open house for the newly remodeled Ogden Temple. I love open houses. I love that anyone can walk though and see what the temple is, looks like, and what its used for. If you have the chance get OVER there because this temple was stunning. I was so blown away.

I always feel a sweet spirit when I go through the temple. Although this one wasn't dedicated yet, I still felt the warmth and excitement radiating from each room ready to be used for amazing work. I could picture the newly engaged bride going through for the first time nervously excited. Or the missionary going through with his/her family. Its such a wonderful place to feel so close to heaven. I could also feel all of the spirits up in heaven waiting for their work to be done. What an awesome place.

Another thing that hit my heart is being there with my Brayden. I am sooooo happy (and relieved) that I am sealed to him not only until I die... but for all eternity. When they showed the video before we went into the temple Elder Holland in the video said "I cant picture heaven with out my wife, or my children." and I cant picture heaven with out my Brayden. Or my Mom, Dad, Carlie, Carter, and Calvin. it wouldn't be heaven for me either Elder Holland!! So I feel very blessed that I am sealed for eternity to all these weird people I love! And they are STUCK.WITH.ME! HA!
and if I wasn't sealed to Brayden... who would be there to make me laugh all the time?? as Brayden always puts it "we are just livin the good life"
oh! and speaking of Calvin (aka Elder Bennion) That crazy missionary finally hit is year mark!! 8/21/2014 Elder Bennion has been a missionary for 365 days. Whoooo!! So to celebrate that after we went to the temple we went to Kneaders and got desserts in his honor (because he loves dessert) we are also celebrating that his gf Ciara is still around because we love her :) let the countdown begin!!

Aug 15, 2014

Reynolds Family Day {Video}

Once a summer my moms side of the family {we all ourselves the Reynolds family even if that isn't our actual last name} we get together and go on some sort of "outing" sometimes its Mexican food, sometimes its Disneyland, and sometimes its as simple as Snowbirds summer activities. It was fun and is always great getting the clan (well some of it) back together just for a night. I wanted to make this video for my Grandma R. so she can see and remember how much fun we always have when she arranges these fun activities for us {we love you!!}

enjoy the craziness :)
make sure to click HD when you watch it.