May 2018

Utah Home Hunt

In the middle of April, Ken & I flew out to Utah together to look for a home for our family. We planned a week-long trip so that we'd have plenty of time to visit the University and get some paperwork done for his new job, get some other legal things started for moving to the USA, and spend time looking at different rentals. We expected to fly out on April 14th & fly home on the 21st but things didn't go as planned! We ended up with some unexpected detours but got the most important things done in the end.  Here's the story of our Utah Home Hunt!

It all began with an ice storm...

Logan and Cove Review

It's time for our Logan and Cove review, unboxing, and a giveaway!

I have partnered with and was provided with a mattress and pillows in exchange for my thoughts. All opinions shared are my own. Affiliate links are provided should you decide to purchase products from my Logan and Cove mattress review.

If you're a regular reader of my blog you know that we recently lost our mattress to smoke damage. We were so sad to lose our Douglas mattress because we really loved it and had only had it for just over a year! 

When I started looking for a new mattress I found out that (who made our Douglas mattress) is making a new mattress called the Logan & Cove. I'm excited to be teaming up with again to share some details about their new mattress and to offer a giveaway so that one of you can win one of your own!

Logan and Cove Mattress Review
Logan and Cove Mattress Review

The Logan & Cove mattress comes delivered to your door in a box, but this box is a little bigger than the Douglas box because the Logan & Cove isn't just a foam mattress- it has coils! Call me a furniture nerd if you like, but I used to work at our family furniture store, and I remember how cool pocketed coils are, with their motion isolating magic, so I was excited when I heard that this mattress comes with pocketed coils and a cushioned pillow-top!

Charlottetown Prince Edward Island - Road Trip with Kids

Last summer we had such an awesome road trip across Eastern Canada! I thought it would be fun to revisit some of those experiences by sharing them again. It's the perfect time of year to start thinking about planning your own trip and maybe seeing what we did will give you some ideas or inspiration for your own trip!  (This post was originally shared on August 25th, 2017)


The idea for our road trip across Eastern Canada came to life one night while the girls and I sat, cuddled up on the couch, watching Anne of Green Gables. I knew I wanted to go someday, but that's when I really started thinking about doing it this year. We spent three nights in Prince Edward Island and most of our time in and around Charlottetown or Cavendish. This post is all about our Charlottetown adventures!

Be Summer Smart!

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Here in Utah, the weather is already so beautiful! For the first little while, I was surprised every time I went outside and it wasn't cold. Now that we've gotten the most urgent moving tasks done, we're excited to get outside this summer and explore our new home! With all of the fun and excitement around the corner with summer though, come sunburns, bugs, and allergies. With summer vacation around the corner I thought I'd share some tips for taking precautions to make the most of these sunny days. Let's free ourselves from that desire to just hibernate inside, away from the sun and the pollen!

Ways to Stay Summer Smart with Kids

Here are some of the things we plan to do, to stay summer smart:

1st Week of April Journal

We've been so occupied with our move (driving across the continent & getting settled in a new country) that it's been 2 weeks since I've published on the blog! I'm happy to be back and ready to wrap up the "Smoke Saga" and get on with sharing the adventures that have come to us since then, with travelling from Ontario, Canada to Utah in the U.S.A., what it's been like for us to settle in a bit here, and at some point I'll go back in time and share our Disney experience with you!

Picking up where I left off last in the smoke saga...

Smoke Saga - Part 5

I'm getting more & more behind with each part of the "Smoke Saga" and I really want to catch up to the present! So, I'm going to do a quick summary of week 4 of dealing with the smoke damage, to try and catch up a bit!

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