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The Best Gift You Can Give on Valentine’s Day

So tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, a day when husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends can show and express their love and appreciation (though hopefully you are doing that everyday!) and perhaps some individuals are preparing to share their hidden feelings for that special someone. Though I understand some individuals may really dislike this day, I am extremely excited for it! Dylan always goes all out … Continue reading The Best Gift You Can Give on Valentine’s Day

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Going to Vegas for Valentine’s? Eat at These Places!

Valentines is just around the corner, and for some people, they are going to go above and beyond for it, which means a trip to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway! However, if you’re coming to Vegas for a romantic weekend, you won’t be the only one. Which means if you are wanting to go somewhere fancy to eat and spend that special night there, … Continue reading Going to Vegas for Valentine’s? Eat at These Places!

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PSA: today is National Plan for Vacation Day

Did you know that today, January 29th is National Plan for Vacation day? A day dedicated to encouraging people to plan a vacation. Sounds silly but it’s crazy just how needed it is. After doing some research I happened upon the U.S. Travel Association and this article they put out to give more information as to why planning a vacation is so important! The thing … Continue reading PSA: today is National Plan for Vacation Day

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5 Tips for Your Spouses Work Dinner

Every now and then, in the rarest of occasions, you will be invited to one of your spouses work events. And not just any work event, but a work dinner. There are some of you that are completely fine in these situations, and for those of you who are, I applaud you, but for those of you who are like me, you don’t know how … Continue reading 5 Tips for Your Spouses Work Dinner

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The Instant Pot, My Experience

Something that has been talked a lot about this year and has become really popular is the instant pot. I have read about it everywhere, I have seen ads for it everywhere, in my news feeds, websites and more! I’ve never had any interest in it, shoot I’ve never even cared to use a crockpot. But lately, I’ve been experimenting with foods and recipes and … Continue reading The Instant Pot, My Experience

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How To Make Time For The Things You Love

Now that the crazy of the holidays is over and everything has settled down, I want to talk about making time for the things I love or want to do while still getting what I need to do done. Back in October, I participated in a social media fast (link to post from october), which was quite enlightening. I was able to see just how much … Continue reading How To Make Time For The Things You Love

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Don’t Let 2019 Or Any Year Dictate How Successful You Are

Happy New Year’s everybody! Yeah, I know I am a few days late, it has been really busy for Dylan and I. That being said, let me tell you about our New Year’s. Originally, Dylan and I were going to go to the Strip and enjoy all the festivities there and watch the fireworks, however, I felt sick. So, we decided not to go out, … Continue reading Don’t Let 2019 Or Any Year Dictate How Successful You Are

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Our Feature Story on Inspire Your Marriage

Hey Everyone! First off, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! So something I totally forgot to tell you all is recently Dylan and I were recently featured on Inspire Your Marriage. Essentially, it is a site full of stories from everyday couples and their marriages and the struggles they go through. It is great for anyone who is newly married and going through … Continue reading Our Feature Story on Inspire Your Marriage

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Our Christmas Miracles

A couple weeks ago, Dylan’s sister has called him and said that she wanted to get the whole family together for his parents. You see they have been all spread out for a while and the last time the entire family was together was at Dylan and I’s wedding which was over 2 years ago! You can imagine his parents really wanted everyone together, but … Continue reading Our Christmas Miracles

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In Case You Ruined Christmas, Here Are Some Last Minute Gift Ideas

We are a week away from Christmas and it’s crunch time! If you are one of the super planners, got it all together and are just cruising until Christmas, GO YOU! If you procrastinated and are short on ideas for gift ideas, I am here for YOU! This year, I am pretty sure I ruined Christmas…story time! I usually am more of the super planner … Continue reading In Case You Ruined Christmas, Here Are Some Last Minute Gift Ideas

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Movies to Bring Christmas Cheer

This weekend I have binged watched so many Christmas movies to help get into the Christmas cheer! When it is sunny, I feel this need to go outside and do stuff and during Christmas, I just want to stay inside, enjoy the warmth and bright Christmas tree, cookies, hot chocolate, and all the cheery stuff. Living here in Vegas though, people typically think it is … Continue reading Movies to Bring Christmas Cheer

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PSA: Bath and Body Works 3-wick candle sale is tomorrow

Hello, my name is Esmeralda and I am ADDICTED to buying candles! I have several candles for each season, and yet somehow I always want more! And to make matters worse, Bath and Body Works has been hinting all week about their annual candle day, and they finally announced today that it will be taking place tomorrow! This sale only happens once a year and … Continue reading PSA: Bath and Body Works 3-wick candle sale is tomorrow

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Christmas Preparations: how to enjoy the season and not let it control you

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I feel comfortable talking about Christmas (Christmas doesn’t start for me until Thanksgiving is over, I refuse to bypass it). Soon the Christmas madness will start. Every year, I feel stressed about everything that I have to get done rather than enjoying the season. For just a brief time of the year, people are cheerful, giving, forgiving, the cool air … Continue reading Christmas Preparations: how to enjoy the season and not let it control you

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Stop Fighting Over What Family to Spend the Holidays With

This last weekend we got to spend time with my wonderful in-laws in Prescott Valley, Arizona. It was beautiful, peaceful, and most of all relaxing! Although, originally that was not the plan. It is hard juggling two families, especially when they are all scattered between 4 different states. Dylan’s parents are in Arizona while his siblings are in California. Then we have my parents in … Continue reading Stop Fighting Over What Family to Spend the Holidays With

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It is Okay to Have Personal Time in Relationships and Marriage

One of the things that I look forward too (most of the time) is coming home to my husband! He will listen to my complaints, hug me, play with me and just make my day all around better. However, apart from men and women being different, as individuals, we have our own things we like to do and enjoy. And honestly, sometimes your spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend … Continue reading It is Okay to Have Personal Time in Relationships and Marriage

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Road Trip Playlist

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving and Christmas which means lots of families are going to be traveling. Hours upon hours in a car can be difficult unless you have an awesome road trip playlist! When you’re married, knowing what to listen to on long trips in the car can be difficult, especially when your husband or wife has completely opposite taste in music. Luckily Dylan … Continue reading Road Trip Playlist

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Getting in that Thankful Mindset

Happy November! This month we get to celebrate my favorite holiday ever: THANKSGIVING! I’m the person who gets upset when we go from October 31st and all things Halloween to November 1st and suddenly it’s Christmas. WHY does no one care about Thanksgiving? It’s such a special holiday, not for the pilgrim and native American stuff, but because it helps to bring a joy to … Continue reading Getting in that Thankful Mindset

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Pumpkin Carving

Last week, we went to a pumpkin patch and picked out 2 perfect pumpkins! The patch itself is a cute family place with a mini carnival perfect for those with kids. We wandered about and enjoyed the crisper fall weather and the kids dressed up in costumes riding and playing all the games. We also enjoyed some concessions, Dylan got a Philly cheese steak and … Continue reading Pumpkin Carving

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10 Day Social Media Fast

Earlier this month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints had its General Conference during which we are able to hear the leaders of the church give talks about spiritual guidance and personal development. During the session that was specific to the women, the prophet, or leader of the church, challenged all the women to participate in a 10 day fast of social … Continue reading 10 Day Social Media Fast

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Movies To Get in the Halloween Spirit

One of the best parts of October is all the Halloween movies! It helps get the Fall season going, and maybe it is just me, but when people say there is a spirit about Fall, I believe them. The changing of the leaves to the beautiful burning colors, the summer heat leaves and that cool breeze across your face, drinking hot chocolate and making treats! … Continue reading Movies To Get in the Halloween Spirit

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Dylan’s Birthday & Gift Ideas for “Him”

This past weekend we celebrated Dylan’s 26th birthday! We celebrated by going to dinner and then going to the movies to watch Venom, which was a great movie! If you haven’t seen it, you really should! On Saturday we watched General Conference, which for those of you who don’t know it is a broadcast for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where we … Continue reading Dylan’s Birthday & Gift Ideas for “Him”

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Learn How To Show Interest

Something that I have seen a lot of relationships struggle with (both romantic and platonic) is showing interest in the others likes and dislikes. Something that helped Dylan and I’s relationship dramatically was doing exactly this. Now let me clear something up, showing interest and liking are two very different things. I am not saying you need to like what your friend or spouse likes, … Continue reading Learn How To Show Interest

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Places to Eat on the Strip

Last week I shared places to eat off of the strip, go HERE if you haven’t seen them already and want to know where to go off the Strip. Today, however, I am sharing about places that I have tried and enjoyed that are on the Strip. These tend to be pricier, but they are worth it.   The Cosmopolitan Pizzeria: Located on the third … Continue reading Places to Eat on the Strip

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1 Year Anniversary in Las Vegas

Flashback to September 1, 2017. Dylan and I had just graduated from BYU-I back in July, we had a month left in our apartment contract which we dedicated to looking for work. The thing was WHERE?!?! After much debate, and wanting to be out on our own, we decided on Las Vegas. Dylan had been getting interviews, but all of them wanted him to fly … Continue reading 1 Year Anniversary in Las Vegas

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Don’t Get Too Comfortable Being Married

Anyone who knows me knows that I was never really interested in getting married. I mean, I had plans to get married, but much further down the line than right now. My original plan was to go to college, get my degree, and work for the WHO (World Health Organization). Dating was fun, I mean, I’ll never turn down a free dinner, but that’s all … Continue reading Don’t Get Too Comfortable Being Married

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Laying Roots and Tips on Moving

        After living in our apartment for the last year we are deciding to move. We found somewhere that is $300 cheaper than where we currently live and is in a relatively decent area (primarily because our favorite Korean Barbeque place and in-n-out is right next to it). We are still right next to the strip, freeway, and stores so it is … Continue reading Laying Roots and Tips on Moving

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Wedding Anniversary

A few days ago Dylan and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. TWO YEARS!!! I still can’t get believe it’s already been a whole other year. This year for our anniversary we were apart, Dylan had some business to attend to in California. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes so we will be celebrating this week (Dylan knows the details, haha). I’m so grateful … Continue reading Wedding Anniversary

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The Taste of Summer

Have you ever drank or eaten something that just makes you think “this is summer”? For me, strawberry limeade has been that summer treat this whole season. It’s sweet and sour, has great flavor and is pretty easy to make! Ingredients: 1 cup lime juice 1 cup sugar 1 cup water (more water later on) 2 cups frozen strawberries Directions: Make a simple syrup with … Continue reading The Taste of Summer

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Five Things I Can’t Live Without

It’s time to get a little more personal. I realize you have gotten to know my hobbies, likes and dislikes and things along that nature, but I haven’t shared some personal details. We all have those things that we would just die if we didn’t have them. Well maybe not die, but they sure do make life easier and comfortable. For me, they range from … Continue reading Five Things I Can’t Live Without

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Weekend Getaway

Every once in a while a quick weekend getaway road trip out of town is necessary. The struggle of it is taking everything you might need without overpacking (c’mon girls, we all know we do). Over the last few years, while attending college at BYU-I and visiting my family and in-laws, I’ve learned some tricks through personal experience and roommates on how to make even … Continue reading Weekend Getaway

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25 Lessons I’ve Learned in my 25 Years

A quarter of a life (well, if I live to be 100). A small milestone, but a milestone none the less. In that time I have learned so much through my own experiences and those of others. It’s been fun, difficult, happy, and sometimes downright depressing along with a million other emotions. But it’s life, and I plan to live it one day at a … Continue reading 25 Lessons I’ve Learned in my 25 Years

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Birthday Celebration

I love birthdays! Birthdays celebrate another year of life and all of its experiences. This year for my birthday, I was spoiled by my wonderful husband, family, and friends. My family in Texas sent me a cute birthday package, that I waited patiently for Sunday to open. There were lots of fun little treats in there! My family in Arizona woke me up with a … Continue reading Birthday Celebration