Thursday, November 13, 2014


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Monday, October 6, 2014

Start of the Week STEALS

I came across some great steals & deals and I just had to share!! 
Today I am featuring deals from
I was thinking of making this feature a weekly reoccurrence – thoughts?
I am devastated that I missed Millie's size in these metallic silver moccs! They have tons of great colors – go check them out.
Millie absolutely went crazy for this Fisher Price Jumperoo!! I have been recommending it to everyone!! SO happy to see it for such a big discount.

I am also dying over this wooden tri-level car garage! Wish I had a little boy!!

If you haven't seen it yet, Kristi Yamaguchi has a clothing line and I want every comfy piece in it!!
How great would these sweats be?

Zulily is a fun site that has changing sales & pop up shops – the discounts are amazing!

This post participates with the affiliate program. All thoughts, opinions, and recommendations are 100% truthful and my own.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Heavenly Father KNOWS YOU!! | LDS General Conference

The church that I belong to, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, holds a semi-annual General Conference.

Quote design by me (Ali Brugman). Photo by Mark Mabry for The Reflections of Christ.

This testimony specifically spoke to me as we watch our LDS General Conference. We are so blessed to be able to hear true and living Prophets speak today.

 I invite you to join me and millions throughout the world to watch, listen, and grow from these true words. Another session is starting right now! { CLICK HERE }

"As you listen to this conference, to the words of this God has called to SPEAK FOR HIM..."
- President Eyring

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Painted Mason / Kerr Jar Tutorial Video

I am so excited to share this tutorial that I made while painting Kerr jars to hold flowers for Millie's Birthday Party & just to have for decoration. 
They turned out very well – Next time I would wait longer in between coats or use acrylic spray paint for the inside instead of hand painting. 
Feel free to comment with questions :)

This little gadget (spray paint can gun holder) is seriously a crafter fingers life-saver. I love it sooo much!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Millie Turns One || Giveaway & Promo Codes

I cannot believe that our tiny baby girl is one year old already! I am just in awe!! It's unreal that a year ago, I had her – Millie's Birth Story here.

First Birthday Party


Due to playoffs, we didn't know when Jaycob would be able to come home or even at all before going back to Arizona for Fall Instructional League so he had to miss the party but watched on FaceTime. I took some pictures of them playing the other day and I just happened to have her in her dress again for church. They just love each other!


Shop this Post || Coupon Codes

  • My Sequin Blouse Top – Blush Fashion | 15% off with SMUDGE15

  • Millie's Custom Party Dress & Matching Bow – Carken Designs | 20% off with 20OFF

  • Tassel Garland & Tassel Cake Topper – Ellenor Shop | Free Shipping with FALLINLOVE

  • Customized Party Cake & Smash Cake – Bee Cakes 

  • Paper Straws & Mason Jar Lids – More Sprinkled Joy | 20% off with SMUDGE 
  •     Good for either store: SprinkledJoy or MoreSprinkledJoy

  • Custom Ombre Quilt – Bobrie Designs  | 20% off with 20OFF

  • Gold Number "1" Candle – Made by myself... Tutorials coming soon!

  • DIY Painted Mason Jars  – Made by myself: Video Tutorial & Supply List Here!

  • Year-in-Pictures Photo Timeline

  • Glitter Balloon – I just asked my local party store to  add some Gold Glitter to the balloon. I wonder if it would work to add something sticky inside (hairspray?) to make the glitter stick through out the balloon. Make sure that you don't use too much glitter, as this will make the balloon not float all the way. Also, do not use high float in the glitter balloon (makes the glitter clump together). 

  • Millie Turns 1 


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    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Take a walk with Maxi-Cosi

    Game Changer: I've been looking for a small umbrella stroller that can recline, is light weight, and affordable. I have literally searching for one that I would like since I was pregnant with Millie. I was so excited to try the Maxi Cosi Kaia Stroller in Bohemian Blue.

    My (& Millie's – I'm sure) personal favorite aspects of this stroller are:
    • Reclining Back – This is HUGE for me. It is crucial when on a longer stroll, baseball game, Disneyland trip, or anything like that. I am able to just recline the seat and let Millie nap while continuing with whatever activity or event that is going on.

    • Comfortable Seat – Seriously, this stroller is so cush. I want to be pushed around in this stroller ;). I thought that if it was too cushy, it would be bulky and would make the stroller bigger but it doesn't.

    • Easy Fold-Up – Whether you're the mom, grandma, baby-sitter, or friend – an easy fold up is such a relief. There shouldn't be the frustration of trying to explain to someone trying to help how to fold up the darn stroller. The Maxi-Cosi Kaia is just the easiest!

    • Reversible Seat Pattern – If you want to change it up for a more subtle seat pattern, You can flip the seat portion over and it's a soft cream fabric! Double Score!!

    • Cup Holder – We all need a place to put our bevs... and sippy cups! :)

    • Storage – Lots of place to put your "fings" (as my niece Evie says it). It's not the biggest stroller storage ever, but it is more than any other umbrella type stroller that I've ever seen.

    • Carseat Adapter – This stroller comes with an adapter so that you can attach your infant carrier to it. That was a life-saver to me when Millie was tiny and would fall asleep in the car — I could just lift the seat and pop it right into the stroller without her waking up!

    Thank you to Maxi-Cosi for trusting me to review your product. I truly loved it!

    More from the Maxi-Cosi Bohemian Blue Collection

    Products from this post were sponsored for review. Thoughts and opinions were my own and 100% truthful.

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    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Phone Case Round-Up

    Oh how I love to find a good phone case! I am ALWAYS searching for one that I 100% love — then of course once I finally find one, a new phone comes out and they discontinue making it.
    Well here is my latest find and I am LOVING it!
    is a GREAT brand that I found on Amazon.
    This is the case I bought to try out and I honestly love it!

    and they explain why perfectly:

    Another case that I absolutely love that also CHARGES up to 125% of battery life is the Prolix Power iPhone Battery Case. I have it and it's so nice on the road and just in every day life. Jaycob and my dad also have it and love it.

    Have any favorite cases? I would LOVE to hear about them!

    A premium model of charger cases is

    This is not a sponsored post — I just really love to share products I love.

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