Don’ts and DO’s for an RV trip + a trip GIVEAWAY

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 The Brassy Team (aka my family!) recently returned from a 10 day trip across the country in an RV!!! Now this post isn’t going to be us spouting all about OUR great time, we have a GIVEAWAY for YOU! Thanks to Access RV for the amazing rental RV which turned into one of our most […]

Homemaker – a call to ELEVATE the word

Homemaker tshirt - Elevate the WORD

A few weeks ago I attended a womens conference. This wasn’t a bloggers conference but a religious one. One of the speakers particularly hit home with me. Bonnie L. Oscarson told a story about how her daughter, now grown, married and also a mother, applied to be a speaker at the Career Day at school. Her […]

If you take away the FOSTER what do you have?

words associated with foster children

I was recently asked to write up some thoughts on foster care for the Lionesses at the Gate Blog. If you missed it here is the “encore” presentation of what was featured from me on their site. My husband and I have been Foster Parents for two years now. In that time we have have […]

Have Courage and Be Kind tees, printables and more

Have courage and be kind printable from Gray Frames on Etsy

If you haven’t seen the new Cinderella it REALLY is a MUST see!!! You will fall in love all over again with the story. I loved every minute of it! BUT especially the message it gives which I caught the first time it was said. I quickly wrote it down not knowing that it would […]

Family Fun – FuntopiaUtah

indoor climbing adventure - family fun

Hey! hey! The #BrassyTeam was able to experience a new indoor climbing place here in Utah so I thought I would share our experience “If you give a blogger” style…. enjoy it! ps – check out the crazy videos of me squealing! LOL! (We were able to have our visit compensated for this post and […]

Get in the know – Eleventh avenue is here!


Today I’m helping celebrate something really exciting! I helped promote this site when it just started and so it’s fun to be a part of their new venture and transformation! If you haven’t heard already, Groopdealz is now Eleventh Avenue – and there’s SO much to love! Not only are you going to find even better, […]

My $2 Movie Theater tricks!

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Who doesn’t love a good ol’ $2 movie theater! When taking a “big” family or group it sure is way easier on the wallet to spend $2 a person. Here’s my favorite tips for making it easy and even LESS expensive! 1) Go early enough to get seats all together. This can be a problem. […]

The Salt Project – what to do with kids?

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I was able to share this post I wrote up on the The Salt Project blog recently and I wanted to share it here as well. You know me, I like to use the hashtag #coolmom on Instgram when I’m having one of those moments. Also looking to create more of those simple, everyday moments in our […]

Bad OVERSEAS online clothes buying experience

bad online buying experience what you see if not always what you get

I teamed up with my good friend andpartner in crime Chalyce Hadley  to bring you this “public blogger service announcement”….. LOL! what does that mean? I means, it’s something that you should be aware of. Back in the first week of December (2014) Chaylce called and told me she had just ordered some super inexpensive clothes […]