Sunday, September 14, 2014


Last night was Homecoming!  Kayla looked AMAZING!
She went with one of her best friends, Cole Parkinson.  So fun!  Love it when I love their date :)
Her dress was an Aidon Maddox dress we got HERE
Her shoes are shoes she had but they were from Dillards.  I loved the fun color!
Check out her awesome hair:
Nikki over at pro Do blow dry bar whipped this up!
Can I just say how much I love sending her there?  We just run there after her day date and they washed, curled and did this gorgeous braid in all within 45 minutes!  MIRACLE
With her lovely scar (when they slipped drilling her wisdom teeth), we wanted to get her makeup done to help cover it up!  pro Do did that too!  We went on their Audrey the Bus.  Walking up to it, it was pretty strange, most have never heard of a bus giving blowouts.  Once we got inside, holy cow!  It's a salon on wheels!

**PS - These opinions are my own, and I am not being "paid" to love pro Do, Nordstroms OR Dillards

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Great ideas to ask someone to a dance - Good Things Utah Segment

If you missed this segment, here it is!  You can CLICK HERE to see the segment on their website!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Creative Ways to Ask a Date to Homecoming!

Homecoming is here!  I think the tradition to ask (and answer) dances is such a fun tradition!  Here are some fun and creative ways to ask someone to Homecoming Dance.  The original pin with these great ideas is here:  

 I chose a few of my favorites to show.  There was a “learning curve” on a few of them.  I can give you hints from what I learned!
Combination Lock:
How fun is this!  Just get a combination lock (I got one at Harmon’s for $5!) and tie it around some candy.  EVERYTHING is better when tied around candy!  The sign says… “Crack the code and I think we’d make a great COMBINATION to the dance”.  Put several different names along with combinations on the sign.  Use the correct combination for your name!
Get a box of Lucky Charms cereal.  Put the letters to your name in the box.  Attach the sign that says “I’d be charmed if I were lucky enough to be your date.  Now the only thing you’ve got to do is find my name”.  
CLICK HERE to download this printable!
Get a fish bowl and put the letters to your name on some rocks.  Mix them in with regular rocks in the bottom of your fish bowl.  Fill with water and add your fish!  .  Kayla (my daughter) has actually been asked to a dance this way and it was really fun.  We did have a few mishaps when trying to re-create the idea.  
1) I sent Kayla to go buy the fish because I was in a hurry.  She went to purchase the fish and they require you to be 18 at Petco to buy fish!  So, moms may have to help with this part. 

2)  I dropped the river rocks into the jar thinking it was no big deal.  When I went to pick up the jar, the bottom was completely cracked off.  OOPS!  Lesson 2 would be to be GENTLE with the rocks :)
CLICK HERE to download this printable.
Put the letters to your name in each balloon and then blow the balloon up.  Attach this sign that says “Thought I’d POP the question… will you go to homecoming with me?”  I included the sign I used as a printable on my blog for this.  My note:  Notice that the balloons aren’t blown up!?  Try as I might, I could not blow up these balloons.   I am just not great at blowing up balloons.  I would suggest maybe getting helium balloons and sticking the paper in before the store blows them up.  
CLICK HERE to download the printable.

When I saw this on the original pin it cracked me up.  It gave me memories at a time that Kayla was asked to a dance this exact same way.  They spelled out “HOMECOMING” with tea light candles, and the letters were written on the bottom of the candles.  I was so excited to see the letters I just started lifting up each candle (getting wax on the driveway).  Three years later, the wax is still there!  So… if you are asked this way… BLOW OUT each candle then make sure not to tip them onto the driveway!  
(I swear I do everything wrong the first time!)

Hope this gives you some good ideas that are quick and easy!  Thanks for reading!