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Friday, October 17, 2014

12 Months of Dates: August: Jersey Boys

I'm a little behind in the date posting. It was worth it to get Peru documented! Still a little more to come on that, but the travelogue is out there at least! But let's spend a few days playing catch up shall we? I have dates from August to blog, so it is definitely time! 

Last Christmas I gave Jacob some envelopes with dates to use throughout the year. I love to add a Broadway play to the list, so I snagged some Jersey Boys tickets while they were at Gammage in August. It's always fun to go to plays, and awesome to enjoy some indoor dates when Arizona is unbearably hot! 

We brought along Lydia of Photography Hill to help us get some shots that aren't our normal routine go-to poses. And as always, were very pleased!
Seriously, it was an excellent play! For those sensitive to language, there was that. We didn't think too much of it- lower class boys from Jersey trying to bust into the music scene- that's about right. It really is an amazing story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and how they came to be. Listening to the songs and the stories behind them was really excellent, and we'd definitely go see this one again! Plus many elderly people singing along, you just can't beat it!



We also have to give it to Lydia, she truly captured our awkwardness, errr, maybe my awkwardness when Jacob tries to be romantic and unexpected.



She even showed us their dance moves, and then we tried to recreate based off her. It was like a game of charades gone very wrong!

But really, how else do you dance to their big hits like "Big Girls Don't Cry" or "Sherry?" No seriously, we obviously have no clue!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Guest Post/Collaboration Month

I recently decided that I wanted to be a little more involved in the blogging community, and that I was going to put myself out there a little more and connect with other bloggers outside of the AZ Blogger Meetup.

Around this time I decided I was going to make some time for guest posting. I had a new friend and then two of my favorite people approached me about teaming up for some projects. I was excited for a new adventure, and thrilled to team up with my two friends. I adore them both, and I honestly believe one day a fertility treatment will work and when I'm recovering from having quintuplets they will both single handedly manage this blog for me in return. Right ladies? Tap, tap, is this thing on?

Plus true friends make weird hand gestures in every pic they have together. It's a thing. Trust me.
Kayla, me, Jen
First up was the new adventure! I recently met the amazingly talented Marily of I Heart AZ. If you haven't checked this site out and you're in AZ you need to change your ways! You'll be in the know of so many things to do/eat/see/experience and they often provide great deals! I was so flattered when she asked me to blog about some of my favorite Arizona dates. Feel free to check out that post here:

I Heart AZ: Top 5 Arizona Date Night Ideas

Around this time my friend Kayla, who you may remember as half of team Camayla, asked for some collaborations with some Babble posts. She's uber talented with amazing ideas, and in a former life I fashion blogged, so it's always fun to work with her.

The first was a post she did on DIY Halloween Costumes. Let's just say I've giggled for days about the accurate description of me having a mellow husband who goes along with my ideas! You can read that post here:

21 DIY Costumes Adults Can Rock This Halloween

She also granted me an illustrious modeling career that started and stopped in one day, just a few days before she delivered her adorable baby girl! As fate would have it, a texted pic of me in the girl's section of Target wearing a fur vest and asking if I could pull it off would result in a super fun collaboration!

http://www.babble.com/style/8-chic-ways-to-wear-a-faux-fur-vest-for-fall/

8 Ways Anyone Can Wear a Faux Fur Vest This Fall


My final collaboration I have a special place in my heart for. My friend Jen hosted an entire month dedicated to marriage on her blog. She sent the same questionnaire to seven different bloggers whose marriages she admired, asking for experiences and lessons learned. They are so excellent, we've all been married different lengths of time with different trials, and it's awesome to see so many common themes! Seriously great stuff throughout the entire month! I think I probably got more personal in my responses to Jen than I have on this space of mine! Feel free to read all my dirt here:

Marriage Month: Interview With Camille From Friday We're in Love

So there you have it friends, what I've been up to behind the scenes in the blogging community!

Want to collaborate on something? Hit me up while I still loving these fun challenges and deciding they are better than doing the dishes! Fridaywereinlove at gmail!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Canon EOS REbel T3i DSLR Camera Giveaway!

I am limiting the giveaway scene around these parts to products I honestly love and would want to win myself! I'm so excited today to join up with some amazing bloggers to offer one lucky person a CANON EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera (valued at $599)! [Full Product Details from Canon]

I know my DSLR changed my blogging game and really made a difference in our personal family photos. It's amazing to see the memories in crisp, clear, colorful images, and I owe my DSLR and learning to use it all of that! 


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Phoenix Arizona LDS Temple Open House

Date Info: 
LDS Temple Open House Tour
Price: Free
Location: Phoenix Arizona LDS Temple 
Time: 1.5 Hours 

Last Friday the Phoenix Arizona LDS Temple open house began. This event runs for a month and anyone is welcome to tour the holy place of worship for this month before it is dedicated for sacred work. We decided to beat the rush and go opening weekend! 
Phoenix Arizona Temple

What a beautiful place it is! All LDS temples are similar since the same work of sealing families together, making individual covenants, and doing proxy baptisms for the dead take place there. However, each has a different theme and some local representation. It was beautiful to see the Arizona and Native American inspiration throughout this beautiful place. 

One of the really special things about the temple is we believe we're sealed beyond death for time and all eternity to our families. I was so grateful to get to go through the temple with most of my family! 

Families Are Forever

My favorite 4-year-old had me hold him through most of it and just kept saying "This is so awesome!" in every room. He even told me he felt like he was in Heaven inside, which was about the sweetest and most accurate description I've ever heard. That's why we go there- to remember the eternal nature of our lives and our purpose here, and to feel closer to God.

If you're in the area you can go through Saturday November 1st. For more information, check out this website. And seriously, it's kind of a once in a lifetime event, because after they are dedicated only worthy members get to go in. Don't miss this very cool, very free opportunity!
Phoenix Arizona Temple Open House

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