We are up for an award!

We are excited to announce that we are in the running for the annual blogging award from Jackson Design & Remodeling (JDR).

Voting is now open in the 2017 JDR Industry Blogger Awards, and we would love your support. We are nominated in the Interior Design category (you can vote here).

The premier awards program recognizing the best blogs in the design and remodeling industry. This year, 50 influential blogs were nominated in six categories: Architecture, Remodeling, Construction Business, Green, Microblog and Interior Design.

Voting is open to the public until April 24th. All winning bloggers will be announced on April 28, 2017.

“Our company values innovation and excellence and we believe in discovering, embracing and promoting those values throughout the industry,” said Todd Jackson, CEO of Jackson Design and Remodeling. “The JDR Industry Blogger Awards bring additional recognition to the work of the best blogs in the business, while supporting our efforts to promote the professionalism of the remodeling industry, celebrate innovative communication and inspire our clients with the latest ideas in home design.”

It’s amazing to be part of the awards! Thank you JDR for including us, it’s quiet an awesome list of bloggers to be included in.

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Join the 365 Mile Challenge

New year, new challenge? You bet!

My friends created this fun challenge to help encourage people to get moving outside. The 365 Challenge goal is to do a mile a day of some sort of activity, outside! It can be walking, hiking, biking, anything as long as you are getting in the miles.

Of course, winter in Utah is always a bit more of a challenge with snow and inversion. Luckily with the right gear you can really get out in any weather. 🙂

I was also pretty happy to discover the “Adventures” in my FitBit app. This has helped add an entirely new and fun way to keep track of miles. Are you doing them?

I’m pretty excited about the challenge as the weather gets warm. We have so many great trails that I want to explore too! Have you joined the fun?

Another year is coming to an end.

Oh, 2016, you were a strange one. There were some sad things, but a lot of wonderful things happened, and as always I like to focus on the good parts. We were able to squeeze a lot of joy into the year despite the fact that I was very, very sick (I had a tumor I didn’t know about, which luckily turned out to be precancer and not cancer)! It was an interesting way to end the year, but I am so grateful to be on the mend for 2017.

Everyday is spent snuggling with our little hedgehog Yuki. She gets in some seriously cute snuggle positions!

Other highlights were going to SNAP conference. It’s always great to hang out with fellow bloggers and try fun new things. Hiking to the dripping rock was also great, such a fun place that we didn’t even know about before. Salt Lake Comic Con is always a hit, and I especially loved the Edward Scissor Hands cosplay. So creative.

Cavalia was amazing. I still think about the aerial performers and how strong they must be. And of course the horses!! Being able to meet the horses after was also a great highlight, as was the amazing dinner and snacks they gave us for being VIP. Blogging is not without it’s perks!

And of course, the Best Friends National Conference. Just to be around all the amazing people working so hard to save pets was inspiring. It was truly amazing. The food, which was all vegan, was really great as well. To be honest, I haven’t tried a lot of vegan food, so I was excited to try everything. It did not disappoint!

Hopefully your year has been full of highlights. Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2017!

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