Arizona Road Trip: Exploring the Magic of the Southwest

Road trips. Love them or hate them, you have to admit they are usually the most budget-friendly option for families. My family is not new to road trips. From Utah, we have taken family road trips to California, Montana, Florida, Ohio, and Texas. All of that adds up to a lot of hours in the car. But with four kids, flying is pretty much off the table if we don’t want to spend a fortune. For our latest road trip, we decided Spring Break would be a great time to take an Arizona road trip.

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Great Cookbooks You’ll Use Again and Again

There are some not so great cookbooks you receive over time that spend most of their life on your bookshelf. They have some nice ideas, and you take it out every once in a while to try a new dish. However, once you complete the recipe, you wonder why you ever bothered taking it off the shelf to begin with.

My great cookbooks are rarely on my bookshelf. They are constantly wandering around my dining room table, kitchen counter, and on top of the microwave. I went looking for one to help me write this post and realized it wasn’t even in my house! My husband had lent it to a newlywed couple to help them with dinner ideas. I have found that great cookbooks can be sources of inspiration and should stay within reach.

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Tips for Visiting the Grand Canyon with Kids

There are certain places you should take your kids before they grow up, and visiting the Grand Canyon with kids definitely belongs on that list. The sheer immensity of the view just leaves you in awe. It’s the kind of place that teaches a child that the world is much bigger than they could ever imagine.

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The Importance of Setting Smart Fitness Goals

I know New Year’s is usually the time that people set goals for the year, but I have found that spring is the best time for me to set my fitness goals. With the warmer weather, I feel a more motivated to get myself out for a jog or bike ride. Yet, oftentimes my fitness goals fail, not because I can’t achieve them, but because I am not setting smart fitness goals.

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Monument Valley: What to Know Before You Go

“Where the Earth Meets the Sky” reads the brochure for Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Stretching along the Arizona-Utah border, Monument Valley is the iconic image of the American West: red sandstone pillars sticking out against the vivid blue sky. For the best experience at Monument Valley, you’ll want to read up on what to know before you go.

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Interview Preparation: Our Best Tips and Tricks

You did it! You thoughtfully approached your cover letter, you tailored your resume to match the needs of your dream job, and you scored the first interview! If you’re like me, you’re feeling a combination of elation and terror at the same time. You’ve made a great first impression, but now you’ve got to dig deeper with solid interview preparation to show them that you are their dream candidate.

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How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter

Today we are talking about the next step to Landing Your Dream Job. You’ve spent time making sure your resume captivates attention and perfecting your resume design. But landing your dream job doesn’t end there. Most positions you will apply for will ask for a second document – the perfect cover letter.

Most people assume that the cover letter is just regurgitating your resume in a story format. Often, applicants consider the cover letter tedious and boring because they believe it should simply restate what they’ve already said. If that’s what you’re doing, you’re missing a great opportunity to land your dream job!

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Advice for New Bloggers: Beyond the First Few Steps

Now that we’ve finished our first month blogging, we’ve been thinking about what we wished we had known before starting our blog. Most advice for new bloggers generally focuses on the first few steps of how to start a blog. From there it seems to be: You have a website, now go forth and try not to drown.

But we wanted to go beyond the first few steps. So today we are sharing our advice for new bloggers to set you up for success: how to launch your blog and which social media accounts are the most important for new bloggers.

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Life Lessons from Our First Month Blogging

Has it really already been a month since our blog launch? Where has the time gone? In honor of our 1 month blog anniversary, we want to give you an update on how things are going. We are having so much fun with our blog. This crazy new adventure has taught us a lot, and we figured we also ought to share a few of the life lessons we have learned in our first month blogging. Continue Reading

Guest Room Must Haves: 15 Essentials for a Comfortable Guest Room

Are you really ready for guests? Even though I frequently have guests visit, I constantly felt like my guest room was never complete. I finally decided to sit down and make myself a complete list of all the guest room must haves I need. To be thorough, I compared my list to others and I noticed my 15 guest room must haves covered all the lists I saw. But to my surprise, almost every list was missing one crucial item. So if you really want to have a comfortable guest room, check our ultimate list of guest room must haves.

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