August Highlights

by leanneja on September 1, 2014 · 1 comment

in Monthly Highlights

At the end of every month I highlight all of my posts for that month in one big blog post just in case you missed any of them during the month. August was a little busy with traveling but I was still able to finish a few projects. Here are the August Highlights!

August highlights - Organize & Decorate Everything

Decorating

Back to School Mantel.1

Back to School Mantel

Back to School table setting.1

Back to School Table Setting

Organizing

preparing clothes for the school week 18.1

Smart Ideas on Planning Kids Clothes for the School Week

Greaat tips to get any space in your home organized

Great Tips to get any Space in your Home Organized

Crafts

Washi Tape Clipboard 10.1

Washi Tape Clipboard

Washi Tape and Stamp Art .1

Washi Tape & Stamp Art

DIY Wood Photo Holder 2.2

DIY Wood Photo Holder

Updated Bed Tray.1

Updated Bed Tray

Recipes

Blackberry Peach Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette.1

Blackberry Peach Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

Wet-Nap and ice cream in a bag 15.2

Ice Cream in a Bag

Fiesta Pasta Salad.1

Fiesta Pasta Salad (gluten free)

Creamy spinach & artichoke dip 2.2

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Family

moving to vegas 3.1

Moving to Las Vegas – Our Story

Reading Log Book with Sharpie 1.1

Reading Log Books

Las Vegas sign

Summer Fun in Nevada

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Summer Fun in Nevada

by leanneja on August 29, 2014 · 0 comments

in Entertainment,Family

When we move to a new state we like to play tourist and visit as many places as possible. You never know how long you will live in an area (or at least we don’t) so why not see and do as much as you can while you’re there. I know people who have lived in a state all their lives but haven’t experienced things outside their own little area. I don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to share places and experiences with my family so we like to explore our new surroundings as soon as we can.

Las Vegas sign

Living in Las Vegas gives us the opportunity to be outside most of the year, we haven’t experienced that since living in Florida. We’re also in a pretty awesome location. Being between our old home state of Utah and sunny California is pretty sweet. Plus we get lots of house guests, because who doesn’t want to visit Vegas? You can’t take everything with you as you go throughout life but memories of your experiences stay with you. We love making memories!

Valley of Fire 12

Luckily memories don’t cost anything, but sometimes the experiences do. Having a financial institution we can trust is important to me and my family. Planning our activities together as a family is almost as fun as the experience itself. Okay, not really, but we do like planning and researching our activities. Planning our finances for our weekend adventures is also an important part. You never want to come up short on money when you’re having one of those memorable experiences (it kinda ruins the whole thing). Since we take small weekend trips or weekend staycation adventures we use the credit union to help us plan and save for those experiences.

Summer of Loans

Given the choice between going to the store and buying something or going on a weekend adventure, my kids will take the adventure every time. That’s a win for me and my husband because that’s what we enjoy also. America First Credit Union understands spending time with friends and family and has been giving away awesome prizes this whole Summer during Summer of Loans. The grand prize winner will be randomly selected on August 29th from all the entries received, so there’s still time to enter.

Now some of you might be wondering what our favorite things are to do around Las Vegas. There are so many things! Let me share just a few of our favorite activities in the short year we’ve lived here.

Hoover Dam 2013

Hoover Dam

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Red Rock Canyon Area

Container Park 2014

Container Park

Mount Charleston 2013

Mount Charleston

Lake Mead

Lake Mead

Natural History Museum 2014

Natural History Museum

The Highroller

The High Roller

Valley of Fire 9

Valley of Fire

Las Vegas 51s

Las Vegas 51s

Shark Reef

Shark Reef Aquarium

There’s all this and so much more to do in Vegas. Of course, you can’t forget the Strip and all the free live entertainment. It’s people watching at it’s finest! What are your favorite thing to do in Las Vegas?

For more information about America First Credit Union please visit America First Credit Union
Also America First on Facebook, Twitter and @AmericaFirst on Instagram.

You might also like: Moving to Las Vegas

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Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

August 28, 2014

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MIRACLE WHIP and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. I have been compensated for this post but all words and opinions are 100% mine. I live in the desert so it can be torture to be outside in the heat of the day, but […]

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Great Tips to Get any Space in Your Home Organized

August 27, 2014

Getting your home organized doesn’t have to be a fairy tale, it can be pretty easy and painless if you follow these great tips to get any space in your home organized. With the kids being back in school and before the holidays approach, now is the perfect time to get the house in order. […]

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Back to School Table Setting

August 25, 2014

The kids go back to school tomorrow and we like to have a little back-to-school celebration. But you know me, I’m not going to spend a lot of time or money if I don’t have too. Believe me the kids are going to think it’s special even if you don’t spend money. This table setting […]

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Commercial Debut & Elmer’s Freestyle Products Giveaway

August 22, 2014

A few months ago I was contacted by Elmer’s about their new Freestyle products. They wanted me to organize spaces in my home using the products, then make a short video showing how I used them. I couldn’t wait to receive the package to see what was inside and decide on how to use the […]

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Ultimate Silhouette Giveaway

August 21, 2014

It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway on Organize and Decorate Everything and I’m so excited to say that today we have a HUGE one. We have partnered with over 30 awesome bloggers and Silhouette to bring you the Ultimate Silhouette Giveaway. Wait till you see everything that is included! I’m so excited […]

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Fiesta Pasta Salad (easy to be made gluten-free)

August 20, 2014

Fiesta Pasta Salad has been a favorite salad in my family for over 10 years. It was originally made using bow-tie pasta but in the last few years I have changed it to be a gluten-free salad using gluten-free fusilli pasta. Make the original salad or make it gluten-free, which ever you prefer. This makes […]

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Back to School Mantel

August 19, 2014

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve changed up my mantel. You know I’m busy if I don’t have time to decorate my favorite area of my home. I wanted to create a Back to School mantel but didn’t feel like I had a lot of the supplies needed. I took a look […]

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Smart Ideas on Planning Kids Clothes for the School Week

August 17, 2014

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. The kids are going back to school. It’s time to start routines again and get our homes and schedules organized. Whether you have 1 or 8 kids picking clothes out before school can take way longer than […]

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