This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of ECOVACS. All opinions are my own. Friends. Family. Strangers. Let me introduce you to my new best friend: the DEEBOT OZMO 950 from Ecovacs. I know it sounds dramatic, but I mean it when I say that this little robotic vacuum has completely and totally changed my life and I think it should be a MUST-HAVE vacuum for dog owners. Let me explain: When we moved into the new house back in April, we were thrilled that the main floor was all hardwood, especially by the door leading out to the back yard. Our previous home had carpet by the back door and the amount of mud and dirt that the dogs dragged in daily turned . . .
I've sat on this post all month and here, in the last few hours of the last day of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, I'm pulling the trigger and publishing it. I don't normally have a problem talking about my experiences with pediatric cancer, but this post is from a more raw, rough, and real point of view as a childhood cancer survivor. Before jumping into it, I want to preface that I am in NO WAY looking for pity or attention. This last year has been super transformative for me (in terms of coping and coming to an understanding and certain level of peace with my trauma and experiences.) I'm mentally and physically in the best place I've ever been in my 13 . . .
This post is sponsored by Calming Care by Purina ProPlan. All opinions are my own What a whirlwind of a summer it’s been over here. We started it off by moving at the beginning of May, followed by our annual Jeep trip to Moab. The following weeks included a family cruise to Mexico, family visiting us in Utah, a surgery, and a weekend trip to Idaho. It’s been go-go-go, and our sweet pups have been doing their best to get their bearings amidst the chaos. Thankfully, Teddy is pretty easy going and mostly oblivious to the constant changes that were going on. He also loves all of his aunts and uncles and thinks it’s the best thing ever when they come to . . .
Well, I'm just going to come right out and say it: I thought we'd be pregnant by now. I actually thought we'd be pregnant a long time ago, but surprise, surprise, things are not going as planned. I shared in my post earlier this week what's been going on medically for me over the last few months, including why I needed surgery two weeks ago. What I didn't say was that our OB basically told us that we would need to wait for a few more months before trying to grow our family again to let my body heal from the surgery. Understandable, but definitely another frustrating setback to our plans for bringing Baby Carr into the world (our miscarriage being our first . . .
I can't believe I haven't posted on HTC in over a month. It honestly makes me sad, because I've worked so hard and so long to create this site and I'm bummed it's been neglected so much this year. I mean, in my defense, things have been a little crazy this year - between deciding to sell our house and move, a lot of travel, and a surgery, I've been doing the bare minimum to keep HTC afloat, especially with the landscape of "influencer marketing" and "blogging" changing so much. I've been unsure about what to do, what to write, and honestly wondering if putting the effort forth was even worth it anymore. But I love this space too much to give it up. And if . . .
*affiliate links used in this post at no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting HTC <3 Well, it's official! Amazon Prime Day is coming on July 15th and it's supposed to be bigger and better and longer than ever. You know I'm passionate about a good sale and, surprise surprise, I'm also passionate about Amazon. Seriously, what did we do without it/free two-day shipping? And now that there's a huge fulfillment center in Utah, we often get free one-day shipping and my mind is blown. How did I live before Prime? Today, I'm teaming up with my good girlfriend, Sarah, to share our 10 Amazon Summer Must-Haves in preparation for Prime Day. Sarah went to . . .
This post was created in partnership with Utah Furniture Deals. All opinions are my own. I started writing about what a hot mess I've been over the last few weeks but then decided to save it for another post because when am I NOT a hot mess? Exactly. Long story short, between my site going down right before leaving on our cruise last week, dealing with some health problems, and just trying to keep my act together, things have been (say it all together) crazy town. The cruise was exactly what I needed last week. A WHOLE week, completely unplugged from online and from work and nothing but sunshine, salt water, and books to fill my time. I did a lot of thinking, . . .
This post was sponsored by Just Right by Purina. All Opinions are my own. My partnership with Just Right with Purina has brought me some pretty amazing opportunities over the last year. From having a personal chef customize a recipe for Dustin & I, to being able to donate $1,000.00 to the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter for the holiday season, it's been nothing short of a dream to work with a company that I truly stand behind and use. This month, JRBP pulled back the veil and let me have a Q&A with Dr. Kurt Venator, Chief Veterinary Officer at Purina. It was awesome to send in questions specific to Teddy & Rosie and get feedback and direction on how I . . .
Throughout the absolute chaos of our move last month, the one thing that kept me sane and kept me going was the thought of Moab. I just had to get through the move and then we would be back in Moab, enjoying the beautiful outdoors and experiencing views that one can only see when you have a Jeep. If you're here, you might not know that my husband and I are very passionate Jeep-ers. We own a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport (AKA, a Jeep XJ) that we lovingly named Dinah and we've been working on building her into a dedicated off-road vehicle for almost two years now. We work tirelessly to save up for new parts and modifications and Dustin spends every free night he has in the . . .