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13 Things To Do at the Library Besides Borrowing Books

13 Things To Do at the Library Besides Borrowing Books

It’s National Library Week and I am a confirmed library lover. I’ve been hooked on the library ever since I was 5 years old and got in trouble for picking books from the regular reading room instead of staying in the children’s section where I “belonged.” Back then, libraries were all books and story timeContinue Reading

13 Things To Do at the Library Besides Borrowing Books

13 Things To Do at the Library Besides Borrowing Books

It’s National Library Week and I am a confirmed library lover. I’ve been hooked on the library ever since I was 5 years old and got in trouble for picking books from the regular reading room instead of staying in the children’s section where I “belonged.” Back then, libraries were all books and story time…

Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things — Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things — Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Did you know that Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things? I am so excited to participate in today’s cover reveal for author Rachelle J. Christensen’s next novel, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things, coming soon to a bookstore near you. This looks like a fun read to me (yeah, I know–I’m a wedding junkie, but it goes with…

He is Risen–A Musical Celebration of Easter

He is Risen–A Musical Celebration of Easter

Just in time for Easter, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square have released a beautiful tribute to the Savior. He is Risen is not a lengthy album, but each piece is a loving and beautiful tribute to the joy and beauty of Easter. These (mostly) traditional Christian hymns are beautifully arranged…

Classic Violin Meets Classic Rock In Jenny Oaks Baker’s New Album

Classic Violin Meets Classic Rock In Jenny Oaks Baker’s New Album

In elementary school, I was the nerdy kid who spent Saturdays at the symphony or sometimes the opera. In high school, when I wasn’t busy with marching band, I was glued to Top 40 on the radio. So when I heard Jenny Oaks Baker’s violin rendition of “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zepplin, the original…

A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff Cookbook Review and Giveaway

A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff Cookbook Review and Giveaway

I love cookbooks. I love cooking, but I might love cookbooks even more. At last count, I had more than 100 on my special cookbook bookshelf. It’s a mix of old and new (I have a serious soft spot for vintage cookbooks). The latest addition to my collection is A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff….

3 Creative Tips to Protect Against Outside Bugs

3 Creative Tips to Protect Against Outside Bugs

Take in a slow deep breath while standing on your back deck and let those warm sunrays fall on your face. It looks like we successfully made it through this winter and only a few short weeks stand between you and some wonderful warm evening backyard memories.  Unfortunately, while we trade the cold weather for…

I Love to See the Temple

I Love to See the Temple

Since this weekend is the 184th annual conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I thought today I would share one of my favorite photographic subjects: LDS Temples. Since my earliest days in photography, I have loved making images of the temple. Temples are especially sacred to our Mormon culture. They are…

Come to LDS General Conference

Come to LDS General Conference

This weekend (Saturday and Sunday, April 5 & 6) is the 184th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It’s a special weekend for us Mormons. We gather around the world in our homes and churches (and probably a few other places in this wonderful internet age) and receive inspired…

The Light We Share — Book Review

The Light We Share — Book Review

The light of the gospel changes lives.  It has changed mine. It changed Harriet Uchtdorf’s life. In The Light We Share, a beautiful short volume, Harriet R. Uchtdorf recalls the change in her life when her husband was called to be an apostle of the Lord. They had moved, temporarily she thought, from their home…

April Fools Pranks to Play at Work

April Fools Pranks to Play at Work

Happy April Fools’ Day! What’s April Fool’s Day without a good prank or two? You can add a few moments of silliness in the office today with one of these pranks. Done right, they should produce a smile or two (do be careful with the ones involving water, though). My personal favorite would be #6….

Introducing Our New Fine Art Gallery

Introducing Our New Fine Art Gallery

After many years of selling and creating and pondering on the possibilities, today I am introducing a new fine art gallery where you can enjoy and own a Marie Leslie original. Whether you want a small photographic print, a large canvas or a beautifully matted and framed art piece to finish off your home decor…

Quick Meals for a Busy Schedule

Quick Meals for a Busy Schedule

Your family is constantly on the go. With kids going to school, work and soccer practice, you and your significant other going to work and trying to balance your commute with your kids’ carpools, and a thousand other responsibilities and needs thrown into the mix for good measure, nobody has any time. As such, it’s…