Photo courtesy TLC   The “19 Kids and Counting” sibling Jill Duggar Dillard recently opened up about why she and husband Derick revealed that they were expecting much sooner than most celebs do. “I was thinking that maybe we should take a pregnancy test,” the new mom-to-be told  Us Weekly. She took two pregnancy tests several weeks after their wedding that were both negative, but decided to take just … Continue reading»

Bruce Rosenblum speaks as Sofia Vergara slowly spins on a turntable during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo cred Mario Anzuoni/Reuters,   Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is taking a lot of flack for her choice to stand on a rotating pedestal at the Emmy Awards Monday night. This was supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek bit about how no one listens to the Academy of Television Arts … Continue reading»

America’s Got Talent – Season 9 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — Episode 916 — Pictured: One Voice children’s Choir — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC) Courtesy   Utah’s got some serious talent, and that hasn’t been better showcased than on “America’s Got Talent” with the incredible “One Voice Children’s Choir” who just missed the cut into the semi-finals. One of the last two acts standing, three out of four … Continue reading»

Kenny Chesney’s “hip” new song

Kenny Chesney has always been one of my favorite country singers. Maybe it’s because my older sister and brother-in-law listened to him all the time, so I thought he was cool. Or that somehow, almost every song on his “When the Sun Goes Down” CD has a memory tied to it. And, being able to climb aboard his beach-themed multi-million dollar tour bus a few years back didn’t … Continue reading»

Foods to avoid at your summer BBQ

I love cooking outside, especially in the hot summer months. It seems like we’re firing up the grill at least once a week all throughout the summertime, but a recent article in USA Today has had me thinking twice about what foods to serve-and how to serve them-to avoid a picnic sicknic. 1-Use a food thermometer  I admit I don’t own one of these, but after reading about the … Continue reading»

Houghs Open Up

Derek and Julianne Hough are living their dream. Their dance tour, “Move Live on Tour” is set to come to the Maverick Center on July 16. ”We really want it to feel like a rock concert for dance,” said Derek in an interview for People magazine. “We want the audience moving.” The Houghs grew up in Utah and were raised members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day … Continue reading» This is the first time in six years besides a brief six month period between my second and third son that I haven’t been either pregnant or breastfeeding. That means in the nine years (this December) I’ve been married, two-thirds of that time I’ve been sustaining and growing three lives. Which is an amazing, incredible, exhausting thing. I don’t take the fact that I’ve been able to … Continue reading»

I came across a Facebook clip the other day that touched my heart. Sometimes the time spent watching videos posted on social media are worth it; sometimes not. But this one…this one will make you stop and think. It was courageous, uplifting, inspiring, heartbreaking…the kind of dig-into-your-soul and make you wonder what YOU really believe in kind of wonderful. But don’t just take my word for it. Watch … Continue reading»

I first heard David sing this song live up at a private gathering in Huntsville. It made me cry then, and it still makes me cry now. This past Memorial Day as we visited the graves of loved ones dead and gone, I couldn’t help but think of this song and how heartbreakingly beautiful it is, and how well it represents the feelings in my heart. Maybe I … Continue reading»

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

I love my mom. I love her for loving me. My mother always made me feel like I was important to her. I never once heard her complain about staying home or talk negatively about being a homemaker. She loved being with us, and we could feel that love in everything she did, from keeping an immaculate home so we could relax in a peaceful, beautiful environment on … Continue reading»