Autumn Wonderland Wedding, Part 2: The Reception

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Ok now for the big reception. Their reception was held at the old Wilson theatre that has recently been renovated in Rupert, Idaho. It is one cool place. As I already mentioned, it was in October and so we really took advantage of the fall colors in the color scheme and used pumpkins and a lot of them. I can't recall the exact number but it was around 75 I believe. This is the beautiful buffet table where we had soup, homemade rolls, Continue Reading...

Autumn Wonderland Wedding, Part 1: The Wedding and Flowers

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My baby sister Nikelle just celebrated her first anniversary last week. And she hit the jackpot and knows it! :) She is still in newlywed bliss (where I hope she stays forever and ever) and is expecting her first baby. Although we basically live on opposite ends of the country, it comforts a big sister to know that she has a guy who is treating her as the queen that she is. I was involve a lot in the wedding planning and design. I did all the Continue Reading...

A Day Late and a Dollar Short… And I’m Okay With It

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No. I am not dead. Alive and kicking.... But it's been a weird couple years for me. But then again it's been a weird couple years for our world, wouldn't you agree? I have she'd some tears... And some pounds... I have had some health issues that humbled me, which lead me to a new approach to healthcare. I have grown much firmer in some of my beliefs and changed others. It's been a year of learning and growing and ups and downs... For me Continue Reading...

10 Things I’ve Learned Being a Landlord

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  1. Screen tenants thoroughly. A credit check is better than a gut check. Use www.rocketlease.com to screen candidates. Don't be fooled by "I'm going to love your property as if it were my own home" claims. Proof is in the pudding. 2. Wait for a better tenant. Don't sign a tenant out of desperation. You'll pay in the end. 3. Have a solid rental contract. Here's what we use for a contract. Customize it to meet your needs, but make Continue Reading...

5 Ways to Get Rid of Smoke Smell

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So yes... it's true! We bought a house that smelled REALLY, really bad. I think most of our family thought we were cra-zy! But I had faith that we could make it better and I am going to tell you five things you can do to get the stink out of any house. Most likely you won't be able to get away with just one of these techniques unfortunately. More than likely you will need multiple techniques. 1. Fog your house. We did this in one of our Continue Reading...