Canon is a great family gift from Best Buy!

One of my favorite things to do is take pictures. Whether its of my food, crafts projects, roadtrips, family, friends, events I attend, I always have my camera handy. I use my phone or iPod touch a lot but if I want super good and quality pictures, a Canon camera from Best Buy is high on my wish list.
Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video  
•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3" vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Which one of these features gets you the most excited? I think being able to take full HD video is pretty cool as well as continuous autofocus during the video so that nothing is blurry. If you are a vlogger  or if you like to record your kids sporting events or a concert..basically anything you want! This camera lets you do it. Plus the pictures you can take will turn out so great and be the best for posting on your social media or anything else you are working on.

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more.

*offer valid 12/7-12/20

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Crafting in Idaho

My mom and my sister Allison and I made a few crafts over Thanksgiving weekend in Idaho. One is painting canvas with a short phrase on it.

I got the letters from a My Minds Eye blogger party a few months ago and this was the perfect opportunity to use them. I bought a pack of canvas on sale at Michaels and we were set.

This is one my mom made for my sister Laura who wasnt able to make it. 
It says , "Live Joyfully".

The reusable letters were really easy to put down on the canvas and then we just painted over them with our favorite color of paint.

Allison put, "Enjoy the Little Things" on hers. I love the color she chose!

My before...

...and my after!

The next project we did was a small and easy one...

Bottle cap magnets with stickers I have made specifically for these

Our next project took a few days to do. My sister Allison provided the wood and spray painted what color we wanted for the base. We were making Christmas countdown boards.

Once it was painted, we taped off where we wanted the chalkboard paint to go.

Getting ready to spray the chalkboard paint

We also spray painted these frames gold to use on our countdown boards

Then we let everything dry for a bit. This was Sunday afternoon and since we were leaving in a little bit to go back to Utah, I told Allison I would finish the project there. 

This is how my sister Laura wanted hers to look.  The top says 'Hoping & Wishing' and the bottom says 'Merry Christmas'. I had primed the chalkboard area here.

I didnt want mine looking like Santas belt buckle so mine is teal black and gold. I primed my chalkboard area here and wiped it clean. I really like how this turned out.

What Christmas crafts have you made lately? Link me in a comment below and I will come check it out!

Health Hub App from Intermountain Healthcare & Giveaway!

I am not one to get sick often. I confess, I dont even get the flu shot because I do not get the flu. I get a cold and that is about it. I dont take my health for granted because I know I could have it so much worse. Intermountain Healthcare just came out with a free app that lets you do so many things on it related to your health. It is called Intermountain Health Hub and this app lets you manage your health in a few easy clicks. 

If you are like me and on your phone/tablet/computer all the time , this is a good one to add to your screen. Even if you arent on social media and the internet all the time, this app is so handy for tracking health related things. Even if you dont get sick often (like me!) there is other valuable information in the app for you to access. Intermountain Health Hub is available from the iTunes App Store as well as Google Play. 

Here are 10 features and benefits the new app provides:

GermWatch: Find out how prevalent various germs are in Utah, and see how their activity level is trending. Learn about symptoms, how germs are spread, treatments, vaccinations, and when you should contact your doctor.
InstaCare and KidsCare urgent care centers:  Hold your place in line before you arrive and compare wait times by Utah location.  Also find KidsCare after-hours clinics in Utah and information for making appointments.
My Health: Users can access the password-protected My Health patient portal, where they can securely message their Intermountain doctor, check lab results and other parts of their medical records with Intermountain Healthcare, and review benefits and claims.
First aid: Get first aid tips for common injuries such as sprains, burns, cuts, etc.
Prescription refills: Request refills at Intermountain pharmacies and check the status of prescription requests.
Symptoms: Search for adult or child/baby symptoms by key word, body area, or alphabetically by topic.  Find out when you should see a doctor or call 911. Learn about self-care options.
Doctors: Find doctors by name, specialty, hospital, clinic, location, and save your doctors to your “favorites” for quick reference later.
Locations: Find Intermountain hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies near you and save your favorites for quick reference later.
Pay bills: Pay Intermountain Healthcare bills by credit card or eCheck.
Send wishes: Send cards with personalized messages directly to patients in Intermountain hospitals.
For information on other Intermountain Healthcare mobile apps, visit
Download the app and let me know how you like it.
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Craft Warehouse Finds

 I just had to do a blog post about this store called Craft Warehouse in Idaho because I am so in love with it! I visit it every time I am in Idaho. It's just so cool and to me, better than Michael's , JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby because it just offers more. More ideas, more supplies, more everything! Here are some fun pictures I took when I was in the store last weekend.

I just had to stop and stare in every aisle. There was so much to see!!

This was $12 and I love the owl + the color. It's a hook to hang things on.

These huge cardboard letters on sale for $9.99 with fun ideas on how to decorate them above! Pink tulle, roadmaps, Christmas vine and yarn. So pretty and I love their ideas.

This was a fun clear rubber stamp I found. Never seen this in UT! But then again I dont always look at these unless they are on clearance.

Soo many kinds of rocks for jewelry making I guess

I thought this looked fun to try someday so I took a pic to remember.

Flat glass capsules and I often wonder when I am at the craft store..what the heck would I do with this? My brain is so dead :( I cant seem to be creative on my own anymore, especially when I am in a hurry.

I have never heard of this but it seems like just a brand of backing for material to make it a bit stiffer. I like the name though, Phoomph! 

Whole rack of owl material. Whoohoo yesss

Loved these owl candle holders. Teal and so cute!

Mini laptop desk! with owls of course

I really liked the idea to make these decorative Christmas trees

I wanted a super satchet! Didnt know what I'd use it for but still. Teal, so pretty

I thought this idea was cool and so I bought the paper for it

This advent calendar was so fun. Where in Utah can you even find this!? If you know...let me know. I just love this

Fun idea and so easy!

Burlap stickers. Genius. Never seen these before!
I am sure they are at Hobby Lobby or Michael's but I've just never seen them

Fun scrapbook paper

Loved this washi tape holder. You can put it together yourself. I almost bought one but it was between that or an advent calendar.

I totally want to make this - how cute! Plus all the supplies to make it were right there around the project. So handy.

These were fun boxes also on sale but I didnt get one.

Unique stitch stickers.

A whole wall of My Minds Eye. I dont seem to find this in Utah yet their HQ is here!

I loved this project idea also. A tin mail holder I guess it is...painted with a vinyl owl on it.

I super loved this project idea.

This was another project idea I saw and I bought burlap to do it

I have 2 glass blocks that my sister gave me (thanks Allison!) and I am super excited to make this and gift it.

This tin magnet board is fun. I made one once in CA that I still have with magnets on it. Cool to see other things that you can stick on as well.

I got a whiteboard at DI for $2 to do this. Pretty cool idea and of course, everything was right close so you could grab it all to make this project.

Owl paperweight and you can stick any paper design you want on the back/bottom.

The wood cut and ready to go. Again, where in Utah can you find this? Enlighten me.

Overall, you can probably tell by this blog post that I am most impressed that there are things at Craft Warehouse you just cant find at a regular Michaels , Hobby Lobby or JoAnns. Plus, those stores might have a few project ideas here and there but Craft Warehouse has SO MANY ideas its insane. I wanted to buy and make all the things!!

What's your favorite craft store?