30 Things I Have Learned


I just turned thirty yesterday…. WHAT!?!?!?!?!? I TURNED THIRTY? How did this happen? I still feel like a nerdy, confused, sixteen-year-old.  So far thirty feels real good. Like a comfy pair of mom jeans. I have learned a few things in my short thirty years. I figured I would share some of my brain gems I have collected through the years with you. Here are a few of my knowledge nuggets. Enjoy!

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Life Is An Adventure

Life Is An Adventure: a few notes about growing older


Life is…

Like Mellie mentioned a few posts back, we are working with “Cents of Style”. Right now they are working on an inspirational line of T-shirts titled “Life Is…”.

 Starting 1/20 all of their inspirational graphic t-shirts will be 50% off and FREE shipping! Use code : INSPIRE17. You won’t want to miss it! These shirts are SO awesome.  

I picked this shirt out because… Duh! It is cute!

Navy blue is totally my color!

Then Melissa wrote her post “Life Is Sweet”… It was awesome.   You should totally read it! It is so good. Then I was like, awe crap… what am I going to say about my shirt? I picked the wrong shirt. Honestly, my life right now is not super adventurous. I am not trekking the globe, jumping out of air planes, or feeding hungry sharks that’s for sure. Right now, adventure for me means changing out of my pajamas or making it out of the grocery store alive. (I’d rather swim with the sharks.)  

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All About Lou


Hi my name is Lou, 

Ok not really… my name is Alise. My parents names are Alan and Denise. They thought they were super creative and they mixed their names together and viola!  It made Alise! Lou has always been my nick name. My family only calls me Alise when I am in trouble. I am not even sure my husband knows my real name (just kidding…. except someone should ask him, just to be sure). I feel like no family is complete without a Lou. Does your family have a Lou?

I grew up in Logan Utah, nannied on the East coast for a bit then came home and settled in Southern Utah. I love Jesus, my hubby, my family,  my babies and I love giggling!  When I get the giggles, I cry uncontrollably and my nostrils flair (super sexy, I know). It doesn’t take much to make me laugh. A dirty joke, someone tripping or getting hit in the head and farts. Ha, ha, ha (cue nostril flair).

I am so excited about starting a blog and also very nervous. I am already overwhelmed by all the love and support. But at the same time, I have never felt so vulnerable. 

Lately I have been tempted to become something I am not. Perfect! I am not perfect, but I am hoping you are not perfect either. I am hoping we can be friends, laugh and cry together. I am hoping you can relate to my real, embarrassing, lovely, sometimes horrible, not perfect life. I promise to be true to myself as I wiggle myself into the blogging world. Thanks for joining the ride. TTYL (mom: ttyl means talk to you later) 

Xoxo Lou

Photo credit: Melissa McArthur Photography

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