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Help Your Child Learn How to Read www.opinionsalamode.com

Tips to Help Your Child Read

It’s that time of year. Shopping for school supplies, new outfits and the night before school butterflies. And guess what? Its the same experience for teachers no matter…

Add These to Your Book List www.opinionsalamode.com

Add These to Your Reading List

I’ve been able to read a lot lately for enjoyment. Previously, between college and work it was hard to find the time. There is something about summertime, discovering…

Saturday Surfing: soaking up summer www.opinionsalamode.com

Saturday Surfing: Fall Projects

Summer is marching on and yet being outdoors never gets old. Can summer extend a little longer? In honor of squeezing every last bit out of summer, I’ve been planning as…

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Top 3 Local Mexican Restaurants

Whenever Todd asks me where I’d like to go out to eat on a given weekend my answer is almost always Mexican, while his is Chinese. I bet…

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Friday Faves: 9 Favorite Picture Books

9 Favorite Picture Books  The Empty Pot:  I don’t want to give too much away with the story, but if you want a story about honesty, this is…

How to Redo a Kitchen Table www.opinionsalamode.com

DIY: How to Redo a Kitchen Table

I am a fan of the upcycling movement. Sure, there is nothing like buying something brand new, but I also love restoring or making old things feel and…

Opinions Al A Mode: 5 Hidden Gems

Throwabck Thursday: 5 Hidden Gems in Utah

Today’s Throwback Thursday provides 5 lesser known places, hiding in locations around Utah, that many of you are probably already planning to visit this summer.  Before I got…

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Grandma Betty’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This last week we celebrated the life of Betty, Todd’s grandma. She passed away at age 95. She was one of 14 children! Betty was a firecracker and…

Saturday Surfing: 1 Year Old Activities www.opinionsalamode.com

Saturday Surfing: 1 Year Old Activities

I got together with four good friends this week for a babes and babies party ;-). Each of us have daughters which range in age from from 3 months…

Top Activities Oceanside/San Diego www.opinionsalamode.com

Things to do in Oceanside (and surrounding areas)

We just got back from a week at a beach house (packed with 25 of us) in Oceanside, CA. I’m still missing the sounds of the waves…no wonder noise…

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Friday Faves: Top 6 Board Books

Our baby girl loves books! She’ll babble and open up the pages several times a day. Luckily for us, we’ve received a great selection of board books as gifts….

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Top Three Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

I love the flexibility of rotisserie chicken. It offers a variety of uses and it’s so darn good in each recipe. I often take 90 minutes and cook…

Saturday Surfing: Airplane Travel with Kids

Saturday Surfing: Airplane Travel with Kids

“All our bags are packed and we’re ready to go…”(If I could enter a musical notes emoji here, I would). While that is not exactly true, we are ALMOST…

Heber Canal Float

Heber City Canal Float

If you’re looking for a natural lazy river this summer, this post is for you! Last week we bought five dollar tubes from Walmart and headed to the…

Friday Faves: Lawn games

Friday Faves: Lawn Games

Summer is my jam. It definitely is my favorite season and with it comes so many good things to do. Here are a few of my family’s favorite…

Favorite Local Campgrounds

Favorite Local Campgrounds

I am by no stretch of the imagination a camper. My husband jokingly calls us hotel campers. However, I do have fond memories as a child of camping…

Favorite Bakeries www.opinionsalamode.com

Favorite Local Bakeries

I can pass up a candy bar almost any day of the week, but if it is a freshly baked cookie, cinnamon roll or roll it is a…

Saturday Surfing

Saturday Surfing

We are about to celebrate my baby’s first birthday! What a delightful year it has been. Looking back, things changed all too quickly…from holding her all the time to her…

Paved Bike Trails www.opinionsalamode.com

Paved Bike Trails

We got a new summer toy…a bike trailer! We’ve mostly been hitting up the neighborhood, but we’ve also done a few paved trails. Here are some of the…

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Friday Faves: Apps

I use my phone for everything from reading to grocery shopping. It is a part of my every day life and I love a good app. I am…

Butterhorn Rolls Opinions a la Mode www.opinionsalamode.com

Butterhorn Rolls

There are a couple of ladies on my street who are known for their delicious butterhorn rolls. They are getting a little bit older and I am so…

Saturday Surfing

Saturday Surfing

All this nice weather motivated me to bring the grill out. It is one of my favorite things about summer! I look forward to quick easy meals! I’ve…

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DIY: Fabric Framed Art

Last year we bought and then remodeled much of our house. When it came to decorating the wall in our living room, I thought I would up-cycle an…

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Friday Faves: Vid Angel

Every now and then, back in the dating days,Todd and I rented a Redbox video. Weeks later, I got around to checking my credit card statement and I…

teacher appreciation ideas

Teacher Appreciation

Hello everyone, Lexee here. I am excited to join the group of opinionated women on this blog. I don’t know about you, but May always ends up as…