Friday, February 18, 2011


We took a little trip last weekend to check out what will probably be our next hometown.

The Capitol

 Waiting for some good grub which Boise seems to have plenty of - important to the Estes' family

A cool building downtown

Outside the Basque District.  If you don't know who the Basque are you can google it !

 Silly Ruthie

Downtown Boise
To quote the girls: "It was better than expected"
See Idaho is not all potato farms!!
This restaurant was on the Foodnetwork show Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.  Tasty.  
Why is deliberate tackiness cool?
We also checked out a Pizza place that was featured on another Food Network Show Man vs Food.
Like I said the Estes Family likes to eat food and talk about food!

We will keep you posted on our plans, which we are still trying to figure out. In the meantime the girls are making a "Bucket List" for Provo.  Anyone want to buy a house?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Homecoming Pictures

Here are some pictures of Abigail, her dress, shoes, and of course her date from Homecoming. Abigail found her dress at a vintage clothing store in Salt Lake. We were in SLC for a family wedding and literally had one hour to find the store, find a dress, and get to the reception on time. And we did it! We LOVED the store and plan to go back soon without time constraints. When we found the dress (it was only $35!) I do wish Emily could have been there to take the pics though!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Check This Out

I promise this will not turn into a button blog, but . . . I was featured on this blog today. And in the blogging world, when featured on someone else's blog, proper blogging etiquette dictates that I should feature their blog. And I am happy to oblige since I enjoy finding great blogs out in cyberspace. I think you will like it! Also, check out Amy's blog. Apparently, many 11 year olds have blogs! PS I promise to post Halloween pictures soon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


These earrings were posted on this blog about upcycled earrings. The earrings were made using security envelopes (you know the envelopes you receive to pay your bills with?) I do most of our banking online, so I always toss them, until I recognized the print inside and thought, "these could make cute earrings!" So, take a look at the blog and see many more creative and beautiful earrings.

Monday, October 19, 2009

7 Alternatives to Candy

Check out this blog where our buttons were featured. P.S. You can also enter to win this pocket mirror!

Monday, September 28, 2009

87 Days Until Christmas

Participating in all these boutiques around Utah, we are finding lots of cute things! Here are some of our favortie vendors from the Checkered Umbrella. Its never too early to start shopping for Christmas gifts, right? You can check out their etsy stores and see more of all the great stuff they make.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Top Five Things

I have been absent from the blogging world for quite some time. So, rather than try to fill everyone in on what has happened the last couple of months, I will instead tell you five new things currently happening at our house. 1. Camp planning has begun. I thought I just finished with camp, however, tomorrow I am going to a Stake YW meeting to discuss and begin planning for 2010. I am not emotionally prepared for this. 2. Steve was called to be a first couselor in the bishopric on BYU campus. The 151st ward to be exact. This means that on top of meetings 5x a week, the girls and I go to church alone, my Sunday chef is gone, and He now has more friends on facebook than I do. 3. Abigail was nominated to be the Sophmore Homecoming Princess. We don't think she won, but thats OK, because now we don't have to buy a new dress for a dance she can't even attend. 4. Lydia made the JV Tennis Team. She practices for 2 hours after school everyday and she has a tan. She isn't sure she likes high school yet. (It has something to do with the fact that she now at the bottom of the food chain.) 5. The girls and I have been very busy with our "button business". We attended the Women's Expo last week and currently have 4 boutiques lined up in the next 6 weeks. Who would have thought I would be making so many buttons. This list was inspired by my niece Elise! Thanks for the inspiration!