Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Time For A Little Change!

Today is my last post over here at Dang Good  It is bittersweet for me.  When I started this blog I really didn't know if I would like blogging.  Well, now I am addicted.  I love it.  I am so excited to introduce you to my new blog,
Here is what you can expect from my new blog...
Tutorials from me!!!
Recipes that I have tested, and love.
A few posts each week,
and a few dang good finds along the way.

I am really excited about this change and I hope that you will like it, too.
Thanks so much for all of your support, encouragement, and comments.
I love to read them!
Let me know if you like the change by becoming a follower of my new blog.

Thanks again for reading and remember to visit me at...

Thanks to my friends, Angie for our pic and Camille for my cute blog.  You two are amazing!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More Halloween Party Ideas

I love this.  It is so creepy.
Take a surgical glove and fill it with water, freeze, then add it to your Halloween punch.
Full tutorial can be found here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Printables

Throwing a Halloween Party?
Here are FREE printable cupcake toppers/party labels, water bottle labels, cupcake wrappers, and a large cobweb “welcome” sign

***They also have Thanksgiving printables, too
Found here.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Have you heard about the photo editing website,
Well if you haven't it is pretty awesome.
I have tried others and found they were very complicated and I become frustrated using them.  I have been trying Picnik out and I still have a lot to learn, but here is a before and after pic using picnik
Love it.
Check it out.
It is FREE unless you want the upgrade...
I think it's totally worth it!
Happy Monday!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

How To Make Hairbows

Looking for a site that has all sorts of DIY hairbows?
Pic is from 2009 - WOW my girls have changed so much!

Look what I found!
FREE hairbow tutorials.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween The Sharpie Way

Don't want to carve your pumpkins?
Try decorating your pumpkin using a Sharpie.
More ideas can be found at

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tender Merceys

This weekend was the semi annual General Conference for the
I tried to prepare myself and my family with things to do while listening. I am not the type to sit in front of the TV for 8 hours (I have been known to fall asleep). I like to listen while doing other things.  I don't expect my girls to listen to every speaker but I want them to feel the Spirit and at least be reverent.  A simple task, right?  Well my 2 year old loves to talk like it's her job and often screams when upset.  At one point I had had it.  I broke into tears and pleaded for them to just go play upstairs.  Ok, let me just say that looking back I think my girls probably thought I was crazy because I was in tears and just wanted them to be quiet.  I know it sounds nuts but I really try hard to get what I need to learn from our church leaders.  As conference came to an end, my E was quietly playing with her Barbies and M was taking a nap (hallelujah) and President Monson was waving to the camera.  I looked over and E was waving back to the TV and said, "Mom he's waving to me!" 
 My heart was overwhelmed that she felt that he was waving to her.  I turned to mush because she WAS listening, and noticed the Prophet waving to HER!  To her, it meant something.  Despite all the craziness that day, she was able to feel something and I realized that it truly is the simple things that matter most.

Friday, September 30, 2011

General Conference Weekend

Looking for ideas on how to keep your kids entertained during General Conference?
Well, look at what I found...
Conference packets over at,
15 fab activities at,
for treat ideas check out,
and for ideas on how to prepare for Conference at
Hope this helps you to have the spirit in your home while listening to Conference.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Upcycled Scarf

Check out this awesome scarf made from a t-shirt.
This is a fall must have.
Tutorial can be found at

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Banner DIY

I am a sucker for banners.
Look at how cute and simple this DIY roller stamp is made from an elastic and a roller.
Love it!
Full tutorial can be found over at

Monday, September 26, 2011


My E LOVES Waffles.
She would eat them everyday for every meal if we would let her. 
I am always looking for new waffle recipes to try to change things up.  I just found the best waffles made from scratch over at  I made mine at home rahter than out camping but they would be great on an outing!  Try my buttermilk syrup they are perfect together!!!
*We just got a Camp Chef and we love it.  If you are a camper (which I am now) this is a must!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Paper Bag Floor

I am totally in DIY project mode.  I have a few projects I am trying to finish up.  Until I finish them, check out this floor.  It was created from a roll of brown paper and glue.  So cleaver.
Check out the full tutorial found over at
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How To Tie A Scarf

I don't know about you, but I love scarves.  While shopping with my friend, Jen K, she taught me the best way to tie a scarf.  I was going to do a tutorial on how to do it until I found this pic.
#5 is my favorite.

Monday, September 19, 2011

How To Remove A Grease Spot

This weekend The Mr and I were able to participate in a 24 hour cycling relay.  We had a blast.  As we were waiting for one of our riders to come in I brushed up against a bike and got a chain mark on the back of my favorite pants.
I was pretty bummed until I found out that Dawn dish soap not only
"takes grease out of your way", but it takes grease out of clothes!
I wish I had some pics but didn't think about taking one before I washed it! 
Just put a little soap on the grease spot and work it in, wash and, amazingly, it comes right out!  I am buying another bottle for my laundry closet.
Thanks, Trudy for this tip!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

Fall is my favorite time of year!  I love the chill in the air, the delish fall food, and football season.  I just hate the thought of snow in a few months.  Well, I found an easy and healthy pumpkin cookie recipe to go right along with the season.
I think it is a Weight Watchers one!
Mix a spice cake mix (just the dry ingredients) with a small can of pumpkin.  Add a handful or two of chocolate chips (I prefer white chocolate chips) and you are done.  Yep, just 3 ingredients.  Spoon them out on a cookie sheet and cook at 350 for 10-15 min.  I make mine a little bigger so I have to cook theme longer.  They are so moist.  It's hard to just eat one!  I have also made muffins from the same ingredients.  They are great for breakfast.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bandana Dress

I am always looking for new things to make for my girls.  I found this darling dress made out of 2 bandanas and some ribbon.  Looks like this is a project for me!  It takes about 15 min, and the cost is around $3.
Tutorial can be found at

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

In need of some style?

A year or so ago I found this great blog...
and I guess you could say that I blog stalk her!!!
Sharstin has a knack for design, is a great photographer, and a "fast" runner.
As you search and drool over her blog you will find great party ideas,

her secret to these simple treats, and pics of her previous home.
 before and after
Check her blog out here.
You are going to love it!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Lazy Days

Oh how I wish we would have found our trailer a few months ago!
(haha), and are loving it.
I found the greatest is called
It comes in two sizes, single (for one person) or double (for 2 or more - up to 350 lbs)
I ordered the double and LOVE IT.  I find myself spending a little too much time in it!
Hey isn't that what camping is all about?
It is so easy to put up (about 3 min total time) and a few more to put it away.
It fits in a small bag so it takes a little more time to shove it in the bag.
After our last outing I found out that the hammock can be washed.  It looks brand new.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Paper Garland

I love this idea!!!
Strips of paper sewn together then hung on the wall.
This would be so fun to do in different colors
for all of the upcoming holidays.
Tutorial can be found at

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Painted Funiture

Did you know that you can PAINT an upholsted chair or couch?
Well you can!  I found a great tutorial over at
I really want to try this.  All I need to do is find a place to put a chair!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Need A Tip?

I just found out that my friend Tracee has started a great blog.
It is called...
Tips, Tricks, and Tidbits
Check it out!  She has great advice, and tips on everything from beauty to organization.  She is also a great cook.  Try some of her recipes.  They are delish!
Check out her blog.  I love it!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Road ID

Have you heard of Road ID?
If you haven't, you can find out more here.
I think it is such a great idea.
I hope I NEVER really need it.
I just ordered one for me in PINK!!!
I want one for every member of my family.

Use this code for $1 off: ThanksStaci8734185
good until 9-30-11

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Football Time

Tonight is officially the start of Football Season!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Swiss Days

Love Crafts?
Live in Utah?
Then you need to find a friend and head up to
It is this weekend, September 2 & 3.
I look forward to this each year and can't wait to get there.
It is a blast.  You don't want to miss this.
Just make sure you have good walking shoes, all day, and lots of money.

Monday, August 29, 2011

DIY Wreath

Do you want to make a wreath but don't want to spend a lot?
I found this great cheap idea on
Use foam from the home improvement store, duct tape, coffee filters, and a glue gun.
 Before and After!
Such a great idea!
The full tutorial can be found at the

Friday, August 26, 2011

Twete Bird

And the winner of our Twete Bird headband givaway is...

Michelle L:  I loved the "Honeydew" and liked them on Facebook! Awesome post, sounds like you guys had a blast and way to go on your PR!!
Congrats Michelle.
You are going to LOVE your new headband!
Send your email address to me at danggoodfinds(at)gmail(dot)com so I can send you your headband!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chalkboard Labels DIY

I love to label things.
When I found this tutorial I knew that I had to try it.
Check it out at The Shabby Creek Cottage.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Look What We Finally FOUND!

A Trailer!!!
We are so excited!  We can't wait go somewhere.  More pics to come.  We are still trying to get organized.  We hope to have it always ready so if we want to go on a whim all we have to do is pack some food and head out! 
Last weekend we decided we would sleep in it (out in front of our house).  Our girls were so excited.  I think E told every person she saw that we were sleeping in our trailer.  Well it started out great.  They shared (or we thought they would love to share) the bunk.  M wanted no part in it.  She was all over the place.  So we put her in bed with us.  She couldn't get comfortable.  Then to the couch bed.  Finally about midnight we headed in were we slept the remainder of the night.  Crazy.  Next time we are going to bring her playpen and try that.  Hopefully that will help!!! We'll see. 
Until tomorrow, HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Run Like A Girl Retreat and a Giveaway

Last weekend I attended the Run Like A Girl Retreat with my sister and niece.  WOW!  It was fun.  I learned so much and came away a different person.
The retreat started on Thursday with check in where we got the cutest shirts
(yes shirts, we got 2 of them! Super cute and comfy), and a great swag bag
with lots of fun stuff.  We did a group jog where we were able to
meet a lot of fun and amazing women.
This is Amy and  Christina.  Two of the cutest/funnest girls you will ever meet.
They are the ones responsible for this amazing event.

Friday I tried things that I never thought I would like such as Zumba and Yoga.  Loved them both.  I was the one in the back trying to figure out how why my hips won't move like the instructor's during Zumba and trying to just touch any part of my foot while doing yoga.  It was a blast.  We also had speakers throughout the day on topics like how to fit running into your everyday chaotic life, how to run so you don't get hurt, nutrition, inner beauty, and so much more.  The day went by so fast.
I learned something from every speaker.
Before lunch we had the opportunity to run with Sharon.   
Sharon is a triathlete who understands biomechanics.  She can take anyone and help them run better and more comfortably.  I had the chance to work with her and she had me change the way I hold my tummy while running.
I found that I could breathe easier and I feel better when I run.
It feels a little different but it sure made a huge difference.

Saturday morning they had a 5K and 10K.
 This is Memorial Hill.
The course winds all the way around it several times for about 1 mile.
Thanks to Sharon, I cruised up it and felt great.
Thanks Melissa for being our support and camera crew!
Heidi (left) got 2 place in her age group and  4th over all in the 10K.
I (center) got 2nd in my age group 7th over all in the 10K. PR
Sadie (right) got 2nd place overall in the 5K.
Way to go girls! 
Thanks for such a great weekend.

Missed this event or wish you could have gone? 
They are doing another one in St. George, UT Feb 2-4, 2012
and again in Midway, UT Aug 9-11, 2012.  
Check out RLAG!

Up at RLAG I found the cutest headbands.

You know me, I'm a sucker for headbands.  Especially ones that
will stay in my hair while I am exercising.
Twete Bird is unlike any I have seen.
First off, they are super cute.  Next, they have velvet on the back side to help stay in place.  Lastly, (my favorite) they are adjustable. 
Want to win one?
Check out and leave me a comment telling
me what headband you want!
Want to double your chances?
Like them on facebook and leave me another comment
telling me "you liked" them.
Winner will be announced Friday Aug. 26.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to School

Happy Back to School!
I have such mixed emotions about this.  My little girl is now in the 1st grade.
Nooooo.  She is growing up way to fast.
I really love this age but I am going to miss her while she is at school. 
Do you like E's backpack and lunch box?
We found them at Downeast.
If you haven't heard of Downeast then check this out.
Potterybarn backpack $8 PB lunch box $2.50.  Can't beat that.
Perfect condition just monogrammed with someone else's name!
 So...I covered them up using a sew on cotton applique.
{I actually glued it on with liquid stitch}
Don't use the iron-on kind because the iron will melt your backpack!
All done.
So cute and so easy. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Disneyland Dole Whip Recipe

Do you remember this?
I just found an awesome recipe to make this at home!!!
I can't wait to try it out!
What a great recipe blog!