A Week in the Media

Thank you Good Things Utah and the Today Show for the amazing opportunities! Thank you Phyllo.com and Athens Foods for your products that inspired my Itty Bitty Brown Betty! What a week it has been. My friend Dawn said something to me today that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. She said, “Shauna, I wish Continue Reading…

Havey Family Reunion 2014

So, the Havey’s, we are such a big family that when we get together it constitutes a reunion.  I guess you could say that about a lot of families in Utah.  I come from a smaller tribe, so it’s different for me, but after being in the family for over two decades, it feels like Continue Reading…

Sunny, Sidewalks, and The Big Apple

Here it is, my first blog post on my BIG trip to New York as a finalist in the Extended Stay America Away From Home Cooking Contest with Sunny Anderson. I’ve been promised a bunch of professional pics of the experience, so I plan on doing a post about the deets of the contest when Continue Reading…

Just Camp!

Each summer I am reminded of the healing power of nature-of mother Earth.  There is no season I love more…the heat, the sweat and salt, the greens and blues.  Nothing does more for my soul than sleeping in a tiny tent with my little family, surrounded by scurrying critters, and the dark blue sheath of Continue Reading…

A Diva’s Dash to Zion’s National Park

I make a lot of confessions on this blog, but most of them are already well-known facts, so they only carry so much shock value.  Here’s another one:  I am no outdoorsy kinda gal. I’d heard about the pure majesty of Zion’s National Park, but I’d dismissed the possibility of going because I thought it Continue Reading…

Calico Jack’s Tropical Vacation

When I was lying on the beach during our visit to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, a darling lady carrying a drink tray approached me. Through the sun glinting off the teal blue water, I lifted my head up a little, squinted my eyes, and peeked over my sunglassses to read her Continue Reading…

Mickey’s Halloween Party

I will never be too old for Halloween.  Nope.  In my adult life I’ve dressed up as a nun, a witch, Little Red Riding Hood, Flo from Progressive Insurance, a garden gnome, and this year, Chad and I were Mordecai and Rigby from The Regular Show-boy did the kids get a kick out of that. Continue Reading…

Life is a Highway

I really enjoyed taking a vacation to Disneyland with my parents and my sisters and their families.  In ways it was like old times and yet in other ways, it was a bittersweet reminder that the old times can never be as they once were.   I hope we do it again in a year or two, Continue Reading…

Dining Disney Style

It’s been a week since my last post, not because I’ve been slacking…we’ll actually it is!  We just got done enjoying a week in Disneyland with the whole fam-Grandma, Grandpa, aunts and uncles, and cousins.  We are all exhausted, but I couldn’t wait to hop onto the computer and share some of our wonderful experiences. Continue Reading…

By a Narrow Margin

Have I mentioned my complete lack of athletic ability yet?  If not, let it be noted now for the first time of many times.  I have often said that when I attempt to perform any athletic feat, I not only injure myself but others and I have proven this many times over in my life. Despite this Continue Reading…