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A Shopping Kind of Celebration!

These past two weeks have been absolutely nutso at work, but I wanted to share some quick details with all of you, because there are so many awesome things going on, and I don't want you guys to miss out.

First of all, this week marks our fourth year in business at Groopdealz, and we're celebrating with a huge birthday bash online! CRAZY awesome giveaways through our blog (that you'll FREAK over), and as always, fantastic deals for fun, fashionable great items on our site.

Secondly, we're super excited to be a big part of the Women's Show in Orem this weekend, and yours truly, has been put in charge of designing and carrying out the plan for how the booth will look and be set up.

It's been a crazy-big job, but thanks to all of our amazing coworkers, my parents, and too many frozen York peppermint patty breaks (oops)...  it's FINALLY coming together, and we're so excited!

Now I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that this backdrop turns out like I want it to. eeek!

For those of you who don't know about the show, tickets are FREE, and there are lots of awesome businesses and stores to shop all in one place. You can snag tix here, and read all about it.  It goes all day Friday and Saturday. Come shop and say hi to us at the big ol' Groopdealz booth! 
Dresses, sweaters, t-shirts, pants, leggings, plus sizes, home decor, jewelry, purses, you name it, we've BROUGHT IT -- and at beyond silly-low prices. 

Last but not least, if you're not active on Instagram... get on it!
The House of Smiths will be part of a big ol' round robin giveaway that may or may not include a brand new iPhone 6 in the mix, along with home decor and fab other prizes - YEOW!!!

See! So many great things, you CAN'T miss it.

Now go get shoppin'!


Show Me the House Already - Sheesh!

Okay, okay, I'm sorry! It's been a Ca-Razy Summer, I've been out of town a lot, and like I mentioned before, a 9-6 job with lots of extra projects AND blogging is definitely proving difficult to handle.

I'm here to redeem myself though, and I've got some pictures of one of my MOST favorite parts of the house, the kitchen! Well... the kitchen nook actually.

We didn't build this house, but it was new and pretty much 99% finished when we decided to put an offer in on it. All we've done so far is add plantation shutters and hire someone to paint the ceilings white to help open up and lighten the spaces all around our home even more.
I don't care how out of style I sound, or how "cool" it is now... painted ceilings, in anything other than white, for me?... in the words of Jimmy Fallon (or Sara) "Are, Ew!"

Just look at the before and after! So much brighter with white above :)


Daddy Daughter Trip Eh?

Cason here -- and I'm highjacking the blog, because I can ;)
It's no secret that I love to travel when Shelley's away for work, which due to her crazy busy schedule, she has been more this past month than normal... so I decided it was time for me and the girls to play before they went back to school. No fancy hair-do's, just ponytails and flip flops. ha!

I've got a list a mile long of places I want to take my girls, so this time I decided to road trip up through Montana's Flathead Lake to pick cherries, then into Glacier National Park to visit Lake Mcdonald's crystal clear waters, followed by a quick trip through Banff National Park and then I topped the trip off with a stay in the beautiful city of Calgary.