Elf Yourself

Elf Yourself

Elf Yourself brings a good laugh into our home in December. Elf Yourself is a website owned by Office Depot. You upload pictures of yourself (and your family, friends, co-workers, dog) and the faces ends up as one of the dancers’ faces in a short, comedic musical video. You can have up to five faces […]

14 Ways to Improve Interfaith Relationships

14 Ways to Improve Interfaith Relationships

Author’s Note: Recently, I sent a 10 question survey to several people of varying religions to help me as I wrote these posts. I’ve included some of the responses to the survey and some of my own experiences in Part 1 and Part 2 of this topic. This is Part 2. A special Thank You to […]

Try a New Cocoa Flavor

Try a New Cocoa Flavor

***This Post contains affiliate links. I may get a small commission based on your purchases at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting This Blue Dress!  First of all, are you a hot chocolate fanatic like us? If so, don’t miss MaLee’s awesome list of 31 hot chocolate flavors and mix-ins! Keep reading for […]

Bethlehem Marketplace

Bethlehem Marketplace

Last year, my family attended a special Christmas event at a nearby Southeast Baptist Church called Bethlehem Marketplace. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful and impactful interfaith experiences I’ve ever had. The church set up a giant tent-like facility where visitors would walk through to experience what it may have looked […]

Simple & Stunning Ways to Wrap Presents

Simple & Stunning Ways to Wrap Presents

Have you ever received a gift that was almost too pretty to open? We adore those kinds of gifts, especially Maegan! Creating a beautifully wrapped present takes more time, but it sends the message that you really care about the person receiving the gift. You don’t have to be a “crafty” person to make it […]

6 Benefits of Good Interfaith Relationships

6 Benefits of Good Interfaith Relationships

Author’s Note: Recently, I sent a 10 question survey to several people of varying religions to help me as I wrote these posts. I’ve included some of the responses to the survey and some of my own experiences in Part 1 and Part 2 of this topic. This is Part 1. A special Thank You […]

Everyday Makeup for the Busy Woman

Everyday Makeup for the Busy Woman

Time is precious, especially in the mornings as we scramble to get ready for the day. 20-30 minutes just for a makeup routine? But…we also want to look cute! So here’s to you, m’dears. I’m about to introduce you to 15 women that know a thing or two about the art of make-up, because I […]

Local Outing Ideas For Young Families

Local Outing Ideas For Young Families

It’s incredible to see a child’s joy over little things, like sprinkles on ice cream or pine cones. Going on mini-adventures with my girls has helped me bond with them and learn to enjoy the little things more. Going out with kids isn’t always easy, but it IS possible! There are many places and activities […]

Wolf’ems: Campfire Dinners or Desserts

Wolf’ems: Campfire Dinners or Desserts

I had no idea what Wolf’ems (also called “woof’ems”) were until just a few years ago, when my sister-in-law’s new family served the treat at her beautiful beach-side wedding reception. I heard the name comes from the fact that the treats are so good that you just wolf’em down! Wolf’ems are campfire biscuit cups that […]

Frozen Birthday Party

Frozen Birthday Party

Our sister, Makayla, returned home from her LDS mission in Argentina, and we just had to see her after those 18 months away! We went back to our beloved Missouri to spend time with her and other family members. In addition to celebrating Makayla’s homecoming, two of our little nieces were sad that their cousins […]