Tips For Flying With Kids

Tips For Flying With Kids

Looking for tips on flying with kids? You’re in the right place. Did that title make anyone else’s blood pressure spike? Just me? Cool. Cool coolcooolcool. I am lucky enough to get to travel home pretty frequently to see my mom. This is generally while my husband is working. Which means…I have to fly alone […]

Making Magic During Quarantine

Making Magic During Quarantine

The 2020 pandemic has been rough, but we have great ideas for keeping things special and spicing up life even during quarantine! Anybody else ready for 2021?  Ya.  Me. Too. This year has been HARD! (It has also been filled with tender mercies and blessings, but it’s ok to acknowledge that it has been hard). […]

Easter in Quarantine: How to Pull it Off

Easter in Quarantine: How to Pull it Off

Hey y’all. Easter is this weekend. A time of year usually spent in beautiful new spring dresses and suits, hunting for eggs filled with treats in the grass of a large lawn. This year, that looks a little bit different. So what can we do to still make Easter fun? Here are some classic Easter […]

Homemade Wedding Cake Tips & Tricks

Homemade Wedding Cake Tips & Tricks

**This post contains affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission based on your purchases at no extra cost to you! Thanks for supporting This Blue Dress! To go along with this month’s theme of all things Food (insert very large cheesy grin because food is the BEST!), I thought I’d give a […]

Yes, My Kids Have A Schedule

Yes, My Kids Have A Schedule

Yes, my kids have a schedule. And it has made me a nicer mom. And a better mom for that matter. Now there are clear expectations and there’s not as much whining and complaining. Our whole day down to the minute is not scheduled! That sounds like too much stress for my kind of mothering […]

“Gym”-timidation: How to Overcome Your Fear of the Gym

“Gym”-timidation: How to Overcome Your Fear of the Gym

Like most years, part of my goals for 2019 was to go to the gym. I have started out strong, and I really enjoy it! But, taking those first steps in the gym were terrifying. Let’s call that feeling “gym”-timidation. We all see the models and gym rats on Instagram and Facebook. They have worked […]

My Story of Finding My Birth Mother

My Story of Finding My Birth Mother

I am adopted. I have always known that. I have always loved it. I have always been so incredibly grateful for my birth mother who loved me enough to place me in another woman’s arms so that I could be raised in a complete family. That incredible, wonderful woman has always *ALWAYS* held a special […]

Grocery Pickup And How It’s Helped My Budget

Grocery Pickup And How It’s Helped My Budget

Two summers ago my best friend introduced me to the wonderful creation that is grocery pickup. It entails ordering groceries straight from your phone and then picking them up at a later time. You don’t have to get out of your car, they do the loading for you. You literally pull up, wait a few […]

Couple Costume Ideas for Halloween

Couple Costume Ideas for Halloween

Looking for the perfect creative costume to coordinate with your sweetheart? We’ve got you covered with this fun Halloween costume ideas for couples We, here at This Blue Dress, were thinking of Halloween and our favorite parts and struggles. And at the top of both of those lists were creative costume ideas. Specifically, couples costume […]

The Best Tortellini

The Best Tortellini

And I try not to toot my own horn, (and really this is my mom’s horn), but this tortellini is seriously fantastic! I CRAVE it on the regular. I ask my mom to make it every time she’s in town or I go home. And yes, I am a carb lover and I am not […]

Girls Night Out: 90’s Dance Party Recap

Girls Night Out: 90’s Dance Party Recap

Do you ever just need a night to party? A night with no “scrubs”? (Especially scrubs wearing hats, those are the worst kind (don’t worry about it, it’s an inside joke)). This past fall, the Utah sisters behind This Blue Dress were in desperate need of such a night. I (Tara), won 2 free tickets […]

Tara’s “Crack” Queso Dip

Tara’s “Crack” Queso Dip

This is my recipe for a queso dip that has been well-loved by my family for about 6 years. It all started one night when we were having a game night and I was trying to think of snacks to serve. I remembered my mom made a yummy queso and it didn’t have any ingredients […]