Last week, my dad and I took a quick trip to Utah to visit my little sister! I haven’t been to Utah since I moved home last November, and I really didn’t realize how much I missed it there. I lived in Utah for a little over 4 years, and it is a special place to me. We spent time in Provo and Logan, which are both small towns, but are wonderful places to live. I spent a lot of time in Logan last year with my sister, and it quickly became one of my favorite places! It is probably the only place in Utah I can see myself living one day. It is beautiful in Cache Valley, and everyone is so friendly!

Wednesday we spent a little time in Provo, and I got to visit BYU for a little while. DSC_8470DSC_8471DSC_8473DSC_8474DSC_8476

When I left in November, Provo was starting to update the Downtown streets. It could be such a neat area, but most of the buildings and shops were really run down and needed a lot of work. They have made a lot of progress, and it was fun to see the changes. Pioneer Book was my favorite new store front! I love the giant book ends!DSC_8485

Thursday morning we drove up to Logan to see Hannah. It’s about 2 1/2 hours north of Provo and is a really pretty drive. We made a quick stop at the Brigham City LDS Temple. I’ve only seen it from the highway before this, and I loved seeing it up close!DSC_8505 DSC_8498 DSC_8496We were in Logan until Sunday, and spent a lot of time visiting with Hannah and looking around Logan. We drove through the canyon, and stopped a couple times to get out and walk around.DSC_8542IMG_5460-0.JPGIMG_5461.JPGDSC_8566DSC_8613DSC_8548We had lunch Friday at our favorite local restaurant, Herm’s Inn. We always stop here when we’re in Logan. Their french toast is the best! and the hot chocolate is pretty great too.DSC_8622

We also drove by the Logan LDS Temple. This is one of my very favorite temples! If you ever get a chance to visit one, you should! They are so big and beautiful!DSC_8627My sister plays volleyball in college, so our main reason for going to Utah was to catch a couple of her matches! It was my first time getting to see her play in college and it was so fun! She has worked so hard, and it’s great to see her do so well!DSC_8536IMG_5415.JPGWe left Sunday afternoon, and I had a great time! I wish I was able to get out there more often, but I’m thankful that Hannah’s still out there and I can visit her!

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Utah iPhone Pictures!

I’ve been in Utah this week and I’ve been having a great time! My dad and I came out to watch a couple of my sister’s volleyball matches! I love watching her play and I wish I was able to see her more often. I will do a full post about Utah when I get home, but for now I thought I’d share a few pictures on my iPhone.







Little Granny Square Baby Blanket is Finished!

I’m so, so excited to share with you my finished granny square baby blanket! I made it for my college roommate who is having her first baby boy this month! I’ve been working on it on and off the past few weeks, and I’m so happy with how it turned out!

DSC_8223If you follow me on Instagram (@lizzie_bella_), you’ve probably seen a few pictures of it in progress over the past few weeks. I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn, in the colors Dark Denim, Glacier and Graymist. I like this yarn for baby blankets because it is soft and can be easily washed in the washing machine.

DSC_8343 DSC_8371 DSC_8387 DSC_8396I hope everyone is having a great labor day! We are having a big family dinner tonight for my dad’s birthday, which is tomorrow! Also, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@lizziebellablog) and Instagram!