I’m Mariel. (Pronounced mahr-eeee-elle) My papa was a rolling stone…he couldn’t keep his feet planted anywhere longer than four years. So, I was uprooted a number of times growing up. You can still find a piece of my heart in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and New York…and now in Utah. It wasn’t always easy, but it’s made me who I am today, a crazy person.
I first fell in love with my husband (Dan) because of his facial hair, then his tricep muscles, and finally because he’s so dang sweet to me. We got married 15 years ago and have six ridiculously cute kids. (So, let’s see…living in Utah…6 little kids…yep, I’m a Mormon.)
Together, we run a finish carpentry business, Wangsgard Construction, Inc. (Follow me on Instagram, where I share snippets of our live and his finish carpentry! #wangsgardconstruction)
Liv has been working behind-the-scenes with ‘Or so she says…’ since 2013, and is excited to start occasionally contributing.
She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, dog and two young, energetic kids. She loves reading and sleeping, but not in that order. She’s a yoga instructor in addition to a part-time blogger.
Nichole met, dated and got engaged to her sweetheart in the short space of 6 days. She grew up in a large family that moved all over the US which instilled in her a love of travel, new places and photographing all of it. She is also an avid fan of all things yellow and popcorn. A long time fan and contributor of “Or So She Says” she has loved working behind the scenes and seeing the blog grow. You can follow her adventures and yellow love on Instagram.
Kimberly has worked in the travel industry for over 12 years and loves being the Internet Marketing Director for Get Away Today. She has a passion for travel and gets away any time she can. Her favorite destinations include Disney Parks, San Diego, Arizona, cruising and anything international.
If Adelle had to describe herself with just one word it would be “happy.” Since Disneyland is considered the “Happiest Place on Earth,” it makes perfect sense that it inspires the crafts and activities Adelle contributes to this blog. Adelle has four children who love to participate in her blogging. They inspire many of her ideas and are her toughest critics. She loves to travel – in real life and through the stories in her favorite novels. Her favorite place to visit is any coast, as long as the sun and sand are involved.