More Than Ordinary Living

My view as a mother, musician, and skincare enthusiast


Hi! My name is Mari. I was born, raised, and currently live in the beautiful state of Utah. I’m married to my handsome husband, who I shall refer to as “hubby” in my posts (totally his request). And we have two beautiful little girls, Miss R and Miss M.


At the age of 6 I began taking violin lessons. I was actively involved in local youth symphonies, school music programs, and more, and then attended Weber State University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Performance, emphasis: violin.

Hubby and I became parents nearly 2 years ago and we’ve had a lot of learning experiences! I’ve been (re)learning how to play with toys and expand my imagination, and I’ve been seeking new challenges in the kitchen with new recipes that my whole family might enjoy.

I love to get out and be involved in all types of activities!

  • On Sundays I attend church with my family and help select special musical numbers for Sacrament Meeting.
  • Once a month I meet with the Sempre Musical Society where I gather with ladies of all ages to learn about various composers and listen to a few of the members perform for each other.
  • When I’m able to splurge on materialistic items I highly enjoy shopping! I love big company names like Target, Amazon, and Bed Bath & Beyond; and I also love local shopping at places like 25th Street in Ogden, Main Street in Bountiful, and others.
  • To me, there’s nothing quite as enjoyable or special as attending a local music performance, ballet, or theater production.

With all the many interests our family has, we have More Than Ordinary Living and I’m looking forward to sharing our adventures with you.