Thursday, October 20, 2016


One thing I hate to love and love to hate about Halloween time is going to haunted houses. 
There are some really awesome ones in Utah to visit starting in September to get you in the Halloween spirit.
 One that I make sure to visit EVERY year is Nightmare on 13th
 The building is located on 13th (1300) South and is super spooky.
Turn out the lights and it is even spookier at night.
Every year, the haunted house changes the theme to really give you a fright.  
This year's theme is Phantasms.
There are plenty of characters and decorations to feed on your fears. 
 There are freaky photo opportunities outside you can take with your cell or camera
or you can have a professional photographer snap a photo of you that you download and share to social media for free. NO PHOTOGRAPHY INSIDE.
Do you have what it takes to make it all the way through? Buy tickets at the door, go to their website to find a coupon and purchase tickets online, or text NIGHTMARE to 31996 to save some cash and get updates on deals/events.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Please don't tell me don't you have never heard the name Warren Miller before this post. Whether you pray to the snow gods for fresh pow on your face every morning as you embrace all things snowsports, or you are a beginner skier to hit the slopes, you must see these films. The 67th annual Warren Miller film Here, There & Everywhere (67 means they must be pretty good) is kicking off it's national tour in Salt Lake City, UT, this coming October 14th/15th at Abravanel Hall.
It then moves to my hometown 10/18 -10/20 (and then 5 more places within Utah where we have the greatest snow on Earth). I feel super lucky to have so many show options to attend. Click here for tour dates to see if it is playing in a theater near you.

Check out the official trailer below or go to the Warren Miller Entertainment Youtube page for this and more amazing adventure moments.
Featured Locations in the film include: Squaw Valley, CA • Crested Butte, CO • Deer Valley, UT • Montana • Switzerland • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort • Cordova, AK • Greenland • Boston's Fenway Park • Steamboat Springs, CO. 

Perks of attending the show not only include partaking of this amazing film tour you had a taste of above, but attendees also receive 2-for-1 lift ticket to Snowbird, free lift ticket to Solitude & Brighton, 20% off cat skiing at Whisper Ridge, free early/late-season lift ticket to Steamboat, and more swag. Don't believe me? You find complete offer details at and be sure to follow on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

See you on the slopes!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


I feel like I've been a blog sell out lately. I apologize to anybody who might still read and follow me. I don't share lots of personal feelings here, but let's get personal. Truth: I'm tired of the saying that life gives us lemons and we need to take those and make lemonade. I don't want anymore lemonade (I'm totaling referencing this post here). It's not even lemon season anymore. Instead let's say when life gives you mountains, put on your hydration pack and start hiking.
The #Riskbek hydration backpack will keep you happy for a 2 liter trip, carry important stuff, and detach a belt for smaller trips.  But what about a long trek...what about a 2 year trek that life throws your way? You might run out of water and not have a spout to refill it.

Life isn't always easy. There can be heartbreaks and crazy paths along the way and no matter how optimistic you are or how happy you fake being, it doesn't always get better when we want it to get better. I honestly feel the loneliest I have ever felt in my life. I don't understand it because I used to be the girl who had no problem taking a bus/plane/drive to a foreign country where I didn't speak the language all by myself. I had so much confidence. I could take a joke. I wasn't afraid to be alone. I was always the friend who reached out to others first and it didn't matter if they reached back. 
But something has changed. I don't want to go solo. I need to be the friend who has someone reach out to me. If I do send a message to someone, I need a reply. I need to be given hugs. I need someone to take my hand when I extend mine to them. I need a random text or call during the day to let me know you're thinking about me. I kinda just need reassurance. I don't know what caused this, but I feel like I should share because I assume I'm not the only one who has ever felt this way.

I don't have a magical answer...or else I wouldn't be writing this post. I don't know how to act. I don't know what to say. I do know that I have a handful of people (I can literally count the number of people on my hands) who have been amazing friends and loved me during my lame moments. I just want to write and say I appreciate them more than they will ever know. My only advice is to be a friend to others...even when it is hard. We never know when others might need that extra push or kindness. I don't need freaking lemonade; just help me stay hydrated at my most thirsty moments. 
I appreciate you.

Friday, September 30, 2016


This is the reason I will never be allowed to be a parent.
I am pretty sure I have the sense of humor of a 15 year old boy.
But really, this funny bumper sticker is an alternative to the Baby on board sticker that is reflective, captures attention, glossy, and will help you spread the word to other drivers around you that you need to be a little safer because there is a little one in your car.

Monday, September 26, 2016


I have never had a flu shot. I don't know why. I don't get sick very often. But Fall is upon us and the flu season is in full effect....and it got me. Luckily, I have a comfortable new microfiber sheet set
(hypoallergenic, fade, stain, shrink, and dust mite resistant with deep pockets so they stay put as I get up to blow my nose every 15 minutes),
 a bit of medicine,
and a few shows from the Lifetime Movie Network saved to relieve the symptoms.

I was given the opportunity to purchase this item at a discounted price in return for my honest opinion. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

2017 MAZDA CX3

Guess who got a new car.
This girl (me).
I have been searching for products that will help keep my new automobile looking cool and in great condition. I mean, cars are expensive and I hate being embarrassed to drive someone in my car because it is dirty or messy.
My dog often goes with me on trips. She sheds like a maniac. I have a new rule that she can only ride in the back in my new car. This INNX quilted hammock dog seat cover is perfect for us. It is easy to set up (and take down if needed).  It is waterproof. Most importantly, it protects my interior from loose fur and claw marks and keeps Day-Z from thinking she needs to ride shotgun. #innxproducts

My new ride has leather seats, it gets super hot on my legs on sunny days. The Hippo front windshield sunshade is made of polyamide nylon and blocks the sun from the front windshield to keep the inside temperature down when the vehicle is parked in the sun (since I don't get a garage parking space). It also helps keep your interior looking good by protecting your vehicle from UV damage. It fits all cars with windshields no bigger than 57.7 inchesx29.2 inches. #sunhade

I was given the opportunity to purchase these items at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Wear a Token of Living History! Shop the LIBERTY COPPER Collection at ALEX AND ANI

My favorite jewelry company has a few new pieces out called the LIBERTY COPPER Collection. These new pieces include a bit of the original copper pieces from the Statue of Liberty. How cool is that?! The purpose of this collection is to spread a message of hope around the world. Join the campaign of making one light indivisible by sharing and answering one question: What do you #CARRYLIGHT for?
Stop into your local ALEX AND ANI store, their online store, or download and shop via the Alex and Ani App so you too can wear a Token of Living History! Shop the LIBERTY COPPER Collection at ALEX AND ANI Featuring Original Copper from the Centennial Restoration of the Statue of Liberty!


It is now officially Fall. I think this is the best time to be outdoors because it isn't too hot and isn't too cold. Yes, it's just right to be outside enjoying nature. Make sure you have good gear to keep you safe AND comfortable as you go out.
I love this Bright Outdoors Picnic Set. It is a slim wallet with utensils, plates, napkins and such for two people. All you have to do is add a blanket, food, and friend. #thebrightoutdoors
If you like to cookout when you go camping, the Stolevar Ultralight Camping Cookware set is awesome. It comes with everything you need to prepare, cook, and eat your meal...and then clean it all up afterwards. #messkit
If you plan on being out for a long time, then you know you need to have sufficient water. You can easily use this Hydration Pack Backpack with 2L Water Bladder. It only weighs 1lb with empty water bladder and 5lbs when full. #ArcticCurrent

I was given the opportunity to purchase these items at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

#TripWorthy HAMMOCK

I am obsessed with being outside lately to enjoy this wonderful weather we have been having in Utah. My favorite way to enjoy it is relaxing in my camping hammock. They are easy to set up and take down. They come with storage bags attached to them and all the necessary items to hang them. It is made of parachute-grade nylon fabric that will allow you to enjoy it with another person if you want (snuggle time). 
I talk them up so much, that I have friends asking to borrow them. Why wouldn't I share? Get outside and enjoy this beautiful world.
If you aren't close enough to me to borrow mine, you buy your own HAMMOCK here.

I was given the opportunity to purchase this item at a discounted price in return for my honest opinion.

Friday, September 9, 2016


I was able to see a screening of the movie Storks. Storks is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation that is going to be released in 2D and 3D in select theaters on 9/23/16.

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. They have moved on to delivering other goods, but the Baby Making Machine accidentally gets turned on and one last delivery needs to be made. The animated adventure features voices from well-known talent like Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Key & Peele, Danny Trejo, and Katie Crown. It is hilarious and you NEED to see it. Find out more about the movie on it's Facebook page. #Storks is Rated PG and will have the whole family laughing.
In spirit of this film hitting theaters this month, and my best friend being super pregnant, we have a baby shower planned. I discovered a cool baby shower kit that makes planning so easy.
 It is a cute box that comes with almost everything you need for hosting a shower like
thank you cards, 
 games, mommy advice card keepsakes/favors, place cards for seating,
and cute, easy to assemble decorations.
All you have to add is some food, a pregnant lady, and friends and family...and then wait for the stork to deliver the cute bundle of joy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


What do you do when your best gal pal's favorite musicians come to town?
You get a group together who are ready to run to dress up in black and white outfits just like the band.
You go early to save wide open spaces for your party of ten.
Thank you, Dixie Chicks for taking us away to memories from almost 15 years ago.
 DCX MMXVI tour 2016 at Usana Amphitheater.