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

Since 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. #sunhade

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ALEX AND ANI #CARRYLIGHT

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!

GET OUTDOORS

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. #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. #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

STORKS / BABY SHOWER

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

DIXIE CHICKS SERIOUS

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.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

PROVO PUPPY PADDLE POOL PARTY

It's the end of the summer season and that means the public swimming pools are closing. There is a day between when the pool officially closes to the public and the water is drained where the community can bring their dogs to swim.
There were separate times for small and large dogs to play.
 The entire pool area was open for them to run and play off-leash.
The dogs were having so much fun playing and splashing.
 Some even went down the waterslide.
There was a swimsuit and talent contest.
It was a pawsome event put on at Provo Recreation Center!
It's just another reason I love living in Utah County.

The event was free for humans and $5 per dog.
Be sure to join the fun next year or look for your city's turn to host HERE.
#visitutahvalley

Saturday, August 20, 2016

LANTERN FEST

What is the Lantern Fest? It is a an opportunity for thousands of cool people to join together to create an unforgettable display of light.
 Each attendee gets a kit with all the fixings for s'mores, tools to decorate your lantern, and an opportunity for great memories.
You can arrive early for an afternoon of live music, dancing, food trucks, kid's fun,

 and s'mores.
After the sun sets and the time is just right,
it is time to light the sky with lanterns.
The lanterns are supposed to represent our highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams.

You are welcome to write on or decorate your lantern to represent those things.
Then after you light the lantern, 
you let it go and let it float away to the sky.
It is really a sight to behold.
 I have never experienced an event like this before, but I am sure this won't be the last time.
Find out more about a Lantern Fest near you HERE.
#lanternfest

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS





I won't admit how many years it has been since I went to school (ahem), but I will give some tips on things I think are necessary for those of ya'll who are going off to school or have a little one who it off to college. This might not be the usual list of paper, pencils, and trapper keepers other people might post about, but just a few times that I remember really using at that fun time in my life.

1. Colander
If you are a parent, you hope your university student will remember all the times you cooked for them and hope they studied every thing you did. You will want them to grow a garden and wash their vegetables. Most likely, they will be making a lot of mac & cheese (or shells and cheddar in my case). So get them a quality stainless steel colander that will last for several semesters to come instead of cheap plastic that melts the first time they use the dishwasher.  #pckt

2. Sleeping Bag
You never know when a spontaneous road trip might lead to a sleep over. This mummy sleeping bag is super necessary. It is light, easy to carry, simple to pack up, and will keep you both warm and comfortable. #egoz

3. Headlamp
I went hiking, caving, and late night exploring with my roommates and friends all of the time. There were so many times we wished we had a flashlight or way to see if we stayed out after dark. My solution to this is have a handy headlamp in your bag at all times. This one from LuxoLite is fabulous because it has batteries included, adjustable strap to let you go hands free, and different light settings for whatever situation you may be in at the time. #Luxolite

4.  Charcoal Powder

Since I already told you they won't be eating their best, you might want to invest in a Coconut activated charcoal powder by Sagano. You just have to mix it with water (or ice cream and smoothies) to help aid in digestion. This powder can also be used when you brush to whiten teeth, help with burns, and exfoliate your skin. It might look scary, but I promise it is magical stuff.  #saganofresh

5. Wall Art

Don't be the boring person who looks like they just moved in because there are no decorations or wall art. Add some character to your new casa with something like this cool minimalist bear silhouette 11x14 poster. It can be framed or just place against a wall and add simple flair. It is simple and doesn't cost as much as an original Picasso, but it is simply stunning and easy to frame and hang. #InkPrintArt

6. Swissvita Micrite 3D All Use Eye Cream
We all know that students are notorious for pulling all-night study sessions. What is the best solution?   Swissvita eye cream. This serum is additive-free, alcohol-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free so you can feel safe using it. It comes in an aluminum sealed package for your protection. You can say goodbye to dark circles and puffiness around your eyes and hello to awesome grades! #SwissVita
I was given the opportunity to purchase these items at a discounted price in return for my honest opinion.