Friday, May 26, 2017

TULIP FESTIVAL at Thanksgiving Point

I love flowers. In Spring, I love to see tulips.
 Tha Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point (in Lehi, Utah) hold an annual Tulip Festival with 55 acres of gardens of beautifully colored flowers.
Tulips are planted in fun displays like around a carousel,
by fountains,
and in a rainbow of colorful displays.
There is also a gift shop and tulips available for sale.
This is an annual event you won't want to miss. Don't forget to visit later in the year to see the roses bloom after the tulips are gone.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

UTAH HOT SPRINGS

Utah has so many cool hikes and places to discover. So I decided to get and out discover more.
It was time to visit some of the hot springs that are close by.
 The first stop was a 2.5 mile hike up to Fifth water hot springs. It is located up Diamond Fork canyon near Spanish Fork. There is a fabulous waterfall that greets you as you reach the pools. The pool closest to the waterfall is the warmest and they get cooler the farther you go from them.
There is a parking lot at the bottom and the trail was pretty busy that day. The pools are big enough that groups of people can wade in them at the same time.
 The next spring is Baker Hot Springs in Delta, UT. This one has 3 tubs that are large enough to accommodate several people at once. When we arrived, there was a skinny dipper already in the tub...a risk you take at the hot springs.
 Just like the other other Spring, the tubs have different temperatures and cool as they move farther from the source. The scenery around this one is fabulous.
Meadow Hot Springs was next on the list.
 My friend Rachel and I went with her daughter Claire during Spring Break. It was super crowded and full of people. This spring gets a lot of visitors.
 Meadow has 3 pools to swim in all serrated by short walks. The first one, pictured above, is the deepest and is known to have people dive in it to explore it. This one is the warmest of the three.
 The next pool is a little cooler, but your feet can touch the ground in most places.
I didn't get a picture of the third tub. This one has a cute wooden dock with small fish swimming in the water. It is the coolest of the pools.
 The final hot spring I visited was Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, UT. There is an entry fee of $16 for adults. There are other fees for camping per person and attending concerts that may be held there throughout the year.
 There are crazy buses and teepees as you drive in to the parking lot. There were almost no other people visiting the day we went because of the overcast weather.
As you walk up to the natural springs, the first spot you see is a giant pool with a small waterfall that can hold a large number of visitors at one time.
As you walk up the hill, there are individual bath tubs you can soak in. 
Like I said, we were the only visitors, so we had our own individual tubs, but you can fit more than one person in a tub.
 You'll spot 3 right away and if you walk to the right, you can find two more that placed right in the rocks.
These springs are so fun and worth the entry fee, in my opinion.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A PIRATE'S DEATH FOR ME #PiratesOfTheCaribbean

I love everything pirates including the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Well, guess what...there is a new one coming to theaters this weekend starring: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin R. McNally, Kaya Scodelario, Golshifteh Farahani, Stephen Graham, David Wenham and Geoffrey Rush.

Captain Jack Sparrow is back, but is feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea including Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and getting help from a headstrong sailor in the Royal Navy (who is the son of well-known characters from previous pirates movies). There are sea-filled twists throughout the film that will keep your interest.



PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES opens in theaters everywhere May 26th, 2017.

Follow PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the official movie website.

#APiratesDeathForMe #PiratesOfTheCaribbean #PiratesLife

Monday, May 22, 2017

FREE CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS movie passes Utah

I remember reading a Captain Underpants book when I was a few years younger and laughing so much. Now he can be seen on the big screen.

Tra-la-laa! There’s a new hero in town! See him in action at an advance screening of #CaptainUnderpants: The First Epic Movie in #SLC on Saturday, May 27,2017.
 Follow this link to download free passes for you and your family now: http://www.gofobo.com/aslgF44204. *

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE opens everywhere June 2, 2017.

*Seats in the theater are first-come, first-serve and are not guaranteed. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

LANTERN FEST 2017

This was my second year of attending the Lantern Fest in Salt Lake City, UT. I went last year with a few friends and just loved the amazing sight of seeing the sky illuminate with thousands of lanterns released as signs wishes, dreams, and hope. It is simply stunning.
I'll be honest and say this year didn't run as smoothly as last year. The festival was charging for parking at the event which caused a HUGE traffic jam that we were caught in for 2 hours. I even think some people didn't make it in time. We barely made it in to grab our kits, roast 1 marshmallow in the dark, and light our lanterns.






It is a magical event where people come together and help each other light their lantern and let it take flight and fill the desert sky. Despite all of the upsets this year, the event was a beautiful success.
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Find out more about the event and buy your #lanternfest tickets here.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

OREM DOG PARK

Day-Z and I (and I'm sure plenty of Orem residents) have been waiting for 4 years for the promise of a dog park in our city. It has finally started to come true.
 The new bark park is up Provo Canyon at Timpanogos Park.
There is crushed granite inside the park and seed has been spread to grow some grass for the dogs. It isn't completely finished, but the official grand opening was Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9am.

The mayor was there for a ribbon cutting ceremony and every dog in attendance received a fun tennis ball to take home.

The park has two sides for big and little dogs, double gates, fire hydrants on both sides, a drinking fountain for both dogs and humans, poop bag dispensers, and benches for owners to sit on. More trees for shade and other improvements are in the works says Orem City.
Grab your leaves and let's go play!


Friday, May 12, 2017

MY FAIR LADY at The Scera

The rain in Spain said daily in the plains during the Scera Playhouse's performance of My Fair Lady.
The show ran April 14 - May 6, 2017. The music and dancing was so charming.
Don't worry if you missed this show. You can get tickets for other performances at the Scera website. They are family friendly shows that the entire crew can enjoy (they even have a cry box for parents to take their babies into so they can still hear and see the show even when the little ones cry).

Sunday, May 7, 2017

DAILY BEAUTY TOOLS


It might be because I am getting older and paranoid or maybe I just care a little more, but I am all about making my skin (and hair and body) look beautiful these days. I have discovered a few beauty tools that are helping me on my quest. The first the LIFESTANCE beauty tool kit. It comes with expert tools to help you get rid of any blemishes, pimples, zits, and black/white heads. It comes with 5 different tools in a cool carrying/storage case. 


 It comes with specific details on how to use each tool properly. They are easy to use and will help you getting your skin looking good without causing damage to your skin and pores by squeezing it.




Friday, May 5, 2017

CINCO DE DOGGO

Happy Cinco de Mayo from your favorite grrr-itos.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

THE CHAINSMOKERS

I am not a big concert goer, but when 4 tickets pop up for you and your friends, I will go, sing, and dance. 
Grandtheft and Kiiara opened up the show for The Chainsmokers.
I will be honest and admit I don't know a lot of the songs by the Chainsmokers,
 but they sure do put on a good show onstage.
 The crowd was wowed with fire, graphics, confetti, and awesome lights.
They didn't let me down.