Friday, May 28, 2010


Admit it...we all get a little bugged when we come out of a store and see a shopping cart behind our car or that one has blown into another car by the wind. Yeah--hate that. People, why can't you return them to the stall like a responsible person should?! I haven't seen a single shopping cart left out in a parking lot here and I think it is because of this idea:
All of the carts are connected by a little chain. To get one free for use, you must put a coin in the slot and it pushes the chain out. When you return the cart, you use the chain from the cart just in front of yours to push your coin out, which in turn, locks it up until the next person comes along and your coin is returned to your pocket. AMAZING.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Maybe I'm not the best at math, but I'm pretty sure there is something wrong with the logic in this tshirt:

My other favorites that I have seen recently say "three blind mouse" and "living life to the full." Oh Czechs...bless your hearts.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Thanks to my pal LaRee and her family, the nanny, and my friend Brandon, I was able to enjoy a wonderful week in Spain.
I drank horchata, watched soccer, and hung out with the bulls in Madrid

Visited Alhambra, devoured churros con chocolate, and hunted for gypsies in Granada

Enjoyed Plaza de España, munched on tapas, and castled it up in Seville

Picked oranges from trees, experienced flamenco, and got lots of opportunities to hablo in Cordoba.

Click here to see more of my photos from Spain

Monday, May 17, 2010


I'm not in town this weekend...but if I was, I'd totally go to this concert!
However, I'm headed to Spain. William is at a KinderCamp for a week which equals time off for me. So I'm going to see if the rain really does stay mainly in the plains.

Here is the info:
Date: Saturday, 22 May 2010
Time: 6:30 - 11:30
Location: Velour Live Music Gallery
Street: 135 N University Avenue
Town/City: Provo, UT
Cost: $7
Cory Mon & the Starlight Gospel with Dave Eaton...need I say more?! Well, I will...Kara Henderson, the Question, and hot diggity dogs!

BBQ starts roughly @ 630pm - Doors @ 8pm - Music @ 830pm

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Who doesn't need to hang artwork like this?! Especially if it's free!

Click here to choose YOUR free poster

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Just heard about this:

Rachael Ray mentioned it on her show and it's on Facebook, so you wouldn't be cool unless you got in on this deal. Suave is offering 100,000 free bottles of their new Salon Professional Quality shampoo and conditioner. Click here to get yours.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Some days I feel like saying "You must not know 'bout me..." Beyonce style.
Then others I feel like she's telling ME I shouldn't think I'M so Irreplaceable.
Am I the only one who feels this way? Maybe I shouldn't think out loud.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Go ahead...try to guess what my favorite thing is about being in Plzen.
The hot boys?...NO
The beer?...Never tried it
Getting out of trouble by saying, "I speak English"?...psshhh, that's easy

It's the little summer markets that fill the náměstí

with sights like these:

Today was perfect.

Monday, May 10, 2010


On Saturday, May 1, 2010, the day before I flew to the Czech Republic, Stonehaven Dental in Lehi opened its doors to members of the community who couldn't afford dental work. On a first come first serve basis, community members were able to get an extraction, filling, or cleaning. Registration began at 8AM, but some people spent the night to be first in line. I really don't know why. My friend showed up at like 7AM and grabbed a ticket for me with no problem. Whatever...people like to do weird stuff.

Since I travel around a lot for work and maybe don't really have dental insurance, I went in for a simple cleaning to keep these pearly whites shining. It was great. My teeth thank you, Stonehaven Dental.

So if YOU are looking for a great dentist in the Utah County area, may I suggest to you the place with my absolute favorite dentists, the friendliest staff, best snacks, and all-around coolest dental experience (and I'm pretty sure they have a treasure box):

Hammond & Ellis Dentistry in Provo, UT

Besides me just wanting to spread the word on good service, they also offer a $30 gift card for both you AND me for referrals so click here to make your appointment:!/hammondellis?v=app_4949752878

(They also have a deal going now until June for professional teeth whitening for only $30 and 100% of the proceeds are going to charity. They just keep sounding better and better, don't they.)

Sunday, May 9, 2010


My mom rocks

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Last Friday, I had an awesome date to spend the afternoon at a spa. We went to the Kura Door. It's a Japanese Spa in Salt Lake City and it was pretty much amazing. Three hours that included 1 hot soak, a 60 minute massage, 2 trips to the wet sauna, a couple minutes in the dry sauna (not my favorite), 6 dried apricots and almonds, and I was the happiest girl ever.

BUT my most favorite thing about this place was not walking around in the robes and slippers they provide for you, it was drinking the water infused with lemons and cucumbers. WOW! So delicious. I think I found a new favorite.

I mean, I've had lemon in water and I've had cucumber water, but never lemon WITH cucumber water.

Friday, May 7, 2010


I've travelled around the world a little bit, but never have I been so mesmerized by such a find. That's right, I am pretty sure that today I opened a jar to discover the world's smallest....pickle or okurka as they say here in Czech.

**Right after taking these photos, I ate it and kinda destroyed the evidence. Don't I feel like such a fool.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


It's the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Plzen by the American army and today ended the festivities. These are the beautiful sights I've seen on my walks around town (amid the rain).

American and Czech flags flying together

German propaganda posters

At the top of Americka street, there is this nice memorial:

Czech citizens gave lilacs to WWII soldiers in gratitude and so during this celebration you could smell the beautiful flowers around in remembrance.

Thank you, America!
Click here and here to read more.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Deanna and William reunited.
"I want to stay in your room and play with you forever and ever."
Oh no, what have I gotten myself into?!
**We'll see how long it lasts...

Monday, May 3, 2010


Three planes, 2 inflight meals, one 5-year old William so excited to see me and I made it to Plzen. Ah the Czech Republic: the land where I am no longer an inexpensive date because beer costs less than water.

(Pilsner Urquell brewery)