Friday, May 27, 2016


My nephew Max completed a project where he hosted a 5k run to raise money to put benches in the Orem cemetery in honor of his father/my brother who recently passed away.
His Eagle Court of Honor ceremony was last week.
There was a live eagle presentation and the scouts were able pose with the beautiful bird while we were all reminded to live like an eagle in life.

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
 Congratulations Max (and Chase)!


Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass movie comes out tonight (May 27) in theaters.

I was able to see it this week with a few of my favorite friends.

“Alice had got so much into the way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way.”
The film is great. For those of you who are getting curiouser and curiouser about it, I have supplied some fun printable pages for you to explore. 

"I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”

“Where should I go?" -Alice.
"That depends on where you want to end up." - The Cheshire Cat.”

“Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.”
Be sure to stop by this site to transform yourself into your favorite Alice Through the Looking Glass character and TRAVEL THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

Find more fun stuff for ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the official movie site.

You can also try out these fun character macarons, Chesire cat cupcakes, and Time's gear cookies recipe videos.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


I wanted to interrupt your blog searching to tell you
I love you today
and the other 364 days of the year.

I also love my red Frye leather boots. That is why I work hard to take care of them.
A good leather water repellent is hard to find.
But never fear, this one from Trinova has an advanced formula to add a layer of protection to your leather goods that helps guard them against unsightly water damage - which it important to me here in Utah and this crazy Spring weather we have been experiencing.
It can also be used on other leather shoes, jackets, handbags, purses, backpacks, vests, clothing, leather seats, and saddles.

Friday, May 20, 2016


Every once in a while you just need to grab some girl friends and shop for stuff so cute it makes you call people over to say "Aww," together.
 We went to Bijou Market: Utah's Leading Handmade and Vintage Boutique.
 I might have not been able to resist the many cute prints
and this adorable wooden heart decoration that now sits on my dresser and makes me smile every time I see it. Deanna loves you. Bijou bijou.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Odysseo Flash Giveaway - Discover the Magic of Odysseo in Salt Lake on Saturday

Remember that awesome show I went to full of horses, performers, dancers, acrobats, music, and so much more?! This is such a good show, that I want to give YOU the opportunity to see it too.
I am giving away 2 tickets via a 24 hour Odysseo flash giveaway for my Utah followers.

Just so there is no confusion, the official prize is a pair of Gold category tickets (2 tickets). Valid for their Saturday, May 21 show at 1:30PM (MST) in Sandy, Utah - this date is non-changeable.

Enter on the Rafflecopter form below
Giveaway ends tomorrow (Friday, May 20, 1PM - MST)
Can't wait to win? Use code SocialUT at the Cavalia website for a 10% discount.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Cell Phone Camera Lens

What is more important than having a pretty face?
Having a smashing attitude.
What is more exciting than taking plain cell phone camera photos?
Adding a a cool lens.
These cool 3 in 1 cell phone camera kit from Zeso is super cool. The kit includes the cell clip with a fisheye, wide angle, and macro lens. It comes in a zippered waterproof case with a carabiner clip. With purchase, you also get access to a E-book with cool ideas and explanations on how to use the kit in creative ways.

Friday, May 13, 2016


I have participated in the Festival of Colors celebration in Spanish Fork, UT, a few times and had a blast. This year I am going to participate in something similar called the Color Run.
In this race, participants will experience an all-new Tropicolor Zone™ on the course, where they will be bathed in a tropical array of colors and cool island scents as they pass through the shade of palm trees, arches, and island-style music. At the Finish Festival, Color Runners will enjoy even more fun at Rainbow Beach, an interactive island featuring music, dancing, unique photo opportunities, and massive color throws.
Each Color Runner will also receive a limited-edition Tropicolor race shirt, finisher’s medal on a floral-printed ribbon, embroidered headband, and temporary tattoos. We can run as a team! So join me (your own group or just yourself) and let's put on our running shoes because the Tropicolor World Tour will be the most fun and memorable 5k of your life!
Here is a flyer with the dates and info. I want to share promo code COLORSLC2 that will give you a $5 discount at REGISTRATION. Hurry...prices will go up as the race gets closer.

Let's run!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cavalia Odysseo: Larger Than Life - UTAH

I was invited to a fabulous VIP night for the Cavalia Odysseo: Larger Than Life show.

So I headed to the big tents in Sandy with my friend Ian
for the world's largest touring production and traveling big top

with the biggest stage, most beautiful visual effects, and greatest number of horses at liberty.

 I was given special permission to document the show to share with you.

Odysseo features 65 horses of 11 different breeds.
There are 48 artists including riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians in the show as well.

After the show, we were led back to VIP tent for a meet & greet with artists and then a tour of the stables with all the pretty horses.
If you haven't seen the show OR are wondering if it is worth it to go, I am here to tell you

I am sharing a 10% promo code to help make up your mind:
 SocialUT at
Enjoy the show!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Odysseo by Cavalia

Hey, Utah peeps, have you seen the big, white tents in Sandy near Southtowne Mall or giant billboards for the Odyssey by Cavalia show.
I am super excited about seeing the show next week. So excited, in fact, that I want to share a code with you for 10% off your ticket purchase. That's right, just use the promotional code SOCIALUT (valid on all evening shows for Gold and above ticket categories) at checkout HERE.



I'm pretty sure my mom thinks I give the best gifts out of all of her children.
Happy Mother's Day to all you crazy ladies out there - those who long for babes-, soon-to-be pregnant-, dog-, adopted-, step-  moms. No matter how you say it (mom, mommy, mother, mum, madre), it's an honorable title. Thanks for all you do.

Thursday, May 5, 2016


New hair - totally care.
I was given the opportunity to try a new salon out nearby. I went in for a cut and color and left with fabulous results. 
Beautylicious Salon and Supply  is located in American Fork, UT.
You can make an appointment or walk-in and get a cut, color, buy some beauty supplies, and spray tan.  They will make sure you are happy with your service.
Shop local. Woot woot.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


I woke up to the text from my dog. That jokester.
May the fourth be with you on this Star Wars Day, nerds.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


If your plans for the weekend include watching the latest Marvel movie CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, then I'd say you will have a pretty sweet time. I was lucky enough to see it last night.
When the government sets up a governing body to oversee the Avengers, the team divides into two groups—one led by Captain America and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Are you #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?

I was excited to see a new Spider Man.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR opens in theatres everywhere on May 6th.
Check out more from Marvel Studios at Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and the official Captain America website.