Wounded Warrior Project: Who Do You Carry For?

August 2020
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Today I want to talk to you about something near and dear to my heart. While it may seem like all we hear about right now is upsetting news and problems that feel like they are out of our control, there are still amazing causes where we can affect change. One cause that I am focusing on this month is the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). This amazing WWP helps to honor and empower soldiers that were wounded or injured while serving their country. 

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Smile While You Shake it With Honey Bunches of Oats!

December 2013


(I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom It Forward Blogger Network for Honey Bunches of Oats I received compensation as a thank you for participating) 

Have you heard about Honey Bunches of Oats new brand anthem “Smile while you shake it”?  If not you are in for a treat! The idea behind their anthem is to celebrate each morning by starting with a smile. And what brings a smile quicker than some yummy cereal like Honey bunches of oats?

To help spread the word about their awesome cereal and the fun new anthem, I was asked to hold a “Smile while you shake it” blogger party. Never one to pass up on the excuse to party I jumped at the opportunity. 

Since Honey Bunches of Oats is breakfast cereal it made sense to hold the party in the morning. It also made sense to have everyone wear pajamas. After all we wanted to get in touch with our inner child. 

Being the serious party planner that I am it was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun preparing for the event. All too soon the morning of the party was here. Everything was in place (including personalized bowls with everyone’s names on them to enjoy their yummy cereal in.) and my blogger friends started arriving. 

We all changed into our PJ’s which got us in the perfect mood to enjoy our breakfast. Everyone loved the cereal and soon the games and contests began. There was much laughter over the next 21/2 hours. Especially when we all took turns taking the Smile while you shake it dance challenge. 

At first we went in pairs and had a blast thinking up crazy moves to go with Honey Bunches of Oats 15 second Anthem which we of course recorded. Then we held a mini dance off where we each showed our stuff which we recorded as well. ;) The hardest part? Why, holding in the laughter during filming of course. 

As part of Honey Bunches of Oats “Smile while you shake it” campaign you too can go to their website and upload your own Dance video (to their new 15 sec Anthem) for a chance to win $500 in Gift Cards (One winner chosen every week till June!) 

For my social media followers out there reading this; here is the links to Follow Honey Bunches of Oats on Facebook and Twitter!


FREE Museum Day!

September 2013


Smithsonian Magazine is hosting a Free Museum Admission Day this Saturday September 28th!

You can click here and find a venue near you. This would be a great frugal family outing!


Happy 24th!!

July 2013


Some of you are probably thinking "happy what?" For those of you who don't live in Utah, today is the day that everyone in Utah celebrates pioneers coming into Utah on July 24, 1847.

Every 24th of July we do parades, fireworks, rodeos, and other festivities! Today I will be taking off to spend with my family to enjoy all the festivities.

For my readers that live in Utah here are just some of the events for today:

Salt Lake County

Salt Lake Bees Baseball games
Historic Scavenger Hunt at Gardner Village (all month of July)
KUTV Pops Concert (July 12-13)
Pioneers of Progress Awards Dinner (July 16)
Days of 47 All Horse Parade (July 18) CANCELLED 
Days of 47 Rodeo (July 19, 20, 22, 23 and 24)
Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert (July 20-21)
First Encampment Hike (July 20)
Days of 47 Youth Parade (July 20)
Days of 47 Family Festival (July 20)
Youth Pioneer Pageant and Fireworks (July 22-24)
Days of 47 Float Preview Party (July 22-23)
West Jordan Celebration (July 22-24)
Deseret News Marathon (July 24)
Sunrise Service (July 24)
Days of 47 Parade (July 24)
Pioneer Days at This Is The Place (July 24)

Davis County

Bountiful Handcart Days (July 23-24)

Weber County

First Friday Art Stroll - "Traces of the West" Art Show (July 5)
Meet "The Lone Ranger" (July 5)
Concert - "Blue Sage" (July 5)
“Trail to Pioneer Days” Horses on Display (July 5)
Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee Celebration (July 5)
Movie - "The Lone Ranger" (July 5)
Concert - "Red Shot Pony" (July 5)
Western Film Festival- "Man From Snowy River" (July 6)
Farmers Market Opening Kick-off (July 13)
Wild West Shoot-out, Stage Coach Rides, Great Basin Antique Tractor's (July 13)
Farm Day (July 13)
Children's Parade (July 13)
Junior Posse Jamboree (July 13)
Ogden Pioneer Days Devotional - Elder L. Tom Perry (July 14)
Lindquist Fireworks and Concert (July 14)
Horse & Hitch Parade (July 15)
Horse & Hitch Parade Participant Pic-Nic (July 15)
Family Night To Remember - Peter Breinholt (July 15)
Special Kids Rodeo (July 16)
Downtown Hoedown - Kick off Party (July 18)
Concert - Mile Marker 6 (July 18)
Miss Rodeo Utah Horsemanship Competition (July 19)
Pre-Rodeo Jr. Posse & Wild Cow Milking & Mutton Bustin (July 19)
PRCA Rodeo “Standard Examiner Family Night” (July 19)
Farm Day in the City (July 20)
Miss Rodeo Utah Luncheon - Hall of Fame (July 20)
Pre-Rodeo Events & Entertainment -Jr. Posse & Musical Chairs & Mutton Bustin (July 20)
Rodeo “National Day of the Cowboy” (July 20)
Pre-Rodeo - Musical Chairs &Mutton Bustin (July 22)
PRCA Rodeo “Patriot Night” (July 22)
Miss Rodeo Utah Reception/Silent Auction/Fashion Show (July 23)
Miss Rodeo Utah Freestyle Horsemanship Competition (July 23)
Pre-Rodeo - Mini Barebacks (5), Mini Bulls (5) & Mutton Bustin (July 23)
PRCA Rodeo “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” (July 23)
July 24th Parade (July 24)
Pre-Rodeo - Mini Bulls (10) & Mutton Bustin (July 24)
PRCA Rodeo “Pioneer Day State of Utah Holiday” (July 24)
Miss Rodeo Utah Coronation (July 24)
Fireworks - Ogden Pioneer Stadium (July 24)

Box Elder County

Tremonton Days

Utah County

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days (July 12-27)
Mapleton Pioneer Days (July 24)
Pioneer Day Raft and Run (July 24)

Washington County

Ivins Pioneer Day Celebration (July 24)
St George Mom has a great list on her site!

Sanpete County

Fairview Pioneer Days (all month of July)

Cache County

Pioneer Days at American West Heritage Center (July 24)





FREE Garnier Hair Coloring Event!!

March 2013


FREE Garnier Hair Coloring Event!

Get the complete Olia experience with the Olia Nation Tour, Garnier state-of-the-art, full-service mobile salon, coming to a city near you.

During your appointment, you’ll enjoy a personal color consultation with a Garnier Hair Colorist, a shampoo and professional coloring, all compliments of Garnier. While you’re there, pick up coupons for your next Olia purchase, and get your photo taken so you can share your new color with the world.

Select a city listed on that page to view availabilities and book your appointment.

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