15 Esty Christmas Gift Ideas

Know what there is to love about Etsy? There are handmade items from all over the world. Most are willing to make a custom order in the color, size or style you want. That’s why it’s the perfect place to find a gift that is one-of-a-kind and fits the personality and taste of anyone on your list. It’s like traveling the world in your living room.

Here is some inspiration for you…

Etsy Christmas Gift Ideas







  1. Pink Chandelier Leggings $53.85
  2. Gold and silver drawer pulls. $4.80
  3. Photo garland. $10
    garland4. Small gold glitter clothespins (to hold photos on your photo garland). $5.50
    5. Floral embossed rolling pin. $21.99


    6. Paper Snowflake Garland– Made of paper. Available in Silver, Ivory, White, Gray, Neutrals. Ideal for Christmas Winter decor or photo prop. $7.00

    7. Personalized cutting board. $25
    8. Personalized Paris Effiel Tower necklace. $15.95

    Eiffel-Tower-necklace9. Hats/cowl neck warmer, lined with warm fleece. When your neck is warm, your whole body is warmer. $42.68
    and a hat for your little boy:
    kids-hat10. Monogrammed flower print robe. $22.50
    Or check out these gorgeous Kimono robes.womens-robe
    11. Thankful Tee 3/4 sleeve. $24. Remind yourself to be this virtue.


    12. Kitchenaid Mixer Vinyl $15.99 – make your mixer beautiful. Comes in several colors.

    13. Kid’s teepee. Made to order. Custom orders. $137.89

    14. Wood handmade chandelier. Perfect for an office or study. $95

    15. Letterpress notecards. Thank you cards. $15.
    16. Decorative rug. $97.40 Many sizes. Custom orders accepted.


    17. Ceramic vase. $88

    Have a Christmas gift idea on Etsy? Please comment and share what you found! Also check out my Christmas gifts for women.


9 Ideas For Christmas Presents {For Women}

If you’re looking for ideas for Christmas presents, here’s my wish list – perhaps it will inspire you! Also check out my Etsy gift ideas for beautiful things from around the world.

1 Christmas wreaths

Nothing welcomes holiday guests more elegantly than one of these gorgeous Fir and Canella Berry Wreaths from Food52. Warning: once you click you might just fall hard for this store – it’s full of amazing gift ideas!
Christmas Wreath from Food52

Not only is it beautiful, it smells amazing! There are so many gift ideas on Food52, so be sure to browse if you have someone to buy a gift for (hostess gifts, your wife, etc).

Get the Fir and Canella Berry Wreath on Food52 for $65.

2. A Christmas scented candle.

This Balsam & Cedar scented candle gives the house a more holiday feel. These candles last a long time (up to 85 hours).

Yankee Christmas Candle

Get the Balsam & Cedar Yankee Candle – on Amazon for $33.99. Get a 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime and order your Christmas gifts – easy!

3. Stitch Fix Gift Card

For the woman who wants to try out clothes in her own home and try out different looks – this is a clothing subscription service.

Here’s how StitchFix works:

You show your personal stylist what you like – and they shops for you. You get 5 items of clothing or accessories sent to your door, either monthly or on the date you choose.

If you keep nothing, you send it all back in their prepaid envelope and they charge a $20 styling fee. But if you keep at least one item, that fee goes toward the cost of your item.

Get a StitchFix Gift Card.

4. Holiday Recipes for Your Pellet Grill

This is an ebook from Utah food blogger Susie Bulloch of Hey Grill, Hey.


I hear it’s selling well and think grilling holiday dinners is trendy right now. Susie won a world’s record at a cookoff this year. She’s a pro!

Buy Holiday Recipes for Your Pellet Grill for $9.99. Need a Pellet Grill? Check out Pellet Grills on Amazon.

5. Steel Log Bucket.

Stylishly display your wood or magazines in this steel bucket.

Steel Log Bucket

Get a Steel Log Bucket or other gifts from One King’s Lane for $49. 

6. Outdoor (Porch) Rocking Chair.

Make your porch relaxing and stylish with the Maris Outdoor Rocking Chair.  Maris Outdoor Rocking Chair

A country porch classic, this outdoor rocking chair is crafted with durable acacia and galvanized steel. An antiqued white finish completes the look.

Get the Maris Outdoor Porch Rocking Chair on One King’s Lane for $209

7. Dried Roses & Hydrangea in Bucket.

Looks good all year long – perfect for a coffee table or on the bookcase. 13″ tall.


Get the Dried Roses & Hydrangea in a bucket on One King’s Lane for $45

8. DSLR Camera

This Canon is the #1 bestselling DSLR camera on Amazon.


Get the Canon EOS Rebel T5 EF-S Digital SLR Camera on Amazon (on sale right now for $399. 


9. Online Photography Class to Learn How to Use Your DSLR Camera.

Now that you have a DSLR camera, you need to learn how to use it. Taking an online class means you can take any time, start and stop and make it fit your schedule.

If you’ve ever used your DSLR camera like a glorified point and shoot, you need this class. Teaches you how to use your DSLR step by step with a focus on capturing children and family. Stop using automatic mode and switch to manual.

Family Photography: Candid Moments & Storytelling

Get the Online Photography Class from Craftsy: Family Photography by Kirk Tuck for $39.99. Watch anytime, class never expires. 

Hope this list of Christmas gift ideas inspired you on what to get for those you love this year!




“The Celebration of Christ” Interfaith Concert 2015

“The Celebration of Christ” Interfaith Concert will be at the Capitol Theater in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27th and 28th, 2015. The Strike! and One Voice Children’s Choir are some of the performers.

Tickets are at ArtTix. More info on their Facebook page.

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One nation under God. Isn’t this what we said every morning throughout our whole childhood? Uniting people under one god and providing liberty and justice to all. Well if you ask someone what they believe, it seems to become a very complicated conversation, where people will most likely want to convince others of their truth. What if we could transcend all doctrine and merely focus on celebrating a common belief, which is that of Christ … through MUSIC!

Well this was the dream that conceptualized in creating what we call “The Celebration of Christ” Interfaith Concert.  We started down a path that we never realized would become so magnanimous. With simple invitations to members of different faiths asking them if they would be willing to participate in a unity and faith based celebration of Christmas centered around a belief in Christ, people instantly began to rally. We started to draw crowds and participants from around the world that wanted to be part of something that could give them hope and resolution through music.

The Calvary Baptist Church jumped on board for the first time in history with their awe-inspiring music. A Presbyterian Pastor shared his faith by singing and playing on the guitar, and the Salt Lake City mass Choir brings down the house with their infectious music that will have you jumping out of your seat.  With singing, dancing, never before seen special effects and projections, this concert became just that … a grand Celebration!

A true miracle in the making, The Celebration of Christ Concert is moving into its 5th year, with 9 different faiths participating.  Hosting well known artists such as David Archuleta, Kevin from Pentatonix, Jenny Oaks Baker, Vocal Point, One Voice Children’s Choir, David Glen Hatch, and many more. People need to be reminded of hope. Whether they have lost someone,  are alone, or just simply need to hold onto a belief in a higher power.


How to Save on Groceries with Price Matching

There’s an easy way to save money on groceries if you live in Utah, California, Texas or Arizona. It will save you more than coupons (you can still use them if you want).

I’ve known about this for a long time but it was too much work so I rarely did it. It’s called “price matching” and it works at Walmart. Basically, Walmart will match any advertised price on any items on sale at another store. You just have to tell them the price.

The problem is it took so much time finding all the best prices and I’m usually in a hurry, so it didn’t work for me. I don’t enjoy juggling coupons and kids. I forget what I wanted to get or leave my list at home.

I finally found a way to make price matching work for me: Price Matching with Rachel. Since then I’ve been saving a lot on groceries, every single trip! It’s worth driving to Walmart for these prices!

Save money on groceries - Price Match with Rachel!

Save money on groceries when you Price Match with Rachel. Click the image to sign up.

Every week Rachel lists all the grocery stores in Utah (California, Texas or Arizona have their own lists too). She lists of all items on sale, with their prices. They are listed by category so it’s easy organize and find things. So, for example, all the diapers, wipes and baby food are listed in the baby category so you can easily see how much diapers are this week and stock up when the price is best.

Everything is listed with the price and the store abbreviation. At the top of the page or app there’s a link to all the ads for each store. That way, if you need to verify or show the clerk at checkout, it’s very easy.

Rachel and I met each other recently and she took me shopping to show me how easy it is! We ran everything through at regular price. Then we ran it through again with price matching.

Here’s what we bought (some chicken, squash, bananas, and pomegranates).


Here’s what the total came to: $20.11


This is the total after price matching: $7.74


He looks so happy, doesn’t he? Well I’m smiling even if you can’t see it.

We saved $12.37, almost half price. That more than paid for the cost of Price Match With Rachel ($3.99/month or save by buying a year subscription).

Here are some reasons why it’s better to save money on groceries with Price Match With Rachel, rather than doing the research yourself:

Time -It’s a LOT of work each week to juggle and research ads that takes away from your family, plus juggling the ads at the grocery store is a nightmare.
Accuracy – There are a lot of deals and you might have missed a few.
No Ad Left Out – You also might not get all of the ads at your house. Price Match with Rachel lists them all. Rancho Market might be too far from your house and the quality of produce may not be the best. It doesn’t matter because you can now get the same prices, for better quality, at Walmart.
Convenience– Last minute shopping trips always end up costing us more. That’s why with the Save on Utah groceries app you can have savings at your finger tips. You can also ask a spouse on their way home to stop and grab a few things and the savings again is at their finger tips.
Leaving your List a Home! Oops! How many times have we all done this? With Price Match With Rachel, the list is easy to pull up on your phone.
Cost of Price Match with Rachel:
Save by signing up for a year subscription for just $43.89. It should pay for itself fast! Remember, I saved about $15 my first trip and I didn’t buy that much (plus we have a small family).

Sign up for Price Match with Rachel

Here are the steps you should take to save money on groceries:

  1. Go to Price Match with Rachel website and Log In (there’s a box on the left hand side – choose the Utah deals).
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and Select Web Version. This lets you see multiple columns at once and that means less scrolling.
  3. It’s best to make your list at home first. Just list the items you want to buy (by category). Put the price next to t and the store abbreviation of everything you plan to price match. For example, if cheese was $5.99 32 oz bag at Target, You Would Write “Cheese $5.99 32 oz (TAR)”.
  4. When you go to check out, tell the cashier you plan to price match. Then tell the cashier the price for each item. Example: “This Bag Of Cheese is $5.99 At Target”

After I’m done, just in case I missed some, I use the Walmart Savings Catcher (just scan your receipt on the Walmart app). If you want to save even more, then download the Ibotta app and see if you bought any items that you can get cash back for.

There you have it! Save money on groceries the easy way.


HUGE List of Frozen Party Ideas

Looking for Frozen party ideas? You’re in the right place! Read for all the best Frozen party ideas for birthdays, dress up parties, and other fun!

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on them and buy something, I’ll make a few cents. Thanks for supporting my smoothie habit!

My daughter has loved Frozen since she saw it when she was just 2! We own the movie, the soundtrack (we’ve been through a few of them), an Anna costume, Elsa costume, crowns, gloves — and so many fun things from Disney’s Frozen!

We gathered all of the best ideas we could find at various price ranges. Some people like to make things. I’d rather buy things, and save the time. It helps me enjoy the party instead of being exhausted. If you want to make something yourself, there are links for finished products.

If you are looking for ideas for a Frozen birthday or Frozen party, here you go!

HUGE List of Frozen Party Ideas!

Disney Frozen Themed Food and Treats:

  1. Cupcakes – you can make your own snowflakes with white chocolate or buy these decorative Frozen Winter Snowflake Cupcake Toppers.
    Frozen cupcakes


2. Serve these light and tasty snowballs made from white cheese puffs from Little House on the Circle! Get the cheese puffs locally or on Amazon – here are some by Pirate’s Booty.

Frozen party food - snowballs


3. Frozen Snowflake Marshmallow Pops from Around My Family Table are really pretty, easy to make, and kids will love them!



4. Frozen Jello “Ice Cubes: These ice cubes are made from Jello and are quick, easy, plus they look amazing! Get the instructions at Bubble Nature Creations.



5. Frozen Rice Treats made ombre (such a great effect!) from Two Sisters Crafting.



6. These Olaf noses from A Thritfy Mom are super cute and really easy, plus they are healthy! Just buy baby carrots and serve them in a blue bowl.

Olaf carrot noses
7. Put out water bottles (melted snow) using printables from Like Mom and Apple Pie.


Now that you have all of this food, you need something to serve it on! Here are some ideas:

Frozen Paper Plates
8. Family Dollar or the Dollar Store have blue plates (and tablecloths) that you could use.

Here is a Frozen Party Supplies Pack Including Plates, Cups and Napkins for 16 Guests (on Amazon).

Frozen Plates and Cups for a party9. Or if you want plates that everyone can take home (and can be customized with a child’s name and are microwave safe) from Shutterfly:

Frozen dinner plate


1o. Want to label your food? These printouts are only $5 for 32. Just print, cut out and you have a great Frozen party dessert and snack buffet!


11. Disney Frozen Temporary Tattoos Kit (290-Piece) just $4.99. These are ideal to use in place of face painting. They are easy to apply too.

Frozen temporary tattoos


Frozen Party Decorations:

12. Make it snow any time of year with this Snow Ball garland. Super easy! Just thread cotton balls (or marshmallows) on to clear plastic string with a needle. Space them a few inches apart.


13. Snowflake balloons will also make cute decorations! You can hang them from upside down from the ceiling with a penny in them to weight them down. Or, get helium in them and let them float.



14. Or, make a snowflake mobile for a centerpiece. It’s on Pinterest here.

snowflake mobile

15. Then there is this darling snowflake bunting Creative Juice Cafe to use for a layered effect. You could even bring it back out for Christmas decorations.



16. Either make your own Elsa wands like these from Cutsey Crafts, or buy these light up wands from Amazon and tie some blue netting around the top.




17. You can get Frozen-looking skirts for little girls at the dollar store. Have the girls wear all white, then they can wear princess skirts and necklaces. See this post for an example.

Or use the skirt from this DIY No Sew Elsa Costume from Eighteen25!

diy no sew elsa costume


Frozen Birthday Party Craft Ideas:

18. Olaf snowglobes (I think they’re fun even without the jar) from Sister’s Suitcase blog.



19. Blue glitter slime. Add blue food coloring and sparkly glitter to make this awesome slime from Two Daloo! They say it’s ocean but it’s easy to imagine it as Frozen-themed.



20. Isn’t this fun – you can make your own sparkly snow! Give each kid a tray or bucket of it and let them make their own snowballs or other creations with it! From Growing a Jeweled Rose.



21. Pipe Cleaner Crowns look like Elsa and are so pretty! They’re made with pipe cleaner and beads.



22. Or, if you knit, you can learn how to make these simple crowns on Craftsy.

Knit a princess crown!


Frozen Party Activities and Crafts:

23. If it’s summer, instead of a pinata, you can tie blue and white water balloons to a string. This example from Little Bit Funky. Note: use cheap water balloons that break easily.



24. Play pin the carrot nose on Olaf with this game from The Style Sisters.



25. Play the marshmallow game! See how many mini marshmallows each child can pick up with chopsticks. Instead of white take out boxes, make a Frozen-themed one (or a simple paper bowl).


26. Olaf  Paper Plate Craft: Kids can make their own Olaf puppets at the party with this tutorial from Coffee Cups and Crayons!



27. Printable Scavenger Hunt: Hide small party favors with this game from My Sister’s Suitcase – kids will love hunting for the prizes!



28. Snowball Toss: See who can throw the most snowballs in the bucket with this fun game from Pebbles and Piggytails! Note: you could use the pom poms, small softballs or even blow up balls (from Oriental Trading Company).

frozen-party-ideas snowball game


29. Frozen Printable Activities & Coloring Pages from Mom Endeavorswill keep the kids occupied!

Frozen Coloring Pages and Printables


30. If you want to buy the best Frozen party invitations (Elsa or Anna ones), Zazzle has some amazing ones!


31. If you’re really ambitious, you’ll make this Frozen fort from Hello Splendid. The kids can play inside for hours!


Or this Frozen tent from Amazon (if you’d rather not make one):

32. Don’t leave out any of your favorite Frozen characters with this Frozen puppets. Free printable from Red Ted Art.



Pin this for later!
Hope you liked these ideas for the best Frozen themed birthday party ever!


Where to Watch Game of Thrones Once It Leaves Netflix

Looking for Game of Thrones on Netflix? HBO won’t provide online streaming rights to Netflix for Game of Thrones so it’s not on Netflix anymore. You can only get it on DVD. Or, there’s another option you may not know about. You can check out a new Utah company that has Game of Thrones and a lot of other shows.

The service is called VidAngel. They have Game of Thrones and more.

Click here to check out VidAngel.

With VidAngel, you can stream the movies on your phone and devices and filter the movies to remove language, nudity, or violence.

Here are the devices you can use to stream movies:


And now for some movies you might be interested in (or just go to the site and browse).

Where to find Game of Thrones off Netflix

Game of Thrones and Other Movies Now Playing on VidAngel:

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Pitch Perfect 2
  3. Gone Girl
  4. Frozen
  5. American Sniper

VidAngel has a lot of new releases and is a great way to make movies family friendly. It’s also reasonably priced:

Go to VidAngel for more details on how it works! Have you tried VidAngel? What did you think?


Utah Natural History Museum Coupon

Looking for a Utah Natural History Museum Coupon? I found one I want to share with you! Keep reading for a great deal!

Utah Natural History Museum Coupon

Travelzoo has a coupon for the Natural History Museum right now that makes it an excellent price at 2 for $15. First buy it with this link, then you’ll get $10 off your next purchase on the site.

It’s a great price. The regular prices are:

Adult $13.00
Senior 65 and over $11.00
Young Adult 13 – 24 $11.00
Child 3 – 12 $9.00
Child 2 and under FREE
Museum Members FREE
University of Utah Students*, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID FREE











This museum is amazing. It’s located in Salt Lake by the U. It’s on the eastern bench near walking trails and housed in a gorgeous copper building. There’s so much to do you could spend an entire day! I like that they even have an indoor playground for smaller children.

Perfect for taking your kids on a rainy or snow day – or your grandkids!

Utah Natural History Museum
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 581-6927

The price is 2 for $15 with Travel Zoo right now. Use my referral link and you’ll get $10 off your next deal at Travel Zoo.

Once you purchase, you can use the coupon any time between Nov. 15, 2015 and March 31, 2015. There’s a gecko exhibit right now (sounds fun!).

Utah bloggers got an exclusive tour of the museum before it opened that I blogged about. Check it out.


Top 10 Beauty Products Dominique Sachse Recommends

Have you heard of Dominique Sachse? She’s a journalist and YouTube celebrity who shares beauty and decorating tips. The reason I like her is because she’s not in her 20s! I think she’s 47. Most beauty vbloggers are young it seems, so she brings the perspective of a middle-aged woman (with a lot of class and style).

Here’s a recent video. I made a list of the products she recommends AND linked to them so you could see where to buy them.

Dominique Sachse – Top 10 Recommended Beauty Products

Beauty Products Dominique Sachse Loves

  1. PerioBrite Toothpaste by Nature’s Answer – all natural and perfect for teeth whitening, ideal for sensitive teeth.
  2. ThermalonDry Eye Moist Heat Compress – for dry eyes. You microwave it for 10 seconds and put it over your eyes for 2 minutes. It helps your own eye to naturally lubricate and open your tear ducts.
  3. Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Mousse – to get a bronze look and it dries in 60 seconds without streaking. Plus it smells decent (a rare thing with self tanners!).
  4. LORAC TANtalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer – gives you a bronze glow and you can cut it in half with your moisturizer if you want to.
  5. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ – give your skin a break and get a little tan cover plus sunscreen.
  6. Tiger BalmNeck & Shoulder Rub – if you lift weights and get sour muscles in your neck and shoulder. Doesn’t smell great but works!
  7. Biotin 5000 – helps your hair, skin and nails get stronger.
  8. Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss – lipstick and you can layer it. It’s a peachy coral color. It’s a matte. You can find it at Sophora.
  9. Milani Eye Tech Perfection Liquid Liner – it has a unique angle but it helps you apply your eyeliner on evenly. Perfect for making a cat eye.
  10. Club Soda for jewelry cleaning – this is a low cost way to clean your rings in a small glass of soda.

All the product recommendations are affiliate links which means I make a small commission should you make a purchase. Thank you!


BIG List of Fall Events Around Utah

Are you ready for Fall? Check out our list (and don’t forget to save or pin it for later, we’ll keep adding to the list!).

Here is a BIG LIST of things to do in Utah for Fall, including Halloween Events!

Fall and Halloween Events in Utah

Haunted Hallow and Fall Festival in Wellsville (Cahe Valley, Utah)
When: Friday and Saturday nights in October
Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 10 pm)
The fall festival also has a corn maze and many other activities!
Place: American West Heritage Center 4025 S. Hwy 89/91, Wellsville, Utah 84339
Cost: $9.00
More info: https://www.awhc.org/index.php/fall-festival/ 

Dinosaur Park Halloween Carnivore Carnival in Ogden
When: October 15, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30th
Time: Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
This non-scary Dinosaur Park Carnivore Carnival lets visitors explore 8 acres of dinosaurs, lit up and decorated in Halloween style, trick-or-treat and play at volunteer-run carnival games and education. Come in costume for the nightly costume parade.
Place: 1544 East Park Boulevard, Ogden, UT
Cost: $3 for kids, $5 for adults and members save 50%.
More info: http://dinosaurpark.org/

Harvest Festival at Thanksgiving Point 
When: Saturday, Sept. 26th at 10:00am – 4:00pm
Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Kids crafts & activities, Pumpkin Judging and musical performances.
Where: Thanksgiving Point 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
Cost: FREE
More info: http://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/page.aspx?pid=299&ceid=270

Thanksgiving Point Scarecrow Festival 
When: October 16-17
Enjoy the beautiful fall colors in the expansive 55-acre gardens with imaginative scarecrows built and submitted by the community. This 2-day festival also features fun outdoor games, crafts, music and yummy food.
Cost: Included with Thanksgiving Point Gardens admission. Free for Thanksgiving Point Members and children ages 2 and under. $15/adult, $12/child (ages 3-12).
Where: Thanksgiving Point 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640861759464373/

Dia de los Muertos holiday at Thanksgiving Point!
When: October 23-24
A mix of family history, dancers, storytellers, beautiful art, lively music, and delicious food.
Cost: Adults: $10, Kids 12 and under: Free. Admission valid for Friday and Saturday with wristband on.
Where: Thanksgiving Point Show Barn 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/917022318365500/

Creatures of the Night at The Ogden Nature Center
When: Friday and Saturday, October 9-10 at 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Put on your costumes, bring your flashlights and come have some Halloween fun at the Ogden Nature Center. Learn about nocturnal animals, play games, hear stories & songs, make nature crafts and hear trailside tales at the campfire.
Cost: $5 members of the Ogden Nature Center / $6 nonmembers. Children 3 and under are free. Children must be with an adult. Dress for the weather. This event will be held rain or shine.
Where: Ogden Nature Center 966 W 12th St, Ogden
More info: www.ogdennaturecenter.org

Wee Witches Weekend at Gardner Village in West Jordan
When: October 15 – 17 at 10:00am – 10:00pm
Experience Six Hags Witches Adventure, enjoy the scavenger hunt, food, music, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, witchy hair & nails and more. You may even spot a witch or two.
Cost: $5 per car parking fee. Receive valuable coupons when you park.
Where: Gardner Village 1100 W 7800 S, West Jordan
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039858649360747/

Pumpkin Patch | Family Appreciation Night in Riverton When: Monday, October 5at 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Come join us for our annual pumpkin patch and hay ride. Enjoy cider, doughnuts and fun with your whole family. Bring your neighbors and friends.
Cost: This event is FREE.
Where: Petersen Family Farm 11887 S 4000 W, Riverton
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/473147649537368/

The Crazy Corn Maze and Night Stalkers Haunted Trail, West Jordan
When: September 24. Night stalkers haunt opens October 2. Haunt runs Tues-Sat. at dark.
Located in West Jordan at 8800 S. 4000 W. Just North of Smiths.
More info: http://www.utahmaze.com

Cross E Ranch Fall Festival, Salt Lake City
When: October 2 – October 31 11:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Cross E Ranch 3500 N 2200 W, Salt Lake City
Lots of fun information coming your way. Check the website often for updated information. See you at the farm!
Cost: Tickets available at the door.

Black Island Farms Corn Maze and Harvest Festival 2015

Pumpkin Palooza Family Fun Fest!

October 28 in Farmington + Utah County Dates FREE ADMISSION!

North Ogden Corn Maze on THE FARM

Lagoon Frightmares

Hogle Zoo

McCoard’s Mystery Maze, Provo
When: Starts Sept 24 Mon-Thurs: 4 pm – 10 pm Fri: 4 pm – 11 pm Sat: 10 am – 11 pm
Cost: Adults (10+): $9.00 Child (9 – 3): $6.00 2 and under: FREE
A corn maze with 3 different mazes at varying levels of difficulty and length. The Kids maze is .3 miles long, the Adventurous maze is 1.4 miles and the Insane maze is 3.3 miles. The Corn Maze Admission allows you access to all three mazes.
Where: 384 South 3110 West Provo, UT 84601 [West on Center Street toward the lake, left on Airport Rd.]
More info: http://www.provocornmaze.com

The Corn Maze, Ogden
Opening September 25, 2015! Open daily, except Sundays
The Haunted Trail: $12 +tax which includes the regular maze.The Haunted Trail is open Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM. Pumpkins for sale for $3 – $6
Cost: $8 +tax per person. Children 2 years old and under are free.
Where: 2801 South 3500 West near West Haven
More info: http://www.thecornmaize.com/

Union Station Night At The Museum Paranormal Tours
When: Friday/Saturday Oct. 16-17, 23-24
Fundraiser for Union Station
Cost: $20
Where: 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden
More info: http://theunionstation.org/calendar/night-at-the-museum/

Frightmares at Lagoon
When: From Sept 18-Oct 30
Where: 375 Lagoon Drive in Farmington
More info: http://www.lagoonpark.com/what-to-do/frightmares/

Cherry Hill Scary Hill
When: Sept. 26 – Oct. 30
All the attractions (except the water) have been remade to be scary. So many activities to choose from and fun for the whole family.
Cost: Prices vary by activity, see website
More info: http://www.cherry-hill.com/water-park-attractions/scary-hill/

Haunted Kays Cross
When: October 3-Nov 1st, check for exact days/times
Voted most scary in Utah!
Where: 388 Boynton Road, Kaysville
Cost: $19 general admission, group rates available
More info: http://www.kayscross.com

Black Island Farms
When: Oct. 25-31
They have so many activities including a corn maze, hay rides, nightmare acres and more!
Where: 3178 S 300 W, Syracuse
Cost: see website for attractions and prices
More info: http://www.blackislandfarms.com/

Tri City Nursery Straw Maze
When: Sept 13 – Oct. 31
Slides, go karts and more!
Where: 395 S Deseret Drive, Kaysville
Cost: $10 adults, $8 children
More info: http://www.tricitynursery.com/maze/



Best App For Saving Money? This is My Favorite

Are you looking for the best app for saving money? I love apps that help you save money and the best part is no clipping coupons (I usually forget them, can’t find the right product or they’re not for the brands we use). Also these apps can be used for the same grocery order and many of them help you save on many different types of products, not just food.

This is my favorite money saving app:

Ibotta app

This is my favorite app right now because it has rebates for just about anything. Ibotta gives you money back for shopping. I like it because you can use it for non brand name items like bananas, onions, any brand of milk, ice cream, cereal, and more. They have a lot of stores to choose from, which I like because some apps don’t have a lot of options in Utah. You can combine this with other apps and coupons to save even more.

The offers reset each month and you can usually buy 2 of each item and get a rebate on both (or just buy 1). What you get back accumulates until you reach $10 and then you can either get a gift card for Amazon, Walmart and many other stores. Or you can get it on your Paypal account.

Here’s how Ibotta works:

1. First download the app onto your iPhone or Andriod. It is free. Use code wwrvuyu to join my team. That’s important because your team helps you earn more.

2. Choose the grocery store or category and make a list of what you plan to buy (there are restaurants like Chili’s, clothing like JC Penny, Best Buy and a lot more). Note the expiration dates.

It shows stores near you, which where I live even includes the military commissary! This is what it looks like. Note the top shows some of the rebates available.


3. Look at the offers and see if there are any you are interested in. Then go to the store and purchase the items. Save your receipt.

4. When you get home, it’s time to claim your rebates.

Find the item and complete the task such as watch a very short video (you can turn off the sound), answer a question, etc. Here’s an example of buying bananas at Smith’s. You save 10 cents on any brand, any amount and can redeem it twice.


5. Click redeem. Scan your receipt’s barcode or take a picture of your receipt.

ibotta money saving app

You get bonuses when your friends get rebates so it’s fun if you have a lot of people on your team.

Click “cash out” to redeem your rebates once you reach $10. I’ve done it probably 3x and I have $2.65 in my account. If I tried a little harder I would’ve unlocked an extra $2.

Other Money Saving Apps


SavingStar digital coupon app is one that you can use with Ibotta. When you get $5 in savings, you earn cash on your loyalty card (you have to link them up in the store itself first). To me this app isn’t worth the effort. It doesn’t have a lot of items overall and very few I ever buy. Then it asks me to buy way more than I would. If you have a large family or like to buy in bulk it might be worth your time.

Walmart Savings Catcher

If you shop at Walmart very often you should download the Walmart app and use Savings Catcher. We live close to a smaller Walmart (grocery only), so I use this app regularly.

Select the “Savings Catcher” tab after downloading the Walmart app. Then scan the barcode and enter the date (you have to scroll down on my phone to see the place to enter the date, it’s a little confusing at first). Then click submit. It takes a few days and then tells you if it found a lower price at another store. If it does catch lower prices you get the difference back. You have 7 days to scan a receipt.

Using the app you can download the money to your phone and to redeem you just have the cashier scan the barcode it generates. They can help you if you don’t know how to use it .

Remember that Walmart also price matches to you get whatever sales price you find at other stores in the area. Sometimes Savings Catcher doesn’t catch everything so if you want to really save, you should do both.