Todd & Erin’s “Shop Locally” Holiday Guide – Utah DIY Wedding

Todd & Erin’s “Shop Locally” Holiday List – Utah DIY Wedding.

Meet Kathy Cushman, entrepreneurial Queen, and owner of Utah DIY Wedding. I’ve been to Kathy’s weddings before, and the woman is amazing. She’s created Utah’s largest wedding decor rental inventory. I’m not kidding:

  • 3000 sq ft showroom
  • 20+ backdrops
  • 1200 inventory items

You can find Kathy’s genius with Utah DIY Wedding on Facebook, InstagramPinterest, and on YouTube. To set up a free tour and consultation, click here.

For as low as $395, you’ll get COMPLETE Wedding Decor Rental.

This includes:

Utah DIY Wedding has a “Small Business” special: a FREE upgrade – that’s 15 choices of premium items – if you book by November 30th. 

Want to see it all in person? Here’s a perfect opportunity!

The Grand Opening of her new showroom:

1302 W Utah Ave., Payson UT 84651
(801) 753-8093
Small Business Saturday
Nov 30th, 2019
9am to 4pm
There’s food, drinks, and be sure to enter the drawing for a free backdrop rental that she’ll be giving away during the Grand Opening – that’s $125 value!


She has a huge variety of styles- Vintage…


Rustic and Boho…



How does this work?

It’s delightfully simple…

You pick up your selected package at Kathy’s warehouse- and she has rental rates that run for as long as 5 days- there’s a lot to do during the wedding, she gets it. You set all your goodies up, then return it all after the wedding. For $395!

Kathy’s joined us at Erin’s Night Out before- and I’m always amazed at her creativity, her charm and her enormous heart. She takes such pleasure in making women feel like the goddess they are. And it’s not just weddings! Old-style tea parties, corporate events, special parties …  she’s your girl. You can reach Kathy at or call for a free consultation at 801.753.8093




“No Gifts” Christmas & The Most Pitiful Porch Pirate Ever – 12.17.18

No Gifts” Christmas & The Most Pitiful Porch Pirate Ever.

I got a request from Jackie Pettis for our White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn recipe- have a look at our DIY deliciousness on the show today. (BTW: have you tried making our oh, so tasty Hot Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes? Find the recipe here.)

Did you hear the story of the Sandy Porch Pirate who stole his neighbor’s outdoor decorations… because he wanted to throw a Christmas party and… you guessed it, did not have any decorations?


No Gifts” Christmas & The Most Pitiful Porch Pirate Ever.

There’s a big push now for “No Gift” holidays, would your family be down with that? And in Tell Me Something Good- the beautiful story of Freddie the Goldfish, proving even the hardest of hearts have a soft spot.


Have you had a chance to take a look at some of our “Shop Locally” Legends? Support our local businesses here along the Wasatch Front! There’s some really creative, clever gift ideas…

Like Pure Romance by Brenda Winters- spice up your holiday with some sexy gifts. If you’re a little nervous about what to pick, Brenda can do everything for you. Have a look here.

Every Holiday Light Display Along The Wasatch Front – 11.30.18

Every Holiday Light Display Along The Wasatch Front. It’s time! Our annual pilgrimage to “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland,” here in the Avenues in Salt Lake City. Frosty is a madman buried deep in hundreds of thousands of bulbs and manger settings. You’re going to love this! (Here’s a link to our complete list of every holiday light display along the Wasatch Front. Every. Freaking. One.)


Frosty’s Winter Wonderland – 805 East 18th Avenue

There’s a kindred soul in New Jersey who’s not getting the same reception. In fact, his neighbors are suing him and the city in fining him. Happy Holidays, eh? (There’s a GoFund Me page for his Christmas light… uh… fight here.)


Guess who’s the highest-paid celebrity in television? You’re not even close. Here in Salt Lake City, people with a supreme inability to accept delayed gratification (like me) we have SAME DAY SHIPPING from! YES! We have your details.


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Plus, sharing this season has never been easier, thanks to “giving” vending machines are installed downtown, where you can donate a goat to a village or books to a refugee camp, or warm clothes and a sleeping bag to the homeless here. Freaking genius!


And we’re still running with our “Shop Locally” campaign- meet Brittany Jones – your Color Street manicure goddess. Find out more about Brittany’s spectacular goodies here. And she’s always happy to send you a free sample before you buy.

Shop Locally! Start With This Kid’s “Blockchain Adventure” Book – 11.26.18

Start With This Kid’s “Blockchain Adventure” Book… We’re kicking off “Shop Locally” this week- introducing you to local businesses, services and creative types like authors Linda Rawson, Jason Woodland and Tim Rowberry. We all want our kids to be smarter than US, right? Welcome to the new children’s book “Blockchain Adventure” series, “Toshi To The Moon,” the first in our “Shop Locally” push for the holidays. Happy Cyber Monday! You can order “Toshi To The Moon” here.


We’re on a quest this holiday to remind everyone to shop locally and support your local craftsmen, businesses, and services. They’re just as easy to shop with- online and never leaving the house? Perfection!

Interested in more “Shop Local Legends?”

Meet Kathy Cushman from Utah DIY Wedding- a complete wedding package for $395. I know you’re interested! Have a look here.