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Boost Your Business – Sign Up With The Shop Locally Utah Guide!

Boost Your Business – Sign Up With The Shop Locally Utah Guide! So … how would you like your locally-based product or service introduced to over 500,000 of our close, personal friends over the next two months? For as low as $100 a month, become part of our Shop Locally Utah Guide! Contact us at toddanderinshow@gmail.com to get started.

 

This is the year more and more Utahns are resolving to shop locally – to buy from businesses here – instead of a faceless conglomerate. Be one of the wealth of lovely locals to provide the perfect gift or service. Send us a message at toddanderinshow@gmail.com for more info. Jewelry? Clothing? Woodwork? Pet products? House cleaning? Quilts? Snow shoveling? Local eatery? This is your time to shine. You can see how you’d be profiled here and here.

 

Adding your local offering to the Todd & Erin’s Shop Locally Utah Guide puts you in front of over 280,000 of our Pinterest friends within two months, along with 220,000 of our Facebook buddies, and countless more on TwitterInstagramLinkedIn, on the Todd and Erin Daily Stream show and on our email newsletter to 5,600 friends every other week.

 

Boost Your Business – Sign Up With The Todd & Erin “Shop Locally” Guide!

For an investment as low as $100, we’ll highlight your business and make sure that when Utahns are thinking shopping, they’re thinking you. You can find more information about our media reach here. It’s going to be a blast! Be one of the cool kids! Contact us at toddanderinshow@gmail.com to get started.

 

What Makes a Woman Beautiful? Ask a Pin-up “Goddess” Photographer

What Makes a Woman Beautiful? Ask a Pin-up “Goddess” Photographer.

What makes a woman beautiful? It takes a lot of courage to pose as a luscious, pouting pin-up girl when you’re not a size 2. Who better to ask than photographer Alyssa Chambers, owner of “Bonnie’s Joy Pin-up & Boudoir.” While we’ve been sharing the gorgeousness of Alyssa’s work, the question I hear over and over (and from myself, trust me) is “Oh, I’ve always wanted to do that! Maybe when I’ve lost 20 pounds…”

Instead of trying to explain it, I thought going straight to the source – to a photographer who has lovingly photographed women of all sizes, shapes, and ages and asked her what makes a woman beautiful. If you get a little verklempt watching this, maybe you’re ready to become luscious and pouting and book a session for yourself.

Want to know more about Alyssa and the process? Have a look here. This IS the perfect holiday gift, and there’s a special offer for supporting your local businesses. You can also find Alyssa on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and her website here.

Todd & Erin’s “Shop Locally” Holiday List – Bonnie’s Joy Pin-up

Todd & Erin’s “Shop Locally” Holiday List – Bonnie’s Joy Pin-up. I can’t imagine a more satisfying gift than one that makes you look and feel beautiful, and gives you photographic proof. I’ve been wanting to do a vintage, “pin-up girl” photo for the Todd for a while, he loooves that style. And there’s nothing more satisfying than that look of misty gratitude on the face of your partner when they see a picture of you all dolled up for them.

 

Meet today’s “Shop Locally” Legend- Bonnie’s Joy Pin-up. Photographer Alyssa Chambers, the brains behind the concept, says “I founded the service on a love of the pin-up style, Bonnie’s Joy is a retro centered photography company based out of Salt Lake City. I have a variety of services and ever- changing themes, so Bonnie’s Joy is a fun, unique experience for each guest.”

 

Essentially, you can book a single session for $120: including professional hair, makeup, photoshoot, style guide, custom pinup or boudoir theme, wardrobe available, 8 to 10 edited digital prints, and print ordering through Smug Mug. Half the fun is seeing how much these cute women enjoy being transformed into luscious creatures during the photoshoot. We all want to look beautiful, but Alyssa also makes you feel beautiful- and it shines through in your photos. (Editor’s note: this is an extraordinarily low price for a photo shoot. Including makeup and hair, these shoots usually run between $350-700.) Alyssa’s also offering this special right now: mention code “Erin” and receive $30 off for your group party good till Jan. 31st.

 

 

Why not make a party of it? A little mutual support, a lot of giggling… Bonnie’s Joy provides group parties up to 4 people for $360, which includes everything in a single session with the addition of bingo with prizes, double the amount of digital prints and a polaroid keepsake.

 

 

 

 

 

Please meet the rest of our “Shop Locally” Legends… And thank you for shopping locally and supporting our local businesses, artists, creators, writers and servicepeople!

Kathy Cushman – Utah DIY Wedding

 

Michelle Brooks – Mary Kay custom gifts

 

 

Mrs. Lewis and Jazzy J – Perfectly Posh pampering, body and skin care

 

Brittany Jones – Color Street Manicure Goddess

 

 

Pure Romance by Brenda Winters

Join Todd & Erin’s Shop Local Holiday List!

Join Todd & Erin’s Shop Local Holiday List! So… how would you like your locally-based product or service introduced to over 600,000 of our close, personal friends in the next month? For as low as $50- become part of our “Todd and Erin’s Shop Local Holiday List!”

 


This is the year more and more Utahns are resolving to shop local- to buy from businesses here- instead of a faceless conglomerate. Be one of the wealth of lovely locals to provide the perfect gift this holiday season. Send us a message at toddanderinshow@gmail.com for more info. Jewelry? Clothing? Woodwork? Pet products? House cleaning? Quilts? Snow shoveling? Local eatery? This is your time to shine.

Adding your local offering to the Todd & Erin’s Shop Local Holiday List puts you in front of over 400,000 of our Pinterest friends in the next 30 days, 200,000 of our Facebook buddies, and countless more on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, on the Todd and Erin Daily Stream show and on our email newsletter to nearly 5,000 friends every week. You can find more information about our media reach here. It’s going to be a blast! Be one of the cool kids!

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Embrace The “Good Enough” Holiday & Forget The “Perfect” One – 12.11.18

Embrace The “Good Enough” Holiday & Forget The “Perfect” One. Go for “Good Enough.” That’s my mantra this holiday, and especially after talking to Dr Julie Hanks about the pressure we all put on ourselves to make the holiday “perfect.” I’m challenging everyone to put up an imperfect craft, or cookie, or something that shows your friends and the people you influence that you’re not “perfect.” Let’s support each other!

 

Plus, more embarrassingly easy treats. Also, embarrassing because my Milano Reindeer Cookies still look a little feeble. But I posted my imperfection! Embrace The “Good Enough” Holiday!

 

In Tell Me Something Good, two epic elderly ladies who buy up 1.5 million dollars in medical debt to help families with ill members breathe easier for the holidays, and who was that mysterious movie star who paid for half a million dollars of gifts in layaway at Walmart? So our “Shop Locally” business today is Rogliano’s Italian Dressing. Everyone loves this stuff. Kevin (Hercules) Sorbo loves this stuff. Are you going to disagree with Hercules? I think not.

Failing Spectacularly At The Whisper Challenge – 12.7.18

Failing Spectacularly At The Whisper Challenge. What would you take if your husband could drag you 300 years into the past? I kept up with the argument that maybe my cellphone would work some some time-space continuum, but…

Another Whisper Challenge, which we fail at spectacularly.

Something about oxen and a barn… I dunno. We both suck at this. (Editor’s note: if you need some funny new phrases for your next Whisper Challenge round, try here and here on our Pinterest page.

Our Shop Locally Legend is a goddess: Rebecca Segars Skin Care. This will be the most nurturing experience of your month. Find out more about her wonderful services- and pick up a gift certificate for 20% off or $10 off your first appointment here.) Have you met all of our “Shop Locally” Legends? Find them here, and thank you for supporting local businesses!

 

There’s a couple of U Med students who are collecting unused medical supplies for desperately struggling communities- their charity is called Projectembrace.org. What do YOU have lying around?

Become A Smoking Hot Pin-up Girl & How To Open A Can – 12.7.18

Become A Smoking Hot Pin-up Girl & How To Open A Can: We’re Doing It Wrong.

You- looking ridiculously hot like a 50’s-style pin-up babe. There’s a picture that’s worth a thousand words, eh? Meet Bonnie’s Joy Pin-Up photography- she will make you a goddess, and she’s today’s “Shop Locally” Legend.

 

Did you know we’re opening our cans all wrong?

Also… the tuna industry’s sales have dropped 50% because of one weird reason: millennials. They don’t own can openers. Speaking of can openers, did you know there’s a correct way to open one and none of us are doing it? Enjoy our DIY video. 

 

By the way… how’s your Holiday season going?

If you’re looking for the simple pleasures, maybe a trip around some of the Wasatch Front’s more spectacular light displays? Find our complete list here.

 

And have you met all of our Todd & Erin’s “Shop Locally” Holiday List “Legends?”

Support your local businesses and find what you need here.

 

Re-thinking “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” In The #MeToo Era – 12.4.18

Re-thinking “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” In The #MeToo Era. So, the holiday tune “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is getting banned by several radio stations for lyrics they’re calling predatory in this new, more aware era. We put it to the test. In the stupidest possible way.

(Cover image credit: Warner Brothers, “Neptune’s Daughter”)

(Image credit: Walter Baxter)

And the Grinch Award of the week goes to the person who cut down a huge, beautiful spruce in a guy’s front yard here in the Avenues. Because, you know, going to a tree lot like a decent person is “too hard.” The “Scarfs in the Park” knitters are at it again, creating thousands of scarfs, hats and mittens for the homeless.

 

Have you been checking out our “Shop Locally” Legends, local business people, writers, service providers and more who’ve been offering amazing deals on their goodies? Karma point for supporting your local businesses! You can check them out here.

Five Clever Ways To Defeat The Porch Pirates – 11.29.18

Five Clever Ways To Defeat The Porch Pirates. Sick of your packages getting stolen right off your porch before you can make it home from work? Amazon.com’s rolling out gigantic yellow lockers to store your packages so you can pick them up on the way home. But there’s many more brilliant ways to crush the porch pirates before they can swipe your stuff. Some expensive- “Amazon Lock” for $250 anyone? And some cheap- the $10 fake security camera.

 

Also! Why have A Christmas Tree when you can have a GROVE of Christmas Trees? Check out our DIY video. Epic IKEA pranks… Smell-O-Vision on your cellphone? And meet our latest “Shop Locally” Legend from Perfectly Posh – Mrs Lewis and Jazzy J. They have an amazing story. For a complete list of all our Shop Local Legends, click here. Thank you for supporting local businesses!

Raising Non-Greedy Kids During The Holidays – 11.28.18

Raising Non-Greedy Kids During The Holidays. It’s tough for kids! So much stuff drilled into their little brains during the Retail Hell of the holidays. How do we teach our kids to move past the “Buy! Buy! Buy!” Fortunately, Dr. Julie Hanks is here with sage advice. (Editor’s note: want to know more about avoiding family fights during the holidays? Find it here.)

 

In Tell Me Something Good- an amazing story of two bitter college football rivals and what one team did when the other team’s marching band ended up in a bus crash. Meet our latest “Shop Locally” legend- Michelle Brooks with her personalized Mary Kay packages. (Editor’s note: for a complete list of our “Shop Locally” holiday list, click here.  And with the unemployment rate so low, retailers are having to offer some really good incentives to work for them… like $5,000 vacations after the holiday season?

 

Do you let your dog sleep on the bed? What about your cat? There’s some startling evidence about which pet is better for a good night’s sleep. (Notice this doesn’t include husbands.) And what happens when pediatricians go above and beyond the call of duty to SWALLOW tiny toys to see what happens when your kiddo does it. Highly…uh… illuminating.

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.