Creepy Easter Toys. When did Easter become this huge payday for kids? I remember when Easter was, “Hey, Peter Cottontail brought you some malted-milk eggs…” and now it’s “Hey, Peter Cottontail brought you a bike and a bunch of toys and…” And some of the toys are really weird. Like this razor-toothed bunny, have a look.
Switching To Daylight Savings Time Is Really Anticlimactic Now… Ever notice what a letdown the Daylight Savings Time switch is? Now with cell phones, you don’t have to remember a thing… except for how to make your car’s clock switch back.
We (unwisely) hosted a slumber party for Zoe’s 8th birthday. Did you know that 8 year old girls can scream in a pitch that actually makes blood come out of your ears? For reals!
When the Todd cooks, he likes to cook big. In this case, too big. Enjoy his tasty recipe for beef shanks. If you can fit them in your oven, that is. For a tasty roasted cauliflower dish to go with it, click here.
Do you have your tickets yet for the 4th Annual Todd & Erin Psychic Fair? We will sell out before the event on March 22nd! Get tickets and more info here.
Would You Drink This? So the big new taste treat on Twitter is a hard sell for me, but we’re going to try it on the show today. (Remember when we tried avocado toast with white chocolate? Ugh.)
The Utah Museum of Natural History is doing that whole “bring nature in” thing with a live bobcat found lounging by their front door. There’s LDS Missionaries getting deported from Russia… we’ll explain.
And in Tell Me Something Good, the story of the how reading stories in her jammies helped an elementary school educator raise her school’s literacy scores. Stick around! Today’s going to be spectacular! (Editor’s note: need more stories of only good and happy things? Right here, honey!)
What’s Your Weird Bathroom Reading Material? When there’s a pamphlet that comes with your monthly razor delivery that tells you how to be a better date, you know you have to read it. What’s your weird bathroom reading favorites?
(Editor’s note: this may seem like a weird time to bring it up, but I’ve had great success with my kiddos by reading to them in the tub. For more tips on great books and getting kids to read them, click here.)
You can get an electric lawn mower or trimmer for around $100 with the state’s new trade-in program. They’re selecting folks at random, so get your request in by heading to lawnmower.utah.gov.
Were you born here and still live in the same city? It all depends on country by county on who’s Utah born and bred. If you’re in Summit County, there’s only a 23% chance you’re from there. In Juab County? You stick around- almost 75% are locals. You can find the entire population map here.
Two Little Girls, The Rugged California Wilderness & 48 Hours Of Survival. Imagine your two daughters- 5 and 8 years old- with nothing but pink rubber boots and a handful of granola bars. And lost in the rugged California wilderness for two days. You have to see this.
Jeff Stout’s back from Fink & McGregor Mortgage with his book “The Credit Games,” which could make the difference between being able to buy a house or not. (Editor’s note: if you didn’t see part one of Jeff’s excellent interview series about buying a house in an insanely competitive real estate market, take a look here. It could be the difference between living in your own home or renting.)
A (fiery) cautionary tale about angry ex-girlfriends out of WVC. And why slashing your employee’s wages to $4 an hour “plus tips” just closed down a handful of Sonic drive-ins. Would you spend your vacation drug-testing sled dogs at the Iditarod? The hard way? The story of the dedicated “pee catchers” from one of the most competitive races in the world.
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The Miraculous Power Of Taco Sauce. Taco sauce. Who knew of it’s miraculous powers? A man stuck in his car in 10 feet of snow, apparently… we’ll explain.
If the Utah real estate market is freaking you out, Jeff Stout from Fink & McGregor Mortgage is here to lend a little sanity.
Imagine your 8 year old slipping through the safety bar and dangling 40 feet over the snow while you’re clutching a mittened hand? Four 14 year olds saved the day in the smartest possible way. There could be more good news about TV series filmed here in Salt Lake, get ready for your closeup.
Do you have your tickets yet for the 4th Annual Todd & Erin Psychic Fair? We will sell out! I want to make sure you get to book the readings that matter to you. Find more info here.
Finally! A Beer I’d Drink – Made With Lucky Charms. Seriously, “Saturday Morning” is made with Lucky Charms marshmallows. An adult beverage that tastes like Lucky Charms. Finally, a drink I can enjoy on Saturday with my cartoons! What do you think about the new trend towards “Nostalgia Cocktails?”
The good thing about Utah’s real estate market? You can sell your house the first day it’s listed. The bad thing? If you’re not ready to make an offer, you’re out. Fortunately, we have the clever Jeff Stout from Fink & McGregor – Mortgages Made Simple – to get you ready to go- even if you’re not ready to jump.
There’s scary new warning for parents about a “MoMo” challenge… this disgusting video is encouraging kids to commit suicide- and is tell them how to do it. Parents and police have reported the video spotted inserted as an ad into children’s shows on YouTube and shared between kids. We’ll tell you what the police are asking parents to do. (Editor’s note: if you haven’t seen the latest police report warning about 14 adult-based apps that are dangerous for our kids, find it here.)
Ugh! Back to something happy- a wonderful Tell Me Something Good. I’d have a hard time cutting my waist-length hair, but when a kindergarten teacher spotted one of her little students getting tormented about her “boy haircut,” she stepped in- in the most beautiful possible way.
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Fistfight At The “Modest Wedding Dress” Store.
You walk into the “Modest Wedding Dress” shop to find a little something, next thing you know, there’s a fistfight breaking out that includes the bride and groom to be and the mother of the bride. Don’t we usually save that for the reception?
There’s a rather clever new plan that retirees are using instead of an expensive care center- the Holiday Inn, we’ll explain. Spending all that money on a care center? P’shaw! Why would you when you can get all the amenities and more at your local Holiday Inn for half the price? It really is a genius idea.
Good news about more possibilities for you getting help with Medicaid here in Utah, and sort of a reverse “Tell Me Something Going.” Starts good, ends awful… but on the bright side, there’s Girl Scout Cookies involved. Stick around, you’re going to enjoy this… (Editor’s note: would you rather have a sweet Tell Me Something Good? Read about actor Kevin Bacon and his lovely, continual good deeds here.)
Beef Tongue- The Dinner That Tastes You Back
Beef Tongue. The dinner that tastes you back. The Todd insisted on cooking three gigantic beef tongues, let’s have a look and see if they’re edible, shall we? (Editor’s note: want something a little less intense? Try Todd’s Tasty Meatballs, recipe here.)
The latest entertaining proposals about letting Utah drivers run red lights if “traffic is slow,” which doesn’t seem wise since they just passed the one that allows bicyclists to run stop signs. Then there’s the one from the legislator who wants to legalize betting on horse racing. And you thought school funding and public safety were important! Silly creature.
There’s also an infuriating new scam: how thieves are using your cell phone number to drain your bank account.
(screencap courtesy of The OfficeUS)
Who’s Utah’s most beloved TV couple? Jim & Pam from The Office? Rachel & Ross from Friends? You’ll be surprised. There were some interesting couples from “Orange Is The New Black,” “Vampire Diaries” and “Riverdale.” RIVERDALE? Really? Okay…
14 Scary Apps You Should Take Off Your Kid’s Phone. There’s 14 new social media apps that are so potentially dangerous for your kids that police have been issuing warnings about them- we have the list for you here.
Shauna Richardson’s life was saved by two strangers after she and her dog fell into the icy Cove Pond near Herriman last Thursday- she wants your help to find her rescuers to thank them.
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Ever wonder what they do with all those empty seats at the Oscars when celebrities are up on stage? Welcome to the life of an awards show seat-filler, and how you can apply to be one, too.
Plus! The Todd’s tasty, tasty meatball recipe. Are you looking for more easy-peasy beef dishes? Have a look at some other hearty winter recipes like Lobster-Corn Chowder here, or Roast Leg Of Lamb here.
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Twenty years of marriage, three kids, an emotionally needy Portuguese waterdog and the long-running Todd and Erin Show - we're about as Utah as you can get. The Todd is the master DIY genius that might save you or sink the boat. Erin is the Comic Con regular with celebrity chats and film and entertainment news. Be sure to enter our weekly $100.00 gift card giveaway - everyone deserves a little extra luxury in their lives, and we're here to give it to you, missy! Stick around, let's be friends. Life is good here!