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Porch Pirates & Christmas Shopping… Todd & Erin Style

Porch Pirates & Christmas Shopping… Todd & Erin Style. Did you know that Salt Lake City is number two in the NATION for porch pirates? You know, those sleazebags who cruise your neighborhood, spot a package on your front step and steal it? Todd and Erin discuss this and the “true” meaning of the holidays. Happy Holidays!!!

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Go For “Good Enough” This Holiday And Be HAPPY!

Go For “Good Enough” This Holiday And Be HAPPY! When did the holidays change from “This is GREAT!” to “Oh, I hope I can make it through the holidays.” Probably around the same time we all decided we had to be perfect and only post perfect things we’ve baked, crafted or decorated on social media. Here’s our new challenge: post something imperfect and show that “Good Enough” is great. Here’s a wonderful pep talk from Dr Julie Hanks teaching us how. Make this your happiest holiday yet by embracing imperfection.

 

Go For “Good Enough” This Holiday. Erin here- as you can see from the picture above, these are my totally feeble Milano Reindeer Cookies- it’s a miracle the cookie company hasn’t emailed me, begging me to not make them look bad. But they were made with my 7 year old Zoe and a lot of… uh… heart. We don’t have to be perfect to be happy for the holidays. I am embracing my imperfections! (Editor’s note: If you still want to try the no-bake Reindeer Cookies, because they really are tasty, find the video and recipe here.)

An Exhaustive List Of Every Christmas Light Show Along The Wasatch Front

An Exhaustive List Of Every Christmas Light Show Along The Wasatch Front. I must hate myself. Really.  I do this to myself EVERY YEAR, but to my Littles, the light cruises are an indispensable part of the Holidays.  We circle city blocks for hours, marveling at the lights and amazing creations that people with more time, money and (clearly) intelligence can put together. Since the only thing it has to cost you is a gallon or two of gas, it’s one of the most affordable options. Here’s a breakdown by county along the Wasatch Front, including the wildly enthusiastic amateurs. You’re welcome.

(Editor’s note: if you’re looking for more ways to instill meaning and fun into the Holidays with the people you love, take a look at our post on “Creating Holiday Traditions” here.  And what about taking care of yourself, enjoying the Holidays instead of just “getting through another one,” by checking out our tips here.)

 

An Exhaustive List Of Every Christmas Light Show Along The Wasatch Front

 

 

Utah County:

6-10-pm: Spanish Fork Festival of Lights-runs every night through New Year’s Day. Tickets $7-30.

6:30-10pm: The Christmas Light Cruise on the Provo River-tickets are $8.00, children under 2 free.

5:30-10:30pm: Pond Town in Salem-a sweet light display on the pond at the center of town, free admission. The display runs through 1.2.15

5-10pm: The Shops At Riverwoods-is ablaze with lights through January 1, 2018.  There’s carriage rides Friday, Saturday and Monday.  Free admission, small charge for the carriage rides.

5-10pm: Provo Town Center-watch the free holiday light and music show through December 31, free admission. 351 W Center St, Provo

5-10:30pm: Christmas in Color– now at the Utah Lake Stake Park – Marina, 4400 Center St, Provo. $25-30 per car- no limit on how many passengers.

 

The Plucky Non-Professionals UC: free admission

936 S 200 E, Orem: 100,000 lights set to music

Adam says to be sure to hit the Fibernet building in Orem. The building is just East of the University Mall-they’ve added even more lights this year!

 

Salt Lake County:

5-10pm: The Lights At Temple Square-of course, the Grand MamaJama of all holiday lights is the heart-stopping display at Temple Square.  Open seven days a week through December 31, admission is free.  Be sure to stop by the reflecting pool.

6-9pm: Candlelight Christmas at This Is The Place State Park-discover the warm glow of a pioneer Christmas with dancing, crafts and a visit with Father Christmas.  Dude.  Hardcore…  Tickets: adults $11, kids $8, children under 2 free.  Runs December 8-27 Monday through Saturday, closed 24-25th.

5:30-9pm: Zoo Lights at Utah’s Hogle Zoo-I’m seriously considering putting sunglasses on the kids this year, it’s that wildly colored and bright.  Open through December 31st, tickets are $4-6 for members, and $7-5 for non-members.

5-11pm: Light Up The Night At The Gateway Mall-hundreds of thousands of lights. including a wildly rotating color wheel on their gigantic Christmas Tree.  Free admission, open through January 2, 2018.

Noon-6pm: Gallivan Center Ice Skating Rink and Light Display-gorgeous neon splashes of color all over the Gallivan Center, plus ice skating and a fire barrel!  Check here for sudden closures or schedule changes.  Admission to see the lights is free, ice rink is a small fee.

5-10pm: The Lights At Gardner Village-there’s free admission and Elf Hunts!  Runs through December 31.

Dusk to 11pm: The “Tree Of Life” is a beautiful addition to the Draper City Park–thousands of white lights that have created kind of a draw for spiritual seekers to the tree.  Draper City Park, 12500 South 1300 East.

5:30-11pm: Christmas in Color – a high-tech animated display from the group that creates the Midway Ice Castles. $20 per car on weekdays, $25 on weekends. (No limit to how many per car.) Salt Lake County Equestrian Park, 11161 s 2200 W, South Jordan.

 

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The Plucky Non-Professionals SLC: free admission

Christmas Street: 5400 South 3200 West, Salt Lake City.  Best seen on foot.

Christmas Street Sugarhouse: the oldest neighborhood to claim the title here in Utah. Glen Arbor St, Salt Lake City

Christenson & Hymas Light Display: tune your radio to 99.5 for the music that goes with the show. 11693 S. 700 E., Draper

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: something new goes up every night, slow for a moment and Frosty or one of his kids will trot over to hand you a candy cane. 805 E 18th Ave, Salt Lake City

1528 W 8740 S, West Jordan:

Lights on Wakefield: if you’d like to donate, they’re raising money for the Mascot Miracles Foundation (pediatric cancer) tune your radio to 87.9fm. 6388 S. Wakefield Way (5885 W.)

 

Toole County: 

6-9pm: Clark Historic Farm, live nativity and luminary walk.  Tickets $2 per person, or $1 with food donation.

 

The Plucky Non-Professionals TC: free admission

Lights on 1310: Sunday-Thursday 6-10pm, Friday-Saturday 6-11pm

Wait!  There’s more from the Toole Transcript here.

 

 

Davis County:

Dusk-11pm: Layton City Lights In The Park-free admission, open through January 1.

 

The Plucky Non-Professionals DC: free admission.

1600 S 1100 W, Syracuse: 25 years of light display madness

2413 N 2100 W, Clinton:

1385 S 2600 W, Syracuse:

354 E 200 S, Clearfield

223 N 1400 W, Clearfield: Christmas lights dance to the music, set your channel to 93.7fm

The Lights On Sherwood Drive: huge display in Kaysville – 5:30-10pm

 

Weber County:

5-9pm: Ogden’s Christmas Village-free admission, meet with Santa, take a tour of the homes.  Crafts, photos with Santa and food available for sale.  Runs through December 31.

 

 

The Plucky Non-Professionals WC: free admission

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Exeter Dr, Morgan: admission is free, but they’re asking for donations for Primary Children’s Medical Center if you’re so inclined.

 

Box Elder County:

5-10pm: Fantasy At The Bay, Willard Bay State Park-my kids LOVE this wonderful display.   Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the lights for free, but PLEASE tip the driver–this sweet man offers the service for free because he doesn’t want any child disappointed.  Admission is 50% off on Wednesdays, and get a $1.00 off coupon here.  It’s worth the drive.  Open through December 31, seven days a week.

 

The Plucky Non-Professionals BEC: free admission:

The Hooper Holiday House:  The Goodrich family is proud to invite you, turn the radio to 90.5 for musical accompaniment.

Tremonton-102 S Tremont St: lights synchronized to music, 5:30-11pm

 

Heading down south?

St. George has a huge collection of Holiday light displays, and the ambitious Braden with HedgeHog Electric compiled them all for you–it’s part of a fundraising drive for the Southwest Utah Habitat For Humanity.  You can find that excellent Holiday map here.

The St. George LDS Temple’s light display is back and exceptionally beautiful this year. Details here.

 

Okay, seriously, I can no longer feel my fingers.  I’ve been writing this post for the last 5 hours.  Yet, there are more!  Be sure to check here for more enthusiastic amateurs.  There’s bound to be a house or two near you.  I’m sure that there’s great places I’ve missed.  Please add your two cents in a comment below.  C’mon!  It’s for the children…

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!

How To Keep Every Student In High School – East High’s Innovative Approach

How To Keep Every Student In High School – East High’s Innovative Approach. The eternal question: HOW do you help the kids in desperate need at your high school without creating the social divide of “us vs. them?” The PTSA and Student and Family Support Organization at East High School in Salt Lake City has created a genius program. There’s a large number of kids under the poverty line, refugee students who might even be the head of their little household, homeless kids stubbornly coming to class every day.

 

But they need more than just food. Maybe a bus pass because they don’t have transportation, an emergency dentist donating time if a student knocks his tooth out in football practice (true story.) So they created the Stash, where all kinds of students- athletes, student body leaders, and those who are truly, truly hungry stop by for healthy snacks.

 

There’s school supplies, toiletries, even groceries to take home for their family. But it’s so much more! A place to shower, make phone calls, wash their clothes. The Leopard Boutique where they can find clean, attractive clothes. It’s genius. Want to donate items, money or your time? Please contact: Kris.Barta@slcschools.org

Making Magic Wands For Halloween

Making Magic Wands For Halloween. Magic wands here at Chez Collard are a crucial part of Halloween. How can you turn that one annoying trick or treater into a toad without a good spell or two? Half the fun is creating a spooky new one every year. It’s the easiest DIY you’ll do this fall.

 

Most of the materials can be found in the backyard, and grab some ribbons, glass gems and whatever else is rattling around in your crafts bin and voila! Your wands!

(Editor’s note: if you like the goofy-looking eyeball thingie in the jar with the wands, it’s one of The Todd’s genius little “corn critters,” learn how to make them here. And if you need more materials for your wands, find everything you see on our Amazon page here.)

Eight Quirky Halloween Events Along The Wasatch Front

Eight Quirky Halloween Events Along The Wasatch Front. If you’re looking to try something new this spooky season and get out of your comfort zone, we’ve got a few ideas that’ll send a chill straight up your backside. Have a look…  (Editor’s note: looking for a nice pumpkin patch or a creepy haunted house? The complete guide here.)

 

Murray City Park:

Transforms into the Spooky or Silly Haunted Trails on October 22-24. The Trails open at 6:30pm, and at the end you’re rewarded with doughnuts and cocoa. Admission is just $5.00, and  proceeds benefit The Fight Against Child Abuse in Utah. www.hauntedwoodsmurray.com

 

Halloween Lift Rides:

On the “Scary” ski lift at Sundance Resort: October 18-31, drift up the lift for family friendly fun, with a Halloween movie playing at the base. The lift is open 7-10pm M-Th and F-S 7 to 11pm.

 

Pumpkin Palooza Alien Invasion!!

A pumpkin-carving celebration at West Jordan’s beautiful Viridian Center. (Editor’s note: it’s gorgeous, we’re holding the Todd and Erin Psychic Fair there on March 22, 2019!) Anyway, it’s held Saturday, October 27th from 11am to 2pm.

 

Witchstock Festival:

Historic 25th Street Association hosts the annual Witchstock Festival at the Ogden City Amphitheater on October 22nd, 4-10pm on historic 25th Street. A Zombie Crawl, Witch’s Tea, Monster Bash and more.

 

Dia de los Muertos at Thanksgiving Point: 

Legend has it that on Dia de los Muertos, the dead join us as a part of our community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with loved ones. You’re invited to build an altar inviting a loved one to enjoy the fragrance of marigolds and delicious pan de Muerto (bread of the dead). A community altar will be available at the event to write notes or share mementos in celebration of souls no longer on Earth. There’s tons of crafts and activities in the Show Barn. The festival runs October 27th from 11am-8pm. Adults: $8 in advance, $10 day-of, kids 12 and under free.

 

Halloween Pirate Cruise on the Provo River: 

Take a ride on the river with hundreds of Jack O’ Lanterns reflecting off the water as your captain tells you spooky tales of pirate attacks and old legends. There’s a free movie to witch while you’re waiting and treats to purchase. Tickets are $8 per person, kids 2 and under are free. Click here for a $1.00 off coupon.

 

 

Trick or Treat Street at the Utah Olympic Oval:

Throw the costumes on the kids and do a dress rehearsal for Halloween on Trick or Treat Street. There’s piles of candy, vendors, activities, and parents are encouraged to dress up, too. The event is free, and ice skating is free for kids 12 and under (though skate rentals are $3.00.) There’s bounce houses, family activities, trick or treating, face painting and a photo booth. The event is Friday, October 19 from 6:30-10pm.

 

Night At The Museum Ghost Tours:

Ogden’s Union Station is notorious for hauntings, and here’s your chance to find out for yourself. This is a walking tour through Union Station, both upstairs and downstairs, into the basement vaults, and completely in the dark (all of the lights are turned off).  You will be guided by a group of professional paranormal investigators who have investigated the Station. Tours will be guided to various points around the building where your guides will conduct an investigation and share their haunted stories about the Station.  You are welcome to bring your own recording equipment and cameras. Saturday, October 26th. Tickets are $25 per person.

Utah’s Five Most Haunted Spots

Utah’s Five Most Haunted Spots. You’re a busy person. You don’t have time to be wandering around a graveyard, tripping over gopher holes and looking for a ghost to terrify you. So, we rounded up the five most haunted spots along the Wasatch Front. Get in, scream like a little girl, get out. (Editor’s note: I picked some uber scary spots that aren’t always the first ones you hear about. They’ll just creep up on you.) It goes without saying: please do not trespass on private property, be polite, leave everything in better condition than they were before.

Utah’s Five Most Haunted Spots

The Rio Grande Railroad Depot: 

The old Rio Grande Railroad Depot may been been restored to its former glory, but security guards and visitors say the spirits weren’t scared off by the remodeling. The cafe and the ladies room on the main floor are prime spots to see the beautiful, dark haired spirit said to have been run over by a train at the Depot. There’s also a shadowy apparition that’ll begin to approach you on the main floor- then vanish.

96% on the Creep-O-Meter.

 

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Old Bountiful Museum:

Frankly, the place just looks creepy enough by itself, but the old mink farm turned museum turned abandoned building still has piles of discarded artifacts that perhaps brought their spirits with them. Ghost hunters report terrifying encounters with dark spirits and strange, flashing lights on both floors.

84% on the Creep-O-Meter.

 

The Kirk Hotel in Tooele:

Guests and housekeeping report items floating through the air on their own and doors opening, then slamming shut. If you’re an orb freak, this is your place.

83% on the Creep-O-Meter.

 

Ben Lomond Suites in Ogden:

Rooms 1101 and 1102 are notorious for ghostly activity. Legend has it that a bride drowned in the tub on her wedding night, and when the groom came searching for her, commited suicide in his grief. Visitors report that the water turns on by itself in the tubs in those two rooms and broken-hearted sobbing. The elevators in the hotel are often said to work on their own.

85% on the Creep-O-Meter

 

Rock Canyon Trail in Provo: 

If you’re willing to rough it to get scared spitless, you’ll encounter anything from the apparition of a miner angrily swinging his pickaxe to the spirit of a man in 1980’s style clothing who falls off a cliff and disappears. The creepy part here? Sometimes, the entities follow you out of the canyon.

72% on the Creep-O-Meter

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Jeff Goldblum Talks Thor: Ragnarok, Tom Hiddleston & His GQ Award

 

Jeff Goldblum Talks Thor: Ragnarok, Tom Hiddleston & His GQ Award. There’s nothing not to adore about Jeff Goldblum. The man is exactly how you picture him. Funny, eccentric, ridiculously tall and gangly. And extremely sweet-natured, as he proves at SLC FanX as he reads your tweets. Including a really… uh… spicy one from “Jeff Goldblum’s Whore.”

 

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He was fresh off the plane from promoting “An experimental Jazz album” in London and accepting the GQ Image award- presented by none other than Tom Hiddleston(By the way, Marvel- if you’re wondering who the fan favorite is- Jeff also mentioned Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) who both received applause. Then he mentioned Tom, and the screaming was so loud that it shorted out my mic.)

Jeff is one of those sincerely nice, pleasant, “I’m really happy to be here!” kind of guys. Such a lovely last-minute addition to SLC FanX. Here’s the complete interview.

You Could Hit Karl Urban In The Face With A Cast Iron Skillet & He’d Still Be Beautiful

You Could Hit Karl Urban In The Face With A Cast Iron Skillet & He’d Still Be Beautiful. Really, it’s unreasonable that one man could be ridiculously attractive AND be uproariously funny at the same time. Think of when Karl Urban played Skurge in “Thor: Ragnarok,” shaved head, kind of an idiot, and the man is still hot.

 

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Karl stopped by Salt Lake City Fan X to talk about “sharing a good laugh with JJ Abrams over killing off Chris Hemsworth” in the reboot of “Star Trek” where he plays Dr. McCoy. Also, set gossip from “Thor: Ragnarok” and whether it’s more fun to play the “good guy” or the “absolute dickhead.” And to be funny. Like it’s not enough to be relentlessly attractive, he has to make you laugh.

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Shows

Welcome To Todd’s Favorite Thing: Snowplow Videos – 1.8.19

Welcome To Todd’s Favorite Thing: Snowplow Videos. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Todd so emotional. Have you ever seen the gigantic UDOT snow blowers tackle snow high enough to bury you? It’s a thing of beauty.

 

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Utah’s air is now so terrible that environmental groups are actually suing the EPA to make the state comply with cleaning this mess up? Time to change your number… some poor guy ended up with over 150,000 text messages from a girl he turned down on a dating site.

Need more stories of stalking fails? This one’s epic.

And in Tell Me Something Good- telling his friendly local Starbucks barista got an elderly gentleman a kidney transplant. A perfect match and a perfect story of friendship.

Instant Karma – Kidnapper Chases Woman Into Karate Studio – 1.7.19

Instant Karma – Kidnapper Chases Woman Into Karate Studio. Super snowy days are always highly entertaining at Chez Collard, because we live on a ridiculously steep hill and it turns into a luge run for cars… how did you survive the snowstorm?

 

 

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Best Instant Karma EVER: a man attempting to kidnap a woman follows her into a karate studio and tries to drag her back out. The karate instructor and his students “restrained” the man for police.

There’s a beautiful story of a retiree in Price who created a prosthetic arm for a toddler with his 3D printer. Even with insurance, the arm would have cost his parents $12,000. The cost from the 3D version? You’ll never believe it. Need more good news? Read the beautiful story of the Utah police officer who not only protected a domestic violence victim, he cared for children as well. 

 

New Resolutions Series – The Secrets To Your Success – 1.4.19

New Resolutions Series – The Secrets To Your Success. The Todd is back from his sick bed and still germy. Imagine bringing your son from North Carolina for a holiday visit, and the high altitude here in Utah sparks headaches so violent that a trip to the ER reveals he has brain cancer… just in time for treatment. It’s a miracle. There’s a GoFundMe account raising money for his treatments, you can find it here.

Then, there’s an epic story of the slickest robbery in Italy- ever. It’s cooler than the movie. And in our New Resolutions series, if one of yours is building your career, Dan Young from PC Laptops is here to tell you how.

If you missed any of our New Year’s Resolution series…

  1. Developing the mindset for success is here.
  2. What do you do when things fall apart? Learning to never give up is here.

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New Year’s Resolution Series: Developing The Mindset For Success – 1.2.19

New Year’s Resolution Series: Developing The Mindset For Success. Happy New Year! If one of your new resolutions is to develop the right mindset for success, there’s no one better than Dan Young to guide us- the owner of PC Laptops and one of the nicest humans we know. (Editor’s note: if one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to take better care of yourself, have a look at our blog on “Gentle Ways To Care For Yourself During Busy Times,” which is found here.)

It looks like Salt Lake City could be getting the 2030 Winter Olympics! Only because… um… everyone else seems to be dropping out. We have the release date for season 3 of “Stranger Things!”

 

In Tell Me Something Good: the lovely story of a dad, who when his daughter couldn’t come home for Christmas because of her schedule as a flight attendant, bought tickets for all 6 of her flights to spend time together. That’s love!

Roasting Leg of Lamb – The Week of Meats – 12.21.18

Roasting Leg of Lamb – The Week of Meats. Welcome to the Week of Meats. Our Cooking with Todd and the Toddler video is focusing on a decadent leg of lamb today- perfect for Christmas dinner. (Editor’s note: if you missed our magnificent Roast Pork Leg with Apple Cider Glaze, find the recipe here.)

 

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Good news for LDS sister missionaries, they get to wear slacks now- much better for freezing climates, eh? And in Tell Me Something Good, a man with a terminal illness spend his last days finding and wrapping gifts for his 2 year old next door neighbor. Gifts for the next 14 years.

Emotional Support Chickens – 12.20.18

Emotional Support Chickens. Today, we take a drive and do some Christmas shopping. ‘Tis the season. Also, Popeye’s has found a way around the “comfort animal” situation on planes by supplying you with a “Emotional Support Chicken.”

 

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You’ll never believe what heavy metal band is supplying $100,000 scholarships to community colleges all over the country. And… the sweet story of the late President Bush and a sponsor child from the Philippines… who never knew he was getting monthly letters from the President of the United States.

Roasting A Fresh Pork Leg For Christmas Dinner – 12.18.18

Roasting A Fresh Pork Leg For Christmas Dinner. Todd and I were trying to think of what to serve for Christmas dinner- since it looks like we have around… you know… 35 people showing up. A fresh pork leg is glorious. Never tried it? Here’s your DIY video with Todd and the Toddler. (Editor’s note: there’s also a tasty recipe for an impeccably grilled turkey on your Weber Grill outside, freeing up your oven inside for all your side dishes. Find it here.)

 

 

Firefighters and snakes… we’ll explain. But it just makes me love firefighters that much more. And in Tell Me Something Good, a Swedish professor actually hires mercenaries to rescue her doctoral student who’s trapped in an occupied town… so he can get his degree. That’s commitment.

“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.

Could You Survive Without Your Smartphone For $100,000? – 12.14.18

Could You Survive Without Your Smartphone For $100,000? Could you survive without your smartphone for an entire year? What if Vitaminwater gave you $100,000 if you could do it? Erin falls asleep holding her phone and it’s the first thing she looks at in the morning. She’s going to try to compete. (I think she’s going to have an aneurysm.) We’ll tell you how to get in on the no cellphone contest.

Who Actually Follows The Holiday Tipping Guide? – 12.13.18

Who Actually Follows The Holiday Tipping Guide?

The guide to holiday tipping is out, and it’s making me feel guilty, things like “Tip your child’s lunch ladies $25 each. Your nanny should get an extra’s month’s salary as a holiday tip.” Who DOES tip and how much and to who? Really- I want to know.

 

Embrace your imperfections!

So many friends have felt frustrated and inadequate because they’re buying into the Myth of the Perfect Holiday. Dr. Julie Hanks is the person to set us straight and embrace the mantra “Go For Good Enough!” You’ll be inspired, I promise. So, the SLC City Council just voted to give themselves a $10,000 raise. Each. I wish I had that power… Don’t forget to shop locally for the holidays and support our local businesses- we have a lovely list for you. Find them all here!