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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…

Utah Eccentric: 5 Quirky Road-trips 

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There’s something about this time of year – we start feeling a bit cheated, we didn’t stuff enough fun into those short summer months! We deserve more! While the weather is still (mostly) pleasant here in Utah, you still have a shot. How to take advantage of this last-minute opportunity when you’re (likely) broke and short on planning time?  Pleasingly, there’s a big fat bunch of options for a short road trip along the Wasatch Front.  If you’re looking for something a little quirky, maybe off the beaten path, you’re in the right place, honey.

Utah Eccentric: 5 Quirky Roadtrips

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1. Travel To A Desert Island: 

Antelope Island is the largest in the little chain dotting the Great Salt Lake.  Step foot onto the island and you’re sent back to frontier life with roaming buffalo, wagon rides, clouds of hummingbirds and primitive camping.  Floating in the pungent, briney brew of the Great Salt Lake is best from there–just be sure to get all those brine shrimp washed off in the campground showers.

 

Beaver Creek Nudist Ranch[4]

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2. Beaver Creek Nudist Ranch: 

Beaver Creek is mostly entertaining for what it isn’t–a nudist colony.  A group of Samak mischief-makers put up the sign years back to trick the unsuspecting into thinking they’re going to see some naked bits racing alongside the road up the Mirror Lake Highway past Kamas.  After laughing at your overly hopeful friends, stop by the Samak Smoke House for some incredible smoked trout and salmon and camp in one of the well-kept and surprisingly un-crowded campgrounds. 

 

Old Mine Shaft Entrance

3. Lark, Utah–Extra Creepy Ghost Town:

Lark, Utah used to be a bustling lead and copper mining town.  After a tragic explosion in the lead mine in 1950, 5 miners were lost and their spirits were reported wandering helplessly by the mine’s entrance.  Lark started fading and was eventually shut down by the Kennecott Copper Mine’s executives in the early 1970s.  About 4 miles west of Herriman in the Oquirrh Mountains, it’s a fascinating and creepy destination. But I’d be out of there by nightfall…

 

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4. The Antelope Springs “Footprint” Mystery:

Millard County is a bonanza for even the newbie rockhound, thousands of trilobites to ferret out and marvel at the Awesome of your very own fossil collection.  Then grab a beer in Delta and start the endless argument over the authenticity of the Antelope Springs Footprint: a fossil found by William Meister in the ’60s that looks like the imprint of a shoe.  Gasp!  Aliens?  King Arthur?  Who knows?  Easy camping and inexpensive hotels for overnighters.

 

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5. Buddying Up To The Bear Lake Monster:

Having worked a summer at Bear Lake 60 miles north of Logan, I am adamant that the Bear Lake Monster exists.  He’s described as half carp/half eel in appearance, and I swear I heard his roar echo over the waters at least twice that summer.  While you’re searching for the elusive serpent, be sure to stop by Raspberry Days and grab a gigantic raspberry shake from the Hometown Drive-in in Garden City.  There’s campsites on the beach and inexpensive rentals all around the lake and in nearby Logan Canyon.

 

Find more fascinating and entertaining Utah adventures at EnjoyUtah.org.

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.

BTW: Ready for the ooky-spooky corn maze or a pumpkin patch? Find our complete guide to every single haunted house, corn maze and pumpkin patch along the Wasatch Front here. Seriously. My fingers are bloody stumps after typing that monster.

Utah’s Five Most Haunted Spots

The Rio Grande Railroad Depot: 

The old Rio Grande Railroad Depot may have 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, committed 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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Kevin Bacon’s Passing Out Blankets At The SLC Rescue Mission

(Image credit: Gage Skidmore)

Kevin Bacon’s Passing Out Blankets At The SLC Rescue Mission. Kevin Bacon was in town for the Sundance Film Festival, and he took a drive down the canyon- not to meet with the “Beautiful People,” but to hand out blankets at the Salt Lake Rescue Mission as part of his ongoing charity, 6Degrees.org. Because he’s awesome like that.

You can hear the whole story here on The Todd and Erin Daily Stream.

New Resolutions Series – The Secrets To Your Success

New Resolutions Series – The Secrets To Your Success. In our New Resolutions series, if one of yours is building your career, Dan Young from PC Laptops is here to tell you how.

 

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.

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.)

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.)

Shows

DIY Your Own Big, Scary Halloween Tree 10.2.18

DIY Your Own Big, Scary Halloween Tree. We’re setting up this year’s Halloween Tree today on the show. Who’s as excited for Halloween as we are? Or you just in it for the candy? (Editor’s note: anything you see on our Halloween Tree that you like can be found along with all our other Halloween decor on our Amazon page here.)

Plus! The Corn Critters are my favorite new thing on the tree this year. Find our easy-peasy DIY tutorial here.

The psycho tropical storm Rosa is just about to kick our collective behinds here in Utah, and it’s not too late to get flood insurance. We’re not joking.

Blood-stained Running Shoes For Sale, “Lightly Used” – 3.11.20

Blood-stained Running Shoes For Sale, “Lightly Used.” I’d never realized how creepy our innocent local classified ads could be until the Todd started pointing out all the weirdness. Like … all those groovy descriptions of furniture made from “reclaimed barn wood?” Um, I don’t think this stuff is what they were picturing.

 

Wash your hands! Good, now wash them again! I swear, I’ve washed my hands so much that the notes I wrote on my palm for my high school calculus class just resurfaced. But aside from that, what are you doing to protect yourself against the coronavirus hysteria?

 

 

 

Have you seen our recipe for homemade hand sanitizer? It was given to me by a doctor who works with UNICEF in field hospitals when there’s not a Walmart right around the corner.

 

I’m still trying to figure out where the whole “Buy ALL THE TOILET PAPER!” came from. Why TP? Really? And when you run out, what then? There is an answer…

I know we’re all freaking out about Coronavirus and what it could mean to our community. As I’m writing this, they’ve closed down all public schools in Utah – it’s a “soft close,” meaning kiddos who really count on those lunches and breakfasts can still get a meal. Food insecurity here in Utah hits one out of five kids. And it makes me think: while health officials preach Social Distancing, can we find a way to make sure that doesn’t turn into “Emotional Distancing?” There’s elderly neighbors that I’m going shopping for this weekend so they don’t have to leave the house. There’s kids who are out of school for the next two weeks and working parents freaking out about what to do – the point is, there is so much we can be doing for each other without endangering our health. If you’ve found some ways to help others during this crazy coronavirus period, I’d love to hear them. Let’s help each other!

5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Family for Covid-19.

Give Us Your Toilet Paper and Nobody Gets Hurt!

Give Us Your Toilet Paper and Nobody Gets Hurt! It’s insane, once the word out that toilet paper was the “must-have” item of the coronavirus pandemic fears, every paper good aisle at the grocery store was a ghost town. What else are you stocking up on?

 

BTW: Are you trying to find ways to teach your kiddos survival skills and preparing for a disaster without terrifying them? Have a look at our “5 Fun “Let’s Pretend” Games.”

 

The CDC and our local state government has been urging caution, but not hysteria when it comes to preparation for the possibility of the Coronavirus actually spreading here. The most important reminder? “Wash your hands!” (Or, as the Todd says, “Wash your hands like you’ve got a club stamp you don’t want your mom to see.”)

 

If you’re looking for some books with solid ideas regarding disaster prep, take a look at our “5 Best Books to Save Your Life.”

 

DNA Test Results Shocker! 2.25.20

DNA Test Results Shocker! I love the headline because it sounds so dramatic. Or, what I found out from our DNA test results, and why I now know my Nana was totally screwing with me. I’m such a sucker. On the bright side, I’m also Norwegian.

 

You’ll never believe that this sweet, adorable town is one of the five most violent here in Utah. Some of the most violent end up in the top five every year, like South Salt Lake and Ogden. But this sweet little town, filled with vegans wearing natural fibers? No freaking way!

Looking for some eccentric Utah towns for a memorable (whether you like it or not) road trip? We have your list!

 

 

It seems our kid’s school is DETERMINED that we’re taking our kid to Disneyland, and it seems kinda underhanded! I’m not going to lie, it’s been a long time coming, but the Todd got his First Grown-up Haircut this week. We’ll explain. Give him a pat on the back when you see him, won’t you?

When is the best time of year to visit Disneyland? Our vote is Halloween, and here’s why.

 

The most intense moments of a rescue from a trailer rig ON FIRE, from the last person you’d expect. Humanity can be awesome.

Are you looking for more inspiring stories to give you a reason to live on the dreariest days? Have you met our Facebook page, Tell Me Something Good? We’re here for you, honey.

 

Welcome to the Baby-Making Hotel – 1.29.20

We all like quirky Valentine’s Day promotions, but welcome to the baby-making hotel – an entirely new level of WOW. Book for a “nooner” at the Zed Hotel on Valentine’s Day, and if you happen to end up in the family way from your visit, they’ll reward you with a free hotel stay every year. Perhaps I’m merely paranoid, but that seems like it’s just inviting more trouble.

Maybe you already have the baby and don’t need the baby-making hotel. Perhaps you’re looking for something special … something sweet, and unique for a daddy-daughter date. Uh … then maybe the Todd is not your best example. But our Zoe had fun, at least.

Are you looking for some new ideas for DDD night? Have a look at these ideas.

 

Never underestimate the ingenuity of a gamer. A teenager in Salt Lake City playing with a friend in England heard him go into a seizure on her headset, and managed to save his life in a completely ingenious way. Imagine a gamer 5,000 miles away knowing your son was having a seizure before you did!

 

Do you have a picture of yourself you go back to when you need a mood boost? One where you’re absolutely gorgeous? If not honey, it’s time. Bonnie’s Joy Pinups re-creates you into a luscious, pouting vixen for a photo series you’ll gloat over for the rest of your life. Photographer Alyssa Chambers insists that “You will never be more beautiful than you are now.” Don’t wait to lose twenty pounds, or whatever else has you putting this off – call her now. Let Alyssa explain the process. The women I’ve spoken to after the experience were stunned to realize how liberating, how empowering it was. Need another little push? Alyssa’s discounting her sitting fee from $300 down to $50 – nonrefundable – plus a $100 credit toward your photo package. Find out more info here.

You can contact Alyssa at 801.604.9398 or follow her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

 

Knives … ClamdyCanes … Christmas Tree Groves … We Got ‘Em All – 12.3.19

Knives … Clamdy Canes … Christmas Tree Groves … We Got ‘Em All.

We just received a new taste-test item for the holidays. Join us for the unboxing and the unbridled horror. Ever heard of a “clamdy cane?” That’s not a typo. And it’s a taste that… Well, have a look.

 

Why bother with a boring Christmas tree when you can have a veritable forest? How to create a Christmas Tree “grove” with’s Todd’s easy DIY video.

Looking for more holiday decor ideas? Have a look at our special kid’s gift tags here. 

Luscious roast pork leg for Christmas dinner is here.

And “I need HOW many lights?” A foolproof guide to lighting up your Christmas Tree here.

You Know You Have to Try it – Tackling the Turducken – 11.22.19

You Know You Have to Try it – Tackling the Turducken. There’s a legendary bird… one that strikes fear and awe in the hearts of the Thanksgiving cook. The Turducken. The sublime mixture of turkey, chicken, and duck. And it is unspeakably delicious. Are you ready? The Todd has your step by step guide.

 

Also! Meet our Shop Locally Legends: Whole Life Tea and Basil & Rose Garden and Gifts. They’re about to make your gift list soooo much easier. Give a gift with a story behind it! Something beautiful and hand-made by someone here in Utah.

Cover image credit via Flickr

Low-Stakes Halloween Crafting – the Medallion Wreath! 10.22.19

Low-Stakes Halloween crafting – the medallion wreath. It’s a pretty Halloween wreath with almost zero effort. The low-stakes crafting we’ve all been looking for!

BTW: are you looking for more easy Halloween crafts? Try out our adorable Corn Critters here, make your own custom Harry Potter-esque wand here, and create your own Halloween Tree here.

 

(Image credit via Pixabay)

Do you realize we’re in the Turkey Zone? If you don’t eat it now, you really can’t have it until Thanksgiving. Here’s Todd’s No-Fail Turkey video. BTW: if you haven’t checked out Todd’s classic cooking a turkey on a Weber grill – more room in the oven for side dishes! – it’s one of our most popular YouTube videos here.

 

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When did Pennywise the Clown become Halloween’s most popular costume? I have clown “issues” as it is! We’ve got the complete list of the most-Googled Halloween costumes for 2019. Sexy unicorns? Really?

Erin’s in a Bathtub with Six Kittens. It Just Gets Weirder. 10.18.19

So Erin’s sitting in a bathtub with six kittens and the director of the Utah Humane Society, and it just gets weirder from there. It seems every animal shelter along the Wasatch Front is bursting at the seams with lonely cats and dogs and goats and rabbits and all manner of creatures. Can you adopt a new pet? If not, can you foster a pet or two? Let’s talk.

 

Also, congratulations, Utah! We were just named number one in the nation for something! And The Todd has created an instructional video about it.

 

As we’re drawing closer to the Women of Worth Gala on November 9th, I want you to know more about this incredible program and the women it benefits. Have a look…

Best (and Heaviest) Mountain Rescue EVER – 10.15.19

Do you ever take a look at something growing in your garden and have no idea what it is? We’re in this dilemma and the internet is not helping. So, we’re cutting the thing open on the podcast today and find out what spliced with what and then grafted with who. Enjoy our unintentional genetic experiment!

 

(image credit: Pixabay)

There’s 200 birds at the West Valley Animal Shelter who need you. Like, right now. An animal hoarder was busted in West Valley City, and the poor city shelter’s been turned into an emergency aviary. Ever wanted an exotic bird? Here’s your chance! This is a great time to consider fostering a pet as well. Find more information here.

 

(Image credit Salt Lake  County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue)

The Salt Lake County Search and Rescue saves the life of a very heavy victim and gets him down the mountain. I am not body-shaming. You’ll see what I mean at 14:45 into the podcast.