Monday, April 3, 2017

The Baby Cubby in Lindon Utah

Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned mom or dad you are sure to love The Baby Cubby in Lindon!

I wish I had know about The Baby Cubby when I became a mom for the first time. It would have saved me hours of research looking for the best baby gear. The Baby Cubby does all that for you. They only sell the safest and highest quality products  so customers can shop confidently. But don't go thinking that you will be paying top dollar there because they price match, even Amazon so you know that you are getting the best deal!

And don't let the name fool you, The Baby Cubby isn't just for infants. They also carry clothing, shoes, toys, etc for all ages of children. And of course they have something for mom too.

If you don't live near Lindon and can't make it into the shop, The Baby Cubby has a great website! And all orders over $49 receive free shipping.

The Baby Cubby
71 South 1380 West 
Lindon, Utah 
(801) 770-0584
Monday- Saturday 10:00 to 6:30 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Paint Mixer and University of Utah's Painting Camp for Kids

Who: Kids ages 6-12
What: Children's painting class to help develop painting skills in a fun, spring themed class. Utilizing acrylics and canvas. 
When: April 10th- 14th
Where: The Paint Mixer in Sugarhouse

Register here.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Baby Animal Season at This Is The Place

One of our favorite times of the year is here, baby animal season at This Is The Place Heritage Park!

There is nothing like spring time with all the new life around. Flowers, the warm weather returning and of course baby farm animals!  We love going to baby animal season at This Is The PLace to  see all the sweet baby animals, the kids love that they get to get up and close with baby goats, chicks, lambs, puppies and more.

Of course we also love the pony rides, train rides, panning for gold and the yummy donuts at donuts from Brigham Donut Shop.

  • $12.95 Adults
  • $10.95 Seniors (65 and Over)
  • $8.95 Children (3-11)
  • FREE Children 2 and under

  • Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • $2 off each ticket for I Heart Salt Lake readers. Just mention I Heart Salt Lake when purchasing your tickets. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Fantasy Canyon

In North Eastern Utah, about an hour outside of Vernal you will find some very unusual geological formations that date back to 38-55 million ago. If you are in North Eastern Utah I recommend that you take a few hours and check out Fantasy Canyon.

During the hot summer months it is best to go early in the morning before the sun is at it's hottest. The trails are easy, it is only about a mile around but wear good shoes. Wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water.

You can find more information and directions to Fantasy Canyon here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Utah Grief Counselors

Utah-based grief counselors were asked how to best deal with losing someone you love. This is a brief compilation of some of their responses.

Accept The Way You Feel

“Once we can accept that the pain of loss is a natural hurt based on our love, it's not just a meaningless pain. Grief is a deeply meaningful experience, that shows us how we feel about those we love.”

-Ammon Fawson, LMFT

“...accept your feelings.  All the pain, sadness, and anger is there whether you like it or not.  Ignoring it won't make it go away.  You don't have to feel them all at once or all the time, but avoiding your feelings only prolongs the grieving process.”

-Dr. Stephen Thayer

“Acknowledge how mourning changes as time goes on. This plays out when we come to a natural point in time when, we don’t forget them but we feel it’s time to put their personal belongings away and begin to choose when and where to remember. This should feel natural and healing, not forced.”

-Lorii Hubbard

Know That It Will Take Time

“There's no time table for grief. There's no "it's been one year, you should be better now". There are so many myths that need to be challenged. No one experiences grief the same way, and no one does it wrong.”

-Aimee Francom

“There is no set time for you to be ‘over it.’  And don't expect to get over it. The loss will stay with you; but over time and as part of  your grief journey, you will learn to live with it, incorporate it into your changed life.”

-Lothair W. Pendleton, LCSW

“But really - the best advice I can give you is to know that it will take time, to be gentle on yourself, and to allow yourself to grieve.”

-Liz Hunter, MA, LMFTA

Find Others Who Listen and Understand

“First, get support.  Turn to friends and family and accept the support they offer.  It's okay to take time for yourself, you'll likely need it.  Just don't isolate yourself or push people away.”

-Dr. Stephen Thayer

“Finding those who will just listen - and listen without judgement or advice - is very important.”

-Lothair W. Pendleton

“Support groups can also be very helpful. Many hospitals and psychotherapists offer support groups for those dealing with sudden and traumatic loss. There are also online groups which can help. I found a support group about six months after the death of my husband which I attended monthly for three years. Knowing that I wasn’t the only one in my position helped immeasurably.”

-Liz Hunter, MA, LMFTA

For more information go to: Dealing with Loss - Christensen & Hymas
Article written:Christensen & Hymas - the Utah Accident Lawyers

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

I spy

We haven't done one of these in a really long time.

Do you know where this is in the Salt Lake Valley?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Choice is yours... At Chuck A Rama!

By Kim Cracroft
Chuck A  Rama has been around for quite sometime!   This family owned business started back in 1966 and is still going strong with over 12 locations to visit.  We all have a Grandpa or Grandma, perhaps an Uncle that loves this place.   For me, its my Dad...  I have fond memories of going to this restaurant with my family.  My dad would take all of us there for a birthday, or for a big family get together.  
Chuck A Rama is celebrating their 50th anniversary!  I was able to attend a pre celebration for this restaurant where we learned how Chuck A Rama got its name, (visit their website and watch the little video) How long ago this restaurant was started, and where Chuck A Rama is today.  We were able to watch how they make all things fresh there.   They bake all things in house the day of,  and are made from scratch.  We were fortunate enough to see how they make there cinnamon pull aparts! YUUUM!   
The salad bar offers fresh options of pretty much everything you need to make the perfect salad, not to mention they have so many choices for lunch and dinner.  They had everything...out of the oven roast beef, turkey, homemade soups, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies and my personal, favorite the slow roasted kettle turkey with potatoes and carrots. They have Mexican cuisine, Chinese  cuisine, kids personal favorites included pizza, french fries, mac and cheese, spaghetti... the list goes on and on and on.  I cant stress enough how fresh everything was!  
The drink station offers both Coke and Pepsi products, local apple beer , an original Icee machine with 2 flavors, hot cocoa, etc.   Where else can you go and have over 20 options for food and drink?   Sounds like a win win to me. 
Last but not least, the dessert bar.   Everything from Grandmas homemade rice pudding and lava cake, to self serve soft serve ice  ream, endless choices of cakes and brownies...  what else am I missing?
You don't have to be from the older generation to frequent this place.   Take the kiddos there, meet a friend there for lunch,  celebrate your next birthday there,  don't be a stranger...  the staff is so friendly and the restaurant is top notch clean.  I promise this restaurant will not disappoint...  Go give it a try...  The choice is yours, at Chuck A Rama!