Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Treats and Trends Catering and Cookies

We recently stopped by The Store in Holladay to try out the Treats and Trends cookies we have been hearing about. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint! There are so many different flavors to choose from, including some unique cookie flavors that you won't find at other bakeries.

We love the classic Vanilla, Dr. Pepper, Lemon and Cotton Candy!
Other flavors we can't wait to try are the Neapolitan, Avocado Cream Cheese, Pistachio, Dirty Diet Coke, Cookie Dough Frosting, Pina Colada, and so many more!

You can find Treats and Trends cookies in both of The Store shops, Jolley's , Pop Shop and of course through custom orders.

One thing you may not know about Treats and Trends is they also do catering. That's right, you can have Treats and Trends cater your private event! They are a full service catering company that will customize a menu to fit your needs. Call for more information.

Head over to the I Heart Salt Lake Instagram for a chance to win a dozen assorted cookies from Treats and Trends! 


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jump To Fun Utah Bounce Houses

Do you have an upcoming party your planning? If so then I suggest you head over to Jump To Fun Utah and check out their bounce houses and inflatables. They are a big hit with kids!

We recently had some friends over to check out two of the fun inflatables from Jump To Fun Utah. And of course we had a great time! The climbing wall was a fun addition too.

Prices are very competitive at Jump To Fun and they even offer monthly specials. They also rent chairs, tables, popcorn and snow-kone machines, games and more. 

You may remember us telling you how much we loved Jump To Fun Utah before.  We love that they come set up and clean up after the party. The work is all done for you!

Office hours Monday through Saturday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Delivery hours Sunday though Saturday 9:00 am- 8:00 pm

Friday, June 5, 2015

Utah Summer Adventure Ideas

Hello!  We are Harmony, Stephanie and Melinda from The Salt Project.  Between the three of us, we have 11 kids, yes, it's crazy. We feature things to do in Utah with kids. (Most things we write about are still cool to do without kids too.) We host weekly giveaways on Wednesday, so be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and occasionally twitter! You don't want to miss out on our Weekly Newsletter either, sometimes, we host special giveaways to just our subscribers!
Summer is here! Holla! We've rounded up some of our favorite places and would love to see your summer adventures. Tag #thesaltproject so we can follow along.

Antelope Island | Layton, Utah

Antelope Island is so much more than just a place you visit when you are in elementary school. Hiking, biking, swimming, exploring the ranch, birdwatching and watching for wildlife are just a few things that our kids love to do.

Ogden River Walk | Ogden, Utah

One of our favorite, shady places is the Ogden River Walk that runs along the Weber river.  You can bike, roller blade or walk down the paths. If you start out by Weber Canyon you can try some of the delicious Mormon Muffins, or check out Slackwater Pizza on the other end. Lorin Swimming pool (where the famous Sandlot movie was filmed) and skate park are located in the middle of the paths. You can fish or just wade through the river. Plus, Fort Buenaventura is one of the stops and they host a yearly Mountain Man Rendezvous!

Gilgal Sculpture Garden | Salt Lake City, Utah

Tucked in the heart of Salt Lake is a slightly odd sculpture garden. If you have a few minutes be sure to stop by or even take a picnic.

Home Depot Workshops for Kids | Your Local Home Depot

Free craft, free apron, free pin, free fun!  The kids love these! Held once a month, you'll want to check out the craft and sign up your kids!

Crystal Hot Springs | Honeyville, Utah

Hot or cold weather, rain or shine, the Crystal Hot Springs is a favorite place. Bring your swimsuit and be prepared to go down the water slides. They also have camping spots too.

Nicholls Castle Park | Kaysville, Utah

This park is just off Highway 89. It's a great park for kids of all ages. We love picnicking and walking along the Bair Nature path just below the park.

Dinosaur Park | Ogden, Utah

Along the Ogden River Walk is the Dinosaur Park! Inside is an awesome museum and outside is an even greater park. Walk among the dinosaur or slide down a prehistoric tree! Dig for dinosaurs and take a picnic.

Museum of Natural Curiosity | Lehi, Utah

This place is crazy cool. Rope Courses, wind tunnels, kidtopia, zip lines, beautiful flowers, mazes, you'll want to spend a whole day here with your kids for sure.

Ogden Nature Center | Ogden, Utah

Hikes, classes, raptor birds, bear den, this place has it all. Be sure to stop and walk through the bird house displays.

The Food Truck League | Salt Lake City, Utah

Food trucks are all a rage and we love em too! The Food Truck has Monday Round-Ups and now Friday Nights in Bountiful. Be sure to follow their social media to see what trucks are coming to the Round-Ups.

Pineview Reservoir | Huntsville, Utah

Utah is so awesome. 20 minutes from Ogden is a beautiful Reservoir with sandy beaches and amazing views in the valley. Be sure to check out this free beach we found!

High Adventure Park | Ogden, Utah

This park is not just for kids. It's totally a park for adults too. It's also along the Weber River.
We're super excited for summer fun and all the Utah has to offer! Get out there Utah!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Western Trail Rides at This Is The Place Heritage Park

We are really excited about the new Western Trail Rides at This Is The Place Heritage Park!

During the trail ride you can enjoy beautiful views from the top of a horse just like the early settlers did. Riders age 5 and up can schedule their ride Monday through Saturday 9:30 am- 6:30 pm. Western trail Rides include admission to This Is The Place Heritage Park.

Trail rides can accommodate up to 8 people and are guided by experienced wranglers. Larger group rides can be arranged. More information on trail rides here.

$55 per person for 60 minute ride 
$40 per person for 30 minute ride 
*Price includes admission into This Is The Place Heritage Park!

Head over to our Instagram to enter to win a Western Trail Ride for 4-6 people!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blogger Event at the Train Shoppe

Recently we held a local blogger event at The Train Shoppe in Salt Lake City. We have posted about The Train Shoppe before, it is Utah's only destination model railroad store. It is amazing! We really can't say enough good things about The Train Shoppe.

They have a great store full of everything you need for model trains with employees who really know their stuff. Plus they have a special area that was designed to resemble an old time western town. The little town has three party rooms you can rent at a low price, dozens of model trains that are coin operated so you and your little ones can control them. They have touch screen controls so they are super easy to use.

And our favorite part, is the 1/8th scale train ride. The train goes through a little mining town and each rider gets a little gun for the interactive shooting gallery. It is so much fun!

This back room is open during business hours but the train ride runs during specific hours. Check the schedule to see the hours. It is usually running on most weekends, during the summer months and during school holidays. Get updates from The Train Shoppe on Facebook.

The Train Shoppe was so great to host us! We recommend going there for your next birthday party.

We served delicious cookies from The Fix. You can read more about The Fix here. They made train cookies and of course I Heart SL cookies too. Their cookies are really so good! If you haven't tried them yet, go and pick yourself up a traditional sugar cookie and a coco cream cookie. Oh, and don't forget a drink too! Follow The Fix on Instagram and Facebook.

Sara from Confetti Sunshine put together a fun train kabob for the kids.

All the supplies are from Oriental Trading Company.
Train sucker, marshmallow poles, salt water taffy,  and gummy X and O's. You could make these for any party, just switch out the sucker to fit your theme.

Sara also made a train conductor certificate for the kids and they each got a train conductor badge.

A big thank you to those who attended and for our great sponsors.




Monday, May 11, 2015

The Patisserie

Recently we were able to taste the deliciousness that is The Patisserie. Owner Janessa's love for baking shows in each of her tasty desserts.

The Patisserie offers pies, tarts, macarons, cookies and cakes to order.
The sugar cookies would be perfect for a party, shower, BBQ, gift or just to enjoy. The frosting has a hint of almond, it's delicious!

The Patisserie cakes are so good, we tried 5 different mini cakes and we loved them all!

We tried the chocolate mousse, almond, spice with cream cheese frosting, coconut and lemon cream.
They were all amazing! We loved the how moist the spice cake was, the fluffy and light consistency of the lemon cream, the flavor of the almond, coconut and the chocolate mousse. We would order every single one of them again.

Janessa is so easy to work with and her cakes not only taste great but they are beautiful too. Call The Patisserie for your next event, you will be happy you did.

Follow The Patisserie on Instagram or check out the website here.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pizza Studio

By Aimee from The Elephant of Surprise  

Nothing says a family-style weekend like a pizza dinner. We recently had the opportunity to test out Pizza Studio in Fort Union, and it did not disappoint. The most popular route is a build-your-own with loads of options. You can choose your crust, cheese, and toppings. I tried things like kalamata olives, zucchini, and tomatoes, and it was sooo delicious. My hubby went the bbq direction, and my boys split a classic pepperoni.

All the pizzas are served personal sized, which I love because it gives you the chance to sample a few different ones. There have been lots of more "gourmet style" pizzerias opening lately, and the taste of Pizza Studio ranks right up there with the best, but without a hefty price. We loved that. Also, it has to be said that the service was outstanding! The staff was super friendly and gave us lots of helpful tips and suggestions when ordering. Not only that, but the manager checked in with us during our dining experience and was so nice. 

Gotta love a family-friendly joint, right?? Be sure to visit Pizza Studio at one of their 4 (soon to be 5) locations here around Salt Lake.

Pizza Studio on Urbanspoon