Thursday, February 26, 2015

Discovery Gateway’s Service Station and Dr. Seuss Celebration

By Victoria Saley from obSEUSSed 

New Ken Garff Service Station Exhibit
Discovery Gateway: The Children’s Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City will open its newly renovated Service Station Friday, Feb. 27.  Ken Garff sponsored the update to the exhibit by adding a top to the previous Jeep (which came from a kiddie ride at Lagoon originally).

Gateway Service Station
Now kids can role play being on a Ken Garff mechanic team by pretending to check the engine under the hood, change the oil, and replace the fluids. Additional kid-friendly tools will be available, and children will now be able to roll under the vehicle to make sure it's running in tip top condition. Kids can still play with the fuel and air and now learn how they work as part of the STEM initiative.
I saw this exhibit a few months ago and I’m excited to go back to let my kids try out these new features.  Plus, we have a red Jeep with a top and they are drawn to Jeeps.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration

Seuss Bee Gateway

Saturday, Feb. 28 | 10 am - 1 pm
FREE event in the Kem and Carolyn Gardner Theater
Museum admission may be purchased separately.
Discovery Gateway and KUED Kids celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday with Read Across America and a visit from the Cat in the Hat! Roll up your sleeves for some hands-on activities with the Salt Lake County Library, Natural History Museum of Utah, Utah Society for Environmental Education and Bad Dog Arts.

I’ve been to this event in past years and it is always a hit with my kids.  There are always fun crafts and activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

I also blog at sharing children’s books and activities.  If you’re looking for some ways to celebrate at home or in a classroom, stop by for some simple ideas of how to celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading. Dr. Seuss’ actual birthday is March 2.

Dr Seuss Crafts by obSEUSSed

Discovery Gateway: The Children’s Museum of Utah is located in the Gateway shopping plaza downtown Salt Lake City at 444 West 100 South. They often have special discounts that can be found on their website and if you sign up for their emails you can learn when special promotions for discounted membership are available.
Discovery Gateway Logo

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Taqueria 27

If you are looking for some dang good tacos in Salt Lake, look no further. We have just the place for you. Taqueria 27 serves up some tasty tacos we know you will love!

You won't find your run of the mill tacos here. All of the tacos are bursting with unique flavors that your taste buds will love and their Taco Of The Day (T.O.D.) is always a hit. They even have some yummy vegetarian options.We like to think of them as gourmet tacos.

Don't let the name fool you, Taqueria 27 serves more than just tacos. They have some amazing salads (Mexican Style Cobb Salad is a favorite), Mole' Plates, Nachos and we can't forget about their delicious Guacamole options, you gotta try the Guacamole of the Day.

Taqueria 27 has two locations, one located on the corner of Holladay Blvd and Murray Holladay Road in Holladay Village. The other location is on Foothill Drive.

Oh, and don't forget to try some dessert!

Follow Taqueria 27 on Instagram or Facebook  to check out their daily specials.

Head over to our Instagram to enter to win $50 to Taqueria 27!

1615 South Foot Hill Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 

4670 Holladay Village
Holladay, Utah 
(801) 676-9706

Have you been to Taqueria 27? What is your favorite thing to order?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Leslie's French Pastries in Holladay

Have you been to Leslie's French Pastries in Holladay? If not you need to stop in for a few treats!
Leslie's has been baking up amazing breads and desserts for over three decades.

At Leslie's you can find freshly made breads, rolls, muffins, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, pies, eclairs, cupcakes and much more!

Some of our favorites include the the eclairs, rum balls, cakes, sausage rolls, shortbread cookies and of course the Napoleons!
Napoleons are made up of layers of puff pastry that alternate between a delicious cream and topped with icing. These things are addicting!

The employees are always kind and helpful and are happy to offer suggestions.
Don't forget to order a custom cake while you are there. Their cakes do not disappoint.

Have you been to Leslie's French Pastries? What is your favorite thing there?

(801) 278-3341
2308 East Murray Holladay Road
Holladay, Utah
Tuesday- Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Festive Winter Cakes at Baskin Robbins and a Giveaway!

Do you have a holiday party coming up? Or perhaps a winter birthday? Then why not get one of the fun and festive ice cream cakes from Baskin Robbins?

Recently we ordered this darling snowman ice cream cake! We might not have snow here yet so what better way to bring it to us with a cute little snowman cake?

All pre-ordered cakes can be customized with your favorite ice cream and cake flavor. Plus there is something about Baskin Robbins frosting that I just can't get enough of. Needless to say the cake was a hit with the family!

Check out these other cute holiday cakes.

Ordering online is super easy too, or you can go into Baskin Robbins to place your order.

We are giving away a Snowman cake to one lucky winner!

To enter the giveaway fill out the form below.

This giveaway is closed. The winner is Chelsea R!
Giveaway ends at midnight December 13, 2014.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Candlelight Christmas at This Is The Place Heritage Park and a Giveaway!

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate this Christmas season? Then head to Candlelight Christmas at This Is The Place Heritage Park! It is such a fun way to experience Christmas of over a century ago during quieter and simpler times.

Candlelight Christmas runs December 8th- 27th (closed the 24th and 25th) 5:00-9:00pm
Adults $11 children $8 and children under 2 are free.

Some of the fun things you can experience are:
Live nativity
Visit with Father Christmas
Make gifts and crafts one of the decorated historic homes
Listen to the Heritage Village Carolers
Visit the Naughty and Nice House
Hot soup at Huntsman Hotel

We are giving away 6 free passes to Candlelight Christmas and a certificate for a dozen donuts on our Instagram. Head over there for easy entry! 

This Is The Place Heritage Park

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tabula Rasa in Trolley Square

One of our favorite shops in Trolley Square is Tabula Rasa. Known for their beautiful papers and stationery, Tablua Rasa is a shop you must shop this holiday.

Tabula Rasa carries a large selection of fine writing instruments and of course everything one would need for the fine art of calligraphy. Hand bound journals, notebooks, cards and stationery line the shelves at Tabula Rasa.

Finding the perfect gift is never hard at Tabula Rasa! They also carry leather accessories, jewelry, fragrances and toiletries from around the world. They even have a great selection of gifts for children.

We also love their complimentary gift wrapping!

Trolley Square
(801) 575-5043

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Train Shoppe in Salt Lake

I have to tell you right now that this blog post will in no way do The Train Shoppe the justice it deserves. The Train Shoppe is hands down one of the coolest places in Salt Lake!

The Train Shoppe on State Street may just appear to be be a model train retail store but it is much more than that. First off, the store is full of all things model railroad related and the employees and owners really know their stuff. They are so helpful!

In a large backroom behind the shop sits the town of Salty Gulch. The town has private party rooms that can be rented for a minimal price, they have a snack bar saloon, interactive trains and a miniature train ride. The indoor western town is amazing!

The 1/8th scale miniature train ride runs through the Salty Gulch mine and right now is decorated for Christmas. Each rider gets a toy gun for the interactive shooting gallery. The train runs every Saturday and during most school breaks. Check out the schedule on the Train Shoppe website or Facebook page.

The interactive trains are quarter operated on little touch screens that are easy to use. You can control the speed, whistle, headlights and horn. You can even find fun seasonal layouts.

One of the cool things about The Train Shoppe are the private party room rentals. The prices are great and you can choose from two themed party rooms, The Salty Gulch Hotel or The Salty Gulch Jail. You can even rent the whole town if needed. There are no hidden costs (like paying to bring in outside food) and you even get discounted train ride tickets. Each room comes with a birthday banner too.

We recently had a birthday party at The Train Shoppe and were so impressed with everything and know you will be too!

2964 South State Street
(801) 322-2729
Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm