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Home: How to Live Like a Tourist

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We all have heard the phrase when traveling "Live like the locals." While that is very good advice when looking for the best taco truck in Fresno or the best pizza in Chicago, sometimes I think in our home turf, we tend to live like a local a little…

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Community Event: Visiting the Kennecott Copper Mine

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I had the opportunity to go with other Utah bloggers for a free day at the Kennecott Utah Copper Mine in April. This was a community event cosponsored by Kennecott, Mom It Forward and Penne Powers Brian Haynes. Kennecott is one of the world's largest open-pit mines. It…

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Holiday Flash Mob Spreads Cheer to Black Friday Shoppers

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I've been an onlooker at several flash mobs. My first reaction is always that I want to get out there and dance with them. My second reaction is an overall feeling of happiness. Spontaneous outbreaks of singing, dancing, and cheer is nothing less than fun.

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Utah Food Drive: Donate Non-Perishable Items to Your Local Fresh Market

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Donate—Growing up, my mom did a terrific job of ensuring we ate dinner together as a family every night. Monday through Thursday nights, we had simple meals. Fridays was always pizza. Saturdays were simple. And Sundays were nothing short of a feast.
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We created lots of family memories …

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Family Halloween Activities: Witchfest at Utah’s Gardner Historic Village

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Halloween Activities—Every year, I get giddy about Witchfest—an annual festival at Gardner Historic Village in Midvale, Utah. Gardner Historic Village is an old mill converted into eclectic shops and antique stores with grassy areas and streams throughout. It may not be Salem, Massachusetts, but it is the perfect…

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