Category: travel_events

Cirque du Soleil.

A few nights ago we went as a family to see Cirque du Soleil in Salt Lake City. I had some hazy expectations of little gymnast girls in hoops, people flinging themselves across the stage in acrobatic fashion, someone hanging from the ceiling at some point. I told the kids as we left the house it would be something like the circus, cool and exciting and somewhat entertaining. I’m not sure what I was thinking. Nothing, apparently. I can’t tell…
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blissdom conference recap.

Last weekend I went to a blogging conference called BlissDom in Nashville, Tennessee. To say I had a good time wouldn’t do it justice. I had an amazing time and it had everything to do with the women I hung out with all weekend. Life lessons learned: Lesson #1: Wearing the best shoes in my suitcase right out of the gate is a mistake. My feet paid the price and I ended up in sneakers by Saturday night. This wasn’t…
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nashville, tennessee

That is all I have to say about that. My feet are the size of two small water buffalo, so I will lie in bed one more day with some bad magazines and a cold compress on my head before I resume blogging. Just know this: fun things happened in Nashville and none of them had anything to do with this guy or the National Tea Party:

freestyle world cup aerials in park city, utah.

Friday night we took the kids up to Deer Valley ski resort to see the Freestyle World Cup Aerials {ski jumping to laypeople like me}. Some of the athletes were qualifying for the Olympics, which is all kinds of awesome. And I have to say, seeing ski jumping in person is a whole different game than watching it on ESPN. This is what it looked like from my vantage point. And although I wish I had some of those globe…
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startup princess utah

You know, I was never the best at anything in high school. Or college for that matter. I always had loads of friends and loved to dress up, accessorize, and play with makeup. I’ve always loved to read. In fact, in college I was the worst librarian ever because I always read books in the stacks instead of shelving them like I was getting paid to do. I loved every writing class I’ve ever taken, and felt like I excelled…
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timpanogos storytelling festival

In large part because of my mother, my earliest memories include books. I was immersed in books from the word go. Three of my four sisters are/were librarians. I was a librarian in college, but that’s a story for another day. My sister-in-law is a master librarian. In fact almost every memory I have has a book memory associated with it. Do you know what I mean by that? This summer while driving down the coast of California for nearly…
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blogher 2009, chicago i love you.

I’ve been sitting on this BlogHer post for several weeks because it’s taken me that much time to wrap my head around it. I’m still sifting and mulling in my brain, but it’s time to show you some photos. Of course at first there was the SocialLuxe kick-off party, which was fabulous. Worth the last 5 months of my life I spent working on it. When SocialLuxe was finished I was off to the races! This was my first time…
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blogher before, and after.

This was me and Marie heading to BlogHer. We got up to leave from Salt Lake City at 4 a.m. and we thought we were so tired on the way there. I mean we were tired. Just not this tired: I look slightly hysterical. It’s like going into parenthood. You have no idea what you’re in for, you’re just excited. And by day 14 of no sleep, you can’t believe you’re still standing.

SocialLuxe Lounge 2009.

So you know the party I’ve been talking about for months, the one I’ve been planning since February {yes, it took FIVE months to make it happen}? Well, it came and went and was awesome {I’m sing-songing that part}. The coolest thing about the party is the fact that 6 women from all across the country with different talents came together to pull off an amazing event. Jennifer is the decorator of my dreams, Beth a PR goddess, Marie go-getter…
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