Remembering My Grandmother…

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017

I can clearly remember the day my grandmother died. I can’t remember the date. Or even the year, but those aren’t the important details, right? After I heard the news I went out onto my back porch and stared at the sky as the tears fell down my face.

My eyes were drawn to the sunset. The colors were beautiful! The purples and blues, oranges and yellows; Each color reminded me of a different talent that my grandmother possessed. The colors seamlessly meshed together, just as her talents had to produce the awe inspiring woman that she was.

I watched the colors swirling, as they formed different designs and created new shades of colors. As the sun slowly sunk below the mountains I could picture my grandmother at her best. Before long, the sun was completely gone. As was my grandmother.

In that simple sunset I had relived every memory I had ever had with this amazing woman. To this day, sunsets bring me a peace that I can’t describe. I know it’s my grandmother watching over me from heaven.



Lugz: Be Proud of Your Shoes!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017

LUGZ Boots

I am woman…hear me…walk? Yes. walk. I AM a woman, which means shoes are something that is an innate NEED, not simply a want. So when you hear my walking, it means I am walking with one sole purpose…like what I did there? Yep. I’m walking to show off my shoes, boots or heels! So now I’d like to introduce you to Lugz. Love the Lugz!

Always an innovator and leader in footwear, Lugz first made a name for itself in October of 1993, bringing its first line of boots to market, with the initial product consisting of two styles of boots, a quilted vest and a pair of jeans.

Soon Lugz was endorsed by key players from the world of hip hop and has continued to do so through out the years. One such collaboration led Lugz to breathe life to a whole new category of footwear with the introduction of the first ever celebrity-endorsed “Funk Master Flex” urban driving shoe. This was only the beginning as support then lead to a collaborative line with hip-hop superstar Bryan “Baby” Williams, aka “Birdman” with his own series of sneakers and boots.

From its inception, Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting styles beyond boots and has added casual shoes and athletics to the mix for the Lugz men, Lugz women and Lugz kids lines.

 

Just take a look at these beauties! They are the Women’s Seabrook. They are cute, stylish and definitely keep my feet comfy when I’m on them all day teaching little 3 year olds. I LOVE the black and fuschia, but they also come in Aqua/White/Cloud, Black/Nautical Blue/White, White/Cloud,  Onyx/White. and Black/White. CUTE!! So many cute colors to fit your style to a “T”. They also have the following;

  • Canvas upper
  • Cotton drill lining
  • Waxy finish laces
  • Metal eyelets & classic Lugz hardware
  • Durable rubber outsole

Everything you need to strut your stuff in STYLE! And let’s be honest. For THIS woman…wearing stylish shoes is really when I roar…just sayin’. I have worn these and it never fails that I get compliments from my fellow shoe loving mamas. Thanks ladies! And thank you Lugz! You are the jelly to my jelly roll…The Cheese to my macaroni…The perfect fit to my foot.

Plus, don’t forget to sign up for the LUGZ newsletter so you can be entered to win a pair of free LUGZ directly from them!



Giveaway: Win a Utah State Fair Prize Pack (3 Winners)!

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017

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Utah State Fair

The Utah State Fair runs September 7 – 17 

Utah State Fair Giveaway

My Family at the Utah State Fair in 2012

My family absolutely loves going to the Utah State Fair every year. It has become a tradition and we love it! There is so much stuff to do and it’s great for all ages. No, really. There are rides, food, animals, exhibits, food, vendors, kids activities, and food! Wait, did I mention there is food? Because there is. And lots of it!

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Me eating Saturday’s Waffle at the Fair in 2014.

There are way too many things to do and see at the fair to list them all, but here are some of my favorites: Little Hands on the Farm (This is my kids absolute favorite thing to do every year), Giant Yellow Slide, Fishing Pond, Bovine Exhibit, Turkey Legs (these things are HUGE! And delicious!), Dutch Oven Cook Off, and the Rodeo. And tons more. There is so much fun stuff at the Fair! If you haven’t been before you have no idea what you are missing. I’ll be adding a full review of this years fair as soon as we get a chance to visit.

 

Buy It:

In case you’re wanting to go there are some great discounts available including;

  • Family Savings Bundle $95 includes four (4) gate admission tickets, two (2) regular All-You-Can-Ride carnival wristband vouchers, and $40 of food coupons that can be used for any of your favorite fair foods or drinks. Available online through August 31.
  • September 7 is Coca-Cola Day – Age 5 and under FREE, Age 6 and above $6
  • On Patriot Day (9/11) all military, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, with proper identification, will be admitted FREE
  • On September 11 it is ABC4 GOOD4UTAH Family day – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8, Purchase one All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristband at regular price and receive a second wristband FREE
  • September 12 is KSL Free Parking Day – Visit www.ksl.com to print your coupon.
  • September 13 is Fox13 Day at the Fair – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8

 

 

Win It:

Three Mamas readers will win a Utah State Fair Prize Pack!

(Three winners will receive five admission tickets, to the Utah State Fair)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite thing at the fair (or what you are most excited to see) then fill out the giveaway form below. If you’re reading this in our daily email or a feed reader, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends Tuesday, September 5 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to Utah Residents Only
*Make sure you include a valid email address so we can contact you. This is the only thing your email address will be used for.
*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



Make SUPER Easy Money Every Month With Neiybor: The Airbnb of Storage!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017

You guys! Have you heard of Neiybor yet? It’s the Airbnb of storage. It’s seriously the coolest thing ever! You can earn money every single month by renting our your extra space. Or, if you need a little extra space you can rent from someone else instead of paying the high prices of a storage facility.

I am stoked to get started. All I need to do is take pics of the space I want to rent out (covered parking, garage, unfinished basement, etc.) and put the dimensions and pics on the site. I plan on renting out a portion of my unfinished basement. I mean, it’s just a huge space down there, why not let it earn me a little moolah, eh? Plus, I already let a friend of mine store her stuff in my extra space for free. As soon as she’s done with it I can use that to make a bit more!

As someone who recently rented out a storage unit I know how pricey it can be. I freaking LOVE the idea of Neiybor! And I can’t wait to get started! Check out more details below.

How People Find Space:
The process of finding space involves a simple search from the main page of our website that brings you directly to the listings available. You can then also move around the interactive google map to see the other listings available in surrounding areas. Search, Reserve, and Connect. It’s that simple.

Tips for Renters:

  • Search for storage locally and in the surrounding areas to find the most competitive price
  • Communicate effectively with host once the reservation is placed

How to become a Host:
Anyone can become a host! All you need is an empty room, garage, RV pad, or shed. To begin, simply create a host profile, become verified, take high quality photos of your space, and then create a listing. When someone decides to rent your space you will be notified via email and provided with the next steps in being a successful host. Once your space is booked you connect with the renter to decide a good time to move in.

Tips for Hosts:

  • Take photos of available space (we recommend you clean the space to make it look
    appealing)
  • Upload 3-5 photos of the space (photos taken on a phone should be done horizontally to
    avoid having the image flip)
  • Offer a good detailed description of the space
  • Be responsive to renters
  • Price your space competitively
  • If you have enough space then consider listing multiple spaces of differing sizes

What are you waiting for? Sign up now!



Cherry Hill: Utah’s Best Water Park!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017

 

Have you been to Cherry Hill recently? If not, you don’t know what you are missing! Last week my kids and I went for the day. It was my first time visiting and to say I am impressed is an understatement. Seriously, this place is AWESOME! So what do they have there?

Water Park: Pirates Cove Activity Pool has an authentic 40 foot pirate ship with a simulated cannon battle and Caribbean sound. Our foam padded Cardiac Canyon River Run is loaded with caverns, waterfalls, and sudden drops and turns. Our Grant’s Gulch Lazy River has an endless river of fun that you float and soak in. The newly themed Double Dragons are enhanced water slides with fog and lighting in the tunnels. All of this … plus your choice of 2 Swimming Pools to soak and sun at.

 

Miniature Golf: Come play one of the most challenging miniature golf courses in Utah. With an updated look and some new features this golf course is one of a kind. Each hole has a theme such as castles, windmills, ski mountains, and more. Take a Date or bring the Family for some wholesome fun!

During Scary Hill the Mini Golf is re-themed with favorite Halloween characters like Dracula, Witches, Spiders etc.. Pumpkins are lit around the golf along with festive music and Halloween décor. It’s a must see for people who love Halloween!

The Rock: Located next to the Maze. This 30′ rock climbing wall is a test on your nerves and skill as you choose one of the 4 climbing paths. There are easy climbing paths for children and more challenging paths for adults.

Hamster Haven Playground: Your children can literally have a ball in our original ball crawl! Built so your little ones can race through tunnels, scale rope climbs and take on the slide in an area that’s similar to a hamster cage! This is a great place to get their energy out while parents relax in the shade.

Aeroball: Located next to the Jungle Maze you can test your skills on this athletic trampoline game. Brand New Aeroball Units were just installed! The object of the game is to shoot an Aeroball over your opponent while jumping. Score the most points during your game to win!

I am so impressed with what is available and what you can get for your money at Cherry Hill. We had kids from 3 to 14 plus adults and every single one of us had fun! This would be a super fun place to have a Summer party, birthday party, company party, or just a day out with the kids. You can choose which attractions you want to visit and plan ahead for your day. You can eat lunch/dinner on site or head somewhere local and then come back to the park. You can also bring in your own picnic. I can’t wait to go back!

 

Disclosure: I was given free entrance in exchange for this review. The opinions on this blog are my own.



Utah Giveaway: Enter to Win a Family 5 Pack of Bees Tickets!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017

About upcoming Salt Lake Bees events:

August 18 – Daddy/Daughter Princess Night

September 1 – Fan Appreciation Night

 

Buy It:

Mamas on a Dime readers can now get an awesome discount on Bees tickets!
Save $4 to $7 per ticket PLUS pay no extra fees! Just enter coupon code BEES204 at the link above. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

 

Win It:

One Mamas on a Dime reader will win 5 Bees tickets! You can choose any game that doesn’t have fireworks.

This giveaway ends Thursday, August 24th, at which time the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog.

The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to U.S. Residents Only
*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is sponsored by the Salt Lake Bees. We were given tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.



EZVIZ Mini Plus HD Wi-Fi Vide Security Camera ONLY $64.99 Shipped!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017

Head over to Amazon where you can snag this EZVIZ Mini Plus HD 1080p Wi-Fi Video Security Camera for just $64.99 shipped!

This security camera can be controlled by Alexa through Echo Show. Plus, it features wide-angle 135° view for clearer video over a wide area, and a night vision sensor.

 

  • EZVIZ MEETS ALEXA – Our WiFi Cameras can now be controlled by Alexa through Echo Show. Simply ask her to show you the baby’s room, the backyard, or anywhere you have an EZVIZ camera. Stay tuned for new skills as our relationship with Alexa grows. The Mini Plus can also be controlled by other smart home IoT devices through IFTTT.
  • VIEW ANYWHERE, ANYTIME through the EZVIZ app, which lets you see all of your EZVIZ cameras in one place. Receive motion alerts on your mobile devices when movement is detected.
  • LISTEN IN AND TALK while away using the built-in speaker and mic.
  • 1080p HD VIDEO and wide-angle 135° view for clearer video and sharper details over a wider area. Improved night vision sensor automatically switches for clearer HD video when it’s dark.
  • MULTIPLE STORAGE OPTIONS to choose from. For storage locally, camera accepts up to a 128GB micro SD card for storage beyond the cloud.

 



Zulily: Up to 60% off Muk Luks Shoes!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017

Zulily is having a great sale on Muk Luk shoes. You can save up to 60%. I don’t think I saw anything that wasn’t at least 50% off with prices starting at just $11.99.

Since the debut of their famous Slipper Sox, MUK LUKS has been a comfort legend in the footwear industry. With bold patterns and bright colors, their fashionable pairs celebrate authentic style, colorful adventures and creative innovation.



Things a Car Salesman Will Never Tell You & Why You Should Do Your Research First!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017

(Sponsored post.)

There are so many things to consider when buying a new car. It is usually fairly stressful. And often high pressure, which I absolutely HATE! That’s a big part of the reason I choose to do my research online, well before ever heading to a dealership. My favorite site to visit? Cars.com, I’ll tell you more about why later. For now, read these things that a car salesman will never tell you.

1.  We have a promotion online right now that will save you extra money – Most dealers won’t mention their online specials when you visit the dealership in person.  Make sure you visit the dealer’s website to see if they have any online promotions.  Pay close attention to any fine print on the promotion to make sure that you will qualify.  Mention the promotion when you first arrive at the dealership.

You may want to scope out the websites of several competitor dealerships too.  If a competitor has a better promotion listed on their website, ask the dealer if they are willing to match the promotion.

2.  Take a night and sleep on the decision – Purchasing a new car is a very big decision.  Make sure you take time to think it over before you complete the purchase.  You should ALWAYS take a night to sleep on the decision.  If you still feel good about the purchase the following day, proceed with buying the car.  Always have the courage to walk away from a dealership, especially when the salesman is very pushy.

3.  You can take the car you are considering to a mechanic you trust before you buy the car – Not many people know this, but it could potentially save you some major headaches down the road.  If you have a mechanic you know and trust (my fave in Utah is Ray’s Garage), arrange to stop by with the car you are considering and ask them to inspect the vehicle.  If you don’t have a mechanic you trust, ask your friends and family which mechanic they would recommend.

4.  You should research finance options on your own before you visit – While many dealers offer their own financing or partner with other financing companies, the best financing on a new car may be available somewhere else.  Always check with your own bank or credit union first to find out the potential terms of a loan on a new vehicle.  You should also check out other banks and credit unions to compare rates, fees, terms, etc.  If you are well informed before you visit the dealer, you will be in a much better position to evaluate if the financing offered directly by the dealer is a good opportunity or not.

5.  I don’t know everything about the cars on this lot – Many car salesmen are trained in the art of selling, instead of being trained as car experts.  Instead of simply accepting the salesman’s answers to your questions, research the models you are considering extensively online before visiting the dealership.  Compare similar models.  Price shop online. Knowledge is power!

 

Buying a new or used car should always be an enjoyable experience. Or, at the very least, not a horrible one.  My best advice? Head to Cars.com. You can search cars for sale, read specs and reviews on any car out there, AND find dealerships that have the car you want. Do your research before you go! Believe me, you won’t regret it.



2017 Entertainment Coupon Book ONLY $5 Shipped!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017


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Get any 2017 Entertainment book for just $5 and FREE shipping!

My family gets this book every year and we always use a ton of the coupons inside. And for $10 it’s a steal. Make sure to snag yours now. Just choose your area from the drop down box after clicking the link and go from there. It’s super easy and fast to order.

Save On:

  • Fine & Casual Dining
  • Fast Food & Carryout
  • Activities & Attractions
  • Gift Cards
  • Shopping & Services
  • Movie Tickets
  • Hotels, Car Rentals & Airlines
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