Category Archives: Health

The Real Reason You Need a Massage + Grand Opening of Mountainside Spa

When I was a college student, a massage at an honest to goodness spa (scented candles, heated tables, the works!) was the ultimate luxury. As soon as we were married, I let John know that massage gift certificates were welcome on any occasion. It wasn't until I had our second baby that I had an epiphany. Massage was no longer simply a luxury, it was a necessity that I needed to work into our budget! Here are some of the real reasons that I try to get a massage several times a year even on Read more [...]

Eating healthy with Carissa from + $100 Meal Plan Giveaway

I met the lovely Carissa of at Roots Tech earlier this month. Best words to describe her: vibrant, passionate, and full of knowledge. This girl knows her stuff and loves to share it.  Love her DIY fashion style (check out her insta feed!) and her creativity (adore these FREE glitter animal silhouette printables). But that is not what we are going to talk about today. Carissa is guest posting to share with us the meal plan that has changed her life. A lucky reader is going to Read more [...]

Temple to Temple Run 2015 with LDS Charities + Discount Code

Time to get excited for all the races coming up in the spring and summer! I've been pretty solid in the 5K camp (Love the Color Run and Running with Angels at Thanksgiving Point!), but I think I've found the 14.5 mile run to initiate me into longer distances - the Temple to Temple Run! Mark your calendar and come join me on the Provo River Trail and Murdock Canal Trail to run from the Timpanogos Temple to the Provo Temple.  I've jogged on other portions of the Provo River Trail and loved Read more [...]

Cobbler Cove and My Station Park + $300 Valentines Giveaway

Station Park is Farmington's hidden gem and I am so excited to give you a little sneak peek into some of my favorite things there. Be sure to enter to win the $300+ prize package from Station Park's amazing businesses (scroll to the bottom)! If you need a date night with the hubby (hello couples massage!) or you are looking for something fun to do with the kids (ice skating and yummy cobbler!), Station Park is your place. My first Station Park experience was in November for the dessert restaurant Read more [...]

Berry Oatmeal Super Smoothie + Giveaway #FoodieExtravaganza

Welcome to the Foodie Extravaganza!   We are a group of bloggers who love to blog about food!  Each month we decide on an all-famous National Monthly Food Holiday to will base our recipes around. This month's the ingredient is oatmeal.  Yes, January is National Oatmeal Month along with a whole array of other delightful things!! Get excited! We hope you all enjoy our delicious oatmeal treats this month and come back to see what we bring for you next month.  If you are a blogger and would Read more [...]

My favorite health app and a $250 Target giveaway

  How many times has this scene happened at your house? It's 9 pm. Your child has a high fever or other worrisome symptoms and you are wondering how late the Instacare is open and if you should take them in. Or how about this one - it's Christmas eve and your child just bonked his head on the edge of the fireplace. Does he need stitches? Can't even count the number of holidays where someone has gotten sick and we've checked out of the festivities to research symptoms and instacare options. Read more [...]

My List of Gratitude #SITS

(Free printable available from The Domestic Heart) This year has been so incredible busy and I have been blessed with amazing opportunities! When I saw the prompt from SITS Girls to blog about 10 Things I am Grateful For, I just had to join in. Thanksgiving is still two months away, but it is so important to have gratitude in our hearts all year long. As I wrote my list, I was reminded that there are many more things than ten that I have to be grateful for. So here is just a snipped of the gratitude Read more [...]

Vacation Essentials for Children with Eczema

Last summer I learned how important it is to pack the right products on vacation for a child who has eczema. On a week-long vacation to Bear Lake, Utah, my daughter's eczema flared up with a vengeance possibly due to the sunscreen, bug spray, generic soaps, etc. that we applied to her each day. Instead of protecting her skin, the products may have caused her skin to become even more sensitive and raw. Bear Lake is a small, vacation town with a general store not quite stocked with eczema essentials. Read more [...]

Live Well Utah Giveaway to help you get healthy!

This year my husband and I have been focusing more on our health. More visits to personal trainers, more fruits and veggies, more water - the works. We've had some great small successes, but we have still have a long way to go! I recently had the chance to learn more about the Weigh to Health Program from Intermountain Healthcare. I spent the evening with a nutritionist and trainer getting excited about small changes that will make a big difference in my family's health and wellness.                                         The Read more [...]

Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries

Just wrapped an incredibly inspiring weekend at a blog conference in Salt Lake City. I stayed at my mom's house to lessen the commute and got to enjoy some great breakfast chats with her over this yummy dish - Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries. We are both a few weeks into the The Fast Metabolism Diet (see how I lost 5 lbs in a week!). During Phase 1 grains and fruits are important - making this breakfast the perfect way to start your day! Quinoa definitely makes an appearance in our dinner Read more [...]