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April 2017

The Home

A Room Reveal

A Christmas plaid wallpaper room and bathroom was screaming for a room makeover.  I wish I hadn’t avoided tearing down that wallpaper for the last 3 years because it came off so much easier than I thought it would.  Now this room feels like a breath of fresh air.

Here are all the details for this room makeover for a very special 10 year old.

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DIF wallpaper spray stripper is only $7 and did an entire room, closets and bathroom.  Just mix with very hot water, spray onto the wallpaper, let sit a minute and start to peel off the wall.  This only took a couple of hours to do and worked beautifully.  We bought ours at Wallpaper Warehouse in Sandy, Utah.

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After removing the wall paper we did the drywall patching and sanding.

I wanted this basement to feel bright and open so I found a paint that I absolutely love, BEHR paint and primer, Silent White (from Home Depot).  It looks white but dries in the prettiest light gray.  The bedroom and bathroom feel so much brighter and bigger.

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  • “She will move Mountains” print, our ETSY shop, frame from IKEA
  • Bedding, Home Goods, pillow, desk runner & chair fabrics from The Fabric Shop in Draper, Utah
  • Nightstand & Lamp from Home Goods
  • Desk & Chair refinished with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints from Drab 2 Fab, Draper, Utah -Duck Egg blue & Antoinette pink.
  • Bench from IKEA
  • Window drapes, Home Goods
  • And my FAVORITE part of the room… The wall flowers and leaves!  I sent in my designs to Fotowalls USA and they printed these for me.  They are removable and reusable and a fraction of the cost of other wall decal shops!

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  • Duck Egg from Annie Sloan chalk paints on the vanity & entry table
  • Magnolia silk flowers from IKEA
  • “E” glittered initial from Pottery Barn Kids
  • Bathroom matt only $7.99, “Unicorn Tears” hand soap, tray & glass container from Home Goods (I can’t live without Home Goods)

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Be sure to watch the “reveal” video.  It was the best part after all the hard work!

Project from start to finish took 5 days and we had so much fun working together.

We can’t wait to start another room!

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Health & Fitness

Summer dance for littles and adults

Today we are sharing an aweosme dance studio for children that also offers some adult classes!

Dance Arts Theater of Utah is a classical ballet studio in the heart of central Salt Lake City. DATU offers Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, and Hip Hop in both Pre-Ballet and Pre-Professional programs. Their warm and welcoming atmosphere propels dancers of all ages and levels to their fullest potential.

We are always looking for new things for our kids to learn and as adults we should have some fun hobbies as well.  Doesn’t getting together with friends to take some dance classes sound so fun? And how sweet is it that they have classes starting with walking babies?  Adorable!

All of our followers who register for summer classes during the month of April will receive a $15 credit plus DATU Swag.  Just mention SALT SKY when you sign up.

For more information and to contact DATU,

Dance Arts Theatre of Utah
1939 Murray Holladay RD
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
PH: (801) 278-0250

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Specialty Shops

Gadgets You Need to Make Life Simpler

Shop: Preza Shop
Social Media: @prezashop

We’ve just been introduced to an online shop with gadgets, gifts and accessories that we think you’ll love.  Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just around the corner and there are so many awesome gifts at fabulous prices to shop for.  We’ve found some great things that we’ve loved playing with like the Apple Watch & phone charging dock… now the kids can’t keep stealing the charger and lose it in the house.

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Another favorite is the Bluetooth Key Finder.  There’s something about keys and us.  Neither one of us can seem to keep them in the same place.  This is a lifesaver and even better, it’s 50% off right now!

 

 

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We also love their jewelry and kitchen gadgets.  Check out all the sales today and find some favorites of your own.

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Two Kitchen gadgets we had to have!  The foldable silicone funnel $6.00 and the pineapple corer $13.99

So much more to love. Visit their shop today and happy shopping!

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Deals, Professional Services

Saddle Up Utah!

Utah Trail Rides
Located: This is the Place Heritage Park Stables
Deal: 2 one hour horseback rides for $60 ($30 per person), regularly $55 per person
Coupon: SALT SKY blogger network deal
Book ride by calling: 801-448-6126
Expires: 6-30-17

This past weekend we had the best time horse back riding in the foothills overlooking the beautiful city of Salt Lake.

Our friends at Utah Trail Rides were so much fun and since some of us are pretty rusty at the sport, they were very patient and helpful.

Just imagine riding out of a barn full of beautiful horses, past an apple orchard, through a street lined with historic buildings, and onto a path just below Bonneville Shoreline Trail. You can see the whole city and the vista is spectacular.

Utah Trail Rides is owned by a very handsome cowboy from Arizona that now calls Utah home. The business has grown so much in the past two years that they are booked around the clock. So much so that they are expanding and buying more horses just to keep up with the demand. And we love that!

We are so excited to go back! Next time we will take our husbands. Just picture a romantic couple ride, can’t wait.

But book your appointment ahead of time because they fill up fast.

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This is definitely in the list of top ten things to do in Utah this season.

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Utah Trial Rides has a special offer for our followers!  Trail rides are 1 hour and $55 per person but now through June 30, 2017 you will get 2 one hour trail rides for $60 (only $30 per person!) Date?  I think so!  To claim this deal, call James the Cowboy directly at: 801-448-6126 Mention the SALT SKY bloggers dealGift certificates are available so make someone’s day!

Rides are available for ages 5 and up, Monday-Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.

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Capitol Reef, Utah
Family Adventures & Travel, Restaurants

Time to get away to Capitol Reef

A little piece of heaven is waiting and it’s just 3 hours away from Salt Lake.

Last week we visited wonderful Capitol Reef, took the scenic highway with it’s stunning vistas, hiked to marvelous destinations and relaxed at Capitol Reef Resort in their beautiful and super comfortable rooms.

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Did you know you can even stay in a teepee complete with king size bed, flat screen TV, sitting area, and full a private bathroom just a few feet away? We stayed in a comfortable and well decorated room but next time we go it will be a teepee!

A delicious pioneer breakfast buffet is included if you choose that option and the service was great.

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For dinner we visited Café Diablo, I highly recommend it. The food was so incredibly delicious that you have to make sure you experience it. Café Diablo is under the ownership of a friendly former cowboy from Philadelphia who loved Utah so much he made it his home. He greeted us dressed in shirt and tie, made excellent recommendations, took our order and served us our wonderful meals. This unique restaurant even grows it’s own organic greens, everything is fresh and tastes out of this world.

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Make sure you try the avocado chips, deep fried avocado that has been breaded and cooked to perfection.  The dip is a cheese sauce that perfectly compliments the avocado.

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Take a moment to see the local art that hangs throughout the cafe. I loved this hand carved wood piece.

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Don’t forget to visit the little town of Fruita nearby, it’s charming and full of history.

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As we drove in, we were greeted by a heard of deer, a flock of wild turkey and the friendliest of people. Stop by the visitor center for a short video presentation, walk through the fruit orchards and pick some fruit to take home. We were there too early in the season but the trees were blossoming and it was beautiful.

The little country store sells really yummy ice cream that we had to try, as well as gifts and souvenirs. Make sure you stop by the barn across the street to pet the horses and drive to the original one room school house, peek inside, it’s sweet.

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On that same road just a skip away you can see petroglyphs left by the Fremont culture, which existed in areas of Utah from approximately AD 600 to 1300.

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Join us in celebrating 100 years of national parks and plan a getaway to this piece of heaven on earth!

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Community Event, Restaurants

Penguin Brother grand opening

Last summer we had some unreal ice cream sandwiches from Penguin Brothers.  Their delicious ice-cream sandwiched between 2 cookies was heavenly!  We are so excited for the team of brothers that this weekend is adding to their bright pink food truck success a new shop in Provo.

Join them tomorrow for their grand opening and support a good cause along with it.  All proceeds of the night will go to Rheumatic Rescue, a cause that is very important to their family.

Wishing the Penguin Brothers good luck and congratulations on their new exciting endeavor from all of us at SALT SKY!

Friday, April 14th from 4pm-12midnight
1273 N. Canyon rd. in Provo. 
They are also doing a giveaway for free ice cream for a year and free ice cream for 6 months!
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Instagram  @penguinbrothers
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Beauty

Summer Makeup with a Glow

Make up in the mail is like Christmas so when Sephora sent us some Lancome samples to try out, we were pretty excited.

The make up in this line was pretty light and comfortable to wear.  Our favorite one to try was the Click & Glow that highlights your face.  A 2017 summer trend is a glowing face and the Click & Glow makes skin shimmer like sun kissed skin.

Get the look:

  1. Teinte Idole Ultra Wear Foundation-apply with a brush or sponge evenly on moisturized face.  Apply lightly for a natural look.
  2. Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer– softly add to dark circles under eyes brushing out toward your cheekbones for a natural blend.
  3. Click & Glow– dab little dots over your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose and dab with your finger to blend.
  4. Metallic lip gloss– finish with this shimmery nude gloss for a summer beach look.

Try it out and tell us what you think!  #lancome #TIUCamo #DontGlowItAlone

Lancome at Sephora GLOW

These products were sent to us complimentary by Influencer & Sephora.

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Specialty Shops

Favorite summer hat

THShop: Fry Sauce Hats
Social Media: @frysaucehats
Giveaway: 3 winners, 1 hat each! Details below

We are pretty excited to introduce a new business from Bountiful, Utah, Fry Sauce Hats. It’s a line of trucker hats created and hand printed by a local family who puts their love of Utah, interests and the outdoors into all their designs.

These trucker hats are available in adult sizes and child sizes launching this weekend and are also available for custom orders. We found so many awesome designs and fell in love with THIS Utah one. Need something special made? They will create any custom design! These hats are well made and so comfortable.

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Fry Sauce Hats is giving 3 of our followers each a hat of their choice (excluding custom orders).  Visit our Instagram today to enter to win. Click HERE to visit their site and pick out your favorite hat… the hat you’re going to wear all summer and everyone will ask you where you got it. Happy shopping!

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