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Making college life easier

College… those years were the greatest.  Our friends have just launched an app called Notis and looking back, this app would have made college life even better.

Basically this app  helps you find:

  • Housing, with great information about places to live.
  • Books at better prices (could have used that one!)
  • Learn about classes from your classmates and info they think might help you.
  • Find tutors (couldn’t have passed math without this one!)
  • Daily deals
  • Post with items to sell to students like furniture etc.
  • Jobs and internships
  • Activities happening
  • AND MORE

So for all of our college student followers, parents and friends of college students, pass this app on and make college life a little easier.

Salt Sky special photography deal with Summit Photography
Deals, Professional Services

Awesome Family Photo Deal!

You all know that when we find something we love, we have to share it!

I booked a family photo session with Summit Photography for our yearly family Christmas card and let me just say, I’m in love!

I can’t decide which out of the many to print, so I think I’ll just print them all and put them all over the house.  They make me that happy.

Salt Sky special photography deal with Summit Photography

Owner and photographer, Jonny Hill,  has offered you, our fabulous followers a special deal so stop everything and call him to book it!

A one hour family session for $75 (regularly $100)!  Just mention SALT SKY when you book and he will give you the deal now-Thanksgiving. This price includes all your digital photos.

Seriously, the price even without the deal is amazing, the work is beautiful and Johnny and his wife couldn’t have been nicer.  We even had our usual family tears and drama and he still got us so many great photos to choose from.

Right here I simply have to mention that Jonny Hill is from England.  Everything he says with a British accent sounds extra cool and you will enjoy every minute!

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Now is the time to get those Christmas cards ready and print photos for the grandparents, because isn’t that what all grandparents want?

Have fun!

xoxo,

Brittany

TO BOOK :

  • Email hill@summitphoto.org
  • OR Text ‭(801) 815-9715‬
  • Mention SALT SKY for your deal!

Salt Sky special photography deal with Summit Photography

Little Cottonwood Canyon is so beautiful this time of year.

Salt Sky special photography deal with Summit Photography

Quilt Show
Community Event, Professional Services, Specialty Shops

Beautiful Things Come Together One Stitch at a Time

The Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace is going on right now until Sunday at South Town Expo in Sandy.

You not only can shop for craft supplies, an endless array of fabrics, kits and tools, but you can stroll down aisles of the most incredible quilts you will ever see.

I realized that quilting has evolved, the traditional quilts are always a favorite but we saw some incredible hand painted quilts that looked like Renaissance oil paintings, all the way to some very modern designs.

Most vendors are offering show specials which we thought was great, these vendors come from all the surrounding states to sell their products.

Quilt Show

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Our very talented friend Annette Malen who told us about this fun show shopping with Samantha.

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Kim Peterson of Lindon, Utah who made this quilt was one of our favorites.  Hand appliquéd, hand embroidered, machine pieced.  It was so happy!

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We thought this booth had a fun thing going.  You pick out a fabric doll, dress it to look like the people in your family including your pets!  Then hang from a rod.  It can be displayed in any room.

Admission into the show is $12

Children are allowed but we didn’t see any.

Get to this show this weekend, you will be glad you did!

 

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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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Personal training at DASH
Health & Fitness, Professional Services

Personal Training at Dash Fitness

Dash Fitness Studio:1989 S 1100 E Ste B
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

Phone:  801-486-1122

Visit their website:  www.dashfitnessstudios.com

Deal:  50% off personal training!  Expires 2/28/17, see details below.

Today we’re sharing a personal training that we really enjoyed.  Sometimes people want an individual or small group experience when it comes to getting fit and doing it correctly to avoid injuries and get the most out of your workout.  Dash Fitness in Sugar House offers just that.

Dash Fitness is a fitness center and gym offering low impact, high intensity small group training, personal training, weight training and more.  They have been voted “Best Gym” 2 years in a row by KSL Local A-List polls.  They have highly trained instructors and are dedicated to helping clients look and feel their best while in a great environment.

Our personal training experience came from Aubree Busath.  Aubree is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer that gives all types of training ranging from one on one to group settings each lasting an hour per session.

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Training with Aubree Busath was a joy!  She had a clear plan for our class, we began with rolling our muscles out with a foam roller, which seemed to feel more like a deep tissue massage! We felt that she warmed us up so well, that we felt completely prepared to begin her carefully designed circuit training.  She watched our form closely, and was sure to let us know if our form was incorrect so we won’t cause any injuries.  Aubree made sure we understood the exercises before we began so we knew exactly what to do. She made us feel comfortable and encouraged us to keep pushing ourselves! We left this class optimistic and feeling fantastic.  We felt like we got a great workout without feeling completely drained.

Aubree is offering all of our followers a special deal… 50% off 12 sessions!  You get 12 individualized sessions for the price of 6. Personal training is usually $720 for 12 sessions but mention SALT SKY when you book and receive them for $390.  This price can be for one person OR get a group of friends and split up the price! There’s no limit to the size of your group so the more people you have, the less you’ll pay.   Pretty exciting. Also when you mention SALT SKY, Aubree will give you a free trial session for new clients so you can see how much you’re going to love it.  These special offers are valid through 2/28/17.

Other training options include:

  • 2 person semi private training ($250 per person/12 classes)
  • 3 person semi private training ($200 per person/12 classes)
  • 4 person semi private training ($150 per person/12 classes)

To book your appointment call 949.922.7567  or email aubreecorbin@gmail.com.

Meal Prep DIY, taught by a pro
Health & Fitness, Professional Services

Chop Chop Girl Changed the Way We Eat

Our Health & Fitness week continues with a gem we found that you’re going to love!

Do you like the idea of meal prep but it’s just SO expensive or you wonder if doing it yourself will be time consuming and again… expensive?  Well those are the thoughts we have always had but since we’ve been trying extra hard this past year to live and eat healthier, we decided it was time to put it to the test.

My grandparents taught me how to garden and bottle fresh produce and I guess the mason jar habit has come full circle! These beautiful mason jar meal preps are nutritious, appealing, beautiful and so convenient! They can be transported like traditional meal preps and the pint jars fit perfectly into a car cup holder. I take them to the gym and when driving soccer carpool regularly! Currently I hold Meal Prep Club Sessions in the Yale/Harvard area approximately every other Saturday. Individuals sign up online and pay $20 to save their spot and reserve a set of fresh mason jars (which they get to keep). CHOPCHOPGirl creates the menu, does the shopping, and equips the kitchen for the session. Recipes and diagrams with instructions are provided that day. PREPPERS are assigned a partner upon arrival and together they make one recipe and fill the number of designated jars for the group. Sessions typically a session lasts under 3 hours and cost is about $4/jar. I also help others host meal prep sessions in their own homes. The hostess and I work together on a menu and I leave her with a hostess gift.

We were super lucky to come across Paige Kimball, founder of Chop Chop Girl.  Paige does meal prep in a whole different way, she shows you how to do it,  how simple and cost effective it can be and teaches you all the tools you need to be successful on your own.  Each meal is prepared and ready to go in a mason jar.

My grandparents taught me how to garden and bottle fresh produce and I guess the mason jar habit has come full circle! These beautiful mason jar meal preps are nutritious, appealing, beautiful and so convenient! They can be transported like traditional meal preps and the pint jars fit perfectly into a car cup holder. I take them to the gym and when driving soccer carpool regularly! Currently I hold Meal Prep Club Sessions in the Yale/Harvard area approximately every other Saturday. Individuals sign up online and pay $20 to save their spot and reserve a set of fresh mason jars (which they get to keep). CHOPCHOPGirl creates the menu, does the shopping, and equips the kitchen for the session. Recipes and diagrams with instructions are provided that day. PREPPERS are assigned a partner upon arrival and together they make one recipe and fill the number of designated jars for the group. Sessions typically a session lasts under 3 hours and cost is about $4/jar. I also help others host meal prep sessions in their own homes. The hostess and I work together on a menu and I leave her with a hostess gift.

Paige told us, “My grandparents taught me how to garden and bottle fresh produce and I guess the mason jar habit has come full circle! These beautiful mason jar meal preps are nutritious, appealing, beautiful and so convenient. They can be transported like traditional meal preps and the pint jars fit perfectly into a car cup holder. I take them to the gym and when driving soccer carpool regularly.”  And they stay fresh in your fridge for up to 10 days.

Meal prep with Chop Chop Girl

So how does it work?

  • Meal Prep Club Sessions in the Salt Lake  area are held approximately every other Saturday.
  • Individuals sign up online and pay $20 to save their spot and reserve a set of fresh mason jars (which you get to keep).
  • CHOP CHOP Girl creates the menu, does the shopping, and equips the kitchen for the session.
  • Recipes and diagrams with instructions are provided that day.
  • PREPPERS are assigned a partner upon arrival and together they make one recipe and fill the number of designated jars for the group.
  • Sessions typically last under 3 hours and cost is about $4/jar. (You pay more than that for fast food that isn’t great for you!)
  • She also has an option for you to host your own meal prep group (like we did with mom, sisters & our aunt).  It was so awesome!  The kids played and we got to make healthy meals for our homes.

Meal prep with Chop Chop Girl

We really love that Paige taught us how to cook so that it’s healthy and how easy it can be to work together.  We assembled 4 different meals and a total of  60 jars.  Our goal for the class was to make lunches for us and our spouses.  The kids take a lunch to school but we often just don’t eat well on the go and our spouses get fast food when we haven’t packed a lunch the night before (which rarely happens so….).  This way, we made lunches in mason jars that we can just grab and go all week long.

Meal prep with Chop Chop Girl

Get together with your family and friends and invite Chop Chop Girl to come cook with you.  You will be so happy you did, we can’t say enough good things about our experience and Paige is absolutely darling to work with! To book your meal prep session:

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max muscle cottonwood
Health & Fitness, Professional Services, Specialty Shops

The Max Muscle Experience

Welcome to our 2nd annual Health & Fitness week!  Last year we had such a great time celebrating everything surrounding a healthy lifestyle and so we are ready to do it again.  We are kicking this week off by talking about a place we are loving, Max Muscle in Cottonwood Heights.

Max Muscle teaches you how to care for your body with nutrition, exercise, vitamins and how to overall have a healthy lifestyle.  Owner, Taylor Reed, took us through the Max Muscle experience and we were blown away by the amount of education we received, it gave us a new energy to work even harder toward a healthy lifestyle not only for ourselves but our families.

At Max Muscle you can go in and get a full body analysis.  Step on a scale that measures your body fat, muscle, and gives you a detailed layout of your body.  This will help you know what it is that YOUR body needs.  Taylor says, “throw out your scale.”  It’s not going to tell you what you need to know about your body and you’ll focus on the wrong thing.  This body analysis are free the first time and always free at Muscle Max Cottonwood with purchase!  You may also buy a punch pass to go in and get an analysis whenever you’d like.  If you should put one thing on your to do list this week, it’s to go in and get an analysis done!  Just Do It.

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Max Muscle also provides full meal planning that comes with a coach that will help hold you accountable, motivate you and keep you soaring toward your goals.  Here’s what we absolutely loved about this… the meal planning is beyond simple.  The problem with most plans we’ve found is that they’re complicated and who has time for that?  These are so simple that you just follow the steps and quickly plan a meal.  We also love that it’s a lifestyle.  You don’t need expensive food delivered to your door because you are making your own meals and stocking your kitchen with good and nutritious foods.

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So, one thing is certain, when you stop by Max Muscle you won’t be disappointed and you’ll probably walk out with some healthy protein bars that taste amazing (hint… coconut almond bars ;)) Max Muscle Cottonwood is giving  away a 4 session nutrition package ($300 value) & a $50 gift card! Enter to win on our Instagram today.

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These protein bars are so yummy and are not only full of protein but help you with energy and to not get hungry.  We love them!

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This is us getting done with a workout, now we are going straight to our Max Muscle Protein Shake so that we can build even more muscle!

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Max Muscle Cottonwood is located at:

6556 S. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd

SLC, UT 84121

801-666-7699

(Located in the Old Mill shopping plaza across from Zupas)

Rocket Salt home and event photography
Professional Services

Photography Session Right at Home

One thing my kids do best is freak out whenever it’s time for family photos.  All I want is to remember them at this age and while some are adorable and all smiles, I have at least one that loves to turn on the waterworks at the sight of a photographer.  Not to mention my husband who loves to make excuses of why we don’t need photos.  Basically a sneak attack was in order.

A couple of weeks ago, photographer Luke Hansen, from Rocket Salt came to our home to photograph our family.  All of the sudden the kids were so happy and comfortable getting their picture taken,  it was a breath of fresh air.

This home session captured the kids and their personalities so well.

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Luke Hansen has a photography degree and many years of experience so we were able to just sit back and enjoy.  I was worried about the lighting in our home and wasn’t sure where he would photograph, but Luke made them look incredible and photographed in places I never would have thought of.  I highly recommend him and think you’re life will be forever changed by doing a home photo.

Want to hear the best part?  Sessions are just $200 and include digital  edited photos!  He spends enough time to get what you want done so no rushing and no stress.

Enter to win a free photo session of your choice, family, child, engagement, anything!  To enter simply go to our Instagram.  Rocket Salt is also giving all of our followers $25 off any session.  Just show that you’re following @rocketsalt on Instagram at your session & mention Salt Sky when you book your session.  (contact info below)

We hope you enjoy Rocket Salt as much as we did!

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Contact Rocket Salt at:  801-989-9786, rocketsalt.com & email luke@rocketsalt.com

Rocket Salt offers all types of home, destination & event photography.  Call for details.

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Christmas, Decor, Professional Services

Plate of the Month Club

This is too much fun to not pass along to our Salt Sky friends!

I just joined the “Plate of the Month Club” at New Orientation.  This beautiful store has the most elegant and unique dishes around, and I happen to have a love affair with dishes.

When I found these handpainted Christmas dishes I was instantly drawn to them, but if I came home with an entire set, my husband would probably have a heart attack.  So I joined the club!

This is how it works:

You go into New Orientation (1400 Foothill Drive #162, Salt Lake City)

Choose your dishes. There are so many choices.

Give them your credit card which they will safely store and every month they will charge you for one dish.  On the day that you choose, they will run your card and call you and let you know that it is all wrapped up and ready for pickup.

My set is so sweet and delicate, it is called Reindeer Games.  Each dish is of a different sport.  Dasher is one of my favorites because we like to ski.

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To see the full set of these dishes, visit our friends at New Orientation.  It is a good idea to not take small children in as well as strollers, there are too many breakables.  This store is a must visit, there simply are too many beautiful treasures to enjoy.

 

 

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Professional Services

Utah’s Impressive Aerobatics Gym

Located: 146 E. 13065 S. Suite E
Draper, Utah
Website: www.aerobaticsgym.com
Phone: 801-712-7425
Giveaway:
Coupon:

Everyone is going Cavalia crazy here in Utah with amazement of this beautiful show. Did you know we have our very own aerobatics performing arts studio and fitness gym right here in Draper, Utah?

Aerobatics Gym gives instruction to youth and adults in circus ariel arts as well as using these skills for fitness. The mission of Aerobatics is to use acrobatics as a tool to promote a healthy lifestyle and build a positive self image.

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Owner, Lance Nielsen, created Aerobatics with his 12 years experience as a professional acrobat.  He received training and performed with athletes from Cirque du Soleil and Franco Dragone. He performed at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah Blaze stunt shows, Utah Jazz dunk shows and the Mayan restaurant.

Why you should give it a try:

  • For fitness!  Cirque, TRX and Aerial Yoga classes give you a total muscle toning workout.
  • Youth classes for ages 3 and up will give kids the experience to work toward one of these arts with age appropriate classes, strengthening them both physically and mentally.
  • Summer camps!  Summer is the time parents start looking for ways to keep kids actively engaged.  These summer camps teach intro to circus arts, trampoline tricks, have art projects, games and themed activity days.  The kids will love it!
  • Preschool:  Aerobatics offers a preschool and all teachers have degrees in Early Childhood education and Human Development.  Classes teach curriculum that aligns with the Utah Common Core Standards for Early Childhood Education, in active play, music, art, reading, group activities, and more.
  • You can book Aerobatics for birthday parties & special events!
  • May 10, they are offering workshops with aerialists from Cavalia.

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Aerobatics is giving all of our followers one free class, use code saltskyfree when you book a class online (offer expires 6/30.16).  One lucky person is also going to win an adult 5 class punch pass valued at $85, and one lucky winner will win 1 kids free session of circus camp!  To enter visit our Instagram or Facebook and leave a comment below.

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Want to see Aerobatics in action?  Join them May 14 at the Olympic Oval.  Pre-show at 6:00 pm, Show begins at 7:00 pm

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Professional Services

Lexi Rae Photography

Located: Utah
Website: www.lexiraephotography.com
social media: Instagram, @lexirae101; Facebook, Lexi Rae Photography

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Last week we had a blast taking photos with Lexi Rae Photography as she photographed some of our new spring clothing line. We love her work and wanted to share her with you today.

Lexi Rae Photography specializes in family & senior graduation photography and is now sharing her talents with commercial photography as well.

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Her photography captures the personality of a family, the beauty of natural light and the detail of commercial products. Check out her family & senior sessions, pricing and book on her website.  Now get all dressed up and capture those moments that seem to go by all too quickly.

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Salt Sky supports small business, join us in helping to grow our local economy by visiting the businesses we feature.

lexi rae photography

RuleofThirds DIY better photos in 3 simple steps!
Professional Services

Lemontine Photography

Today we have an awesome guest post from the very talented, Rebecca Longhurst.  She is teaching us how to take better photos using your camera or phone!  Rebecca is the owner and operator of Lemontine Photography, LLC. Born and raised in southern California, Rebecca moved to Utah in 2010 and married a local. She is a mother, a past elementary teacher, and a full time natural light photographer. Her bread and butter is wedding photography but she enjoys taking pictures for every event when time permits.  

RuleofThirds DIY better photos in 3 simple steps!

Ever wonder how some people take beautifully eye catching pictures? This tutorial will teach you a little more about using the Rule of Thirds to enhance your pictures – even using your iPhone!

The Rule of Thirds is a guideline to composing photos in a way that is pleasing to your eye and it is simple to learn. In order to use the Rule of Thirds you simply divide your photo into nine equal pieces and then check to see where the lines cross. You can do in three easy steps.

First, draw two (figurative) horizontal lines across your photo. This will divide your photo into three equal parts.

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Second, draw two vertical lines (again, figurative) across your photo. This will leave you with nine equal pieces.

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Third, use the lines to compose your photo! For aesthetically pleasing results place your subject along one of the lines. Another good idea is to place your subject, or focal point, wherever two lines cross.

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Using this simple rule will help your pictures look better and attract more attention, even if you are using your iPhone!

-Rebecca

Lemontine Photography is giving all of our followers a special deal!  Visit her website www.lemontinephotography.com to see more of her work and use the promo SALTSKYUTAH to get $50 off your next session.  Have a great time playing with your newly learned photo tips!