Top 5 Fall Activities in Utah

Fall is HERE and in Utah, it comes and goes way too fast. We hoped to get this post up sooner but…that’s life. Fall is SO pretty and fun and cozy here in Utah, and we always try to get in as many of our favorite fall activities as possible before it’s gone and everything is frozen over.

Salty Blondes Favorite Things to do in Fall

These are our top 5 favorite things to do/see/eat in Utah during fall/October:

1. Canyon Drives

First things first, go drive up into the mountains to see all the gorgeous fall colors. They are SO breathtaking and worth seeing up close. But hurry because the leaves are already starting to fall! Our favorite drives are the Alpine Loop and Guardsman Pass.


2. Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point

This one is well-known and can be a ZOO (crowded) if you go on Friday nights or Saturdays, but it’s such a fun place for kids with so many different, fun things to do! Check the calendar HERE for the hours they’re open and different fun events they have. Be sure to get a bucket of warm chocolate chip cookies from the Cookie Coup 🙊🍪 SO YUMMY.


3. Brunch at Sundance

Okay, this is a great idea ANY time of year, but the colors and atmosphere up at Sundance are so fun and cozy in the fall. They also do a haunted lift ride that’s a fun date night idea! But their famous Sunday brunch is a must!


4. Pumpkin Patch

Going to the pumpkin patch is typically a fall tradition for most families, and Utah has some really cute ones that are great for kids! Some of our favorites are:

Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns - super inexpensive (only $3 for anyone ages 3 and older) and lots of fun activities that will keep your kids entertained for hours, including every kid’s favorite “corn pit.” Cornbelly’s has one too and calls it the “corn beach.” Basically just a giant pit full of corn for kids to play in. Super sanitary 👍🏻😜

Wilkerson Farm - during the summer this place is a cute little fruit stand type place that sells fresh produce, and during October they open their Fall Fair & Pumpkin Patch.

Petersen Family Farm - this place is a DREAM during the holidays for Christmas tree shopping, and is just as festive and cute during the fall!

Sunriver Gardens - our FAVORITE place for house plants/pots, home decor, and cute little gifts. They also have the most DARLING little set up for fall with pumpkins galore. Definitely check this place out in Orem!

Kuwahara’s Pumpkin Patch - the most Instagram-worthy of them all! So many cute spots for photos with pumpkin walls and nurseries and all the pumpkin color varieties your little heart desires.

5. Lagoon Frightmares

Utah’s one and only amusement park 😂 The only time we’ve been has actually been in October during their “Frightmares” season. They have haunted houses and scary people jumping out at you and it makes the whole experience of going to Lagoon just fun and festive for Halloween.

Although we do miss living in California (and probably vent about it way to much on Instagram), the seasons here in Utah make the holidays that much more festive and exciting! Let us know if we missed any fall must-do’s! We’d love to add them to our list!

Outfits:

Paige: Top | Jeans | Sweater | Boots

Regan: Top (on sale for $17!) | Jeans | Shoes | Hat (use code SALTYBLONDES for free shipping!)

Mj’s Pants | Shirt | Shoes

Cal’s Pants | Shirt | Shoes

Amazon Prime Gift Guide For Him

Calling all Christmas procrastinators! This one's for you :)

We've talked about some of these gifts before, but here's a list of our FAVORITE gifts for GUYS on Amazon prime! Order them by Friday and get them just in time for Christmas! Happy last minute shopping!

1. Philips Norelco Shaver


We've added this to previous gift guides because it's just that good! The most multifunctional shaver on the market. Shave a beard, shape facial hair, or clean up your neckline! This will do it all. And under $30!

2. Switchblade Pocket Knife


Because what guy doesn't want want an awesome looking new knife to carry around? My husband keeps one in his car and uses it all the time!

3. Adidas


How awesome are these Adidas? We're loving them and especially that they're under $100!

4. Vibrating Muscle Roller


My husband was just introduced to these and is obsessed! Great for any athlete. This gives a deep massage to muscles and releases muscle pain and stiffness! Use it after workouts or at night before bed!

5. Stance Socks


Guys you just can't go wrong with these! They've been on all of our gift guides for a reason. The best!

6. Aomais Bluetooth Speaker


Another repeat gift because we love it so much! Great quality, sound, durability, and it's waterproof!

7. Portable Charger


Really, who can't use one of these?! 

8. Bluetooth Beanie


Perfect for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, snow mobiles etc! This cozy beanie has bluetooth headphones built into it!

9. Amazon Fire Stick


If you don't have one of these yet, we highly recommend them! Currently on sale too :)

10. Joggers

 


Love these joggers on Prime and especially that they're under $30!

Good Things Utah Gift Guide

Hello All! Below is the gift guide featured on Good Things Utah on Thanksgiving! 

Watch it below and learn more about why we love each item!

http://www.good4utah.com/good-things-utah/gtu-featured-guest/the-perfect-holiday-gift-guide-for-your-friends/858619196

WOMEN:

1. Ugg Boots

A little bit of a splurge, but the perfect gift for someone special! Everyone can use a fresh new pair of cozy Ugg boots! There are so many cute styles now, but the classic is still our favorite!


2. Bath Bombs

Lush bath bombs are always popular which you can pick up at almost any mall now, or on Amazon! There are also some other great bath bomb gift sets on Amazon that are also made with essential oils just like Lush! Perfect paired with a bubble bar too!


3. Cute Mugs with Hot Coco/Starbucks GC

Such a cute gift for anyone! We especially love the monogramed mugs from Anthropologie!


4. Lululemon Pace Rival Crop

Our absolute favorite legging ever! So flattering, comfy, and they even have the perfect sized POCKETS for your cards, phone and key!


5. Cozy Candle and Beanie

Such a cute gift combination! we love pom beanies especially and Capri Blue scented Candles!


6. Limelight Selfie Ring and other phone accessories!

Ok this selfie ring is AMAZING! Get the perfect lighting anywhere, anytime and look great in your selfie! Awesome gift paired with another cool phone accessory like a pop socket or cute portable charger!

MEN:

1. Travis Mathew Shirt

These shirts are the best because not only are they super stylish AND comfortable, but they're also business casual (wear to work) friendly and golf friendly! They ARE a bit of a splurge, but they are very good quality and will last years!


2. Norelco and Ray's gift card

Another great gift combination! The Norelco shaver is (in my husband's words) "the most multi functional shaver on the market." Learn more about it here and watch reviews here! A gift card for a classic shave at Ray's Barber Shop is a great addition to this gift! They offer a a full mens facial with soothing products, steamed towels, and a classic barber shop shave!


3. Joggers

Because joggers just look so much better than other sweats! Three of our favorites below :)


4. Bluetooth Speaker

The best bluetooth speaker on the market for the price! Durable, WATERPROOF, and a great design!


5. Stance Socks

A fun little gift for anyone! If you thought socks were a boring gift, just click on the link above to check out all the awesome designs this brand has to offer! Wear them on the daily or add a little pop of excitement to a suit!


 

6. Ugg Slippers and Men's Candle

A great gift together or separate! Women shouldn't be the only ones who get to enjoy the pure cozy happiness of Uggs :) A nice pair of Ugg slippers is a great gift for guys! Same with candles! A deliciously manly scent like the one below is great for an office or man cave!


Cozy Up Gift Guide

Guys we are ON IT this year already coming out with our first gift guide before Thanksgiving! We've gotten great feedback doing gift guides in the past, so we wanted to start early for you guys this year so you can find the perfect gift for everyone this holiday season and not feel rushed last minute!

This first gift guide is a great one because it can literally be used for ANYONE! This year we're trying to stay ahead of the game and get people knocked out early so we can just enjoy the holidays come Christmas, and with this gift guide you can definitely get even your pickiest people done ahead of time. So come on early birds! Lets get shopping!

We titled this the 'Cozy Up' gift guide because that's exactly what it is...gifts to keep anyone nice and cozy this winter! EVERYONE has those days where you just want to stay in and comfy, so there is something on here for everyone!

For Women:

1. Ivy Park

Not only is this brand awesome because it's the Queen Bey's herself, but it the cutest and most comfy lounge wear ever! As you can see in the photos at the top of this post, we're wearing the joggers and sweatshirt (two of our favorites!) Shop them below :) Just be aware their stuff runs a little large! Paige is wearing an xs in the joggers!


2. Uggs

Because who can't use some cozy new Ugg boots?


3. Anthro Candle

Can we all agree Anthropologie has the prettiest and best smelling candles ever?? Below are two of our favorites. Especially the gold and marble! Their candles are so pretty that we ALWAYS clean them out once the candle is done and use them for decor and/or little containers!


4. Cozy Robe

Ok the fur robe is a little pricey, but it's SO cozy and is the cutest gift with the matching slippers we'll list below! The other two are just as cute and a little less expensive :)


5. Slippers

Ok we're only including these two slippers from Pottery Barn because they are the cutest and comfiest AND so reasonably priced! They match with the Pottery Barn robe above and come in these slip on or bootie versions!


6. Bath Bomb

A Lush bath bomb is always a winner for a gift, but you can find bath bombs on Amazon for less money that are just as good, less expensive, and with better presentation in our opinion!


7. Trader Joe's Coconut Body Butter

A great gift to go with any of these items, or by itself! We've talked about this stuff before, and it's so good! Makes your skin feel like silk :)


8. Cute PJs

Because hanging around the house in a cute pair of matching pajamas just feels more glamorous than sweats!


9. Anthro Mug

Guys, these aren't your average mugs. They are the cutest ever! Below are two of our favorites. What cuter gift for a friend or neighbor than a monogramed mug and some hot coco or a Starbucks gift card?!


For Men:

1. Jogger Sweats

Every guy needs some of these! They look great and are so comfy!


2. Kiehl's Facial Moisturizer for Men

Men don't like to admit it, but they like a little skin pampering too! This moisturizer soothes skin after shaving, and leaves skin feeling energized and refreshed!


3. Basketball Shorts

It seems like there is nothing more comfy for guys to wear around the house, and they can never have too many!


4. Stance Socks

Because stance socks are just more fun than other socks! A few of our favorites below :)


5. Men's Candle

Perfect for the office or the man cave, this candle will leave any room smelling deliciously manly! Seriously the best!


6. Hoodie

You just can't go wrong with a new comfy hoodie. A few of our favorites below!


7. Ugg Slippers

Men's feet need love too! They aren't really into wearing Uggs like us women are, but they really should experience the Ugg coziness in all it's glory at least around the house right?!


8. Dri Fit T Shirt

Obviously these are meant for working out, but the dri fit shirts are so comfy that our husbands are always wearing them around the house! Another one you can't have enough of :)


9. Monogrammed Stainless Steel Mug

Ok obviously this is meant for beer, but it just looks so awesome and manly that even non drinkers will want to use it! Use it for smoothies, floats, or any hot drink too!


Ok one last cozy gift that is great for anyone is a Pedi Pocket blanket! You may have seen us post about them on Instagram a while back, but they're super soft blankets with genius foot pocket at the end to keep feet warm! You can find them at pedipocketblanket.com!

Fun Things to do in Utah over Summer

Growing up in San Diego, most summer days were spent at the beach. This is my first summer living in Utah, and my husband and I have been making it a point to adventure and find out the best things to do in Utah over summer. Here is what we have come up with so far:

1. Camping at Silver Lake Flat Reservoir (American Fork Canyon)

Make sure you bring a car that you feel comfortable driving on dirt roads, as there is about a 10 mile uphill drive on a dirt road to get there. Here is an ad I (Sidney) shot while we were there, which shows off how beautiful this place is!

2. Breakfast and Paddle Boarding at Deer Valley Grocery Cafe

Awesome breakfast with a sweet view overlooking a small lake where you can rent paddle boards!

3. Bridge Jumping into the Jordan River (Lehi)

This is kind of hard to find, so here are the coordinates (N 40° 24.371 W 111° 54.013 12T E 423614 N 4473230)

4. Surfing the Flowrider (Ogden)

There is also one in Provo, but if you go to the one in Ogden on Friday's it's only $5!

5. Cecret Lake Hike and Lonestar Taqueria tacos (Cottonwood Heights)

Awesome, short hike that ends at Cecret Lake. Also, we always go to Lonestar Taqueria for the best fish tacos in Utah afterwards!

Pool Dayyyz

Hey Guys! We finally gave in and got some of the oh so popular giant pool floats for summer, and we have to say they're awesome!

We found these for a really great deal (under $20) and wanted to share the goods! We linked them below along with a couple of our other favorites! All of them are awesome for summer pool days and also days at the lake! We plan on taking these babies to the new American Fork beach this week with our littles :)

Happy Monday! Hope you all are taking some time to enjoy this HEAT! 


2016 Christmas Gift Guide

Hello all! It's that time of the year! Yay! We may or may not have been listening to Christmas music since Nov. 1, but we decided to at least wait a respectable amount of time before posting our gift guide this year (we know not everyone likes to celebrate Christmas 2 full months out of the year).

Anyways, we've got some good stuff for you this year, and we hope to continue to do what we do best…help you spend your money on the best stuff out there! So here goes…

For Women:

Lululemon

You really can't go wrong buying almost any woman something lululemon. Whether she loves to work out or not, these two staples are something woman needs as part of her weekly comfy wardrobe:

Pace Rival Crop

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Our favorite legging from lululemon. Not only do they make you look at least 2 sizes skinnier, but they're so comfy and have plenty of pockets to store your phone, wallet, keys etc.

Energy Bra

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This sports bra is padded, comfy, and the perfect fit! The criss-cross back is also so cute!

Slip on Nikes

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These Nikes have a stretchy back and finger strap so you can slip them on and off so easy. We all have a pair and love them!

Moto Jacket

You can't go wrong getting your girl a cute moto jacket (which are so in style this year!) Here are a couple of our favs:

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For Men:

Amazon Echo

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Because what man doesn't like the newest tech gadget? Read all about it with the link above.

Steele

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This magnetic phone mount is the best way to store your phone in the car, or anywhere for that matter! Great gift for men or women!

Ocean for Men by Bath & Body Works

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Ok ladies, this might be more of a gift for US because it'll make your man smell so amazing! Pick it up at any Bath & Body Works store, or get the full set with the link above on Amazon!

Lululemon ABC Pant

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If your guy is anything like our husbands, they may question these at first.  But once they wear them one time, we promise you'll have a hard time getting them to wear anything else!  Our husbands even wear them to church.  They come in regular or tall which is a plus!

Holiday Wish List/Gift Guide

Happy Holidays, friends! It's Regan here sharing what's on mine and my hubby's holiday wish lists!  Hopefully you can use some of these ideas for either yourself, or when shopping for your family & friends. 

For Her

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1. Windowpane Coat - Loving this pattern trend I've been seeing everywhere. This coat is everything.

2. Reversible Tote - I love the black/brown colors together, this will go with everything! Perfect gift for your girl friend/sister/mother.

3. Black Dressy Boot - Great winter booties that are on my wish list this year ;)

4. Kate Spade Watch - I love that this watch is both gold & silver. Again, will go with everything!

5. Perfume - I became addicted to this scent after getting it as a sample at Sephora. I normally don't buy perfume for myself, but it's on my wish list for this year!

6. Earrings - Prettiest earrings that are the perfect gift or stocking stuffer!

7. Beanie - Beanie's are a staple for me in the winter time living in Utah - love this neutral one!

8. Mittens - Another perfect stocking stuffer. These are so cute!

9. Festive Plates - I am honestly so in love with these beautiful plates!

10. White Plates - After four years using them, I am so sick of the dinnerware we registered for when we got married. I so wish I would have such registered for white! So now I'm itching to switch them out. I love these and put them on my holiday wish list this year.

For Him

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1. Fitbit - These have gotten so popular and I was so excited when my husband said he wanted one! My grandma actually has this on her wishlist this year too, so it would be a great gift for anyone!

2. Northface Jacket - For the 'outdoorsy' men in your life like my husband!

3. Northface Vest - My husband has been really in to vests lately (which is weird because he usually isn't ever in to anything to do with clothing, lol). You can never go wrong with one of these and there are so many colors to choose from!

4. Nike Half-Zip Top - My husband would be happy if his entire wardrobe consisted of only Nike clothes. He especially loves these half-zip tops.

5. Nike Sweatpants - My husband would live in these and only these if he could.

6. Tie - Express always has a great selection on ties! And a lot of times they're buy one, get one free! I ordered two for my hubby during their Black Friday sale!

7. Dress Socks - Express also has some of the coolest dress socks. These are great to pair with the ties!

8. Bluetooth Speaker - We have one of these, and use it all the time! They are so great and the battery lasts forever.

9. Power Tools - We are building a house right now, and have lots of projects planned once we move in. This year my husband has some new power tools on his wishlist!

I hope you find these lists useful as you're looking for gifts, or giving others ideas for yourself! Happy Shopping!