Friday, October 29, 2010

Geocaching Race - Oct. 30th!

Eco Diamonds is hoting the USU Geocaching Race, Saturday October 30th starting at 9am. 4 hidden rings. 1 Canyon. 1 Amazing Race. Be there with your GPS/iphone and a shovel. Visit for full details.

2 more weekend events


Heritage center hosting Bewitching Tea Party. Spooks of all ages are invited to a Bewitching Tea Party Friday, October 29 at the American West Heritage Center. People can join the Heritage Center staff and volunteers at the Opera House to celebrate Halloween with deliciously scary treats and delightfully haunting games. Guests who wear their Halloween best will have a chance to win a prize in the costume contest. The last Haunted Hollow of the season will be held from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All are invited to come see the characters of the Twisted Tales and Legends of the Old West before they slink back into the Halloween night.


Work out aimed to reduce hunger. The Sports Academy and Racquet Club is leading an effort to reduce hunger in Cache Valley. The Sports Academy is hosting a community fitness boot-camp Saturday, Oct. 30 and donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the Cache Community Food Pantry. The event will be held at Adams Park, 500 North 500 East in Logan and it will include prizes for the best 80's workout costume. The workout goes from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the cost is $5 per individual or $20 per family.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More weekend stuff

Halloween at Stokes Nature Center. All ages are invited to celebrate Halloween Stokes Nature Center from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 29. There will be fireside storytellers with frightful tales from the Logan area, mad scientific experiments, and creepy crafts for kids! Participants can also learn about bats, owls, and other creatures of the night. Suggested donation is $3 per person, $10 per family. Costumes are encouraged. For more info, please call 435-755-3239.

Concealed Weapons Class. The Utah State University College Republicans are hosting another Concealed Weapons Permit Class on Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $45 that can be paid in cash or check on the day of the class- Must be 21 to get your state permit- Class provides you with everything you need to send your application in. Will be held in AGSC 202.

Co-Ed Soccer Tournament. There will be a co-ed soccer tournament on Oct. 30. Prices are $40/team or $7/person. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams! Email for more information!

Chamber Music Concert. Friday 10/29/10 USU Chamber Singers and Symphony Orchestra, St. Thomas Aquinas Church 725 S 250 E, Hyde Park, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free!

Halloween Ball. Phantom Masquerade Ball, Whittier Community Center, Friday 10/29/10 7:00 p.m.

Halloween Carnival. The Whittier Community Center is having a Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 30th ! The carnival will be held at The Whittier Community Center, 290 North 400 East, Logan from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Activity tickets are only .10 cents each. Activities include a cup cake walk, fish pond, rat toss, fortune teller, duck pond, treat-on-a-string, crossbows, and more. No need to RSVP. Just bring the children and their friends and come have fun! Call 435-753-9008 for more information or to volunteer to help.

Concert at Why Sound. Thursday, October 28th - Street Def Presents w/ TBA (Hip Hop) . Contact: Tim435-363-4700 Website: Time: 8:00 pm Location: Why Sound, 30 Federal AveLogan, UT 84321 Cost: $5 - $6 .

Clean Comedy. The Antics Comedy Improv! - Every Friday Night. Family Friendly. Show starts at 10:30 pm. Contact: James Ribera435-757-6237 Website: Time: 10:30 pm. Date: Fridays 2010. Location: The Logan Arthouse and Cinema795 N MainLogan, UT 84321. Cost: $5 .

Halloween Story Time. Halloween Drop In Storytime. Kids of all ages- come and listen to fun, spooky, and silly Halloween stories at Logan Library's drop in Halloween Storytime! Bring your parents and come dressed in your Halloween costumes. A special gift will be available for those who attend. Contact: Logan Library 435-716-9123. Time: 11:00 am . Date: Friday October 29, 2010. Location: Logan Library - Jim Bridger Room 255 N Main Logan, UT 84321 . Cost: Free .

Anthropology Museum. Saturdays at the Museum. October 30: Obsidian and Human Behavior - Visiting Scholar Richard Hughes. The Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the South turret of historical Old Main, room 252. Free parking is available every Saturday in the adjacent lot south of Old Main. Visit the website or call for more information.
Contact: Museum of Anthropology435-797-7545 Website: Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Cost: Free !

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This year's new Warren Miller film "Wintervention" will be playing at USU in the Kent Concert Hall tomorrow and Friday (Oct. 28th & 29th) at 8pm.

The tickets are $16 and you can buy them at Al's Sporting Goods or at the door the nights of the show. Ticket price includes a free lift pass to The Canyons and entry into drawings for free equiptment, clothes, and trips.

Even if you don't ski, board, or otherwise participate in winter sports you will enjoy this movie. The soundtracks are always great and the footage is mind-blowing.

Saturday Events

Downtown Treat Walk. 1-4 p.m. Saturday in Historic Downtown Logan. Participating businesses will have posters advertising it in their windows. There will be several Disney characters walking the sidewalks handing out candy.

Bridgerland Band Invitational. Saturday, October 30 at USU Romney Stadium Mountain Crest High School Band will host the annual Bridgerland Band Invitational. 29 Marching Bands from Utah and Idaho will compete. The competition begins at 10:00 am with the 1A bands. 5A bands will begin at 5:00 pm. Local bands Mountain Crest will perform their 2010 field show entitled EXODUS at 6:00 pm. Sky View performs at 6:15 pm. Admission is Adults $5 Students $3 and Family $25. (Mtn. Crest High School students are free with Student ID)

Halloween 5K Run. There will be a Halloween 5K Fun Run/Walk fundraiser to benefit The Preston Special Olympic Team on Saturday, October 30 at 9:00 am. The Cost is ten dollars per person, or twenty five for a family. Halloween costumes can be worn, no masks please! There will be prizes for winners and best costume. Meet at the LDS Stake Center in Preston.

Spook Sprint Fun Run. The Families Supporting Adoption, Spook Sprint Fun Fun - Celebrating Adoption, 5K and 1 mile run. Saturday, October 30th at 9:00 AM at Ryan Place Park in River Heights. Preregister at Al's Sporting Goods $10 per participant, ages 12 and under & birth mothers free. Prizes awarded for best costume and first finisher.

Trick Or Treating at Lee's Marketplace. Saturday, October 20th from Noon to 3pm. Kids in costume (12 and under) can trick or treat throughout the store if they are accompanied by an adult. Halloween theme pictures taken for $1.00.

Haunted House

More Spiders

Here are the 2 spiders I did with E and Mayhem. The wind blew them off the roof, so they are now on the lawn.

Week Events

H.O.P.E. Festival Wednesday, Oct 27 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM. Local vendor and artisans will be on campus selling their products. They will donate 25 percent of their proceeds to CAPSA. There will be live music and light refreshments and lots of really cool things to buy! Location: TSC, International Lounge. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Admission Info: FREE!

RRR Auction - Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
RRR Auction has a LIVE auction every Wednesday night at 6 pm till done with a LIVE Auctioneer, Food Vendors, Lots of goods to be sold and fun to be had. Please stop by early and browse the auction and sign up to be a bidder!!! See you there!!! Weekly on Wednesday at 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM from July 7, 2010 until December 19, 2012. Location: 244 South Main - Logan. Phone: 512-6880. Email:

Seussical Carnival. Thursday, Oct 28 - 5:00PM to 7:00PM. The Seussical Carnival is a family-friendly activity held in conjunction with the Theatre Arts Department's production of "Seussical the Musical." Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m.; Oct. 29, 9-10 p.m.; Oct. 30, noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5, 5-7 p.m.; Nov. 6, 5-7 p.m. The Caine College of the Arts of Utah State University welcomes Cache Valley residents and friends to the Chase Fine Arts Center for the Seussical Family Carnival, offered in conjunction with the Utah State Theatre production of "Seussical the Musical." Admission to the carnival is free, and various booths for games, arts activities, concessions and shopping will be set up throughout the Tippetts Exhibition Hall. Location: Chase Fine Arts Center. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Contact: Jill Little 801-791-7129.

Seussical the Musical is an inventive medley of Dr. Seuss' finest stories combined with imaginative music. "The show is full of magic, surprise and delight, with music as wonderful as all your favorite Seuss stories," said Vanessa Ballam, director of Seussical the Musical, said. The production runs Oct. 28-30, and Nov. 3-6, in the Morgan Theatre of the Chase Fine Arts Center on the Utah State University campus. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. for all dates, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 30. Seussical is full of characters most already know and love, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Whos, Mayzie and Gertrude McFuzz. Seussical combines so many stories. Director Ballam assures everyone will find a piece of "their own story" in this production. Website:

New Poets at Helicon West
Event Category:Book Readings
Price: Free
Dates and Times:October 28, 7:00PM-9:00PM; (Arrive early to sign up for open mike) Add to my calendar
Helicon West, in collaboration with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, presents Poet Laureate Katherine Coles and other Utah authors from "New Poets of the American West" Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7 PM, at True Aggie Cafe, 117 North Main, Logan. An open microphone will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Utah State Hockey vs. the University of Utah. Friday, Oct 29 - 7:00PM to 10:00PM Utah State (11-2-0) will face off against the Utes of the University of Utah. Wear your Halloween Costume and get a $1 off admission. Location: George S. Eccles Ice Center. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Admission Info: Adults- $7 Students $5 Hurd $4. Website: Contact: Mary-Ann Muffoletto 435-797-3517

Haunted Lab. The public is invited to attend a "Haunted Labs" Halloween event Friday that will be hosted by the Society of Physics Students at Utah State University. The event runs from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Science Engineering Research Building; the cost is $3 for the general public and $2 to those with a student ID. The Haunted Labs will features magic science tricks on multiple floors of the building. A variety of students are involved in the event, but the SPS is heading it up with David Peak as the adviser to the group. The SPS has been together at USU since 2005. Among other responsibilities, club members also go to local elementary schools to teach physics and participate in a research committee currently studying a radio telescope.

Science Unwrapped - 'Understanding Addictions: Animal Lessons for Human Health'
Friday, Oct 29 - 7:00PM to 8:30PM . Science Unwrapped's "Science and Society" series continues with USU psychologist Tim Shahan, who presents "Understanding Addictions." Shahan discusses his research of animal behavior to find answers to the human problems of addiction and dependence. Refreshments and hands-on activities for all ages follow Shahan's talk. Location: Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, Room: 130. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public . Admission Info: Free! Website:
Contact: Mary-Ann Muffoletto 435-797-3517

International Fry Bread House!

There is a new restaurant in Cache Valley...

‎Top This, International Fry Bread House will be having an open house sampling night, this Wednesday, Nov 3rd, at 2095 N Main Street North Logan, by Smoothie King, from 6pm to 8pm, with 5 different chilis, curries, stews, and some surprises in the seafood arena all on their fry bread, including the most delicious dessert fry bread you've ever had. Come out Cache Valley and broaden your taste buds.

2095 North Main Street Suite A
North Logan, UT, 84341Phone:
4352138772Mon - Thurs:
11:00 am - 6:00 pmFri - Sat:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rainy day visitors

We had a lot of visitors at the bird feeders today. They are some kind of red headed finch, but it is hard to tell exactly which kind. On average there were 4 or 5 per tree and at least a dozen on the ground picking up the leftovers.

One tried to perch on the dried cornstalks I have tied to the porch and it bent under his weight, he took off and the cornstalk snapped back and slapped in to him as he was trying to fly away. Everytime a car drove by they would all fly up at once and scatter, then after a few minutes they would trickle back.


Body Rebellion Boot Camp is about to start Session #5! If you are interested in giving the workout a test run come to one of the free classes this week.

Monday October 25th at 5:30 or 6:30 a.m.

Tuesday October 26th from 8-9 p.m.

Remember these trial classes are 100% FREE with no obligations, just a chance to have a great workout with some great trainers. You do NOT have to register or call anyone, just show up. For more info join the Body Rebellion Boot Camp group on facebook, or check out their website at

This program really works. I have been through 2 sessions and I am at my lowest weight in 4 years. The trainers are awesome, the workouts are challenging, the other boot campers are amazing, the nutrition guide makes eating right a no-brainer, and the music/prizes/contests keep your motivation going strong. You don't have to be G.I. Jane fit to do fact I am the least fit/coordinated/athletic person I know and I can do it and see results. So come give it a try, you will love it.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Band Concert

Thursday night was my nephew Matt's band concert at Logan High. He plays the trumpet and he did great!

Gold's Gym - Providence

Today if you go to Gold's Gym you get in free if you wear a pink shirt (guys or gals). Check out their website for class times! If you've been dying to try Zumba or body pump, here is your big chance!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

USU Ceramics Guild Annual Chili Bowl Sale...TODAY!!!

Today, Wednesday October 20th is the annual USU Ceramics Guild Chili Bowl Sale! It will go from 11am to 3pm on the patio of the Taggart Student Center on the USU campus. Bowls start at $8 a piece and come with free chili. This is a great way to get a good hot lunch, support local student artist, and get some cool bowls.


Today at Sweetly Divine Pastry Shop in Logan (in the shops between Costa Vida and Shopko) is Ladies Wednesday. Ladies mention that you heard it was Ladies Wednesday and when you buy one item at regular price you get the second half off!

Mark's soups, sandwiches, salads, PIEROGIS!!! (polish dumplings filled with potatoes and cheese), gelato (banana is my favorite but they are all really good, cakes, pastries, and parfaits are all to die for. Not to mention that every week you can enter to win a free lunch. So stop in and treat yourself right and tell Mark "hi" for me.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Warren Miller

Yes snowriders, it's that time of year again...Warren Miller Time! The WM film "Wintervention" will be showing at USU Kent Concert Hall Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 8:00pm Friday, October 29, 2010 - 8:00pm.

Week Events

Public Art Lecture
World-famous artists, Helen and Newton Harrison will be visiting the USU campus as part of the new exhibit at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, "EcoVisionaries: Designs for Living on Earth". The Harrison's are pioneers in the ecological art movement, and they will discuss their artwork with the public and answer questions about local environmental issues. October 19, 5:30PM-7:00PM

Senior Violin Concert
Violin recital of Tiffany Stamm with Shannon Lee on the piano. October 19, 2010 8:00 PM, Fine Arts 214 Utah State University.

1940's Musical Revue
Tuesday October 19, 2010 one show 7:30p.m.
Wednesday October 20, 2010 two shows 2:00p.m. and 7:30p.m.
Ellen Eccles Theatre, Logan.
Much more than a concert, IN THE MOOD presents a retro 1940s musical revue featuring the IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. In the 1940s, the combination of up-tempo big band instrumentals and intimate, romantic ballads set the mood for a future filled with promise, hope and prosperity. This was the time when the music moved the nation's spirit!

Meditation Club
Oct 20 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM USU Meditation Club will hold weekly group meditation and discussion sessions, open to all levels, Wednesdays at noon in TSC, Room 335 during fall semester [2010]. No prior experience necessary - experienced meditators will be on hand to answer questions and give instruction. Meditation has been shown to improve concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase mental and physical well-being! Come get your Zen on! Open To:Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public, Contact:Jan Summerhays 801-455-5397

Financial Seminar
Financial Nuts and Bolts. The Nuts and Bolts of Nickels and Dimes a financial management workshop that takes you back to the basics. $15 per household. Call 435-797-7224 to register. October 20, 2010, Location: 493 North 700 East, Logan, UT 84321.

Reduce Reuse Recycle Auction
RRR Auction has a LIVE auction every Wednesday night at 6 pm till done with a LIVE Auctioneer, Food Vendors, Lots of goods to be sold and fun to be had. Please stop by early and browse the auction and sign up to be a bidder!!! See you there!!! Weekly on Wednesday at 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM from July 7, 2010 until December 19, 2012, Location: 244 South Main - Logan, Phone: 512-6880, Email:

Pumpkin Walk
27th annual North Logan Pumpkin Walk. Features hundreds of pumpkins in dozens of scenes depicting this year's theme, "The Magic of Animation." Don't miss this charming community event. Last year some 50,000 attended. Admission is Free. Fun for all ages. Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 9:00 AM until 10:00 PM from October 21, 2010 until October 26, 2010, Location: Elk Ridge Park, 1050 E. 2500 North, North Logan

USU Volleyball
Thursday, Oct 21 - 7:00PM Volleyball vs. Louisiana Tech, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum - Open To:Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public, 435-797-1850,

Political Q&A
Utah First District U.S. Congressman Rob Bishop will speak and be available for questions from students and other constituents- Meeting sponsored by the Utah State University College Republicans and the Cache County Republican party. October 22, 2010 3:00 PM, Location: Utah State Campus- Education Building Rm. 131, Phone: (435)512-1326, Email:

Volleybally Tournament
Hey girls! USU Men's Volleyball is sponsoring a women's indoor tournament (6-on-6) on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23. Get your team together and start practicing now to compete against some great teams from all over the Utah/Idaho/Wyoming area! Last year we had some great teams and we're looking to get even more girls involved this year, so spread the word. Cost = $15 per student with ID, $20 per person for non-students. Open to students, staff, alumni, faculty, and the general public. Check back soon for registration form. WHAT: Women's Indoor Tourney (6-on-6), Friday, Oct. 22, 5-19 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Location: USU HPER Building. Contact:Eric Rickords, 435-881-4539,

Rain or Shine Benefit 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, Oct 23 - 8:00AM to 10:30AM Willow Park: Run, Walk, Stroller, even friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome! The event is a collaboration of a USU management class and the Logan Regional Hospital. Proceeds will be donated to the Logan Regional Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. 8 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. run begins - Rain or Shine! Cost: $10 pre-registration / $13 day of the run, Contact:Julie Nelson 435-232-8491

USU Homecoming

Come celebrate Homecoming with fellow Aggies and members of the Logan community at the Homecoming Parade. Free fun for all! And if you want to star in the parade yourself, see our entry form at our website. October 23, 2010 10:00 AM, Location: Main Street in Logan (100 South to 800 North), Phone: 1(800) 291-2586.

In order to let Merlin's legacy light the way for generations of Utah State University students and alumni, a statue of Merlin will be placed at the south end of Romney Stadium. Come to celebrate Merlin Olsen's legacy with Utah State University. All are welcome! October 23, 2010 10:00 AM, Location: Romney Stadium (just outside of the south gates), Phone: 1(800) 291-2586

Cheer on the Aggies at the Homecoming Football Game as they take on the Rainbow Warriors of the University of Hawaii in Romney Stadium. Be sure to wear your Aggie Blue & Fighting White! Get your discounted tickets today! Cost: $11 for general admission tickets purchased through the USU Homecoming website prior to Sept. 21. After that date General Admission tickets are $17 through the ticket office or day of the game. October 23, 2010 3:00 PM, Location: Romney Stadium, Phone: 1(800) 291-2586

USU Band Wind Orchestra Homecoming ConcertFriday, Oct 22 - 8:00PM to 10:00PM Location:Chase Fine Arts Center, Kent Concert Hall -Open To:Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public Contact:Courtney Lewis

USU Volleyball
Volleyball vs. New Mexico StateSaturday, Oct 23 - 7:00PM Volleyball vs. New Mexico State. Location:Dee Glen Smith Spectrum - Open To:Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public Contact:Athletics, 435-797-1850

Titans Of Yoga
TITANS OF YOGA film features twenty-five prominent figures of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sharing inspiring and empowering life experiences—tragic to ecstatic. Proceeds of the by donation screening benefit GreenTREE yoga in Cache County after-school programs and Yoga-Recess in schools. Price:Suggested donation: $10, Dates and Times:October 23, 7:00PM-8:30PM, Location: Venue:Whittier Community Center Gym 290 N. 400 E. Logan, UT.

Scottish Festival
First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake is holding its annual Scottish Festival. Our Ceilidh (party) and Kirkin’ o’ th’ Tartan (Church of the Tartan) bring out the Scots, partial Scots and would-be Scots for fun, food and a very moving worship service. Festivities include: Scottish dancing, Bagpipers, Family-friendly Pub, Kids’ Glen, Scottish Tearoom, Raffle & Auction, Bake Sale and Vendor Gifts. The festival ends Sunday with a special service at 9:00 a.m. and again at 11:00 a.m., including the Blessing of the Clans, Scottish hymns and traditional worship celebrating our Scottish heritage. The service features the Salt Lake Scots Pipe Band and the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir. Location: First Presbyterian Church 12 C Street, SLC, UT. October 23, 10:00AM-10:00PM; (Event ends at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Up to 56% off of ballet tickets

Today only on they are offering Ballet West tickets to "Carmina Burana" for up to 56% off. This is an amazing deal! Carmina Burana is one of the most powerful performances you will ever see in a theatre. Performances are Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 3-6. Go to and choose Salt Lake City, and register (it is free and easy).

Great Performance by a Great Dance Company for a Great Price.

Tell me something good

We could all use a good story, quote, blessings, miracles or thoughts. So post something that makes you happy or gives you hope. Spread the little joys.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The weekend is here...

Today the ladie Aggies take on Boise State on the soccer pitch at 3:00pm. Contact Jane Nielsen for more information 435-797-1850

Tomorrow is the Fall Festival at the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville. Receive $1.00 of admisssion with your donation of a snack food item to benefit the Child & Family Support Center of Cache County!

The Farm Site is open where we will be demonstrating canning, threshing, pie making, cider pressing, corn dart making, corn husk doll making, smoking meat in the smokehouse, feed the pigs and chickens, gather the chicken eggs, milk the cow, dutch oven cooking demonstration. The scarecrow factory where you can create your very own scarecrow. You can bring him/her home for $12.00. The millinery shop will be open, wood wright shop open. The corn maze will be open until 11 pm. Activities include corn maze, hay jump, super slide, new outdoor blackout maze, kids straw bale maze, hay fort pirate ships, pony rides, wagon rides, train rides. Kettle corn and hot chocolate will be for sale. Haunted Hollow 7-10:30pm. Get a combo corn maze/ haunted hollow pass for only $10.00

See their website for more info

Tomorrow (Saturday Oct. 16th) is the last day of the season for the Cache Valley Gardener's Market. Come down to Merlin Olsen Park and enjoy live music while you shop for carving pumpkins, decor, produce, artisan bread, goat milk soap, organic honey, jewelry, clothing, pastries, hand carved wooden items, pottery, and much more! My new favorite booth is the 5 minute acutonics massage, go try it out. This is a great time to pick up christmas gifts or canning supplies and have a good time while you're at it.

3rd Annual snowmobile grass drags on October 16 at 9:30am this is our third race of the season in the Xtreme snowmobile sports race curcuit. we will have racers from Montana,Idaho,Wyoming,and Utah. Come and watch some of the fastest sleds in the western united states competing. for information contact Kelly Parkinson at 1-435-740-0625. Located at Wellsville, Utah Cache valley Turf / Little bear bottoms / corn maze. See website for more information

Peter Corroon for Governor, Morgan Bowen for U.S. House of Representatives and Gilberto Urroz for Utah house 4 will hold a public town hall meeting Saturday, October 16, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the south pavilion of Merlin Olsen Park, located at 100 South 200 East, Logan. This is a casual question and answer event.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Article...

Here is a link to the article about McGrew Studios, including more photos and an interview with Jen...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

McGrew Studios

Jen McGrew is the creative mastermind behind the collaborative McGrew Studios in Salt Lake City. The Studio is famous for custom corsets, slipcovers, gowns, costumes, masks, jewelry, and more. If you want something unique made just for you, this is the place where you can make it happen.

Jen made me a corset about 4 years ago and it still amazes me the difference between a custome corset made for my body, and cheap ready to wear corset from a store. The artists at McGrew studios are amazing! Check out their website

Monday night several customers, friends, and family gathered at the studio for a group photo shoot for an upcoming feature in the paper. I went down to join in, the corset, dress, shoes, and bracelet are mine...the hate, tie and stickpin are my dad's, and the earrings are my mom's. I'm no model, but it was a lot of fun and it was great to see the other costumes up close.

Here are some of the photos taken by the talented Robert Hirschi, please don't copy or link to them without his permission.

And this folks is why you'll never see me on America's Next Top Model.

Fall Color

A couple weeks ago my oldest sister and her family invited me to join them on a drive up Green Canyon to enjoy the autumn color. We parked at the topped and hiked for about half an hour before heading back. On our way back down the canyon we spotted my younger sister and her family and stopped to explore a cave with them before going home.

I need to steal some of the photos that are on my sister's camera, but for now here are the ones I took.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Fun

I stole this craft idea from my friend Mindy, who posted photos of hers on her facebook page and was kind enough to give me directions.

Halloween Spider

What you need: 3 large black leaf/trash bags, newspaper or leaves for stuffing, cardstock, clear packing tape, markers.

*Fill the first bag with crumpled newspaper or leaves for the body. To make it look rouder we taped the corners underneath the "body".

*Fill the second bag about 1/3 of the way full for the head. Again tape the corners and excess bag material underneath to make a rounder head shape.

*On the underside of the "head" and "body" secure them together with tape.

*Take the last bag and cut straight down the side seams from the mouth of the bag to the bottom, this should make one very long sheet of black plastic. Cut this lengthwise into 4 long strips.

*Tape the center of each of the 4 strips to the midline of the underside of the body, so half of each strip protrudes from either side.

*Cut out facial features (eyes, mouth, fangs, etc) and color in with markers.

*Tape facial features to the head.

Then place your spider where you want him/her and enjoy. You can make a web out of yard as well, just weave it back and forth, the messier the better. The photos are of the one we made for my sister Holly's house. I am planning on making one for mine and I'm going to make the web between the 2 trees in my front yard.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tonight's thought...

I believe in hope, patience, forgiveness, knowledge, compassion, exuberance for life, beauty, truth, and above all love. May we all be blessed with an abundance of these things in our lives and may we all learn to give of them freely to everyone around us, regardless of our differences.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Salmon Run

Here are the photos from our trip up to Porcupine Dam to see the land-locked Salmon spawn. Poor Caden couldn't understand why he couldn't throw rocks in the water, and Megan slipped and got her shoes and socks wet. But all in all it was a fun evening trip.

Salmon weren't the only wildlife we came across, I nearly stepped on this guy.

Packing into the van for the ride home.