Hey, hey, hey! It’s FRIDAY!

Last weekend’s Mother’s Day was another beauty. Okay, it rained, but that didn’t damper our spirits. Or our appetites. We had brunch with mom and dad at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah, the ski resort I grew up skiing on.

Now it’s owned by the same owner as Sun Valley Resort and Salt Lake City’s luxe Grand America Hotel, and let me just tell you, the lodges at Snowbasin are nothing like any ski lodges you’ve seen before (see it here!). Huge crystal chandeliers. Beautiful woodwork, expansive windows opening to to-die-for-views. Gorgeous tapestries, treatments and fireplaces.

And our traditional spot for Mother’s Day brunch. I was too concentrated on the food to remember getting pics of the lodge. More oysters please!




If you ever get the chance, head to Snowbasin for skiing, summering or just to say you’ve been there.

And now onto this weekend…

I’m so bummed because tomorrow was to be one of Smudge’s last soccer games for the year, and guess who was going to be the substitute coach? You got that right, this girl. But, it’s been cancelled due to the other team’s no-show. Whew. We all dodged that bullet.

So instead of screaming-for / coaching / cheering-on the 12 year old soccer team, we’re thinking it’s time to add to our dog brood of two to make it three.

So if you’re looking for us, or for another four legged friend of your own, head to the No Kill Utah Best Friends Super Adoption at the Utah State Fairpark. Hours are Friday noon – 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and there will be tons of animals ready to head home with you.


Like our girl Pippa. She came home with us the last time we went to the Super Adoption. And now look at how happy she is now. HA!

And look at this girl Fynlee who is looking for her forever home! She has to eat in a throne due to a disease that affects her Esophagus. She is adorable! I WANT HER!

Next week I’ll be sharing who our new addition is if we find one. Fingers and paws crossed! Follow along and be the first to know on Snapchat where you know I’ll be snapping the heck out of our pursuit.


But until then, here’s your weekly dose of Friday Faves. Dig in!

Because life IS ironic, and even more so now that we’ve escaped the 90’s! This video is the best.

Tested, re-tested and tested again. These chocolate cookies are just right.

This is one salad in a jar I would actually try. Poll: Do we really love salad in a jar?

This crustless quiche answers the question: who needs crust?

This is SO my kind of salad. Bring on summer.

Better than box mix brownies. I. am. so. in.

10 easy ways to simplify the kitchen. 1 LOVE #2. So functional, but fun too.

How to travel, and EAT, just like Anthony Bourdain.

9 things you should never put in the dishwasher. Ooops.

Turn off that TV! 10 questions to ask your partner at the dinner table. 

This is such a cute chart to know how long fresh produce lasts. Handy!

OMG, Google has done it again with Gboard. Emoji heaven!

11 women with their shit together. One day, there will be 12 and I WILL BE HER.

I love this article about over-supervising our kids. My big question: How will they learn the independence that we did?

What a 15 year old figured out that scientists, FOR YEARS, never discovered. Incredible!

Top Golf Salt Lake City |

We went to the debut media event for this new golf spectacle. It’s like a cross between a driving range, bowling and skee ball. And they have killer food. It’s the first location for Utah, but they’re all over the country, and I heard the one set to open in Las Vegas is going to be a spectacle upon itself with a concert hall, 2 pools and a $10,000 per night private room. That’s when you know you’re not in Utah any more.

Oh that note, I got this for Mother’s Day. I live in them all summer long.


My cute posse got me this too. My family knows me so well, and has heard me complain too many times. Long live the Snap!

I haven’t yet tuned into this new show, but I’m going to be bingeing during workouts.

14 amazing street markets in London. I’ve been to Borough and HAVE to go back. Let’s go!

If you can’t stand the silence of working from home, you’ve gotta try this. HA!

When he looks at you like he’s wondering what you did all day, just show him this: 10 reasons you should love your wife’s mom bun. #9 is spot on.


Who logs more work hours? Moms or CEOs? You got that right.


This is such a cute project to do with the kids.

How to style your favorite pieces with sneakers, flats or heels.


A simple black blazer. I really need one for chilly nights, or so I can actually look pulled together for once.

30 great white dresses for summer.

Another day, another espadrille I’m thinking I need. I better decide soon or summer will be over.

Drinking gin can help with anti-aging? Whaaaat? Glug-a-lug pooh bear.


A microcurrent facial? What the heck is it and can I handle it?

6 fitness journals to keep your goals on track.

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Pins to Win

It’s that time of year where I just want to bbq everything. Make it easy on everyone. It’s seriously the secret to summer. My passion seems to have spread to my Pinterest boards as well. Here are a few links I loved that I think you will too.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken and Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce from The Mediterranean Dish on

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken and Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

The dill sauce has a garlic kick that makes this dinner a stand-out winner.

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Grilled Chicken with Summer Vegetables from Real Food by Dad on

Grilled Chicken with Summer Vegetables

For those nights when you’d rather spend more time playing than cooking, this is your recipe.

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Grilled BBQ Chicken from Diethood on

Grilled Barbeque Chicken and Vegetables in Foil

And for when you’re looking for even easier clean-up, load the veggies in foil packets. The kids will think you’re camping!

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Have a grand weekend friends, and here’s to cooking something good.

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