Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
TO THANK ME, FOR THE SHOW THEY GAVE ME FREE TICKETS TO SEE. LET'S TAKE A MOMENT TO COMPREHEND THIS.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Last week, Mark and I received the opportunity to go to Odysseo by Cavalia for their social media night. This was definitely the biggest perk I have gotten for having somewhat of a "following" on my blog. It was so fun to go and be pampered the entire night! They treated us like the VIPS that I have wanted to be treated like my entire life. :)
Anyway, if you have seen the big white tent in South Towne mall, or the thousands of billboards (not sure how you could miss them!) then you know about this show. Basically it is a Vegas- style, family friendly show with horses, acrobats, etc. They use 65 horses of all breeds from all around the world (If you are a horse person, you would die and go to heaven). They have 48 artists, riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians (the people playing the live music in the balcony was totally awesome and maybe my favorite part). It's about two hours with a thirty minute intermission. You can order tickets and get more information here.
I loved the show. It made me feel like a little kid again. I was consistently in awe of all of the truly amazing things that were happening right before my eyes. I couldn't believe that this had shown up in a mall parking lot in a matter of weeks and it felt like they spared no expense in the production. Even the things such as the audio, it was all to perfection. It was fun to just get lost for a few hours in something that was different. It wasn't a movie, concert or a play, it was a once in a lifetime performance that I will probably remember forever.
So, the big question I have been asked by almost everyone since the show, is it worth it?
Here's how I feel: I believe in spending money on experiences, especially experiences that you can do as a family. I believe that if you are stressed about the money you are spending on the show, you will not enjoy it because you can't get lost in the show, you will constantly be thinking, "am I getting my money's worth?" If you can realize that you are making memories and seeing a once in a lifetime show, then yes, absolutely worth the money. Mark and I both gave it 8/10 stars and agreed that we would remember it for a really long time. I was also sitting next to a girl that was about nine years old, and she was in absolute h e a v e n.
It runs until June 3rd, so grab your tickets now!
USE THE CODE SOCIALUT FOR A 10% DISCOUNT ON YOUR TICKETS!
Thursday, May 5, 2016
If you follow me on snapchat, (if you don't, probably don't start. It's a big commitment to listen to my annoying voice all the time) then you know the story behind these pictures. I really wanted to do them with a white wall as my background, but I don't have one at my parents house (where i'm staying while Mark is gone). They are building some new houses across the street and one is almost done-ish. Anyway, it has white walls so I decided that is where I was going to take these pictures. Well I was walking in with my tripod and camera and a guy asked me if I lived there, really innocently and not getting mad at me or anything, but I said "....no..." and he gave me a weird look, so I peaced out of there and my parents backyard became my new photo studio...haha! Points for trying, right?
(sidenote: send a tan please)
Ever since I saw this infographic about menu designs and the colors that designers purposefully use to get people to buy their food, i've been thinking about colors and what they mean. Did you guys know that blue is the color of not only peace, but strength, vitality and physical wellbeing? That is why so many hospitals rely on the color blue! Blue nightgowns, blue logos, etc.
So I thought it was only appropriate that I wear blue when talking about the new opportunity to control your health by Intermountain Health Care. Last year I talked about an app that let you track germs in your area and check into the instacare from home so that you were next in line when you got there! We all know that it is zero fun waiting in a doctors office next to other sickos when you are feeling terrible.
Well, IMC took it a step further. Introducing, #MyConnectCare. My Connect Care allows you or your child to visit an IMC physician for certain urgent care condition using your phone or tablet. Obviously you are not going to use it if you are having chest pains, but cold or flu stuff, sinus and ear infections (my bodies personal favorites) sore throat, even a bladder infection or a weird rash. You can just stay home (where you belong when you're sick, really) and the care will come to you.
Imagine this, you are on a road trip with your family when one of you gets a sinus infection. Rather then go to an out of state instacare and incur possible extra costs (and ruin your vacation) you can just call your doctor from the road and you will have a prescription and be on your way to healthy in a matter of minutes. Literally, the visit will take less than ten minutes. It takes me that long to get to the instacare, let alone the two hour wait that usually accompanies it! Game changing stuff, you guys.
You can download the #MyConnectCare app by searching Intermountain Health Care on your App Store, it's like the four or fifth one down. I made an account and had the option to talk to a doctor in less than two minutes. It was pretty freaking awesome.
Also, can we talk about my scarf really fast? It was sent to me by White Sierra and it has insect shield permethrin....ANYWAY, it repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants and flies. I thought it would stink or be a weird material, but it wasn't! How cool is that? I'm blown away by technology right now. I also got this thermometer that you hook into your smartphone, which could really help if you are using My Connect Care, but I just felt like such an old person because I was like "Wow! This is amazing! What will they think of next!!!"