The Sweet Cream Bar: A Review

The Sweet Cream Bar: A Review

Over the last few months, I have seen pictures promoting this new ice cream bar in Provo known as The Sweet Cream Bar. The pictures have tantalized me with their delicious looking pastry cones and mounds of soft serve piling out of the top. My sisters and I have been wanting to try this place […]

Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork

Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork

One of my favorite local Utah events is the Holi Festival of Colors hosted one weekend every spring at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna temple in Spanish Fork. This event was founded on the Hindu tradition of families and friends gathering to throw colored cornstarch into the air around a fire in celebration of the […]

Celebrating Real Equality

Celebrating Real Equality

In the midst of Women’s History Month, I have spent quite a bit of time reflecting on my gender and what it means to be a woman in the world today. As a kid, I was about as much of a tomboy as they come. I loved baiting my own fishing hook, I refused to […]

Love Yourself

Love Yourself

Anyone who has ever taken an introductory psychology class has probably studied Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. As a psych student, I studied it many times. The basic principle is certain needs have to be met before other aspects of life can be focused on. Someone who is physically starving will need to focus on finding […]

17 Best Mocktails & Virgin Drinks for Any Special Occasion

17 Best Mocktails & Virgin Drinks for Any Special Occasion

I absolutely adore specialty drinks. There are so many incredible flavors and combinations to explore. There are also many occasions that call for something fancier than water, such as holidays, weddings, and parties. But I even like to dabble in mixing drinks on date nights or after a long day at the office. I should […]

A New You for the New Year

A New You for the New Year

How to diet successfully as a Foodie While I have been unable to pinpoint the average weight gain for Americans through the holiday season, I think we can agree that the average American gains at least a little weight between Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and the cold weather conditions winter brings. I’m proud to announce […]

Trains: The Airline Industry’s Best Kept Secret

Trains: The Airline Industry’s Best Kept Secret

Since coming out to Utah for college over five years ago, I find myself travelling long distances several times a year. My most frequent trips are back home to Missouri to see my family or to California to visit my boyfriend’s family. When planning how to make these trips in the past, the only two […]

Luke 2: A Christmas Tradition

Luke 2: A Christmas Tradition

One of the greatest stories of all time is that of the humble beginnings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His birth was foretold for centuries through the mouths of the prophets of old. Many anxiously awaited the signs of the birth of our Savior. Then one dark night in Bethlehem, in a stable, […]

Family Name Drawing: A Christmas Tradition

Family Name Drawing: A Christmas Tradition

Most of you have probably done some version of a Christmas Name Drawing before, whether it is with your friends, your family, or a Secret Santa setup. The basic principle is everyone’s names are put into a hat and each person draws one name. Whoever they draw out of the hat is the person they […]

Thank You to the World’s Best Parents

Thank You to the World’s Best Parents

To my parents on their anniversary Thank you for loving me enough to be a parent, when what I thought I needed was a friend. Thank you for always pushing me to be my best but for loving me no matter what. Thank you for telling me “no” sometimes, even though I didn’t understand why […]

Dieting as a Foodie

Dieting as a Foodie

Over the years, I have seen the quote “Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels” in many different places. Refrigerator magnets, t-shirts, quote boards: all have held some variation of this quote. The thing is, it’s simply not true! I have been skinny with a low body fat percentage at points in my life. […]