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Maize Food Truck: A Review

Maize Food Truck: A Review

Maize Food Truck catered to our office building today, which was a pleasant surprise as I forgot to pack my lunch. They primarily cater street tacos and quesadillas. I ordered three of the street tacos and was happy to find the service was really quick. I had my food in a matter of minutes and […]

Mi Ranchito: A Review

Mi Ranchito: A Review

Madison and I went to dinner this week to get a break from work and school stress. We are both Mexican foodies so we decided to give Mi Ranchito in Orem, UT a try. The restaurant was pretty full when we got there but we were still seated quickly. I also wanted to mention the […]

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 […]

Our Bucket Lists: See “Wicked”

Our Bucket Lists: See “Wicked”

Disclaimer: Affiliate links included in this post. Thanks for supporting This Blue Dress! I have to credit my sister Maegan for introducing about a trillion cool things to me. One day in 2005, she brought home two books: a piano book with two witches on the cover, and a green book called Wicked: The Grimmerie. […]

ThredUp Review

ThredUp Review

I am a clothing hoarder. It’s true. I’ll keep 3 pairs of heels that are black because they are all slightly different. One has a peep toe. One has a t-strap. One is just PERFECT with that dress. When I was younger, my mom would tell me if I bought an article of clothing, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Subject-Specific Review of The Good and The Beautiful Curriculum

Subject-Specific Review of The Good and The Beautiful Curriculum

*This post has been updated as of 7/28/18 to include new levels and subjects in addition to the original November 2017 review. Looking for a great homeschool curriculum for language arts, history, science and more? I’m excited to share about the specific subjects we use from The Good & The Beautiful (TG&TB) curricula in our […]

Seeking Good: The Good and the Beautiful Curriculum Review

Seeking Good: The Good and the Beautiful Curriculum Review

When my oldest son was tiny, my husband and I wrote a family creed of sorts that we say almost every day: “O’Loughlins are Prepared Virtuous Grateful Seeking Good Joyful Humble” I can’t think of many areas of my life where I have spent more time Seeking Good than in selecting homeschool curriculum for my […]