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D8 Nite

Monday, February 4, 2019
Monday was good! We both worked as normal and then went to Pizza Factory for dinner! I use Localfluence for my food Instagram and it's so fun! Basically you get free food in exchange for a review. Pizza Factory pizza actually isn't my favorite, but I am OBSESSED with their breadsticks!! THEY'RE SO GOOD. 

Anyway, if you are in Utah and like to do influencing things, look up Localfluence! 

We have started switching on and off what nights we watch TV and what nights we read. Monday we read and J got this picture of Tucker that makes me lol. Look at his face!!! Hahahahaha. 

I have been meaning to post a book review post, I just keep prioritizing other things! I will try to get around to that tomorrow, because I have read so many good books I want to share about! 

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P.S. Here's a happy list for today: Dancing to Marshmellow with Tucker / Our waiter calling us "friends" / Getting a new car!


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday was good! I got to sleep in! We are trying to train Tucker to sleep in later, so J got up with him but then fell asleep on the couch and we both slept through church haha. 

I had my book club, too. This month we read Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. I didn't read it, but the first few pages I got to had so much good stuff. I was highlighting like crazy! We went to Sweet Lake Biscuits, which has been on my list for a while! I got the eggs Benedict, which were ok but I don't know if they were the best. I honestly wish they would do a biscuit French toast like Jacob's Pickles, because their biscuits were SO GOOD! I think I may have just gotten the wrong thing! 

They had limeades too which were really good! I liked that the straws they gave us were reusable. And when I asked for a to go cup for my drink, it was compostable and they didn't give me a straw. Very eco-friendly! ALSO, while we were walking out I saw Joshua James! He is a really good musician from Utah who I have now seen twice haha. 

I spent the rest of the day just hanging out! I started a new fiction book, Sunburn, which I am really liking! We also watched the Ted Bundy Tapes documentary on Netflix that was really good. It was very informational and I learned so many new things about him.  

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P.S. Here's a happy list for today: Trying a new place, Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade / My friend giving me a ride to brunch and belly laughing at things that were said / Sleeping in

01.20.19 - The Rose Establishment!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday I met up with a friend for brunch at The Rose Establishment! I have been wanting to go here for a long time and it met my expectations! I got this chia pudding that was really good. I also got a hot chocolate with cashew milk that tasted really normal? I have actually heard that cashew milk is one of the closest tasting to regular milk? Idk! But, it was good!

I also finally semi-satisfied my tomatoes soup and cheese bread craving! The cheese breads from Aubergine and Company are SO GOOD. But the frozen Brazi Bites were all I had and they were ok haha. Good, but not the same thing! 

I also finally hung up all my Polaroid pictures! I am so dumb lol. I have done these for so long and always just eyeball it. Well, this time I realized you can measure out 2 points and then put a strip of masking tape in between to keep it all even! It looks so much better hahaha. I'll have to post a picture later!

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P.S. Here's a happy list for today: Having brunch with a friend / Setting up my polaroid wall / Throwing my wallet across the room and it landed perfectly in my bag 

11.17.18 - Thanksgiving Celebrations!

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Remember how I have hated Thanksgiving for as long as time? (Here are a few articles I skimmed that may help you find out why: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Sorry in advance if there is anything oppressive, I just skimmed them!)

So, this year we opted out of Thanksgiving and went to eat at Black Sheep Cafe the week before! It's a Native American restaurant in Provo that is SO GOOD. I tried the cactus pear lemonade, honey lavender fry bread, and green chili pork taco. All of which were very delish!


Friday, November 16, 2018
Ok so I feel like I always say this, but I am really trying to do more like, nice camera photos. Basically what happened is I had that stint with influencing but then finished grad school and was all like, "I just want a normal job" and moved to Utah and essentially stopped taking any nice camera pictures. It was fine for a bit, but I honestly missed like the creative aspect of influencing, like planning out a cute shoot and photographing and editing. Not so much the selling to my friends hahaha. 

ANYWAY. Basically I have been really bored and just feeling bleck, so I figure I might need to do photography again, just for the sake of having something to do! 

Last weekend we tried a new food place, Ramen 930. It was pretty good! J thoughts his chicken and rice bowl was better than CupBop WHAT! It was actually pretty good, I thought. But I will never get over that tofu bowl from CupBop and the fact they don't have it any more (😢).

The Ultimate Utah Food Guide!!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

AT LONG LAST! I lived in Utah all my life and love love love food. I narrowed all the restaurants down to the best of the best!

It took me a while to figure out the most efficient way to put this together. I have pictures of all the food, but that turned out to be a very long blog post, so if you want to see photos just click the blog post link. All the restaurant names are linked to their website. Restaurant names are organized by city (north to south Utah) and then by type of food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert).


Park City
  • Silver King Coffee: Drinks and really good scones!
  • Atticus Coffee and Books: My favorite is the vegetarian sausage sandwich. Really great atmosphere and neat gifts as well.
Salt Lake City/Holladay
  • 3 Cups Coffee: Avocado toast, hot chocolate. Blog post here
  • Publik Coffee
  • Tulie Bakery
  • Eva Bakery: Stuffed French toast, avocado toast, macarons. Cute exterior. Blog post here
  • The Rose Establishment
  • The Original Pancake House: Hashbrowns, pumpkin pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, banana pancakes, huevos rancheros.  
  • Gourmandise
  • Hire's Big H: Burgers, fries, veggie burgers too. 
  • The Copper Onion: Pasta carbonara, fries, homemade bread, honey and goat cheese ice cream. Blog post here
  • Eva Restaurant: Rosemary fries, margherita pizza. Blog post here
  • The Pie Pizzeria: The cheese bread, cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza.
  • Cafe Trio: Parmesan flat bread, cheese pizza, chicken pizza, pudding with biscotti. Blog post here
  • Naked Fish: Spicy edamame, veggie sushi.
  • Pie Hole: Cheese or pepperoni slice. Graffiti approved walls so bring a marker! Blog post here
  • Spitz: Street cart fries, mediterranean döner. Blog post here
  • Banbury Cross Donuts: Strawberry coconut. Blog post here
  • Ruby Snap: They give you huge samples of any cookie you want. Favorites are Rikki, Penelope, Virginia, Maris, Mia.
  • Hatch Family Chocolates: Chocolate covered banana, chocolate covered raspberries. Blog post here
  • La Bonne Vie: Macarons. Cute packaging. Blog post here
  • Deseret Book at City Creek: You can fill a bag of bulk candy for $5! Blog post here
  • Nielsen's Frozen Custard: Cookie dough custard.
  • Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade: Great for brunch and fun limeades! Really booked on the weekend so make a reservation. 
  • Last Course: Rosemary and honey ice cream, nachos (they are chocolate dipped in strawberries)
  • Taqueria 27: Pear and beet taco (so good!), churros
  • Dog Haus: You can get any hot dog vegetarian! Chili cheese dog, regular hot dog with ketchup and mustard. Blog post here
  • Sconecutter: Really good scones with cinnamon sugar butter. 
  • The Ridge: Pretzel cheese fondue, cookie and ice cream dessert. Blog post here
Alpine/Highland/American Fork
  • Dear Lizzy: Do a tea party here! Good lunch and pastries too. Blog post here and here.
  • Bona Vita: Caprese salad, bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, Margherita pizza. Blog post here
  • China Wok: Hidden but so good! Cream cheese wontons, sweet and sour chicken. 
  • Beyond Glaze: Maple, old fashioned. Blog post here
  • Snoasis: Any snow cone with sweetened condensed milk on top. Blog post here
  • Trellis Cafe: Lavender lemonade (!!!!), sweet potato fries, veggie burger. 
  • Fiiz drinks: (Soda) Lime in the coconut, Chandler Bing.
  • Makanmakan: Tofu curry
  • Coffee Pod: Apple cider. They also have open mic nights sometimes. 
  • Juice N Java: Apple celery juice. 
  • Magleby's: Asian salad, French toast, chocolate cake.
  • Tommy's: Burger and fries. Blog post here
  • Shirley's Bakery: Veggie panini, chicken ranch panini, cinnamon twist, raspberry big foot. Blog post here
  • Guru's/Enliten Cafe: SWEET POTATO FRIES (!!!), tofu tacos. Blog post here
  • Station 22: Tons of soda flavors! Sweet potato fries, chicken sandwich, chicken and waffles. 
  • 180 Tacos: Korean fried tofu, buffalo chicken, malasadas. Blog post here
  • Communal: Kind cool, you all eat at the same table. 
  • Good Thyme Eatery: Really good, farm fresh food!
  • Pizza Factory: Crazy, twisty, tall breadsticks. 
  • Brick Oven 
  • Pop N' Sweets: Candy and soda from all over the world! You can get any soda made into a float. Blog post here and here
  • Provo Bakery: Chocolate cake donut with chocolate frosting, apple fritter. 
  • Roll With It Creamery: Strawberry balsamic ice cream. 
  • The Chocolate: "Frosty" glass of milk (is actually frosty lol), Cazookie, Neapolitan cake! They have different cake every week so call and ask before you go if you have a specific one in mind. Blog post here
  • Elaine French Bakery: Macarons. (Often looks like it is closed, but it isn't! Go in!) Blog post here
Spanish Fork
  • Sip-N: The Oreo cookie! It's so good I made a Spanish Fork column just for it. Blog post here
St. George
  • Fractured Prune: Literally any flavor will be heavenly. Blog post here
  • TwentyFive Main: Cupcakes.
Places with locations all over Utah and Salt Lake County
  • Black Bear Diner: The grizz! It's enough food for two people. Blog post here
  • Beans and Brews: Best hot chocolate in Utah.
  • Ivie Juice Bar: Beach babe açai bowl (best açaí bowl in Utah!... and maybe anywhere!)
  • The Orange Peel: Roses Are Red, Orange Creme Dream, Thai coconut bubble tea with avocado, pearls, and no sweetener.
  • The Matterhorn (food truck): French toast. Blog post here
  • Kneader's: French toast, egg and croissant sandwich, veggie sandwich on focaccia, gingerbread cookies (recipe here), steel cut oats, raspberry cream cheese croissant, frozen hot chocolate... basically everything.
  • Cubby's: Rosemary fries, sweet potato fries, any salad, chicken sandwich. Blog post here
  • J Dawgs: Hot dogs, J Dawg's sauce.
  • Pizzeria Limone: The limone, margherita, divino dessert pizza. 
  • Fiore Pizza (food truck): Margherita, pepperoni. Blog post here
  • JCW's: They can make any burger with a garden patty if you're vegetarian. Hamburgers, Hawaiian burger, fries, fry sauce, huge shakes.
  • Zao: Rice bowls, green curry, snap peas, Maine Root organic sodas. Blog posts here and here.
  • Aubergine and Company: Cheesebread, tomato basil soup, açai bowl. Blog post here
  • Slab: The Mikel, buffalo chicken. Blog post here
  • Tsunami: Edamame, honey badger roll, Sean Connery roll. You can get any roll in soy paper if you don't like seaweed.
  • Blue Lemon: Kid's meal Mac and cheese (apples and dip in this is so good), hummus plate, sweet potato fries, lemon blueberry pancakes, berry orange crepes. Blog post here here.
  • CupBop: Doochi bop, kimchi, b bop. 
  • Malawi's: Thin crust pizza, berry dessert pizza. 
  • Bombay House: Coconut curry vegetables, chicken tikka masala, naan, mango ice cream.
  • Brugee's Waffles and Frites: Torpedo waffle with strawberries, fries and different flavors of mayonnaise. Blog post here
  • Hokulia (seasonal): Snow cones, sno cap (sweetened condensed milk on the top). Blog post here
  • Sweet Tooth Fairy: Cake bites.
  • Waffle Love: The red wonder, regular waffle with Nutella and whipped cream.
What do you guys think? Did I miss anywhere?

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Utah Trip!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Gosh I am so bad about posting trips quickly after they happen haha, but alas! Here I am! This trip happened Oct 30-Nov 6 (for my personal record in the future). 

The whole reason I went to Utah was for my sister's 30th birthday party.


I had THE BEST breakfast with my mom at her work. It was an asiago cheese bagel sandwich! It was so good because the lady like buttered the bagel and grilled it. Ah idk. I just still think about. It was seriously the best thing.

After my mom got off work we headed over to my sister's house to go trick-or-treating with the bbs! We stopped at Sweet Tooth Fairy on the way and got these delish cake bites.

I also made my mom stop at Cupbop so I could get my Doochi Bop lol. I was kind of sad though because they only put like 4 pieces of tofu in it :( And the tofu is the best part!

My niece was the cute bunny from Zootopia! She was very obsessed with me for the first few days and requested that we took this picture.

It's crazy how different the roads are across America! I feel like Utah roads are really empty with the mountains always in sight. It was fun to see them from a visitor's point of view.


I went to lunch with my friend Katherine! We ate at Aubergine and Company because I am OBSESSED with these little cheese rolls. Mmmmmm. I only use the tomato soup as a dip lol.

This is the view from my mom's neighborhood!


I obviously was very, very excited to be reunited with my one true love: Beans and Brews. So naturally I got it EVER. SINGLE. MORNING. Racked up those points! Also please observe my nails in this photo because I have been growing them out. They keep breaking but oh well.

Our friends opened a salon on Main Street in American Fork. Look how cute it is!

I got a trim and some lighter brown added in, although you can't really tell in this photo because of the editing.

I went to an early dinner with my friends Leah and Riley. We tried this new place called Around Eatery and it was pretty good! I found a hair in my salad lol, but up until that point it was a really good salad. They also have this ramen burger that Leah tried! If I ate meat I would be soooo interested to see what that tastes like. 

That night, my mom and I went to The Ridge in Suncrest. They had this cheese fondue there that I was SO EXCITED to have again. Like, talked about it a lot before the trip, and thought about it on the airplane. Well, we got there and THEY DIDN'T HAVE IT ANYMORE. The guys was like, "Oh weird, you must have come right when we were experimenting with it." So naturally we left as soon as he turned his back. 

I was very disappointed. 

We dined, instead, at 180 Tacos. I forgot to take a picture of my tacos but I ate both of them, as well as all of these malasadas which is like twice as much as I usually eat lol. When in Rome!

Does anyone know who does the art at 180 Tacos? 

We got treats at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, which I worked at last summer lol. I got this pretzel stick, but unfortunately didn't eat a lot of it because I was so full the whole trip. We also walked around the Riverwoods and discovered that Victoria's Secret carries BYU collegiate apparel!


Once again, the mountains!

Trixie and I went to Beans and Brews for breakfast. I was hoping they would give her a pup treat, but they did not :(

This is my favorite road to drive on in Utah. It's the road you take getting off the freeway into American Fork canyon.

My mom still has Skully! It's a mean, feral cat that just eats our food and runs away lol. I tried to domesticate it for like a year and it became a little less skittish, but still wouldn't let me touch it. :(

I went to Guru's with Katherine for lunch. She had never been there!! Can you believe it?! Anyway, I got a large order of fries, and let me tell you, it was LARGE. 

My mom and I went to dinner at Bombay House. I have yet to find a coconut curry dish in the northeast that rivals the coconut curry dish at Bombay House! 

For dessert we met up with my sister's family at Waffle Love! My mom and I had like 2 bites of this waffle because we were both so full lol. Also I felt like it kind of tasted like cleaner? Idk. But the best waffle there is the one with biscoff and strawberries.

When you're the third child and you're over it lol.

That sunset tho.


Friday morning we picked my brother, his girlfriend, and my grandma up from the airport! We had breakfast at Eva Bakery. I set this shot up on self timer while they had no idea what was going on, and then ran back and was like "5 SECONDS UNTIL THE PHOTO!" And I have to say, we did pretty well at looking natural.

That feeling you get when you killed it at self timer lol.

I got the avocado toast and it was SO GOOD. Those heirloom tomatoes were perfect! My brother and his girlfriend were so offended by our waitress haha. They are in the restaurant biz so they were telling us all the things she was doing wrong and it was so funny! Like she definitely wasn't the friendliest, but other that I wouldn't have noticed. 

Salt Lake is so pretty! I love cities haha. I wish there was a way to live in a city but also have a car  and back yard and enough money to afford life.

We went to Starbuck's to my grandma her mocha and I met this cute old guy! I chatted with him about his little dog and learned that they often go to Starbuck's together and he rescued her. #socute #goals

We went and walked around the visitor center at Temple Square. They have this really tall statue of Jesus that is p cool! Also galaxy walls that I want to have in my home.

Does anyone know the back story to this installation piece Salt Lake? I am a fan. 

We couldn't leave Salt Lake without stopping at Ruby Snap! Those cookies are srsly bae. 

I got the one with coconut and chocolate chips (I'm forgetting the name) and I also got some of the cookie dough to compare it to. I think the cookies from the store are better, but the cookie dough cookies are actually super close! And you can get them at Harmon's if you don't want to make the trek to SLC. 

The mountains, once again. 

My sister's birthday party was on Saturday. The original plan was to not let her know the rest of the family was in town until at the party on Saturday. However, we decided to optimize our time together and surprise her with them on Friday night! I think she may have known they were coming.... lol.

We went to dinner at Tsunami and I got the Sean Connery! The last time I got it it had these little crunchy fried onions on the top that were SO GOOD. But this past time it didn't have them :( 

Kids be cray!

They are v cute though.


We went to breakfast at Ivie Juice Bar which is my FAVORITE. I am still in search of an acai bowl on the east coast that rivals Ivie. 

The beach babe all the way! The girls accidentally brought us the wrong bowl, so we ended up with an extra beach babe lol. 

For dinner we did PF Changs. Not Utah specific, but still really yummy. I love their coconut tofu dish. 

You can't go to PF Chang's without splitting a great wall of China cake! 

Then we were off to the birthday party! This trip was my first time seeing my sister's new house, which was v fun. I love house tours. 

My sister and grandma!

My baby niece does the funniest faces.

This is what she does when she wants a drink.

The whole fam minus J and my grandma's husband!

Our last meal while on the way to the airport with my grandma and mom! 

It was a very fun trip! Idk when we will be back with my school schedule and J's limited time off, but whenever we are I'm sure everything will have changed again lol.

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