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BLACK FRIDAY DEALS - FAVORITES OF 2020

We have compiled a list of our favorite companies/products of 2020, many of which are local right here in Utah! *supporting local & small businesses will make a huge impact on our community this year. In no particular order: GIFTS: These are items we have personally purchased/received this year and absolutely LOVE and give our official Salt Project STAMP OF APPROVAL. We are all about the practical gift in our family. Salty T's (because 2020, need I say more) CODE:SALT BOGO FREE Grandpa Becks Games (our absolute favorite games for all ages) CODE:NEWGAMES50 50% OFF J&L Designs (incredible wood gifts

Ogden River Parkway - Centennial Trail - BEGINING TO END

Since Covid-19 and quarantine hit us this spring, we have had the best time exploring all the places that we never really could before because we got longboards and bikes! We have always had bikes, but not enough for the whole family to ride at once. Also, they take up so much space that we couldn't fit them in our van and fit all of our kids too. The first week of quarantine my kids ordered longboards on line. They have been the biggest game changer for us. We have been able to explore places that we have never been

The "Y" - BEST HIKING GUIDE

Bucketlist item 2020! I'm a huge bucketlist advocate, I feel like if it doesn't go on my list then it doesn't happen. I also feel like if I something to my list, no matter how random it is, the opportunity often presents itself. Hiking the Y has been on my mental list since I was a kid. But this year it actually made it onto paper. When we visited Utah County for a staycation this summer, it was on my list, but we just couldn't squeeze it in with all the fun stuff there is to do in Provo. A

Fifths Hot Springs - HIKING GUIDE

*NOTE: As of September 2020, this trail is closed indefinitely for public health and safety. Please check here for updates and more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/uwcnf/recarea/?recid=9861 This hike is currently closed due to COVID-19 or a death from what I can see. This trail has been closed most of 2020, from what I can see, so I have been putting off writing/sharing this post basically an entire year. But, I decided to go ahead and post about it before I completely forget all the details of the hike. And y'all can pin it to your hiking Pinterest board, and check it out

Take Out Tuesday with Beehive Meals

We started Take Out Tuesday during quarantine and I think this might be the best Take Out Tuesday yet because I didn't get one meal, I got ten! Beehive Meals not only offers FREE delivery to Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah counties, but they bring you ten freshly frozen meals all prepped and ready to through in the freezer or the crockpot. Just like that, I have dinner taken care of one day each week through the first of the year! As a busy mom of 5, dinner time can take 1-3 hrs with prep time, cook time, and

Bathroom remodel on a budget - with Miracle Method

Oh this bathroom. When we first moved in, it had a matching blue toilet that complimented the blue tub and sink. Cream 80's vibe linoleum covered the floor, a yellow tinted plexiglass sunlight covered the ceiling, and there was a 1/2 inch thick glob of cracked calking that lined the edge of the tub. Of the 4 bathrooms in our fixer upper, this one grossed me out so bad that I locked the door the day we moved in, and vowed that no one would ever use it until it was remodeled. Flash forwards a few days, with 4 kids

7 Magic Mountain - Las Vegas Nevada

Our first stop on our girls trip to Tahiti Village in Las Vegas, Nevada was stopping to hike the Crack in St. George. After arriving in Vegas, our next item was visiting the 7 Magic Mountains. The Crack is very narrow, but SO fun to hike. It only takes about 15 minutes to get up and back. Check out a full hiking guide HERE. And no road trip is complete without stopping in Beaver for a photo in the rocking chair. 7 Magic Mountains is such a fun spot in Vegas. Its easy to get to, just follow the road

Tahiti Village - Discount Code

Last year I took my first girls trip in 12 years (without a nursing baby). It was AMAZING! And one of you commented and gave me the best advice. You should take 3 trips each year. 1 with the fam, 1 with your significant other, and 1 with the girls. I thought it was the best advise. As a mom, I put my kids and work first, and always tend to put off "me time". But having a trip to look forward to, especially during a pandemic, is like Christmas! We had this trip planned for October before the craziness

OneClick Services - Affordable carpet cleaning and more

With 5 kids, a dog, and a new kitty, we were in desperate need of having our carpets professionally cleaned. Last week we had the most amazing local company come clean our carpets. OneClick Services not only did a fantastic job with our carpet, but also sanitized our entire house! We all love playing on freshly cleaning carpets! What sets OneClick Services apart from other cleaners is that they are a home service company. In addition to carpet cleaning, they offer services like home sanitizing, pest control, lawn care & house cleaning! And they offer everything is an affordable subscription

Trackline Bike Park - Ogden's NEWEST bike park

My mom sent me a text about this new park on Ogden. There were a couple photos but it didn't even have an address listed. We decided to pack up the bikes today (which is no small miracle in and of itself 5 kids, plus my massive bike doesn't work if we are taking kids to ride the bikes that we pack. So we made the executive decision to leave the littlest Read at home with Papa so we would all fit. We really need to get a bike rack, and a hitch ASAP. It should be noted that while

IM SO SALTY T-shirts & a DISCOUNT CODE

I am SO excited to share this amazing collaboration with y'all! I've been wanting to get some new merch for the shop but wanted something fun and unique. Something that showed my love of Utah as well as something that represented the craziness of 2020. The SALT Project teamed up with SALTed Avenue clothing boutique and we used a local printer to pull off the finished product. Not only are you supporting 3 local UTAH family businesses. But you are showing off your UTAH pride with each purchase. We are offering $10 OFF and FREE SHIPPING during launch week! Use

Porcupine Reservoir Kokanee Salmon Run - The best Spot

Although we have featured the Salmon Run several times here on The Salt Project, this was my families first time going to see them. Taking babies on adventures can be overwhelming. Also fieltrippin' alone without the support of a spouse or friend can feel daunting. And so, the thought of tackling this particular adventure in past years just sounded too overwhleming to me. Well this year was MY YEAR! It's been on my bucketlist for so many years. I was so excited to finally go for a visit. After reading the blog posts here on Salt Project, it looked like

Park City Grubbin'

Finding the best places to eat while on staycation is one of my favorite parts of a trip. We of course have to hit up our favorites, but it's fun to try someplace new as well. Here are our top family friendly picks from this trip. Red Banjo These guys are family owned for 6 generations! How cool is that. They are the oldest restaurant in Park City. They have amazing pizza. We tried the cauliflower crust and loved it! They also have touch free menus which was pretty cool. It was a little rainy, but we couldn't resist sitting

Park City FALL Staycation

Park City in the fall is our absolute favorite. The leaves start changing sooner than they do in the valley and it's a little cooler up in the mountains. We had a lovely stay at the Snow Flower in Park City. It was awesome because they have a kitchen and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms which helps so much when you have a family of 7. It would also be fun to stay with another family. The pool and hot tub were the highlight of our stay. (FYI, Snow Flower reached out with a special discount and they are keeping their

Poison Creek Bike Trail Park City

This is our favorite trail in Park City. We stumbled across it a couple years ago, and now its a must visit every time we are in town. Walking in is great, riding it is better. There are several tunnels with amazing artwork, rope swing, trees covered in shoes, a bridge, a musical park, and miles of adventure along a little stream. The second part of the trail leads to a beautiful Barn and has more awesome murals.

Woodward Park City - BMX Heaven

Ok, I'm going to be totally honest, we aren't sportsy people. There, I said it. I mean, we like to have fun, we own bikes, but my kids just got long boards this year during quarantine. Our skill level is beginner in every sense of the word. So coming to a place like this felt a little overwhelming to me. Also the fact that I have 87 kids (actually 5, feels like 87). And that my kids ages range 2-15. It's a lot to consider when we are doing family activities. Having said all of that, I didn't really know

Poison Creek Bike Trail Park City

We love the Poison Creek Trail in Park City. Its a great bike/board trail. The last couple times we have walked parts of it, but this time around we happened to have some boards in the van so they kids were thrilled to be able to explore farther. The trail ends (or starts if you wish) at the McPolin Farm in Park City. We started at the end of Main Street and followed the trail under several tunnels, then we drove to the farm and found out that the trail connected! The Farm has parking just across the street, go

Silver Lake Trail at Brighton

Silver Lake has been on my list for so long, but we just never get to each year before the snow comes. This year we made it a priority and I'm so glad we did. We went on a Sunday, which I never recommend doing by the way. We usually try to get out during the week to avoid crowds and now I remember why. But, even though it was a weekend and the most incredibly beautiful day, it was still worth it, and the crowds really weren't that bad. We had ages 2-64 and this really was the perfect

Epic PROVO Bucket list

Utah County has been on our bucket list for years! We alway pass by but we have never made it a destination to stay and explore. I'm SO glad we finally made it down to explore. First off, we have to say that Provo exceeded all expectations. The small town charm, creativity, and endless number of places to eat and things to do, it would take weeks to fit it all in. We have compiled a list with the BEST OF THE BEST that Utah County has to offer. Now, remember, we only stayed for a weekend, and you can

Downtown Provo Mural Hunt

This is an awesome family friendly activity in the Downtown Provo area. No skateboards aloud on center street, so we recommending walking to these ones. They are all within about 3 blocks and Wells (2 yrs) had no problem walking to all of them. But we definitely recommend taking a stroller if you littles get tired easily. One time in Provo - Located on Center Street Fish Kiss Bubbles - Located just off center street at Fish Kiss Located on Center Street Zebra wall - Located just south of Lucy's Brazilian Kitchen The best gift is you - Located East