This and That


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1. Last weekend we stayed at the Goldener Hirsch Inn. We have stayed at a lot of great places, but have never met a more friendly staff. It is a great place for a family vacation and you can’t beat the location.

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2. The Inn sits at the top of the Silver Lake Express chair lift with access to Deer Valley Resort. I got up early to hit the freshly groomed slopes. There is nothing that compares to the corduroy (groomed trails) at Deer Valley.

3. Caleb and I were in the store and the song, “Everybody Plays the Fool” was playing and Caleb started singing “Everybody Plays with Their Food.” He is a funny kid!

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4. Caleb is getting ready for March Madness. He has a great shot!


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1. Last weekend we went to Park City for a little staycation at the Goldener Hirsch Inn. The inn is located mid-mountain in the Silver Lake area of Deer Valley Resort. Our room was super cute and I immediately fell in love with the bed!

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2. We went to dinner at the Goldener Hirsch Inn Restaurant. We started our meal with the cheese fondue. They bring the fondue pot to your table and you can dip baguette, veggies, and fruit. We also tried the beet salad and mushroom taster. For my entree, I ordered the gnocchi with pesto and Josh had the wiener schnitzel. All of the food was outstanding! And Caleb loved the homemade huckleberry ice cream for dessert:)

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3. The Inn provides complimentary breakfast for guests, so in the morning I tried the French toast and it was fabulous! Josh went skiing at Deer Valley while Caleb and I snuggled in our big bed and watched cartoons. It was the perfect little vacation!

4. I’m obsessed with this mirror. I need to find one!

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5. Green Tieks! I HAD to have them! They are technically called Clover Green, but I like to refer to them to as my “pea pod” shoes. They were really made for me:)

6. I am so in love with this nursery! Caleb and our new baby boy will probably share a room, but if I was going to make him a cute little nursery, it would totally look that. You know, since I am so crafty and talented when it comes to decorating:) Ha! I can pretend!

7. I want this cake for breakfast…and dessert!

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8. Popcorn for dinner is totally acceptable.

9. It’s finally starting to warm up outside! I want to try this paint with Caleb. I think he would have a lot of fun!

10. I spent the last few days at Ree’s ranch in Oklahoma. I had a wonderful time and will share my trip with you all next week. Stay tuned! I am going to snuggle with my guys now. I missed them!

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  1. That side walk paint is so cool! I need to do that! Love love your shoes…not sure I could cough up the money though 😉 Can’t wait to hear about your time at the ranch

  2. I am COMPLETELY obsessed with those green Tieks too. I’m thinking I might hint to the hubby because our three year (leather) anniversary is coming up…what do you think?

    Also, kind of jealous you got to hang out with Ree on her ranch. Is she as sweet as she seems?!

  3. Wow, what a fun getaway! I am in love with that bed and the food looks fantastic. Adding it to our must visit list! And I am in love with your green Tieks! I need a pair!

  4. We are looking for a place to stay when we go skiing in Park City. We will look into the Inn. Looks like the perfect place for our family. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Thanks for mentioning my cake, Maria! So happy to hear you are having another boy! Brothers are the best.

  6. I had a chuckle at: “Everybody Plays with Their Food.”. Bless him! Kids do come up with some awesome lyrics. Also, popcorn can definitely be served at any time of the day for any reason!

  7. PLEASE let us know your thoughts on Tieks! I love looking at their site, but without being able to try them on for fit, I’m nervous to order. Please give your readers a REVIEW! The green was a great choice!