Exploring Utah: The Salt Flats

Can you even believe it’s the middle of August? I’m ready for the end of the 90-100 degree weather we’ve been enduring! We’ve been on a few fun trips to get out of the desert heat here…so helpful! Our favorite so far? San Francisco! We’re a little bit weird and we love the drive through Tahoe. It makes the boring Nevada part worthwhile! Plus, there’s a Grimaldi’s in Reno and you know how we feel about our pepperoni and mushroom.

We made a pit stop at the Salt Flats to take a few pictures and it was so much fun! We tried to do our best to not look like we were melting…it was so hot! If you’ve never been out there, make sure you go sometime soon. It’s the absolute best for photo ops. The lighting was so fun and made that lip color really stand out. Two thumbs up for orange lips!

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Deer Valley Date Night || Part 2

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So, we’ve recently become obsessed with Deer Valley and all the fun activities that are available—especially the music festival! But really, can you blame us? The drive is amazing and it’s the perfect setting for a concert. Our fun friends were able to join us over the weekend to listen to the Utah Symphony perform Disney songs! There were so many kids, but it made it even more enjoyable…so many mini Elsas and other princesses singing at the top of their lungs. It was so adorable!

Near the end of the concert, we were completely bundled in our blankets because it got so chilly! Who knew that we’d be shivering when it hit 70 degrees? The summer definitely spoils us. If you get a chance to check out one of the Deer Valley concerts, we recommend it!



Sports and Sunshine






Hi! It’s been quite some time—I know! I’ve been such a blogging failure. We recently returned from an extremely fun trip to California, so there were lots of opportunities for photos! Hopefully, you don’t mind getting snapshots of our favorite moments over the next few days. We left after work and went as far as Vegas (our normal pitstop). Although we’ve driven all the way to California in one day, we definitely prefer stopping for a bit of pool time and of course, Grimaldi’s! It makes the arrival in California substantially more exciting when you’re not fighting to stay awake or recovering from stiff legs and tired eyes.

As usual, when our delicious pepperoni and mushroom pizza arrived, the conversation ceased immediately and we got down to business. We definitely didn’t even realize that we stop speaking for about five solid minutes as we get through our first pieces! We sure to love Grimaldi’s! We wanted to get a good night’s sleep in order to leave early the next morning, so we were kind of Vegas losers. We fell asleep around 10. I’m pretty sure that makes us official adults.

We stopped in Baker at The Mad Greek, which is such a fun sight in the middle of the desert. I was completely taken with the colors of the building. So simple and clean (love). It was a marvelous photo subject. The next hour or so of driving was filled with impersonations, karaoke and travel anecdotes. If you want a good laugh, find my husband and request an impersonation of anyone. The man is hilarious.

Our arrival in Orange County couldn’t have come sooner for little B. We drove directly to the nearest dog beach and just let her run! She was such a champ in the car and she deserved the hour of splashing and digging (don’t worry – we refilled the holes as we were leaving!). We were pretty worried about how she’d handle the ocean and sand—her first encounter at 2 months old was filled with whining and diving into my purse. We were so proud! She definitely loved it. Her happy disposition was just a preview of all the fun that was to come! We can’t wait to share. Stay tuned!

If you want to see what we did, check it out on Instagram: @rachealjade.



Weekend Digest

We had so much fun this weekend! It was delightfully busy, but only with fun things. One of my very best friends was visiting from New York, so we tried to reacquaint her with the beauty of Utah, the sassiness of Bella and introduce her to some great new treats. Luckily (for the sake of this post), everything turned out to be quite colorful! I’m still thinking of that delicious treat from The Chocolate and Bella’s antics when finding a tree full of birds (insanity)! So. much. fun. What did you do this weekend?