Operation Undies: Saturday September 29 from 10-2 in Daybreak at SoDa Row

Operation Undies: Saturday September 29 from 10-2 in Daybreak at SoDa Row

The clothing drive will be held Sat Sept. 29 from 10 am-2 pm in the Daybreak Community on Soda Row!  We’ll be next door to Oopsie Daisy Children’s Boutique at 11277 Kestrel Rise Road.

My friend Kristin of The Vocal Sokol has put together this great event. Please support this amazing blogger. I’ll be there with my kiddos!

Here’s the list of what we’re looking for…

  • New packages of socks and underwear in any size. Especially the smallest sizes.  Teachers at the school say the kids often come without any undies or some that are full of holes and 5 sizes too big.
  • We want your best gently used warm clothing in any size infant through adult.
  • New warm clothing.  If you see something on clearance, go ahead and pick it up.  We’ll find a little body that needs it.

It will be a fun event and we will be doing some giveaway drawings during the event. 

Vanishing Bees

Bees are vanishing nation wide, read what we can do about it.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on an article about honey bees for Daybreak. During that time, I’ve become slightly obsessed with bees! Seriously, they are so cool. I’ve had all kinds of great bee words circling in my head  (bumble, buzz, swarm, honeycomb…don’t get me started) and even had twitter and facebook friends help me research the article for bee-like words.

I see why our forefathers named Utah the Beehive state. 

Have you ever thought of it?

“Most of the nicknames associated with Utah are related to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, that first settled in the territory. Deseret, in The Book of Mormon is actually a honeybee. Early Mormon settlers have been described as having carried “swarms of bees” with them. This nickname commemorates the industry of the people of Utah. The beehive was adopted, in 1847, as an official emblem and represents the qualities of industry, perseverance, thrift, stability, and self-reliance, all virtues respected by the region’s settlers. The beehive is the centerpiece of the Utah State Flag and the Utah State Seal.” (Source: The State of Utah, an Introduction.)

The bee shortage has been on the decline since the 1940s but since 2006 billions of bees have died. This is due to a mirad of possible reasons, but from what I understand no one really knows why they are dying.  (Source: Why Are Bees Dying?)

There is a positive movement toward helping regain honeybees. Daybreak took action early on to keep their own bees on Kennecoott Land. (You can read more about what I wrote over there) {LINK}.


NATURE has an article with tips on “What you can do to help the bees“.

With all this reading and research, I’m now convinced our neighbor hood needs a bee coloney (that would be perfect in the field behind our house). So, I found the Salt Lake Bee Ordinance and it looks like Salt Lake residents CAN keep bees, if it’s in accordance with the laws.

Bee Pinterest Board, don’t mind the apostrophe in there ;)


Do you have any bee related activities? I’d love to link to them from here :)

Our favorite bee movies and books:

Bee & ME

 The Bee Movie

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Kidd Monk

I have not read this one, but think it looks like a must have for a bee keeper:

The Bee Keepers Bible

This also look intriguing:

The Queen Must Die

{Breathing Space Blogger Retreat} Day 1: Registration

This weekend, I played house in Daybreak at the Breathing Space Blogger Retreat.

When you drive into Daybreak there is an automatic feeling of being somewhere different. The colorful houses greet you with a warm hello!

Daybreak hosted us in their model homes  with 74 other blogger friends! It was a very fun experience and I’ll be sharing the experience over a few posts, because there is simply too much to write about. We were able to meet other bloggers, connect with brands and learn great things as well as shop at Oh Sweet Sadie! and Oopie Daisy in SoDa Row.

The event was masterminded by:

Aly Brooks//Event Director 

BLOG: www.styleplease.com

TWITTER: @thealybrooks


Courtney Carlson//Decore & More

BLOG: www.BEAUCOURT.wordpress.com


Cobilynne Dickenson//Logic & Logistics

TWITTER: @thecobilynne


Day 1: Registration

After we registered, we were treated to yummy popcorn and sweet swag! (More from our amazing sponsors later).

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