Time for my annual finish carpentry ideas post. Dan (my husband) and his crew did some AMAZING WORK this past year and I always love showing it off. So, if you’re in need of some finish carpentry ideas or a Utah finish carpenter, here you go!! Pin your little heart out. You can also find the links to the previous year’s finish carpentry ideas at the bottom of this post.
Hey there! It’s Allison from Tips for Family Trips and today I’m sharing my tips for visiting one of Utah’s most under-rated vacation destinations – Vernal. The Vernal area is Utah’s Dinosaurland, and if you haven’t been there lately, you might be surprised to find how much the area has grown and how many fun activities there are. Vernal is located about three hours’ drive from Salt Lake City, so for us, this was an easy weekend getaway.
Here are our recommendations for a fun weekend visit to Dinosaurland in Vernal:
It’s that time of year again, where Northern Utah holds it’s annual Parade of Homes, where builders showcase their finest work. I have a personal love for the Parade of Homes, because my husband, Dan and his crew, often does the finish carpentry work in several of them. It’s really the only chance I get to see his work finished… painted AND decorated. It’s pretty fun. So, every year I tote my camera (or camera phone, in some cases) around and snag pictures of the finish carpentry work he did. And, every year… I share them with you. Well, at least for the past couple years. So, without further adieu, how about some finish carpentry ideas!?!
It’s Allison from Tips for Family Trips with another monthly dose of travel inspiration. Does anyone in your family love dinosaurs? If so, it’s hard to find a better place than Utah for dinosaur destinations.
Paleontologists recently discovered several new dinosaur species in Utah, and you can find out more about them in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine. These new species, along with (really) old favorites, are on display in Utah museums. There are also plenty of places in Utah where you can still see evidence of ancient life in nature.
Here are my favorite Utah dinosaur destinations for families.
School started less than a month ago for my children, but Fall Break is already just around the corner! In Utah, Fall Break is scheduled for October 17-18, 2013 in many school districts, offering families a great opportunity to enjoy a long weekend getaway.
Fall is also one of the best times of the year to visit Utah’s national parks. Temperatures are cooler and colorful fall leaves make the parks even more beautiful, if that is possible. It only takes about four hours to drive to any of Utah’s national parks from Salt Lake City.
Utah is known as the Beehive State because when Mormon pioneers settled the state, they strived to emulate the industry and perseverance of the honey bee. The state was originally named Deseret, which means “honey bee.” When Brigham Young pulled his wagon over the hill and declared “This is the right place,” he was probably not thinking about family entertainment. Over 160 years later, however, The Beehive State is one of the best places to find high-quality, family destinations.
Here are my top 10 family activities in Utah (that you can only find in the Beehive State):
It’s been a while since I bragged about my husband, so I figured it’s time. Plus, maybe you need some finish carpentry ideas? Maybe, maybe?? So, every year in Utah, there are home shows called The Parade of Homes where general contractors will showcase homes they build, with their best work. Dan just recently did the finish carpentry inside five of the Parade of Homes houses, so of course I had to go check them all out. I brought my camera along and thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite things that he built with his crew.
I won’t go through and blab about each one, so enjoy!
Are you ready to escape the summer heat? Try a ski resort. Ski resorts are not just for winter fun. Many resorts have transformed themselves into year-round destinations. Here are five reasons why ski resorts are great places to visit during the summer…
1. Cooler temperatures
When temperatures reach triple-digits in the summer, that’s typically my cue to retreat indoors, which is a shame on an otherwise beautiful, sunny day. In the summer, ski resort temperatures are more likely to top out in the 80’s (F), which is just about right for me. The mountains are also a great place to escape summer smog.
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Day in and day out, my husband is making people’s homes look spectacular with finish carpentry work. So, it’s always a treat when he will actually build something for OUR house…who wants to work on their time off? Not him. But, every now and then I get lucky, and he does too. Last weekend I…
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