Summer Adventure: Saint George
Jul04

Summer Adventure: Saint George

It’s no secret: I love to adventure. In fact, I’m calling this summer “Candice’s Summer of Adventure.” Earlier this year I planned out my entire spring into fall and filled it with all sorts of adventures spanning pretty much the entire state. I’ll be posting about all the places I’m visiting. I hope this gives you a few ideas and shows you just how easy and fun adventuring in Utah can be!...

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Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo Giveaway!
Jun20

Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo Giveaway!

  It’s time for Ogden Pioneer Days! This past week my family was invited to an insiders day to meet some Whoopie Girls and Rodeo Queens and their lovely horses.  We can’t wait until the rodeo starts and we have a couple of tickets to give away to you, but first a few fun facts! Ogden Pioneer Days was first celebrated in the summer of 1934 after the charismatic Ogden City Mayor Harman W. Peery organized a western...

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Indie Ogden Review: Nomad Paddle Outfitters
Jun12

Indie Ogden Review: Nomad Paddle Outfitters

Utah is a fantastic place to be during the summer, and there are endless mountains and rivers and trails to explore. Along with summer adventures, though, comes summer heat and the best way to beat the heat is with some paddle boarding fun.  As a woman, I often felt intimidated going into outdoors shops to check out gear and even more so trying to rent it. When I found out about a local women-owned rental company, I  knew I had to...

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Indie Ogden Spotlight: Flynn’s Retrocade
Jun10

Indie Ogden Spotlight: Flynn’s Retrocade

There’s a new arcade coming to town and this isn’t some cheesy fun center with cheap prizes, this is the real deal. If you have fond memories of scrounging up change and hanging out at the arcade, this is the place for you. This place is all about retro games and high scores. Check out our spotlight to learn more!   Hey there! I can’t tell you how excited I am for a new arcade to open, actually yes I can. I am...

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summertime selflessness and screenlessness
May22

summertime selflessness and screenlessness

My kindergartener graduated today, and my other kids have just a few days next week left of school. It’s this time of year that I sit down and make a few plans for our family to have a totally fun and productive summer. This year I’m looking back at how we spent our spring break for inspiration on how to spend our sweet summer days. For spring break this year, we at the Barragan house had a Screenless Service Staycation. It had...

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10 Ogden Outdoor Activities I Really Need to Get Into
Mar15

10 Ogden Outdoor Activities I Really Need to Get Into

My family and I love Ogden so much that we’ve moved here twice. Twice! We came here in 2013, left in 2015 for a seriously brilliant job opp in Phoenix, and then fast realized that we just couldn’t stay away. So we were back within 6 months. We love Ogden!!! I’m a transplant from Chicago, and in Chicago, you don’t do a lot of exploring the outdoors (unless you count tailgating a Bears game in sub zero weather). But my husband and kids...

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