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This Weekend in Events

by Cindy Wood Realty Group

April 24, 2015

Fashion Walk

Where: City Creek Center

Cost: FREE

Visitsaltlake.com says, "Come to City Creek Center on Friday, April 24 from noon to 1pm for Fashion Walk - featuring the latest and greatest in Spring and Summer fashion trends from a variety of retailers. Dozens of store models will stroll throughout the entire center from Nordstrom to the Food Court. Additionally, the hosts from ABC4's 'Good Things Utah' will be there shopping and showing off their favorite Spring and Summer fashions."

 

April 24, 2015

Unbroken

Where: Orem Public Library

Cost: FREE

 

April 25, 2015

Earth Day Celebration at the Swaner EcoCenter

Where: Swaner Eco Center (1258 Center Drive Park City, UT)

Cost: $5 donation encouraged

Visitsaltlake.com says, "Celebrate Earth Day at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. This event will offer a number of engaging activities and take home crafts for youth of all ages. Participants will get to clean up a small scale oil spill, learn more about compostable materials, and participate in a recycling race. Guess how many recyclables are in a tub for a chance to win a family membership or one session of summer camp!"

 

April 25, 2015

OK GO 

Where: The Complex

Cost: $20 advanced

 

April 25, 2015

Tulip Festival Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids 1-Mile Run

Where: Thanksgiving Point

Cost: FREE

Two Beliefs

by Cindy Wood Realty Group

Spring-Cleaning

by Cindy Wood Realty Group

It's that time of the year...again. It's time to bust out your cleaning supplies, declutter, rearrange your furniture and spruce up your home. Reader's Digest offered some great advice on making spring-cleaning a faster process. 

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1. Make doormats welcoming - shake, wash and swat them!

2. Clean carpets and upholstery.

3. Finish your floors.

4. Wash walls, cabinets, baseboards and woodwork.

5. Vacuum with intelligence - move big furniture slightly out of the way to get the tough-to-reach spots.

6. Clean ceiling fixtures.

7. Clean your light fixtures.

8. Check your coils.

You can view the full article here.

This Weekend in Events

by Cindy Wood Realty Group

April 17, 2015

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

Where: City of Salt Lake

Cost: FREE

Visitsaltlake.com says, "Galleries across Salt Lake are open for the public to meet artists and browse the exciting and thriving visual arts market in Salt Lake City. The event, as always, is free. Some sponsors offer special discounts and rates for those who participate in Gallery Stroll."

 

April 17,2015

Dracula Untold

Where: Orem Public Library 

When: 6:30 PM

Cost: FREE

 

April 18, 2015

Family Day- I Spy!

Where: Woodbury Art Museum - Utah Valley University

Cost: FREE

Visitsaltlake.com says, "The museum is filled with treasures during our I-Spy Family Day. Find hidden objects and test your wit while enjoying fun art activities."

 

April 18, 2015

Salt Lake City Marathon

Where: Library Square (200 E 400 S Salt Lake City)

When: Full marathon and half marathon start at 7am, bike tour starts at 6am and the 5K starts at 7:15am.

Perspective

by Cindy Wood Realty Group

Fire Pit Tips

by Cindy Wood Realty Group

Fire pits can be a fun addition to any backyard. However, before you purchase a fire pit you'll want to make sure you have done all of your research and are well informed. Kerrie Kelly wrote an article titled, "5 Designer Tips for Choosing a Fire Pit" on Realtytimes.com.

1. Location, location, location!

Kelly says, " For safety and security, an outdoor fire pit should be at least 10 feet away from the house and shouldn't be placed on your wooden deck. Some communities have specific requirements about placement in relationship to the house, so check your local city or county website for details.

Next, map out the space you'll need for the fire pit itself. Outdoor fire pits are generally anywhere between 18 and 48 inches in diameter. You'll need space for people to sit comfortably around the fire, but remember that people tend to back away from fire as time progresses. Plan for an additional six to eight feet of space for chairs and movement."

2. All About That Base

(photo courtesy of  Realtytimes.com)

Kelly says, "Outdoor fire pits come in all kinds of shapes and sizes these days, but they boil down to three base styles:

  • An actual fire pit is dug into the ground and completed in any of several different finishes (more on that below). These are obviously permanent structures, so plan your backyard layout accordingly.
  • Coffee table fire pits resemble low tables and, when not in use, they can be covered and used as an actual table.
  • Raised bowls bring a stylish, artistic element to the space. Whether metal or concrete, deep or shallow, these simple components can be customized for exactly the look you want."

3. Find a Fabulous Finish

Kelly says, "First, decide whether a mobile or stationary unit is best for your space."

Depending on whether your fire pit is mobile or stationary, you will then be able to coordinate the appropriate finish.

(photo courtesy of  Realtytimes.com)

4. Fire It Up!

5. Precautions

Kelly writes, "As delightful as an outdoor fire pit is, you should never forget that you're dealing with open flames. Make sure you have a plan if things get out of hand. A strategically placed fire extinguisher is the best option here. Placing your fire pit near a hose is another great choice. If neither of those is an option, keep a bucket of sand and a bucket of water nearby. A roaring fire is that much more enjoyable when you have confidence that you are prepared to put it out, whether it spreads from its confines or you're simply ready to call it a night."

 

This Weekend in Events

by Cindy Wood Realty Group

April 10, 2015

Artwork by Jodie Milad

Where: West Jordan Schorr Gallery

Cost: FREE

 

April 10, 2015

The Theory of Everything (PG-13)

Where: Orem Public Library

Cost: FREE

 

April 10-11, 2015

The Cotopaxi Questival

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Where: Thanksgiving Point

When: Friday, April 10th at 5:00pm - Saturday, April 11th at 9:00pm

Cost: 24 hr race: $45, 8 hr race: $45

Check-in festival will start on Friday at 5pm at Thanksgiving Point. All 24 hour teams will begin racing at 7pm. All 8 hr teams will check in at 5pm on Friday. 

Questival is a non-linear outdoor adventure race where teams complete challenges to earn points and impress our judges. Winning teams receive humanitarian trips, cash, gear and sometimes superpowers. Questival contains two parts: a pre-race festival/concert and a 24 or 8 hour team adventure challenge. It's legit.

Questions? Email questival@cotopaxi.com

 

April 10-11, 2015

Tulip Festival

Where: Thanksgiving Point

Cost: Adult $15, Child (ages 3-12) $12, Senior (ages 65+) $12, 25% discount for military with valid ID. Free for children 2 and under.

 

April 11-12, 2015

Free Ski Movies at Snowbird

Where: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

Cost: FREE

 

Live Your Life Extraordinarily

by Cindy Wood Realty Group

Live your life extraordinarily

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,

to front only the essential facts of life,

and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,

and not when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

I did not wish to live what was not life,

living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation,

unless it was quite necessary. 

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life,

to live so sturdily and spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life.

- Henry David Thoreau

Walden Pond

Are You a Struggling Gardener?

by Cindy Wood Realty Group

Whether or not you were born with a green thumb, it is safe to say that a pristine looking lawn adds something special to the overall look of your home. No one wants to pull up to their home with brown grass and dying flowers. In an article titled, "What to Plant When Your Thumb is More Brown than Green," Jaymi Naciri quotes, "' Many of us have trouble keeping plants alive in our garden, and have quite the 'black thumb.' Either we are too busy to maintain them, or our gardens have issues that make it difficult; hot, dry sites, poor soil or bad weather, said The Garden Glove. 'Don't let that stop you from growing flowers! There is hope for even the most murderous of gardeners... you can grow flowers and you can plant them today and trust they will still be there next year and the year after that.'"

Naciri suggests a few plants and flowers that are low-maintainance for the struggling gardener.

  • Lantana
  • Aloe
  • Thyme
  • Mandevilla
  • Catmint
  • Crepe Myrtle
  • Yarrow

The full article can be found at Realtytimes.com

Client Appreciation Easter Celebration

by Cindy Wood Realty Group

Last night we threw a Client Appreciation Easter Celebration at The Woods on Ninth! We had a blast eating, mingling and dancing with our friends. Thank you to everyone who came out. You can view the entire photo album on our Facebook page.

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