It’s almost been a month since Goldy first heard and it’s all thanks to my friends, family, and these generous and kind businesses and professionals. When I thought about putting together an auction I quickly reached out to all of my favorites and in just ONE week all of these items and services had been generously donated! Now every time I see her light up to sounds I think of those people and brands and can’t help to be forever grateful for you all!
As a business owner I know how hard it is to run a successful business all while giving to everyone who asks. So today I’m sharing why these brands are my faves and why I think you may love them too in hopes that you all will keep their kindness and generosity in mind when choosing where to shop! I believe that the quality of a business or service starts with the quality of the owner.
BABY CATES SHOP
Baby Cates Shop is one of my favorites. The owner is a mama who makes beautiful jewelry for babies and mama’s. She is the one who made the little gold bracelets that the girls and I that we are always twinning in! Check her out for all of your bracelet needs from newborn to adult she is your girl!
BEAUTY MAVENS COLLECTIVE
One of my favorite salons in Salt Lake City for lashes and nails is Beauty Mavens. They’re located in the new West 9th near Chip Cookies in a beautiful modern salon. They offer lash extensions, lash tinting, facials, nails, and the list goes on! Some of my favorite gals who work there are listed below but from what i’ve heard everyone at the collective is amazing and it’s not a surprise because the owners wouldn’t have it any other way! Check out the salon’s instagram above or click the link to their website to find out all of the products and services they offer!
EYELASH EXTENSIONS BY MADDY
Maddy is a wizard when it comes to lashes! Whatever you’re wanting may it be lash extensions or your natural lashes enhanced through tinting and lifting she is your gal! She’s quick and well trained, if you’re looking for proof check her instagram above and click the link to book!
NAILS BY KIERSTYN
Kierstyn does nails that look like they finger walked down the catwalk. They’re all individually created to whatever her client is looking for. Her prices are extremely reasonable for custom nails and the quality is unbeatable. If you have nail dreams go see her and let her make them come true. If you want to see for yourself follow her instagram above or click the link to her website to book with her.
CUSTOM PAINTINGS BY MADI BURROLA
If you’ve ever wanted a custom painting of your fur baby, family, or even a favorite quote Madi is your girl! She can paint anything! Check out all of her originals on her instagram above and be sure to check out her Etsy and collabs with Thread Wallets and Jord Watches. She is a true artist and I absolutely love and treasure everything she paints! If you have something custom in mind just click the link above to her IG and DM her there your dream painting and watch her make your dreams come true!
TEETH WHITENING IN OGDEN COUNTY
Everyone in the Ogden area who’s wanting whiter teeth needs to go and see Whit at The Beauty Click on 25th Street! She can make your teeth multiple shades lighter in just an hour for under $200! You can’t beat her prices for the quality she provides!
TEETH WHITENING IN DAVIS COUNTY
Everyone in the Davis county area who wants whiter teeth should go check out Kenzie at Fleek Teeth Whitening. I had her whiten my teeth months ago and they are still white! If you’re wanting to see just how white she can get your teeth go and check out her Instagram linked above!
HANNA MCCLEVE PHOTOGRAPHY IN NORTHERN UTAH
Hanna is my go to girl! She takes photos for my blog, of my family, of me, you name it! She makes my visions into realities and her pricing is extremely affordable. If you are looking for family photos, bridals, headshots, lifestyle shoots, fresh 48, etc she can do it. Being a twin mama she does it all!
JULIE JAY PHOTOS IN NORTHERN UTAH
Julie is a photographer in the Davis County area that can do many different types of shoots. She has experience with everyone from babies to brides and has a modern simplistic style in her photography that shows in every shoot she does! Check out her instagram above to see all of the beautiful moments she’s captured!
SARAH WEEN PHTOTOGRAPHY
Sarah specializes in newborn photos. Don’t miss your chance to get that perfect picture of your sweet little bundle of joy in the smallest and sweetest size she or he will ever be. She does a great job of capturing those memories that will last a lifetime see what I mean on her instagram linked above!
SHALLI ALDRED PHOTOGRAPHY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
Shalli Aldred is one of the best in southern Utah when it comes to capturing your families lifestyle. She’s great at turning everyday moments into memories to last a lifetime! Check out her new and improved photography instagram above!
KENZIE D. PHOTOGRAPHY
Kenzie is hands down one of the most talented photographers in the entire state of Utah! She has photographed brides featured in bridals magazines, professional athletes, models, bloggers, musicians, and the list goes on. The best part about it? She’s still down to earth and beautiful on the inside and out. Everyone that shoots with her raves about her fun personality and ability to capture the true essence of the moments. So if you’re looking for the best of the best to capture your moment Kenzie is your girl!
ROD WORKS HOME DECOR
As far as home decor goes Rod Works is unbeatable. They have so many original items that you can’t leave the store without finding something to make your house a home. Follow their Instagram above to see the hottest trends in home decor and click the link to their website to see their 10 different locations to serve you!
STEVIE J’S BOWS
In the world where bow shops are endless Stevie J’s is one of my all time favorite! They say everything is bigger in Texas and they are right when it comes to their bows! My girls love how comfortable they are and they stay on great! Check them out through the links above!
MEAL PLANS FROM SIX SISTERS
Six Sisters know their stuff when it comes to recipes and meal planning. If you’ve ever wished that you didn’t have to come up with nightly dinner plans for your family now is your chance! Just click the link below and order one of their meal plans to ease your dinner time worries.
COOKIES FROM SEGO LILY SWEETS
If you’re ever looking for the perfect treat for the next party you’re hosting be sure to check out Sego Lily Sweets. Her hand painted sugar cookies will be a hit! If you’re not sure what I mean then be sure to check out her Instagram above for all of the hand painted creations. Pure delicious magic!
BRASS SMOOTHIES IN SALT LAKE CITY
If you’re a SLC local or often in Salt Lake you probably already know Brass Smoothies is the best smoothie shop around! They have several organic options and delicious creations like their açaí bowls. Next time you’re in SLC take a stroll down 9th and 9th and stop by for a healthy refreshing sip of heaven.
BIG O DOUGHNUTS IN SALT LAKE CITY
One of my all time favorite treats is a soft and chewy doughnut fresh from Big O Doughnuts in SLC. They are a Salt Lake original that can’t be missed. With their fresh flavors like passion fruit you will be in for an experience like never before. Also, they are VEGAN! Be sure to check out their website above to get their full story and keep them in mind next time you’re in the mood for a sweet treat!
EMILY D HOLT ATTORNEY AT LAW
Life is crazy and it’s always good to be prepared. Luckily, the very smart and beautiful Emily D. Holt is an attorney at Parsons Behle & Latimer and she is well versed in family and estate planning. While this isn’t something people often think about it is a part of life that you want to make sure is prepared ahead of time so if you or a loved one is looking for someone they can trust to help them with those life decisions be sure to call Emily!
REBEL CYCLE IN SALT LAKE CITY
Rebel House is the hottest cycling and boxing studio in all of Utah! They offer what most gyms are lacking which is a fun workout in a beautiful place! If you’re in need of a little extra motivation or just looking for a fun way to spice things up in your fitness routine they are your first stop!
MOBILE CAR DETAIL IN NORTHERN UTAH
Next time your car needs a detail these guys should be the first people you think of! They clean some of Utah’s most luxury cars and give unbeatable quality in their clean. Click the link above to their website for more info!
DERMATOLOGIST IN NORTHERN UTAH
Dr. Amy Curtis in Centerville does it all when it comes to skin! If you’re looking for help with sun spots, scaring, acne, stretch marks, you name it, she is your go to girl! With her beautiful new space in Centerville you’ll be sure to feel like you’re headed to a day at the spa even if you may be there for something more than that! Click her website above to get on the schedule with her or one of her amazing staff.
MASKARA MAKEUP FROM HARMONY BEUS
Anyone who’s been wanting to try out MASKARA finally has a go to girl who knows what she’s talking about. Follow Harmony for a day and you’ll see she is great when it comes to all things beauty! Don’t take my word for it, follow her IG above and check out all that MASKARA has to offer!
Fiz drinks is an Utah favorite so don’t forget to stop by one of their many locations and quench your soda thirst!
They are an online shop with the cutest organic threads to wrap your sweet babe in. My girls favorite matching PJ’s are from there and they wore them till their little toes literally popped out of them. If you’re looking for quality threads for your baby click the link above for all your baby clothing needs!
One of my all time favorite things in this world is my Gathre mat. It’s so versatile and beautiful it makes my life easier and gets so much use. With their high quality wipeable leather (and vegan leather) all of their items are something that is sure to get a lot of use over it’s lifetime. We use our mat at the beach, park, fireworks and pretty much everywhere else you would think to have fun. We also use our wipeable bibs on a daily basis and our highchair mat saves the day when it comes to clean up time. So if you want something to make your life more beautiful and easier be sure to grab a Gathre mat and find more reasons to gather!
FILLINGS & EMULSIONS IN SALT LAKE CITY
As far as bakeries go Fillings & Emulsions in downtown SLC is at the top of the list. Their macaroons are to die for, their pastries are perfect and everything in their shop looks so beautiful you may not even want to eat it! So go treat yo self!
TAYLOR JOELLE DRESSSES
For all your baby girls this is the ultimate dress shop. Their tutu dresses are Rew’s all time favorite and I can’t blame her. With their fun prints and beautiful designs there’s no guessing if she will love them. So if your little lady needs a new dress don’t head to the mall, shop local and pick out something she is sure to love!
If you’ve seen photos of Goldy there is a 99% chance she is in a Baby Bling bow. This isn’t just because they’re so cute it’s also because they are so soft and stay on her head so well! They come in almost every color making it easy to match them to every outfit and you can find Baby Bling at your nearest Nordstrom, or above through their website!
UTAH JAZZ DANCERS
The Utah Jazz Dancers are known for being beautiful on the inside and out and staying involved in their community. They are a blast to watch perform and their coach is amazing at keeping them heavily involved with charity events. Everyone should check them out and support them throughout this next season. GO JAZZ!
Who could use a little relaxation and overall boost of health and well being?! Foot zoning is a scientific massage technique that brings health to the whole body to help rejuvenate overall well being. Lindsey specializes in this type of massage so if you’re looking to put a little extra pep in your step DM her through her IG link above and book a time to relax.
KARATE LESSONS IN DAVIS COUNTY
If you’re looking to put your child into a class they will love that will teach them a life long skill then look no further than Sensei Josh Durban at Evolutionary Martial Arts. He has many years of experience teaching the arts and all the kids love him!
Minky blankets are one of the softest things to come out of Utah. They’re very popular and it’s hard to go through someones home in Utah without finding at least one. Minky blankets are truly one of a kind and not to my surprise so is their owner. The owner of Minky is just as soft hearted as the blanket company she owns and that is just another reason to love the already so soft and lovable blankets!
SPRAY TANS BY HELLO SUNSHINE TANS
If you’re looking for that perfect custom spray tan look no further! Spray tans at Hello Sunshine are the absolute best. So this winter when you’re wanting that little pick me up or you’re headed on that beach vacation be sure to book your custom spray with them!
COFFEE FROM STACK STREET
Stack Street Coffee is one of my all time favorite fresh whole bean coffee’s there is. With their fun flavors like doughnut coffee and their great customer service and quick shipping you can’t go wrong! If you are looking for a new coffee experience look no further!
Zao is healthy and delicious which is a hard combination to find in this world we live in. There are several locations to choose from and many different asian inspired meals to choose from so next time you’re in the mood for asian food but you don’t want to feel icky and bloated after be sure to head to your nearest ZAO. My favorite location is on 400 S in Salt Lake City!
WALL DECOR AT B DARLING
Making a house a home is something that takes a lot of time and commitment except when it comes to B Darling decor. With B Darling’s adorable and original wall decals and full wall prints you can decorate your home quickly and efficiently without the hassle of painting and making permanent decisions. I absolutely love their more modern designs perfect for more than just the nursery. Be sure to check out designs perfect for your whole home on their website above.
HAIR BY CADY CLARK & LUNATIC FRINGE SLC
If you’re looking for a hair dresser that will give you everything you want and more AND make you laugh your ass off while doing it then Cady is your girl. She is the best at what she does and not to mention she is in the beautiful south temple Lunatic Fringe Salon conveniently located in downtown SLC. Book with her today for all of your hair needs!
Copper Pearl is your one stop shop. We are obsessssssed with their swaddles. They are the perfect weight for year round and they keep my Goldy happy and snug. If you have a baby, are expecting a baby or are expecting to get someone else’s baby a gift you NEED to check them out!
For the classiest leather diaper bag look no further, Lily Jade is it! They offer leather diaper bags that look like a nice over night bag. So if you’re wanting to invest in something that you can carry on past the diaper changing years then Lily Jade is your answer.
You can never go wrong with a Fawn Design diaper bag. They’re ever so popular for a reason. Now you can even find them at your nearest Anthropology. So if you are looking for a classic diaper bag that you can’t go wrong with then look no further than a Fawn.
Saranoni are a high quality luxury blanket that is perfect for every age from newborn to the elderly. If you haven’t experienced the touch of a Saranoni then you’re missing out. With the holidays just around the corner be sure to keep them in mind for all of your loved ones that you want to keep warm this season.
If you’re a Utah local looking for a stay cation or a first time visitor looking for the best place to stay Stewart Mountain Lodge is your place. Nestled near Sundance their cabins are the perfect home away from home. So keep them in mind for your next family gathering, weekend getaway, or business retreat! They are a family owned and operated business and their years of experience shines through their awesome reviews. Let them give you the real Utah experience in the great out of doors.
These magic dream machines hold a special place in my heart as they hold my sweet babes every night. They really do a great job of recreating my womb and tricking my babes to finally get some rest. If you know of someone having a baby the greatest gift you could give them is sleep so don’t hesitate because these things are priceless!
These are the highest quality, most beautiful slings on the market and they can be used from newborn size up to 30lbs. I’ve already used ours for Goldy and Rew and can’t wait for all of our upcoming adventures as a family of four in it. If you’re looking to invest in a sling that will last the lifetime may I suggest their “scout” it’s my all time favorite as it has the aesthetic of a ring sling but the functionality of a front or back carrier. You can’t go wrong with any of their prints and the leather straps are so well padded you’re never left with skin indentation even while carrying a 35lb child!
This list is so packed full of great people and amazing brands that I’ll never be able to repay. My hopes is that everyone will glance over this list and over time get to know and support all of them. They are all kind and generous people with quality goods and services. Hopefully this guide is helpful in your upcoming shopping experiences.
Thank you once again to everyone who helped put this together, to those who made it possible, and to those to made personal donations. You’ve all truly changed my family and especially Goldy’s life forever! These past two months have been more than challenging in every way and with all of her upcoming surgeries and tests I know things will continue to be challenging but the past two months I’ve realized that with the help of family, friends, and all the other random acts of kindness from people around the world we will be able to make it through! THANK YOU!
XOXO The Reese’s