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Need a little sanctity from those work week woes? Or a quick and easy family outing to guarantee you and your children will actually survive the next week of Spring Break?


Also known as Great Spirit Mountain, Shinob Kibe is located in the heart of Washington, Utah. This historical place of refuge offers 360° views to the colorful beauty that is Southern Utah. This hike takes about 45 minutes and is less than a mile and a half round trip, it does take you up in elevation quickly, which is why this trail is rated moderate from the Hike St. George Website. This hike contains aviation history as it holds one of three large cement navigation arrows that can be found in the St. George area that would assist air travel from

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In their recent blog post, Keller Williams Utah explains more about the current housing market and what we can expect as we "Spring Forward" into the upcoming months. 


Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market.

Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Traditionally, they would have been right.

Buyer demand has seasonality to it. Usually, this falls off in the winter months, especially in areas of the country impacted by arctic conditions.

That hasn’t happened this year.

Demand for housing has remained strong as

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1/2 C. Unsalted Butter, Melted

1/3 C. Granulated Sugar

1/2 C. Light Brown Sugar, Packed

1 Large Egg

1 TSP. Vanilla Extract

1/2 TSP. Baking Soda

1/2  TSP. Salt

1  1/2  C. All-purpose Flour

1  1/2 C. Chocolate Chips


1.   Note: This dough requires chilling. 2.   Place melted butter in stand mixer or a large bowl. Add sugars and mix on low speed until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla on medium speed until combined. 3.   Mix in baking soda and salt, then slowly mix in flour just until the batter is smooth and comes together. Slowly mix in chocolate chips. 4.   Line cookie sheet. Scoop 2 tbsp balls of dough onto the cookie sheet and space about 2 inches apart. Cover with…
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February might be the shortest month of the year, but can you believe that it has almost come and gone? We've celebrated Groundhog's Day (thankfully, we woke up to a new day on the third), National Tater Tot Day, Chinese New Year, Single's Awareness Day, President's Day... We laughed at our favorite Super Bowl Commercials {I'm grateful to be at a place in my life where I love sugar enough to not care if its Pepsi or Coke}. We procrastinated all of our kids' Valentine Boxes until the night before. We are still finding sugar cookie crumbs, and we survived the, "100 Year Snow Storm"... Why do they still call it that when it happens every other year? 

All leading up to one of Southern Utah's most incredible events presented by Zions Bank and the

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I always like someone who can speak their mind tactfully in an effort to make this world a little better place. When it comes to finances, Dave Ramsey will do just that. Dave is an outspoken financial guru, he doesn't sugar coat the facts, and if one of your 2019 goals is to add a tiny bit more thought and planning into the way you look at your spending and saving... well, Dave Ramsey is a sure fire way to get your little tush in gear.

If you are like me, January is a time where I feel a tiny push to be MORE in every aspect of my life... more organized, more routine, more healthy, more spiritual, more present, more determined, etc.. and after a spendy December month I usually have at least one financial goal that finds its way to my resolutions

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2 C. Granulated Sugar

1 C. Light Corn Syrup

½ C. Water

1-2 TSP. Ground Cinnamon

1 (12 oz.) Can Evaporated Milk


Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and cinnamon in a sauce pan.

Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Boil for exactly 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat.

Let it cool in saucepan for 5 minutes.

Add evaporated milk while constantly stirring.

Serve warm and enjoy!

(Store in jar or container in fridge for up to three weeks)

Photo Credit: Nakelle Prisbrey 

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I was inside my favorite smoothie shop the other day. We frequent it a lot and there is a familiar letter board inside that always makes me wonder if people actually envision a life creating healthy, "pun"-ny quotes, or if it's just a calling you stumble upon accidently. I will admit, they are always clever, but yet still leave you  wondering what the kale they even mean. Like you know they are just wrong, but they feel so ripe. Okay, okay, lettuce stop before this gets guacward.. ( know... those).

Ironically, this week's quote didn't leave me with a leafy-earthy taste in my mouth, It read, "NEW YEAR, SAME YOU, because you are ALREADY pretty amazing!". I didn't have much time to let it sink in, as I poked the straw through my

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It's true!! If your annual income doesn't exceed $56,000 per year, we have a GRANT of $5,000 toward your loan/closing costs OR your down payment. It's not a loan, its FREE MONEY!! You need to make an acceptable offer on a home this month in order to take advantage of this Grant because after December 31st, the money is no longer available. We have ready, able, and qualified lenders who will help you with your mortgage and a TEAM of Realtors at Bob Richards & Associates who will show you homes you qualify for and are able to BUY instead of rent.  

Call us at (435) 688-8824 and we will help YOU.

You deserve to OWN and not to be a Tenant. What a great way to start 2019!!  Consider Us Friends:


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12 Oz. Fresh, Uncooked Cranberries

¼ C. Green Onion

1-2 Fresh Jalapeño Peppers

2 TBSP. Cilantro

¾ c. Sugar

1 TBSP. Lemon Juice

1/8 TSP. Salt

16 oz. Cream Cheese (Whipped)


Hand chop cranberries (do not use a food processor, it will add too much liquid)

Chop green onion, jalapeño, & cilantro.

Add sugar, lemon juice, & salt to cranberry mixture, cover, & refrigerate overnight.

Stir, strain all liquid.

Whip cream cheese with mixer for 2 minutes until smooth.

Spread at the bottom of a 9x9 pan or pie tin.

Pour cranberry mixture atop cream cheese & chill until ready to serve. 

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It's that special time of year again. You know, that time when you can't decipher which feelings are excitement, gratitude, chaos, too much pumpkin pie, or stress. That time when we somehow manage to squeeze in more festivities and to-do's than we would ever bargain to survive on a normal day in February. Yet, through it all, we know it is ALWAYS worth it in the end. It is a time where we try really, REALLY, hard to reflect on what is truly most important, but still feel a tiny bit of pressure to make sure our lives are put together and our homes are in order.

Here are a few helpful DIY tips to make your house feel more like a HOME, just in time for the holidays. Sometimes, the tiny details are all it takes to spruce up your style and add a little

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