Monday, June 18, 2018

Carousel Kids

In my opinion Carousel Kids is the best children's secondhand store in Southern Utah! They recently moved from their old Sunset Blvd location to 400 East (next to Westside Studio). Their new store is bright and clean! It makes you feel like you aren't buying gently used items but new items! Everything is clean and in great condition. The majority of their items for sale are gently used however, they do have a handful of new items (a few toys and hair accessories) and occasionally they will get new items brought in.

They sell just about everything you will need for babies and kids. They sell baby gear like cribs, swings, play mats, bassinets and pack-n-plays. They also have a great selection of gently used toys.

And of course they sell lots of clothes! They have sizes from premie - 12/14. They also have shoes in just about every size your children will need. I love how they have their clothes organized. They have a cute girl side and boy side. The clothes are very organized so it is easy to find exactly what you're looking for.

The shopping experience will also be a great one for your kiddos because there the cutest play area for kids! It is still a work in progress by local artist, Melanie Nicholson, but it is already so cute! Once it is complete there will be toys to keep your little ones occupied.

I loved meeting the owner. She is the one who will greet you when you come to the store and I'm sure you will instantly connect with her too! Her customer service is top notch and she wants each customer to have a personal experience.

If you're wanting to sell or purchase gently used children's items make sure you come to Carousel Kids first. I'm sure you will find what you're looking for and get a great value for your gently used items. There are discounts for grandparents, teachers, military and new moms of children under age one. 

Also just a side note...One unique thing about this store is that if someone has items that they want to donate but they don't care to receive the cash or store credit from Carousel Kids, the owner will donate the money she would have given the customer for the items to The Learning Center for Families. Super generous!

Location: 170 N 400 E
                St. George, UT 84770

Hours: Monday - Closed
           Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
           Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
           Sunday - Closed

Phone #: (435) 862-7390

Facebook Page:

Instagram: @carouselkidsstg

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

June 2018 Southern Utah Calendar of Events

I've decided to start something new that will hopefully make you all really happy! Each month I will provide a printable calendar of events. I will include the big events going on each day in Southern Utah. Since there are some days that have so much happening you'll want to be sure to come back to the blog and check the upcoming events tab every once in a while to make sure you're not missing anything I couldn't fit on the printable. Enjoy!

Click here to download your FREE June 2018 Southern Utah Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sunset on the Square - FREE Outdoor Movie Night!

Sunset on the Square is a summer tradition you will want to be a part of! Every 2nd and 4th Friday from now until the end of August there will be games, music, dancing, booths, food and a free outdoor movie at St. George Town Square! The festivities begin at 6:00 (with the exception of May 25th - They will begin at 5:00 that night) and the movie will start at dusk! Bring your blankets, pillows and lawn chairs and get ready for a fun summer evening! 

When: May 25th @ 5:00 pm
           June 8th @ 6:00 pm
           June 22nd @ 6:00 pm
           July 13th @ 6:00 pm
           July 27th @ 6:00 pm
           August 10th @ 6:00 pm
           August 24th @ 6:00 pm

Where: St. George Town Square
            50 S Main Street
            St. George, UT 84770

Cost: FREE

Friday, May 11, 2018

St. George Carousel

St. George Town Square has a carousel that your kids will love! Riders under 42 inches are free with a paying adult. This carousel is a lot of fun!

Location: St. George Town Square
                50 S Main Street
                St. George, UT 84770

Cost: $1/ride
          $15 for 20 rides
          Children under 42 inches are free with a paying adult

February 16th - April 1st
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

April 2nd - May 25th
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

May 26th - August 11th 
Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

August 13th - September 29th
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

October 1st - November 30th
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

December 1st - December 31st
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Monday, May 7, 2018

Whole Juice Cafe

I recently learned about this cute juice shop on the border of St. George and Washington near Texas Roadhouse. It is called Whole Juice Cafe and they "Keep it Organic!" They serve fresh juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, cold brews & blends, espresso and fresh, organic food! Check out their drink menu here and their food menu here. Their cafe is so inviting with the bright light and calm atmosphere. Doesn't it just look like a place you want to spend your morning or afternoon?

They have two ordering options: in store and online. 

In store: You can order your food and/or drink in store and have it made fresh while you wait. They also have fresh grab and go foods to help fuel your body while you're on the run. 

Online: Plan ahead and jump onto their website and order your food and/or drink. Select your pick up time (immediate or in the future) and you are good to go! 

Are you interested in doing a juice cleanse? Whole Juice Cafe has you covered! They offer one day, two day and three day juice cleanses to help get your body back on track. Pricing starts at $51.30. There are six different juices offered for their cleanses and they all sound delicious (see picture below). 

Make sure you give Whole Juice Cafe a try ASAP! 

Location: 2654 E Red Cliffs Dr. #B
                St. George, UT 84790

Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
            Closed Sunday

Outdoor Seating: No

Phone #: (435) 429-6600

Instagram: @wholejuicecafe

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Zeppe's Grand Re-Opening

Zeppe's recently moved from their old location on Sunset Blvd to a new, more central location on 700 South. Their new store is so bright and colorful! They have a large patio which is perfect for enjoying the St. George weather! They are open now but on May 12th they will be having a grand re-opening celebration you won't want to miss!

They will be giving away FREE 4 oz. Italian Ice all day! They will give one per person and you must be there in person to get your free ice! Do you want a bigger size than 4 ounces? Do you want your ice layered or blended? They'll be handing out $1 off Zeppe's bucks so you can upgrade your order and get a discount.

Make sure you come hungry because Pineapple Express Polynesian BBQ will be there selling their mouth watering food! The portions are big and the food is so good. They will be there from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

There will be a balloon artist there making FREE balloon animals from 12-2

Mikey and the Mrs. from B92.1 will also be broadcasting live there from 12-2

You won't want to miss this fun day. Zeppe's ice is made every day in house with real fruit! Zeppe's was voted Best Dessert in Southern Utah last year and they have become extremely popular over the past couple years. Your taste buds will be happy!

Grand Re-Opening 

When: May 12th from 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Pineapple Express Polynesian BBQ
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Free balloon animals
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Mikey and the Mrs. from B92.1 will be broadcasting live

Location: 1013 E 700 S
                St. George, UT 84770

Cost: FREE 4 oz. ice all day (one per person)
        $1 off custard, layered ice and blended ice
        Food from Pineapple Express Polynesian BBQ will be sold
        FREE balloon animals from 12-2

Zeppe's Phone Number: (435) 773-7140


Facebook Page:

Instagram: @zeppesstg

Monday, April 30, 2018

Kanarraville Falls - Permit Now Required

Kanarraville Falls is one of my favorite hikes in Southern Utah! It has become so popular over the last few years. According to this article it is estimated that there were about 45,000 hikers in 2017 alone. That's crazy! Kanarra Creek is the main water source for the city of Kanarraville and with so many hikers walking through it they are experiencing problems with their water quality. In order to solve this problem and reduce the number of visitors they will be requiring permits to hike this trail beginning May 1, 2018.

This hike is great because you can make it as hard or easy as you want. If you get too tired you can take a break and the rest of your group can go ahead. Or you can turn around at any time. Although I do recommend going to the end just because it is so beautiful.   It's a good hike for older kids (ages 8 and over) and I've even seen some older people hiking it. Depending on how fit the older people are they should be able to do the hike.

There is a parking lot at the beginning of the trailhead. Parking is included in the price of the permit. The first mile or so is my least favorite part of the hike. It is pretty boring and can be very hot since you aren't in any shade. It can also be tiring because a lot of it is up hill. But keep going! I promise it will be worth it.

You will go through 3 different spots of water. The first is very small. The second is a little longer. And the third is also small. After about 1.25 miles into the hike you get to the main water. This is when the hike gets exciting! You can stay in the water throughout the majority of the hike or you can go up on the dirt trail along the side. I usually stay in the water for the majority of the time. The water is pretty cold at first but you get used to it after awhile. The water is usually only to the middle of my shins but there are times when it gets up to my knees.

Once you get to the narrows you know you are close to the first ladder. You will see trees growing out of the rocks which is so crazy to me! It is gorgeous.

Now you're at the first ladder and first waterfall! Don't be too intimidated by the ladder. It's really not as scary going up or coming down as you would think. And trust me...What is beyond it is so worth it!

Just a little bit past the first ladder you will come to an awesome natural slide! It is a rock that is covered in moss. It is really fun. Most people land on their feet when they go down it... Except for my mom... I'm not sure why she can't seem to do that ;-) She just goes straight under the water ha ha. You really should try it. It is really fun.


Next you'll come to the second ladder. A lot of people turn around here and don't go up. I like going a little bit further though because I think it's really pretty.

After you go up the second ladder you can hike on as far as you want to. I usually only go about another 15 minutes in. I stop when I get to a cool cave that is on my left. I'm not sure how much further the creek would go but if you get the itch to explore it I'm sure it would be fun but I don't think it would look much different than what you've already seen.

You head back the same way you came. Go down both ladders and through the narrows. You will see a flat rock next to a big rock on your left and the trees in front of you will start to get really thick (picture below). That's when you know you should get out of the water. Get out to the left of the creek. Then go past the barbed wire fence and follow the dirt trail until you get back to your car. Pretty simple.

Weather: It was in the high 80's when we went. As long as it is at least 80 degrees outside the water should be comfortable. Make sure you check the weather before you leave though because flash floods can be super scary in there.

Difficulty: Mild to moderate

Distance: Between 4 and 4.5 miles roundtrip

Pets: NO pets allowed

Location: Head north on I-15 from St. George. Take exit 42 to New Harmony/Kanarraville. Turn right onto Highway 144 and take your first left onto Old Highway 91. Continue about 4.5 miles and turn right onto 100 North. Travel on 100 North for about 3 blocks and you will see a sign for parking. The parking lot is on your left.

Cost: $8 per person.

Permit: Permit is required as of May 1, 2018 - It can be purchased in advance by clicking here