Saturday Surfing: Outdoor Gear

Saturday Surfing: Outdoor Gear

Ever since Paige wrote her awesome post about hammocks, I find myself obsessed with getting one for each of the boys. I’m definitely taking her advice and getting the ENO Double…

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Friday Faves: 5 Games The Entire Family Will Love

I love to play board games with my kids, especially in the summer when we can play outside. I did a post here back in November but, like everything…

Opinions Al A Mode: 5 Hidden Gems

Throwabck Thursday: 5 Hidden Gems in Utah

Today’s Throwback Thursday provides 5 lesser known places, hiding in locations around Utah, that many of you are probably already planning to visit this summer.  Before I got…

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Grandma Betty’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This last week we celebrated the life of Betty, Todd’s grandma. She passed away at age 95. She was one of 14 children! Betty was a firecracker and…

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Tent Camping: Successes and Lessons Learned

We survived our first camping trip as a family of seven. Not only did we survive, but we had a great time! We camped at Trial Lake in…

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3 Easy Frozen Treats

Having a decent blender has changed my life! A few weeks ago I posted about my decision to buy a Blendtec and shared a bunch of delicious smoothie…

Saturday Surfing: 1 Year Old Activities www.opinionsalamode.com

Saturday Surfing: 1 Year Old Activities

I got together with four good friends this week for a babes and babies party ;-). Each of us have daughters which range in age from from 3 months…

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Friday Faves: Best Mysteries for Summer Streaming

So a few weeks ago I shared my most recent favorite sagas that I have been watching while folding laundry. This week I am going to share some…

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5 Kid Friendly Hikes in Utah

It’s has been hot in the city these past few weeks and we are desperate to get out of the heat. So today’s throwback is to some hikes…

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Things to do in Oceanside (and surrounding areas)

We just got back from a week at a beach house (packed with 25 of us) in Oceanside, CA. I’m still missing the sounds of the waves…no wonder noise…

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Top Picks for the Perfect Highchair

When I had my first child nearly 8 years ago, I chose the “perfect” highchair before he was born. Big mistake. Actually, HUGE mistake. It was the perfect…

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Strawberry Picking in Watsonville

If you know me, you know that I love the San Francisco Bay area. I get constant travel updates on airfare to San Francisco. If I hear a…

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Saturday Surfing: Camping With Kids

We are planning a family camping trip! I actually am super excited about it. My dad used to take us camping when we were little kids. I also…

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Friday Faves: Top 6 Board Books

Our baby girl loves books! She’ll babble and open up the pages several times a day. Luckily for us, we’ve received a great selection of board books as gifts….

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Throwback Thursday: Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Today’s Throwback Thursday is in direct response to needing light, no ovens required, dinner options during the hot summer months. Plus it’s one more great way to use…

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Top Three Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

I love the flexibility of rotisserie chicken. It offers a variety of uses and it’s so darn good in each recipe. I often take 90 minutes and cook…

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Summer Infant Pop N’ Sit Portable Booster

I have talked before about my love for my Summer Infant products here, and now I have another one to add to the list! The Summer Infant Pop N’…

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Oxford: Objects of Use

Today is Nicole’s birthday and to celebrate I am going to write about our visit to Oxford which includes a store that I vowed I would return to…

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Saturday Surfing: Smoothies

Well, our blender died and I’ve been shopping around for a new one. I wasn’t ready to pony up the dough for a Vitamix. I mostly just want a…

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Friday Faves : 8 Places to Buy School Uniforms

I know that we are still in the middle of summer vacation and that uniforms are the last thing that anyone wants to think about including me, but…

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Throwback Thursday: Car Travel Must Haves

We are all doing a ton of traveling this summer and Maris is a pro at packing a car to ensure that traveling with kids is a success!…

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ENO Hammocks

Hello, everyone! I’m Paige and I’m a 3rd grade teacher in SLC as well as a loyal reader of Opinions à la Mode. I am so excited to…

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Guest Post: Miscarriage

Thank you so much to Vanessa Tendick for her willingness to share her experience with having a miscarriage. Miscarriage is such an emotional and personal experience. I appreciate…

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Cabin Life: My Sense of Place

Happy Fourth of July everyone! Today I am going to write about a place that I have spent many Fourths of July. There is a place somewhere just…

Saturday Surfing: Airplane Travel with Kids

Saturday Surfing: Airplane Travel with Kids

“All our bags are packed and we’re ready to go…”(If I could enter a musical notes emoji here, I would). While that is not exactly true, we are ALMOST…

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Friday Faves: Best Sagas for Summer Streaming

It’s no secret that I love to watch a good show. I get excited about the new fall lineup and I also enjoy the fun summer series that networks…

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Throwback Thursday: Kale Chips with Nutritional Yeast – Yummy!

Nicole and I were sampling some tasty Chicago mix popcorn the other day and were hatching a plan to make it from scratch with nutritional yeast. That got…

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Heber City Canal Float

If you’re looking for a natural lazy river this summer, this post is for you! Last week we bought five dollar tubes from Walmart and headed to the…

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To The Other Mother At The Pool

I took all of my kids swimming on Friday. It was a great day, so great, in fact, that when my older kids begged to stay longer I…

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Canter’s Deli

My fantastic nephew graduated from high school this past Friday and sadly, we weren’t able to attend. Since our hearts were aching to be in southern California with…