FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE? FAUX OR FOR REAL?

CHRISTMAS TREE POLL – DAVIS COUNTY

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CHRISTMAS TREE POLL – WEBER COUNTY

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Faux or Fake Christmas tree was ultimately the winner over real trees, in both Davis and Weber county, interesting even more so in Davis county.  Christmas traditions start with the main decoration of the tree.  There are so many ways to play out this tradition and whatever works best for you and your family is the right way.

When purchasing a real tree at the local seasonal tree companies, you give back to your community.  Many of these companies make it worth the extra costs of the tree by offering hot cocoa, candy canes and entertainment for a fun family event, plus saving you gas money.   Verses the drive in the mountains to find the perfect tree, purchasing a forest service tag, tools to cut the tree and haul it home, but the time spent driving together singing Christmas songs and the effort cutting it together, is bonding and priceless.  Funny stories about real trees are that some come with bugs or baby spiders that hatch as it warms up in your house, eek.  Or it dries out so fast that all the needles and even ordainments are on the ground by Christmas.

Anyone can purchase a Faux tree, there are many sales right after Christmas at the local discount stores. ¬†Even better search your local DI or confinement stores for slightly used trees. ¬†You may have to re-light it or do some small repairs but the price can’t be beat, if your willing to do the work. ¬†For sure fake trees do save time, which gets very limited with all the hustle and bustle the holiday season brings.

The most important thing is setting the family tradition to be past on for generations. ¬†It is OK to test and try new ways and look back in your past to discover what you liked most about Christmas time. ¬†It doesn’t always have to be just like how your parents did it or how your neighbors are doing it, just have fun in creating a Christmas tree family tradition in your home and the choice is yours!

List of local Christmas tree farms to get started:

Davis County:

Green Ridge Christmas Trees, 1370 N. US 89, Kaysville; 801-513-1861

  • Open: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.¬†Black Friday, Nov. 27; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29; 5 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays from Nov. 30 through Dec.¬†18, depending on inventory
  • Price: $45 and up depending on type and height
  • Types of trees: Precut Nordman, Noble and grand firs, with a limited selection of spruces to cut

Neville Farm Christmas Trees, 1875 W. 1000 South (westside Drive), Layton, UT 84041; 801-544-9401

  • Open: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 and 28
  • Willing to accommodate for other times, call Donald at 801-390-4823 except Sundays for appointments
  • Will have about 100 nice trees from four to eight feet tall, with the majority being five to six feet tall. $50 for each tree
  • You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine.

Morgan County:

Robinson’s Tree Farm, 6262 West Old Highway Road, Morgan; 801-876-3190

  • Open: 8 a.m. to dark,¬†Monday through Sunday starting Friday Nov. 27, (might be sold out on Friday)
  • Price: $50 for each tree
  • Species: Colorado blue spruce, balsam
  • Cut your own tree; hand saw supplied

Weber County:

North Pole Pines, 2546 W. 3100 North, Farr West; 801-731-6466 or 801-628-1041

  • Open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 and 28
  • Tree varieties and prices:

Scotch Pines: Approximately 350 to choose from ‚ÄĒ ¬†$30 for¬†10 feet tall plus with special tags, $40 without; $50 for eight to 10 feet tall; $60 for under eight feet tall

Weekend Warriors – ūüéĄ BEST Christmas Lights in Davis County ūüéĄ

The Best Free Family Holiday tradition is making your own map of local amazing house’s and cities lit up to the fullest with music, dancing lights and more. ¬†Load up the kids with travel cups of hot coco and cookies, blast Christmas music in the car and enjoy a whole night of entertainment for free or at least the cost of gas only. ¬†Go to our Facebook or Instagram Page to add to our list of your favorite house or city in Davis county to drive by. ¬†Also find more Holiday Fun events going on in your Davis county city.
Below is just a start to the Holiday Lights list:)
  1. Layton City Utah – surf n swim
  2. Kaysville City, Utah – main street
  3. Eccles Family Christmas Light Show
  4. The Lights on Sherwood Drive
  5. CentervilleChristmas.com
  6. Bountiful, Ut – Main Street
  7. Bountiful temple neighborhood
  8. Farmington, Utah – Farmington Station
  9. Clearfield City
  10. Lights on Gentile St – Layton
  11. Tune your radio to 90.7.
    2336 Doral Drive, Syracuse
  12. 223 N 1400 W
    Clearfield, Utah

Weekend Warriors – Thankful for HEALTH, FAMILY and FEAST

SIMPLE TIPS TO IMPRESS THE FAMILY

Stress Less and Keep It Simple Silly! We all have lots of researching, preparing, cleaning, cooking, baking, decorating and impressing to do in the near future, let alone deal with relatives.  With these healthy recipes, substitutes, and tips you can keep the extra holiday stress weight away and be in control of your own choices by preparing your Thanksgiving Family Feast plan ahead of time, saving time to get to that extreme Turkey Burn workout before all the stuffing.

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Skips, Subs, and Sweets Save the Day

You can make simple ingredient substitutions to create healthy recipes that don’t sacrifice taste and enjoyment. ¬†To create healthy recipes, first look at what’s on hand in your own pantry. You may have healthier ingredients available and not realize it. ¬†Then shop local groceries with in-season produce sales and coupons. If it all fails, you can always find great events to do or restaurant coupons on our sites¬†GoDavis.biz¬†& GoWeber.biz.¬†

1- Skip overloading the plate, start small portion control, wait 30 mins.

2- Skip Full-Fat Dips, Eat Yogurt Dips

3- Skip Some Alcohol Calories, Drink Wine Spritzer or Kombucha

4- Skip Candied Yams, Eat Roasted Sweet Potatoes

5- Skip Dark Meat, Eat White Meat Turkey

6- Skip Store-Bought, Eat Homemade Stuffing

7- Skip Traditional Gravy, Eat Low-Fat Gravy

8- Skip Cranberry Sauce, Eat Cranberry Relish

9- Skip the Casserole, Eat Fresh Green Beans

10- Skip White Flour Rolls, Eat Whole-Wheat Rolls

11- Skip Eggnog, Drink Cider

12- Skip Pecan Pie, Eat Pumpkin Pie

INGREDIENT IN RECIPE —¬†SUBSTITUTE WITH THIS INGREDIENT.¬†¬†Use this substitution guide to help reduce the amount of fat, salt, sugar and calories as you prepare healthy recipes.

Bacon —¬†Canadian bacon, turkey bacon, smoked turkey or lean prosciutto (Italian ham)

Bread crumbs, dry or white —¬†Rolled oats or crushed bran cereal, whole-grain bread

Butter, margarine, shortening or oil in baked goods —¬†Applesauce or prune puree for half of the called-for butter, shortening or oil; butter spreads or shortenings specially formulated for baking that don’t have trans fats

Cream, cream cheese, full fat —¬†Fat-free or low-fat cream cheese, Neufchatel, or low-fat cottage cheese pureed til smooth, fat-free half-and-half, evaporated Skim milk

Eggs —¬†Two egg whites or 1/4 cup egg substitute for each whole egg

Flour, all-purpose (plain) —¬†Whole-wheat flour for half of the called-for all-purpose flour in baked goods

Fruit canned in heavy syrup —¬†Fruit canned in its own juices or in water, or fresh fruit

Rice, white —¬†Brown or wild rice, bulgur wheat, pearl barley

Salad dressing —¬†Fat-free or reduced-calorie dressing or flavored vinegars

Seasoning salt, such as garlic salt, celery salt or onion salt —¬†Herb-only seasonings, garlic powder, celery seed or onion flakes, or finely chopped fresh herbs

Sour cream, full fat —¬†Fat-free or low-fat sour cream, plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt

Soy sauce —¬†Sweet & sour, hot mustard, low-sodium sauce

Sugar or Syrup —¬†Half sugar in baked goods; add vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon to intensify sweet, applesauce or sugar-free syrup

Go Weekend Warriors! Go to the Movies!

Weather changing, leaves falling, lots of eating, no school days, lots of breaks, settling down, trying to stay warm but what to do now weekend warriors??

Gooo To The Movies!  November is the perfect month to take the family to the movies!  With great new releases every weekend, almost too cozy seats,  blankets to stay warm, ways to save money and even get free popcorn!!  Families read below the current holiday 10 top family movies and top 10 ways to save on movies.  Some kid movies seem to get even funnier the second time you see it, so take your kids more than once and beat the crowds by going to matinees or early bird showings.  

Plus, find even more coupons for movie tickets, restaurants, local events, coming soon local businesses reviews and much more on our website GoDavis.biz & GoWeber.biz. 

i-love-moviesTOP 10 WAYS TO SAVE ON MOVIES:

    • Go in the Afternoon or first showing of the day.
    • Buy at the Box Office, no fees.
    • Skip the 3D and IMAX.
    • Find a Late-Runner theater.
    • Divvy Up the Snacks and eat beforehand.
    • Loyal theater member, specialty discounts or credit card perks.
    • Grab Gift Cards, group discount deals or purchase in advance.
    • Use Movie Clubs. If you have a Sam’s Club or Costco membership, you can save on movie tickets with club cards also can be purchased at theaters.
    • MONDAY Megaplex Matinee prices all day America First CU members.
    • TUESDAY Discount $5 night. Plus UEC movie theaters have free popcorn.

TOP 10 MOVIES TO SEE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:

  • Dr. Seuss, The Grinch ¬†– opens Nov. 9, 2018
  • Cirque Du Soleil in Cinema; Kurios – opens Nov. 13, 2018
  • Fantastic Beasts; The Crimes of Grindelwald – opens Nov. 16, 2018
  • Instant Family – opens Nov. 16, 2018
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet – opens Nov. 21, 2018
  • Robin Hood – opens Nov. 21, 2018
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Small Foot
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • Goosebumps 2; Haunted Halloween

Ticketed Events at the Davis County Fair

monster truck, davis county fair, august 2017The Davis County Fair’s Monster Truck event and RMPRA Rodeo are two exciting productions that are perfect for both thrill-seekers and families alike!

Experience high flying, gravity defying entertainment at the first ever Davis County Monster Truck event! This exhilarating show put on by Live and Little Entertainment features backflips, wheelies, and loads of stunt-filled action. Event will be on August 16 at 7:00p.

The rodeo has been a long-standing tradition at the Davis County Fair. From bull-riding to barrel racing and everything in between, this RMPRA Rodeo won’t disappoint!  Dates for the rodeo are August 18 & 19 at 7:00p.

To purchase tickets go to http://www.daviscountyutah.gov/fair/events_attractions#ticket.  Like the Davis County Fair’s Facebook page (@daviscountyfair) for promotions and giveaways.

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Things to Do in Davis County this Weekend: June 23-26

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Whew!! This is going to be a SUPER FUN weekend in Davis County!! ¬†Make sure to look at the events calendar on GoDavis.biz for more details and more events!! ¬†Click event listed below to find more details including a MAP!! ¬†I’m going to highlight a couple fun events that are going on Wednesday and Thursday this week too…. ready??!

Wednesday June 22nd

Thursday June 23rd

Friday June 24th

Saturday June 25th

Sunday June 26th

 

ENJOY and BE SAFE this weekend!  Please LIKE our Facebook page and SHARE this post to your friends!!  And remember to search our COUPONS page to save $$ this weekend at local businesses, restaurants, activities & more!

Things to Do in Davis County this Weekend, June 3-5

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Friday June 3rd 2016

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SkyPark Aviation Festival 5th Annual, Woods Cross, 3pm: 2016 Skypark Aviation Festival is Friday June 3rd with concert starting at 7:30 PM with the band RockIt Science. There will be a food truck there, so plan on eating at the event. There are plans for a few aviation forums and classes. There will be lots of vendors here to show you the latest and greatest in aviation. Make sure you come out to see some amazing planes and go on some fun flights!  Event also is Saturday June 4th.

Saturday June 4th 2016

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Go’n Play Day, Layton, 10am-2pm:¬†GO ‘n Play Day is a fun-filled day which includes carnival type activities for kids to participate in. Attendees will also be able to earn a unique GO ‘n Play Day GO Tag. Activities at GO ‘n Play Day include: Mudz, Sudz ‘n Fludz (starting at 1:00pm), Pitch Hit and Run competitions, Punt Pass and Kick competitions, Fun Shot competitions, Sack Races, Water Balloon Launching, Soccer, Basketball and Baseball Skills challenges, face painting, carnival games, dunk tank, dodgeball, volleyball and much more!

Legacy Bike Ride, Kaysville, 9am-12pm
Golden Spike Elks 1st Annual Charity Car Show, Roy, 10am-2pm

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Surf’n Swim Pre-Summer Bash, Layton, 7pm-10pm:¬†We‚Äôre celebrating summer! Time for warm nights and fun days in the sun! Come start your summer off right. Bring your friends and family to Surf ‚ÄėN Swim on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 7pm-10pm for the Pre-Summer Bash! Enjoy a fun night of Waves, Prizes and Otter pops for everyone! Admission is $1 to swim additional $2 for tubes for those who want them.

hands on art, farmington utah, paint night, ceramics, kid camp

Hands on Art activities, Farmington, varying times: Daddy n Me Ceramic Workshop at 10:30am, Children’s Saturday Workshop at 11:00am, and Flower Impressionism Paint Night at 3pm.

 

my gym kickoffMy Gym FREE Kickoff Party, Layton, 6pm-9pm: Food trucks, photo booth, Mymo the Monkey, face painting, Sub Zero Ice Cream, music, free play and local vendors.  Free for gym members and non-gym members.

Open Mic Night, Bountiful, 8-10pm: Every Saturday night is Open Mic Night by the Joy Foundation, 36 E 400 S Bountiful

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The Main Event, Bountiful, 7pm-11pm: For Grades 9-12 this includes food and drinks, ultimate frisbee, soccer, 3 legged race, bubble wrap, live dj, awesome music, chalk art, glow in the dark, new moon, and minute to win it.

Sunday, June 5th 2016

Free Sunday Night Concert, Layton, 7pm: Every Sunday night in Layton is the FREE Sunday Night Concert Series at the Kenley Amphitheater by the Davis Arts Council. ¬†June 5th –¬†Weber State Alumni Singers

 

More events & TONS of upcoming events listed on our calendar HERE on GoDavis.biz!  Made by locals and for locals!