Shift Your Spending This Holiday Season

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The official holiday shopping season kicks off the day after Thanksgiving with a day known as Black Friday. Practically everyone knows that.

But have you heard about Small Business Saturday? This shopping holiday is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving and encourages shoppers to visit their local brick and motor businesses.

Local First Utah’s Shift Your Spending Week kicks off on Friday, November 29th with a similar goal. They suggest setting a goal to shift 10% of your spending this holiday season towards locally owned businesses.

According to them, if we all shift just 10% of our spending to local businesses, on a yearly basis, $1.3 million will stay in the Utah economy.

Shop e2

Salt Lake City’s e2 businesses are local businesses that have made a commitment to reduce their environmental impact.

Be sure to stop by Earth Goods General Store, Liberty Heights Fresh, Cali’s Natural Foods,

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Uniquely Utah: Emergency Essentials

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A bright yellow object on a main road through Bountiful is capturing a lot of attention. The structure is an emergency shelter meant to be buried under ground, but the massive, bright yellow product is currently on display in a parking lot. Todd Tanner takes a look at the cozy refuge in this week’s edition of Uniquely Utah.

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A house built in a cave

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Cave House

Curt Sleeper and his family did a bold move to built their home inside a cave. It all started in 2003 when Curt was looking for a plot on eBay. Then his eye got caught on this particular cave in Fetus/Crystal in Missouri, USA. Curt and his family were thrilled with the location and the idea to anoint their home in a cave and proceeded to the implementation of their plan. Living in this house more than five years the family says that their completely satisfied with their choice. As we can see in the pictures though for a house that’s built in a cave it is quite comfortable and stylish…

Cave

Cave

Cave House interior

Cave House interior

Cave House interior

Cave House interior

Cave House interior completed

Cave House interior completed

Cave House

Cave House

By Nicole P.

Source: http://myhomedecorationideas.com/a-house-built-in-a-cave/

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Fireplace Screen Mini Makover

What a simple idea with beautiful results.

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Even though there is no snow and the temperature has not gone below zero as yet, evening after evening we are cozying by and enjoying the fire of our open wood burning fireplace.
As much as I was enjoying the coziness of the fire, I was pretty much disliking the dated and unattractive fireplace screen that we have.
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Despite disliking it, I was not ready and willing to pay a big buck for a new one which I like, so I gave my fireplace screen a mini makeover.

I started by creating a (left and right) greek key corner template on a A4 sheet of paper. After creating the template I laid down the screen and positioned the template under the screen.
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With a piece of chalk I traced the lines of the greek key onto the screen, using the template placed beneath the screen. Transferring the pattern onto the…

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