June 2018 | A Pretty Penny

Birthday Mail With Greetabl...

If you have been watching my instagram stories for any period of time, you know how much I love receiving mail, and it is something I hope never changes. Little did you know, I also love sending mail and giving gifts. Picking out the perfect gift for any occasion is like an art form for me. If you talk to my husband he will tell you that I have to read about every card in the store before I finally pick one.

I have posted about Greetabl in the past when me and my blogger friend Tanner Mann sent each other a Greetabl! I have fallen in love with how quick and personalized Greetabl is. It is a one stop shop for picking out a gift for any occasion. It is my go-to to for birthdays! For example I have a few friends birthdays coming up! I love that you can add pictures to your Greetabl, as well as personalized text.

In the boxes I below, I picked confetti and the cutest tiny piƱata! Because birthdays should be filled with confetti and fun! I got each box for under $25! I love all of the different box designs and gifts that Greetabl offers. There is something for everyone. You can create your own Greetabl here!
Thank you to Greetabl for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own!



Top 10 Things To Do In Utah During The Summer...

SKIRT: Forever 21 (similar here) / SHIRT: Target / SHOES: My Sisters Closet Boutique (same for under $25 here) / EARRINGS: SugarFix by BaubleBar

1. Taylorsville Dayzz (June 29-30): My family goes every year to this carnival and there really is not another like it! We go early to snag a spot on the grass for the firework show. They have fireworks on Friday and Saturday, and it is the best firework show I have seen in Utah! We love to go through the carnival, ride a few rides and we always make sure we grab a 'Texas Twister' drink.

2. Park Silly Sunday Market (Sundays, June-September): These Sundays in Park City are filled with so much fun! There is music, food, booths and lots of fun!

3. Salt Lake City Farmers Market (Saturdays, some Tuesdays, June-October): I love the SLC Farmers Market! It is every Saturday during the summer and a few Tuesdays. You can view the schedule here. There are so many local vendors and fresh produce! When we go, we love going across the street to get Bruges Waffles & Frites. They are so delicious! 

4. Stadium of Fire (July 4): It is a huge concert and firework show that is held at the BYU stadium every Fourth of July. I went with my family years ago and absolutely enjoyed every minute! Colin and I have talked about going this year because One Republic is playing! ahhh!

5. Draper Days (July 10-14): So much fun! I love going to each towns carnival because they are never ending fun! There is a parade, booths, food trucks, fireworks, family movie night and lets not forget the funnel cake!

6. Provo Rooftop Concert Series (July-September): There are lots of dates this year and so many good bands that will be playing! Plus, it is FREE. FREE! Who doesn't love a free summer activity?

7. Bear Lake Raspberry Days (August 2-4): Bear Lake has the most amazing raspberry shakes and fun activities every summer! Plus you can make it a weekend and spend some time on the lake!

8. Nephi Demolition Derby (August 11, 2018): My family has a long standing tradition of going to at least one demolition derby each summer. There is nothing that says summer like a bunch of old cars running into each other! Last year we attended the Nephi Demolition Derby for the first time, and I can honestly say that no other Demo Derby compares! They had so many cars enter and a ton of different heats! It gets super intense! Some times cars flip over or catch on fire! It is one of my favorite summer traditions.

9. Twilight Concert Series (August-September): Every year in Salt Lake City they have concerts with some well known people. A couple years ago they have Kid Cudi! (if you didn't know, I have a special place in my heart for Cudi.) They are having some amazing people play this year such as: Diplo and Robert DeLong!

10. Swiss Days (September 1-2): I absolutely LOVE Swiss Days. We go every year as a family and we make a whole day of it! We drive up early Saturday morning and go to the parade. They always have bagpipes which I love. After the parade we each lunch at the park where there are endless tents filled with goodies (clothes, crafts, activities, etc...) I would recommend getting the berries and cream, and a lemon yodel. The berries and cream is to die for, and the lemon yodel is a candy stick stuck in the middle of a lemon that makes lemonade (of sorts.)

Whatever you do this summer I hope you have fun! Maybe even create a summer bucket list! 



The Subtle Red & White Outfit...

TOP: My Sister's Closet Boutique / JEANS: ASOS / SHOES: My Sister's Closet Boutique (sold out, same one's HERE for under $25) / BAG: Poshmark (similar here) / EARRINGS: BaubleBar

Even though I love wearing bright red, white and blue for the fourth, there is nothing quite like a subtle outfit. This outfit has all the red, white and blue you want, but with not as much of the vibrancy. It's a twist on the classic red, white and blue!

I picked this top up at while I attended a fashion show at My Sister's Closet Boutique and instantly fell in love with the pom pom detail on those sleeves! All the heart eyes! I love that it is such a light top that would even be great on a hot summers day. While I was also at the fashion show, I snagged these espadrilles. They are my favorite pair of shoes I've bought this summer and they are so comfortable! They go with just about everything and I get compliments on them everywhere I go! My Sister's Closet Boutique is sold out of these espadrilles, but I found them for under $25 here.

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate all tassel earrings? I have really been loving tassel and statement earrings, as you know! But these turquoise earrings from BaubleBar have probably been one of the most asked about pair I have! They are under $40 and they come in a variety of colors! Even though they are turquoise they still count as blue!

I hope you find the perfect red, white and blue outfit for the fourth that creates sparks!



Red, White & Blue

DRESS: ASOS / TOP: DownEast (similar here) / BANDANA: ASOS / SHOES: Target / EARRINGS: SugarFix by BaubleBar / LIPSTICK: Regal by Bobbie Brown

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and it is one of my favorite holidays of the summer! We usually spend the Fourth down in Richfield with my in-laws. There is a giant parade and activities at the park afterwards. 

Growing up my mom would always dress me and my sister in matching red, white, and blue. And lets be honest, once upon a time we would all get the matching holiday Old Navy t-shirts! Didn't we all?

Since we are all looking for the perfect red, white, and blue outfits I thought I would share all my favorite holiday wear for the season!