More Than Just Green Jello

Ok so the green jello thing is not just a rumor. We’ve moved around a lot (I’ve never lived in the same house for more than three years) and about every other move made in Utah has resulted in a nice neighbor bringing green jello.

I meant to do this feature on the 24th, for Pioneer Day. Pioneer Days is celebrated almost like Utah’s own 4th of July with parades, fireworks, etc…

Utah can be kind of an odd place. In Michigan they have a saying, If you don’t like the weather wait 10 minutes. In Utah (especially in the fall and spring) it would be more like If you don’t like the season wait five minutes. I’ve seen it go from snow in the morning to a balmy 70 by noon.

We have a growing film industry here thriving off the varied landscapes all within a short drive (some scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed out on the salt flats not too far from here, and Disney does a lot of filming here). We’ve got an amazing winter sports scene in Northern Utah, the Shakespearean Festival every summer down by Cedar City, beautiful national parks, some of the randomest liquor laws in the country, and due to some very specific weather conditions air pollution that can rival LA.

We also have a thriving craft and artists community.

The local Etsy artists featured in this article are:

RaeGun, Artman1, TheBobbinsNest, mydaisydreams, hanpaintedloveboxes, threeseasonsdesigns, BabyBirdz, ShabbyRosebyNicole, tootsietutushop, RoseyCornerCreations, SnuggleBugSlings, liltulip, debthorpe, 30one, freerangeart, studiojk, isabellsumbrella, Modernality, Crowsmack, thepatternbag, Kiss2Keep, lterrill9, foreverandrea, and curiousworkmanship