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A Frank Exchange With the Manager of a Salt Lake City Wedding Venue

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Frank Exchange With the Manager of a Salt Lake City Wedding Venue

A Frank Exchange With the Manager of a Salt Lake City Wedding Venue

I met with the rather assertive manager of one of many wedding venues in Salt Lake City. He told me that the rental fee I paid would allow for five hours of exclusive use of the building for my event. I asked him if he meant that no person who was not invited to my wedding would be able to use the building during the event. He told me that is indeed what he meant by the word “exclusive.” He then told me that because my wedding included a reception, the $350 fee I paid included an additional hour of time prior to the reception. I was happy to hear this because I anticipated I would probably need that hour to make sure everything was properly set up for the event.

The manager went on to explain that my event had to be scheduled to end a minimum of one hour before the end of the rental time. This final hour, he explained was to be used for late guests and for my event party to remove the wedding gifts, leftover food and unused alcohol. I asked him if the outside vendor I intended to use had to abide by this same rule. In response the manager of this one of many wedding venues in Salt Lake City simply nodded in the affirmative as if to suggest my question had irritated him in some way.

Finally he told me in no uncertain terms that an overtime fee of one hundred dollars would be assessed if we stayed past our time limit. I asked him if there were any exceptions to this rule and he told me that any exceptions to the agreed upon start or end time for the event must be also agreed upon in writing in advance of the event.

 

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What Exactly is a Candle Warmer?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Household | Comments Off on What Exactly is a Candle Warmer?

What Exactly is a Candle Warmer?

When you join Scentsy you will become very familiar with a product called a candle warmer. This is a product I knew very little about before I joined Scentsy. Basically, a candle warmer is an electric device designed to melt a candle or scented wax. In the process of melting the candle the warmer causes the candle to release its scent throughout the room in which it is located. The candle warmer is specifically designed to be used only in conjunction with candles in jars and not with the thin, tapered style candles or candles that do not have containers large enough to hold all the melted wax. Many candle warmers have a built-in bowl in which the candle is placed for the purpose of collecting excess melted wax. Candle warmers allow the candles to emit the scent they would otherwise emit if lit. However, by using the candle warmer you will avoid creating a potential fire hazard. You will also avoid any unwanted soot or mess.

 

I have fond memories when I was young around Christmas time when my mother would light candles around the house. However, for young children sometimes the allure of a lit candle is too much of a temptation. I remember I liked to dip my finger in the molten wax and let it harden on my finger. I also enjoyed being around the flame. Looking back on this I can now see what a potential hazard these candles created as I could have easily, accidentally started a fire by fooling around with these candles. I also could have burned myself. Luckily none of this ever happened.

 

Candle warmers are a great way to enjoy the scent of the candles without the worry that a candle might otherwise entail. For this reason candle warmers make a great gift for couples with small children in their house. This is especially true during the Christmas season. As I said, once you join Scentsy you will become intimately familiar with this subject. Happy Holidays!

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How to Keep Your Sanity in a Busy Salt Lake City Household

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Household | Comments Off on How to Keep Your Sanity in a Busy Salt Lake City Household

How to Keep Your Sanity in a Busy Salt Lake City Household

Between work obligations, soccer practice, and ballet recitals, it’s easy to get swept up in the craziness of life.

Here are 6 ways to keep a small shred of sanity in an insanely busy household

Take a deep breath, and do the dishes.

If you’ve ever heard that the kitchen is the soul of the house, it’s true.  Your whole house feels cleaner when there aren’t dishes piled up on the counter.  The great thing about the kitchen is that if you stay on top of it, it’s actually not too bad.

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Planning a Hassle Free Birthday Party for Kids

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Planning a Hassle Free Birthday Party for Kids

Planning a Hassle Free Birthday Party for Kids

Birthdays are all about making the birthday boy/girl feel special. We want to recognize his or her unique qualities, and let them shine! One of the ways to accomplish this is to plan a personalized birthday party. Now, many people can get carried away when it comes to party planning (myself included).

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