Friday, August 13, 2010

Guest Post: It's Simple Love **Where I come from**

First off, thank you Helena for asking me to guest post on A Diary of Lovely, one of my daily blog reads.  I adore A Diary of Lovely for its tips on fashion and shopping, amazing giveaways, and her home decor advice.  I'm Rachael from It's Simple Love and today I will be showing you where I come from.  Be sure to check out my blog if you like what you see and my etsy vintage shop.  











Where I come from, Pleasant Grove, Utah, the feel of the town is old and small. Though in numbers the town is old, small it is not. Downtown, pictured above, is historical and quaint.  Boutiques line the streets as do antique stores and other small businesses.  Old is mixed with the new here.  

Historically, Pleasant Grove is known for their orchards and farming, though now orchards are being cut down for houses and businesses.  The product we are known best for is strawberries.  Every year in June we have Strawberry Days.  During the this celebrated week there is a rodeo, a carnival, dances, concerts, free swimming at the pool, and of course, lots and lots of strawberries and cream.  Summer is not summer without Strawberry Days.  

Utah is a state in the United States of America, for those of you who don't know.  I love living here because the land is so diverse and filled with wonder.  My husband and I are active nature lovers and we get our fix of the majestic outdoors here.  From climbing and canyoneering to hiking and camping, Utah has it all.


22 comments:

  1. this is such a lovely post! i liked reading where you came from, rachael! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  2. ah i'm from lindon. so pg is in my town as well. so fun helena featured someone from near where i live. i love your photos too by the way!!

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  3. What a beautiful town. It looks like a lovely place to live!

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  4. Oh what a beautiful post - I've always wanted to visit Utah!! Looks lovely from your point of view - love the shots you took :)!

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  5. My goodness what a wonderful post, I want to come visit!

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  6. Oooh, these photos are absolutely GORGEOUS, Rachael!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  7. Helena I used to live right by Rachael and know all about Pleasant Grove....so fun.

    Are you still having fun?

    CB

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  8. Nice to get to learn a little bit about a place I only knew from maps.

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  9. That is one amazing little town and now I will have strawberrie on my mind all day long:)hahah

    That is such a great post,Rachael
    Thank you so much for sharing with us your little piece of heaven:)

    Hugs and kisses to you both:)

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  10. Thanks for sharing! The downtown area is so cute and I'm dying to go diggin around in that antique store!

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  11. Great pictures!!! I love the one of the pharmacy!!! I've always wanted to go to Utah!!!
    --- Jen

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  12. Great post, I love learning these things!

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  13. i've never been to Utah before, except on a layover or driving through! now i will consider it for one of my next vacation spots, it's beautiful!

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  14. Rachael is awesome!!

    Wishing you both a fantastic weekend :)

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  15. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself Rachael. When we lived in Colorado, Utah was on our to visit state. Maybe when we move back we will visit. I'm also a nature lover so it's fascinating to learn you have many activities.

    Wishing you both a wonderful weekend

    Elisa

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  16. these pictures are soooo great lady

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  17. Awe I love Rachael!! Such a doll and her photos are incredible :) What a sweet place to live! xo

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  18. Hey Rachel. What a cute town, I'm in love with the antique shop! We don't have any here.

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  19. Breathtaking photos! I love the tree one

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  20. Love this! Especially all the nature areas. I've only driven through Utah once, but can't wait to go on a cross-country road trip with my hubby... when we finally get to the States, that is!

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  21. Love Rachel. And it's great to hear about a gal who loves and embraces her town...and of course AMAZING pics!

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  22. It was so fun to see these pictures of home! So proud to be from Pleasant Grove too!

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