the local spotlight.

by Janetha on October 8, 2011

in local spotlight

i live in utah. no news there. i realize the majority of you guys don’t live in utah.

however, i love finding fellow utah blogs because it’s so fun to read about places—namely restaurants and grocery stores–that i can actually go to without hopping on a plane.  there is something exciting about reading a blog written by someone that lives in your same area.. wouldn’t you agree?

so, i have been toying around with the idea of featuring local utah bloggers for a long time, and today is the day that the local spotlight feature begins! i will periodically feature local utah bloggers and include a snippet about them.  if you don’t live in utah, don’t click away just yet. this is something everyone can benefit from! after all, they may be utah bloggers, but you don’t have to be a utah reader to enjoy their blog. check them out.. you just might find a new blog you love.

muncher cruncher.


name & location: My Name is Megan Smith, and I live in Provo, Utah.

tell us about your blog: My blog is a combination of healthy recipes, workout tips, and ideas to help others incorporate healthy living into their lifestyle. I work as a personal trainer and nutrition counselor, and I started my blog as a means of broadening my reach to share my favorite tips and tricks with those striving to reach their health goals.

how long have you been blogging? I have been blogging since February of 2008.

what are two NOT TO BE MISSED posts of yours?

  1. Zucchini Cookies 
  2. When is it good enough? The imperfect syndrome. 

finally, what are five things you could NOT live without? My cellphone, my computer, my running shoes, Pizza Factory’s salad bar, and my people (family & friends!). :)


the body of a mother. 


name & location: Candice Bement – Woods Cross UT (fun fact, candice lives just down the road from me!)

tell us about your blog: Body of a Mother is a health blog that takes focus on fitness and nutrition. My journey back to my pre-pregnancy weight and surviving with twins.

how long have you been blogging? A little over a year!

what are two NOT TO BE MISSED posts of yours?

  1. I Love to Run
  2. Real Life

finally, what are five things you could NOT live without? My family, almond butter, the internet, chocolate and running.

thanks to megan & candice for participating in the local spotlight! hope you all check out their awesome blogs.

xo. janetha g.

p.s. i am in LA visiting deb & eden! blogging may or may not happen. we’ll see how it goes. now get out there and enjoy your weekend!

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Carrie@shrinkingcarrie October 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I love Megan’s blog and I’ll have to check out the other! I am digging this idea since Utah is my second home (more like first?).

momma b. October 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Can’t wait to read more on these two blogs!
Fun spotlight…….still missing you…..:(

veronica @ running2skinny October 8, 2011 at 8:24 pm

The body of a mother looks good! Especially since I’m trying to lose my baby weight!! :) Thanks!

sarah October 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Have fun in LA! This is a great idea.. I love when bloggers support others!

lindsay October 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

i have a mad crush on all you UTAH-ian bloggers. just sayin…

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm

What a great thing to feature locals and I’ve read Body of a Mother before. Thanks for the reminder.

And hope you’re having a blasty with Deb. The I.G. pics looks like you are :)

katie October 9, 2011 at 7:31 am

I bet you are having a blast! I can see from instagram pic updates that you are and also enjoying ice cream *jealous*

How nice to features some local bloggers, a great idea!

Love you! Miss you!


Stephanie October 9, 2011 at 8:22 am

I would love to find some local-ish bloggers. Believe it or not, rural Nova Scotia isn’t a blogging hotbed! Yeah, I know, I was shocked too. I regret that I didn’t get to know any other bloggers while I lived in Toronto.

Yolie @ Practising Wellness October 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

You’re right, I love reading blogs that are from ENgland, because so many I read are in the USA and I cannot get most of the foods or visit most of the restaurants they feature – although I still LOVE reading them! :-) xyx

Elizabeth @ A Dancer In The Kitchen October 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm

This is a great idea! I just found that you commented on my blog (still learning this whole blogging thing!) about if I know Joan E. Mann. I know who she is b/c we both went to the UofU at the same time. She was younger then me though! How do you know her?

RunningtheClassroom October 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Love this. Love hearing about reading-worthy blogs. THANX

Renae October 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I live in Utah & recently starting reading your blog. I love it! Where do you buy your Trader Joes stuff? Vegas? I have never been to Trader Joe’s but Jessica@ How Sweet It Is makes me super jealous we don’t have a Trader Joes.

janetha October 10, 2011 at 11:21 am

I bring it from California–I go there a couple times a year!

shah'ada October 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm

hello fellow utahn!!! super excited to have found your blog – i’m up here in logan, but love coming down to slc (i’m actually at the u every weekend for some lovely lsat prep). bookmarking you now :D

megan @ muncher cruncher October 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm

You are the sweetest girl! thanks for the shout out :) Have so much fun on your trip!! xoxoxo

Candice October 10, 2011 at 11:14 am

Thanks for the spotlight!! Great IDEA! Can’t wait to “meet” new readers! loves!

Ashley@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries October 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of these posts because I love reading blogs from Utah bloggers too – I only know 2 of them (including you!), so I would love to find more!

Kim @ The Family Practice October 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I’m a Utah blogger – a newby to Utah – but still. We just moved to Eden, UT from Seattle, WA. Love the two you featured! Thanks so much for sharing :)

TeriLyn [a foodie stays fit] October 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

this is such a fun idea!!

Pure2raw twins October 10, 2011 at 7:15 pm

thanks for sharing about these amazing bloggers, we will have to go and check them out!! always looking for more great people to connect with!


Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs October 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I love this! I always love finding new bloggers and local recommendations, especially since I need to get out more haha.

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