Wednesday, December 29, 2010

$10 McDonald's Gift Card Giveaway! 2 Winners!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I'm in the giving mood and would love to offer you all a chance to win a prize! The winner's can have lunch on me!

Happy Holidays everyone! Have a Happy New Year!


Thanks to Paul at Locate Utah Homes, TWO lucky readers will win a $10 McDonald's Gift Card!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit LocateUtahHomes and tell me what you like about the site. Make sure you are honest and visit because I can tell if you do or not. Thanks! (1 entry)


- Follow this blog publicly (2 entries)
- Subscribe by e-mail. Confirm it. (3 entries)
- Like Locate Utah Homes on Facebook (2 entries)
- E-mail 5 friend's and tell them about this giveaway. CC me so I can see. paulahotaeiloa at yahoo dot com (2 entries)
- Blog about this giveaway. Leave link. (3 entries)
- Add my site to your blogroll. Leave link. (2 entries)
- Follow @natdey on Twitter and tweet this giveaway (1x/daily)

RT #win a $10 McDonald's Gift Card thanks to @natdey! 2 Winners!  Ends 1/20 #giveaways

Please leave separate comments for each entry.  The winner will be contacted by e-mail and will have 48 hrs. to claim their prize. This giveaway is open to US Residents. Giveaway will end January 20, 2011.

This giveaway is sponsored by myself and does not have any connections with McDonald's. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Learn More About Locate Utah Homes


     Locate Utah Homes is a free Utah website where you can search for ALL home listings in Utah on the market! Whether you are looking for a home in St. George, Orem, Sandy, Bountiful or Logan. You can find homes in those cities along with every other city in Utah! You will find homes in every city in Utah on the Locate Utah Homes website.

The Locate Utah Homes Team website provides you with access to unlimited Utah homes for sale on the Utah MLS! You will find every home in Utah, that is currently on the Utah MLS system! Thousands of Utah Real Estate buyers use us to search for the perfect home.
  • View ALL Available Photos of Each Home.
  • View ALL Bank Foreclosures, Hud Homes, & Short Sales
  • Be the first one to be notified of new home listings in your home criteria.
  • Be notified when price changes by saving homes to your favorites.
  • See the view of the home and neighborhood with Google Maps
The Locate Utah Homes goal is to give outstanding service and to stand by you every step of the home buying or selling process.
We work together with the very best professionals in the area! Do you need help with financing, home inspections and title work? We are ready to help guide you in the home buying and selling process to show you the excellent service you will receive.

Please visit our testimonial page to see what our actual past clients have said about Locate Utah Homes.
  Enjoy searching for your new home!    

 Paul, Leslie, Jeff, & Natalie

Start the first step in the home buying process by getting pre-qualified fast & easily!

      We'd love for you to meet the people who make Locate Utah Homes possible!

Paul 'Ahota'e'iloa is the team leader & realtor at Locate Utah Homes and works for CENTURY 21 Everest Realty Group in Utah. Paul specializes in helping clients purchase and sell their homes in all of Utah. Paul loves fishing, cooking, watching movies, and helping others in need in his spare time. Paul is happily married and enjoys spending time with his wife and family! Paul loves animals and has a dog and many cats. 

Paul can be reached by phone at 801-414-4335 or by e-mail -

Leslie Garso  is an experienced real estate agent who has helped clients in real estate for over 8 years. Leslie enjoys working with Utah buyers to help them find the right home for their wants and needs. She also enjoys helping clients sell their homes. Leslie specializes helping clients in Salt Lake County, Utah County, Davis County, Tooele County, and Weber County. We are happy to have Leslie Garso part of the Locate Utah Homes Team since 2012.

Leslie can be reached by phone at 801-518-1763 or by e-mail or

Jeff Wilcox  specializes in helping clients sell their homes or purchase homes in Salt Lake County, Utah County, Davis County, Tooele County, and Weber County. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids on his free time. We are happy to have Jeff join the Locate Utah Homes Team in 2014.  

Jeff can be reached by phone at 801-633-7848 or by e-mail

Will Walk
specializes helping clients in Salt Lake County, Utah County, Davis County, Tooele County, and Weber County. We are happy to have Will Walk part of the Locate Utah Homes Team. 

Will can be reached by phone at 801-913-3398  or by e-mail  -

Natalie 'Ahota'e'iloa
specializes in transaction coordination for the Locate Utah Homes Team. Natalie enjoys helping, "behind the scenes" to help reach the clients goals and dreams of owning a home. "It is an awarding experience for me to know that I take a part in helping people make one of the most important choices in their life and I'm the one that helps finalize it & put the contract into action after it is under contract".  Natalie also loves helping the Locate Utah Homes Team list homes for sale. Natalie loves spending time with her family & especially her many pets that she adores.

CENTURY 21 Everest Realty Group is the #1 Office in Utah, the USA, and the world. CENTURY 21 Everest Realty Group has over 250 agents that work together as a team for all of our clients needs.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Homemade Baked Goodies Christmas Gift Idea for Neighbors and Family + Recipe

    Christmas is almost here with only a few days left! Are you thinking of saving money by baking with baking products you already have? Baking really gets everyone into the Christmas spirit. Just turn up the radio to Christmas music and it makes the baking even more fun. Making homemade baked goods is always a nice neighbor gift to give! My wife and I love receiving baked goods with fun messages on the baked goods. This year already we have received popcorn balls, peach jam, homemade chocolates, and zucchini bread from giving neighbors! You can even take a nice gift to a neighbor that you don't know that well so you can get to know them and it will also brighten their day!

      A great idea is to buy a box or container from a dollar store or any store to put baked goods inside. I found a great container at my nearest Kroger store for only $1.50. My wife and I have baked different kinds of cookies. My wife wrapped them in colorful plastic wrap with adding a ribbon around the plastic wrap at the top. We also made some Chocolate Banana Bread Loaves in a disposable small bread pan. We also made some great tasting Chex Mix and put that in colorful plastic wrap as well. Put whatever you'd like inside of the containers and top the container off with a beautiful bow and name tag. I also like the idea of adding a gift card inside of the container to family members. These containers give an added bonus to a gift card!

     Here is the recipe for the Super Moist Chocolate Banana Brownies.

Super Moist Chocolate Banana Mini Bread Loaves

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
5 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


1 cup or less chocolate chips! (We love this added extra ingredient in our recipe)
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 1 lb loaf disposable pans; set aside.
2. Combine sugar and butter in large bowl; beat until creamy. Add bananas, egg, and vanilla; beat until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add to banana mixture; beat until well blended. Stir in pecans.
3. Divide batter in half. Stir cocoa into one half. Spread some cocoa batter in bread pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over layer.  Spread plain batter over cocoa batter and chocolate chips. Swirl with knife. Add more chocolate chips on top of batter.
4. Bake for about 40 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Check on them after 35 minutes. It takes 50 minutes to cook 8 loaves all on a cookie sheet in the oven.  Cool completely on wire rack.

 Makes 4 Mini Loaves

    I wish all of you a Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday

     I have decided to join in on Follow Me Back Tuesday in hope to receive more followers! Please stay tuned as I'll be doing more posts soon. I'm still getting this site going! I'll be having some great giveaways starting soon too!

      Leave me a comment and I'll follow you back! Thanks for stopping by!

      Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 17, 2010

I'm Following These Sites on Friday!

     I'm joining the blog hops today so I can get more followers here! I will be having great giveaways coming soon sponsored by myself and I'd love for you to follow my new site! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! Happy Holidays!

    Please leave me a comment if you'd like me to follow you back! Thanks!

    Visit The Adventures of Paul and Natalie for great giveaways over there!

     You can also enter to win a $10 McDonald's Gift Card Giveaway right here! 2 prizes will be given to 2 different winner's! Come enter to win!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Welcome to Locate Utah Homes

    Welcome to Locate Utah Homes! I am excited to bring to you a variety of things here on this site! I will be featuring giveaways, recipes, real estate information, and many other things!

     Please be patient as I get this new blog put together! Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate everyone who follows this blog!

     Visit LocateUtahHomes to locate ALL Utah Home Listings on the Market for FREE!