what do you do first once your flight lands in utah?

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…why, go for a cupcake run!
…and check out all the new little cupcake shops
popping up around utah!
my sister bekah picked me up from the airport
and we decided we needed a cupcake…
we hit up flour girls & dough boys in american fork and….
because we couldn’t contain our excitement, we also stopped by
the new sweet tooth fairy bake shop in provo.

i think the key lime cupcake at sweet tooth fairy was my favorite.

oooh it feels mighty good to breathe in such fresh air, see my pretty mountains, and be with the family. i love life very much today.

so hello, utah.

  1. jen

    I’m so jealous, we need cupcake shops in Kansas City!

  2. you and your sister are very smart people.

  3. I just went to Sweet Tooth Fairy a couple weeks ago for our birthdays! The Key Lime was great. I also loved the orange one. yummmm…

    Yay for getting to see your family!

  4. Yummy!

    I’m heading to NYC this weekend so I’ll be hitting up Magnolia’s for a cupcake.

    Have fun in Utah!

  5. Exteena

    Why did I not know that there was an awesome place in Provo to get cupcakes!? I seriously need to go have a taste as soon as possible. They look soo delish….

  6. Martha

    Those are both great places! It’s cool that you’re here!

  7. I didn’t even know about this Sweet Tooth Fairy Bake Shop and I LIVE in Provo. What a loser I am. Well now you’ve talked me into going there now, and I think I’ll try the key lime. Thanks for broadening my horizons.

    Kate

  8. Yay for you to see your family, I bet you’re loving life right now (your sister looks pretty excited in the picture too)! I grew up in South Salt Lake and I had no idea the demand for cupcakes…I will have to check them out when I see my family next. Diddo to the part about the mountains, they are gorgeous (nothing like them). Have you ever hiked Mt. Olympus? That is one of my favorite hikes.

    Wishing you the best time with your family!

  9. Ooh, i love flour girls and dough boys. That sounds delicious right now!

  10. How is it i did not even know about these places?!?!?! how do you teach me more about the town i live in?!!? I am going tomorrow! and we should probably go for sure on thursday! :) haha. can’t wait to see you! you’re beautiful!

    xo!

  11. Sum

    Those cupcakes look so good right now! Your outfit is adorable. I didn’t know Utah even had such cute cupcake shops. Happy to hear you’re having a good time in Utah! :)

  12. ooooh, yummmmmy!

  13. omg those cupcakes are to die for!

  14. *hay*

    Naomi,

    So happy you are here in Utah! Whenever you visit, I always feel like a few secret hideaways (such as this cupcake place) are about to be revealed to me, and the anticipation nearly knocks me over!

    Just wanted to say thanks for being so inspiring and honest. I’ve kept a quietly private blog for a while, one where i actually write how i feel…lately you’ve given me the faith to open it wide up and let the world see me, the way you let all of us enjoy your beautiful experiences.

    Utah is a sunnier place with you in it! Hopefully it’s not too cold while you’re here.

    Haley

  15. those look so delish!

    home is always so refreshing to go back to… enjoy your time in Utah with the sissies! :)

  16. kate.

    yay! you are in utah! i cant believe i have never been to this sweet tooth fairy bake shop.. im excited to try it!

    i was wondering, where did you get the “we are LDS” image? i would love to add something like that to my blog. :)

  17. chucho

    So Cupcake up here in SLC is crazy delish. it’s on Highland Dr. Really worth the drive!

  18. katie

    key lime cupcakes? i would be in heaven!

  19. Megan

    That place looks beautiful.

  20. Too yummy looking! We may have to take a trip to Utah just for the cupcakes. (I hate dieting it makes me salivate of pictures of food..ergh!!)
    ~dee :)

  21. Lacey

    Those cupcakes look delicious! It’s amazing how a little cake with icing can bring so much joy :)

  22. mmm.. it looks delicious ;)~

    p.s. i like your skirt

  23. lauren

    why can’t a cupcake hive exist near MY house?! why why why!?

  24. It’s always happy days when you’re with family. :)

    I miss Utah – I went to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins who live in Park City and instantly fell in love with the area! Thanks for your cupcake recommendations; ‘will keep them in mind for next time!

  25. Dominic

    Sometimes, living here, you don’t realize exactly how good things are. I had no idea that cupcake shops were special to Utah! Wow!

  26. Hello from SLC, Utah. :)

  27. katie

    you really can never go wrong with a cupcake, any time or place ;)

  28. You need to try Dippidee’s in Af/Lehi. They have yummy cupcakes.

  29. Carolyn

    Awe, have a great trip home!! I cannot wait to see pictures of your gorgeous family again!!

  30. Those all look so amazing! And my, such beautiful sisters!

  31. girl. in my news writing class this morning, we discussed successful blogs.
    according to dr. stoker at brigham young’s university,
    YOU have a VERY successful blog.
    (not that you needed any clarification.)
    xo
    m.estelle

  32. Chelsie

    Hello lovely girl- Welcome to Utah :) Some other beloved cupcake joints to add to your list… SO CUPCAKE & DIVA'S CUPCAKES- Extraordinary! Enjoy your visit!

  33. aubry.

    try so cupcake if you get up to salt lake. 39th and highland. tried and tested, they’re the most delish!

  34. I love flour girls and dough boys! They have yummy food! I finally went to 25 Main when I was in St. George. Cute place with lots of yummy cupcakes just like you said!

  35. Cami

    I love flower girls and doughboys. And cupcakes! I’ll have to go to the one in provo.

  36. What a yummy idea! You two are so cute! ;)

  37. key lime? yum! have fun with the fam!

  38. oooh a keylime cupcake sounds divine!

  39. Lisa

    Utah welcomes you Friend! :) Hope you have a wonderful vay-cay!!

  40. yes yes, so cupcake, dear lizzie and dippidee are all on the list! hopefully i will have time to try them all!!!! thanks for the recommendations!

  41. don’t bother with any of those- go to DEAR LIZZIE as fast as you can- they are soooo tasty and addictive!

  42. great minds think alike. roomie and i totally had cupcakes for breakfast this morning… maybe it was like 11:30. she had the “better than whatever.” i had some apple cinnamon goodness. via the cocoa bean.

  43. The best cupcakes in Utah (they have been said to be better than Sprinkles!) are by Cupcake Chic. They don’t have a store, but you can get them at The Coffee Pod in Provo and Art City Coffee in Springville! Try them, you’ll be happy!

  44. The best cupcakes in Utah (they have been said to be better than Sprinkles!) are by Cupcake Chic. They don’t have a store, but you can get them at The Coffee Pod in Provo and Art City Coffee in Springville! Try them, you’ll be happy!

  45. The best cupcakes in Utah (they have been said to be better than Sprinkles!) are by Cupcake Chic. They don’t have a store, but you can get them at The Coffee Pod in Provo and Art City Coffee in Springville! Try them, you’ll be happy!

  46. The best cupcakes in Utah (they have been said to be better than Sprinkles!) are by Cupcake Chic. They don’t have a store, but you can get them at The Coffee Pod in Provo and Art City Coffee in Springville! Try them, you’ll be happy!

  47. The cupcakes look fantastic!

    I can’t wait til you’re home and open your shop again :)

  48. Lisa

    Mmmm…the Orange Roll cupcakes at the S.T.F. are DELISH.

  49. those look so good. i’ll have to stop by there and try it out…

  50. hey I would hit up mimi’s in SLC on your way out too…. or Ms. Backers :)

  51. Katya

    I went to the Sweet Tooth Fairy today for the first time and had a red velvet cupcake…oh my greatness, it was amazing! Wanted to try the key lime, but they didn’t have that flavor today…thanks for the tip!

  52. annali

    naomi! i’m here to let you know i LOVE your blog. you and husband are adorable, your lipstick is fabulous, and your posts about the church make me so happy to be a member. Next time you’re in utah, you should come to the Pennyroyal Cafe in provo. Please? I’m the owner and I really think it’s a place you and husband and sista’s would like. AND we’re even working on a cupcake boutique. yep! thanks :)
    Annali

    pennyroyalcafe.com

  53. Come back come back come back!!! Our time was too short!

    Or… maybe I’ll come do cartwheels down the Washington Mall with you. We could make a world record in CARTWHEELS. Girlfriend. Pointless world records are the new black.

  54. kelly

    Ha! This this is too funny! I terribly enjoy your blog & reading about your cupcake hunt when you hit utah was great, because I work at flour girls & dough boys bakery! i sure hope you liked it, maybe we even met! sweet tooth fairy bakery sounds darling as well!
    -kelly k (utah)