Monday, February 11, 2013

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival - Midwinter Conference

The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
is one of the biggest
storytelling festivals in the United States and they host
a Midwinter Conference that took place this last week.
Storytellers travel from all over the nation to attend this

I was asked to have three of the storytellers stay at our
home for the weekend.

They are from left to right, Anthony from Virginia,
Fran from Oklahoma and Jane from Illinois.

It was their first time to Utah for all three of them so we
surprised them with a box of See's chocolates
on their beds.

Anthony was so grateful as he mentioned they couldn't get
See's back east.

We happened to be hosting another event that weekend
with a pizza party for a church group so we kept
the fire going and served them two savory pizzas
and one dessert pizza as they returned from 
13 hours of Conference and Concert.

The final night we gathered by the fireplace in the living room
and indulged in this fabulous 
Chocolate Dome
from a local bakery and restaurant, Kneaders.

They were such a delight to host and we hope
they remember their stay with us with fondness.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. I wish I had a piece of your pizza and a chocolate dome!!!!! XO, Pinky

  2. Lovely post! The pizza sounds great too! New follower here-- enjoying so much.

  3. You are killing me with that beautiful cake...oh, mercy, that looks sinful!! and yummy!!

  4. Knowing you Jacqueline, the 3 guests were treated very well and ate good home cooking. Wow, the chocolate dome looks decadent.
    I'll have to Goggle storytellers to find out more about them.

  5. How wonderful for you to be able to share your home with them! I might have to hop on down to Kneaders for some of that cake! LOL!

  6. I'm going to back a truck up to your door and steal that pizza oven right out of your house!!! Just roll with it! :-)

  7. Jacqueline,
    I LOVE that storytelling Festival. I am going to ahve to come specifically for that next year! I will have a son at college then too so I can visit him. I have two sisters that live in Pleasant grove, one in Park City and one in South Jordan...and I always love coming....
    I bought one of those exact boxes of chocolate for my hubby and I on our anniverary trip last week! I LOVED the box as much as the chocolate!
    Hearts to you.....Go get some Sheffield cider from TPT, the Cherry flavor is RED! it has tart cherry juice added!

  8. How wonderful of you to host! I'm sure they had a delicious time at your home.

  9. Jacqueline!

    I was so happy to see your comment! Thank you so much for stopping by, my friend.

    I'm sorry I don't come here for so long. Life definitely gets much busier w/ 3 kids, work, blog... :-)

    Anyways, I hope everything is great w/ you too and I hope you have a very peaceful and healthy 2013!!!

    Lots of love to you,

    Luciane at

  10. I want a chocolate dome! Oh my! Happy Valentine's Day! Cherry Kay

  11. I would love to stay with you - you are a wonderful host. Warm regards


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