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6 items made in the valley

COMPILED BY CECILY LEW, utahvalley360.com

Something to Twete about    It started with a Boston Marathon qualifying time and a simple dream for a headband that stays in place without breaking hair. Springville moms Heather Ellison and Sarah Judd went from running partners to business partners and created Twe´te´ Bird.     With fashion forward designs, these headbands are revolutionary thanks to their inner lining of velvet that guarantees they’ll stay in place, whether you run marathons or chase kids. And with an adjustable strap, both you and your daughter will be instantly hip without a single slip.     Headbands can be found in running stores, online and at local charity races.  www.twetebird.com

Something to Twete about
It started with a Boston Marathon qualifying time and a simple dream for a headband that stays in place without breaking hair. Springville moms Heather Ellison and Sarah Judd went from running partners to business partners and created Twe´te´ Bird.
With fashion forward designs, these headbands are revolutionary thanks to their inner lining of velvet that guarantees they’ll stay in place, whether you run marathons or chase kids. And with an adjustable strap, both you and your daughter will be instantly hip without a single slip.
Headbands can be found in running stores, online and at local charity races. www.twetebird.com

Leather, repurpose, repeat    Most 15 year olds save up to buy a car. Provo’s Scott Rawlings bought a sewing machine with a pricetag that rivaled the price of a car.     Since then, Scott’s creative sewing has run the gamut from hats and jackets to motorcycle seat covers. His latest passion and now business of three years is Fullgive, a modern line of leather belts, laptop cases and satchels.     Scott experiments with painting, dying and stamping the leather, making each piece different from the last. He also includes at least one “repurposed” item, like old zippers, buckles or screws.     “I don’t have an exact process every time,” Scott says. “I use differences in the leather to my advantage.” http://etsy.com/shop/fullgive.com

Leather, repurpose, repeat
Most 15 year olds save up to buy a car. Provo’s Scott Rawlings bought a sewing machine with a pricetag that rivaled the price of a car.
Since then, Scott’s creative sewing has run the gamut from hats and jackets to motorcycle seat covers. His latest passion and now business of three years is Fullgive, a modern line of leather belts, laptop cases and satchels.
Scott experiments with painting, dying and stamping the leather, making each piece different from the last. He also includes at least one “repurposed” item, like old zippers, buckles or screws.
“I don’t have an exact process every time,” Scott says. “I use differences in the leather to my advantage.”
http://etsy.com/shop/fullgive.com

Hooked on it     Spanish Fork pre-school teacher Nada Wilkins created Phonics By Spelling to ensure reading success through the study of sounds. Nada says she believes children are handicapped when only taught main alphabetical sounds, so she developed a way to include the forgotten sounds like “th,” “ow” and “sh.”    She created simple songs for easy recall and corresponding pictures that depict actual sounds. That means “A” is no longer just for “apple.” Visit www.phonicsbyspelling.com or for free lesson plans, discipline tips and cooking ideas visit phonicsbyspelling.wordpress.com.

Hooked on it
Spanish Fork pre-school teacher Nada Wilkins created Phonics By Spelling to ensure reading success through the study of sounds. Nada says she believes children are handicapped when only taught main alphabetical sounds, so she developed a way to include the forgotten sounds like “th,” “ow” and “sh.”
She created simple songs for easy recall and corresponding pictures that depict actual sounds. That means “A” is no longer just for “apple.” Visit www.phonicsbyspelling.com or for free lesson plans, discipline tips and cooking ideas visit phonicsbyspelling.wordpress.com.

Clear for launch    Bernell Taylor grew up in Loa eating homemade hot cereal and cursed it as “poor man’s food.” He wanted it cold, sugary and store-bought like other kids. But once he left home, he found himself making hot cereal for lunch everyday.    Embracing his love of healthy homemade goodness, Bernell created Rockit Fuel cereal mixes. Packaged in small cups, simply add hot or cold water or milk to enjoy an all-natural and sustained energy “lift,” instead of a boost-and-crash.     Each cereal contains up to 19 whole foods like grains, herbs, seeds and fruit that help with recovery, circulation, hydration and burn “cleanly,” meaning you can eat it 30 minutes before activity without discomfort. For on-the-go snacking bars have also recently joined the Rockit Fuel line.     Provo’s Rockit Fuel makes any summer excursion blast off.  www.rockitfuel.com

Clear for launch
Bernell Taylor grew up in Loa eating homemade hot cereal and cursed it as “poor man’s food.” He wanted it cold, sugary and store-bought like other kids. But once he left home, he found himself making hot cereal for lunch everyday.
Embracing his love of healthy homemade goodness, Bernell created Rockit Fuel cereal mixes. Packaged in small cups, simply add hot or cold water or milk to enjoy an all-natural and sustained energy “lift,” instead of a boost-and-crash.
Each cereal contains up to 19 whole foods like grains, herbs, seeds and fruit that help with recovery, circulation, hydration and burn “cleanly,” meaning you can eat it 30 minutes before activity without discomfort. For on-the-go snacking bars have also recently joined the Rockit Fuel line.
Provo’s Rockit Fuel makes any summer excursion blast off. www.rockitfuel.com

Get Sticky Summer campouts and pancake breakfasts just got stickier. A Lehi family’s go-to gift for neighbors and friends became a business by popular demand. Wasatch Wonder maple syrup is a Taylor family recipe tested through generations. Its pure maple taste comes from simple ingredients and a special cooking process. Try it hot or cold, and even on roasted asparagus.  wonder.blogspot.com

Get Sticky
Summer campouts and pancake breakfasts just got stickier. A Lehi family’s go-to gift for neighbors and friends became a business by popular demand. Wasatch Wonder maple syrup is a Taylor family recipe tested through generations. Its pure maple taste comes from simple ingredients and a special cooking process. Try it hot or cold, and even on roasted asparagus.
wonder.blogspot.com

Take it to the max    BYU’s premier a cappella group Vocal Point may be back in blue, but their newest album will leave you feeling anything but.     This collection features popular songs from the past three years of performances, but you don’t have to be a groupie to enjoy the CD. From classics like Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September,” to modern hits like “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, the whole family will find a favorite musical tribute in “Back in Blue: Maximum A Cappella.”

Take it to the max
BYU’s premier a cappella group Vocal Point may be back in blue, but their newest album will leave you feeling anything but.
This collection features popular songs from the past three years of performances, but you don’t have to be a groupie to enjoy the CD. From classics like Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September,” to modern hits like “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, the whole family will find a favorite musical tribute in “Back in Blue: Maximum A Cappella.”

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