All For Now

Dear readers,

After more than three years of sharing our favorite—mostly local—treasures with you, it’s time for YHO to take an indefinite break. Work has never been so much fun, and yet, we find ourselves too geographically and financially challenged to keep this project moving forward for the time being. If you would like to stay updated, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

In the meantime, if you’re in need of a lifestyle writer or editor, don’t hesitate to e-mail ali (at) (She writes most of the stuff around here, unless otherwise noted. And she’s used to writing about herself in the third person, in case you were wondering.)

Please, continue to keep up with all of the gang by visiting our sites and blogs.

We remain your faithful Utahphiles. We’re really gonna miss you.

Ali & the YHO crew

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102 Responses to “All For Now”

  1. coco Says:

    Sad :( You will definitely be missed!

  2. Ecce Says:

    NOOOOOOOOO! I feel like a little piece of me has died. YHO was my connection to the motherland, the only place that made me feel like SLC was legitimately cool. Sigh. Thank you for the good times, the fun projects, the restaurant reviews that always made my mother ask “How is it that you’ve been in MOSCOW for a year and you know about these restaurants that just barely opened?!” and the general love.

    I heart YHO.

  3. Brecke Says:

    You will be missed. I loved YHO because it wasn’t the “typical” blog. Thanks for keeping this site going for so long.

  4. JDM Says:

    Wow, I never thought this day would come. I hope that you come back to us soon. I honestly have used your site to help me with so many decisions. From where to eat, to finding great stores…YHO even gave me my first happy hair cut moment in years! Knowing that I could trust the taste on this blog just made my life easier. You’ve been a great resource. Will the site be up incase we need to check back through old posts for music, stores etc.? If you should decide to publish into a little book / guide please know that I would pick one up in a heartbeat!
    I guess all that’s left to say is thank you.


  5. traci Says:

    So sorry to hear! YHO was always the first blog I read when I opened my computer. It’s an amazing resource for SLC and it’s daunting to think that now I’ll have to find the best places to eat and shop on my own. Thank you for all your time and energy, best of wishes to all the contributors.

  6. Lacey Jane Says:

    Thanks Your Heart Out for being a tremendous resource and inspiration. You’re one of my favorite blogs and have set such a high standard in the world of blogging. You will definitely be missed!

  7. Steph Says:

    Break my heart! Your Heart Out has been one of my very few “daily reads” and I’ve really loved learning about all the great new places to visit. I will miss you. Thanks for putting on such a great show for so long.

  8. Jennifer Russell Says:

    soooo sad!!!!! I love your blog!!!! please come back soon!!!

  9. joanthan canlas Says:

    WHOA! Well, let me say, that this is seriously been one of the best blogs EVER. Best of luck to ALL of you in whatever you do!

  10. Mattie Says:

    oh no! we’re all looking forward to your return. hopefully it’s speedy!

  11. Rachel Says:

    No! Please dont go!! Ah this is my favorite blog/site ever! I check it twice a day!! I am so so sad. Thanks for everything you did for so long! I seriously learned so much about Utah through this site and found so many fun things and yummy places to eat. I am really so sad right now.

  12. Erika Says:

    WHAT! WHY?!?! So sad! Do we need to start a fund cause I am in. This makes me so sad! Where else can I find all the ins and outs of SLC? This is the worst!

  13. Kate Says:

    I will miss you, YHO!

  14. emily Says:

    Thanks for all you’ve done Ali!

  15. Red Says:

    Thanks for this great site: I’ve loved stopping by. Not only did you provide some great links, recipes, and music, the tone of your blog has always been so positive and happy. Best wishes in all your new adventures!

  16. Andrea Says:

    I am so sad you’re ending the blog. I love all that you all do. Good luck with all your next endeavors.

  17. marta Says:

    ali.. this indeed is sad news. however i know you and your team have great things awaiting. you’ve written fabulous ideas, hints, and tips here; letting us in on all the hot spots of our beloved hometown. thanks for creating such an incredible site for us to devour daily. (many tried to replicate.. we all know this is the real deal.) keep up the good work, wherever you land next. xo.

    p.s. the best of YHO Book idea is one i’d definitely give to sisters and friends alike. always when i wonder where to meet up for girls night, i hunt in your archives. would love a copy on my shelf.

  18. Hannah Says:

    So sad!
    Thank you for sharing all that you have. Good luck with your future endeavors.

  19. Emily F Says:

    SO SAD! We’re gonna miss you! Come back soon.

  20. Katherine MW Says:

    oh yho, we will all miss you. thanks for all the goodness you shared with us.

  21. jen Says:

    i live in virginia, but i still read this blog every day…i will miss it. just like i miss utah!

  22. caroline armelle Says:

    so sad. hate to see you go. good luck with your future endeavors!

  23. Caitlin Says:

    Sad to see you go. Such a great way to stay connected with this fabulous city. Good luck to you all. You will be missed.

  24. Sarah Says:

    Sad! I have read you daily for years! Will miss you. Thanks for all of the info. I can’t even put a number on all the restaurants I have tried due to your recommendation!

  25. Gina Says:

    Really, this is so sad. YHO has been a daily read for me and I’m really sorry to see you go. Good luck and all the best!

  26. Erin Says:

    This is so sad. I have loved this blog from the beginning. You will be missed!

  27. emily kate Says:

    I don’t even live in Utah anymore and I still read so I know what I want to do when I’m in town. So sad :(

  28. Susan Petersen Says:

    awww, sad….really really sad.

  29. Whitney Says:

    I’m so very sad. I live in California but love to be updated on what’s happening in Utah — especially for my sister’s sake (in salt lake).

  30. Stacey Says:

    Sad! Why do you have someone else step in a write for you? I am sure there is someone who would love to do so and to help with their time and financial means!

  31. Maria Says:

    Oh noooooo!
    How am I going to find cool places, great shopping, current events, and everything else available in this city that’s still so foreign to me?
    I’m going to miss this site SO MUCH!

  32. Andrea Says:

    Heartbreaking!! Wishing you luck in all that you do. You’re great at it.

  33. dede Says:

    You’ll be missed for sure! You’ve done a great job Ali.

  34. muranda Says:

    ali…you did a great job of building this blog! i will miss reading it each day….you are wonderful, good luck with your future endeavors!

  35. Natalie Says:

    NO!!!!!! This is terrible news! I wish you all the best and I’ll miss all the great posts.

  36. kristin Says:

    How can this be?!?!?!? I’m heartsick to hear this news! Please come back soon if it is at all possible!

  37. abby Says:

    oh this is sad!!! thanks for all your hard work.

  38. Christina Says:

    Totally heartbreaking! How am I supposed to get the inside scoop on the best places to go? I hope the break is short-lived. Good luck!

  39. Melinda W. Says:

    Thanks for this great blog!!! I live in Texas, but used this blog to make decisions on trips to Utah a couple of times. Best wishes in y’all’s future adventures.

  40. Madeline Says:

    How am I supposed to pretend to be hip and aware of everything that goes on in this city without YHO?

    This blog has been the most amazing resource and as all of the above comments attest, it will be sorely missed!

    I completely agree that the archives should be turned into a little city guide, I would buy one in a heart beat!

    Thanks so much for everything you have put into this truly one of a kind blog! We hope you return to us soon.

  41. Jesse Says:

    Sad to see you go. You created a top class blog.

  42. Aimee Says:

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. I’m in denial.

    Amazing 3 years. Thanks for all the effort and standard you set. Good luck with the next adventures. I imagine you haven’t heard the end of you on this world wide web.

    Sincerely, thanks!

  43. Jenny T Says:

    What?! Are you sure:) AL’s, you are the best! I la la la love you and will miss this as my “for sure” daily read. How am I going to know what is “in?”!!! What am I going to do on the weekends, where to eat, what to listen to?!! :) You are great! I will miss your heart out!!!

  44. rachel e. Says:

    i love this site and i am not very good at goodbyes. thank you for all you have put into this venture. i will miss it terribly. thank you. thank you. thank you. hope to see it running again soon.

  45. Design Mom Says:

    Your contributions to the blog world will be missed. Ali, I hope you’ll come to Alt Summit!

  46. Becky O. Says:

    I will really miss all your awesome posts! You’ve been such an amazing resource and even more so a great inspiration!

    Thanks for all you hard work and passion for our great state!

    Hope to see this up and running sometime soon!

    Becky Olsen
    Utah Loves Cupcakes

    (P.S. Will you still keep the site up so we can still enjoy it?)

  47. A Says:

    I’m heartbroken. Your site was my go to for all things Utah cool. Thanks for all you did to keep it up and running for so long. I found many hidden gems through your efforts. Best of luck to you this new year!

  48. A Says:

    p.s. I’d be willing to pay for an annual subscription if that serves as any sort of incentive to come back soon ;).

  49. Azucar Says:

    My heart is out and broken :(

  50. Shelah Says:

    Oh no! Since moving to Utah this summer, your site has been the one I’ve followed most closely to help me learn the lay of the land. I’ll miss you!

  51. Camille Says:

    Wow, sad day. I would totally pay for a subscription to this blog if you change your mind :)

  52. Kami Says:

    YHO has been one of my favorites from the start. Thanks Ali, for keeping us all in the know …and the now. <3

  53. Ellen Says:

    Oh Ali! The site will be sorely missed! Now how will I know about SLC things from here in Portland? Good luck with your future endeavors!

  54. fatalefemme Says:

    What?! No. Open it up to guest bloggers from all over Utah. I love this blog, but would love to see stuff from all over, and you could for sure find folks willing (like me!) to write for you and contribute.

  55. sarah Says:

    i’m sorry ali. you have done such an amazing job with this. yho will be missed by all. love you!

  56. Tiffany Says:

    Say it ain’t so! I’m amazed with how beautifully and professionally you’ve kept this blog going. Thanks for amazing tips and ideas all these years!

  57. mandie disbrow Says:

    Oh, this is so sad! You have sent us to so many wonderful places and shown us some pretty wonderful things! You will be greatly missed. Hopefully you can make a comeback SOON!!!

  58. Nicole Says:

    sooooo sad! i wish you all luck and hope you make it back one day

  59. Miggy Says:

    I don’t even live in Utah and I read this blog faithfully. Good luck and maybe come back soon.

  60. Ali Says:

    That’s so sad! Are you going to keep the site up for referencing? Good luck to you all!

  61. Mandy Says:

    I’ll miss you so much! Seriously though, I read everyday. Good luck with your future projects!

  62. Cammee Says:

    You will be missed! As will all of these little places I learn about through you!

  63. Mac Says:

    this is the sadest thing i’ve ever read!!! Love you YHO and THANK YOU ali for all your hard work :) xoxo

  64. Mary C Says:

    This is so sad. I have loved discovering new places and food and things. You have kept me up to date with things that my kids have been amazed that I know. I will miss this, but understand how you need a life. Thanks again for being part of my life!!!!!

  65. NICHOLE Says:

    YOU all will be missed!

  66. Amber Says:

    So sorry to hear that. I have loved YHO! Thanks for everything, you will be missed.

  67. Colleen Says:

    You guys have been amazing! We’ll miss you!

  68. Emily Says:

    Oh no! I will miss this blog so much! I sure hope you come back at some point! Thank you for all your posts!!

  69. Sarah Says:

    You could have given us some warning signs or something! I feel like I just got dumped and my head is still spinning as to why! :) Well, I wish you luck, and I hope that you leave the blog available so I can still search it for info from the archived posts.

  70. Equis Says:

    Say it isn’t so! Where will I go to find out about the newest restaurants and cool boutiques? What a bummer way to start a Monday. :(

  71. Sabrina Says:

    This is so sad. I’ve loved all the restaurant suggestions and well just about everything that has been on this site. Good luck to you in your future endeavors.

  72. lisa Says:

    sad, very sad.

  73. Michelle Says:

    this is very sad!! But thanks for all you’ve done… it’s been amazing!

  74. Heidi Says:

    So Sad! Hope you come back soon..

  75. Allison Says:

    I am sad! But completely understandable…

    Will this blog be left up for references? I check it all the time for random things!

  76. Meikel Says:

    This is devastating! What will I do with out my YHO. I was a daliy reader and now there will be a large void in my internet meanderings. Thanks for all the great recommendations, you will be sorely missed!

  77. Jules Says:

    Noooo! Please don’t go. We love you. I still read often even though I moved away from Utah two years ago. I have tried out so many shops and restaurants on your recommendation…I even won a pair of Ryka running shoes from your site that I use all the time. Of all of the blogs I read (and I read a TON of them) this is one of the absolute best. Thank you for sharing everything you have with us! You will be missed indeed.

  78. chelsea Says:

    Sorry to hear this, Ali! You are so talented, I can’t wait to see what you do next. All the best.

  79. Heather Gibb Says:

    Ali you have such a wonderful writing style and your tastes are so right up my alley!! I will miss coming here to see what cool stores or restaurants I need to visit! Good luck w/things!!

  80. Melanie Says:

    NO!!!! I must be having a bad dream. This website has made me feel connected to the great Beehive state while being so far away. Ali, you are amazing and I look forward to reading ali loves curtis.

  81. jantzie Says:

    I’ve very, very sad to see YHO go. I’m hoping your indefinite break ends sooner than later. :) Either way, best wishes to you in your future endeavors!

  82. Andrea Says:

    I am so sad to hear the news! I have absolutely loved this site and think you all have done a fabulous job with it. I will definitely miss it! I read it every day even though I’m out of Utah (for now). Ali, you’re so creative! I hope I’ll get to read your stuff somewhere else soon… Love you!

  83. BeeBee Says:

    Hopefully you will be able to start again soon.

  84. Andrea Says:

    I’m so sad! I love this blog. Will it stay up for referencing the posts?

  85. Tiffany Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that! Best of luck to you.

  86. Heather Says:

    Nooooo! I LOVE this blog!! Please leave it up so I can reference it? You will be greatly missed :( Come back soon!

  87. Rachel T Says:

    Let me add my voice with the others that I am truly sad to see this little gem of the web go. Good luck in your future endeavors.

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  91. Lauren Says:

    I am heartbroken. Thank you for 3 years of inspiration!

  92. Adrienne Says:

    So so so sad! And just as I was moving back to Utah! You can’t say you didn’t warn us though, your site is called “Your heart out”–I just thought it meant something other than, “We will eventually rip your heart out.” Ha ha. Bummer for us though. So long, and thanks for all the fish!

  93. Bracken Says:

    Horrible. I LOVE this blog. It’s the only one I ever read. Thanks so much for filling me in on my community of goodness and creativity. I really appreciate all the time and research done to enhance my own fun and sense of belonging in Utah. Peace.

  94. lane Says:

    Well done on a great blog, Ali. I wouldn’t say that about many blogs. You are a good writer with a great voice and a good eye. You’re one in a million–literally. Thanks for putting something on the Internet that was worth reading. I’m proud of you.


  95. sheena Says:

    missing you girls!

  96. Alejandra Says:

    NO!! i just discovered this blog last week, and i spent the last few days going through all the archives. it seemed like a great blog and i hope you guys will keep it going.
    i just met you and i already miss you guys :[

  97. Christina Says:

    Okay. It has been a few weeks and I still miss you guys. I thought time would make it easier, but it isn’t :(…

  98. jullee Says:

    Such a tragedy!! I hope you’ll be back..I’ll check back every once in a while just to be sure. Best wishes to all of you.

  99. artificialgrass Says:

    We’re going to miss you folks…Good luck!

  100. Mio Says:

    Ali!! Oh boo! Well if you’re if you’re ever looking for someone to write for free for any of your projects, I’m always interested! You’re AH-mazing! ;-) I’m back in school working on Master’s, makes me miss you! I will miss your blog, and all the girls who visit it!

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  102. Creede Says:

    Sigh. I still miss this blog. :(

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