04 February 2009

25 Things About Me (yourLDSneighborhood)

Let's play a little game I found on Facebook.

Rules: Once you've been tagged, write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

1. yourLDSneighborhood was created to pull internet shoppers who prefer a safe, clean environment and quality vendors together. We've created a warm, friendly neighborhood which is so much fun.

2. We've launched our own radio station: yourLDSradio.

3. Gaylen Rust, the coolest boss ever, is the CEO of yourLDSneighborhood. His interests are wide and varied, including coin collecting, which is the family business! (Rust Coin in Salt Lake City).

4. Gaylen also launched a music sharing company, PositiveMusicandDownloads. Great new musicians as well as those long established in the industry. Both cultural and national markets.

5. yourLDSneighborhood works with the funnest musicians like Shaun Barrowes, Daniel Beck, Sara Bethany Ham, Amy Van Wagenen, Michael Ethington, Mike Dowdle and more!

6. We work with some awesome authors as well, such as Rachel Ann Nunes, Candace E. Salima. H.B. Moore, Annette Lyon, Tristi Pinkston, Anne Bradshaw and more!

7. Last year, yourLDSneighborhood sponsored the prizes for the first annual Whitney Awards, celebrating greatness in fiction written by LDS authors. It was a fun night and The Whitney Award committee and winners were very grateful for the generous cash prizes donated by yourLDSneighborhood.

8. yourLDSneighborhood is very interested in community and the arts and continually shows support in many ways.

9. yourLDSneighborhood has a newsletter which comes to your Inbox 3 times a week filled with articles, blogs, interviews and ads from wonderful vendors. Our readers mention how much they love to see it arrive, giving them a few minutes away from the craziness of the world. Subscribe now.

10. yourLDSneighborhood launched a fantastic social network for a safe and fun placed to network with family and friends, as well as make new friends in a safe and clean environment. Please join us at NeighborhoodandFriends.

11. Rebecca Cressman, former radio morning talk show host (820 AM), conducts interviews every week on yourLDSneighborhood called Personal Touch, which celebrates greatness in ordinary people. Listen in.

12. yourLDSneighborhood has 15 Bloggers which blog on a variety of topics, such as: arts & entertainment, movies, books, clothing, health & food, home & family, gardening & landscaping, humor, culture & tradition (new neighbors), religion, scrapbooks & crafts, service, social networking, sports & recreation and weddings. Just click on the different blocks and walk the block . . . that will take you straight to our newsstands where our blogs can be found.

13. Tristi Pinkston, both an historical fiction as well as a humor fiction author, blogs on two of our blocks. Both Arts & Entertainment in the movies section and the Home & Family blocks. We're so lucky to have her and are excited for the two new books she has coming out this year. Congratulations Tristi.

14. Of our yourLDSneighborhood bloggers, to date, we have nine who are having 11 books released this year. Rock on Neighborhood bloggers!

15. Daniel Beck, Ryan Innes, Amy Van Wagenen and others rocked the Utah Chocolate Show this year. The concert was sponsored by yourLDSneighborhood and PositiveMusicandDownloads.

16. Julie Boye, one of sales ladies, is the wife of Alex Boye who was the lead singer of one of Europe's most popular boy bands. Very cool!

17. When Candace, Curt and Brock worked the Neighborhood and PositiveMusicandDownloads.com booth at the Utah Chocolate Show, it was the day of the BYU/UofU football game. You know, the holy war. Candace was the lone Cougar in the booth until Daniel Beck arrived to perform on the stage.

18. yourLDSneighborhood has a new Classifieds section. We're just launching it but anticipate that it will be hugely popular. Check it out. You can find it on the main page of the website.

19. yourLDSneighborhood is a great home and distribution outlet, for musicians, authors and vendors garnering television, radio, newsletter and social networking ads.

20. yourLDSneighborhood has a jukebox on their site called Jukebox with all styles of music. Daniel Beck and Shaun Barrowes are current favorites! Choose your favorites and rate the songs. It could lead to music contracts for the musicians on the Jukebox.

21. Greg Hansen, an award producer, works hand-in-hand with the Neighborhood.

22. yourLDSneighborhood is located downtown, in the heart of Salt Lake City, not too far from one of Food Network's Drive-ins, Diners and Dives or is it Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, or Dives, Diners and Drive-ins stops, Moochies.

23. yourLDSneighborhood is a constantly growing and evolving site. We also look for ways to better provide for our customers, vendors, authors and musicians.

24. yourLDSneighborhood is the distributor for "Man of Honor: Remembering Gordon B. Hinckley", a compilation CD dedicated by the incredible musicians who participated to the memory of President Gordon B. Hinckley.

25. I got nothin' else. I think I busted a vessel in my brain!

Tagged: Gaynell Parker, Tristi Pinkston, Alison Palmer, Nichole Giles, Keith Fisher, Heather Justesen, C.L. Beck, Julie Keyser, Cheri Crane, Rebecca Talley, Kim Thompson, Liz Adair, Rachelle Christensen, Steve Christensen and Danyelle Ferguson.

Return to the Neighborhood.


  1. Loved your list of 25 random "things." Thanks for tagging me ... I always love the game of tag!

  2. I was running from your tag so I wouldn't have to think up 25 things, hee, hee! :)I posted a review about the Scrapbox on my blog, if you’d like to see a pic, come visit!


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