DeDe is just a pen name. Feel free to call me by my actual name: Julia Sugarbaker Breinholt.

After deciding that three baton twirling lessons would suffice, I registered for the Castle Heights Elementary talent show. With only my newfound talent and an affinity for soul/pop music to carry me, I made no further preparations.⠀

I was in the second grade and totally fearless.⠀

Donning my favorite Snowbird T-shirt, green pants, and a Teva/socks combo, I stood on stage in front of my peers and confidently stated my name. I then spent the next three and a half minutes winging an entire baton routine to Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose.”⠀

My newest endeavor feels kind of like that.⠀

Once again seeking a creative outlet, I have started DEDE SLC – an online city guide that highlights the best of living in Utah. As a believer that the top communities are those that take pride in themselves, this is my way to contribute and be involved.⠀

Since it is a blog, it’s also a bit personal at times. Because, well, why not.⠀

So here I am again – only slightly better dressed and a bit more prepared – making myself vulnerable in front of my peers for the sake of creative expression.⠀

I hope it grows to become a fun resource for those who use it.

Contact me at slcdede@gmail.com.


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    March 13, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    So your Mom showed me this today… I LOVE it!!!! I didn’t know you had a blog. I’m going to live another life vicariously through you!

    • Reply
      March 21, 2015 at 6:28 AM

      Oh – thank you, Cameo! I’m so happy you like it!

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