As far as I'm concerned, as soon as the calendar flipped to October 1st, my mind clicked into entertaining mode. From Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas, I'm ready for cooler weather (ie dinner's on the patio), holidays, and dinner...
It's almost Fall and the weather will begin to cool down and of course the pumpkin patches will be opening up. Enjoying the pumpkin patches has been a long time tradition of our family and this year will be...
Store bought costumes can be expensive, yet cheaply made. Maybe you'd like to be a little adventurous this year. Well, here's a list of easy homemade Halloween costumes for adults and kids!  If you love Disney and are looking...
We are so excited for the Fourth of July Events In Phoenix and Around Arizona! Here is a list that will hopefully help you enjoy the holiday and have some fun with your family. *Please refer to each events website...
Juneteenth in Phoenix 2021 What is Juneteenth? A time in history before cell phones. A time in history before landlines. A time in history before television. A time in history before radio. When news spread so slowly that it would take...
As a child, I enjoyed making my mother's day gifts alongside my mom. Not only was I making her a special gift, but I was also spending quality time with her. Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day craft...
Passover has always held such a special place in my heart because it was the one holiday every year where our family all gathered together in celebration. The tables were always larger for Passover than any other holiday, and...
"If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated,”  Carter G. Woodson February 2021 is the start of our...
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the ones you love and let them know how much you care. What better way to celebrate than showering your kids with delicious (and healthy) finger foods to eat! Below, I will...
Is there anything that beats a classic movie date? While hubby and I have several holiday family favorites we watch this time of year, there are a few we save for just us. The great things about this date...
It recently occurred to me that in general practice, we don’t often take the time to tell someone how amazing we think they are until it’s too late, if at all. It seems that it isn’t until someone’s passing...
This is the second post in a series aimed at keeping us connected to our partners during a time of year that can pull our attention in so many directions. This post is an idea for an at home...
December has a reputation for being a stressful month no matter what holiday you celebrate. Adding an elaborate agenda to accomplish in December will only send your household into a tailspin and your blood pressure through the roof. The...
First of all, if you're one of those grieving during this holiday season I'm sorry. I'm sorry you're feelings are filled with wishing those who aren't here anymore were here to see it all, to be with you. I'm...
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5 Pie Tips from a Pastry Chef

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” And mostly because of pie. In my pastry business, pie season is one of my busiest times of year. If you are in need of a couple tips for amazing pies, I’m going...
This time of year, even in years where the world is normal, let alone in the chaos of 2020, it can be hard to fit in a date night amidst all the holiday obligations. However, during the potential chaos...
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays -- sweater weather, red cups at Starbucks, finally getting to spend time outdoors again, and let’s not forget all the delicious food! For families with food allergies, like mine, holidays that are...
The Starbucks holiday drinks are out, the holiday radio music is starting soon, we will all do decorating the tree and putting up our lights so soon (if we haven't already)! This year is definitely going to look different...
We all know someone who falls asleep on the nearest recliner right after eating Thanksgiving dinner. Not only do they miss out on family fun, but they also miss out on eating Pumpkin pie too! Sleepiness or a lack...
When it comes to the holidays, the first thing that comes to mind (besides amazing food) are family traditions. Everyone has them. Whether it is an annual turkey dinner at Aunt Karen's or Christmas Brunch at your in-laws. These...
If you've been watching Pinterest, you know that there are some amazing Ideas for Low-Contact Trick-or-Treating. We have a few ideas to help you create festivities that are set up to be safe as well as fun. Moms have been...
Do you know what your little ones (and you?!) are dressing up as for Halloween?  We have put together 10 Amazing (and Easy) Halloween Costumes You Can Do Yourself On the Cheap!   We have some fab DIY ideas...
With Halloween being right around the corner and COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the big question arises: Will Halloween be “cancelled” this year? The answer, happily, is no—not if we adopt the right attitude. Halloween is not cancelled. Trick-or-treating...
I love creating new traditions with my little ones. Cooking and baking is something we all enjoying doing as a family. We especially like to bake for the holidays and share our love for family and friends with sweet...
Ten years ago this Valentine’s Day my husband surprised me with a beach proposal, making February 14, 2010 one of the most romantic days of my life. Since then we’ve lived in three different states, moved five times, had...

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Photographer Guide 2021/22

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We love a good family photo, new baby announcement and even a fun boudoir image. Here are our favorite local photographers to help you...
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