It's officially fall y'all. Can you believe it?! And even though Arizona isn't completely done with the warm temperatures during the day, we're finally getting those cooler mornings and evenings. I was so excited to start my fall ritual of...
Join us for a fun evening of cocktail mixing (and tasting!) with Iconic Cocktail Co. at urbAna! Learn how to make 3 craft cocktails for your next holiday party and take home a 4 oz Cranberry Thyme mixer.  This workshop marks the...
Fall has finally arrived and that means it's time to head out to some of the best pumpkin patches in Arizona! You no longer need an excuse to order your pumpkin spiced lattes, buy all the pumpkin foods at...
Breakfast Oats and Breakfast Cookies - Oats are great for nursing mamas and keeping kids full.  PLUS, anytime we tell our kids they're getting cookies for breakfast ... we've won the day! Pumpkin French Toast Bake - This is one of my favorite...
The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. Spending time with family, BBQs, being on the lake and sparklers! I’ve lived in AZ for 12 years now and have learned that the 4th of July is the...
Next to Thanksgiving, the 4th of July is one of my all time favorite holidays. I love that it is so family oriented and is an enjoyable holiday at any age. My favorite memory of the 4th of July is...
Father's Day Gifts Galore! Father's Day is fast approaching and if you are anything like me, you tend to have big plans but wait until the last minute to try to find that great gift to give to that deserving...
I'd like to think that I have the time to get all Pinterest-y for my family on major holidays. There's just one problem with all those boards and pins...I never get around to actually doing them.  And while I...

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I am still having a hard time believing that Easter is here! I love this holiday and all it means to my faith and also because it brings so much joy to the littles. There is nothing better than spending the day...
If you're anything like my family, you love any excuse to party.  This week, St. Patrick's Day is that excuse.  We're planning Irish Soda Bread, Corned Beef Hash and of course some Guinness! The kids love the festivities too,...
Hippity hop, hippity hop, Easter is on its way… EARLY!  Yes, Easter comes early in 2016, and even earlier to Phoenix Rescue Mission, which will be holding their Community Easter Event on March 19, 2016, from 8am to 1pm. The...
I think St. Patrick's Day is an underrated holiday! I know we send our kids to school wearing green and we may even make green eggs in the morning as a fun treat for breakfast, but that seems to be where...
Dear Love Bug (ironic considering the topic of this letter...), Just a few day ago I had the good fortune of being one of the parents in attendance at your 1st grade Valentine's Day party! During those 90 minutes or...
I really enjoy gift giving and have a hard time buying people gift cards, or sending something that they could buy anywhere.  Sure, I do both, but I try to minimize it as much as I can.  I have...
Remember back in the day when all you wanted on Valentine's Day was a red rose from your boyfriend and you didn’t even care if it was from the gas station (you know the rose I’m talking about. ....
It has officially been 7 years since this girl has been "out" on New Years Eve.....but this is the year that streak will be broken!! Sure, the hubs and I have sat on the couch and rang in the New...
This past weekend my daughters and I attended The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak’s annual “Breakfast With Santa” event series at Rico's American Grill.  From the moment we arrived, my kids were fascinated and loved all the Christmas decor.  Light up candy canes AND flowers?! Once...
One of the best parts of the Christmas season for me is sharing my favorite holiday movies with my son, and I'm feeling this year... Christmas 2015... just may be my year... finally! I don't know what I was...
It is the PERFECT time of year to enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa... and it to make it a little more festive, why not add some peppermint?!  The peppermint makes a superb addition to hot cocoa... a...
When I told people I was pregnant, they started calling me mom, mama, mommy right away. I didn’t know how to respond, we had been trying for a long time and I still didn’t think it was real, even...
  Art by: Fabulous Fabulous Prints I'm a huge believer of buying local especially during the holidays. As a small business owner of Hazel & May, I appreciate the heart and work that goes into quality handmade products. What I love even more...
For the first time this year, I participated in a shoebox packing party for Operation Christmas Child, and from here on out, my family will forever be a part of this holiday giving experience. Operation Christmas Child was created by Samaritan's...
What do you think of when I say the word "Thanksgiving?"  The turkey that's never done yet. Grandma's pumpkin pie. Yoga pants after dinner.  The emergency room.  I know what you're thinking- the emergency room?!  It's true.  And I'm...
When it comes to Thanksgiving celebrations, I feel like there are two types of families. The family that begins their sit-down feast promptly at 4pm, and the family that grazes all day to celebrate. My family has always leaned...

Top 10 Falliday Traditions

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I love this time of year, especially in Phoenix, it's the time when most people actually want to be outside.  It's cool enough to touch the playground equipment, yet warm enough for jeans and a tee shirt.  It's sunny...

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