The year was 1992, and like any tween who swam competitively, I had one idol. Her name was Summer Sanders. Don't know who she is? You can read all about her and her amazing swimming career here. . ....
We have all seen it. We have all read it. Some Arizona schools are closing or extending spring break. These closures are piggy backing off most springs breaks and extending them by another week or two. This is leaving...
It did not take me long to learn that cleaning my home is definitely more difficult to accomplish and maintain when you add kids into the equation. I will admit that ever since I can remember, I have always...
Have you ever been cleaning the kitchen after a long day and just glaring at your husband who's lounging on the couch catching up on his favorite show? That was me. Every evening, I was feeling resentment towards my...
If your kids are similar to mine, their two favorite types of chicken are either the dinosaur chicken nuggets that you buy in the frozen section at your favorite grocery store, or Chick-fil-A nuggets. I have tried offering several...
A few summers ago, I was tidying the back porch and something did not smell right. I searched and searched, convinced it must be a dirty diaper or trash. I walked into the kitchen and the smell was suddenly...
I want to share how my family says no to the holiday crazy and chaos. I used to run around like a crazy lady this time of year, cramming in all the things, barely sleeping, being insanely stressed, and still...
It’s 4:30pm and they start asking the question. “What’s for dinner?” Are you like me and simply dread the question because you just do not have an answer? Or I did the meal planning calendar for the week but now...
Everywhere you look  the "Christmas Creep" is happening. Holiday music is hitting the radio, decorations are going up and stores are all in full-blown Christmas mode. The holidays, and related expenses, are approaching whether you're ready or not. Having...
Last year we hosted our first pumpkin patch party and it was the best idea ever! We love pumpkin patches around the valley but there was one year when we invited a group of families to the farm for a...
I am a big fan of Trader Joe's. A lot of my weekly meals for my family include Trader Joe's products. I live for their fall launch every year, and I stock up on my family's favorites. I think...
Having a baby is a really beautiful journey. From hearing the heartbeat for the first time to finally holding your beautiful baby after nine long months, it's magical. But then, the baby is born and we begin the postpartum recovery period....
Last week I channeled Ina Garten and made a perfect summer dessert: blackberry crostata. We had just visited Mortimer Farms and brought home some delicious sweet blackberries & strawberries.     This super easy and delicious free form Italian pie just screams...
Pregnant and wondering if it's safe to use self-tanning products? This guide will address if self-tanners are safe enough for pregnant women, what to look for when shopping for self-tanner, and a list of some of the best self-tanners...
Have you opened your fridge, and thought "I have nothing for dinner"? When it’s 100 degrees out and we are busy trying to juggle work, summer camp and fun activities, it is hard for us to spend a lot of...
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Summer Meal Prep Cooking

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Summer time cooking in Phoenix is tricky.  It's hot, like really hot, and the idea of even turning on the oven literally makes me want to just eat cold cereal until September. Lately, I have gotten really into cooking...
The Fourth of July is right around the corner and it’s time to celebrate the good ol’ USA! Check out these simple and fun patriotic treats that both you and your preschooler will enjoy making—and eating! 1. Red, White, and...
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Easy Summer Entertaining

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With summer now in mostly full swing, it creates the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family.  When you have little kids, it can be so easy to get caught up in the hoopla of everyday life:...

Roasted Chicken Recipe

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One-pot meal recipes come in super handy when I don’t have much time to cook or prep and I love not having a million pots to wash after I cook. Roasted chicken recipe for the win! I love a good...
Are you planning a birthday party, wedding or summer bbq? We want to introduce you to one of our amazing vendors from Bloom! Meet Kristy Bryant from Snap YOURSELFie. Kristy owns and operates this awesome photo booth which is perfect...
I recently went on a girls’ weekend getaway with two of my best friends from college. We are all moms now and were in desperate need of some good gab and chill time together, kid free. The second night of...
Sprinkles are a growing fad these days. A sprinkle is a light version of a baby shower for moms who have already had their first child. The mere mention of a sprinkle gets a lot of people eye rolling...
Having worked in the hotel industry for 20 years, there are a few things I've learned on how to plan a stress-free Mother's Day Brunch. Mother's Day is one of my favorite holidays and a great excuse to host a brunch! When...
My kids love these pancakes and I have a feeling yours will too! I love making a whole batch of mini pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning when we are not rushing trying to get out the door and the...
Recently, I was at an event where TWELVElittle was showcasing their diaper bags. I was instantly drawn to their colors, designs, and patterns. The table was crowded with people amazed at the unique and thoughtful features the bags have. I...

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