As you all already know, we LOVE The Shops at Norterra! They are one of our sponsors and are always offering our readers awesome prizes in the form of shopping sprees! Who doesn't like that?! Well, this time it's...

Holiday Shopping for a Cause

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Want to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping while supporting a great cause? The MOMS Club of Phoenix-Happy Valley is holding a fantastic Holiday Boutique tomorrow, Saturday, November 23rd at Foothills Christian Church (Happy Valley and 39th) from...
I’m sure by now all of our readers have heard about the devastation in the Philippines. It is truly heartbreaking. On Friday, November 8th, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the country’s central islands. The Category 5 “super typhoon” wiped out...
My family spent sometime at the Shops at Norterra this weekend and I wanted to share some of the highlights with all our readers! My husband and son were first time customers at V's Barbershop and we couldn't be...
The Shops at Norterra are hosting an awesome Back to School bash Saturday, September 7th on Main Street from 6-9pm! Here are the details: Celebrate the school year at this FREE event featuring an interactive DJ, inflatable games, photo booth, face painting,...
Any mama can agree that grocery shopping CAN be a wee bit tough with tots in stow! I have been shopping at my favorite Fry's store for YEARS. It is big, easy to maneuver and comes with a great Starbucks...
Recently I was told by a fellow book lover about a local bookstore that I had to visit!  As I pulled up to the used bookstore about a month later, I thought to myself that this may be where...
Today I am excited to review a place my little family frequently visits- The Shops at Norterra! We live in North Phoenix and we have our "go-to" places when we feel like getting out of the house, and Norterra...
One of my favorite conversations in the play Cyrano de Bergerac occurs when the powerful De Guiche taunts the romantic-at-heart Cyrano and calls him a Don Quixote, idiotically picking fights with windmills. De Guiche warns Cyrano that fighting the...
One of the things I love about living in a big city like Phoenix is that there are so many offbeat, interesting things to see and do.  I’ve lived here for over 8 years now and haven’t even come...

Small Business Saturday

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Did you know that tomorrow is "Small Business Saturday"? Go and support your local business!  We went to downtown Glendale last for Glendale Glitters. Have you been? They decorate all their trees, and there are lots of local vendors there...

Zoo Lights

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Around the holidays, a fun tradition that we have started since we have had our kids is going to Zoo Lights!  Our kids love the zoo, so throw in some Christmas lights and music and it is even more...
PlayGrounds Fun Zone "Where kids want to play and parents want to stay!" Now, doesn't that sound great?! Well, if you're looking for a great place to gather and hang out (both kids and parents), look no further. PlayGrounds is a Café, Fun...
Coming to Phoenix from the Midwest, I just was not sure how to preserve the joys of the fall season for my family. I mean, truly, it is still 90 most days and the cacti don’t really change their...

Bonding Time!

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Labor Day weekend was a blast for my family! We took a trip to Disneyland with my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and some close family friends. For my mom's birthday she invited me to walk the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon....

Vistancia Mops!

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Today we are highlighting a great group that meets in the NW Valley in Vistancia. We are so looking forward to starting our Vistancia MOPS 2012-2013 year! We are so excited to DIVE IN and get this year started. We...
I’m back to share about another family favorite restaurant. My family started going to PoPo’s when I was a small child. We went to the original location on 67th Ave & Indian School several times a month for years....
Arizona Dance Artistry is now holding open auditions for the Nutcracker 2012! If you have a son or daughter who is age seven or above and loves to dance, this is SUCH a great opportunity. Auditions are FREE!  Last...
The birthing stories have taken us across so many deep, intimate emotions over the last few weeks. At the same time many of our children have been reminding us that they are ready to be taking steps from our...
One of the most enjoyable parts of running this blog is highlighting local events happening in the west valley. I know that I'm always looking for something new and fun to do with my family and wish there were...
We are starting a new on-going series entitled Neighborhood Highlights. We will be featuring different restaurants, boutiques, parks, coffee joints, ice cream shops, date locations, and more. We hope to introduce you to some of our favorite places in...

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