Foodie Friday: Flower Child

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Ah yes, I can remember when the first Flower Child opened up off of Camelback and 44th St.  I remember tasting that first sip of kombucha they have on tap and biting into that amazing piece of grass fed...
2009.  That year was a turning point for our family. It started with backyard chickens. You would think that taking on backyard chickens would be something that comes later in a real food journey. Nope, not for me. I...
It is almost that time of year when all of the big holidays quickly stumble upon us, but I wanted to throw another one at you that is not nearly as popular, but still has a huge purpose. This...
My daughter, my first born, did not get her first tooth until she was 16 months old. As much as I adored that pink gummy smile, at some point, I was pretty certain I was going to have to...
I had never been camping until a few years ago when my husband and I thought it would be a fun tradition for our family to start. Our first trip was not long after our oldest daughter turned two....
Ellie (3 years old): "Where are we going?" Me: "I told you -  the market." Ellie: "We passed it already!" Me: "Oh . . . yeah. We are going to an outdoor market. Uh. . . we are going to...
I know I might be the minority, but I’m pretty stoked on this whole period thing. I have two beautiful daughters and it was wonderful to grow them, knowing I was building someone with my body which was actualized when...
Summer is practically upon us here in the Valley of the Sun.  Do you know what that means?!  It means swimming, traveling, hiking, exploring, camping, you name it!  I am super excited about the adventures that await us this...
Wow, isn’t it amazing how fast money seems to go these days, especially when you have kids?  Our family is currently watching our pennies very closely, and sometimes it seems like the effort to save money is another part-time...
These homemade lotion bars are easy to make with as little as three ingredients and work great on dry skin; especially dry, cracked heals.  They are perfect for our sandal weather that we'll be having for the next many...
In honor of The National Day of Unplugging, I agreed to go off the grid for a full 48 hours! No email, Internet, Facebook, text messages, Instagram, Pinterest, phone calls, mindless website browsing, or Google Maps. Being more present is...
When I was a child, I grew up smack dab in the middle of Phoenix.  We had a small backyard, a couple of dogs, and a couple of cats.  No farm animals.  Never in a million years did I...
Dear Potential Mom Friend, I’m the mom over in the corner, not quite sure who to talk to. I don’t know how to be a mom friend. I miss my two mom friends who moved back home to be closer...
There is crispness in the air as I step out of my car on a sunny fall day in Arizona. I lace up my dirty hiking boots, throw on my CamelBak, and put my ear buds in. I tuck...
I honestly believe Arizona is the most beautiful home I could ever ask for. Surrounded by sunlight and warmth, I'm not sure there are many other places I'd rather raise my wildlings. We rarely spend our days inside and...

STYLE: Lovely lashes

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I've mentioned before that I'm not a huge makeup person...Now, let me clarify. I don't have a ton of makeup. I don't wear a ton of makeup. But, I do have several FAVORITE items that I love and wear...
I will be the first to admit it!  I was a HUGE scented candle fan!!  My favorite was the Holiday Candle from The Gap - I got it every year!  I would even use it throughout the year -...
Scorpions, ugh. The scum of the earth! These nasty little boogers blend into pretty much any brown you have in your house, and exist wherever there is a mountain, dirt, or trees. They can climb walls, they come out...
Recently I broke free from the Arizona heat and made the trip to to the west coast to lounge on the beach. (More like stop my daughter from eating every grain of sand on the shore.) The beach can...
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,...
What MOM is going to say no to an organic skincare mask? Relaxing, hydrating, calming, anti-aging. Hello, all the things I want at the end of my day! Here is a quick all natural DIY pumpkin mask with only...
  I delivered my five children at four different locations. Three hospitals and then at home for my fifth. It took me awhile to come around to the idea of a home birth. But after fighting the medicalized "norms" of hospital delivery...

Meatless Monday

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I eat a mostly vegetarian diet. Yes, I am an "almost vegetarian" who occasionally eats meat. For the most part, only seafood makes it into my diet (I love my sushi!). I cook vegetarian meals at home and occasionally splurge...

Time to Punk Your Pantry

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It's time.  Time to punk your pantry. Something about a new year gets us all amped up to make huge changes in our lives. Unfortunately, that excitement often turns to frustration well before we even get all those holiday...
It seems like food has always had a negative effect on my body. From a young age I remember telling my parents that hot dogs gave me headaches.  My family chalked it up to me being dramatic. That is...

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