Happy National Lemonade Day! Did you know such a day existed!?  I sure didn't, but I am more than happy to celebrate. Lemonade is hands down my favorite drink around. It is such a versatile drink- fancy enough to...
Anyone who has survived a Phoenix summer knows that in addition to the heat,  we have to contend with the rain, thunderstorms and dust storms associated with monsoon season. But while WE can quickly Google what to do during a...
As I sit here writing this, my little guy is walking around the house eating his lunch on his LAST DAY HOME before school starts. Ahhh... school. He's looking forward to it and truthfully, so am I. Don't get...
Love this fun spin on the classic ice cream float recipe. This recipe has apple cider and ginger ale added to vanilla ice cream for a truly delicious treat. INGREDIENTS vanilla ice cream apple cider ginger ale DIRECTIONS Scoop three scoops of vanilla ice cream into a...
It's true there's plenty of other fish in the sea, but why would you want a fish if you have a mermaid?" - Unknown Every ounce of me LOVES the water and now it's inherited by my children who are...
Nothing says summer like a popsicle, am I right? And popsicles are the perfect summer party food for kids and adults because they are inexpensive and they taste delicious! The inspiration for this party actually came from this cute pinwheel...
This is a sponsored post. I received product to review but my opinions are my own. Have you noticed that some of our North Phoenix Moms Blog team has been traveling? Last Saturday on our Insta Take-Over, Stacey showed you...

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  Our family is currently planning our VERY FIRST Disney vacation. I’m very excited, but a little overwhelmed with all the “helpful” advice that can be found after a Google search. There’s page upon page of articles and blog posts...
The migration season for Phoenicians is upon us! It seems that almost everyone I know is packing up their car and heading out on family road trips to escape the soaring triple digit temps. Normally, we are one of...
Sometimes I don't even want to think about getting dressed in the summer because it is so hot outside that I just throw on whatever shorts and tank top I see first. Sometimes it's hard to put together cute...
It's summertime ... and the livin is easy ..." Just kidding. When you live in Phoenix, there's nothing easy about the summer. And with temperatures already lingering in the 100s, the easiest thing you can think of -- walking your...
It's nearly Independence Day and we've got a tasty grilled meal for you! Read on for a marinade that will take your chicken to the next level! This recipe makes tender, juicy and flavorful chicken. Throw it on the...
I've talked about this before, but I thought this would be a good time for another friendly reminder...wear sunscreen! It is so important to protect your skin, the biggest and most visible organ, from sun damage.  It is no...
I moved to Phoenix nearly three years ago. It was December. I marveled at how we were able to wear shorts nearly year-round. I laughed inwardly at the person I saw wearing a fur in January. And then summer...
I love America, food, friends, and fireworks, which naturally means that the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. One thing I really appreciate about this holiday is that it’s easy. Celebrating usually means a low-key BBQ...
Well, the inevitable has happened. The long, hot days of summer have arrived in the desert. The last month was uncharacteristically kind to us desert dwellers.....so much so in fact, that perhaps, we were in the slightest bit of...
So my 4 year old is reading! Sure it's just mini picture books like "The Cat on the Mat" and "Will is Ill" but he is reading and not just memorizing like he used to do. It was so...

STYLE: Healthy Tanning

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Summer is coming quickly! (Yay - for family time, vacations, and relaxation!  Ugh - for hot sweatiness!) The thing on my mind lately has been how to get a healthy glow.  I like the look of a tan for...

Straw Bale Gardening

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Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, my family like most families who "lived in the country" had a garden. The garden was about an acre right in our front yard. It was a ton of work, but definitely rewarding. I...
I can remember it clearly...my very first, and one of very few, camping trips with my family. I was about 12 years old, and my big sister had just started her Freshman year at NAU. Living in Tucson, the...
Need to shop for summer clothes and toys for your kids? On the cheap? Well, I have the place just for you! The MOMS Club of Phoenix-Happy Valley is holding its yearly charity consignment sale next Friday and Saturday...
  Shaving...ugh!  It is probably the part of my beauty routine that I dislike the most.  Since we still have at least a couple more months of wearing shorts here in Phoenix, I thought I would share some shaving tips...
If you are like us, you would LOVE to find ways to dramatically lower your electric bill to fund other more exciting areas of your life (like new shoes!) We love bringing our readers new, LOCAL ways to save...
Any mommas out there with some crazy hair lately?  This weather that we have been having can lead to some frizzy, hot-messes on top of our heads.  I thought I would give you some tips on how to tame...
Do you and your family hang out at the Shops at Norterra?! If you haven't already, you should!! The Shops are a sponsor of ours and we couldn't be more excited about it. There are so many great places...

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Our family went camping once or twice when I was young, but I don't remember many details about our trips. I know our tent...
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