Heather Gearhart

Heather Gearhart
Born and raised in Arizona, and now living full-time in Flagstaff, Heather Gearhart fell in love with the community as a NAU student where she earned her bachelor of science in public relations and met her husband, Ryan. Now a 30-something mom of two kids (A – age 8, and C – age 6), Heather is on a journey to just “be.” She’s a self-proclaimed mess who let go of perfection to instead live by the mantra to “relax and embrace the crazy.” Heather blogs about her mishaps, learnings and adventures in parenting on www.LifesETC.com.

An Effortless Thanksgiving Thanks to Wildflower Bread Co.

*This post is in partnership with Wildflower Bread Co. All experiences and opinions are my own.  Effortless. The word's meaning is "requiring no exertion; achieved with ease," yet I've never tried so hard to achieve...

Thanks a Latte! FREE Fall Printable

You know what's awesome? Fall.  The colors...The smells...The bulky sweaters that cover my apparently permanent "fall fluff"...Oh, and all the fall-flavored lattes we get to enjoy (see also sweaters to cover subsequent "fall fluff" from...

Our Love Affair with the Pumpkin Spice Latte

It's that time of year again...when I earn "Gold" status at Starbucks, all thanks to one little drink: The Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I knew I wanted to write about it - but didn't expect the...

I Want a 1950s Friendship

 I did it. I decided to stop using Facebook for in-town friendships.  If you're reading this blog, you're probably a lot like me. We meet people and one of you says, "Oh, are you on...

Meet the Contributor: Heather Gearhart

Family: Married to my college sweetheart with two kids (one boy, one girl), ages 8 and 6.  Job: I spent the last 17 years in the marketing/communications industry and lived life as a full-blown workaholic. I was...

We Need A Mom Cave

Late last night, my attempt to sleep away from the family (so as not to share my summer cold) officially failed. A tiny visitor had arrived on the couch some time in the night....

You Need A Summer Bucket List – Free Printable

Pinterest is full of amazing ideas for making the most of your summers, including a summer bucket list. But as much as I pin ideas, I rarely execute them.  Pinning them is not enough.  My husband...

Ready for S’more Summer Fun?

Summer is the season of friends and family get-togethers. But if you're anything like me, that summer fun can add a lot of stress too. Before people set foot in my clean, but messy home...

Red White and Blue: Treats and Food

It's the 4th of July! And you're feeling all patriotic and happy...and that's when you realize..."It's the 4th of July, and I need to bring _________ to today's BBQ." Or maybe you ran into so-and-so...

Guide to Celebrating the 4th of July in Flagstaff

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays in Flagstaff! It's the epitome of a "small town 4th" and is as close as my generation is ever gonna come to the famous...

Father’s Day Fun Printable

As moms, we work so hard to make Father's Day fun. And if we're being honest, more than one of us is a little resentful at the, ahem...difference in effort put forth for Mother's Day.  I...