About five years ago, when there was a drought in Cape Town, South Africa, two creative women came up with a plan to inspire people to save water in the shower:  a 2-Minute Shower Challenge. This is what the entrepreneurial...
My husband and I hike in some remote locations. In fact, as an archaeologist, he is often in places where he doesn’t see another soul, besides his coworkers, for days on end. Yet one thing seems to be ever...
Two summers ago, our neighbors gifted us a play kitchen that their kids had outgrown. My daughter was still young, but we gladly accepted it, and it stored books and other toys out of sight for another year. When my...
When I was pregnant with my firstborn, cleaning with more natural products became a priority for me. I began noticing the toxicity of common household products. The bathroom cleaner I'd used for years made me lightheaded and dizzy, and...
What I hope to share with you are not tips and they are not tricks on house cleaning. Sometimes someone new just needs to come along and remind you what you already know because then you might just do...
People who move to Flagstaff are often shocked to find that most of our homes and apartments don't have air conditioning. I grew up in NC without AC so I'm used to toughing out the heat. Here are some...
We recently sold our townhouse without having another place lined up. No, we weren't leaving town. Yes, we were worried about it. As the days ticked on, the stress mounted.It was what we had to do in this market....
If you scroll social media, house plants are as common in home decor as rugs and throw blankets. Many of us grew our collection of plant babies over the past year because we were spending so much more time...
I’m 36 years old and I am going to start getting an allowance. Like it is for a lot of couples, money is a hot topic in my marriage. We met living on loans in law school and in the...
2020 was a blur. It was hard enough being a mom of three young kids and juggling a full-time job while being married to a husband who is out of town half of the month. Then the pandemic hit. I went...
Joyous Kwanza to all! 2020 has shown such a light on the black experience in America. Highlighting injustices, with the murders of many African Americans, showcasing triumphs with the Black actors having the most wins at the Emmys, and enlightening...
I want to start off this post by saying that I’m NOT a carpenter. I actually didn’t even know what a Sawzall (it’s a reciprocating saw) was until recently, and I just learned to make cuts on a miter...
I used to look forward to Flagstaff summer because we get to be outside and enjoy the farmers markets, Concerts in the Park, and Movies on the Square. Since the pandemic has started, we have had to limit our...

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Walnut Canyon National Monument: A Window into Ancient America

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Walnut Canyon National Monument, located near Flagstaff, Arizona, is a hidden gem that offers a glimpse into the lives of the indigenous Sinagua people...