Congratulations! You have survived the first year of parenthood and now you get to celebrate. Keeping in mind that this is a party for you to enjoy, and not your baby, let me impart some tips and tricks to...
How Does Diet Affect the Planet? A recent study concluded that if every American could cut beef out of their diet (just beef) we could reduce our greenhouse gas emissions significantly enough to reach the emissions reductions goals that our...
Have you heard about the minimum wage increase in Flagstaff?  If you haven't then come on out from the rock you were under because it's REAL.  Small town political campaigns were staked on this issue.  I've spoken with local...
When my daughter was born, my mom came to stay with us in Buffalo for three weeks to help out. It was the middle of winter, in a blizzard. We were basically trapped inside the entire time since toting...
Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good DIY project. I’m so excited to share my new found love for wide-plank plywood floors with you. When renovating our toy hauler, my husband and I had to come up...
Part of the allure of living in Flagstaff is that most of us are transplants to this lovely mountain town; but the downside of that fact is that it means we have all left wonderful friendships behind in other...
My family and I recently celebrated our 1 year Flagstaffiversary. We relocated to this mountain town from Los Angeles, CA in the hopes of finding our forever home. We're often asked "why Flagstaff, what brought you to town?"  We moved...
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 - I have to do...
In my last post I talked about the burgers I make for special occasions. Consequently, I got a little flack from some friends that I didn't include the recipes for said burgers. So, here is a post all about my beloved...
It's a well-known fact that the Flagstaff Fourth of July Parade is a BIG deal. Families travel from all over the state of Arizona to enjoy our quaint small-town charm and beautiful weather. Independence Day is like a big...
Father's Day, Mother's Day ... we're not really big on them in our house as far as buying gifts goes. We prefer to spend that money on traveling, experiences, or things we can use together as a family, such as...
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 found a way around it....

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Guide to Fall Color in Flagstaff

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Drive around town and you know...fall has come to Flagstaff, Arizona. It's been playing peek-a-boo with us for awhile now, and amateur photographers everywhere (including...