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Thankful Tree {DIY Idea}

We all know fall in Flagstaff is beautiful. It can also be a time of year where time starts to speed up and it can feel like the start of survival mode before the craziness of the holidays. In my family, we started a tradition of taking the month of November to remember all the things […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup {In the INSTANT POT}

The chill is finally in the air here in Flagstaff, HALLELUJAH! I know not everyone is a fan of the cooler weather but it’s probably my favorite time of year! I love being able to cozy up in a blanket either watching a movie or reading a book. The other thing I love about cold […]

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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 too many fall-flavored lattes. haha!).  I LOVE IT ALL!  And sometimes I want to share the love, which is why […]

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Refried Beans {in the INSTANT POT}

Yup, you read that right! You can make refried beans in the Instant Pot or any other electric pressure cooker! I have to say that the best Christmas gift I have ever received from my mom probably TEN years ago was my pressure cooker! Long before the real craze of the electric pressure cookers my […]

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How to: Baby’s Birthday on a Dime!

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 keep this party from going overboard. The Venue: If you have a summer baby, like I […]

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Yes Your Diet Affects the Planet: How to Eat Locally in Flagstaff

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 country had agreed to in the Paris climate accord. I’m not allowed to write about […]

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Video: How to Organize Plastic Bags

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 a newborn out in negative temperatures was not a great idea. My mom did everything. From cooking and [...]
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How To: Plywood Flooring in a Camping Trailer

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 with a solution to our flooring problem. There were holes that once housed a table, and […]

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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 – I have to do the following: Clean the house, prepare a menu, cook the food while keeping the house […]

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