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It’s about that time of year when everything gets a little fried around here.  And I’m not just talking about the residents.  Phoenix in July is brutal with monsoon season making everything extra hot and sticky, and August doesn’t bring a whole lot of relief.  Here’s what’s happening around our garden right now. We had […]

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Hey there! I hope everyone is having a great Sunday so far.  I’ve been busy busy today hiking, grocery shopping and making nummy food.  Yesterday was a pretty busy day too, getting yard work done and having date night with Joe.  We went to a really great restaurant last night and had tapas and craft […]

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My friend, Cathy, is a horse lover and calls her beautiful animals her “kids” so it was an easy choice to make her a horseshoe craft for her birthday this year. Using this pinspiration (HA! Get it? Pinterest inspiration), I created something special and one-of-a-kind for her. No tutorial this time, since it was a pretty […]

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I am SO looking forward to Autumn.  Not just for the cooler weather, but the heat is seriously starting to get to me already.  Autumn is just such a better season than Summer.  I know there are people who would argue this, but those people probably don’t live in Phoenix.  Oh, and hey! We are […]

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I had such a great Sunday morning! I really hope you did too.  I spent the first part of my day hiking, laughing hysterically and witnessing a gorgeous sunrise with one of my best friends.  There are few things that get better than this.  Here are some photos from our latest training day hiking “Dixie […]

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So, earlier this year, I posted a how-to on getting stains out of the kitchen sink and repairing the porcelain.  That’s about my extent of me getting my hands dirty when it comes to house repairs (haha, sorry, couldn’t help it!).  Luckily, I have a pretty skilled husband who is also incredibly thoughtful — and […]

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I hope everyone is having a good week so far! Mine has been… interesting. Work is unpredictable, people are cranky from the heat, and I’m ready to run away to a deserted island. But fear not, my friends! For the garden is totally reliable this time of year, and it keeps me in town if […]

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