Local Happenings Nov 17th – 19th

Happy Friday friends! This morning our house was c h i l l y y y y. We had left some windows open. I bundled our tiny human up and turned on Elf for her. I took note of the gloomy sky and took a sip of some coffee and BAM. It happened. My first […]

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Local Shop Spotlight: Rubymint General

This weekend I made a stop at Rubymint General, a local shop that I’ve been dying to check out.  I’m so glad I did! Located at 1441 E McDowell Rd #2, in Phoenix, the shop is located next to Smooth Brew Coffee in a cute little house turned business. I met one of the owners […]

Accidental Discoveries

Discovering something accidentally happens more than we all probably realize. For instance, the featured photo of this blog post was when Tom and I accidentally rode our bikes down the wrong road on vacation and turned out to be the cutest locally owned artisan popsicle shop! I accidentally discovered something recently that has provided me […]

The Daughter of an American Hero

Today is Veteran’s Day and I am the daughter of a Veteran and American hero. I was recently cleaning out our guest room which had become our designated junk zone, and found my copy of “A Nightmare’s Prayer” by Ret. United States Marine Corps Lt. Col. Michael Franzak.  I literally had to blow dust off […]

Support Local This Weekend!

Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Kimber Lanning of Local First AZ speak as a part of a Sustainability Speaker Series put on by my company. She spoke of the importance of supporting local within our communities, and how dollars reach farther within our local economy when we support small. She discussed the concept […]