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Tipsy Tuesday: Prickly Pear Mojito

If I were the betting type, I’d guess that you’ve got prickly pears in your neighborhood. Here in our high-desert climate, the Nopal cactus is very common, almost invasive, so chances are if you haven’t got one in your yard, a neighbor does! If not, have no fear. The fruit of this cactus, the Prickly […]

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Tipsy Tuesday: Prickly Pear Mojito

If I were the betting type, I’d guess that you’ve got prickly pears in your neighborhood. Here in our high-desert climate, the Nopal cactus is very common, almost invasive, so chances are if you haven’t got one in your yard, a neighbor does! If not, have no fear. The fruit of this cactus, the Prickly […]

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10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Raising Teenagers

They’re as needy as toddlers. I thought when my kids hit the teen years, they’d be more or less independent and I could be somewhat hands-off. Not true. My kids aren’t even involved in sports or extracurriculars, and I still end up driving them places nearly every weekend. School days aren’t much different–someone always needs to […]

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Hitting Up Concerts with the Toyota RAV4

I love concerts. I blame Aimee of Greeblehaus.com for my new addiction. She’s an amazing photographer and introduces me to the best bands, both local and worldwide. I had a week last month where there was a concert I was attending nearly every night. From Red Rocks to the Bluebird, Larimer Lounge to the Ogden, I […]

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Tasty Tuesday: School Lunch Chili

OMG, you guys. I am SO SAD.  By now you know that when I’m not blogging, I moonlight (or daylight…) as a school lunch lady. Every year, the registered dieticians and nutritionists who create our recipes and menus go through the old recipes to change them up, and add exciting new things. Which is great! […]

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Get Fit with AT&T

I love working with great brands. So much so, earlier in the year, we switched from our long time cell phone provider to AT&T because of the great service and products they had to offer. Whenever I get a chance to work with them, I jump at it. This time literally! AT&T invited myself and […]

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The Match Up from eSalon: Beautiful Hair is in the Mail!

One of the best things about being a stay at home mom when my kids were in grade school, was that I had a few hours each week to run errands kid-free. I could conquer Costco when it was least crowded, go to the mall and actually try on clothes without an audience, and best […]

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Tasty Tuesday: Candy Sushi

Deviating a bit (OK, a LOT) from my usual healthy recipes, and sharing this super fun and edible craft that my kids learned at a free library event over the summer.  It’s a perfect activity for a birthday party, Scout group, or other large, chaotic gathering of children, and if everyone brings one item on […]

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10 Things Lunch Ladies Wish You Knew

Do you remember school lunches as a kid? There were days you really wanted to eat the cafeteria option (chili and cinnamon rolls…mmmm) and days you definitely wanted to avoid (“meat” loaf…yech!) It was hit-or-miss most of the other days, but we were always fed and cared for by our wonderful lunch ladies.  When my youngest […]

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Tasty Tuesday: Crunchy Parmesan Chicken

This recipe is an old favorite, and has made the rounds on Pinterest and in magazines for years. It’s the perfect go-to recipe to keep in your back pocket, because it uses just a few pantry staples and fresh chicken breasts. The chicken bakes quickly at a high temp, so it remains juicy inside while […]

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Super League Gaming Presents: Minecraft at the Movies

My kids have been obsessed with Minecraft for years. We’ve hosted Minecraft themed parties, reviewed books and more. Minecraft is no longer a game in our house, it’s a lifestyle.  If your kids are as obsessed with Minecraft then you’ll understand why they HAVE to head to the closest major movie theater to actually PLAY […]