Longing for the "good old days?" If you happen to listen to country music these days, you've likely heard a song by Miranda Lambert with the lyrics "Whatever happened to... Doing it all by hand?...It's only worth as much as the time put in.... it all just seemed so good the way we had it. Back befor ... More >>
Arizona Matsuri Festival Saturday, February 22 The annual Arizona Matsuri Festival will take over Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. The event includes three stages with live entertainment, arts and crafts, bonsai displays, and Japane ... More >>
It's been just a few months since Lylah and Michael Ledner's The Simple Farm was named a finalist in the 2014 Good Food Awards for their salted goat milk caramels. And now they're bringing them to Anthropologie Scottsdale Fashion Square for a pop-up event featuring a handful of local businesses.
Lost in nature. Quiet surrounds. Campfire blazes and crackles. Tents flap in the breeze. Chairs dragged closer to the fire as the wind picks up. S'mores appear. Beer flows. Camping. To some, this is heaven. To me, it is hell. There are some aspects I can appreciate. The beauty of the red rocks ... More >>
If you're one of those people who bakes a pie to cheer up a friend, makes your specialty carrot/red velvet/whatever cake for everyone's birthday, and routinely pulls together all manner of adorable goodies for your children's school programs and bake sales . . . well, bully for you (and the rest of ... More >>
In case you're not busy enough, or you've just had enough of the holiday shopping crowds, here are a few crafty things to supplement your gift-giving. Yes, it's stressful sometimes to make things yourself, but when you make things yourself you can be at home and most people appreciate your time and ... More >>
See also: Laurie Notaro's Five Reasons Why Haboobs Are Awesome Several weeks ago, I was forced by the hand of hormones to make a pan of brownies. It happens. One moment you're browsing an Anthropologie catalog thinking, "They'd do so much more business if they sold sizes boobs actually fit into," a ... More >>
The best decor trends complement an already-established style. The worst decor trends make you want to gag every time you log on to Pinterest. 2011 brought great trends to interior design, like classic gold accents and salon-style walls -- decor choices that complement shabby-chic and Ikea-c ... More >>