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Meal Planning

If you are like most families, the last year has been spent at home and making a lot of meals! You might be wondering if you have to keep feeding everyone every day. The answer is yes. Meal planning is sometimes a tough task, but it really does help to make grocery shopping easier. It…

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The Wrigley


My husband and I were looking for a date night that was different than our normal usual date nights. My husband looked up unique places to eat in Phoenix and found The Wrigley. The Wrigley is located in the Biltmore section of Phoenix near Camelback Mountain. This mansion was built for the famed Wrigley family…

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Art with Me AZ

art with me az

Are you looking for a moms night out (or day out)? Perhaps a fun time with your kids or just a chance to work on developing your artistic side? My friend and blogger Ashley of Mommy Daze, Boy Mom Stories went with me to enjoy some art! Ashley has four boys, and I have two…

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Sugar and Spice Goodyear

sugar and spice

Sugar and Spice is an amazing Donut Shop that also had a location in Surprise a few years ago next to the Movie theater. A friend and I went without our kids to Sugar and Spice for an outing and I had to do a review. I will be back with the kids, but let’s…

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First Watch-Glendale

first watch

Are you looking for a great place to catch a great breakfast, brunch or lunch? I highly suggest First Watch in Glendale! They actually have 15 locations across Arizona, so its easy to find them mostly in the East Valley (2019). One of my friends had us meet at the Union Hills and 83rd location…

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Sweet Tomatoes

sweet tomatoes

Looking for a healthy alternative to everyday fast casual eating? Sweet Tomatoes has 7 locations in the Phoenix valley that are conveniently located. In Total, Sweet Tomatoes/Soul Plantation has over 97 restaurants. With a HUGE salad bar, soft drinks, pasta bar, potato bar, pizza bar, fresh made from scratch soups, bakery, fresh fruit and soft…

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Eating Around South Lake Tahoe

Dinign South Lake Tahoe

Eating is a part of vacationing, right? Here are the places we ate and a quick summary of our experience at each of these venues in South Lake Tahoe Echo-at our hotel at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel Food-great variety of food with a professional chef on staff. We ate there three times-one time as take…

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Oggi’s Glendale Summer Lovin’ Menu

Oggi's glendale summer loving menu

Oggi’s in Glendale has a “Summer Lovin’ Menu” and it is amazing! I had the yumm Summertime Salad, which has arugula, honey lemon vinaigrette, pickled onions, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, fresh apple slides, and Feta Cheese. I had the Duck Dive Hefenweizen with it and it was a delicious combination of sweet and tart! I…

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Babbo Italian Eatery

Babbo Italian Eatery-Surprise

Have you ever driven by Babbo Italian Eatery (they have 8 locations) and wondered if you should stop in and grab a bite? Well, let me tell you, you absolutely should! Babbo just renovated in Surprise (2017) and moved more towards the 303 and Bell Road. They also just opened a restaurant in Scottsdale at…

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Jim’s Burgers & Eggs

Jims burgers and eggs

I’ll admit, some days I just don’t feel like cooking. Friday was one of those days, and when hubby suggested going to a new place (For us) in town, I was sold. Jim’s Burgers & Eggs was a place we had passed literally hundreds of times but never stopped in. Friday was that night to…

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Might Moo Ice Cream El Mirage/Youngtown (and truck too!)

Ice cream is an Arizona summer time staple. I’m pretty sure the calories just can’t count with the heat that we have during an Arizona heat wave! We had heard about Mighty Moo from a few friends and finally the kids finished their dinner without whining (yep, it is a BIG requirement in our household)…

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