Whole Foods Grill Cheese and Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Whole Foods Grilled Cheese and Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

I had a chance to preview the newly rebuilt Whole Foods Oracle location last week and even sampled a few yummy dishes. You know I can’t pass up a good grilled cheese. They sent me home with the grilled cheese and heirloom tomato sandwich recipe (and a few ingredients) so I could make it too. I can’t make the sandwich for you but…

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5 reasons for a staycation at Hilton El Conquistador Resort

I am a big fan of staycations, focusing on local, Arizona fun. Ironically, we rarely take a true Tucson staycation. It was high time we explored a great Tucson resort so we jumped at the chance to check out the Hilton El Conquistador.  We spent a lovely weekend there recently and I wanted to share why I think you (and…

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Arizona Back To School Drives 2014

Arizona Back To School Drives 2014

It’s that time of year again. The stores are setting up back to school sections and some schools even start in a few weeks. As you buy supplies for your own kids, I’d like to encourage you to pick up a few extra supplies to donate to kids in need. Let’s help all kids start of the school year on…

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Oro Valley Aquatic Center

The Oro Valley Aquatic Center

We FINALLY made it over to the new Oro Valley Aquatic Center recently. I thought I share our experience and a few thoughts I had about the facility. 1. The water slide is 130 feet long. The water slide is the perfect kind for Quinn because it ends in a little trough of water instead of the deep end of a…

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Tucson 4th of July Fireworks 2014

Are you looking Tucson 4th of July Firework displays? Here is a list of Tucson area fireworks I’ve found so far… Tucson 4th of July Firework Events  Marana’s Star Spangled Spectacular Friday, July 4th, starting at 6PM Fireworks at 9 PM (weather permitting) Arizona Pavilions District at I-10/Cortaro - Crossroads at Silverbell Park - 7548 N. Silverbell Road Activities include jumping castles,…

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20+ Tucson Staycation Ideas

It’s the last week of school for most of Tucson which means you might be looking for fun things to do in Tucson this summer. I think it would be fun to plan a Tucson staycation, stay a night or two at a local resort taking advantage of their low summer rates and spend time exploring some of the fun activities and…

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2014 Summer Movie Programs in Tucson

School’s almost out and the temperature is heating up! What are you going to do to keep the kids entertained and cool this summer? You can hit a local pool or watch a free or cheap kids movie at one of the awesome Tucson (+ Sierra Vista and Casa Grande) theaters that offer kids summer movie programs! Grand Cinemas Grand…

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Tucson Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Bunny Sightings

  Tucson Mall Visit the Easter Bunny 3/29-4/19. Photo packages start at $22.99. Park Place Mall Visit the Easter Bunny 3/28 -4/19. Photo packages start at $22.99. Foothills Mall Visit the Easter Bunny 4/11-4/19. Photo prices start at $15. ** They do allow you to take your own photos with the Easter Bunny, limit 2 per family** Mildred & Dildred…

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Monster Jam in Tucson March 7th to 9th

Who is ready for some Monster Jam fun? Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® fun is coming back to Tucson! My boys LOVED the car-crushing Monster Truck action last month at Chase Field! This year’s truck lineup includes the Tucson debut appearances of World Champion Max-D℠ and Wolverine plus fan favorites Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco®, McGruff (driven by AZ resident Rod Wood) and Devastator. I am…

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Spend Rodeo Break At Disneyland

Spend Rodeo Break at Disneyland

My favorite time to visit Disneyland is weekdays during the low season, I love how relaxed the resort feels when we aren’t competing with a million other families. If you are unable to go when school is in session, then your best bet is to spend Rodeo Break at Disneyland. Unlike fall break when Phoenix and Utah schools also take…

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