Celebrating Family

The Best Grilled Cheese Ever

A grilled cheese sandwich is classic comfort food. I've seen a lot of so-called adult variations of this cheesy masterpiece, but to me, nothing tops the classic version. I used to make my grilled cheese like most people do: buttered bread with cheese, grilled to perfection in the frying pan. Until … [Read More...]

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix is the newest installment in the X-Men movie franchise and centers on Jean Grey's growing power and her struggle to control it. If you think this story sounds familiar, you are right. Jean Grey's struggle to control her power was at the heart of X-Men: The Last Stand. That struggle … [Read More...]

Avengers: Endgame | Spoiler-Free Review

Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of nearly two dozen Marvel films and its release has been highly anticipated. The events of Avengers: Infinity War left audiences shocked and wondering exactly how the story would be finished. I have heard many theories about how the tragic events of Infinity War … [Read More...]

50 Fun and Unique Easter Basket Ideas (That Aren’t Candy)

One of my favorite things to do is to pick out gifts for people. I love trying to figure out what they will like and I love the challenge of locating at least one item that is new to them. We actually don't do the Easter Bunny story around here since we keep Easter Christ-centered. It is, after all, … [Read More...]

The Family Hike

Our family is blessed to live near many beautiful hiking trails. We are right next to the Superstition Mountains and within 30 minutes of many other parks, lakes and trails. Hiking is one of our family’s favorite pastimes. Our hikes range from one hour excursions to all-day adventures. Hiking is … [Read More...]

Captain Marvel: Spoiler-Free Review

Captain Marvel is the newest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie gives audiences the origin story of Carol Danvers, soon to be known as Captain Marvel. As with most MCU movies, the movie is based on the comic books, but is not an exact retelling of those storylines. We meet Carol … [Read More...]

Smile Brilliant’s cariPRO Ultrasonic Toothbrush (Giveaway)

I recently turned 44 and while I feel great, I certainly notice some physical changes: a little gray around my temples, a few more lines on my face, and a little more groaning in my joints. One part of aging that most people do not give much thought to is their oral health. As I have gotten closer … [Read More...]

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

All good stories come to an end. With movie sequels, that end is often unsatisfactory and contrived. The final installment in a trilogy often feels forced and not like part of a consistent and compelling story arc. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World does not fit that pattern. The third movie … [Read More...]

Family Fun and Activities

The Family Hike

Our family is blessed to live near many beautiful hiking trails. We are right next to the Superstition Mountains and within 30 minutes of many other parks, lakes and trails. Hiking is one of our family’s favorite pastimes. Our hikes range from one … [Read More...]

Lights of the World (Phoenix)

My family and I were recently invited to a sneak peek of the Phoenix Lights of the World destination. This dazzling display of lights and lanterns is open now in Phoenix and it is here for your enjoyment through February 3, 2019! Lights of the World … [Read More...]

Let’s Go Camping! Camping Tips for Families

Our family loves spending time outside and one of our favorite things to do is to go camping. Camping done right just about guarantees a fun time for everyone. What could be better than singing campfire songs, roasting marshmallows, telling stories … [Read More...]

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Recipes and Food

The Best Grilled Cheese Ever

A grilled cheese sandwich is classic comfort food. I've … [Read More...]

Not Refried Beans

I love Mexican food, but as a vegetarian it can be hard … [Read More...]

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