Entries by efay

Pergola, Ramada or Gazebo?

The beautiful spring weather encourages us all to spend more time outside. As a result, many homeowners start think about backyard projects. Have you ever considered building a pergola, ramada or gazebos? Is there a difference? Many people use these terms interchangeably, but there are distinct architectural differences between each structures. What is a Pergola? […]

Spring Training Baseball

It’s the best time of year in Arizona-baseball Spring Training time! Camelback Ranch in Glendale is the spring training home of two of baseball’s most storied franchises, the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. They have enjoyed record-setting attendance and national recognition since its inaugural Cactus League season in 2009. The 141-acre sun-kissed baseball […]

Tips for Making Your Home Look Bigger

To get your house ready for its first showing, expand the appearance of your smaller rooms with these tips. Here are some of my favorite low-cost tips and tricks you can use to make your home look bigger. Declutter Start clearing the clutter by boxing up everything you don’t need. This is not just limited […]

Local Farmers Markets

Local producers of organic and seasonal crops gather at farmers markets every week to offer high quality products. Farmers markets showcase the bounty afforded us by Arizona farmers, growers and artisans. Here are some of my favorite markets in the North Valley. PINNACLE PEAK FARMERS MARKET This market takes place at Wet ‘n’ Wild water […]

Get Fit In 2019

Most of us start a new year with resolutions for success or personal growth or to get fit.  If increasing your fitness level is your 2019 New Year’s Resolution list, you don’t have to be stuck in a gym on a treadmill.  Get out and get motivated with some fun outdoor events.  Arizona has perfect […]

Holiday Events And Activities Around The Valley

We may not have snow to build snowmen and go on sleigh rides, but there are plenty of valley holiday events that will get you in the Christmas spirit and a few even have some snow! Kids are on winter break or you may have family and friends in town.  Here are some fun holiday […]

The Christmas Season Is A Season Of Helping Others

Children learn quickly about Christmas and Santa Claus, the gift giving and receiving. But what they don’t learn soon enough is that the giving doesn’t always come wrapped up with a bow. Giving is about caring for others, human and animals. It is a great time to teach them about compassion and empathy for others.  […]

Upscale Dining and Retail Coming to Peoria

Have you heard about the new 83 Marketplace being built in Peoria? The new 9-acre site is being developed by MDC Land Development, on the Southeast corner of 83rd Avenue & Happy Valley Road in North Peoria. 83 Marketplace will be approximately 50,000 square feet of high-end retail and restaurant space and is set to […]

Smart Devices For Your Home Worth Purchasing

Who is your home assistant? I know many of you have one like I do. I have Google, and between setting timers and asking her to play bluetooth from my phone, I also can use voice activation to control one of my other smart home devices: the temperature on my Nest thermostat. In hot Phoenix […]