Hopi petroglyphs at the Homolovi  ruins (Photo/Kendra Yost)

Hopi Petroglyphs Endure at Homolovi

On my way back from attending a friend’s graduation with my husband and son in Flagstaff Arizona, we stopped at Homolovi State Park near Winslow. This was our second trip to the ruins in a month. We ran out of time on our first visit so I never experienced the magnificent petroglyphs that I had…

DIY Duct Tape Racetrack Reverie

My three-year-old does not have a shortage of Hot Wheel cars. Or an imagination. Of course,  he has space-taking tracks made of plastic that cramp his room that he seems to have lost interest in. I wanted to create a racetrack with no bulk that could go anywhere including travel. Hotel rooms become WAY more exciting with a racetrack your…

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DIY Organic Summer Coconut Scrub

Here is a DIY a la’ natural body scrub that you can literally eat, just in time for Mother’s Day. Handmade gifts not only demonstrate thoughtfulness, they demonstrate the motivation you have to make things with your hands despite the daily grind. Yes, buying a gift is more convenient but being able to create something with your…

Kinishba Ruins, Whiteriver, AZ. May 2013. (Photo/Kendra Yost)

Kinishba Ruins Through The Lens

My summer home in the White Mountains of northeastern Arizona eventually became my primary residence to allow for my family and I to travel more frequently. Our Pinetop neighborhood is on the cusp of the Whiteriver Apache Indian Reservation near the Kinishba Ruins which are at a lower elevation of 5,000 feet just outside Fort Apache. The…

A Paolo Soleri bell hangs from a tree at La Posada Hotel in Winslow Arizona.

Boxcar Envy and Art at the La Posada Hotel

La Posada Hotel located off Route 66 in Winslow Arizona shrieks Fred Harvey. So who exactly is Fred Harvey? Harvey established and ran all hotels and restaurants of the Santa Fe Railway, eventually controlling a hospitality empire that spanned the region. He “civilized the west” through his flawless service to the railroad traveler. In the…