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Upcycle: Race Cars Made From Cardboard

What little boy doesn’t love race cars? Here is an upcycled version of a roadster that your child will love to help create so he can start his own Indy 500. Racer’s start your engines… Materials: Toilet paper or paper towel rolls Exacto knife Paint (I used acrylic) Paint brushes Glue Brads Circular Punch (Not…

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Pretzels: Baking the Alphabet

What better way to learn how to spell your name than in pretzels? I think all toddlers and Germans will agree. It is edible playdough. A dream come true for little people. The warm, soft breaded delights are believed to be the world’s oldest snack. Originating from Southern France near 610 A.D., Monks created pretzels…

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Watercolor Alphabet Stencil Art

Time to get artsy fartsy. I have persistently pilfered through thrift store bins and hoarded years worth of recycled crafts for a rainy day.  In Arizona, we don’t get too many rainy days so stuff piled up. If you are reading this, chances are you too enjoy creating with your hands and have a pile…

Shoofly Village Ruins in Payson, Arizona. Photo/Kendra Yost

Payson Arizona is Home to Shoofly Village Ruins

Ruins were in the vicinity (as they always are in Arizona) when our camping trip in Payson was rained out. Our wet, defeated selves shuffled into a nearby hotel room with all the comforts of home. The camping gear lay untouched and soaked from the night before at Houston Mesa campground. We packed up and…

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Hayes Photography: A Toddler Gallery

Born 2010 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Hayes Rhinehart is a leading self-taught artist creating works both locally and abroad. Rhinehart’s works can be found hung on the refrigerator at his parents’ house, Maria Montessori in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico and now online. He currently resides in Pinetop, Arizona but will soon take his talents…

The Navajo Nation’s Capital: Window Rock

Window Rock is located about 27 miles northwest of Gallup, N.M., and about 6 miles southeast of Fort Defiance, Arizona, it is just across the New Mexico-Arizona state line, on the Arizona side, in Apache County. From the parking lot, tiny silhouettes of people can be seen hiking within the window taking in the view.…

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Blameless Balls of Meat

Let’s be honest, Italian food isn’t exactly the healthiest of foods. Mama Mia! It tends to be loaded with carbs that put a damper on squeezing into that slinky dress or tight-as-hell jeans. Omitting breadcrumbs means fewer carbs if you are into that sort of thang. Fresh herbs bump up the flavor on this healthier version…