Birth Photography by Buzzle Media

Did you know Buzzle Media captures your birth story? Birth is one of the most empowering, beautiful and important events of your life. We capture the big and small moments of your birth and/or the first hours of your babies life through candid photographs. Birth photography is something you will cherish forever and go back countless times…

BuzzleMedia.com has Launched

It’s official: BuzzleMedia.com has launched!!! It’s been busy around here. Raising two young kiddos, starting a business and holding the family together is hard work but well worth it. I’ve been doing creative freelance work for a while now but made it into an official business late last year. You know, with taxes and everything (:::cringe:::). Living…

Vibrant Cast-Iron Cactus Sugar Cookies

Coming back to the desert called for an awesome brunch spread amongst friends (can’t forget the mimosa bar!) along with big, chewy cactus cookies – a plate full of pricks in vibrant colors. Each guest took one home as a parting gift! I scored a cast-iron cactus mold at the one of the best Goodwill stores…

It’s Business as Usual in Tombstone Arizona

Most teenagers had posters of pop stars on their walls. My wall was covered with gunslingers. Blame my obsession with the movie Tombstone, I guess. My first time in Tombstone was on the way back from a high school soccer game in Douglas Arizona. Our  bus pulled over in historic town for a pit stop on…

Through the Lens: Ecclectic Bisbee Arizona

On the way to Bisbee Arizona from Sierra Vista, I notice sign that read: San Pedro House. I pulled over thinking it might be a ruin but it turned out to be a 1930’s converted ranch house that now functions as a visitor’s center and bookstore/gift shop. A 100 to 150 year old massive Fremont Cottonwood…

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…

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.…

Exploring Gorgeous Canyon de Chelly in Northeastern Arizona 1/3

From White House Overlook the 80-room White House Ruin, inhabited between 1040 A.D. and 1275 A.D., appeared to be swallowed by the massive burnt orange canyon wall. We hiked 600 feet down to the canyon floor passing smooth sandstone buttes along the way that looked something straight out of National Geographic Magazine. Stunning and unearthly.…

Hidden Petroglphys in Show Low Arizona

The quest began when I was browsing Facebook for hikes in or near the Arizona’s White Mountains when I noticed a picture that someone eagerly posted on their homepage. Magnificent, vivid petroglyphs carved into dense lava rock glowed on my computer screen. It was thrilling to know its location was essentially in my backyard. Clearly,…

Lyman Lake Petroglphys Dazzle in an Outdoor Art Gallery

Lyman Lake, located in eastern Arizona’s St. John’s, becomes lower by the day due to a dry season. The lake continues to lose up to two feet per day according to the State Park’s Ranger. From the bank I notice a couple of water skier’s gliding through the shallow water below. Near-empty Lyman leaves wide-open…

Hiking Ice Cave Trail in the White Mountains

Ice Cave Trail set in the White Mountains of Arizona is a refreshing hole in the ground. The trail leads to Blue Ridge Cave (a.k.a. Ice Cave) located off Porter Mountain Road in Lakeside, Arizona. The trailhead starts as a dirt road leads to a vulnerable, picturesque meadow where Porter Creek carves out the land…

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…

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…

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…

Exploring the Homolovi Ruins

My return to Arizona from a four and half month stay in the Yucatán peninsula still had me searching for adventure.  Digging all the Mayan culture left me with a hangover and wanting more. To curb my desire for exploration, I decided to explore relics that were nearby and found the Homolovi Ruins located a…