Sedona, AZ | Wine, Cheese, Trolleys and Art

The town of Sedona is a tacky souvenir collector’s dream. (I’ve got Jake in mind here). Feeling extremely satisfied with our first hike of the trip, we treated ourselves to an early…

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Sedona, AZ | Arizona’s Most Picturesque Town

A good photo keeps a moment from running away. But what about when the photo can’t quite capture the moment? Jake and I are such (dare I say it?!) POOR gift givers that we decided long ago…

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Scottsdale, AZ | Desert Riding in the Mountains

Something has changed in the past month. I feel settled, content. Oddly enough, I think it has to do with my parents coming out to visit us, followed by Rachie a few weeks…

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Scottsdale, AZ | A New Home & Finding Ways to Save

Rent versus buy? Buy! Jake and I were both Redfin junkies scouring Scottsdale home listings well before our move. Investing in a nice big home seemed like a no brainer…

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Wickenburg, AZ | Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner

Protein. MEAT! We’d nearly given up on it while we were in Asia because anything store-bought either tasted terrible (don’t even think about touching the chicken!) or cost…

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Barlett Lake, AZ | A Mirage in the Desert

While I still find myself looking, listening, and even trying to smell the ocean that just SHOULD accompany this stiffling heat, we have discovered there is water in Arizona…

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Scottsdale, AZ | First Weeks and First Impressions

Today marks exactly four weeks since we landed on the tarmac at Sky Harbor and felt that first gust of ridiculously hot air rush towards us. Our move to Scottsdale was…

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Scottsdale, AZ | Farewell Chicago, For Now

I truly don’t have much to say other than, Chicago, you will always be home. Thanks for the tremendous send off!

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