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The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful.
For Chef Stephanie Petersen, or Chef Tess as she is known in the Valley, bread isn’t just a food. It’s an art form.
New York • When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passover.
In an effort to add beautification to school grounds, Kyrene Centennial Middle School recently had a mural painted near its tennis courts.
It’s a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp? Which are the keepers and — besides sticking them up on the refrigerator with magnets — how can you display them creatively?
Given the opportunity, coffee can be so much more than just a pit stop on the way to work. A coffee house with ambiance is a space to curl up with a book, study, work, meet up, procrastinate, knit… whatever. But don’t think you have to venture north to Seattle and brave the land of rain and flannel to find a good one. Here are a few of my East Valley favorites, where you’ll want to hang out, order a cup and stay a while.
Sixty handles. And 25 of them feature Arizona brews.
Students from Kyrene de la Colina Elementary school flooded campus fields to participate in the annual field day on Friday, this year called “Happy Field Day.”
This spring, pinks are popping up all over home decor — the softer versions soothing and nurturing, the bright ones bouncy and vivacious.
After years of simple solids and geometric prints, the lowly flower is making a comeback in decor. Floral patterns have been blooming all over fashion runways in recent months, and they are slowly finding their way back into the world of home decorating, too.
From leprechaun beards to shamrock hats, a few simple crafts can turn you from a spectator into a participant at a St. Patrick's Day parade or party.
KENTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle has never been for the faint of heart.
About this time of year, Lee Neiman walks outside to his backyard every morning and impatiently counts the days.
In this undated photo provided by Brian Patrick Flynn, the interior designer Flynn designed this Mulholland Drive house in the Hollywood Hills using a style of decorating referred to as "updated traditional" which is known for putting youthful, updated spins on classic floral patterns through a fresh use of color and clean, simple lines, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Brian Patrick Flynn, Sarah Dorio)
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
Expanding a child’s mind and body are the two tenets Connect5 takes to heart.
Family of Christ Learning Center in Ahwatukee will be inviting the community out this Saturday to enjoy its Family Fun Day event.
More than 78 million strong, baby boomers are reaching retirement age (65) at a record pace — 10,000 per day, to be exact, according to the Pew Research Center — and living years longer than previous generations. By the time all the boomers will have turned 65 in 2030, 18 percent of the nation’s population will be at least that age, according to the research center’s projections. Compare that to the population makeup just four years ago, when a little more than 10 percent of Americans were ages 65 and older.
It’s a fact, when it comes to buying or selling any house the kitchen gets the No. 1 scrutiny and can make or break the sale. It is the most used space in the house and has the most expensive components concentrated in one spot. The kitchen has been the most evolved room in the house and does not look nor function the same as yesterday’s kitchen.
The W.P. Carey School of Business’ February housing report reveals that new home sales are showing the largest percentage price increase in all three measures over the last year for the greater Phoenix area.
Spring is our busiest seasons in real estate. One of the top reasons is because parents often want to buy a new home and move after the kids are out of school and before they start the new school year. A question I hear often is, “How do I make this move easy on the kids?” Moving is stressful enough for adults, add in children who don’t understand the process, the reasons and all they know is it is going to be different, and it can make things a little more challenging. Here are some ways to relieve the stress, and dare I say, get them excited about the move.
Experience the culture of Japan without leaving Arizona this weekend at Phoenix’s Heritage and Science Park for the 30th annual Matsuri Festival of Japan. The two-day celebration encompasses everything Japanese, from cuisine to taiko drumming.