What a fantastic reason to put on your dancing shoes and come out to the Val Vista Lakes Annual “Dancing Under The Stars.”  For the past several years Val Vista Lakes Community Association has welcomed the Sonoran Swing Big Band Orchestra to their clubhouse and ballroom for a night of big band music and […]

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One night in the middle of the night I was awakened by excruciating pain in my back and side.   I had no idea what brought it on and I had no other symptoms. Approximately 4 days later, I awoke with what looked like a bug bite on my right side (in between my waist and […]

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  This year marks 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.  He was only 39 years old and was a leading figure in America’s civil rights movement.   This year would have been King’s 88th birthday, and Martin Luther King Day (MLK) will be celebrated this year on January 16, 2017. Several […]

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  With the beginning of a new year, we may be making a list of all of the things that need repair or maintenance around our home, business and gardens.  But where do we begin? and where do we find the right professional service provider that we can trust with our most important investment? Houzz […]

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Saguaro Lake, Arizona, – Butcher Jones Trail   We are so lucky to call the beautiful state of Arizona our home.  I never take the blue skies and lovely landscapes for granted.  Some of the most amazing views that I have seen are from a hiking trail.  It allows you to be up close and […]

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    With the holidays behind us, and our decorations tucked away in the garage, we can take a fresh look at all the things we have in closets, cupboards and our storage areas.     In the January 2, 2017 article by Houzz Contributor, Laura Gaskill, she gives us a “Pre-Storage Checklist”  The 10 […]

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  As the year ends and I get ready to start my preparations for the new year, I always consult my professional organizer, Andrea Brundage with Simple Organized Solutions for tips and time saving solutions. Andrea is a Professional Organizer and assists individuals and business owners to change chaos into calm by making changes in […]

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Did you know that your Christmas tree can live on after the holiday by recycling and benefiting the environment.   Read more from the December 26, 2015 article by Houzz Contributor, Noelle Johnson, Horticulturist, freelance writer and Certified Arborist who loves living and gardening in the desert Southwest.     It seems like a rather sad ending […]

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  Are you beginning to feel like the Grinch stole your Christmas this year?  Putting your house on the market during the holidays can be stressful and seem like the Grinch has made a visit. Dave Ramsey has some unexpected benefits to share with you this Christmas.   Everyone knows spring’s the season for selling. […]

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  The holidays are the time of year where we want to go all out and string those lights and light up our yards with some beautiful ornaments.  But keep in mind that you may be lighting up those energy bills as well as those holiday displays. These energy-conscious lighting tips will help you save […]

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