Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ahwatukee Farmers Market

Last Sunday morning J and I visited the Ahwatukee Farmer's Market for the first time. We discovered a native Nebraskan had a booth there .  He runs Pork on a Fork.  Pork raised in Nebraska and shipped here to Arizona for sale.  It was so hot at 10:00 AM that we kinda got in and out pretty quickly.  We bought some red potatoes, carrots, red onions and a red pepper.  I chopped the red pepper up and have it in a baggy in the freezer.  I did that with green peppers too. I love to have chopped peppers ready to be used at any moment and they stay fresh just as they were before.

We've been to the Chandler Farmer's Market before, but they shut theirs down for the summer.  There are a few markets that stay open in the summer and some move to indoor building.

I need to start introducing more vegtables to my diet and branch out to try other things.  Maybe someday...      

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fourth of July

This year J and I are driving up to Prescott for the 4th.  We'll head up on Saturday morning and stay until Monday morning.  They hold the World's Oldest Rodeo and it's the home of the famous Whiskey Row.  It's nice that one of our hotels is 2 blocks from Whiskey Row and our other hotel is at the corner of Whiskey Row (we couldn't book the same hotel for two nights).  We'll be stumbling to our rooms! :)  The elevation is higher up there, so the high temperatures will be in the 90's.  That will be a cool down from what we've been used to the past couple of weeks.  It will take us about 2 hours to get to Prescott and I can't wait! I've been wanting to go there for a long time now.  It's supposed to be beautiful, fun and there is a lot of history in that town.  I love old cowboy towns! 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Carefree & Cave Creek

In May J and I took a road trip.  It's been a while since we've discovered a new Arizona city.  I've been wanting to visit Carefree for a while now.  I've read a lot about the quaint town in the Phoenix magazine we subscribe to.  We took off early in the morning so that we could stop by the Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon in New River to have breakfast.  The breakfast tasted like your typical home cooked.  It's defiantly a biker bar.  It appears as though they take horse shoes seriously though as they have several pits with lights shining down on them!  You know you're in the desert when you see a mouse creep around a corner outside and snatch a fry and run off! Yuck, I can't believe I saw that! I despise mice!!  The service was great and the food was too.  On ward we made our way through the town of New River.  Home of the Shangri La Ranch.  This is a nudist RV park. Of course I got curious since I've never seen one and made J drive down to it.  It was gated, I guess you have to call ahead of time to get a code.  We couldn't see anything beyond the gates.  So we kept on making our way to Cave Creek.  It's very small so it was hard to tell where it started and ended, same goes for Carefree.  Both towns offer lots of unique restaurants with unique shops.  We had to stop at the famous Town Dump and The Horny Toad.  I could spend a ton of time and money at the Town Dump, but J wouldn't let me :(  We stopped to grab something small from The Horny Toad.  I had to try the bbq sandwich since they smoke their meat.  It was really tender and tasty.  J had a burger and enjoyed it just as well.  We didn't get it because we were full enough, but they served my favorite dessert.  Strawberry Shortcake and it was a beast!  It could feed four people.  We want to go back to Harolds Corral and Buffalo Chips Saloon to check out their night entertainment.  They are both country bar and grills and they have live bands at night along with real bull riding!   We defiantly want to go back to visit for a afternoon into the night.  It's not too far from the house, so it's do-able anytime.

 Carefree also houses the largest sundial. It's cool!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Deal of the Day

I can't remember if I've ever bought a brand new purse below $20, but I'll remember it now!  Macy's had a 1 day sale on Saturday.  An additional 30-50% off including clearance.  J was with me, so that meant I only was allowed a few minutes to browse.  Since my strap broke on my faux Coach bag a couple weeks ago, I've been on the look out for a new purse. 

I look for a few things in a purse. The straps have to fit on my shoulders and stay there, I prefer the flat-squarish shape.  I like the bottom to have feet or a flat surface. No magnet, buckle, etc. for closures; I like a zippered closure.  A medium size.  There needs to be two open side pockets inside, one for my car keys/chapstick and one for my cell phone.   I'm not real picky about color.  I usually go with a black because that goes with everything.  I don't mind a brown or tan.   Love to do a fun color like purple.  I haven't had a yellow or a turquoise purse yet, but would love to!

My steal of the day was a Etienne Aigner purse that was marked down from $58.00 and clearanced to $29.00 with the additional 50% off.  I was excited to pay the mere $15, but when she rang it up, it came up to $12.00.!! I'll take that for sure!!!   

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Gold Canyon's June Wedding Scent Recipe

Scent Blending Recipes are carefully selected recipes of individual candles that when burning together, create their own unique, blended scent experience.

To maximize your fragrant experience, use the exact sizes and quantities noted in each recipe – a slight alteration can be like adding salt when you needed sugar.

FIRST: Arrange the candles on a heat-safe surface with the largest in the middle and smaller candles interspersed throughout. For votive and Tealight candles, use a holder to protect the surface.

SECOND: Place each candle approximately two inches apart in your arrangement.

THIRD: Light each candle and let the aromas mingle for at least 30 minutes to create your new fragrance experience.

Featured Blend:

June Wedding

Create the elegant warmth of a summer wedding with softly scented florals and sweet fruits. A shimmer of luxury shines through for a beautiful blend.

· 8 oz. Powder & Violet Fleur

· 8 oz. Burning Bright

· 10.5 oz. Enchanting

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Is a Birthday a Funeral?

I was surprised by getting flowers on my birthday from three different people!  Work peeps surprised me with an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen (my favorite!).  J said I had so many flowers it looked like a funeral. Could turning 28 be a funeral? Isn't 25 the downward slope to 30? After you turn 21, it doesn't matter so much anymore.  The time between 25 and 30 is the most crucial in my opinion.  So much happens and the time flies by!

Today's Temp: 98*