Boot Scootin Bull Riding

Monday, July 20, 2015

Do you remember the feeling when summer break was over and you had to return to school? A part of you was excited to go back and see your friends and then the other part of you longed for more relaxing summer days when you didn't have to worry about setting your alarm. 

That is exactly how I am feeling right now because it is almost time for this girl to return to work since moving here. I am looking forward to getting back to the grind but a part of me is going to miss the days where my biggest decision was if I should read my book poolside, in bed, or on the couch. So I am trying to soak it all in while I can. 

We headed to Cave Creek this past weekend and were instantly transported back to the wild wild west. Well, not the real wild west since they have more rattlesnakes then actual real cowboys but a replica. Quirky souvenir shops, galleries, and restaurants line Frontier Town. 

Retail Therapy

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Retail therapy is supposed to make one feel happy and cheerful. Typically it has the opposite effect on me. I end up feeling guilty and questioning my choices. 

I mean, how many plain white tees does one girl need? (A lot because I tend to spill=the reasoning in my head.)

Do I really need this garbage can? (No, we can just reuse the bags from the grocery store under our sink=the reasoning in my head. Puts garbage can back.)

Since moving from the east coast to the Arizona desert, I can't tell you how much I despise looking at all the big chunky sweaters that line my closet. So I pushed guilt aside and headed to Scottsdale for some retail therapy. With sunshine, palm tree lined streets, kids laughing in the splash pools, fresh fruit smoothies, and the variety of shops, I must say, I was feeling quite chipper.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Lake Pleasant is a hop, skip, and a jump for most that live in the Phoenix area. It is no wonder why so many flock here on the weekends to soak up some sun, appreciate the beautiful scenery, and play in/on the refreshing water. 

Rest Stop

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The fourth came early as we celebrated with an Independence Day celebration that wasn't too far from us. Food, music, rides, jugglers on stilts, and fireworks; what more could you ask for?