Calling all Phoenix-area parents! If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do with your kids, a visit to the Rosson House Museum in Phoenix Arizona is in order! Kids are transported back in time with a tour of this fully-restored, 1895, Queen Anne Victorian house. They’ll get a glimpse of life in Phoenix during that era, as docents lead them through the museum. My daughter is a HUGE history buff, so I got a kick out of watching my her reaction to seeing how people lived back then, so our visit was just as entertaining for me as it was interesting.) Things to do in Phoenix with kids The Rosson House Museum is part of Heritage & Science Park in downtown Phoenix. You’ve probably seen it and might have even gone on a field trip there yourself as a kid! If not, here’s why they’re such a great idea: field trips to the Rosson House give children an opportunity to get up close and personal with the artifacts and even participate in hands-on activities. (They also have a program that comes to you, originally designed for scout troops and homeschooling, called the Traveling Trunk.) During these interactive field trips…

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I love me some good Mexican food. Not that taco bell stuff (although desperate times call for desperate measures lol) I’m talking about the real deal, with freshly made salsa and handmade flour and corn tortillas that are served fresh off the griddle. I headed to Phoenix a few weeks ago for a short getaway and decided to meet up with a fellow blogger friend of mine  (Arizona’s very own food diva TastaAz). This girl knows food and where to go for the best tacos in Scottsdale, so when she suggested lunch at The Mission in Old Town, I was all over that. acos in Scottsdale Pricing Best Tacos in Scottsdale A word of warning, this is not your run of the meal tex-mix Mexican food. The food is more traditional to what you would find in an upscale traditional Mexican restaurant, also, it’s not cheap. Dinner for two will set you back $120-$130 when you factor in appetizers, dinner, drinks, tax, and tip, but trust me, if you’re a foodie, love Mexican and quality service is important to you, this will be the best $100 you’ve spent in Arizona. I had dinner reservations for another restaurant later that evening and I made…

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Here’s why you need travel glasses! I recently encountered a travel nightmare while on vacation with my daughter, and I’m sure any glasses wearer can sympathize. We went to San Diego and while there, my daughter accidentally stepped on my glasses and broke them. Now, for those that know me personally, you know I am blind as a bat without my glasses. Hell, I’m blind as a bat with them sometimes lol, so needless to say, my vacation was ruined. The moment it happened I remember thinking, “Had I just ordered an extra set of travel glasses, this wouldn’t have been an issue”! Why You Should Use Coastal.com‘s I seriously have no good excuse for not having a spare pair. I always order my glasses through Coastal.com because they’re the best in the business. The have hundreds of brands, including Nicole Miller, Steve Madden, Bebe, and Converse. They have every color, style, and shape imaginable for men, women, and children. In addition to free shipping, free returns, and regular sales, they also have lots of complete sets of glasses for as low as $35! If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, I doubt you’ll find it anywhere! (And this…

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I’m a compulsive under packer, I just hate lugging around bags of stuff… Okay, who am I kidding? I do it on purpose because I love shopping while traveling. It’s always fun coming home with new clothes and cute outfits planned for the following weeks. This past weekend, I hung out in sunny San Diego and spent some time shopping at Horton Plaza  Forever 21 Summer Style Forever 21 For The Win!Forever 21 Summer Style For stylish summertime attire, I head to Forever 21 where the clothes and accessories are always effortlessly on-trend and budget friendly (and the retailer is pretty much available in every city I travel to!). Once inside, I kept the vibe of the city in mind: think airy, light, a mix of classic and modern. Forever 21 Summer Style The Perfect Paring Forever 21 Summer Style I picked up the Cage Belted Dress because it’s so versatile. This crinkled woven shift dress is great for summer weather and works on any figure. The caged front detail keeps it modern, while the classic cut means swapping accessories or adding a jacket drastically changes the outfit altogether. A crisp blazer and wide belt makes it work appropriate; a denim jacket (like this…

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There is no shortage of Downtown Phoenix hotels. Five stars, mid-range, boutique, budget, they have a hotel for everyone. When I decided to head to Phoenix for the weekend, I wanted to try something other than your run of the mill chain hotel. Phoenix is known for its strong art culture so I knew I wanted to explore the Roosevelt Art District and stay nearby. I happened to stumble across the above picture online, and when I read the caption and discovered this picture was hanging in a hotel lobby, I had to check it out. I mean any hotel that has a picture of Burt Reynolds in a wig hanging in their lobby has got to be cool, right? downtown phoenix hotels Well cool, it was! Situated less than 2 blocks from popular Roosevelt Art District, the FoundRe is part art gallery part hotel and is absolutely mind blowing. If you’re an art lover, just getting into art, or even if you don’t have a clue about art (like me), you’ll appreciate the FoundRe.  What made me fall in love with the FoundRe was its deep community involvement. The FoundRe has combined quality service and above average accommodations with art and…

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