Summer is a good time to explore Arizona and adjacent states. Because there are fewer tourists in the summer, everything is less crowded; plus, there are nearby places where the temperature is actually below 110 degrees.
Last month, we gave you tips on spring cleaning, but you didn’t actually do any spring cleaning, did you? Who has the time? That’s why, this month, we’re providing an easier option. Instead of spring cleaning, just do some spring organizing—no scrubbing required.
For the first Earth Day, in 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets to raise awareness of environmental issues with such astonishing force that, by the end of 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act, all came into being, with the Endangered Species Act becoming law just three years later.
Spring is in the air, which means no more golfing, no more Netflix, because it’s time for spring cleaning. That may sound like a lot of work, but you can clean your Encantada home with minimal effort and probably won’t even have to buy cleaning products since, as anyone who has ever perused a cleaning website will attest, there are very few things on our planet that can’t be cleaned with either lemon juice, vinegar, or a combination of the two. If you do have to purchase a commercial product, most experts have two words of advice: Magic Eraser.
Whether you cook for yourself, your family, or the occasional big dinner party, a pantry stocked with essentials is, well, essential. There are certain basic items everyone should keep on hand because they’re ingredients used in many recipes, relatively inexpensive, and have a long shelf life, including many refrigerated and frozen foods.
With the hectic lives we all so regularly lead, it can be difficult to find time to hit the gym or on-property fitness center during business hours. Maybe you’re just starting your fitness journey and prefer the comfort of your own home to build motivation. Whatever the case, working out at home is actually quite manageable and can still remain effective enough for you to see results.
It’s February, which means that Valentine’s Day is looming on the horizon. No matter what your relationship status, Valentine’s Day can bring a lot of pressure, and you want to get it right. Happily, whether you’re in Phoenix or Tucson, there are things you can do to impress your partner.
Thanks to sub-zero temperatures, much of the country is homebound in January. Being stuck indoors, it’s become an after-holiday tradition to redecorate the home in which the winter has made you a prisoner. While that’s not an issue in sunny, warm Arizona, January is still a good time to look at your living space, no matter how beautiful, and consider changing it up with a fresh look for the new year.
It’s a new year and, like many people, you may be making resolutions for 2017. It’s human nature to view the year ahead as a clean slate; a time to accomplish all the things you didn’t get done last year. But resolutions made in January are often forgotten by Groundhog’s Day. So, this year, what can you do differently to ensure that, when December arrives, you’ll have kept your resolutions and accomplished your goals? There are several steps that can be taken to improve your chances of success.
Whether you’re having guests, or you’re spending the holiday alone, at some point you may want to imbibe in a festive holiday cocktail. What gives a beverage its holiday appeal? Cocktails crafted specifically for end-of-year celebrating usually have flavors of the season—like pumpkin, peppermint, cranberry, or apple pie—which, while unusual, are a delightful treat.