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A Guide to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is a great chance to make changes in your life, whether in your career, health or personally. However, making lasting change is hard, which is why so many people give up on their New Year’s resolutions within a month. In fact, only eight percent of people are show to keep their resolutions. Here are some tips on how you can make successful goals for 2019 and keep them.   Pick the Right Resolution – and Keep it Simple Many people start the new year with these grand resolutions that aren’t really realistic. That is their first downfall.

Easy Treats Perfect for the Holiday Season

One of the best parts of the holiday season is all the tasty treats you get to indulge in! Here are some easy treats you can make for your next holiday gathering.   Homemade Fudge Fudge is a treat that dates back to the late 1800s and hasn’t lost it status as a family favorite during the holidays. It’s simple recipe allows for different flavors and textures to be added in, creating a myriad of possibilities! Start with sweetened condensed milk, then add in chocolate chips, salt and vanilla until it’s melted and thick. Let it sit in the fridge

Can’t Miss Events this Holiday Season

Tis the holiday season which means the city is bustling with markets, activities and events. Here are some events worth checking out this holiday season.   TCA Presents “A Christmas Carol” Tempe | Tempe Center for the Arts The Tempe Center for the Arts presents a Broadway musical adaption of the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, “A Christmas Carol”. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he takes ghost-guided journeys through is past, present and future to learn the importance of family and friendship. You don’t want to miss this holiday classic of hope, love and redemption. See showtimes and purchase tickets here.  

Tempe’s Art Museums

Tempe’s art culture is ever changing and ever growing. You’ll find creative and authentic paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography and even film in the city’s local art museums, but you’ll find artists’ expressions displayed around the city as well. Even if you’re a regular at in Tempe’s museums, the exhibits are always changing, so there is always something new to see. Here’s what’s current:   ASU Art Museum 51 E. 10th St The ASU Art Museum, named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America magazine, is recognized for its cutting edge exhibits and innovative programming that

A Guide to Grooming Your Dog

If you have a dog, or are thinking of welcoming a pet dog into your life, it’s important that you know about grooming and bathing care. Bathing and grooming your dog will not only keep them clean and healthy, but you and your home as well. Try grooming your dog at home with these DIY tips!   Bathing Your Dog Bathing your dog to get rid of any unpleasant odor or dirt is good, but there are even more important reasons to do so. Regular washing helps keep a dog’s coat and skin healthy and clean, and can help prevent

Oktoberfest Around the Valley

Oktoberfest celebrations are already underway around the valley. Here’s whats on schedule in the next few weeks.   Old World Oktoberfest Peoria, October 5 – 6 Peoria is hosting it’s Oktoberfest celebration in true German style, with live music straight from Germany and loads of German food, including brats, pretzels beer and more. There will also be fun competitions including stein holding and dancing.   Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest Phoenix, October 6 Phoenix is hosting its first Oktoberfest celebration on October 6th, complete with traditional food, beer and music, including a Bavarian dance floor and live polka music!   Oktoberfest at

Four Peaks Oktoberfest

Next weekend the Four Peaks Oktoberfest returns to the Tempe Town Lake for the 46th year. This is one of Tempe’s signature annual events, and the largest Oktoberfest celebration in Arizona! This fun celebration benefits the Tempe Sister Cities, a student exchange, global culture and humanitarian works program. Here’s everything you can find at this crazy 3-day celebration: Beer and wine gardens Opening parade and keg tapping Races Beer Tasting Great Food Live Music Polka dances Carnival and much more! Admission for the festival is free, and is always a great time for the whole family! Learn more and busy

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has become a trending item in recent years, and for good reason. It has been found to have some health benefits and is a very versatile oil, able to be used in everything from cooking to beauty to pets! Unlike most vegetable oils, coconut oil is solid at room temperature. However it reacts to its environment – in the colder months it can be hard as a rock, and in the warmer months (or climates, like Arizona) it can be completely liquid. It doesn’t matter what form it sits, its uses don’t change!   In the Kitchen Coconut

Craft Breweries of Tempe

Tempe has an eclectic and impressive culinary scene from college town staples of pizza and burgers to upscale dining. What ties these all together is the ever growing selection of microbreweries around town. Here are some of the best craft breweries in Tempe:   Four Peaks Brewing Company 1340 E 8th Street, #104 Four Peaks started in 1994 when they took over the original F.A. Hough’s Ice Factory that stood since 1892 and housed a dairy creamery, and later, recording studio. This charming red brick building now houses their entire brewing operations, a large bar and sunny outdoor patio. Take

Best Foods to Pack for Your Next Hike

When you’re out backpacking for the day, you need to be sure to bring food that will energize, nourish and strengthen you, but also tastes good. Here are some suggestions for your next hike:   Trail Mix Trail mix is an obvious choice for hiking snacks because it is lightweight and easily portable. Usually it is a mix of nuts, seeds and dried fruit tossed together without cooking or lightly roasting. It provides a good source of protein to energize you and carbohydrates to keep you going. Stop at the store to pick some up for your next hike, or

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