Category Archives: Arizona

Sewing with My Mom: Quilts, Chair Covers and Valences Coming Right Up!

My Mom lives in Arizona, land of sunshine, heat and cactus. I like to visit her pretty home in Sun City; she lives in a 3-bedroom ranch that she has transformed into what I think  of as “quilting central.” Mom … Continue reading

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George Hampton: RIP

A wonderful man died this morning in Arizona; his name is George, George Hampton. He left behind his loving wife Donna, two daughters, two grandchildren and many, many relatives and friends who will miss him very much.  George died of … Continue reading

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It’s a Gray N.J. Tuesday and I’d Rather Be in Arizona

Are you pining for sunshine? Or do you already live in a sunshine-y state?

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Mopping the Floor: My Mom the Expert

My Mom has long been a TV shopper. QVC and Home Shopping are two channels she watches frequently; Mom can quote many of the pitch people on the different ‘shows,’ telling me exactly what each product’s strengths are and how … Continue reading

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My Brother-in-Law Bid and My Husband Mike: Two Men & a Hike

My bro-in-law Bid works very hard at having fun. Bid loves ‘60s music, Jets football (although I swear he’d watch pee wee football on TV if that’s all that was on) and beer, especially dark beer. He’s a curly-haired, fast-talking … Continue reading

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Mesa Grill in Sedona, AZ: Food with a View

About 6 years ago when we vacationed in Sedona, AZ (snow in late April, anyone?) my husband Mike and I took our two kids for lunch at the snack-type restaurant at the very top of Airport Rd in Sedona, AZ. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from Sunny Peoria, AZ

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Hot Air Ballooning in Phoenix, AZ: Top 10 List Fun!

At the crack of dawn this morning my husband Mike, my bro-in-law Bid and I went out ballooning. It was our first time ballooning and we had no idea how we’d each react to floating through the skies of Arizona. … Continue reading

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Sedona AZ: Hiking and Rainbows

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Fun in the Sun: AZ for Thanksgiving

We took off yesterday at 7 a.m. and winged our way to Arizona, Peoria, AZ to be exact. My husband Mike and me and my sister Cindy and her husband Bid (and yes, we were together on vacation in Puerto … Continue reading

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