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A Santa Experience Not to be Missed!

A new Santa workshop and more! Santa is all about the experience and this year Scottsdale Fashion Square has again partnered with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to experience the wonder of Santa’s workshop in the digital age while als getting Santa photos taken. One of the SMB Contributors, Renee and her family […]

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FREE photos with Santa at the Promenade {two dates}

Santa Claus is coming to Scottsdale early this year! Mark your calendars On Saturday, December 3 and the following Saturday, December 10, the Promenade Shopping Center (located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd) will spread Christmas cheer by giving children the opportunity to take photos with Santa Claus. What you get Photos are FREE and […]

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The Valley’s Big School-Choice Education Fair

School hunting in Arizona is NOT easy. It can be one of the most difficult choices that you have to make. And there are so MANY choices here in the Valley! Choosing your child’s first (or next) school is a huge decision! Some of us get lucky. We stumble into schools that end up being […]

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Minecraft on the big screen!!

Looking for a fun way for the kids to spend an afternoon? iPic Scottsdale is offering Minecraft on the big screen! The new session starts October 19th and lasts for four weeks. iPic Scottsdale (located at Scottsdale Quarter) is hosting the events Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 pm – 6 pm. Gamers of all ages are […]

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Phoenix Fashion Week {Tickets available now}

Did you know that Phoenix Fashion Week is becoming known as THE PLACE where emerging designers and models from all over the world LAUNCH their careers. They are changing the fashion industry! Phoenix Fashion Week 2016 is October 13 thru the 15 at Talking Stick Resort Do you want to attend this unique event while helping push Arizona […]

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Friday Favorite Things {Angela’s Kitchen Picks}

I LOVE sharing new finds, especially new things that make cooking and everything I do in the kitchen easier. Here are three of my new favorite kitchen hacks: OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Containers. These things are amazing! I am THE WORST at buying too many fruits and veggies at the store. Then the week quickly flies by and I end […]

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MOPS Indoor Play Date {this Friday!!}

The MOPS Group at Valley Presbyterian Church is hosting their BIG indoor play date event this week! The event is free, and and they want you to come! Mama’s Cold Brew will be there selling their coffee (yum!!). There will be a gym full of fun, they have tons of bounce houses and toys to keep your child active […]

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Prepare your toddler for preschool! {sponsored post}

Prepare your toddler for preschool! Christ Church School has several programs that help your child prepare for success at the earliest educational levels. Play and Learn Program Classes meet on Friday mornings for 1.5 hours for students ages 16 months – 2 years old. Developmentally appropriate program formulated to expand a toddler’s physical, social, emotional, […]

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Homeschool Week and Scout Week {SEA LIFE Arizona & LEGOLAND Discovery}

Homeschool Week and Scout Week Arrive at SEA LIFE Arizona and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona – the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground Attention all Homeschool Families and Arizona Scouts! SEA LIFE Arizona has exciting events coming this August. Two great locations and two great events! Homeschool Week | August 1-5th It’s craw fish season! Join SEA LIFE […]

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