Have a Good Year in Goodyear

Goodyear map

I have written extensively on the growing metropolis of Phoenix, and while Glendale might want to fight me on this front, should Phoenix continue to grow the way that it has been it will begin to engulf the…

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College Life: Freedom and Small Spaces

A Convocation degree certificate

Oh yes, college. The first time many kids are freed from the strict rules of their parents and are free to form their own identities. For many this is a struggle between finding the right balance of social…

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Sheds: The Garage of the Backyard

Outdoor storage room

Something I remember clearly as a kid is a “pick one” problem, they were these things where you had two options and you had to pick one, and no matter you did the other would be bad. Like…

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Sun Tan in San Tan Valley

Desert Park

It’s no secret that Phoenix has been going through a bit of a rapid expansion in all directions. Suburbs are popping up in every corner of the Arizona map, and honestly if this trend continues the way it…

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Feng Shui: What’s it Even Good For?

Steps to Declutter

Feng shui is derived from a Chinese tradition, translating not to, “rearrange your furniture randomly to achieve it,” but rather means flow. The words mean: wind (feng) and water (shui), referring to the natural flow of life and…

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Big Savings in a Tiny Home

A tiny fantasy house

Living in a house can be incredibly expensive and inconvenient. Every time guests come over you clean from top to bottom. Every week you’re out mowing a massive lawn. The heating and electric bills don’t pay for themselves….

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Surprise Arizona: It’s Full of…

Sunrise map

Believe it or not, it is difficult to not write a pun title when the location you are writing about is Surprise, Arizona. No seriously, that is the name of a city in Arizona. A group of people…

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Peoria: A Hold Out Against Phoenix

Peoria map

Peoria, Arizona is an odd little burg. It is in two different counties – although primarily located in Maricopa. It is a suburb of Phoenix, but oddly has more interesting things to do. It is something of an…

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Dos and Don’ts: RV Storage Edition

Covered RV parking

So, you got an RV, and aren’t sure what to do with it when you aren’t doing stuff with it? Worry not, because you are in a boat with a lot of other people. Before you go and…

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How to Move Stuff Without Breaking It

Girl planning her move

There is nothing quite as awful, no fear quite so absolute, as beginning to unpack only to find that all your clearly labelled “fragile” boxes may well have been through a tornado. What could you have done wrong?…

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