Hi!! My name is Ashley Jones. I am the Mother of 2 beautiful children and a wife to an amazing Husband. I was born and raised in Denver Colorado. As much as I miss the snow covered mountains, I have really come to love the year around warm Weather that Arizona has to offer. I look forward to raising my family in this beautiful city and learn more about the place we now call home!
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Friends vs. Vacation Friends

My husband and I LOVE to travel. After we met, my husband was offered a new job opportunity in a new state, and we had so much fun exploring the new city and all...

Four Things I Learned From a Personal Trainer

New year, New you, is the motto that so many people go by at the start of each year. I think its great! It opens so many windows for change and opportunity and helps...

Four Things You Might Not Know About Target

Is it me or has Target become the modern-day mom's sanctuary? Target was the first place I went to after my first baby was born and it led to so many emotions. Anxiety with...
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Try These Gratitude Games With Your Family

As we lead into Thanksgiving, November is such a great month to work on gratitude and focus on things that we are thankful for. It is so great that Thanksgiving lands right before the...
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Five Unique Candy Ideas to Hand Out This Halloween

October is the beginning to my favorite time of the year. Arizona is starting to cool down, football is back, and the holiday season is approaching. I found a new love for Halloween once...
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Fun FREE Toddler Activities In Scottsdale

As all of our older kids head back to school, mamas with toddlers are now able to focus on more age appropriate and fun outings to keep them busy during the week. I found...

Try These Fun Lunch Ideas This School Year

We are on the homestretch moms and starting to prepare our kids to GO BACK TO SCHOOL! It is always something fun to look forward to but also a little stressful to get back...

Cool Off At Legoland Discovery Center

Legoland Discovery Center has been on my radar for a long time! I am so glad that I finally loaded up the kids and headed down to the cool, air-conditioned Discovery Center. Legoland is...

Half off Wednesday in Scottsdale!

As we ease into the next two hottest months of the year we are starting to search for indoor places to cool off and stay busy. Scottsdale and the surrounding areas have so many...

Fourth of July Jell-o Jigglers

My daughter recently discovered Jell-o from a friend at school and has been asking for me to buy some. Immediately the thought of Jell-o Jigglers popped into my head. I am sure we all...
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Five Indoor Play Places in Scottsdale

The summer heat is approaching us quickly and it is getting less and less bearable to survive the park playdates. I gathered a few Scottsdale indoor play places that you can take the kids...
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Kid-Friendly Taco Seasoning

May is in full swing which means Arizona is heating up and summer is approaching across the United States. What better way to cool down than with a margarita, patio and Taco Tuesday! Don’t...
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Story Times Around Scottsdale

I am so happy to announce that story times are FINALLY back up and going. I don’t think many have been open since pre-pandemic therefore my little guy has yet to be at any...
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What’s In My Bag: Kids Travel Bag

It's spring break time!! I am excited for spring break and we as a family are going nowhere. I know so many families are escaping for a long trip though so I thought that...
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New Kid Friendly Restaurant in Scottsdale!

My husband and I visit the Talking Stick area often. We love going to KTR, Great Wolf Lodge, Matrix and Spring training so we always notice when new restaurants come and go in the...
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Don’t Forget to Say Thank You

Now that the holidays are over, and all the gifts have been opened, it's time to write your thank you notes! I feel the value of a thank you note has slowly gone away....
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A Few of My Favorite Things

The Holidays can leave you a little overwhelmed when you think of all the different gifts you have to buy. I love favorite things parties but when I go to buy a “favorite thing”...

My Nightmare Psychic Reading

I went to see a psychic. In 2016 my husband and I had our first miscarriage. As anyone knows who ever has gone through this, it’s absolutely heartbreaking. Not only do you have to move...
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What’s In My Bag: Diaper Bag Edition

I always love reading what other bloggers and celebrities have in their bags. I have learned of so many random things that people have, that become so useful in certain situations. I decided to...
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Party Favors That Won’t Disappoint

School is starting back up throughout the state, so that means those long class lists of invites to kids birthday parties are about to make their way around. My daughter just had her birthday...

15 Activities You Can Do With a Balloon

Summer is here and I always feel so desperate for new activities to keep the kids entertained both inside and out. When I worked with kids growing up we always had balloons tucked away...
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The Other Side to Mothers Day {Not a Celebration for Many}

Mother’s Day has a whole other side to it. It has always been different for me, a holiday that has always been pushed aside and not given much thought to. It of course has...
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Mama Needs A Time Out: It’s Okay to Step Away

Don’t you wish Mama could just take a time out? A time out that is as long as you are old. I feel like I would be a whole new person, able to recharge...

Dear Husband: I Can Be Stressed Too

Sometimes I feel my job as a stay-at-home mom is underestimated. Not only by other people but sometimes by my husband, too. Just because I do not have a 9 to 5 job to...
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Spring Break Ski Trip

I know, when you think spring break you think tropical beach getaway right? When do we not think that? But when our family thinks spring break, we think mountains, snow, and fire pits! My...
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I Am a Helicopter Parent and I Am Okay With It

I will start by telling you the definition of a helicopter parent just so you can understand just how crazy I am! A helicopter parent is a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive...

Restaurants With Awesome Kid’s Menus!

My husband and I really enjoy going out to lunch on the weekends. Once my daughter started to eat solids, I realized that so many restaurants have the same 4 things on their kids...

Back to School Books to Ease Jitters

Summer flew by and it’s that time of year where the kids are gearing up to head back to school. Being in a new classroom with different friends or even in a brand-new school...

The day I lost my phone!

Ok, this is probably going to cause a few eye rolls, BUT I have a feeling if it happened to you, you would feel the same desperation I did! I went to the grocery store...

Dads of Daughters: A special Thank you to my Husband!

I’m not sure if I have been noticing this lately because Father’s Day is approaching or if it’s because I have my own husband and daughter duo, but I have noticed lately how adorable...