Kelli Northey

Kelli Northey
Kelli Northey moved to Scottsdale, after marrying her college sweetheart in Wisconsin. They haven’t missed the cold, snowy winters yet! She is mom to one very sweet and curious daughter. Kelli loves being with family and friends. She enjoys volunteering, party planning, making crafts, trying new recipes, traveling, and going on family hikes.

April Showers Rainbow Room Makeover

A few months ago, my daughter decided it was time to “glam up” her bedroom. At first, I thought we’d go with a color theme, but her favorite color was “teal...or rainbow...or SPARKLES!!!” So...
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March 14 – It’s Pizza Pi Day!

March 14 is National Pi Day. If it's been a few years since you've heard about pi, it's the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. While this mathematical concept is very important,...
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Virtual Valentine’s Party: Minute to Win It

I have to admit: Valentine's Day isn't my favorite holiday. I love chocolate, but I don't have much use for a heart-shaped box. I like flowers, but not at triple the price. I'm not...
saving money

Four Secrets to Start Saving Money

Happy New Year! If your family is like mine, from October through the end of the year, it’s one fun thing after another. Whether it’s a day trip to the pumpkin patch or all...
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5 Pandemic Gifts that Don’t Cost a Penny

If you're struggling to think of last minute gifts for the kids on your shopping list this year, here are a few ideas for gifts that don't cost a penny. Whether your loved one's...

Bring The Nutcracker Tradition Home This Christmas

Bring The Nutcracker tradition home this Christmas with front row seats from your living room. Whether you choose to light some candles and get dressed up for the occasion or go a more casual...

New Year’s Eve Around the World

Traveling is my family's passion. Be it a day trip in Arizona or trekking around Europe, we're happiest when we're exploring somewhere new. Since our travel plans are cancelled during the pandemic, we thought...

Jolabokaflod: Simplifying Christmas with Books

If you're looking for a way to simplify this Christmas, consider adding Jolabokaflod to your Christmas Eve plan.  What is Jolabokaflod? One of the most popular holiday traditions in Iceland is Jolabokaflod (prounounciation), or "Christmas book...
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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: 2020

What a year! I’m not sure I can remember a time with more struggle, innovation, division, community, and growth. Even though this year may look a little different, one thing we can count on...
Calm Thanksgiving

The Secret to a Calm Thanksgiving

Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving for your family or for 50 out of town guests, thinking about the big day can be daunting. While there's something nostalgic about the hustle and bustle of a busy...
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Bring a DIY State Fair to Your Backyard

The Arizona State Fair is a tradition that over one million people enjoy each fall. With nearly 100 rides, tons of food, vendors, and booths, plus animals, competitions, and performances, there’s something for everyone. When...
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The Night We Knew Online Learning Would be Okay

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine tackling online learning with a first grader. When things started closing down due to COVID-19, I knew organization and routine would be key for our busy...
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Back to School Coronavirus Books

Reading a back to school book on the night before the first day of school is a tradition many families share. It's a great way to bond, share in the excitement, and calm any...
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Lessons from the Desert

This summer, my husband and I celebrated living in Arizona for a decade. That practically makes us locals, right?! Along the way, we’ve learned a few lessons from the desert. Summer Lessons from the Desert ...
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5 Ways to Build Your Relationship with Your Kids

If living through a pandemic has taught us anything, it's that family is everything. During normal times, it's easy to get caught up in the grind of rushing out the door in the morning,...
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Top Ten Arizona Day Trips

You've probably heard of a "staycation" - a vacation within driving distance of your home that doesn't require a hotel stay. Whether you're short on vacation days, trying to build up your savings account,...