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Steph is the Co-founder of Scottsdale Moms Blog and the Director of City Moms Blog Network. She is the mamma of three little girls, Nora (July 2009), Elsie (May 2011) and Audrey (February 2013) and wife of Alan. She loves shopping for great deals, wearing funky jewery and spending loads of time with friends. Steph gets a kick out of multitasking and loves nothing more than throwing a good party. You can read more about Steph on her personal blog The Flies Blend

My Top 5 Deal Websites

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Please tell me I'm not the only one that wakes up each morning to an inbox of 20+ emails from various deal sites?!  Ok, maybe it's not exactly that many, but there are certainly...

REVIEW | Oilo Studio Organic Newborn Layette Set

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Oilo Studio is one of our sponsors for  Mom’s Night Out Arizona TONIGHT, but I was not personally compensated for this post. I was given an organic newborn layette set for the purpose of review,...

REVIEW : Toy Nanny by 2 Red Hens Studio

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I'm a total bag/purse lover. I really have no prejudice when it comes to bags - I love them all! I love diaper bags, messenger totes, diaper and wipes cases, purses, wallets, beach bags, reusable totes,...

GIVEAWAY :: Revive Bloggers Conference (1 Ticket)

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I'm thrilled to be sharing this info with you ladies! The Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market ladies (have you been?!!  It's supposed to be AH-MAZING!) are hosting their very first Revive Blogging Conference  for...

Top 5 Things to Do in Prescott :: {A Prescott Staycation}

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In mid-December, my hubby and I decided we needed to get away for a night, just the two of us.  Funds were limited (I mean, it was December after all) so rather than travel...

Favorite Valley Family Holiday Activities

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With December in full swing we thought it was time to poll YOU, our incredible readers, and see what some of your favorite Valley area Holiday Activities are. The list below is a compilation of...

3 Resources to Help Teach Your Child(ren) the ABCs

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Back in January we (unintentionally) started working with Nora on her ABCs.   And by unintentionally, I mean that I have no teaching experience, nor do I have older children that I've already taught...

{Pregnancy Week} Guess Who’s Pregnant?!

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Yes! You read that right! I {Steph} am thrilled to let you in on the newest SMB "secret" ... our family is expecting Baby #3 in March!   You all know how much I love me...

GIVEAWAY | Scottsdale Bible Church MOPS Registration

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It's no secret.  I love nothing more than connecting moms together. Joy and I discovered (much like you probably), that in the mommy-world, spending time with other moms is  a MUST.  We need other moms that...

Family Outing to IKEA

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My husband and I woke up one morning with no plans for the day.  We (correction, I) was giddy with the anticipation of doing something new and adventurous.  After throwing out a number of...

Archives Week! My Favorite Post of Abbi’s

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It’s Archives Week here at SMB, and this morning I’m featuring my favorite post of Abbi's. You can read all her posts here. Since joining the SMB Contributor team in March, Abbi has brought a wealth of...

My Top 5 Pinterest Recipes

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Who ♥'s Pinterest?! (I'm raising both hands high myself) There's something so wonderful about all of the endless ideas that are available at our fingertips.  Right?  Upon opening your account you'll find tips for home decor,...

Top 5 Birthday Party Decoration Ideas

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I can hardly believe that my sweet lil' Elsie turned ONE this weekend!!! I really do feel like her real birth-day was just yesterday. In typical Steph-fashion, Elsie's birthday called for a little Par-Tay.  There's...

Phoenix / Scottsdale Swim Lessons | Kim Courtney Swim School

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I hate to even mention the "d" word but I'm going to. Drowning and the need to be able to swim is a very serious deal. No one wakes up in the morning expecting...

Creating Photo Books | My {Blurb} Family Photo Book Obsession

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If you can have an addiction to pictures - I have one. I'm always THAT person in every group setting who insists on taking a picture to document the occasion. Love me or hate me...

Mommy SOS | Free (and Cheap) Summer Activities for Arizona Kids

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  If you’re new and just stopping in… welcome!  We’re so glad you’ve found Scottsdale Moms Blog! Today we’re back with another Mommy SOS topic.  If you missed our other Mommy SOS posts be sure to check them...

GIVEAWAY | Boon Potty Bench

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Potty Training. Those two words together will make any new mom squirm. Unfortunately it isn't an optional activity  in the world of mothering (darn it!).  So alas, it was time to potty train my oldest, Nora! There...

GIVEAWAY | Massage & Facial from Hand and Stone Spa Scottsdale {sponsored}

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We are thrilled to introduce you to one of our event sponsors for last Thursday’s AZ Mom's Night Out– Hand and Stone Spa Scottsdale.  Look out momma’s – we have two AWESOME giveaways!!!  Scottsdale Moms Blog...

January AZ Mom’s Night Out Recap (with pictures)

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Last Thursday night we co-hosted Arizona Mom’s Night Out with the team from Raising Arizona Kids Magazine (@RAKmagazine) at UltraStar Cinemas UltraLuxe Scottsdale (@UltraStarMovies).  It was a HUGE success!!! A huge thanks goes to all of the moms who came out...

Arizona Mom’s Night Out | Tomorrow Night!

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We can’t wait to see all you awesome mamas at Arizona Mom’s Night Out TOMORROW NIGHT!  Here are some details and a few important kudos… First of all, a HUGE thank you to Raising Arizona Kids Magazine (@RAKmagazine) for hosting the...

GIVEAWAY | JJ Cole Diaper Bag from Bebe EcoPosh {sponsored}

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We are thrilled to introduce you to one of our event sponsors for Thursday's Arizona Mom’s Night Out – meet Stephanie Lee, founder of Bébé EcoPosh.  Bébé EcoPosh is an award winning eco-friendly specialty online store for baby....

Mommy SOS | Family Vehicles (aka Minivan vs SUV)

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If you’re new and just stopping in… welcome!  We’re so glad you've found Scottsdale Moms Blog! Today we’re back with another Mommy SOS topic.  If you missed our other Mommy SOS posts be sure to check them...

City Moms Blog Informational Webinar :: January 4th

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Since launching Scottsdale Moms Blog, we’ve had so many women ask us how they could do the same thing in their own communities.  Because of these inquiries, we asked ourselves – why not!?  We...

i ♥ fresh & easy

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Please let me introduce a dear friend of mine.  Her name is Fresh & Easy.  We meet up on a weekly basis. Here's our story... I had never heard of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market before...

GIVEAWAY | Tiny Acorns Personalized Mommy Cards

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Please allow me to introduce you to my new most favorite gift to give my mommy friends - Personalized Mommy Cards from the Tiny Acorn Etsy shop (i♥etsy)! Perfect for exchanging with other moms at school...

Steph vs Joy | Pinterest Finds (Part II)

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This is Part II of our Steph vs Joy | Pinterest Finds post.  Be sure to go back and read Joy's post where she highlights her board "this is SO Steph". *********************** {Steph} Like Joy I...

Top 10 Date Night Restaurants

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In honor of how much I LOVE date nights I thought I'd highlight my very favorite restaurants in a Top 10 List fashion.   Cause everyone loves a Top 10 List, right?!   1. Elements. This...

Dream Dinners GIVEAWAY | Easy (and healthy) Family Meals

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I love to cook. So much so that it's pretty safe to say that my second favorite day of the month is when my Cooking Light comes in the mail.  And of course my most...

Mommy “Me-Time” GIVEAWAY

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A couple months ago I read an article by a stay-at-home mom who was told that she must have a lot of time for herself since she stays home and that  ” you don’t do...

SAVE THE DATE | AZ Mom’s Night Out – October 25th

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Stay Tuned! Registration to launch in the next couple of weeks!