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Sep 052013
 

Break out the bells and whistles! Blow up the balloons!

It’s our favorite blogger’s bday today, our very own co-founder of The Daily Five, and my dearest friend:  KATIE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET KATIE…

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Although we are now miles apart, you are in my heart today!

In honor of your special day, here’s what I love about you…YOU ARE:

 1. the funnest girl I know

2. the best listener a friend could have

 3. the best “boy” mom ever

 4. the most motivated and hardworking workout partner someone

     could ask for {especially on those extra lazy days!}

 5. the most dedicated  philanthropist

 6. AND the best TABOO partner in town!

Cheers Birthday Girl!

Here’s wishing you a year full of unexpected surprises, inner peace, health and joy!

xoxo, disa

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Aug 272013
 

Oh my goodness, I just found my new favorite water bottle! And when you are a desert dweller like myself you know you always have a water bottle handy!  I’m so excited about the S’Well water bottle I feel like I can’t even tell you all the AMAZING things that I love about it! But I will certainly try! First of all they come in really fun, bright colors that just make me smile. Not only that, the water bottles are available in custom size, color, and  even engraving.

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Thinking you don’t want to spend the $$ {starting at $35 for the go-everywhere size} on a good water bottle? Think again! These bottles are so well insulated they will keep your cold drinks cold for 24 hours and your hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours. They are made of double -walled stainless steel and inside the cap is made of  BPA-free polypropylene with a latex-free silicone ring to vacuum seal the cap tight. And Hey all you AZ peeps, this bottle does not “sweat” so your hands, bags, papers are staying dry all day! They even come in “lunch box” size so the kiddos’s school papers don’t come home warped!! Aren’t they cute?

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Of course such a cool water bottle would be run by some really “swell” people, don’t you think? Every purchase of a S’well Bottle supports WaterAid, a 501 (c)(3) organization that provides sustainable safe water, hygiene and sanitation to the world’s poorest communities. And don’t forget the fact when you purchase a water bottle you’re also taking a stand against the billions of plastic bottles clogging landfills the world over.

Check out Swell’s website HERE or you can also buy them at Nordstrom, just click HERE!

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Aug 222013
 

What could be more exciting then two of our favorite places coming together for a candy tasting?  Not much we tell ya! We absolutely adore Smeeks and we just can’t get enough of our  favorite suburban farm, The Simple Farm! So get excited friends because they are having a FREE candy tasting this Saturday at Smeeks, featuring The Simple Farm’s goat milk caramels and salted caramels we are always raving about. These tasty delights are extra special and make great treats and presents! Truly delicious and unique-these are like nothing you’ll find at your neighborhood grocer.

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Go on and satisfy that sweet tooth of your’s this Saturday from 12-3pm! We are officially smitten over both of these LOCAL places-so all you Arizonians need to go show them some local love!

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Aug 182013
 

Anyone up for some Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Seed pudding? I have been on a health kick all summer and let me tell you one of my favorite recipe finds is this oh so amazing vegan pudding! However, I have to admit that before I read up on the the chia seeds superfood qualities all I could think of were those commercials with the chia seeds plants-I actually think I owned one at one time! But back to the pudding, it is so easy to make and its SO good for you! Even my kiddos scarf it down!

Click HERE for the recipe!

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It’s so yummy as a snack or even breakfast-just top with your favorite berries! Don’t be scared because it is Vegan-I promise it is delish and did I mention super healthy!

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Aug 142013
 

Happy One year blogging anniversary to us! Wow, where has the time gone? What an amazing time we are having with The Daily 5! Thank you to all our readers for making this such an awesome first year! We really do appreciate all the love! Now who’s ready to celebrate?

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Aug 132013
 

Wow, we can’t believe school has started and we are back to our routine’s! We took the summer “off ” to enjoy time with our kiddos and do some traveling! We hope you didn’t miss us too much!

 As you can imagine it is sizzling here in AZ so we thought a night out enjoying good food and craft beers would be an excellent idea!  The Arrogant Butcher, located at CityScape, is partnering with Lumberyard Brewing Company for the “Brews and Banter” craft beer dinner series this Thursday, August 15th, at 7:00 pm.

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Always wanted to try and brew your own beer or just wondered how all those yummy craft beers are created? Well your in luck because the brewers themselves will be there to mingle and bond with! Not to mention there will be a four-course, beer-centric meal prepared by the Arrogant Butcher’s executive chef Zack Randol. Click HERE for the menu! Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Thursday evening-especially when it’s 108 degrees!

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$45 per person. R.S.V.P. at 602.324.8502 or in person at The Arrogant Butcher: 2 East Jefferson #150 Phoenix, AZ 85004

It’s for sure going to be a fun night-hope to see you there!

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Jun 162013
 

While us girls are literally shredding our clothes off in this terribly hot weather and opting for swimsuits and sundresses, we have no choice but to show our style through our accessories!  And girls, we’ve got just the arm accessories for you. You know we love the whole “monogram” thing, and we’ve recently been turned on to the new best new thing in monograms -monogrammed bangles by ALEX AND ANI.

First introduced to this line at our favorite neighborhood boutique, NOVE, and also admired at our oh so fave department store, Nordstrom, ALEX AND ANI bangles are just SO hot right now! We can now put away our monogrammed necklaces that are decorated with all of our kiddos initials and opt for something a little more fun and modern! The coolest part is that ALEX AND ANI not only have monogrammed bangles, but they’ve got all sorts of other symbolic bangles, bejeweled bangles and beaded bangles to layer in with your monogrammed pieces. And they  are so cool mixed: silver and gold never looked so good together. Below are some of our favorites.
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If you love these like we do, shop local and head to NOVE to grab your first ALEX AND ANI bangles. And if you aren’t local, visit WWW.ALEXANDANI.COM to grab your faves-free shipping when you spend over $100 {easy to do if find three or four bangles you MUST have}!
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Jun 132013
 

 Doesn’t every man dream of having their own “man cave?” A pimped out place of their own where they can escape to watch all the sports they want! This Father’s day instead of buying dad a new tie or fishing pole wouldn’t it be fun to redecorate his area? A big screen TV and a comfy chair is all he really wants, but us girls need to add a little style to the room! So here’s a little man cave inspiration…..

 

 

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Happy Father’s day to all  the great Dad’s out there-MuhWahhh-We Love You!
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Jun 112013
 

With temps soaring over 105 degrees all we have on our mind’s is ICE CREAM! One of our very first posts was a” how to make homemade ice cream sandies!” They are so easy and SO extremely delish we thought they deserved to be in the spotlight once more!

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1.BAKE-homemade (or store bought) chocolate chip cookies. Let cool completely (refridgerate for about an hour or so)

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2. SCOOP-your favorite homemade (or store bought) ice cream onto the bottom of a cookie

3. SMOOSH-the second cookie on top of the scoop of ice cream and….

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VOILA-homemade and cool ice cream sandwiches.

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Jun 092013
 

Who doesn’t love a good burger with fries? I know I do and so do my kiddos! If you live in the Phoenix area you are in luck because Zinburger is sure loving on their littlest guests this summer! From June 5th, to August 31st, the Biltmore Fashion park Zinburger is having Camp Bo-Vine! What is camp Bo-Vine you ask? It is for kiddos 12 & under and includes their choice of hamburger, turkey sloppy joe, grilled cheese or chicken fingers! They also get to choose a side to go with their meal, hand-cut fries, sweet potato fries, or a ranch salad and of course a drink which even includes their more then yummy stawberry lemonade or cherry-vanilla coke! Now here is the best part, it is ONLY$3 ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!

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Now we (meaning me & my crew of men) love going to Zinburger for their delicious burgers of course, but they also have the most A-mazing milkshakes! So for just $2 more you can add on this tasty treat! Zinburger is also showing some love to ol’ mom & dad too- come between 4pm-6pm during the week and get the plain & simple burger for just $7!

Sounds like a moo-velous way to get some cheap eats at one of our fav burger joints!

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