Westward Look Resort in Tucson

Westward Look Resort in Tucson: Our weekend away!

My husband and I recently enjoyed a weekend staycation at the Westward Look resort in Tucson. While resorts are typically busiest during the summer, our fall/winter getaway was awesome! The Westward Look is a Wyndam property located in North Tucson. Resort offerings include a spa, tennis, horseback riding, hiking and biking, and four specialty gardens. Dining options include two restaurants, Gold and Lookout, and a breakfast cafe. We spent time on the patio at Lookout listening to all of the fun…

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Family Photos With Teenagers: Have fun and be creative.

Family Photos With Teenagers by Tucson Family Photographer: Cailey Shivers

Tucson Family Photographer We recently had a family photo shoot with Tucson family photographer Cailey Shivers. Trying to get family photos with teenagers (well, a teen and a tween) isn’t the easiest job in the world, and we were blown away by Cailey’s talent, fun personality, and ability to get these boys to smile. We all know that one uncomfortable teen or tween can break a photo session. The trick? Have fun and be creative. We had a blast with…

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Tucson All Souls Procession

Tucson All Souls Procession 2013 {Wordless Wednesday}

If you can bear with my iPhone pictures, I have something to share with you… This year was our first All Souls Procession, which is part of Dia Des Los Muertos. Why we waited so long to take part in this event is beyond me, but I have a feeling we’ll be back next year. Jack wants to dress up! The All Souls Procession is a way to honor the dead. The floats are amazing, and some bring tears to…

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What To Expect When You Visit Rocky Point Mexico

Visit Rocky Point Mexico: Everything You Need To Know

This post is sponsored by Seaside Reservations in Mexico. The content is my own.  We recently went down to visit Rocky Point Mexico for a family getaway, and I wanted to share some of the amazing things we did and what you can expect when taking your family down! Traveling To Rocky Point By Car Rocky Point is about a 4 hour drive from Tucson. We purchased Mexican Auto Insurance for the weekend at San Xavier Mexico Insurance for approximately $60 and had…

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Teen Room Makeover {I Need Your Help!} Teen Tuesday

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m talking about decorating. Do your kids have awesome bedrooms? I know when I was younger my parents made over my room and it changed my outlook on life for a bit. Ok, maybe not on life, but it did make me pretty happy ;) ______________________________ Michael is in desperate need of a new coat of paint in his room. Though I love the color of his room now, it…

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Apple Annie's Orchard

Apple Annie’s Orchard 2013 Fall Schedule and Giveaway

Apple Annie’s Orchard in Willcox is the place to go for apple picking this fall (and peach picking, and pear picking…)! They have several varieties of each that come available for picking from now until October. Apple Annie’s My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend and Country Craft Fair are coming up September 21-22, and that’s also the weekend their pumpkin patch opens up! photo credit: Apple Annie’s Orchard Looking forward to Apple Annie’s corn maze? This year’s corn maze is a tribute to…

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1D: This Is Us

ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US #Tucson VIP Screening Passes Giveaway! #1DThisIsUs

Update: Winners from this giveaway have been notified – check your email! I won’t be posting the winner’s names for security reasons :) I have a fun and quick giveaway for my #Tucson readers! How does a family four pack of VIP screening tickets to the new One Direction movie sound? Here are the details: Date: Thursday, August 22 Where: Century El Con Time: 6:30 PM Opens: Friday, August 30th in 3D Rating: PG for mild language I’m giving away SIX Family four-packs of VIP…

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A Few Of My Favorite Things!

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you’re so busy you can’t even form a sentence? That’s this week for me. I opened up my blog and went to write and… nothing. I thought that was a sign I should share some of my favorite things with you today. My amazing husband surprised me with a new wedding ring last week! Our 16th anniversary isn’t until next month, and we don’t usually exchange gifts, so it was completely…

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Spin Into Action

Spin Into Action! We’re Heading Back To School With #Spinbrush4Kids

Our kids started school on July 15th and we are back in the swing of things around here! Our local food bank recently put out a call for school supplies to help the families who are struggling to purchase items on the supply list for their child’s classroom. We always buy extra supplies to send to the school and we thought this would be a great addition to our yearly routine of donating supplies. Spinbrush sponsored this amazing shopping and…

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10 Things To Do In Tucson With Kids

Featured On Scary Mommy Travel Guide For Tucson!

You’ve heard of Scary Mommy, right? I have been reading her blog for almost as long as I’ve seen blogging, and finally had the chance to meet her last year at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Florida. Scary Mommy’s not scary at all, she’s actually very nice. She also has a few books out–you should head over to ScaryMommy.com and check them out! Jill (that’s Scary Mommy’s real name) recently started a Scary Mommy Travel Guide (AKA How Not to…

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Come See The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus In #Tucson Next Week!

Come See The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus In Tucson Next Week! We love the circus–all four of us! The animals, the stunts, and even… the clowns! The circus is a great place for everyone to feel like a kid again. Last year I took the boys, and it was even fun for the tweenager in the house! Don’t Forget About The Pre-Show And Animal Open House! Make sure to attend the all access pre-show, which starts 1…

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10 Things to Do in Tucson with Kids this Weekend

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! This week, Maggie Fitzgerald is guest posting on behalf of Nationwide Insurance and sharing fun things to to in Tucson with kids. Thankfully, these things are great for tweens too – we are plugging through our last week of school before summer break and can’t wait to do the things on this list that we haven’t gotten to yet! ________________________________________ With unmatched desert landscape and warm, sunny weather for the majority…

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Blue Man Group In Tucson

See The Blue Man Group In Tucson With Broadway In #Tucson

Without question, the coolest thing we have ever done in Tucson is see Blue Man Group. I received strange looks from the boys at first when I told them we would be heading to see blue men rather than going to the fair like we usually do. “Blue? They’re blue?” Jack asked. Yes. Blue men. The coolest blue men you’ll ever see. We went to the show and they were blown away. Broadway In Tucson put together a montage of Blue…

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Dear Tucson, {Love Letters To Tucson}

A little more than six months ago, Rachel began a project – a documentation of a city she loves: Love Letters To Tucson. She looks for people across the city to interview and photograph, and then asks them to write a love letter to Tucson. There are many similar projects around the country and the globe, but I doubt any have a leader as passionate as Rachel. This past week I was number 19 to tell my story – to…

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DownEast Basics

DownEast Basics: My Favorite Store!

Last week marked another DownEast Basics blogger mixer – I can’t even describe the fun these events are! Today, I’m going to try something different… a video! Full of interviews from your favorite Tucson bloggers, check out what’s in store at DownEast Basics in Tucson Mall!   Also, DownEast Basics is having a big contest right now (until March 5)! Head on over to their blog to enter! I was compensated by DownEast Basics for my participation in their Bloggers’…

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Monster Jam in Tucson

Monster Jam Comes To Tucson #Giveaway

UPDATE: Congratulations, Jane! Have fun with your grandkids! Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® is returning to Tucson! Six massive trucks will be part of the dirt-flying, car-crushin’ action at the Tucson Convention Center – this year’s truck lineup includes the World Finals champion powerhouse Grave Digger® along with Tucson debut appearances of Monster Energy and Team Hot Wheels Firestorm plus the all-new 2013 season truck El Diablo (named by the fans to honor Hispanic Heritage Month). Other fan-favorites include McGruff…

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