My son loves mint, so I picked out an After Dinner Mint cupcake from Cupcake a la Mode with him in mind.  It’s a chocolate cupcake topped with white chocolate peppermint butter cream frosting, grated dark and white chocolate shavings, and a chocolate peppermint cookie.  Yep, he loved it! You Might Also Enjoy: Other Cupcake Posts […]

Two weeks after returning home, I’m finally through my photos from Arizona.  That means it’s time to revisit cupcakes!  You may remember this cupcake shot from last week.  While it was the best of the cupcake shots with a candle, it wasn’t the best of the cupcake shots. So here are a few more. Cupcake […]

Our last meal in Phoenix was at The Herb Box in Scottsdale, and it was incredible.  We ordered cocktails and a few different items to share so we could explore more of the menu in one sitting.  I highly recommend the following: Sun Devil Margarita.  While this was a little spicier than my comfort level, […]

On the last night in Phoenix, we visited the Desert Botanical Garden at dusk in order to take in one last amazing sunset.   After walking all over the gardens, snapping hundreds of images of cacti, birds, and even a bunny, I was displeased with my sunset pics.  As we called it an evening at […]

These quail run all over the Sonoran Desert and are pretty darn cool, but they are awfully hard to capture with a camera.  While this isn’t the best framed, crispest photo I’ve ever taken, I love that I captured a matched set of a male (front) and female (behind). You Might Also Enjoy: Other Sonoran […]

I always think of the first day of the new season as falling on the 21st.  Apparently spring is the only season in 2013 that falls on the 20th instead of the 21st, so my apologies for being a day late with this post.   But what disappoints me more is that it’s now officially […]

Don’t get me wrong, I love an opportunity to escape the cold and visit Phoenix in the winter, but at the end of the day, I prefer green to brown, flowers to cacti.  So it wasn’t much of a surprise that I immediately fell for calliandra, or fairy dusters, at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.  Fairy […]