Thursday, March 9

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Our Livin' Large series takes us to Arcadia living

Have you ever driven along the Arcadia area and wondered who lives in some of these incredible homes? We have too! And, while our studio is in the process of being built, we thought we'd stop on into one of the most beautiful homes on 61st Street & Camelback. This home, as you'll see, is an entertainers dream, and we can't wait to walk you through it. 

For more information, visit: http://www.thejoffegroup.com/

Tara at the Movies: Kong: Skull Island 

It's 1971. A team of explorers follow myth and legend into the Pacific amidst rumors of an island where creatures, both prehistoric and monstrous live. Are they setting us up for King Kong/Godzilla match up? We're with Tara Hitchcock, as one of the biggest movies of the season opens this weekend. Kong opens Friday, March 10.

For more information, visit: Kong: http://kongskullislandmovie.com/ and Harkins Theatres: http://www.harkinstheatres.com/

The benefits of raised garden beds 

If you've ever wanted your own garden, one of the prettiest and most effective ways to garden is by using a raised garden bed. Why do the experts love it so much? They say growing a garden in a raised garden bed will spoil you for the rest of your gardening life. We find out why with local farmer Greg Peterson of Urban Farm. 

For more information, visit: www.urbanfarm.org and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUrbanFarm/

An outdoor Mexican breakfast

Backyard kitchens are all the rage. And, if your idea of the great outdoors includes a fully stocked backyard kitchen, then you're in the right place at this Arcadia home, where bigger is better. We're cooking up a Mexican-styled breakfast this morning with owner Steve Underwood, and enjoying all the amenities of how he equipped his kitchen, and how you can do the same in your own backyard.   

Source: DIYNetwork.com
According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), more than 75 percent of all U.S. households include an outdoor grill or smoker. While that stat is impressive, it's only part of the story. Today, more Americans than ever are taking advantage of backyard outdoor living, bringing their culinary skills and just about everything else with them. The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, but that has started to take hold outdoors. More people want outdoor living areas, with fully functional kitchens as opposed to just the rolling barbecue cart.

Although outdoor living has been trendy ever since the Weber kettle-style grill first appeared more than half a century ago, the alfresco movement has reached epic proportions in the last several years.

In the springtime, walk into any Lowes or Home Depot and you'll likely be greeted by a phalanx of gleaming grilling units. The front-and-center position of these do-it-all outdoor appliances are one indication how important the world of the outdoor kitchen has become in American culture, and how outdoor cooking continues to evolve.
It used to be that only high-end homes had built-in outdoor grills, but today, permanent cooking structures are becoming more attainable.

Lace, florals & denim mark the season 

Spring is right around the corner, time to stock up on the season's latest Spring fashion trends. There's no better place for a Springtime fashion show than this beautiful Arcadia backyard. Tempe Marketplace joins us with the hottest looks of the season.
 
For more information, visit: www.tempemarketplace.com

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 966-9338

Located at Loop 101 & 202
Hours:
Mon-Sat: 11am 9pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

Springtime calls for hiking and deals 

March is one of the best times of the year to hit the trails, the weather is perfect, and the wild flowers are in full bloom. Cabela's joins us with the latest & greatest in hiking gear and apparel, and a lot of deals they're now offering to save you money. 

For more information, visit: http://www.cabelas.com/Glendale

Cabela's Glendale location has announced plans to celebrate the company's annual Spring Great Outdoor Days the largest event of the season by offering customers a variety of sales, seminars, on-site demonstrations and more fun-filled activities, March 9-22. 

Throughout the celebration, Cabela's Outfitters and vending partners will showcase new, must-have products for spring just in time for customers to gear up for their favorite activities of the season.

In-store activities hosted at the store throughout Spring Great Outdoor Days will include: 

Saturday, March 11th

  •     10:00AM: Fly Fishing Basics
  •     11:00PM: Cook with Cabela's: Fresh Catch on A Pellet Grill
  •     12:00PM: Fly of The Month, Bass Fly  
  •     12:00PM: Spring Turkey Hunting Strategies
  •     1:00PM:   Cabela's Turkey Calling Contest
  •     1:30 PM:  Introduction to Gobbler Guns
  •     2:45PM:   Setting for Success: Decoys for Turkey Hunting

Sunday, March 12th

  •     10:00AM Getting the Most Out of Your Marine Electronics
  •     11:00AM: Calling All Turkeys
  •     12:00PM: Fly of The Month, Bass Fly  
  •     1:00PM:  Cabela's Turkey Calling Contest 
  •     1:30PM:  Ground Blinds and Trail Cameras
  •     2:45PM:  Dressing for The Hunt

 
Guest appearances will include:

  •     Cabela's Prostaff Corky and Cindi Richardson
  •     Cabela's Prostaff Mike Ornoski
  •     Cabela's Prostaff Jaime Shaw

For a complete schedule of Cabela's Spring Great Outdoor Days events at Cabela's Glendale, call (623) 872- 6700 or visit www.cabelas.com/Glendale.    

Tis the season for blooming citrus

If you're lucky enough to have citrus trees on your property, then you know now is the time of your trees will start blooming, and producing upwards of 1,000 pounds of fruit. Arcadia was built on a former citrus grove, and is known for its mature trees, which need lots of water. We're with local farmer Greg Peterson with pruning advice and all the do's and don'ts for growing and maintaining your beautiful citrus trees.

For more information, visit: www.urbanfarm.org and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUrbanFarm/

Outdoor meat smoking 101

One of the hottest trends in outdoor kitchens is the outdoor meat smoker. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), more than 75 percent of all U.S. households include an outdoor grill or smoker, as homeowners want to bring their culinary skills into the great outdoors. We're with homeowner Steve Underwood, who's a connoisseur of sorts, in outdoor cooking and smoking meats. He shows us how to properly smoke prime rib, and his take on burnt broccoli.   

Source: DIYNetwork.com
While that stat is impressive, it's only part of the story. Today, more Americans than ever are taking advantage of backyard outdoor living, bringing their culinary skills and just about everything else with them. The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, but that has started to take hold outdoors. More people want outdoor living areas, with fully functional kitchens as opposed to just the rolling barbecue cart.

Although outdoor living has been trendy ever since the Weber kettle-style grill first appeared more than half a century ago, the alfresco movement has reached epic proportions in the last several years.

In the springtime, walk into any Lowes or Home Depot and you'll likely be greeted by a phalanx of gleaming grilling units. The front-and-center position of these do-it-all outdoor appliances are one indication how important the world of the outdoor kitchen has become in American culture, and how outdoor cooking continues to evolve.
It used to be that only high-end homes had built-in outdoor grills, but today, permanent cooking structures are becoming more attainable.

D-Back Days offers activities for special needs students 

Special needs students at ACCEL school will be getting a special treat and teaming up with the D-Backs to recognize National Disabilities Month. We are there for the outdoor obstacle course activities being provided for the kids to work on sensory and motor skills, and just have fun.  

For more information, visit: www.accel.org/.