Saturday, June 24

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Dave Owens, The Garden Guy
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The Wildlife World Zoo
The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park. For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website  

AAA Arizona

"the mexican food diet": available now
Your Best Self Ever, Inc.
7514 Girard Avenue, 1-337
La Jolla, CA 92037

AAA Arizona

Everybody Loves Fondue
3244 E. Guadalupe Rd, Gilbert AZ 85234

VAL'S hostess with the mostess items:

  For the finest, health-centric toiletries, we love Petal & Post (, an authentic collection of small-batch, ethically crafted natural skincare, grooming essentials and more. 
 Petal & Post's fluoride-free, Certified Organic Aromatherapy Mint & Green Tea Toothpaste. Created with organic oils, it has a traditional fresh mint flavor and uses green tea, which is known to have a positive effect on the health of teeth and gums.  $7

Petal & Post's bamboo toothbrush is environmentally conscious and totally stylish. Every part of this brush is plant-based: bristles, handle, wrapper and box. It even has a biodegradable handle made from 100% bamboo and can be enjoyed just as long as a plastic toothbrush. $5
You want your candles to be toxin-free, so Petal & Post -- Made with a complex blend of pure vegetable wax, cotton wicks and 100% natural fragrance with nothing else added, these scented candles have three wicks, burning for hours. Prices vary, based on size.
Guests need a safe spot to store tiny, precious items while they sleep, like a wedding ring, earrings or watch.   Try  Treasure Vessels from! Talk about dreamy beach house decor  Treasure Vessels can also be used for a potted plant, makeup brush holder or as a desk accent. $15 and up at

Here's one your guests may need - a charger! Smart, stylish and ultra slim, handy Mod Travel Chargers from Olive and Cocoa power up any smartphone, tablet or other compatible devices. $98 for both at

Talk about colorful décor: illuminate your guest room with LightBoxArts, a sturdy MDF LED back-lit cube with fun, beautiful and seasonal artwork to fit every aesthetic. Choose from hundreds of unique designs from the beach house to cabin life $20 online at

We also got a great tip from powerhouse home site, Be ready to entertain the whole family with games! The brightly colored GoSports Classic Cornhole Set includes 8 Bags, Carry Case and Rules, $55

VAL'S Fab for the 4th items:
This Olive & Cocoa crate brims with a glittery star banner, striped paper serving cups, paper straws, 4 petite glass milk bottles, a confetti cannon, napkins, two-star lollipops, caramel almond popcorn, Swedish fish, jelly beans and silver candy stars. All arrive gift wrapped together in a hand crafted wood crate with ribbon so you can be party ready- $154 at 
 for the guys: Collared Greens is our top manly, patriotic pick! The American Made menswear line is preppy, fun and filled with flags on their clothing and accessories, so the made in America mantra is prevalent inside and out.

We are lovin' Purl Lamb's darling jumperoos, hoodies & shorts, decorated with stars or organic french fries for your small fries. Made with soft, organic fabrics that stretch for ease of movement, these pint-sized fashions also feature a lined hood for added comfort. Designed by mom-entrepreneur Irina Hubbard, Purl Lamb's line is for infants up to toddlers. It is ethically made with organic dyes and processes.

Jean shorts - they are the all-American look for the 4th! We found a pair called The Ava Pali short at STS Blue:

They're the exclusive design by Instagram sensation Ava Lane @avaalane. ONLY 50 pairs were made for this collaboration. $68 at 

If you feel you're too old for jean shorts- go for a safe pair of fresh White jeans from STS Blue! The Emma Ankle Skinny Jean is $54. It's mid-rise and available at Nordstrom stores or online at 
On top -- several chic options at Shop MKC This is a go-to site for all things fashion forward - 
Or, for a more casual look -- we are lovin' the Americana apparel online at! 10% of all Life is Good sales go to the Life is Good Kids Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping kids in need.
Finally, patriotic clutch from! The beaded St Xavier American flag clutch is a staple for any 4th of July celebration  fits all your essentials and screams Americana!

Water Conservation Event with Joe Lamp'l
Saturday, June 24th from 10 AM  1 PM
The Home Depot in Apache Junction
1545 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa AZ 85209

located throughout the valley
 INCLUDING  a new Goodyear location, which opened June 14, is located at 15479 W McDowell Rd. #103
Goodyear, AZ 85395.
Poolside Fit Smoothie: Watermelon Juice Blend [Grape Juice (from Concentrate), Water, Watermelon Juice (from
concentrate), Natural Flavors, Citric Acid], Ice, IQF Strawberries, Cucumber, IQF Peaches [Frozen Peaches, Citric Acid,
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)], Lemon Juice.