Fall Color Takes On New Meaning in Fashion

by Blake Herzog Prognosticators agree — fashion will have a different look this fall! Rather than steering those who style to the predictably neutral, beige-white-brown-black palette everyone’s conditioned to buy this time of year, designers are beaming out a rainbow of bold colors to choose from for fall 2021. So you can recycle your springy … Read More…

Give Your New Pets Time

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society Newly adopted dogs and cats need time to adjust to their new homes; it’s important to be prepared for what can sometimes be a time-consuming and stressful process. It’s a good idea to research ways to help them adjust; don’t expect them to immediately feel at home. … Read More…

Try these 9 Ground Covers for Sunny Desert Landscapes

by Ken Lain, The Mountain Gardener Ground cover plants are beneficial in so many ways. The foliage provides visual interest across hills, between boulders, and down slopes. They also reduce yard maintenance by fighting erosion and suppressing weeds. Here is the definitive list for local groundcovers grown in the brutal sun or dense shade. Creeping … Read More…

Keep Kids Healthy as They Return to School

by Dr. Hojat Askari, Founder and Medical Director, Thumb Butte Medical Center School campuses have long been known as incubators for germs, and children typically get six to eight colds per year, according to Stanford Children’s Health. The continued presence of COVID-19 is adding another layer of concern as this academic year begins. Fortunately, some … Read More…

How an Umbrella Policy Can Save You from Ruin

An umbrella policy is designed to protect you from almost everything your homeowner’s and auto insurance policies do not, as well as fill in gaps in coverage when the limits of these policies are exhausted. Lawsuits are filed daily against ordinary folks, with reasons ranging from the frivolous to the justified. More often than not, … Read More…

Make Sure Kitty Stays Hydrated in Summer

Today’s domestic cats are descended from desert felines who evolved to get much of their hydration from food. Many, though, have instinctual suspicion of still water and run to any faucet they can get to. Cats need to drink about 3.5 to 4.5 ounces of water daily per 5 pounds if they aren’t eating wet … Read More…

Training Your Dog Makes Everything Easier

by Blake Herzog Your dog is a member of your family, someone you want to take out with you as much as possible and share as much of your life with as you can. Your loyal companion deserves to be by your side. But most pups will need a little bit of training before eating … Read More…

Low-Cost Tweaks Refresh Your Kitchen

by Blake Herzog When you’ve been using and living with a kitchen for a while you become familiar with all the things you’d like to change about it from the layout to décor to the built-in microwave with that one piece that keeps falling off. There are many cost-effective tweaks that can make your kitchen … Read More…

Live Big in Small Outdoor Spaces

by Blake Hertzog Outdoors is in for home living, especially in environments as appealing as what we have in Greater Prescott. But given rising land prices and the desire of many to have a lower-maintenance yard, you may not have enough outside square footage to have a full dining or living room set and organic … Read More…

These 5 Plants Help Purify Indoor Air

by Blake Hertzog Back in the 1980s, NASA was looking for solutions to indoor air pollution for everything from real homes to theoretical space colonies, and the results of one study found some species of houseplants were capable of removing one of the major classes of air pollutants from within controlled experimental chambers over a … Read More…