I just have to say, our realtor is pretty much the bomb. His name is Ryan Nager — of now the Ryan Nager Group. Not only did he make our first home purchase incredibly seemless from day one, including connecting us with all the right lenders, inspectors and title companies who all went above and beyond for us, but he also doesn’t forget about his clients. He’s always checking in with us (as does everyone from his team and behind the mortgage process), he came to our housewarming, he’s great on social media, and he hosts all kinds of great outings for his clients so we can all keep in touch and mingle. Like hosted movie nights at theaters, or seasonal get togethers. He recently just invited us to Kiwanis park for fun and games, burgers and dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, yard games and a PUMPKIN PATCH! He had the best ramada in the park, with the best view. He really treats his clients and goes all out. But, truly. Above all, he helped us find and get into our house that we seriously love. I will be recommending him to everyone I know .. and being a marketer, I 100% approve of these little client events. They’re great for referrals, too, since he invites us and anyone we want to bring along;) Brilliant.
And look at these cookies in the shapes of houses and keys!! Just too cute. I took quite of few for the documenting – and eating! We also went for the superhero family for the face painting – Jace superman, Rob batman and me wonderwoman, just like the movie, ha. We threw the pumpkin frisbee, played tic-tac-toe corn hole, fed the ducks and played some games for candy! Such a fun afternoon. Thank you, Ryan, and team!
Even though it’s October in these parts, it’s still pretty hot out. We’re trying to keep our cool, if you know what I mean. We’ve already had a very busy Fall. With October comes Fall break, where Jace gets to take a break from daycare and hang out with family, and me! All I can say is our days and weekends have been jam packed with activities, park dates and road trips! I feel almost hung over.
A few weeks ago Pley.com reached out to me about their new toy rental service. Not just any toy, but toys that promote problem solving and new learning skills, which I was really drawn to. Jace is sort of into “pretend” lately, but all the more toys to help him discover and strategize, the better! They asked me to try a toy and see how the process went for us. So here’s how it goes. You pick a toy, they mail it to you (all clean and santized), you “pley” for as long as you want and then return it when you’re done! No more toys to add to your stack of toys building up in the closet, no clutter .. you simply recycle! You can do it as many times as you want in a month’s span for the one price, or you can keep the toy for a month and change it out the next month. Plus, for every new sign-up, Pley donates a toy to a child in need. Pretty rad if you ask me.
Man has it been hot this summer. I can’t stress enough how unbearable it’s been. On the weekend I sip my coffee in my blow up pool on my back patio. Just to be outside because I can’t handle being inside all day. But fighting through it is definitely doable. How does one stay cool around here you ask?! Here are some ideas for any fellow Arizonans who want to get the kids out of the house (or even yourself!) but stay cool.
Oh hey! how are you? Long time no talk. I do that a lot don’t I? Go away and never come back! Well, it’s definitely summer here in Arizona. And, it’s hot. Too hot. Angry hot. The only way I’ve been able to keep my sanity lately is filling up this $40 Costco pool in my back yard. It helps me not complain. No warm, bath-temp water .. just cool, refreshing hose water each time. It’s marvelous, and the perfect size for Jace face, who I’ve yet to enroll in swimming lessons. He loves it as much as we do. I feel a little trailer-park-ish, but whatever, it cools us down when the temps soar over 110. And the pergola overhead is nice, too. It even has cuppies for beer and cushy seats. Pretty legit if you ask me. And it’s all ours! >D