A Different Pointe of View

A Different Pointe of View, the flagship restaurant of the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, has received numerous awards, including Best Atmosphere Award, Best Service Award, Best Continental Cuisine and Best Restaurant Award in Phoenix MagazineÂ’s reader restaurant survey, Best Wine with a View from the Arizona Republic and, for the past 21 years has been … Read more

What Can I Get From Arizona Backyard Landscaping?

Where do you imagine yourself having fun outside? Putting across the golfing green? Swimming laps around a warm pool? Roasting B.B.Q in the outdoor kitchens Arizona? With the help of Dream Retreats Landscape Design and Construction all those are possibilities, and at the same time. Dream Estates is a landscaping business dedicated to the heart … Read more

Screened-In Porches and Decks Extend Your Living Area

Is your home getting too small, or have you always wanted a screened-in porch? It can be possible to add a deck or patio or any home and increase your living area. Building companies, like Design Builders Inc., can create new space that ties seamlessly into your existing structure. They have a few tips that … Read more

Build Your Own Outdoor Fireplace – Part 1

You sit in your backyard in a comfortable chair with your feet propped up on the flagstone seating of your own outdoor fireplace. The crackle of the burning wood and the kids trying to obtain the perfect roast on their marshmallows brings you back to your childhood at the campground. The flickering flame produces a warmth not allowing your feet to feel the chill of the evening. This can be a reality if you ever thought about building your very own outdoor fireplace. If you are a handy person and feel like you are capable of building it yourself, you could be enjoying your very own outdoor fireplace soon. Whether you’ve given a fireplace much thought or not, there are lots of decisions to be made. So many things need to be thought of so the following paragraphs will guide you through a few of the things that need to be addressed.

Where in your backyard do you want to construct your fireplace? Before you answer that question with certainty, step back and take a good look at your entire yard. By doing this you may eliminate many areas quickly for fire danger reasons. Think about which way the wind blows most of the time and imagine embers leaving your chimney in that direction. What is in the direct path? The biggest concern will be shrubs, grass, and trees that may be dry in different seasons. You probably don’t want the fireplace to be within 10-15 feet of a mature tree with lots of dry leaves still on it.

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How to make Piki

“God is real, so the more real you become the more like God you’ll be” “The best way to have your dreams come true is to wake up” “Self Judgment is the only judgment there is.” Tobias Lars Thank mother earth for the corn. This recipe has three ingredients.  You are going to have trouble … Read more

100 Great Romantic Ideas

1. Bury a “Time Capsule” together with trinkets, love letters or other romantic sentimental items. Then, draw up a simple map and store it in your safe deposit box. Date the map and decide together when you’ll dig up your romantic treasure. 2. Create a special music disk together of love or fun songs. Have … Read more

Red or Green? A Guide to New Mexico Dining

via A little note about New Mexico cuisine…we put Hatch green and red chile in everything. No, I am not misspelling chili either. Hatch, New Mexico is a tiny town in the southern part of the state and is home to the famous Hatch chile farms. This type of chile has a distinct rich flavor. … Read more

Patio Designs with Fire Pit

Do you return home stressed and tired after slogging hard at work? Do you come home with a headache and droopy tired eyes? Do you enjoy the occasional drizzle from the confines of your window? Do you lean on your kitchen platform and wait for your oven to grill that juicy sirloin while you feel … Read more