Summer Landscaping Ideas

Since a landscaping overhaul has been on my mind lately, I have been taking pictures of yards I find captivating. Today I’m sharing some summer landscaping ideas from other places. I have been taking pictures of some desert landscaping (which is what I need) and high-country landscaping (which I what I love to look at). […]

Big Sales!

If you’re a shopper, you already know there are some big sales happening right now.  If you’re not a shopper, you might want a heads up on deals for restocking your essentials or considering a luxury item. As a reminder, I am not an affiliate and do not receive any commission.  I am recommending items […]

New Amazon Kitchen Finds

If you’re a regular reader, it’s no secret I hate spending time in the kitchen.  To cook, that is.  Eating, ummm, yes, I love that. And.  Since I love eating, it necessitates time in the kitchen.  Oh, and I’m a naturally tidy person with very messy kitchen habits.  You can see that this is a […]

Crispy Chicken Tender Wraps

Here’s a healthy version of snack wraps you might find at a fast food restaurant. If you ever visited a fast food place, that is. I know you wouldn’t 😉 . These crispy chicken tender wraps are perfect for lunch or a hearty snack. The recipe is easy to modify for gluten-free (which is what […]

Addressing the Back Yard

Get thee behind me, inertia!  I’ve been putting off addressing the back yard for a couple years and now it’s time I get off the dime. Today I’m sharing my perceived (and real!) problems with our back yard.  And I’m soliciting any ideas or suggestions you may have. The Mesquite Tree Or the big elephant […]

June 2024 Potpourri

The potpourri posts have evolved into a monthly chitchat around what we’ve been doing, what I’ve been reading and an interesting recipe. So that will be my format for potpourri and I hope that interests you. Here’s what has been going in on June. The month seemed busy but in fact, I have had a […]

Costco Shopping for a Small Family – Part 1

Is a Costco membership worth it for a small family?  As a family of two, I can positively state that yes.  Yes, it is.  And I’m not alone.  Most of my friends who have families of one or two also derive great benefit from shopping at Costco. If you are a regular reader, you might […]

Setting a Fourth of July Table

Before it gets too late, I wanted to plan some of my Fourth of July supplies and décor.  It’s good to know now what I need to purchase. What needs replacing and what I have that can be used for setting a festive Fourth of July table. And because it’s not always such al fresco […]

Latest Amazon Purchases

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any Amazon purchases so I thought you might like to see what’s new. And, of course, see what I think about it! Emergency Wound Repair I’m always looking for ways to improve my home first aid supplies. I found Clozex Emergency Laceration Closures. I now feel better about a […]

Trip to Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake

The first big road trip this year took us to Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake in the mountains of Southern California. And it was a good one! Our dear friends Jeff and Sue live at Lake Arrowhead so we booked a room at Lake Arrowhead Resort right down the street and enjoyed a wonderful […]