This Week’s Project – Tape and Mud Cracks

This week’s home improvement project was super sexy.  We had the ceilings taped and mudded.  Now they are ready for paint. Yes, we know how to have a good time AND spend money. You might remember last November, during one rain storm after another, we had our roof replaced.  Where there were leaks, there was […]

Goodbye, Thanksgiving and Hello, Christmas

I haven’t seen a weather map of the US in a while, but you would think we’re being bombarded by snowy scenes reminiscent of Currier and Ives.  Or a Hallmark movie.  But judging by all the outdoor winter decorations I see, it’s time to say goodbye to Thanksgiving and hello to Christmas. It is supposed […]

Bread Machine Recipe and Other Comfort Food

I don’t know about you, but I have just been carb loading lately.  Cannot get enough bread.  Or potatoes.  And I’m giving in to the urges.  So we dug out our old bread machine and tried a new recipe this week. And I channeled my grandma and made biscuits.  Again. For Meatless Monday I made […]

Follow Up Reviews on a Few Purchases

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that this quarantine has given us the opportunity (motivation) to make a few upgrades in our home.  After I’ve lived with some of them for a while, I’m going to give you a review on some of them and whether I would buy again. Here goes. Cuisinart […]

Tough Week with a Sick Cat

You know I like to keep these posts upbeat and cheerful, but I’m going to be real here.  This has been a tough week.  The world-famous pain-in-the-neck Roxy has been sick.  She went from wanting to be outside every second to vomiting, diarrhea and listlessness.  I have been cleaning up after her at 4 in […]

Instapot Boiled Eggs

For perfect boiled eggs, and more importantly, for the slickest easy peel ever, use an Instapot.  I was reluctant to purchase an Instapot because I didn’t really see the value in one more expensive appliance in our smallish kitchen. Especially for the main purpose of boiling eggs. But John was really convinced when DF Barb […]

Pantry Organization

We have done so many household projects this year and now it’s time to do them all over again.  Pantry organization is back in the rotation. It’s hard to stay on top of keeping the pantry organized.  Especially since we are in and out of there all day, every day. It wasn’t in terrible shape, […]

Fall-Themed Backyard Games and Chili

We decided to shake up our normal Sunday routine with a fall-themed backyard games and chili get together.  This is what we came up with for an easy and fun Sunday afternoon. Evite Sending invitations from is free and easy.  It allows all the invitees to see each other, to respond, to comment, to […]