Around Town

“Around Town” is my code for we didn’t do much this weekend. I was feeling pretty lazy.  But downtime is good, right? In fact, Sunday was so lazy I didn’t even work out. Not one minute. Didn’t leave my house. Come Monday the piper had to be paid though. I’ll be looking for the ibuprofen […]

Simple Labor Day Salad Luncheon

For many, Labor Day celebrations are the last of the summer.  For me it marks my last patriotic-themed weekend. And just like that, another summer is almost over. Wow. This year I am downplaying the red, white and blue, and using a lime green background.   Dollar store placemats are topped with plain white World Market […]

Fall Garden Kick Off

In a moment of optimism spurred by the coolest, wettest summer we have experienced since moving to Arizona, we decided to stick our toes in the water for a fall garden kick off. Now, we don’t have impressive garden beds and acres of land like other climes, but our love of produce keeps us trying. […]

Carolina Style Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken

Several years ago, business took me to North and South Carolina quite frequently.  As in about once or twice a month.  And that usually meant a stop for Carolina BBQ somewhere.  It didn’t really matter where, because it’s all so good.  Tangy and vinegary and not too sweet. But.  Did you catch the part about […]

Freshen Up the Guest Room Bedding

Blessings have been heaped upon us recently by filling our guest room with loved ones. But now. Time to freshen up the guest bedding and here is what I did. Launder Mattress Pad, Blankets and Comforter Because I have cats and dust and lord-knows-what-else floating around my house, I always purchase bedding that can go […]

Promotion to Brigadier General

We were blessed last week to attend the ceremonies and festivities around our DF Leon’s promotion to Brigadier General. You might remember I shared a recent trip to Fort Smith, Arkansas and a tour of their Air Force facilities.  Our friend the Colonel who hosted us is now the General and we could not be […]

Oklahoma City Visit

We were so blessed to take a small step out last week (FINALLY) to get out of town to visit friends. Two really important events took place that brought us out of town. And this post is about our leg in Oklahoma City.  The event was that DFs Terry and Jerry hosted us in their […]

Refreshing Summer Salads

Are you one who loses your appetite during hot weather?  Mmm, me neither.   I’m as voracious an eater as ever.  But, a refreshing summer salad makes for a perfect evening meal. And if you don’t have much of an appetite, it’s perfect. Here are a couple salads I made this week. Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Style […]

Gluten-Free Berry Coffee Cake

There are two motivators for my baking coffee cake.  From scratch.  In the oven.  In the middle of summer. One.  You.  This blog needs content so it motivates me do something to get me off the couch and then to document it. Two.  Hub needs gluten free and he’ll eat it.  So will I, of […]