DIY Tall Trellises

Out of control jasmine plants that had outgrown their adorable dragonfly trellises inspired us to a new project – DIY Tall Trellises. And guess what?  Trellises are expensive.  And tall ones are really expensive. Social media to the rescue.  I watched a YT video where a family made a beautiful large trellis from a livestock […]

May 2023 Potpourri

Taking a few moments to catch up on this and that so here is May 2023 potpourri.  Thanks for coming along! Outdoor Time Bonking you over the head week after week with what I love outdoors seems to be the theme.  Sorry about that if you hate the great outdoors. The club planted new annuals […]

Yummy Green Salad

Hello, I thought I would pop in mid-week and share my favorite and yummy green salad with you just in time for a long weekend. The recipe is below, but really you can add ingredients you have on hand or add/subtract according to your taste buds. This salad has so many diverse ingredients, you can […]

Outdoor Table Top

I did a little window shopping for you this week, saving you a lot of gas money.  Here are some of the gorgeous outdoor table top displays I saw. The weather has been mostly delightful the past week (except the wicked wind storm that took down our neighbor’s 20 foot tree).  That meant patio time […]

DIY Cropped Ankle Jeans (and other FREE stuff)

If you have enough jeans in your closet and don’t want to purchase a new pair, here is what I did for DIY cropped ankle jeans.  (And some other free stuff!) New friend Susan had an ADORABLE pair of cropped white jeans which suited her perfectly.  I was instantly jealous, of course, and she texted […]

Simple Memorial Day Dishes

Today I’ve got you covered for simple Memorial Day dishes – main course, side dish or dessert. Whether you are hosting and providing the main dish, or attending an event and bringing a side dish, keeping it simple is always best for summer enjoyment. I have rounded up my favorites from the blog and linking […]

Death Valley National Park

Well, here it is May and we just took our first road trip is 2023.  Scratching off a “must-do” from the short list, we visited Death Valley National Park. Billed as the Hottest, Driest and Lowest national park, it might not seem too inviting.  But none of that deterred us and I’m so glad it […]

Just for Fun

Things have been pretty low-key in our neck of the woods, but here are a few things we’ve done just for fun. Casino After many, many years living in Reno, casinos have little appeal for me.  However, since retiring and taking more road trips, we have learned to stop in casinos along our way.  Their […]

Sexy (Not!) Projects Update

We haven’t shared too many projects around here lately, but today?  That all changes!  Here is the sexy (not!) projects update and what we’ve been up to. Sexy projects are the best.  You see some crummy “before” picture, then the “after” picture and you are wowed!  Maybe it’s a stunning kitchen or bathroom. But us?  […]

Simple Summer Entertaining – Fruits & Vegetables

Today’s post wraps up a mini-series on simple summer entertaining. If you want to keep your entertaining simple add fresh fruits and vegetables. Perhaps since I have done 100 posts on crudités platters, you don’t need to see me put together another one. But I will tell you serving freshly cut veggies with a light […]