Summer Mini Vacations

More than a staycation and less than a long road trip, we have been taking mid-week mini vacations this summer and it’s been great! I have mentioned before that many of our friends are taking fantastic trips and I am so happy to hear about their travels. I’ve had a long and iffy time with […]

Summer Bedroom

Do you change out your bedding for the seasons?  Cozy, dark colors and an extra layer or two of warmth in the winter.  Bright and colorful bedding for spring.  And for me, a perfect summer bedroom has always been stark white. Experimenting with other colors in the summer has just never been satisfying, so it’s […]

Gluten Free Crispy Chinese Chicken Salad

Gluten Free Crispy Chinese Chicken Salad is a healthy, tasty and beautiful salad to enjoy on a summer day. The crispy chicken is filling and satisfying. Modifying ingredients is my forte in the kitchen. I try to use what I have on hand, and most recipes need some tweaking to satisfy both the hub and […]

Fourth of July Party Supplies

A recent Dollar Tree haul included some cute Fourth of July party supplies.  Sometimes simple things make me so happy. You know when you see something at The Dollar Tree that might be popular or seasonal, you need to pick it up then and there.  So maybe a bit early (since it is still June), […]

Temu Bathroom Order

Have you jumped on the Temu bandwagon?  I took the plunge and placed a Temu bathroom order. There were a couple things I wanted to try out for our bathroom and their prices are really low. There are mixed reviews around ordering from Temu for various reasons, but I found a few things I wanted […]

Car Battery Portable Jump Starter

Well, another post that might not seem too sexy.  But.  I’ve run into some car trouble.  And I want to share two things that bailed us out and might literally have been life savers.  A car battery portable jump starter and a spare tire. If you live in a climate with wild weather changes (who […]

Budget Art

It’s time for some new art in our bedroom, but spending a lot of money for it isn’t too appealing.  But.  I found budget art and I’m going to share it with you. Because.  I love it.  I recently shared some free art I found online, printed it off, used a frame I had and […]

Evening on the Patio

Gorgeous early summer weather has kept me outdoors every minute possible.  Evening on the patio feels extra special when it’s all lit up. In addition to battery-powered candles we use when entertaining, here are some of the cute ways we have to make any evening on the patio feel like a party. String Lights It […]

Summer Kitchen Refresh

The beginning of June seems like the appropriate time to do a summer kitchen refresh.  To lighten things up a bit, I added some faux citrus.  The small PB lemon tree (Amazon version here) went into a cute white basket and on top of my pet feed cabinet and under my beautiful Buc-ees chicken.  BTW, […]