Summer-End Clearance Shopping

I’ve had my eye on a couple of things for my back patio this year.  And everything “outdoor” is so expensive!  But patience has won out and here are my scores from summer-end clearance shopping. World Market One thing I love about World Market is that they either carry the same items year after year […]

Summer Travel Wrap Up

Just in time to be home for Labor Day, we have completed our road trips. Not only our adventures, but friends have also shared some of their pics. So here is the summer travel wrap up for 2023. Show Low Our last trip of the season was a visit to our dear friends Sara and […]

Amazon (and Life) Update

Some purchasing hits and some misses – here is my Amazon (and life) update for August. Shoe Rack Less than one year ago I was touting the great shoe rack find from Amazon that would help me keep shoes in the garage and out of the house. Well.  Fast Forward just a few months and […]

My Top Tips for the Casual Aldi Shopper

Aldi is a newish store to me and in our part of the country.  I’m still figuring out the how to score deals and what to buy and what to skip.  Here are my top tips as a casual Aldi shopper. I’ve seen so many dupes of really surprising items on social media, I’ve been […]

Colorado Mountains

The second leg of our August 2023 road trip landed us in the Colorado mountains on the Western Slope and then on to the base of Pike’s Peak. Here’s what we did. Cortez Our first stop was dinner and a hotel in Cortez a small town near Mesa Verde National Park (which we did not visit […]

2023 Road Trip – Northern Arizona National Parks

One benefit to being a senior (ahem, of which there are darn few!) is the ability to purchase a lifetime National Parks pass for a one-time fee of $80. Let me tell you, it is worth it!  Not only do we plan big trips to see a big park (such as the Grand Canyon) it […]

Easy Steps to Clean a Keurig

Just using a Keurig to brew a cup o’ mornin’ joe screams simplicity, so it follows that there also needs to be easy steps to clean a Keurig.  Or what’s the point, right? From a French press to a Thermos coffee maker, I’ve had many different coffee pots.  And through it all?  The Keurig has […]

Dancing Apache Ranch Picnic

An all-time favorite picnic spot and wonderful place to spend a summer afternoon is Dancing Apache Ranch.  Sharing our afternoon and the yummy food we ate. Dancing Apache Winery Denisse and I took the road trip up I-17 and celebrated her retirement with a fantastic day.  Sitting in the lush grass next to the spring-fed […]


Praise the Lord in heaven that stylish footwear now includes sneakers!  As opposed to say, stilettos.  For which my back, my knees, my ankles and my feet thank the fashion gods (not in heaven above, BTW). Where I come from athletic gym shoes are called “tennis” shoes.  Because I tend to spend a lot of […]