April 2024 Wrap Up

Last post of April!  This has been a whirlwind month starting off with our vacation to Hawaii and it feels like it’s been nonstop since. Now, we’re here to wrap up April 2024 and this is what went on over the weekend. Lather If you don’t have a Lather store near you, they have a […]

Grating and Storing Cheddar Cheese

Purchasing pre-shredded packages of cheese is expense, contains added chemicals and is not very tasty.  But, I do it. Because it’s convenient. Please.  It’s not that hard to shred some cheese. And then I had the great (no pun intended) idea to get the gargantuan block of cheddar from Costco and grate up the whole […]

How to Revive Wood Finishes

How did my beautiful lazy Susan get so faded and dried out and tired looking?  One day it was sporting napkins and tulips and the next day it looked like something ready for the junk pile! More than likely the Arizona climate is to blame, but no matter.  I think I know how to revive […]

DIY Upholstery Cleaning

Can you think of one reason in the world anyone would take a perfectly tidy house and destroy it?  Especially if you are one who loves tidy? Perhaps a good reason is to hold a PJ dance party with your besties?  Fun music, popcorn and dancing in the front room? That is a very acceptable […]

Easy Slower Cooker Vegetable Soup

Seems like the start to warm weather is an odd time to post the recipe for easy peasy slower cooker vegetable soup. But no matter the weather, a bowl of soup hot from the pot for a quick lunch or light dinner is our go-to all year long. The ingredients are what we have on […]

April 2024 Potpourri

A little of this and that for the April 2024 potpourri. Outdoor Living I spend as much time outdoors as I can.  The weather we have now is the reason we live in Arizona.  Perfect. Even in retirement, our days feel so busy.  So taking a Friday morning to enjoy a bike ride and a […]

What To Do In Honolulu When Your Flight Has Been Canceled

You know everything that taking a flight entails.  Starting with a nearly sleepless night waiting for the alarm to ring to checking in bags and finding a cup o’ joe near the gate. Well, after we had completed all those tasks and were waiting to board our plane this week, we heard the dreaded announcement.  […]

Airbnb Grocery Haul

If you plan to use your vacation condo for cooking, grilling outdoors or just eating prepared foods, here are some things to consider when making an Airbnb grocery haul. When we booked our birthday trip, we knew we wanted to stay somewhere with a kitchen so we could make our own food. So many times […]

Birthday Trip

A fun fact many of you already know.  Hub and I celebrate our birthdays 10 days apart.  That makes us both Aries, by the way.  Are we supposed to be compatible? This year we decided to take a birthday trip and are both celebrating big in Hawaii. If the plane ride wasn’t so dang long, […]

What to Pack for an Airbnb Stay

The way I travel there are two ways to pack for an Airbnb (or other vacation rental) stay.  One is when taking a road trip.  In that case, there is a lot of room, no luggage limitations and we pack everything – up to the kitchen sink. If you want to see the packing we […]