This is just downright embarrassing.  How in the world did my organized closet get like this?  Grrr.  Time to buckle down and do something about it.  This was way more re-organizing than I thought I needed! Last post, I mentioned I was going to order some organizing products and work to do a little decluttering […]

New Soda Stream (and Other Boring Stuff)

I drink a crazy amount of fuzzy water.  So I always thought a Soda Stream machine would be a good idea.  But.  They are expensive!  You have to purchase a lot of club soda to offset that price. So, I put the thought on the back burner. And then.  I couldn’t always get my favorite […]

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 […]

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 […]

Swimming Suit Organization

Dear friends, I’m going to break it to you.  Swimming suit season is almost upon us.  If you’ve been putting off those toning exercises, now is the time to ramp it up. As for me, those days are way behind me and I accept who I am when I wear a swimming suit.  And.  I […]

Are You a Steamer?

Question for you.  Are you a steamer?  Or are you an ironer?  It seems like people are in one camp or the other.  Older people (such as myself) like a good hot iron, a spray bottle of water and a dose of stiff starch. Younger people (so I’ve heard) prefer to steam.  It gets the […]

Early March Weekly Wrap Up

This week seemed like equal time in the kitchen and outdoors.  I can tell you what I prefer.  Zero time in the kitchen.  But.  Darn it, I like to eat. Nothing earth shattering to report, but here is how we spent our early March week. Bringing a little outdoors into my kitchen, Traders has daffodils!  […]

Fun Stuff to Do

2024 is going to be the year we do more fun stuff. And connect more with friends. It’s my version of a New Year’s Resolution. The past couple of weeks we’ve done some spontaneous entertaining at our house and some other fun activities. And so far, so good! Here are a few of our activities […]

Cozy Late November Weekend

Checking in on a cozy late November Saturday morning and wondering what you’re doing this weekend. Shopping?  Christmas decorating?  Eating leftovers? Things are low-key in our home this long weekend. I have undecorated autumn and am not ready to put up any Christmas décor yet.  So it’s a little bare.  But I know myself.  If […]

November 2023 Potpourri

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but around here?  Around here things are already gearing up for the holidays.  Let’s chat about it for November 2023 potpourri, shall we? A lot of really fun activities are popping up and I want to take advantage of every one of them.  Especially if that […]