February Potpourri

Nothing in particular, but here are a few things this February to chat about. Outdoor activities I know everyone is not as keen as we are here to get out and enjoy the mild weather.  But we have been hiking, walking, eating and even playing cards outside. I treated myself to a breakfast burrito at […]

All About You

This post is dedicated to you!  Yep, it’s all about you and following up on questions, suggestions and feedback you’ve given me over the past year. First of all, thank you so much for being here with me and I’m looking forward to sharing more with you in 2024. We still haven’t come up with […]


And in other non-news reporting from my household.  I’ve been undecorating.  Snooze.  I know.  But I’m making room for a few new things I want to share. And.  I have to undecorate first.  It feels like it’s been so long since I have bought anything new.  I’m still decluttering and downsizing, but all the “making […]

Shark Pet Plus Cordless Stick Vacuum

Just when you thought you’d heard every stick vacuum review I could possibly write, I hit you with another one.  We bought the Shark Pet Plus Cordless Stick Vacuum and here is my honest review. Here’s the scoop.  We LOVED our Dyson stick vacuum.  But the dang battery doesn’t last long.  Not as in it doesn’t […]

Choosing Between Chain and Boutique Hotels

While planning our trip we batted around lodging choices and even considered camping along the way.  Somehow that got nixed so we’ve been staying in hotels. This is how we’ve been choosing between chain and boutique hotels. It’s a balance between budget, comfort, safety and hopefully a little charm if we can find that too. […]