New Halloween in Stores

New Halloween merchandise in stores is displayed full force this year.  I found some adorable stuff on the shelves recently. But.  I found it in August.  And.  Um.  No, I’m not talking about Halloween in August.  So I waited until September to post what I’ve found. And.  It’s good this year! The past few years […]

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 […]

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 […]

How We Wrangled the Mess Under the Sink

We (by which I mostly mean John) have been doing some projects around the house and I thought I would share them. Most of our cabinets were upgraded a couple of years ago with roll-out racks to make access easier, but under our sinks was never addressed.  Those places are just black holes of Calcutta.  […]