Frugal fruits and veggies

Thought I share some food tips with everyone that we do in our family to save money on fruits and veggies. Although some people may not like slightly bruised and old fruits and vegetables, they are still good and should not be thrown out just because they aren’t so pretty. It saddens me to think…

An Arizona adventure- visit to a cacti museum

I can’t believe how popular cacti have become out in the world. A couple of months ago I came across some little cactus erasers. I have also come across a bunch of cacti pillows online too. I guess I am so used to seeing them that I can’t understand why they became popular all of…

One Lovely Blog Award

Oh my goodness, another award…this is so sweet. I love the title of this one too and it comes with a heart. You know I love my little hearts. This one comes from Bored Sensei, which is one of my favorite sites to visit. She is in Japan teaching and takes you on her daily…

Chicken update

No eggs yet from our french little ladies, still waiting on those. My husband as you know is not happy about that, but hey, “they are still too young” I keep telling him. At least I think so, they’re only about 4 months old. The black and white baby chicks are getting bigger and my…

DIY Easter terrariums

Terrariums are ever so trendy right now, so I thought I try my hand at some inexpensive versions for our Easter table. Our neighbors dropped off some empty glass jars the other day (we make a lot of homemade pasta sauce) and I decided to turn them into something pretty for my Easter table instead…

Dollar day do over- upcycled birdhouse.

Time for another one of my junk store remakes. I found this wooden birdhouse on one of my shopping trips on dollar day. Dollar day is usually Thursday at the second hand shop I shop at. There are certain colors of tags that are only $1. When I saw this little house, I knew exactly…

Repost-On a country road again

Finally made it up north. The only free day we had was Easter, so our Easter morning this year was a beautiful country road trip through Arizona and the wildflowers were out in full force. The snow storms and rain everyone had over the Winter months ended up making our little part of the world…

Repost-Road trip time

Had to check up on the little red house for the day and as always it was a beautiful drive. How blessed the people are that get to live here. It is what I imagine living in a postcard would feel like. Went to visit the town pond, at least that is what I call…

Repost-Easter Traditions & Decorations

It’s that time of year again, my favorite time…Spring. I have been very busy preparing Easter decorations. One of the best places for holiday supplies is any dollar store…just be careful you don’t turn it into the hundred dollar store….so bring a list. I picked up several flowers, ribbon, wreaths and a little rag bunny…

An Arizona Hike.

There is a mountain right smack dab in the middle of this city of Phoenix, Arizona. Actually there are several. We do not have a shortage of deserts to explore here. Thought I take you along on one of my hikes/walks through one of our Arizona deserts. Not exactly like being there but close enough….

Blogger appreciation award

Wow, okay, I am not sure what to say, or write would be the correct term. An Irish procrastinator nominated me for another award…thank you, thank you, thank you. It makes me so happy that you not only stopped by to check out my blog but you also like it. I know I write this…

   DIY-Candy orange peels

Before I get into how my husband makes these I have to warn you, at least according to him. This recipe involves a lot of boiling and draining, so please be careful. He said “cooking this will probably kill you and while I am joking, I’m really not”. Those are his words, not mine…so please,…