We are crawling with chicks

  The other day our local feed store was having their annual sale of buy one get one free. We decided to pick up some baby chicks for our daughter who wants to try her hand at raising laying hens. Years ago we had chickens but we ended up giving them away, along with all…

Best homemade Banana cranberry muffins

There is nothing that beats homemade anything, at least in my book that is. It just taste better when it comes from your own hands and oven…just wish there was more time to make everything by scratch. These banana muffins have always been a hit in our home, a favorite of my sons growing up,…

An Arizona Ghost

     Whether you believe in ghost or not, there are a lot of old ghost towns out here in the west and some of those old western towns actually come with a ghost or two…according to some that is and believe it or not my son and daughter had their very own ghost experience in…

DIY old drawers/new shelves

In our city, my family and I love large pick up days during our trash service. This may be gross to others, but it isn’t like we are rummaging through food, it is mostly building material from house remodels in older neighborhoods. Instead of it going to the dump, we recycle and reuse. It saves…

Aloe Vera- Heaven’s wand

Summer is almost over and as always our garden always takes a hit during the hot months here in Phoenix. No matter what my husband and I do, we always loose something over the summers in our garden. With record heats it is bound to happen. Even with covered areas with shade the temps are…

DIY –pompom wreath

It’s time for one of my dollar day do overs. In Arizona we have an abundance of second hand shops. They seem to be on every corner. They usually have one day a week that is dollar day. The tags change colors, but I always find something for a dollar to upcycle . Last week…

  Mini zucchini pizza

One of my favorite little Italian snacks to make are little mini zucchini pizzas. We usually get a ton of squash and zucchini up north at the little red house from neighbors around this time of year and this is one of our favorite things to make with all those veggies. It is pretty easy…

Fun with felting

Well…not too much fun, especially if you are a beginner in the needle felting world. The reasons for that have to do with pricking your fingers now and then and if you are not careful and you stab too hard, there will be blood.    They do have little finger covers but they seem to…