Busy bees

The other morning while out doing my early morning swim I noticed my favorite cactus by the pool had two new flowers on it. I love these flowers because they are so huge. They only last one night, then they slowly drop away and off then leave a fruit behind. The birds love the fruit…

Arizona is closed-

Well not really but parts of it is. A couple of weeks ago when we drove up to check on Our Little Red House we were surprised to see closure signs everywhere where happy families used to be camping and out enjoying our woods. It was really sad seeing this on our drive up. It…

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…

Some Arizona sunshine for those Winter time blues.

Getting sick sucks and the thing I hate most about getting sick during the holidays is the resting period. You know, where you can’t do anything because you feel awful, so you just sit and read…cough…sit and watch TV…cough…then sleep and cough at the same time. Misery that’s what it is. And moms always get…

A trip back to the little red house.

We had a holiday weekend and decided to head up north. We are redoing my husband’s office and turning it into a little bedroom, and we needed an extra bed we had up at the little red house. Our trip up north this time was not an easy one. Our neighbors here in the city…

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…

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- Flowers for your walls

   I don’t know how many times, while out second hand shopping, I run across bags of faux flowers. Fabric and plastic, all shapes and sizes, I love these little immortal faux bits of nature. I don’t have the best green thumb and living in the Arizona desert is not the best place to grow…

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…

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…