DIY-Pumpkin seed ornaments

Went way back for this one, can’t believe how many posts I have on here. I remember these early days of blogging and I am still figuring it all out, plus I have a new computer now and everything is different. I will not even go into the frustrations with learning new programs, still having…

Quick trip to Our Little Red House

Time to start thinking about winter so we headed up north to get things ready for the Winter season coming up. We had some weeds to clear out and I was happy to see some purple morning glories still hanging around our old fence. They will be gone soon but the apple trees in town…

DIY_garden wreath

If you are ever in the need for some inexpensive and quick decorating ideas to decorate your home with when guests are stopping by then check outside to see what you can use to add some pretty to your homes. Anything can be used. Branches from a tree can be painted and displayed like sculptures…

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…

DIY- Seedpod sail boats

First, before you work on this project you will need an Australian Kurrajong tree. Hopefully there is one somewhere around your neighborhood. This is a good opportunity to get out there and take a walk early in the morning to see what your neighborhood has. Kurrajong trees are called bottle trees in Arizona. The aborigines…

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…

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-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…

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….

House plants for toxins in your home.

  Who doesn’t love plants? I mean show me a person that hates the green things and I will have to leave from their presence because that is a big clue they will not get along with me. My kids nick name for me is an artist hippy and if you have ever seen the…