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…

DIY_Up-cycle grandma’s old sewing table

I love these little tables, although recently I have noticed, it has been getting harder and harder to find them. If you happen to come across one, don’t get rid of it…they make the perfect little table for lamps, plants or just a place to put your drinks, plus they don’t take up a lot…

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…

Back on the road- winterizing our little red house.

  It’s time for Fall break and this year we decided to fit in a couple of days of fun instead of our usual Fall break of doing repairs on our little red house.   It was a crazy week last week, so we were really looking forward to some new adventures. Our schedule consisted…

Frugal Fall decorations

   Time to get our home ready for October and November, but like always when you have a home full of teenagers most of your money goes into food and home expenses. That doesn’t mean we can’t make our home pretty for the holidays. We recycle, thrift and shop at discount stores to accomplish this….

DIY- Paper and Plaster Garden Picks

I had this little DIY blog ready to post today but it was originally written before Oct 1. The last Blog I posted was Sep 30 (apple picking in the country) and in that blog I reminded everyone to spread some love and kindness out there in the world, that the world seemed a little…

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…

Christmas in July

A favorite family tradition of ours is the Christmas in July celebrations we do every year. This started out one year when we all got stir crazy from being sunned in.   We set up a mini tree on our table, made little handmade ornaments, baked sugar cookies, and exchanged gifts. Since then, we celebrate…