A visit to a city library

Oh summer time in good old Phoenix Arizona, it sure does drag when you are stuck inside because it is just too hot to do much. Then the kids get bored and stir crazy. When my kids got bored when they were little we would head to the library down town. They loved being downtown…

 Family fun day paper crafts-milk carton barn.

“Every time you sit down to eat…thank a farmer.” Hey everyone. Only two more paper crafts for the summer are left. I can’t believe how fast the summer is going. This craft is a little more complicated but you can simplify it by not adding little barn doors or a hay loft window. Supplies needed-…

Hunting for vintage books

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get the people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 This months shopping trip involves books. Old ones at that. I just love old books, even the smell of them. Like a fragrance from back in time. Shopping for actual books seems…

 A visit to God’s art gallery

“He has made everything beautiful in it’s time. He also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 Here in Arizona there is a place I always recommend to others who visit us here to see in person. That place is The…

 An Easter egg hunt in Tuscany and one DIY project- Yarn eggs

It is that time of year again…egg decorating. There are so many beautiful designs out there sometimes it is hard to choose one to try. This reminds me of the time my husband and I were visiting family in Italy one Easter. Our daughter was still a baby but old enough to show interest in…

Tiny gems in an Arizona desert.

“ God will give you the power to have peace in the midst of the storm” Joyce Meyer We got cold weather and rain in January, and along with that came a green desert.Nothing like the weather some of our states are experiencing but cold for Arizona weather, at least for awhile. I hope everyone…

 Another Arizona adventure- a walk to the High Trail.

  On December 1st, my family and I decided it would be a ton of fun to go exploring. During the Winter months in certain areas of our state we all go hiking to make up for not having a white Christmas. If we want snow we just head up to the high country here…

Hiking an Arizona desert after a rainstorm…part two.

Once we headed back from walking Waterfall Trail at the White Tank Mountains, we decided to drive around the park, which is huge. The rain clouds were all around the mountains. It reminded my husband of Ansel Adams photos from the 80’s. There were a couple photographers out that morning taking photos. Every now and…

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…