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Oh, what a day! I spent the day hiking with a girlfriend and the Sierra Club in the outskirts of Phoenix.  It is always so refreshing to get out in nature and get my workout on, and with a good friend by my side that’s just even better 🙂 One of my goals this year […]

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  • I’ve been dying to get my hands on a nice round tumbleweed 🙂ReplyCancel

    • haha if I find one I’ll mail it to you 😉ReplyCancel

      • sweet!!! You might love what I do with it too 😉 A friend of mine that moved to Albuquerque sent me a super excited text saying she seen her first tumbleweed lol it was so cute!! I told her to run and catch it for me!!! 😉ReplyCancel

        • I’m intrigued for sure! There are fewer and fewer around here every year because of all the developments going up. But I’ll keep an eye out when monsoon season hits 🙂ReplyCancel

My husband and I have been working opposite schedules the last few weeks with no end in sight. While I’m beyond grateful we both have work when so many people are without, the time away from each other is starting to have its toll on how connected we are right now. Its awfully difficult to […]

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I haven’t been cooking much lately, since my husband and I are on opposite schedules right now.  It’s just not as enticing to cook only for yourself!  BUT, Sunday we were finally together for dinner, so I decided to fire up the ol’ grill and cook up some meat for my man.  hahaha that made me […]

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I hope everyone had a great weekend! Ours was nice and relaxing, even somewhat productive. After running errands and doing some light chores today, I decided to tackle yet another to do: the kitchen sink. It’s become quite stained and chipped over the last year from all the entertaining we do for the holidays. I […]

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It’s been a long week! I’ve got a pretty mellow weekend planned so I’m hoping to write a little more in the next few days than I have been. In the meantime, I thought I’d share some pictures of my seedlings and talk about what I’m planning for the garden in the next few weeks. […]

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  • Have you tried keeping a small herb garden inside? Just curious… I’ve been wanting to do it but it seems like everything I try to keep inside aside from my house plants and lemon tree always wilt and die.ReplyCancel

    • I did, years ago but it didn’t go so well. Now that I know so much more, I’ll be starting one again soon. I have the planter already and a spot picked out. I’m planning on rosemary, parsley and sage… hopefully it will grow better than last time! Wish I had some pointers, but once I get it going I’ll let you know what works (or doesn’t) for me!ReplyCancel

  • […] For last year’s spring garden, click here, here, or […]ReplyCancel

  • […] if you want to see what was happening in the garden last year at this time, click here.  What’s happening in your garden right now? Or is it too early for all that in your […]ReplyCancel

I can hardly believe it is only Tuesday! For some reason, I kept thinking today was Thursday.  What a sad moment when I realized my mistake.  Ah, well.  The week will progress, and I’m grateful for this day… Yesterday was my first hour one-on-one with my new mentee.  We spent the time doing the craft […]

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Each year, some of our nieces and nephews stay the night for their birthday, and they get to pick something to do as their gift.  With so many kids in our family, it’s tough to get everyone in on the birthday sleepover deal, so this really only works with my sisters and brother’s kids.  On […]

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I had such a great day! My morning exercise class was challenging but fun, work went by quick, I had an hysterical conversation with a friend about her “pretend husband” who reappears regularly in her dreams — with a full-on back-story on how they met in her dreams — and then I met my new […]

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I hope everyone had a great Superbowl Sunday! I know we did, spending time with my husband’s family, watching the game and laughing at commercials.  I’m sure everyone is Superbowled out, so I’m going to move right along.  While searching for a screwdriver in the pile of chaos said husband calls tools, I came across […]

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Aaaah, Friday, how I love you! I’m sitting here with my plumeria candle burning, wine glass in hand, getting ready to hit the couch and DVR and thought I would add a quick post to start the weekend off right.  I had a busy night! I potted my tomato plant in a big planter out […]

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  • Hello my beautiful Cousin!! The blog is looking amazing! I love all the stuff you are doing! I can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

    • Hi gorgeous! Thank you 🙂 Looking forward to seeing all that you have planned on your blog too! Think I’ll head over there now and see what’s new…ReplyCancel