In the last few years instead of buying physical gifts for my family I’ve instead treated them to experiences, road trips, big trips, over the ocean trips to lands we have not been before. Aside from believing that these type of gifts last longer, I have to admit that I am a terrible gift shopper.… Read More Gift ideas for the creative souls on your list
Around these parts…… How about you? Do you decorate for Halloween?
It’s well past midnight on my day off. This would be the time I get off work so I am keeping my bed time routine just the same. A bowl of cereal, with a handful of almonds, a little snack before bed time. So I though I’d share a few thoughts that have been running… Read More 10 Reasons To Keep My Day Job
I feel lucky that only a couple of miles down the street there is a huge antique store and once a month they hold a curated show in a barn-like structure in the back. I find it fun and relaxing to stroll down aisles of old stuff, stuff that has been forgotten, or perhaps repurposed,… Read More Merchand Square and Highland Vintage
Friends! I finally convinced myself that I need a laptop. And while I was trying to be conservative and spend the least amount of money, quality is important so I got a MacBook Air. And because I like to make stuff more than buy stuff, I decided to skip buying all the fancy accessories and… Read More MacBook Air sleeve – tutorial
This week without any previous planning I ended up repurposing a little girl vanity into a Frida inspired vanity table. Here is the story: I love going to thrift stores. They are big treasure hunts. With a little effort and a little imagination you really can score some great stuff there. I picked up this… Read More Frida vanity table, repurposed furniture
In our family New Year Day is very special because my first child was born on this day. Today he turns 10! Wow! I started teasing him and told him that he is a decade old human! I know many parents can relate to the phenomena of time passing fast when you are raising kids.… Read More Happy New Year! Reflections on the old!
Hi friends! I’ve been absent for sometime and I caught myself finding excuses for not keeping up with my blog. These are just some of the things on my excuse list: I am tired. I will do it later. No one cares. I gotta do the dishes. I gotta do yard work. But I already… Read More Still Alive
The kids are on break for two and a half weeks!! As a working parent fall/spring/summer breaks from school are a bit of a challenge. But so far we’ve managed. Currently looking forward for $2 Tuesday at the cheap movies, for us that is Pollack Tempe Cinemas. We actually went there a few weeks ago… Read More $2 Tuesday’s at Pollack Tempe Cinemas
It rained all day today and I am looking forward to cooler temperatures in the desert. Other signs of fall arriving are gorgeous pumpkins greeting you in front of almost every store you go. These were at Sprouts. I tried to take advantage of the rainy weather today and be creative. It worked for a… Read More Fall is almost here