Shopping trip to an Arizona cactus gift shop.

  This month’s shopping adventure is at a tiny little gift shop at a cactus museum here in Arizona. There are actually two little shops in the museum across from each other. There are so many beautiful cacti to see here. This is the place to go if you are a cactus fanatic. The first…

Thrift store treasures- The monkey in the room.

“ Memories are timeless treasures of the heart.” Years ago one of my many cousins(I have over 20 and that doesn’t include second cousins) had this adorable little wooden monkey hanging from her dresser mirror in her room. I am not sure who actually owned the little monkey because there were three cousins sleeping in…

In the Garden- February flowers and tiny raindrops.

“ We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” Jenny Uglow Okay, not complaining or anything but I’m not used to rain here in the city. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but it is starting to feel like every time I have…

Dollar day do overs- repurposing hearts

I had a pile of hearts to redo in my upcycling box. It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for me to add hearts to anything. Hearts have always been a very important part of our home decor. Here is my pile of hearts I decided to repurpose. First I cleaned them up and painted…

10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the ones you love.

” For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” (1 John 3:11) I love Valentines Day. I blame my Nana of course, she had me believing for many years she was born on the 14th but it was actually the 13th. Which might as well…

Pinterest inspired confetti from nature

My daughter told me about natural confetti one day when we were walking into our home and walked across a pile of leaves that needed to be raked up (we are not known for keeping up very well with that part of our chores). I thought what a cool idea and collected a pile of…

ASD Table time crafts- pretend play

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin   Trigger warning, this post might trigger some educational professionals. Just my personal opinion and experiences with the educational system here in our country. I know there are exceptional teachers out there and if you are one of…

January updates and favorite bloggers for the month.

“Some people want a big house, a fast car, and lots of money…others just want a place in the woods away from those kind of people…” What a start to 2020. In all the Januaries I have live through in my life I can say this is my least favorite of all of them ever….

In the garden-January is a messy month.

Okay, my garden is a mess and not a little mess either. This month has had moments of cold(Arizona cold that is) and at the beginning of the month everything was wet from the rain we got for Christmas. In Arizona it’s always a nice change when we get rain, but we are so spoiled…