Month: February 2014

Crowd Pleaser Pancakes

I’ve got my eyes on the prize today. What’s the prize you ask? Oh, well, Saturday! I love Saturdays with the family band. And so I am doing the only logical thing for a Thursday, planning Saturday morning breaky.

You will be pleased to know I have finally nailed down my go-to pancake recipe and am so excited to share it!


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Valentine’s Day – Good, Bad, Commercial, Romantic

I’d like to offer a toast, to Valentine’s Day.
Once a year we bring our gloves to the ring, ready to slug it out over whether or not V-Day is worth celebrating. Some hate it because it’s a reminder of loneliness, others because Hallmark’s profits go up.

On the other side, star crossed lovers swoon over cards, flowers and chocolates. There’s even a small handful of romantics, single but hopeful, that cherish Valentine’s Day, and hope to celebrate with a special someone someday. Read More

Front Yard Makeover Stage 1: The Before

Front Yard Makeover Stage 1 Panorama Photo

To say that our front yard is an eyesore would be like saying chicken pox aren’t that bad. Till now, we’ve focused most all of our renovation time and budget on the backyard and interior of the house (the spaces we live the most life together). The front yard is a combination of desert landscaping (not the pretty kind – just 4 inches deep of mixed rock), dirt, and un-killable weeds.

We’ve decided that our curb appeal has been neglected long enough, and so we’ve embarked on operation Front Yard Makeover.  Read More