I'm not sure how I've made it this long without tasting a pumpkin spice latte, but oh my goodness, what a treat! I'll have to be careful, because this lovely beverage sure could become addictive. And don't start me on the pumpkin spice syrup for the coffee. It is absolutely delicious!
October Giveaway Winner and Product ReviewThis month's giveaway winner is featured at the end of this post. But first, let's give our benefactor center stage. MyMemories Suite won my respect by being both nimble and user-friendly, which is why I'm a MyMemories affiliate. I've used it to create many projects, website banners, … Continue Reading ››
Relaxation Videos: Bodie Ghost Townhttp://youtu.be/rlQTPrBkiuk I took these images of the ghost town of Bodie, California on an extremely hot day in the summer. The heat was so ennervating it was all I could do to keep walking. The shade beside some of the buildings wasn't that much cooler, and the sagebrush underfoot looked like perfect … Continue Reading ››
The cooler days of autumn bring us hot cider, the comfort of soups and stews, and the beauty of turning leaves. A hint of mystery permeates the air, and with it the promise of soon-coming holidays. Bright pumpkins sit outside grocery stores and dot farmers' fields, waiting for eager hands to carry them home. During the years … Continue Reading ››
Plan a Simple ChristmasOn Christmas Eve, I remember hurrying from store to store, frantically purchasing presents. The last store turned me out, and I rushed home to slap wrapping paper on the meager gifts I'd found while fretting that they weren't enough. For years this scenario haunted me in a vivid … Continue Reading ››
Making an herb wreath is a fun way to dry culinary herbs. You can either leave the wreath up all winter and pluck leaves here and there for your recipes or after the leaves dry, remove them to airtight containers that you store in a dark cupboard. The second method better protects the flavors, and … Continue Reading ››
You know you should set aside time for yourself, but amid the demands of life, that's hard to manage. It's been too long since you had any idea of what to do with yourself, anyway. Last time you tried to figure that out, it didn't go well, and you wound up feeling disrupted and confused. Continue Reading ››