Our Very Own Puppy Bowl

We may not be the super bowl, but here is our own version of the puppy bowl. Our pups are now 3 1/2 months old and doing great ....more

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop 1/31

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being Self Sufficient! Welcome to...more

Cheapest Coffee Pods for Keurig and Friday Frugal Update

Frugal tips and where to get the best price on k-cups. Relieved that this week has been less expensive than...more

How to Cook the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs - Kitchen Quick Tip

We love hard boiled eggs and I often do a pan of them once a week. Here is the easiest, most cost effective way to cook perfect hard boiled eggs. Afterall, hard boiled eggs are the original protein bar ....more

Growing Blackberries in Your Backyard

We love berries and blackberries are a favorite, but if you have seen blackberry bushes growing wild then you know they are invasive. Growing blackberries in a small yard or garden can be a challenge. Here is what we have done.To control the runners that make the plants pop up all over your garden requires you contain them ....more

Simple Valentine Decorating Ideas

It is time for red and white and hearts. I love Valentine decor. I love red and white so I mix in items from around the house to dress up my small collection of Valentine decor....more

Washing Silverware the Easy Way - Another Kitchen Quick Tip

I love sharing little tricks that make cleaning the kitchen easier. Here is another great tip for washing your silverware. When you are preparing a meal, take a tall glass that is probably already sitting there ready to be washed ....more

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop - 1/24

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being Self Sufficient! Welcome to...more

Frugal Fridays - Jan. 23

1. More in my quest toward frugal living....more

Secret to Happiness, Look Within

A step away from food and home keeping to a little rambling on more personal things.First off, I will say I in no way know the real secret to happiness for the population at large, but I do know the secret for myself. That is what I am sharing but if it in any way it helps someone then I will be happy I shared.As one gets older we hope that we can say we are happy. In my late forties, I know exactly what makes me happy these days ....more