Cilantro Lime Rice

A super easy refreshing rice side dish. This cilantro lime rice recipe is great with fish, chicken or Mexican food. All you do is cook some Jasmine rice according to package directions but add a good tablespoon of butter while it cooks ....more

Farmhouse Easter Decor

You know I think of our house as a farmhouse in the city so our decor follows suit. The hubby did a bit of a farmhouse Easter decor job this year. Really farmhouse describes us perfectly ....more

Simple Saturdays 3/21

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Frugal Fridays - The High Cost Of Putting Food On The Table

Despite my desire to spend less on groceries, I am finding that food inflation is outpacing my savings attempts. So how do we save money on food?...more

6 Mental Money Traps to Break Through

If you were brought up in the middle class, you may be affected by your parents’ mindsets when it came to money. Banish these common mental money traps in order to create a better financial future.1. I just want enough money to be comfortable.All too often, people think of “comfort” as their highest money goal. This doesn’t often allow for true financial freedom, though ....more

How Changing Weather Is Affecting Southern California Vegetable Gardens

I have lived in southern California my entire life and I have always been a student of weather. One thing is for sure, it seems the weather here is changing. Honestly, it is as if we have been warmer and drier in winters in southern California than in Arizona and as hot but more humid in the summers.I have struggled with my garden the last few growing seasons ....more

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop 3/14

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Blending Custom Chicken Treats

The bonus of having a small flock of chickens in your backyard is you can spoil them on a daily basis. I love making custom chicken treat blends. I mean look at those colors ....more

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop 3/7

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Super Simple Lemon Vinaigrette Salad

This is one of our favorite salads these days. In fact I make this super simple lemon vinaigrette salad at least three times a week. It is so easy but so refreshing and delicious ....more