Writer D.H. Lawrence, who called New Mexico a second home, once said, “Touch the country (of New Mexico), and you will never be the same again”. The capital city of New Mexico touches hearts and souls of visitors and residents alike. From artistic glory to sunsets that you can barely put into words and decadent […]
Every time I am at the grocery store I discover a new product I want to try. I go through this conversation in my head that usually ends with me convincing myself not to spend extra money on something I’m not sure we are even going to like. The “saver” in me always seems to win out! That is why I love when I can get free samples of products.
Now that you are married, one of the biggest changes in your life will be your finances. This is probably why money is one of the most common reasons that couples get divorced. It is very important that you make sure to start off on the right foot with your newlywed finances so that you can avoid possible disagreements in the future. Here is a financial to-do list that will help you and your spouse navigate some of the tough financial decisions you now need to make as a couple.
Summer afternoons call for one main cooking event–an outdoor barbecue. The roasting (using charcoal) of succulent meat, and the fondness of beer, are all in a day’s work of newlywed bonding. Come dinnertime, you and your spouse could be wallowing in the sweet fruits of your labor. Unfortunately, this traditional method of slow-cooking meat is […]
For a special treat, I will make something more than coffee and Dan and I will eat breakfast in the sunroom. We open all of the windows and enjoy the breeze while we eat. Recently I made these awesome grain-free waffles for breakfast in the sunroom. I like making waffles during the warm weather because it doesn’t involve sweating over a hot stove.
Summer is a big party season! Memorial Day is coming up this weekend, then 4th of July, then Labor Day. Plus there are pool parties, block parties and barbecues all summer long. If you throw your own summer party, you definitely need some easy and delicious appetizers to serve your guests.
The day I brought our beagle, Honey, home for the first time I had to drive 2 hours with her in the car. As a first-time dog owner, I didn’t know what to expect and hadn’t thought about much ahead of time. After about an hour, I stopped at a gas station to let her out to “stretch her legs”. I wanted to give her some water but hadn’t brought a bowl with me. I ended up buying paper plates and bottled water at the gas station and poured the water on the plate for her to drink. I can still remember how unprepared I felt!
In February I introduced you to the new way we are eating healthier dinners at home: Home Chef! We still buy from them every week and enjoy every single meal we’ve had delivered. I’ve thought about trying some of the other services as well, but I just can’t get myself to do it; we love […]
Sweet corn was a staple in our house when I was growing up. In Pennsylvania, local corn can be found in grocery stores and farmer’s markets in July and August. I guess this is why sweet corn always makes me think of summer. My dad’s uncle had a farm where he grew corn and every summer, he would deliver a truckload […]
Most people believe that a proper diet and routine exercise are the only two components necessary for maintaining good health. Regular exposure to adequate sunlight is an often-overlooked requirement for those who want to stay in peak physical and mental health. Sunlight is the body’s main source of vitamin D. This vitamin is critical for […]