Celebrating the MadPea International Food Fair with Kaerri

Over the weekend my blog hit 100k in visitors, and I sadly missed it since I don’t get to check in on the weekends, but with my return today I decided to celebrate the numbers turning to the six digits by talking about the MadPea International Food Fair currently happening on the grid.  The event…

Final Farmers Market of the Season

One of my favorite things about Flagstaff from the first of May until the end of October we have a weekly Farmers Market held downtown that you can spend hours wandering around picking up everything from Fresh Squeezed Lemonade to Fresh Flowers to fruits, vegetables and meats.  Our little mountain town comes out in force…

So much to do and so little time to do it in

The final countdown has begun for me to be out of my townhouse permanently and all of the sudden it seems like there is so much to do, and so little time to do it in that I have started to silently panic!  Today I got to take a breather and have breakfast with my…

The perfect backyard desert oasis – La Joya Collection from Kaerri

Many years ago I came to the conclusion that people either love or hate the desert, and usually that means anything and everything that goes along with it.  When I first stepped off the plane almost twenty years ago now in Phoenix in the middle of December after a rainstorm, I was hooked.  The smell…

When Second Life and Real Life Collide

For the first time in all my years online I have a real life boyfriend who happens to be incredibly supportive of what I do, which I am truly thankful for but lately, with it being Summer, my posts find me with far less clothes on than normal and today I had, in my opinion,…

Ocean Loft Set by [CIRCA] @ Color Me Project

I was fortunate enough in my youth to get to travel all over the world, but one of my favorite places was Maui, where we spent every Christmas.  I have always loved decorating one room in the house, usually the one with the most windows in bright floral prints and solids with rattan and wood…

Always Deer – A Tribute to the late Alan Rickman

I remember standing in line at Barnes and Noble in 1998 to pick up the first two Harry Potter books with a big pregnant belly.  I remember the first being a constant companion during a mostly bed-ridden pregnancy and I remember distinctly the feeling of falling in love with the characters.  When my son was…

Lost in memories of Christmas

Do you remember when Christmas was filled with toys that sometimes required batteries, the bigger the stuffed animal the better, parents stayed up hours to put together bicycles, and hours spent sitting around the tree with the family?  No one thinking of working on Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day and the biggest stressor was often…