We went to the mattresses. Mattress Shopping 2017

Mattress shopping Shopping for a mattress is all out war.  There are mattress stores seemingly on every corner in Raleigh, NC, and they’re always mostly empty.  I wonder how they stay in business, then I wonder about their markup.  I’ve always dreaded mattress shopping: at its core, it’s 100% subjective. …

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MalloMe Travel Hammock Giveaway!

Giveaway! It’s the beginning of the month, and Lisa and I are ready to do a giveaway!  We are so grateful to our readers and love thanking you about once a month by giving you something. Last month we gave away a MalloMe ultralight travel hammock, and it was a…

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Book Box: Adult Summer Reads

I recently read that the term “bookworm” comes from tiny insects that eat the bindings of books. I have always wondered about the origin of that term because I have been a “bookworm” all my life. Ever since I could read well enough to enjoy reading, I have had my nose…

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Incredibly Easy Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash

It’s summer! This time of year brings hot days and an abundance of fresh produce.  I love summer food!  Zucchini, spaghetti squash, tomatoes, peppers and so much more…it’s a gardener’s dream! I love growing a garden each year. For me it’s therapeutic: clean out the garden bed, turn the soil,…

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Three homemade popsicle recipes!

The summer heat has officially reached Colorado.  It’s that time of year when it’s just too darn hot to bake or make hot comfort food. I don’t even want to think about turning on the oven! So what do we do instead?  We make popsicles! After a day of sitting…

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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

A family summer tradition. I grew up hearing the churning sound of the homemade strawberry ice cream maker during summer at least once a week.  When we were young, my little brother and I helped make the ice cream, then played, then dashed in with bowls and spoons when the…

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