Exercise in Isolation

So with most businesses shut down and some are experiencing cabin fever in their own homes, exercise and sunshine is important. I know all may not be in a situation to go out and get some fresh air so I put together a list of exercises that have been keeping me sane and safe inside:…

Out of toilet paper??

I know everyone is wondering where all the toilet paper went? I actually did too when I saw the aisles in our local stores and questioned if the Coronavirus gave you diarrhea. Having grown up in the Middle East, you never knew when the next shipment would come in. My family went one year before…

1st Time – Camping with the Cat!

So this weekend, we wanted to go camping and have always thought about taking the cat as she loves the outdoors BUT I was so worried that she would be scared the whole time and hate it…then hate me for putting her through it. We gathered up all her favorite things to ensure she would…

48 hrs in Boise, ID

If Reno and Portland had a love child, it would be Boise! Boise, Idaho has a little bit of everything from bike lanes, great pubs, restaurants, food trucks, history, nice people and great recreation. It also has the largest Basque population in the United States and the drive is only 6.5hrs from Reno. Warning –…

Cancún in 3 days

So there is a lot to do in Cancun! Some of the ideas I am including, I have done on multiple trips, but honestly, you could do it about 3 days if time is limited. My suggested time recommendations at each location are  in parentheresis. Downtown Cancun – (2-3 hrs) There are buses that can…

What to pack for Cancún?

The hubby and I just got back from visiting Cancun for 6 days. Most of that time was hanging at the resort decompressing which was glorious but what we did in excursions, you could do in 3 days. I will write about what we did in another post. Cancun is very humid = 80% humiditiy…

Review of Thermacell Radius

I LOVE being out in nature but getting eaten alive by mosquitoes is not fun, especially when you are trying to relax or eat a meal.The hubby and I have tried the butane thermacell mosquitos repellent devices and they work well; however, the sometimes the igniter doesn’t work and I feel like they don’t last…

Life could be so simple…

…if we allow it. One of the many things that I reminded of whenever I go out to my little cabin in the woods is that you don’t need a lot to get by, survive or even thrive in life. It is so easy to get caught up in the things that you want, or…

Off-Grid Sink

For our little dry cabin, I REALLY wanted a sink and a medicine where I could brush my teeth, take out my contacts, and even do my hair. My neighbors/friends use a 12v water pump connected to their battery in order to have a full functioning faucet. Basically the faucet draws water from a fresh…

Trader Joe’s Instant Coffee Packet Review

So, the hubby and and I are going to be backpacking the Tahoe Rim Trail this Fall and I am prepping with getting our meals together, etc. I have had a variety of instant coffees; however, most are not individuality packaged. I like Starbucks coffee but it is kinda expensive for the amount that we…