The Silver Lining of the Pandemic

During the shut down, I experienced a lot of positive changes: From families dressing up in inflatable Unicorn costumes (so their faces where covered) for their evening walks and also visiting children’s houses when it was their birthdays Spending more time with family FINALLY getting to hobbies that I have been meaning to get and…

Off Grid Conversions

Deciding how basic you would like to go off-grid is a very personal decision and different for everyone. I have some neighbors that have a gas generator and use propane (cooking and heating) while others operate 100% off their solar generators and wood stoves. The answer for what “works” for you will vary, based on…

Books I LOVE

Some great books to get your mind thinking: 1984 by George Orwell – Have always loved this book! To think this was written/published in 1949 about what the future would be like – Big Brother is watching you. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Make you Laugh out Loud: Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophia Kinsella…

Virtually Paint Your Room/House

Originally posted December 8, 2015 So my husband and I wanted to paint our house completely different colors than the current blue and gray-blue. We wanted more neutral colors and I was really unsure if the colors that I was thinking in my mind would look good in real life. So I went to the…

Fabric Filter Mask (with nose piece and T-shirt ties)

If I can do this, YOU CAN TOO! I am a big believer in DIY and use what you already have before buying more. I wanted to create a face mask with resources that I already have, instead of going out to buy more. As well as, creating a nose sleeve/piece where a paper clip…

Seize the Day! Daily Planner PDF

So during this isolation, it has been VERY easy for hours to pass by with not getting anything that was truly productive done. Sooooo, with that being said, I put together a Seize the Day! Daily Planner to help me by more focused and to also hold myself accountable to setting purposeful intention. I look…

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 –…