Tail Of The Dragon

Day two of our trip we were up before the sun to the cool mountain air. We had to put on sweatpants and long sleeves, but we got a lovely morning walk in before heading out for our first trike ride. We weren’t really sure how Scruffy was going to do, so we headed down…

The Mountains Are Calling

Sign up here for weekly blog post updates; unsubscribe anytime. One of these years I am going to time going to the mountains in October just right. I was so excited to head up and see all the beautiful colors of the changing of the leaves. Our last trip, we went too late and it…

Simmer Pot Recipes

I’ve had the fall bug for a few weeks now, which usually means I start craving things like pumpkin, cinnamon and cranberries. The leaves have started to fall and the heat has already been turned on! That means stuffy, dry air. The perfect solution is a nice simmering pot of potpourri! My favorite holiday scent…

Apple Picking

I have always been motivated by the changing seasons; spring cleaning, summer grilling, fall sweaters and cozy winter nights by the fire to name a few of my favorite. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of fall is pumpkin but apples are my next favorite runner up. On our recent trip…

My Pretired Life October Sneak Peak

Happy Monday! After my quick trip to Colorado last week, I had a hard time waking up this morning. Scrambling to get ready and grabbing a quick coffee on my way out the door, I literally stopped short in my driveway and took a deep breath; I swear I can smell fall coming and I…

Instant Pot Soup Stock

I am such a seasonal chef and nothing says fall to me more than a pot of homemade soup. With fall literally just around the corner, it’s almost time to start making some delicious pots of homemade soup! I love making my own bone broth but since it is such a chore, I usually only…