Snow Days

Normally by this time of year we have already lived through our first snowstorm (all 1/2″ of it) but so far no snow, and frankly I am disappointed. I was looking forward to letting Scruffy experience his first ever snow, and secretly hoping to build snow trolls. What are snow trolls you say? Well, I…

From The Mountains To The Sea

I believe I might just live in the perfect location. A few hours west and I can be hiking in the mountains; heading east, I have my feet in the sand in no time! I really do have the best of both worlds and this is my favorite time of year. I let the weather…

Hometown Blessings

Daylight savings time ended last month (11/4) so this time of year people tend to stay inside, I say get out! I am fortunate to live in an area where I can get out and walk downtown where it is well lit and patrolled regularly. The cold winter sky is so beautiful and bright and…

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…

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…

Clearwater, FL

Theres no place like home! I am traveling more and more for work which brings me to some great places. Just check out this lovely view. I love visiting new places, taking in all of the natural beauty around me whenever I can, but there are times when I get homesick. This week was one…

Hurricane Party Checklist

Hurricanes bring out the best in people. Perfect strangers standing in long grocery store lines, waiting to pay for a cart full of hurricane supplies, discussing past storms, the severity of the current storm, what they are doing to prepare and always leave each other with a passing “Stay Safe” Wouldn’t it be amazing if…