Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wow Us Wednesday Link Party

It's Wednesday again, or Tuesday night ;), and it's link party time. Fall is my favorite time of the year and I am starting to see some Fall projects linked up here at WUW. I'm not ready to decorate for Fall yet but I am doing some Fall gardening. Fall is a great time to garden here and often is better than spring. I started seeds indoors and I have been watching outside temps for the right planting time. This weekend may be the right time. I hope so! Have you done anything special this season? Gardening? Decorating?

Last week the most clicked links were.............

How to Propagate Basil

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wow Us Wednesday Link Party

Hello all! Did you hear about all the rain we had here in Phoenix a couple days ago? We thought we would all get washed away! It was a record breaking rain as more rain fell in a shorter amount of time than has ever been recorded before. Some areas got over 5 inches in a few hours; we are not equipped to handle all that water at once and pretty much the whole valley has damage of some sort. 

The Governor declared a state of emergency and a lot of schools closed that day  from flooding and because getting around town was very difficult or impossible. It was something else for sure. My house is fine and I did not have any flooding or damage thanks to the patio drains no longer contain crayons! 

Last week the most clicked links were............

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream - Lady Behind The Curtain

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wow U s Wednesday LinkParty

Welcome to another Wednesday! Glad to have you here again friends! We had some pretty intense heat this Holiday weekend....enough to keep the man of my house and myself home inside. I don't do anything when its super hot outside. If the current weather trends hold it looks like this will be the last week of the high temps for the summer, yee haw! I am looking forward to it, want to get my fall garden in. 

What did you do this last weekend? Do you have fall plans? 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wow Us Wednesday Link Party

Hello everyone! I am back on the blog, yes a bit late but it is still August right? I am doing better since school started, regaining my energy a bit, and it has been cooler here in hot AZ and that helps a lot! Have you seen the news with all the flooding here? Well I had one room flood a bit, it happened 3 different times actually, during all that rain we had. It was my craft room/office.

We live on a bit of a hill and that room is only an inch or so above ground level. There are 2 drains on the patio to keep the flooding from happening. The drains have worked wonderfully all these years as long as we keep them free from leaves; until this last month. The last big rain I watched as the water level started rising on the patio and began to creep up my arcadia door. I was determined I would somehow keep that water out no matter what. I gathered up all my towels and throw rugs and packed them around the bottom of the door.

Well of course the water was coming in anyway but I did slow it down. The kids were in cranky moods and fighting and I was at my wits end worrying over everything getting wet again in there. I was afraid mold might be a problem too with yet more moisture. Suddenly I had a thought......what if I used the toilet plunger on the drains?  Crazy idea I know but I grabbed it and went outside through a door on higher ground and plunged away on those drains.  The kids thought it was hilarious watch grandma out in the pouring rain wet all the way  though plunging away on those drains! I discovered one of them had a blockage of rocks and crayons! So that’s where the crayons went! Hmmmm….little stinkers :)  The plunger opened the drains and the water soon disappeared.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Taking a Break till August!

Hello everyone! I am really having a hard time juggling all my responsibilities and blogging duties! With all the kids here everyday and with the heat it's has become very hard for me. Most of you all know I have Fibromyalgia and Hashimoto disease. Daily life is hard period! But the heat really slows me down.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wow Us Wednesday Link Party

Is it really Tuesday night?! Another week has gone by?! Wow I can't seem to catch up, no lazy summer for me, too much to do! Yesterday was my oldest sons birthday and I made him a favorite from scratch meal and his favorite from scratch cake. Invited the family over. It took me all day to cook and bake while watching the kids. I was really beat by bedtime. How are you doing this summer? Lots to do or can you relax and slow down? Happy Independence Day!

Last week the most clicked link was.........

Homemade Coconut Oil Lotion

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hacked and Hijacked

Dear readers, I wanted to let you know that recently my blog and email were tampered with....or hacked. I'm not sure exactly what happened but one day I tried to log into my blog and it was locked by Google for suspicious activity. I have had tons of robot hits on several post lately too, maybe they are connected. Anyway, I experienced the panic that I have heard others describe when you can no longer enter and manage your blog! It is scary, we bloggers invest a lot of time and effort into our blogs. 

Soon I was able to log in though thanks to having a cell phone on file that Google could text a code to and I thought all was fine again. However, I have been receiving emails from friends saying my email has been hijacked and you all are receiving emails from me that I DID NOT SEND!  I am very sorry for that.  If you have received an email that is a one liner asking you to check out a link it is a hijacked email! I hope soon all will be back to normal.

My suggestion on the other side of this problem? When we are told to use new passwords on our accounts occasionally...on any online accounts...it's a really good idea. It makes it much harder for hackers or web bots to find a way in. I will be doing it every month or so from now on. A lot of extra work but so worth it to keep info safe.

Thanks for reading.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wow Us Wednesday Link Party

Thanks for coming again today! I am back in town from our family reunion and still trying to get back in the groove. We had such a wonderful time and I squeezed every ounce I could out of each moment. I promise I will post about it but not tonight! And I did finish the secret project I was working on for the reunion.  A post coming there too ;) 

Last week the top clicked links were........

before and after kitchen cabinet

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wow Us Wednesday Link Party

Welcome back! I am crazily running around finishing details for our family reunion that's happening this weekend. I have family from out of town coming in and I am so excited to see everyone!

Last week the most clicked link was.................

Side Dishes, 13 Recipes

It's not all about the main dish, you need a great side dish too! A great side dish can really make your meal special. Enjoy this round up of recipes from Wow Us Wednesday side dish features; 13 recipes for you. 

photo courtesy of Dreamstime  

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Weekend Meals

Looking for a great weekend meal? Here are 3 recipes; a grilled main dish, a great side dish, and a tasty dessert. All three features from Wow Us Wednesday. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

DIY Painted Wood Bowl

Oh my I love this distressed chippy paint bowl project! The photography is wonderful and the tutorial is very good. A frugal easy DIY project to add to the beauty in your home. Really great gift idea here too ;) You will find the tutorial over at Anderson and Grant. 

DIY Hand painted and distressed wood salad bowl from www.andersonandgrant.com

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bibs from Drop Cloth & Fabric Scraps

Super easy and fun bibs for from drop cloth and fabric scraps! A great way to use up scraps and a fun way to use drop cloths too. Things need not cost a lot and free is always good. Like I always say, use what you already have. You can do that to make these bibs. See the tutorial over Hill House Homestead. 

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wow Us Wednesday Link Party

Welcome to Wow Us Wednesday link party! I'm so glad you stopped by today! It's HOT here and I am mostly staying inside now. A bit of a quieter week for me as most of the older kids are on vacations or at camp. Just me and the wee ones :) Last week the most viewed link was........

Cool off this Summer with a nice, big glass of this Perfect Southern Sweet Iced Tea!! There's a simple trick to keep it from being bitter! #sweettea #drinks #summer