Showing posts from October, 2021

Ageless Style & Cozy Cardigans

 I was asked to join up with a group of ladies for the Ageless Style monthly style challenge. I was a bit apprehensive at first because I am not a style blogger but I figured why not? It's always good to say yes to things that push us out of our comfort zone a bit.  This month's theme "Cozy Cardigans" was chosen by Amy of Amy's Creative Pursuits.   I was thrilled because I just love cardigans and it's one of those fall staples that get added to my wardrobe quite early on in the season since it's easy enough to take off when the weather fluctuates.  I asked my boys to snap a few photos of me in one of my favorite cardigans while we were out hiking and I think they did a great job! I tend to buy longer cardigans and love the fall colors of this one.  I almost always pair my cardigans with a scoop neck tank or tee, some jeans, cute boots and a long necklace. I hope you'll visit everyone else to see how they styled their cozy cardigans too! Amy ~ Amy’s Cre

Encouraging Hearts and Home: Painting Makes Perfect

I've spent a portion of my week working on painting our bathroom and master closet.  I'm always amazed at what a little paint can do!  Not having done anything to either room since we moved in 18+ years ago it's been fun watching the rooms slowly transform. This week my features from last week's party all feature some fun ways to get creative using paint! And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!     Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home . We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light! The Posts with the most views from last week: Some of my favorites from last week: Easy DIY Copper Pumpkins by The House on Silverado I Made This Pretty Door Decor by Crafts A La Mode "Simply Joy" Upcycled Painted Christmas Purse by

My Grocery Top 3

I saw this "top 3" on someone's blog (I think Dara's Not in Jersey) and thought it was such a cute and fun idea for a blog post.  Then I saved it as a blank draft and never did anything with it!  So today I thought I'd answer my grocery top 3. Preferred Food Stores 1. Market Basket 2. Stop & Shop (the prices are high but our local store rarely has anyone inside) 3. BJ's  Least Preferred Food Stores 1. Walmart 2. Price Chopper 3. Aldi (Only because our local store is TINY) all images courtesy of Pixabay for this post Always on my Shopping List 1. Fresh fruit (strawberries, pineapple. grapes, and bananas) 2. Salad making supplies 3. Nonfat Greek Yogurt Rare Purchases 1. Cookies 2. Chips 3. Cereal Never on my Grocery Store List 1. Alcohol of any kind 2. Spicy foods 3. coffee/tea (unless we're hosting a party) Cereal Most Often Purchased We rarely buy cereal but the last three kinds bought were: 1. Raisin Bran 2. Cinnamon Toast Crunch 3. Pumpkin spice fros

Hiking Mt. Pemigewasset; New Hampshire Hike Day #2

 On our second day of our New Hampshire weekend getaway, my husband and I headed to the Flume Gorge parking lot to pick up the trail head for Mt. Pemigewasset.  We heard it was a moderate trail with stunning views at the top. We followed the bike trial out of the lot until we saw the trail head sign.  It was a relatively easy trail but I will admit that about 1/2 way up I found myself wishing we could just reach the summit already!  It was still a bit wet and slippery after all the rain during the night so it was slow going for us.  There is a bit of up and down and a few brooks to cross along the way.  The sun even made an appearance a time or two. Once we saw the change in trees we knew we were getting closet to the top!  It was chilly and windy at the top but the view were pretty.  We felt like the hike hadn't been that hard to get suck pretty views.  But we could immediately tell that fall foliage in New Hampshire was on it's way out with so many bare trees already! I was r

Fall Hiking in New Hampshire

 My husband and I spent a weekend at Loon Mountain this fall.  We enjoyed all the pretty fall foliage as well as enjoying some fall hiking.  We hiked for a good 5 miles.  It was drizzly and wet and quite foggy so we picked some of the lower, flatter trails to walk that rain along the Pemigewasset river.  We parked at The Basin and hiked ALL around. The view from the dining room window while we fueled up with a buffet breakfast.  With the fog already in place we knew any summit trails would not be worth the effort for zero views. a cute little waterfall right near the hotel parking lot.  We started out on the Basin Cascade trail but the river was running so high we could not cross it in either of the two places on the loop trail.  So our plans to hike that trail to the lake were thwarted... We went back to the actual Basin (for a third time having hiked from the basin to the first part of the river crossing then hiking back to the Basin to take the trail in the opposite direction). We h