Friday, July 1, 2022

Share the Wealth - Link up #22

 Happy July!! Summer is finally here - Between my asthma and a fractured disk, I've fallen so far behind on everything!! As my body is repairing, I'm trying to get caught up. I want to thank all of you who stuck with me in spite of my sporadic posting. I appreciate the support!! I'm working hard to get back on track - starting with getting this party started on time!

Today is National Creative Ice Cream flavors day!! After you've shared your great posts, leave a comment telling everyone what your creative flavor is!! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party

Monday, June 20, 2022

Share the Wealthy Link party #21

 I'M SO SORRY!! I completely dropped the ball. It seems my little brain doesn't handle too many things at once!! But! My back is finally getting better and I have more energy. And it looks like summer might even stop by for a visit this week.

So what are you up to? What projects do you have planned this season? Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Preserved Lemons

 I really enjoy cooking foods from different cultures. As I've experimented with flavors, I've found many of the Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes are versatile and delicious. And I discovered I love preserved lemons. You can use them on vegetables, in casseroles, rice, even some meat dishes. I even eat a piece from time to time as a snack. 



You can purchase them at many middle eastern grocery stores, or you can simply make them yourself. They are super easy!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Share the Wealth Linky #20

 It's been slow going for me. After the asthma I've been nursing a compression fracture in my back from the major coughing I had. Yikes - I can't wait to get back out into my garden and finish the front planter, weeding and pruning. And then finding more plants!! 

So what are you up to? What projects do you have planned this season? Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The Garden Faire

The first weekend of May was the annual Garden Faire. I learned about it the year before covid and then they stopped having it - so this was my first year!

I was going to post my awesome finds, but a horrendous bout with asthma put me a wee bit behind - But here it is now!

It was a bit rainy, but I got lucky. The big downpour started just as I was leaving. I brought my trusty gorilla cart and waited in the long line. 

Sunday, May 22, 2022

So Begins Another Year in the Garden

 I love this time of year. I love getting my hands dirty (and everything else), planting and tending to the garden. And later enjoying the bounty that nature has to offer. 


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Share the Wealth Linky #19

 First - let me apologize for not visiting all the posts. I have been pretty sick trying to get some nasty asthma under control. I do so appreciate everyone who took the time to share their great ideas!! I look forward to finding some new things to this time!! 

The garden faire was wonderful! I'll be posting what I bought and what I did with it towards the end of the week. It's been very slow going. 

So what are you up to? What projects do you have planned this season? Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Share the Wealth Linky #18

 Yeah!! The weather is wet but the temperatures are coming up. All my seedlings are nearly completely hardened off and the veggie bed will go in next week (watch for the post). And tomorrow is the big Spring Garden Faire at the fair grounds - over 100 vendors! I'll be there!!

So what are you up to? What projects do you have planned this season? Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Is it Finally Spring?

 Boy has the weather been crazy. We made record snowfall in Oregon for April this year. We don't get snow in April!! The last two years my garden has been in by this time, but not this year. 

Finally things are starting to change. It's been sunny and fairly warm the last few days and promises to continue - however with plenty of rain. 

Just to get my spring energy flowing, I did a little work outside. 


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

It's a Party Party!! Check it out!

 Do you host a blog party or two? As a fellow blogger I know how hard it can be to promote a party - and to find new ones to share content. I thought it would be fun to have folks share links to their parties - I'll promote on facebook and pintrest and we can all support each other in our efforts. 



I'm hoping to do it every week - but I'd really like your feedback and thoughts. So - here we go! Let's party parties!

Thank you for playing along!

And now it's your turn!


Note: By linking up you are giving My Big Fat Menopausal Life permission to use your posts as future features on the blog. And thank you!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Share the Wealth - Link up #17

 Well, spring WAS in the air! Oregon broke records this week for the latest snow fall on the Willamette Valley floor! We didn't get the snow at my house, but we got the freeze and hail - and my seedlings wait to be planted. 

How about you? Is your spring going well? Crazy weather is a great time to do some crafting or cooking! Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

FREE - Downloadable Screen Saver

 Just use the right click button, save photo. Then load it in your settings!




Here is one of the parties I share to:
Homestead Blog Hop

Friday, April 1, 2022

Share the Wealth Linky #16

 Spring is in the air. I have daffodils and tulips all over the place and I'm getting ready to put all my vegetable seedlings into the ground. I love spring. I love the freshness and the colors and the promise of good things to come. And I love to decorate and enjoy the fresh flavors. 

How about you? Is spring nudging you to grow and create? Great! Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party. 

Monday, March 28, 2022

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

I love the look of rustic and natural. Easter eggs dyed with vegetables and spices have a muted color - and occasionally marbled. Sometimes you get exactly the color you were going for and sometimes you get surprised. Either way, its fun to do and the eggs come out beautiful!


The color egg you start with will effect the color you end up with. Brown eggs give a more muted look while white eggs are brighter. 

Want to try it yourself? Keep reading and I'll explain how I did it.



Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Share the Wealth Link up #15

 Can you believe it's the middle of March already? I can't! It seems like I was just watching the snow fall and dreaming of Spring. And here we are! I'm loving all the blooms and sun. How about you? What do you like about this time of year? 

Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party. 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Bathroom Refresh on a Budget

 Our bathroom was old, outdated, and I was tired of it. But I also had a tight budget. Our water has a really high iron content, so everything turns yellow over time - and our bathtub was nasty. Redoing the floor was way out of our budget, as was replacing the iron stained tub and a few other things. So I went on a quest to find alternatives. 




Friday, March 4, 2022

Share the Wealth Link Party #14

  As I was laying in bed this morning, contemplating getting up, I realized today is March 4 - I forgot to post on the 1st. How does retirement get so busy?

Well here we are now and let's party!

Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party. 

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Beach Reset

 Life gets busy sometimes. And overwhelming. Our modern lives have so many things going at once, it's hard to stay on top of it all. And it wears you out. 

Enter the beach reset. My sister and I went to the coast for four glorious days of play. We stayed in a wonderful room with a balcony that faced the ocean. A little fireplace - a glass of wine. Let the reset begin.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Share the Wealth linky #13

 Is it February 15th already? Where does the time go? I've been busy doing some pre-spring clean up in my yard. What have you been doing? Are you ready for Spring?

Well let's party!

Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party. 

Monday, February 14, 2022

Getting a Jump on Spring - Starting your Vegetable Garden Indoors

 We've had such beautiful weather this last week. It feels like spring - but I know it's just teasing me! I'm ready to start planting my garden. I've started my seeds indoors to plant outside after the danger of frost has past. Here is the process I used to get things going. 



Friday, February 11, 2022

I Don't have a Bucket List - And here's why...

 I do not have a bucket list. Although I have been a list maker all my life and a bucket list is simply another list. The difference is the to do list is far more likely to be completed than the bucket list. 

When I make my to do lists, I often put far too many items on the list than I can every complete in a day or a week. And at the end of the day when I don't have everything crossed off, I am disappointed in myself for not getting more done. The fact that I've done 14 of 20 is of no consequence. 

Monday, February 7, 2022

We Only have So Much Time - Can I Change my Annual Word?

 Back in January I wrote a post about my annual word and why I choose one. I chose kindness - 

But over the last month I've been thinking a lot about death and dying. I'm not afraid - I am simply so happy in the life I've been blessed with, I don't want to leave it or forget it. And that brought me to really pondering what happens when we die. An existential crisis of sorts.



Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Share the Wealth Link up #12

Whoops!! I missed the first! Things just seem to have gotten really busy around here! I'm so ready for spring. How about you? What are your spring weather plans? And are you ready for Valentine's day?

Well let's party!

Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party. 

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Share the Wealth - Link up #11

Yeah!! I got a new computer and can actually work again! Thank you all for your patience. And it's time for a new party! We're half way through January and heading into Valentine country - Are you ready? 

Well let's party!

Come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Starting Bulbs Indoors

 On these long winter days we've been having, it's nice to have a little something in the house to remind you that Spring is coming. 


I love the fragrance of paperwhite narcissus, so I started a few bulbs. They are beautifully flowering by my kitchen sink!

Sunday, January 2, 2022

The Word for 2022

 For the last ten years I've chosen a word to focus on each year. At the end of the year, I reflect on what has happened in my life and how the word played into the year.


Share the Wealth - Link up #10

First let me apologize for not visiting the posts!! I'm having some serious computer issues - one has a dead keyboard and now won't even recognize the wireless keyboard - and the one I'm using has some corrupt files so sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't! Looking at new ones now. Until that new one gets here, please bear with me! 

And now - onto the the party! The holidays are over and the new year has begun. We've had some wild weather, so I have been working indoors - cleaning and planning my spring garden! 

What have you been doing? Many of us are stuck indoors and need some ideas!

So come on in, share your creative posts - cooking, crafts, gardening, journaling - anything that can spur those creative juices! 

On the first and 15th every month a new party will start and run until the day before the next one is to start (14th and last day of the month). 

Please remember to share something you did not share at the last party. 

Saturday, January 1, 2022

12th Night

 Tonight is 12th night. It is a celebration of all the godesses and gods. A meal of ham or pork is served. The mead is broken open and a pot of wassail is put on the fire. 


It is also a time for beginnings and endings.