Booking Travel Plans without wasting time or money

Are you tired of searching every site out there to find the lowest rates on accommodations?  I was.  Booking a vacation shouldn’t stress you out.  You are going on a vacation to get away from stress.  I finally found a site that searches everywhere to find me the lowest rates at hotels, condos and resorts […]

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Grape Jelly

How to make jelly from wild Mustang Grapes. or more appropriately (Pictures to go along with the Sure Jell directions)  Seriously people, don’t reinvent the wheel.  The sure jell people know how to do this.  It’s sort of their job. First, don’t eat them.  The skins are bitter and they have seeds.  When we were […]

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How do We do it?

This is the question I get asked most, hands down.  How do you travel so much?   There are more ways to arrange travel than there are places to go!  But these are a few of the things that have worked for us. Accomodations We bought a time share.  Wait.  Before you start, realize that […]

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Aruba, One Happy Island

Usually when we go to Aruba, it is just a few of us at a time.  This time, we took a lot of extended family and it was definitely a different experience for us.  Most of us met in Austin and got a connecting flight from Houston with Southwest Airlines.  The flight from Houston to […]

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Change of Plans

Hubby is retiring in exactly one month. It’s exciting.  It’s terrifying.  It’s overwhelming. We are going through massive changes in our lives and I am not one to deal well with change.  But today, we made a decision that I feel good about.  It totally changes our plans.  No more log cabin.  Instead, we put […]

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Lincoln, New Hampshire

We decided to take a quick trip to New Hampshire, just the two of us, for the husband’s birthday.  It was really good getting away for a few days, just the two of us.  I have not traveled up north much so I was really surprised by how incredibly beautiful it was.  It reminded me […]

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Cooking tamales in a pressure cooker

I did it.  I succumbed to the peer pressure. I bought a pressure cooker.  We don’t do anything half assed, so we bought a giant 10 quart so we can feed our herd. First, we used it to make the pork roast for our tamales.  Because it’s Christmas eve, and tamales.  It’s tradition and shit. […]

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