A New Thing…A Hair Date(!)

Ready for Some Fun??? A Hair Date Can Be Just the Thing for Some Oomph and Silliness. And Magic. Things One Needs for a Hair Date… 1. a Fabulous Hair Dresser…knowledgeable, reliable, fun. 2. a Willing Hair Partner…trusting, adventurous, fun. 3. a Saturday Morning…free and ready for fun. Together.  Side by Side.  Cut and Color. […]

Raising A New Age Princess. A Business Letter. A Slimy Experiment(!)

Slime.  An Engaging Substance. Creepy to My Mind.  Enchanting to Kids. The DIY Recipe is a Goopy Mess. Instructions Add glue to mixing bowl. Add water to glue and stir to combine. Sprinkle baking soda into mixture and stir to combine. Add food coloring and glitter as desired. Add saline solution and stir quickly to […]

Romancing the Food

“I have discovered that there is romance in food when romance has disappeared from everywhere else.  And as long as my digestion holds out, I will follow romance.” Ernest Hemingway. What Goes Into Your Best Meal Ever? Is It Really All About the Food?  Or is it Something More? Perhaps it’s as Hemingway says, Romance […]

A Brick Date can be in Your Future

Weekends Wiz By. Filled with Errands and Cleaning.  Shopping and Laundry. Blink Twice and We’re Back to Monday. But Sometimes We Make Time for a Weekend Date.  A Date with Attitude. A Date with a Little Brick Work.  To Create a New Brick Walk. On Friday Night, We Design the Walk. Estimate the Size and […]

The Magical Tip for Effortless Travel(!)

Simple.  Two Words. START EARLY. We are a Family of 4.  With School-Age Kids.  Full-Time Working Parents. Travel for Us is When Everyone is Free to Travel. So to Beat the Crowds and Get the Most of the Vacation Time…. YES, START EARLY. 4:30AM Early.  On the Airport Parking Bus to the Airport. 6AM.  Flight […]

Why Disney? Why Indeed!

Disneyland.  California. Outrageously Expensive.  Crowded. Miles of Walking.  Endless Hours of Waiting. Silliness.  Goofiness. Winding Lines.  70 Minute Waits. 2.5 Minute Attractions. $6 Hot Dog. $10 Bag of Carmel Corn. $92 Lunch with Show for Everyone over 7. Why Disney? Because It is the Perfect Backdrop for Magic. Together with the People You Love. Experiencing […]

Hollywood in Albuquerque. An “Eye-Spy” Adventure

Hollywood is Back. A New Mega-Blockbuster Movie is Being Filmed in My Neighborhood. Eye-Spy.   Here’s the Scoop. An Early Morning Drive to Work and School.  Downtown Albuquerque 8AM. Movie Trucks Line the Streets.  Streets and Alleys are Barricaded.   I Roll Down the Car Window and Yell Across a Vacant Lot to a Film […]

12 Tips To Glide Through Disney. Gliding is Good!

According to the Experts, the Worst Time to Visit Disney is Easter/Spring Break. Crowds at Every Turn.  Lines that Go On Forever. So When Spring Break and Easter Collide, Avoid Disney.  Stay Home. Enjoy Beautiful Pinky Sunsets.  At Home. Or Not. Sometimes You Just Need to Get Out of Dodge.  If Only for a Few […]

Blowing Through to Spring

College Basketball as Background Noise. Howling Winds Swirling Spring Blossoms on the Trees. It’s March. You Need a Place to Eat that is Local and Fun.  Not Fast Food.  Not a Chain. Do You Have a Restaurant that Fits the Bill in Your Neck of the Woods? We Do.  And it has Served Hollywood, Presidents […]

Choo Choo Blues. Costco Travel High.

We’ve had a long haul.  Sickness.  Sadness.  Being Scared. And Staying Close to Home and Hospital. But Now We’re On the Upswing and Time for a Break.  Spring Break. Time to Get Out of Here.  We Need Happy and Plenty of It. Yes, Many Would Poo Poo the Destination Choice…But We’re Going to Disneyland(!)   […]