DIY Zen Garden

DIY Zen Garden

Β – For the idle handed fidgetersΒ in your life –


So, my husband always has to be fiddling with something…anything πŸ™„

He is also always getting in trouble for it 😏

Whether playing with the sugar dish, pulling plant leaves, rattling a glass… you get the idea and it gets even worse when he is on the phone 😏

So, to remedy that, I decided to try to make him a cactus sand/zen garden, that is especially made for him and him alone.

Something he can play with as much as he wants, without getting in trouble for it 😜



So, to begin with, get yourself a cactus, or three 😜 Continue reading “DIY Zen Garden”

Jem Moment – You’re A Jem

Ok, so it seems like you all are the kind of crowd that responds to pushy encouragement, because did you ever make an effort to like AND comment on my post about what is in store for Jemstory moving forward!!


It may seem small to you, but letting me know your thoughts about what I spent time putting together, to hopefully bring a smile or even slightly amused raised brow to you, brings a huge smile to me! (Inside my head that is, as I’m not one to broadcast happiness in external ways, unless it’s because of something childish) πŸ˜πŸ’•

Because of that effort and a very wise readers suggestion (you know who you are πŸ˜‰)  it’s giveaway time πŸ˜ŽπŸŽ‰πŸ›

Continue reading “Jem Moment – You’re A Jem”

Intermediate Level Adventuring

Wednesday Sept 13th –

We, the parents and one set of siblings headed to Sedona, where Devils Bridge was the main motivation for going there.

After some lengthy traffic delays, we finally arrived at the start of the trail and off we went.



Mike said flip-flops would be fine for the hike and they were, minus the powdery red sand that then coated my feet πŸ˜©πŸ˜–

We trekked in 3.5 kilometres, enjoying seeing green around us, opposed to the desert browns that had been filling our systems for the last week 😜



By the last bit of the hike, I was getting a little out of breath but I blame the minute amount of elevation, which for a prairie girl, is a lot πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

When we finally got to the bridge itself, the winds picked up, rain began falling and dark clouds gathered overhead and all around.

As I have no clue when, or where, monsoons hit in Arizona, all the stories of their treachery were immediately reeling through my mind.



All rules of what to do if caught in a monsoon? Non existent πŸ’πŸ»πŸ˜œ Continue reading “Intermediate Level Adventuring”

Transplanting Our Plants… And Our Lives

Friday April 7th –

(Sorry for the long post, trying to play catch up on all the days missed 😬)

Mike had to go into town right away to pick up our shipment of crates and the gate (brought all the way from Malta).
He had to leave for that by 9:30 am and I planned to go with him if I was awake but if not he’d just let me sleep.

I slept πŸ˜‹

Waking up, I cautiously reached for my phone to check the time and while reaching looked to see if Mike was still sleeping.
He was gone 😜

I hadn’t heard him leave, at all 😬

I made it upstairs and a cup of coffee was soon placed in my hands by Mom, who explained Mike had left not long before.

We sipped our coffee and chatted, having more brain power available than the night before πŸ˜‰

Mom suggested a walk pretty quickly and I shouldn’t have been surprised 😏
It was +20 out though, so I was happy to accompany her and we went for a 5 km speed walk to the mail, having Mike pick us up on his way back from town.

The crates and gate had made it in one piece and everything seemed to be in good shape so we were happy for that and after unloading them in the garage, I decided to sit outside and enjoy the sun/maybe nap.

Not long into the sit, my cat Rolo joined me, soaking up any attention I was willing to give her, as I soaked up the sun.
Mom decided to join us and after too long in the uncomfortable lawn chairs she suggested we try laying on the trampoline.
A blanket was fetched and we laid out in the wonderfully hot weather for some of the afternoon.

Mike had found the cactuses and they were a tad disheveled looking so he took the time to take them outside, clean them off and replant them.

Telling me they all went in one pot because they were friends now and they told him they wanted to be together πŸ˜‹πŸ’• Continue reading “Transplanting Our Plants… And Our Lives”

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