March 2016

Hiking Colorado In Springtime

Stretching Our Legs After A Long Winter

Recently, my hubby and I have been trying to get out and take advantage of all the nearby hiking. Colorado probably has enough trails to keep us busy for a millennia, which is fine because it’s so beautiful!  Heil Valley Ranch suited our fancy on this particular day. We were enjoying ourselves so much that we didn’t want to stop, but after nine miles, we did.  The perfect way to end the afternoon was to quench our thirst at a local brewery, and there are plenty of those around here!  Get out and take advantage of the natural beauty near you. It’s a great way to get in shape for summer and an inexpensive way to enjoy an afternoon.  Where are you hiking these days?

Growing Fresh Herbs: A Simple, Frugal Way To Boost Flavor

Dill grown in a window sill

Fresh herbs are a win

Save Money, Add Flavor; Grow Your Own Fresh Herbs

Have you ever purchased fresh herbs from the grocery store and winced when you saw the price?  If you’re cheap frugal like me, it is just painful to pay $3 or more for a tiny package of dill or thyme.  Herbs are fool-proof to grow.  Seriously, anyone can grow them, with or without a green thumb.  You can either buy a small plant or start from seeds.  Both are simple and economical.