Ann's Blog

There was a period in my life when I went skiing in Colorado twice a year. It was fun and the scenery was incredible. And now, often times after a big snow here, my mind flashes back to those days of sitting on top of a mountain after a full morning of skiing, enjoying a glass...
I have the world’s worst handwriting. Even I have a hard time reading it. However, I still prefer to jot things down on paper as opposed to typing them. I actually retain the information more readily after writing it. And, apparently that’s just one perk we receive when we write...
With Valentine's Day coming up, I just wanted to make sure you don't let anything get in the way of a romantic evening - even forgetting the wine opener! Here's a video to show you how!
Imagine getting the spiders and their webs out of your house using a submachine gun. Yeah, I was in the kitchen making chili Sunday when I heard six year old, Chase, yell, “I’m getting the spiders and webs down”. He was shooting them down with the foam darts from his toy...
I met a really nice man this week. No … not like that … He’s almost 90 and had just moved into a retirement community. Why was I there? Because my daughter was in charge of a group of people responsible for moving, Charlie, out of a three bedroom house with a full basement …...
Whether you’re busy weeding the garden or sitting on the deck, nothing disturbs the calm serenity faster than a mosquito buzzing around your head. You can always spray an insect repellent but I prefer something more natural. How about adding some mosquito-repelling plants to...
About eighty-three percent of folks in the U.S. drink coffee. That means that we have a lot of coffee grounds to contend/play with. The good news is that we can re-use the grounds for a number of other things. Pest Repellant … Having trouble with ants? Trace the little bugs back...
OMG … I just saw Dr. Oz share this recipe for reducing the appearance of cellulite … The seaweed, in the recipe, stimulates circulation and flushes toxins, which helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite … Let’s try it! Ingredients 3 tbsp ground (powdered) seaweed 1/4 cup sea...
It’s so hard to stay on a diet when we’re stuck indoors most of the time. If you have the television on it’s even harder. Advertisers are always pushing sandwiches, cookies, and nachos we’re not hungry for until they show them to us. Most of us walk into our houses from the...