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Here for some puppy cuteness? Meet Olive and Bernadette.

We love our woolly bullies...even when they flooded our house!

My Funny Sleep Study Experience

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A lifelong, chronic insomniac , I recently completed an overnight sleep study at the DaVita Medical Group New Mexico Center for Sleep Medicine. Beforehand, I wondered what happens during a sleep study .  My expectations were low - a lifetime of sleeplessness will do that to you - but I liked the idea of being able to officially rule out certain sleep conditions, such as sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, once and for all. Plus, whenever I complain about Sexy Nerd's snoring, he's all too quick to point out that I snore as well. Spoiler alert - the polysomnogram found that I do NOT snore. Take that, Sexy Nerd! What To Expect During a Sleep Study With all those wires and gizmos, they ought to call it a NO Sleep Study.  I arrived at the sleep clinic around 7 pm and was escorted to a private bedroom. Told to change into my pajamas, the nurse quickly added that I must do that in the bathroom with the door closed, as the bedroom is constantly monitored by cameras. It

Decorating Ideas and Dream Home Inspiration

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10 Most Popular Home Posts  If you only read 10 interior design posts on my site, make it these: 1.  Stucco, Tile, and Maybe a Roof. Oh, and a Tractor! 2. Luxury Home Tour in Santa Fe, NM 3. Party Ideas from Your Antisocial Hostess With the Mostest 4. Kitchen and Dining Room Remodel - Before & After 5. 3 Bathroom Styles, 1 House 6. 6 Ways to Get Luxury Lighting on a Budget 7. Our $5,000 Master Bathroom Remodel 8. The Great Wallpaper Mural (In)Decision 9. 15 Decorating Ideas from the Summit County Parade of Homes 10.  Hilariously Bad Real Estate Photos - What NOT To Do When Selling Your House Decorating Ideas From Our New Home We love living in the New Mexico mountains. 1. White Kitchen with Brick Backsplash 2. Fun Powder Room in Spring 3. Rustic Holiday Decor 4. Kitchen with White Cabinets and Red Brick 5. Hallway Bathroom Reveal - Reclaimed Alligator Juniper Vanity 6. Overbudget? LOL 7. 3 Bathroom Styles, 1 House  (Rustic, Spa, and Glamorous)

Street Rod Nationals Photos

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SN has been restoring a '73 Corvette, which spent decades outside in rusty pieces prior to coming into our possession. I'm not a fan, as this car has been "almost done" for 2 years. It is affectionately (not-so-affectionately, if you ask me) known as 'Money Pit'.  Our neighbors may have spotted us stranded near The Triangle grocery store recently. Despite my pleas to take our Chevy Volt instead (think of the gas savings, SN!), we took the Corvette to brunch at Greenside Cafe. I'm sure everyone who was enjoying a quiet Sunday morning stroll through our mountain community just loooved hearing the roar of the engine.  We dined on huevos rancheros chicken-fried steak and something called a 'hen grenade,' which involves freshly prepared hollandaise sauce ( photos of our meal here - so good), then returned to the Corvette to discover we were locked out.  The keys that had worked to get there no longer worked. Money Pit is a real jerk. It was especially

Does This Mean We're Divorced?

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*For part 2 of this repost, please click here . This morning, I awoke to the sound of something hitting the tile floor in the bathroom, followed by "OH NO!" When I went to investigate, I found Sexy Nerd with his arm underneath the vanity, attempting to retrieve whatever it was he had dropped. It was his tungsten carbide wedding band. Now, who here knows what happens when you drop your tungsten carbide ring on your porcelain tile floor at just the right angle? Oh no, indeed, Sexy Nerd! *Update* I just noticed that Google has put an ad for "Tungsten Forever" wedding bands at the bottom of my blog. Oops! If only they knew... *For part 2 of this repost, please Click Here . It will make you say 'AWWWW!' Unless your heart is as cold as tungsten carbide, I suppose.

Beer + Pizza = Heaven(ly Village)

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It's time for the 2021 Fall Ale Fest, now named the Fall Ale Fest and Wing Cook-Off in the Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe.  Event Details: 9/18/21 from 1 pm - 5 pm; admission is $30 per person Lake Tahoe Heavenly Village: 2021 Fall Ale Fest and Wing Cook-Off  The inaugural Fall Ale Fest was a rave success.  Heavenly Village  offered something for everyone, including shops and activities for that important time between sampling and driving home.  2019 Review Be sure to check out Part One of this post, Have You Ever Attended a 'Vertical' Progressive Meal? I want to start with a quick story. My husband and I attended a wine festival in the morning and a beer festival in the afternoon. The next day, we were walking down the hallway at our hotel and both spotted something on the floor up ahead. It was a pair of shorts. "Those are your shorts," he said. Yes, they were. I quickly gathered my discarded shorts from the communal space and returned them to our room. I may hav