The Table

By: calpoppy, 4:15 PM GMT on September 19, 2014

I know you have all been waiting to see the finished project ☺ Well here it is, the table!

I found the plans on the Internet (of course) it is called the X-console. It seems to be very popular, a simple design that actually came from the Pottery Barn. For our first piece simple is the way to go.

The wood is Home Depot, LOL! Doug fir 2 x 6 and 2 x4’s plus pine furring strips 2 x 2 and pine shelving 1 ...

Updated: 3:38 PM GMT on September 23, 2014


By: calpoppy, 10:02 PM GMT on August 13, 2014

Since I have been retired I have more time to do some DIY (Do It Yourself) projects So I thought I

would dedicate this blog to the DIY projects!

I started with making my own facial moisturizer and facial scrub. Both were very simple and in the long run will be MUCH cheaper then if I buy it already made.

Here is the recipe for the moisturizer

The facial scrub is so easy. 1/2 cup...

Updated: 5:08 PM GMT on August 31, 2014

Desert Watering Hole

By: calpoppy, 5:48 PM GMT on July 13, 2014

Each late afternoon we step out to our patio to enjoy the wildlife, each other and a glass of wine or beer. Here is what we see at our desert watering hole.

The mohawk dude!

Strange birds ;)

Cute birds, fledgling Scrub Jays

Mom or dad Scrub Jay

A Shorts look a like (if you all remember her) White Tailed Antelope Valley Ground Squirrel, Phew...

Updated: 4:34 PM GMT on July 14, 2014

The Hike

By: calpoppy, 4:14 PM GMT on June 25, 2014

We have been up to Green Lake many times before. The last time we were in some very deep snow! Made the hike twice as hard, but always worth it to get to the lake and it's amazing scenery. This year I wanted to also go to East Lake, so that made the hike a bit longer, really a lot longer, LOL! So here is the hike in pictures!

Getting closer to that mountain!

Rest stop, we have made some headway!

Updated: 7:43 PM GMT on June 26, 2014

Photo Challenge #33

By: calpoppy, 1:48 PM GMT on June 11, 2014

We headed up to the Eastern Sierra Nevada to camp in the Minnie for a few days and had the most wonderful time!! We have camped in this area many, many times but never with our pups or in the Minnie.

Sierra Nevada is Spanish and means snowy or snow capped mountains. This range of mountains has the highest peak in the lower 48, Mt. Whitney. We headed up past Mt. Whitney toward the town of Bridgeport and then headed up a dirt road...

Updated: 9:56 PM GMT on June 19, 2014

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