Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. What could possibly be better than an entire day dedicated to thinking about and being grateful for all the blessings in our lives? We have lived here in Las Cruces for five years now, and this year I have been reflecting upon how thankful I am to be [...]
By Tiffany Etterling While the rest of the country was preparing for the first wave of winter storms, I spent most of this past weekend relaxing in the back yard, reading, and watching my kids play in the warm sun. I have to admit, I suffer from a severe, self-diagnosed fiction addiction. I know that [...]
by Bob Pofahl I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement lately. Like many Baby Boomers, I’m a workaholic because I love what I do. My kids like to joke that I will retire when I die. My father is about to turn 91 years old. When he retired at the age of 64, after working [...]
Did you know that Americans spend an average of 90 percent of their time indoors? According to international fitness coach, Tim Powers, over 95 percent of work was performed manually with human hands at the turn of twentieth century. Today, less than 3% of all labor is performed manually. Technology has increased productivity but caused [...]
There was a time not too long ago when bicycling was associated mostly with nerdy high school students and hyper-conscious environmentalists trying to save the planet. Thanks in part to Lance Armstrong, cycling has recently seen a huge surge in popularity. More importantly, many have come to learn the health benefits of cycling. Because of [...]
It’s summer here in Las Cruces, New Mexico. If there is one thing that I enjoy during the warm summer months, it’s an ice-cold glass of lemonade. Have you heard that some city governments have been shutting down front-yard lemonade stands? Well, I’ve been busy perfecting the art of making homemade lemonade in my own [...]
I’ve been thinking a lot about art lately since we’re getting ready to host the ‘Art of Garden Tour’ here at Picacho Mountain on September 18th, 2011. I’ll give you the details about the event in a bit. First, have you ever wanted to restore an old piece of furniture or artwork? When my wife [...]
You are invited to the 2011 Picacho Hills Art in the Garden Tour cosponsored by The Artists of Picacho Hills and the Picacho Hills Gardeners! For more information visit the Art in the Garden facebook page or Click here to download your invitation.
Forbes Magazine has once again ranked Las Cruces, NM as on of the top 20 small cities to live. Las Cruces ranks 14 on the Forbes 2011 “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” list. This is the forth time that Las Cruces has made the top twenty on this list. Forbes looked at small [...]
The dirty little secret about how well written and properly enforced HOA Covenants will protect your luxury home investment Do you remember what it was like to open a Christmas present as a child, only to find you received socks instead of the bike you were expecting? Sure, we’ve all been there! Sadly, you may [...]
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