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Natural Plants for High Desert Garden...

Natural Plants for High Desert Gardens

Native plants for high desert gardening includes shrubs that attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds; evergreens that make nice privacy fences; and trees for shade. Common ones include: Shrubs Chuparosa Desert Bird of Paradise Desert Lavender Desert Sage Western Redbud Trees California Juniper (good for birds and mammals and makes good fuel wood) Catclaw Acacia (has […]

October Events in the High Desert

October Events in the High Desert

Fall finally arrived, and Victorville is starting it off with a festival called Celebrating the Spice of Life. It’s Saturday, October 3, from 10:00 am ’til 4 pm at the Victorville Civic Center. Admission, parking, and kids’ activities are free. Western and country music enthusiasts, you’ll like the Mojave River Trail Days. That’s going on Saturday, October […]

R/C Glider Aircraft Fun Near Wrightwo...

R/C Glider Aircraft Fun Near Wrightwood

Living in So Cal’s High Desert has its benefits – like being at the mountains in less than an hour. Skiing is a common winter sport that draws tourists to nearby Wrightwood, but there are other fun activities in the mountain village to consider throughout the year. Take, for instance, radio control glider flying is […]

Temecula Wine Country for Outdoor Wed...

Temecula Wine Country for Outdoor Weddings

  Live in the high desert and looking for the perfect outdoor place to plan your wedding? Temecula wine country is incredibly beautiful. It only takes an hour and a half to get there which makes it convenient for guests to travel to the wedding and back home in a day. Family and friends from […]

Joshua Tree National Park Day Trip


Looking for a place in the high desert to take your family on a day trip? Visit Joshua Tree National Park. The park is beautiful and worth taking a day to visit. Overnight camping is available. Pack a lunch. There are plenty of picnic tables with nature’s beauty and quiet to enjoy while you eat. […]

My Favorite Salads In a Jar

Salad in a Jar is a simple solution to a healthy lunch

Last week, I shared how making salads in a jar has helped to simplify my mornings and ensure that I take a healthy and nutritious lunch with me when I leave for work in the morning.  I really am in love with salads in a jar because the possibilities are endless.  I grab the jar, […]

The Myth That Blogging is Dead, Again...

Your business can rely on Blogging

It’s like that mythic story that returns every 50, 100, 300 years. A legendary tale of caution and fearful warning. Why would someone today keep perpetuating the idea that blogging is dead? There it is again. And today, blogging is stronger, more businesses are employing the strategy, and the number of them in general has […]

Blogging and Fit

Blogging on a Schedule Helps Maintain a Regular Readership

How in the world does a blogger get fit since writing blog posts requires sitting? Work out at the gym for an hour every day? That’s an option. So is walking, running, and swimming. But have you ever thought of simple ways like gardening? How about washing the dishes, sweeping and mopping the floors – […]

High Desert Fall Flowers and Pumpkins

Autumn Basket Giveaway by High Desert Bloggers

Autumn begins September 23, only five days away. High desert temperatures will start lowering, morning air will be crisp, and nights will be chilly. It’s a refreshing season. Fall is my favorite season. Days are cooler for one thing. Leaves change colors, and gardening becomes more enjoyable because the days aren’t so hot. Gardeners plant […]

Simplifying a Healthy Lunch

Salad in a Jar is a simple solution to a healthy lunch

For those of us who work outside of our homes, sometimes the morning challenge of putting together something to take to work  for lunch is nearly impossible.  Working mom’s who struggle with making sure their kids get out the door with everything they need often find that they took care of everyone’s needs except for […]


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