Tips for the (Amazing) Carlsbad Caverns

Remember the photos of caves you used to see in elementary school books? There were pictures of stalactites and stalagmites that looked fantastical. I never saw them in person but trusted that they existed somewhere in the world because my book told me so. Where exactly that location was, I couldn’t tell you. But, let me tell you (because now I know): it’s in southern of New Mexico! There’s a GIGANTIC cave system there called the Carlsbad Caverns. And it’s amazing. No, I take that back. Not amazing— it’s a positively spectacular, awe-inspiring, magnificent, jaw-dropping cave of wonders in the…

The Pioneer Woman Mercantile

Starting about two years ago, exactly like clockwork, I would turn on Food Network at the start of my working-from-home 1pm lunch hour (I like lunching late) because The Pioneer Woman was on. Ree uses so much butter and sugar, how can her recipes not be enticing! I love baked goods so much and her show just called my name. Every day at 1pm it called my name. Since Brian works from home too, he would often overhear the show whether he wanted to or not (more often not). When we decided to drive through Oklahoma on our road trip, Brian suggested…