Dear Sprouts, I have to tell you, though it’s been days since our trip down to Sprouts in Modesto I am still very upset. I checked your website and NOWHERE could I find any information that you require shoppers to wear a mask. We drove all the way from Twain Harte to visit your store. Had we known about masks being required even for those with health conditions that prevent wearing face coverings we never would have made the trip. I just want to point a few things out to you…

Don’t you ever wonder how Walmart’s low prices and low wages translates into billions of dollars in profits? Every time you shop at their stores, you are making a decision, a vote of confidence in your food.  You are what you eat, it sustains us and makes us healthy or sick. View image | […]

Complaints shouldn’t be the only feedback you provide a company. When you receive extraordinary service or someone goes above and beyond to help you, say so.

Then on July 31, 2014, I received an email from PayPal that my account was charged $55.46 – and there was no order email from DoubleDay. I contacted DoubleDay Large Print regarding the charge and they informed me it was for the book “Top-Secret Twenty One” / Mr. Mercedes”.

The bottom line is you do what you can with what you’ve got to work with. You have to start somewhere or end up in the hospital. That’s really the only choice you have, as I see it.

We went to Walmart the other day to do our regular grocery shopping and we went to get an electric cart, they were all dead. My mom has had open heart surgery done and it is hard for her to walk that distance.

I picked up a couple of SilPat Non-Stick Baking Mats (11-5/8-Inch x 16-1/2-Inch) and I am so glad I bought two. These mats are great, nothing sticks to it and the mat stays in place. I love that it saves me on parchment paper.

We bought two Dr. Heater USA units. We thought it was a good deal since they were half the price of Eden Pure. About 6-months after we purchased the units, one of them started acting up. It just wouldn’t stay on and every once in while it would get really loud.

Have you noticed what passes for programming these days? This is getting ridiculous the have the audacity to charge for Cable Television, then that want to sell us something. We’ve got Intervention: Do you have a family member who is hooked on drugs? Call and get help. They supply not only the therapist but the drug […]

Our family firmly believes in buying local and for most of the year we do. We know where to shop to stretch our money as far as we can and still eat good wholesome food. We would love to be able to say that we buy only organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables, but we can’t. We’ve been forced to cut back on the luxury of being able to eat healthy, nutritious foods and are forced to succumb to eating some GMO foods.

Costco offers an incredible deal on zt Systems intel Core i7, sporting 12GB of memory and a 2.0 TB hard drive. The system is dual monitor capable, out of the box. On the surface, the system appears to deliver on all levels: The ZT Affinity 7625Mi Desktop PC features the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2600 […]

If you are out enjoying yourself, really enjoying yourself this weekend, consider yourself blessed. We didn’t even make it to the “holiday” part of the weekend before disaster struck and and shattered our dreams of spending the holiday with our family. [Read about it here.] Almost everyone I know is having a rough time this […]

I must admit as I sit here writing that I’m heartbroken over officially being kicked out of’s affiliate program today. Governor Jerry Brown, in his infinite wisdom, has declared war, not only on but on mom and pop businesses as a whole. I’d like to know where Gov. Brown got his economics degree? […]

I have a couple of granddaughters that I like to buy clothes for. Okay, I’ll tell the truth, I love buying clothes for all the kids. As a parent and grandparent it gives me a sense of joy to see well groomed children with clean smiling faces. I’m sure you’ve noticed your own children, strutting […]